Top Parenting News: IKEA Offering Paid Parental Leave, Zika Outbreak in New York City and more!

December 9, 2016

IKEA offering paid parental leave; Zika outbreak in New York City, the majority of American families can’t afford childcare, holiday family photo tips, treating children with ADHD and what happens to spanked kids when they grow up in this week’s top parenting and child care news roundup!

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Ikea Is Giving All U.S. Employees Paid Parental Leave No Matter How Many Hours They Work

Starting January 1st, 2017, IKEA is offering paid maternity leave for all employees. The amount of paid leave is dependent on time with the company — Fortune

Report Shows Child Care Too Expensive For Today’s Families

A recent report shows that the majority of Americans can’t afford modern childcare. The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced a new standard of affordability for child care fees. — SAT Press

10 Timely Tips For Taking Great Family Photos

An OC Family article take a look at some useful tips that will help you get the pics you need during the holidays with family!

ABC News reports a recent number of babies born with the Zika virus in New York City.

Treating ADHD in Children: It’s Not All About Medication

Most parents are quick to turn towards medication when dealing with ADHD. A doctor with Medscape points out some alternatives to medicine which have positive results.

The Science of Spanking: What Happens to Spanked Kids when they Grow Up?

Upworthy shares an infographic backed by 36,000 people and 88 studies about the long-term effects of corporal punishment.

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