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Everything You Need To Know This Week If You’re A Parent

This week in parenting you learned more about how kids screw up their mom’s career, particularly if mom is an entrepreneur. In other mother news, you received statistical reassurance that you’re call your own mother enough (it was a Mother’s Day miracle!). The sleep battle of the sexes raged on with a new study stating that women get 30 more minutes of sleep per night than men. Your ever accelerating age came up after everyone’s favorite statistician Nathan Yau confirmed that the world is overrun by people younger than you. The good news is that even though your kids are aging you rapidly, research also says that this will make you worry less overtime. At least that’s something to look forward too.

Mothers Who Start Their Own Business Face The Same Biases As Working Women Everywhere
As much as it seems like society is starting to address the wage gap between men and women, it’s still the toughest out there for moms, who face a number of biases in their career as a consequence of having kids. Mom entrepreneurs are crucial for correcting these issues in the workplace, but they face the same challenges as all mothers. And the vicious cycle continues. Read more…

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Sorry, But Your Baby Imitating Your Facial Expressions Is Probably Not A Sign Of Genius
As much fun as it is to stick your tongue out at your baby and have them doing it back, it might not have anything to do with your funny face. But if you want to look silly for no reason, by all means. Read more… 

Here’s A Simple Trick That Closes The Reading Gap Between Boys And Girls
New research suggests what you’ve suspected for a long time: boys enjoy winning more than reading. The study found that boys scored higher than girls on reading tests, but only if they were told it was a game first. Read more… 

Grown Up Children Call Their Mothers Plenty

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The Data Geeks Have Finally Figured Out If You’re Calling Your Mother Enough
When was the last time you called you mother? According to a survey of moms and their adult kids, if it’s around once a week, you’re good, as long as you’re not asking for money. Read more… 

The Latest Research On Worrying Gives Parents One Less Thing To Worry About
There are a lot of things you do less of as you get older, but most of them you assumed were og the moving variety. Fortunately, there’s now one thing you’ll be happy to do less of overtime. Don’t worry. Read more… 

Half Of Kids Report Being Addicted To Technology But It’s Not As Bad As It Sounds
Half of all teens and tweens described themselves as addicted to their personal technology devices, but they might just be being dramatic about it. It turns out, parents and kids agree way more about their use of media much more than they disagree. Read more…

Study Shows Women Get More Sleep Than Men

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Sorry Guys, But Mothers Are Apparently Better At Sleep Than You
If you’re tired and inexplicably jealous of your well-rested wife, you might have good reason. Past studies have shown that your women need more sleep than you, but new data proves you’re giving her all that and more. Celebrate being a good guy with a nap. Read more… 

Your Kid Is Better At Lying And You’re Worse At Catching It Than You Think
If your kid was a used car salesman, you and your spouse would be their best clients. Though parents and usually confident in their ability to tell if their children are being dishonest, science says they’re only right about half the time. Read more… 

The Handy Chart Shows Exactly How Many People Are Younger Than You
One hundred percent of parents agree that young people are the worst, unless you know, they made them. But if it feels like there are more and more of them as you get older, it might not be in your head. If you’re over 35, this sort of explains where all your peers went. Read more… 

Your 2-Minute Warnings Might Be Making Everything Worse
Giving your kid a heads up about how much longer they have on their iPad might be making your job as a parent harder. A new survey of parents found that while most parents use this tactic, a majority of them said it made tantrums worse. You’re better off letting the battery die. Read more… 

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