In general, researchers have found that kids understand the need for some rules, particularly safety rules like not hitting other children. But when it comes to parents dictating what a child should wear or who they should play with, many kids resist.
President Obama shakes hands at an event at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y., last September. An Obama initiative would have provided $12 billion to boost community college funding and increase graduation rates, but it got dropped from the health reconciliation bill.
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Shana Berenzweig holds Wills, a friend's son whom she babysits to make extra money while looking for a full-time job. Berenzweig graduated with a master's degree two years ago.
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