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Twins Ryan and Nell Stimpert lie in their baby boxes at home in Cleveland. The cardboard boxes are safe and portable places for the babies to sleep. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Father Of 2 Sons With Schizophrenia Talks Of His Struggle To Save Them

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Giving dads a task — in this case, reading — seemed to suit them better than the kind of parenting classes favored by moms. Maskot/Getty Images hide caption

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The American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines on when children should stay home are more liberal than those of many day care centers. Thanasis Zovoilis/Getty Images hide caption

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Screen Time Reality Check — For Kids And Parents

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(Left) Shana Steele with her three children. (Top) Vannessa Kamerschen with her daughter. (Bottom) David Meissner with his son. Courtesy of Shana Steele, Vannessa Kamerschen and David Meissner hide caption

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Poverty Wages For U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover

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Pam Rector (left) with her daughter Grace became a single mother by choice when she was ready to have a child. Liv Aannestad is expecting her first child in March through the same process, and like all expecting parents she has some questions. Courtesy of Pam Rector/Courtesy of Liv Aannestad hide caption

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Single Moms By Choice Don't Need To Do It Alone

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Pediatricians realize parents need strategies beyond "Put down that phone!" Jiangang Wang/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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No Snapchat In The Bedroom? An Online Tool To Manage Kids' Media Use

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