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This Week in Family
Millennials have killed plenty of time-honored American traditions—and cheating on your spouse might be the next one on the list. A new study found that younger Americans are less likely than those 55 and older to cheat on their spouse. But given that Millennial couples are also more likely to live together before they’re married, and more likely to wait several years before getting married at all, the study’s takeaways aren’t definitive. “It does seem as if [Millennial] marriages, when they do happen, are more faithful than those of their elders, but it’s just too soon to know for sure whether that will continue,” writes Olga Khazan.
In this week’s installment of The Friendship Files, eight women who were part of an online parenting group in the early ’90s talk about the email list that formed when some of the moms wanted a more private space to discuss the joys and challenges of motherhood. They were all pregnant at the same time, and for the past 25 years, they’ve been sending one another updates big and small about their families.
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The World Health Organization recently released a set of guidelines that advises parents to limit the amount of time their kids spend in front of a screen: none at all for those under the age of 1, and no more than an hour for kids ages 2 to 4. But the catchall prescription might not work for all families. As one expert focused on parenting trade-offs points out, less screen time may be beneficial if it means more high-quality time with an engaged and happy adult—but that isn’t always the case.
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