The Changing Family: The Great Experiment

Today's parents are raising children in ways that little resemble their own youth. The question that haunts them: Will the kids be all right?

In Houston a stay-at-home dad kisses his pregnant wife goodbye as she heads for the office, and then turns back to the task of getting their four children fed, washed and ready for the day ahead. In Long Branch, N.J., parents work alternate shifts -- she during the day at a hospital accounting office; he at night, as a security guard -- so that their three kids won't be left with strangers. In Lincoln, Neb., a divorced mother of four -- one of the nation's 9.3 million single parents -- depends on her eldest daughter to fill in while she is...

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