Baby & Parenting

Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, & More Celeb Fathers Share the First Time They Held Their Baby in ‘Dads’

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Clear a few hours from your schedule, because Apple TV+ just dropped a new documentary you’re going to want to watch — especially this weekend. Called Dads, it centers on modern fatherhood which, as you might imagine, makes it pretty perfect for Father’s Day weekend. But even beyond the oh-so-salient timing, it’s a must-watch if you want a super-sweet reminder of just how great (and adorably, irrevocably, unabashedly taken by their kids) dads can be. 

This ought to tell you just how hard the film will tug on your heartstrings: It was produced by the same people responsible for the tearjerking family drama Parenthood. Only, Dads resonates even more because they’re from real people — real dads with real-life struggles, joys and, yes, plenty of LOL-inducing moments. It’s basically a love letter to fatherhood. It’s also a nice switch-up in point-of-view. While

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Matthew McConaughey on his ‘tough love’ parenting style

Matthew McConaughey recently opened up about his “tough love” parenting style.

The actor and his wife Camila Alves McConaughey have three children: Levi, 11, Vida, 10, and Livingston, 7. The couple recently sat down for an interview with Town & Country magazine.

“Sometimes loving your kids means giving them just what they want,” Matthew McConaughey said. “Other times it means tough love.”

“Affluent people can give their kids everything they want, but they’re not usually going to get what they need,” the actor continued. “Loving a child is a lot harder if you really give a damn. ‘No’ takes a lot more energy. It’s a lot easier to say ‘yes.'”

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He also admitted that he is “more consistently the yes guy” with his kids compared to his wife.

The couple discussed their Just Keep Livin’ foundation for Town & Country’s

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22 times celebrities shared their parenting tips

Dwayne Johnson and his daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson.
Dwayne Johnson and his daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson.

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  • From Kristen Bell to Dwayne Johnson, these celebrities all have parenting tips — whether or not you’d actually wish to follow them.

  • Chance the Rapper shared a step-by-step guide for how to comb hair without causing pain.

  • Hilary Duff’s messy experience with her son teaches parents to always pack a change of clothing.

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Parenting is a difficult job and, no doubt, many new parents are happy to take tips and tricks wherever they can get them.

Some celebrities, including Dwayne Johnson and Kristen Bell, have offered their advice or shared their experiences, from tips on keeping your kids safe around cars to ways to make sure they don’t waste their food.

Ahead of Father’s Day on June 21, here 22 parenting tips shared by celebrities. 

Hilary Duff said she learned the hard

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U.S. Research Predicts Pandemic Baby Bust, Not Boom

Although "COVID babies" have plenty of nicknames, infants born during the pandemic will be few and far in between. (Photo: Carles Navarro Parcerisas / EyeEm via Getty Images)
Although “COVID babies” have plenty of nicknames, infants born during the pandemic will be few and far in between. (Photo: Carles Navarro Parcerisas / EyeEm via Getty Images)

The widely speculated “COVID baby boom” caused by the pandemic is likely not going to happen. Instead, we can expect to see declining birth rates, according to U.S. economists.

A report by Brookings Institution researchers predicts that there could be 300,000 to 500,000 fewer babies born in the U.S. next year, informed by historical analysis of previous public health crises.

Economists Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip Levine looked at birth rates from the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 and the 2009 Great Recession. They found that after both events, birth rates tanked. With every wave of deaths during the 1918 pandemic, fewer children were birthed nine months later. The job losses of the recession led to higher unemployment levels,

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