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New research suggests that having kids doesn’t make parents unhappy — but the cost of raising them might

It costs $250,000 to raise a child to the age of 18 in the US. That financial burden has an effect on parents' happiness, new research suggests.

The Bay Area is so expensive that employees at Apple, Uber, Google, and other tech giants are putting off having kids — and it’s a sign of...

Despite earning six-figure salaries, more than half of tech employees in the Bay Area say the increased cost of living has caused them to delay starting a family, according to a survey by the app Blind.
More than 90% of parents were surprised by how much more money they spent after becoming a parent, according to a Merrill Lynch survey.

The cost of raising a child is at an all-time high, and it’s partly because parents feel pressure to buy kids what their friends have

Raising kids today will cost parents an average of $230,000, according to a new report by Merrill Lynch. These costs begin with childcare and only increase as children age — and it doesn't include the six-figure cost of college education.

Young people today are having fewer babies than older generations because kids are just too expensive

Kids are so expensive that Americans are having fewer of them than ever before. According to a survey commissioned by The New York Times, many people are worried about the cost of starting a family.

A Silicon Valley VC firm just invested $10.5 million in an app that helps companies like Slack and Reddit make working parents’ lives easier

Parenting app Cleo just received a $10.5 million investment from Greylock Partners. The app is helping employees at companies like Slack and Reddit with the transition to parenting.
Mom does not have to be kept in a box.

Looks like almost everything we thought we knew about the right way to raise kids could be wrong

Family and parenting look a lot different outside the US. An NPR article highlights multiple ways in which Americans are making childrearing more difficult for themselves.
Raising kids is more affordable in the Northeast, surprisingly.

The states where it’s most and least affordable to raise children

How affordable it is to raise a child in each state depends largely on cost of living and income.
Relationships can get messy once a kid enters the picture.

Couples fighting about how to raise kids aren’t battling over parenting — they’re having the same fight they always did

Relationships get increasingly complex when a child comes into picture, largely because a couple may have different views on parenting. Therapists say the key is to embrace, and be curious about, those differences — instead of resisting them.

A family therapist says too many parents make the same mistake and end up with spoiled kids

Hal Runkel says parents wind up spoiling their kids when they don't let them experience the consequences of their decisions.