According to a post by the Center for American Progress, “23.4% of children under the age of five are in some form of organized child care arrangement, which includes day care centers, nurseries, and preschools. This includes one-third of those with an employed mother and more than one-quarter of those whose mothers are not employed but are in school”. In our personal research, we found countless blogs and vlogs on how challenging it for mothers to leave their children at daycare for the first time… feelings of guilt and sadness are common. On this episode, Carl and Jazmin reflect on leaving their baby at daycare for the first time and share tips for new parents and parents to be on how to plan ahead for this day.
According to a 2015 article found on the FlexJobs website, 75% of employees reported not having enough time for their children, 40% of mothers were the sole source of income for the household and most parents (almost three quarters) reported that after having a baby, they prefer to work fulltime again once the child is school-aged. These stats aren’t just limited to heterosexual couples, as of the approximately 700,000 same-sex couples, over 16% are raising children, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA’s law school. On this episode, we discuss some statistics on the challenges of working professionals attempting to maintain their careers while raising a baby and toss around some ideas that could help couples who are currently or will soon be adding a new member to their families!
Parents nowadays have to battle technology and are trying “flip-phone parenting” to emphasize self-care. As we're kicking off the year and the Letamendi's are welcoming a beautiful baby girl into the world, we're going to discuss a few parenting trends, as depicted in an article we found on Everydayfamily.com.
Long gone are the days where children can only flip through channels to watch cartoons! On this episode, we discuss the growing trend of children watching their cartoons on YouTube, and some helpful considerations for parents, and for Carl and Jazmin, whose baby will probably also get pulled into YouTube too!
According to an article published on the Huffington Post, children who have good relationships with their fathers and feel loved by them, tend to have fewer behavioral problems, and appear to engage in alcohol and drug abuse far less. Conversely, when fathers are less engaged, children are more likely to dropout of school earlier and exhibit behavioral and substance abuse issues. We have noticed that presently, there is a gap in the literature regarding the importance of the relationship between fathers and their sons. On today’s episode, we are joined by Dr. Antonio M. Harrison, founder of Renaissance Behavior LLC, which is an organization that builds, fosters, and nourishes a healthy relationship between fathers and sons.
According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, over 25% of undergraduate students (4.8 million students) are raising children. There are generalizations made about the ability of college students being able to complete a degree while raising children. The question we came to address on this episode is: can students who are also parents, still complete a college degree?