The WIC family food program is getting a refresh, but requirements are still tough to navigate

Apr 23, 2024
The nutrition program is restrictive by design, but updates to the food package are giving parents and kids more options.
For the first time in a decade, the WIC program's food package is being updated. Recipients will have more money to buy fruits and vegetables and more options for whole grains, dairy and dairy substitutes.
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Do kids have too much stuff?

"Even more stuff started kind of flooding in during that window of time when going places wasn't really an option," says Washington Post feature writer Caitlin Gibson.
"I live in a small house, we don't have endless space. And it's okay to convey that to people," says Caitlin Gibson, features writer for The Washington Post.
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Educating young minds about Juneteenth, one page at a time

Jun 19, 2023
A new book seeks to teach kids the complete history of Juneteenth and the values the holiday represents.
Entrepreneur Garrison Hayes created "A Kids Book About Juneteenth" to help youngsters learn the history of the holiday.
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Crypto for kids?

Apr 14, 2022
A conversation with Rebecca Jennings of Vox on the growing new industry that teaches children about cryptocurrency, NFTs and Web3.
Internet culture reporter Rebecca Jennings says a growing cohort of camps, startups and media aim to prepare children for the future of the internet. What lessons are the kids learning?
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Why one children's company is betting on cultural pride

The co-founders of Encantos Media want to make diverse kids' content for multicultural families like theirs.
Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo at Encantos Media's Manhattan office.
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Busting the motherhood myth of "having it all"

Nov 15, 2018
A journalist and parent digs into how our ideas of motherhood came about in the U.S.
A cropped version of journalist Amy Westervelt's book.
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Is there a right kind of screen time?

Jul 27, 2018
How parents can navigate the minefield of kids and devices
A boy makes faces while testing out the Animoji feature on an iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square on in San Francisco in 2017.

Designing tech for the most vulnerable users

Jul 25, 2018
“We can kick them off of Twitter," Danah Boyd of Data & Society says. "It's not that hard, but that won't make the problem go away."
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Teaching kids the power of the piggy bank

Apr 29, 2016
It's a good day to spread the message to start saving early.
It's a good idea to help kids develop saving habits early on, the American Bankers Association says.
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