Child-Rearing

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Local Anthropologist Discusses Recent Study On Child Rearing

A recent study published in the Journal “Pediatrics” finds babies who are permitted to cry a bit while they are trying to go to sleep will not suffer any long term damage. But one local expert says in some cultures this practice would be considered taboo or unnecessary.

09/18/2012

(Ellen Mogell and Jeb Woody own a restaurant together, have a three-year-old son and a daughter on the way, and have no plans to marry.  Family photo provided)

Part 1: Modern Families

The definition of a family has changed from generation to generation.

06/27/2012

(The Majka family: Beth and Daniel with their son, Andrew, on Easter Sunday, 2009 -- five months before their wedding.  Credit: Daniel Majka)

Part 2: Reasoned Choices

In this second part of the series, we examine some of the reasons that committed couples raising children choose not to get married.

06/27/2012

(Ellen Gayda and her boyfriend raised a family without "benefit" of marriage.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Part 3: Impact on Children?

In part three, we examine unwed parenting and the potential impact on the children involved.

06/27/2012

(Mike Dougherty and Leeann Hamilton got married shortly after baby Lucy arrived.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Part 4: Some Pros and Cons

Experts say for couples who have children out of wedlock, there can be benefits — and maybe some unanticipated challenges.

06/27/2012

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