Child marriage in the US is surprisingly prevalent

Between 2000 and 2010, an estimated 248,000 children were married, most of whom were girls, some as young as 12, wedding men. Now, under pressure from advocates and amid a nationwide reckoning over gender equality and sexual misconduct, states have begun ending exceptions.

Good cop, bad cop?: the parenting dilemma

It’s especially important that parents give children a good start, but it is also important for parents to recognise that kids come into the world with their own temperaments, and it is the parent’s job to provide an interface with the world that eventually prepares a child for complete independence.