Modern father: Hands-on and clued-in

Father and son

Fathers are more involved in their children’s lives today than they were even 10 years ago, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics that draws on census data, surveys and a new wave of academic research.

“There is a shift,” said Dr. Craig Garfield, a co-author of the report. “There’s a palpable shift in what men’s expectations are as they start to build families, and how that balances with work.”

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Reliving Agent Orange: What The Children of Vietnam Vets Have To Say

Vietnam Memorial

ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot are looking into the multigenerational effects of Agent Orange. Please fill out the corresponding questionnaire if you are:

  • A veteran
  • Child of a veteran
  • Family member of a veteran

Beginning today, we are delving into a more-thorny component of the story: Whether Agent Orange has adversely affected the health of vets’ children. Earlier this month, we asked those children to share their stories. We were flooded with responses. We’ve highlighted a few below.

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