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DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
Controlling the Remote
By David L. Cohen and Joe Waz
Cable companies want to prevent children from watching inappropriate TV shows by giving parents the technology to control their televisions.


Policy Report | August 4, 2020
Childhood for Sale: Consumer Culture's Bid for Our Kids
By Michele Stockwell
Consumer culture is targeting kids in surprising and troubling ways, with harmful consequences. We need to adopt a progressive agenda to help parents shield their kids from these invasive pressures.


DLC | Transcript | July 25, 2020
National Conversation Panel Discussion: Progressive Family Values
Panel members include Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, PPI senior fellow Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, professor Ralph Whitehead, and PPI director of social and family policy Michele Stockwell.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 23, 2020
Childhood For Sale
By Michele Stockwell
Consumer culture is pervasive and invasive. It is targeting kids in surprising and troubling ways -- with harmful consequences.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2020
Close the Parent Gap
By Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
Democrats are losing married parents in droves. The party won't win them back until it takes their side in the fight against corrosive popular culture.


PPI | Backgrounder | April 8, 2020
Closing the Parent Gap
By Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
Democrats should go on the offense with a progressive cultural populism. They can do so by taking the side of parents against the cultural forces that make it more difficult to "teach kids right from wrong."


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | March 10, 2020
Getting A Handle On "Generation M"
Millions of parents feel they are fighting a losing battle for influence over their children's values and habits. It's time for Democrats to join Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in taking this issue seriously.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | January 8, 2021
Time Over Money
By Robert D. Atkinson
If Democrats are to regain the strength they enjoyed in the old economy, they will need to offer something that voters value but that the other party won't provide. Joe Robinson's book Work to Live provides a glimpse of what that might be.


DLC | New Dem Daily | April 25, 2020
Idea of the Week: Promoting Adoption of the Neediest Foster Kids
In 2000, approximately 51,000 children nationwide were adopted out of foster care, a figure that at first blush seems impressive. But for every child adopted from foster care, at least two more await adoption. And at any given time, the number of children in foster care nationwide totals more than half a million.


PPI | Front & Center | March 27, 2020
Now... Something Worth Spending On
By Anne Kim
Last week, New Democrat Sen. Evan Bayh introduced the Strengthening Families Act, which would provide new resources to support two critical pillars of post-welfare reform social policy: promoting responsible fatherhood and preventing teen pregnancy.


PPI | Policy Report | March 26, 2020
Putting Parenting First: Why it's Time for Universal Paid Leave
By Robert D. Atkinson
For working parents who would like to stay home but cannot afford to, providing more generous tax credits and UI benefits can make family leave feasible.


DLC | New Dem Daily | December 17, 2020
No Room At the Inn for Paid Family and Medical Leave
In one of those quiet, bureaucratic actions that have potentially big consequences, the Bush Administration took action earlier this month to head off any trend among the states towards paid family and medical leave.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | December 2, 2020
Blueprint Profile: Daphna Edwards Ziman
Children's advocate Daphna Ziman is working to make foster care programs more rewarding for the people they were intended to help: the kids.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 21, 2020
What About the Children?
By William A. Galston
At the heart of the family debate, two authors with opposite views on marriage and divorce.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | January 22, 2021
Abstaining from Sex
By Isabel Sawhill
Messages matter, and changing the culture to make abstention and birth control 'cool' will further reduce teen pregnancy.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | January 22, 2021
Let's Put Dads to Work
By Bruce Reed
Too many fathers don't pay child support. Requiring them to work could change that.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | January 22, 2021
Promoting Marriage
By Daniel T. Lichter
Reduce unwed childbearing first.


PPI | Policy Report | September 10, 2020
Marriage as Public Policy
By Daniel T. Lichter
Marriage promotion must begin by discouraging out-of-wedlock childbearing, which arguably is the single greatest threat to forming healthy and satisfying marriages that last.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 12, 2020
Filtering E-Porn
By Robert D. Atkinson
Give parents, schools, and libraries the tools to protect our children.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 12, 2020
The Marriage Gap
By Anna Greenberg
How to make family values and moral renewal Democratic issues.


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