Parenting

This handout photo provided by his family shows 93-year-old Wake Sharp, center behind plexiglass, visiting with three other generations of his family for Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Fairfield, California. This setup, in which they talk by phone, has enabled the family to visit in person during the coronavirus pandemic. Sharp's son Dan Sharp, on the right, says, "I don't know who enjoys it more. My family and I – or dad." He paused then added, "Probably dad." Wake Sharp is a World War II veteran who worked for years as a vice president for the Montgomery Ward department store chain. (Courtesy of Dan Sharp via AP)
June 22, 2020 - 12:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Wake Sharp got to see his family on Father’s Day -- see them, not hug them, not kiss them, not even shake hands. Because of the terrible toll taken by the coronavirus on older people in nursing homes and other institutions, the 93-year-old Navy veteran and his loved ones had to stay...
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This 2019 photo shows Bouba Diemé with his wife, Désirée Allen, their 5-year-old son, Buraq Abdou, center, and twin 1-year-olds, Sembène Khalifa, held by Diemé, and Sankara Kokà. Diemé said the family’s isolation during lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has taught him to be more patient with his children. (Dieynaba Diemé via AP).
June 18, 2020 - 10:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rahul Gandhi's twin girls were born dangerously premature, with a slim chance they would have normal lives after barely surviving birth eight years ago. “They eventually came home and beat those odds,” said the 40-year-old father, who treasures the time he's had to discover new...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2020 file photo, Jessica Knutson and her daughter Abigail, 3, place flowers at a memorial to George Floyd in Minneapolis. After a week of riots and looting over the loss of George Floyd, the Minneapolis black man who died after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for more than eight minutes as he pleaded for air, parents are struggling to have the talk in this volatile moment, along with many others around race and racism. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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June 03, 2020 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As an African American parent, Cassandre Dunbar in Charlotte, North Carolina, always knew she and her husband would have “the talk” with their son, the one preparing him for interactions with law enforcement. But she never dreamed it would be necessary at 5 years old. “I thought the...
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In this Thursday, May 28, 2020 photo, Kerwin Robinson looks on as his wife, Emma Robinson, lifts their son Tristan, 2, while being photographed at their home in Shoreline, Wash. Emma, a pharmacist at a Seattle hospital, and Kerwin, a software technology manager, decided to keep their son in daycare during the coronavirus outbreak. Emma Robinson figured the daycare was no more risky than her job as an essential health care worker. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 31, 2020 - 11:23 am
SEATTLE (AP) — It’s the day care dilemma central to rebooting American life amid the coronavirus pandemic. With social distancing unlikely among babies and toddlers, parents of young children across the country are debating the health and safety risks inherent in child care centers, and weighing...
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May 28, 2020 - 1:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has admitted he’s found being a parent overwhelming at times and that the “life-changing” experience of having children brought back the trauma he experienced following the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Speaking during a new BBC documentary airing...
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In this photo taken Thursday April 30, 2020 Mathilde Manaud plays on a sofa with her children Mila, 7, and Andre, 3, in Paris. As France prepares to start letting public life resume after eight weeks, many parents are deeply torn over a question without a clear or conclusive answer: Should I send my child back to school? The French government is easing some of the closure and home-confinement orders it imposed March 17 to curb coronavirus infections, with businesses permitted to reopen, residents cleared to return to workplaces and schools welcoming some students again starting Monday. (AP Photo/Oleg Cetinic)
May 10, 2020 - 3:47 am
PARIS (AP) — As France prepares to start letting public life resume after eight weeks under a coronavirus lockdown, many parents are deeply torn over a question without a clear or correct answer: Should I send my child back to school? The French government is easing some of the closure and home-...
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FILE -In this Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, centre left, kisses his partner Carrie Symonds at the Conservative Party Conference, in Manchester, England. Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of their baby. Johnson″s office said Wednesday, April 29, 2020 that Symonds had given birth to a “healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning” and both mother and baby are doing well. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP, File)
May 02, 2020 - 10:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson and fiancee Carrie Symonds have named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson in honor of their grandfathers and doctors who saved the U.K. leader’s life when he was hospitalized with COVID-19. Symonds made the announcement on her Instagram page...
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FILE - In this Jan 21, 2018 file photo, Goldie Hawn, left, and her daughter Kate Hudson arrive at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Three generations will grace the cover of People magazine for the first time in its 30-year history. Goldie Hawn, her daughter Kate Hudson and granddaughter Rani Rose Fujikawa will appear on the cover of People’s “Beautiful Issue,” which will be released Friday. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 21, 2020 - 8:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three generations will grace the cover of People magazine’s 30th anniversary “Beauty Issue.” Goldie Hawn, her daughter Kate Hudson and granddaughter Rani Rose Fujikawa will appear on the cover of the issue, which will be released Friday. It’s the first time three generations will...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, people carry the body of a victim who died after being infected with the new coronavirus at a cemetery just outside Tehran, Iran. Across the Middle East and parts of South Asia, bereaved families have faced traumatic restrictions on burying their dead amid the pandemic. Religion and customs that require speedy burials in the largely Muslim region have clashed with fears of COVID-19 contagion and government-mandated lockdowns. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
April 08, 2020 - 10:05 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi king suspended final rulings and judicial orders on visitation rights of children of separated parents in the latest effort to try and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus among households, according to state media reports Wednesday. The state-run...
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This March 30, 2020, photo provided by Carolina McAuley shows herself at her home in Wycoff, N.J. As the country hunkered down to fend off the coronavirus, Carolina McAuley expected her middle school-age kids would continue to shuffle between her house and her ex-husband's, until she got sick. The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on divorced families' custody arrangements as parents get sick or exposed to the illness. In other cases, it is driving already feuding exes to battle over how seriously the other is heeding stay-at-home orders. (Carolina McAuley via AP)
April 07, 2020 - 11:00 am
As the country hunkered down to fend off the coronavirus, Carolina McAuley expected her middle school-age kids would continue to shuffle between her house and her ex-husband's — until she got sick. Suddenly, her long-standing custody arrangement unraveled as she came down with a fever and chills...
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