Reader question: Who can look after my children while they quarantine in Germany?

Reader question: Who can look after my children while they quarantine in Germany?

Under the latest German travel rules, vaccinated people are exempt from quarantine when returning from holidays abroad - but their unvaccinated children may not be. Here's who's allowed to take care of them.

Ehegattensplitting: How did Germany’s marriage tax law become so controversial?
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Ehegattensplitting: How did Germany’s marriage tax law become so controversial?

Revealed: These are Germany’s most popular baby names in 2021

Revealed: These are Germany’s most popular baby names in 2021

German word of the day: Die Regenbogenfamilie

German word of the day: Die Regenbogenfamilie

Seven quirky things German parents do while raising their kids
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Seven quirky things German parents do while raising their kids

What you need to know about Germany’s new parental benefits reforms
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What you need to know about Germany’s new parental benefits reforms

Why bright minds from across the world are choosing to live in Stockholm
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Why bright minds from across the world are choosing to live in Stockholm

Living abroad: the key steps for managing your finances
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Living abroad: the key steps for managing your finances

Why it’s still not possible to hug all your friends and family in Germany

Why it’s still not possible to hug all your friends and family in Germany

‘Christmas Academy’ teaches Germans yule rules

‘Christmas Academy’ teaches Germans yule rules

EU court rules German custody laws discriminate against fathers

EU court rules German custody laws discriminate against fathers

Is this charming region Germany’s best-kept secret?
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Is this charming region Germany’s best-kept secret?

Germany sees rise in births with more babies born to older mothers

Germany sees rise in births with more babies born to older mothers

Heartache for Merkel after her mother dies at the age of 90

Heartache for Merkel after her mother dies at the age of 90

Explained: How to find a lost friend or relative in Germany

Explained: How to find a lost friend or relative in Germany

Arrest warrant issued for man suspected of killing wife and three kids in Bavaria

Arrest warrant issued for man suspected of killing wife and three kids in Bavaria

Are more babies being born in Germany amid the pandemic?

Are more babies being born in Germany amid the pandemic?

Hundreds of thousands more children at risk of poverty, official report shows

Hundreds of thousands more children at risk of poverty, official report shows

One in five Germans will bequeath at least €250,000 in inheritance

One in five Germans will bequeath at least €250,000 in inheritance

German singles flocking to Denmark… to get pregnant

German singles flocking to Denmark… to get pregnant

Berlin parents waiting up to three months for babies’ birth certificates

Berlin parents waiting up to three months for babies’ birth certificates

This is what German men really think about gender equality

This is what German men really think about gender equality

7 surefire signs your kids are definitely German

7 surefire signs your kids are definitely German

70 percent of young German men still live with mum

70 percent of young German men still live with mum

14 years’ jail for mother who murdered four of her babies

14 years’ jail for mother who murdered four of her babies

Woman ejected from cafe for breastfeeding fights back

Woman ejected from cafe for breastfeeding fights back

Search continues for missing mum and child

Search continues for missing mum and child

Mum shoots daughter over Aussie holiday plan

Mum shoots daughter over Aussie holiday plan

70 years after WWII, mum and daughter reunite

70 years after WWII, mum and daughter reunite

Small town family disappears without trace

Small town family disappears without trace

Having kids later makes for a happy family

Having kids later makes for a happy family

German to have quadruplets – at 65

German to have quadruplets – at 65

Families find solace and help with seniors

Families find solace and help with seniors

Man throws three kids and self from window

Man throws three kids and self from window

Minister: Taxpayers will fund 32-hour week

Minister: Taxpayers will fund 32-hour week

Dad acquitted of raping daughter 17 years on

Dad acquitted of raping daughter 17 years on

Police: ‘Family house fire was suicide’

Police: ‘Family house fire was suicide’

Catholics slam liberal Protestant leaning

Catholics slam liberal Protestant leaning

Family minister wants more time with her family

Family minister wants more time with her family

Report: Expensive family policies don’t work

Report: Expensive family policies don’t work

Is Germany a horrible place to raise a family?

Is Germany a horrible place to raise a family?

Fewer Germans find children worthwhile

Fewer Germans find children worthwhile

New grandparents ‘to have time off work’

New grandparents ‘to have time off work’

Illegal marriage trick leaves woman hitched

Illegal marriage trick leaves woman hitched

Minister backs midwives’ pay rise

Minister backs midwives’ pay rise

Babies aware of environment earlier than thought

Babies aware of environment earlier than thought

Rent-jumping family caught by police

Rent-jumping family caught by police

Mistaken fathers can find out who’s the daddy

Mistaken fathers can find out who’s the daddy

Kitting out babies the German way

Kitting out babies the German way

Tax breaks for home help and nannies planned for middle class

Tax breaks for home help and nannies planned for middle class

Court ruling could mean equal adoption rights for gay couples

Court ruling could mean equal adoption rights for gay couples

Family Minister Schröder expecting her first baby

Family Minister Schröder expecting her first baby

President Wulff becomes honorary godfather to neo-Nazi baby

President Wulff becomes honorary godfather to neo-Nazi baby

Women’s equality stronger in former east, study finds

Women’s equality stronger in former east, study finds

Deadbeat parents should be fined, FDP politician says

Deadbeat parents should be fined, FDP politician says

Germans ready to make babies

Germans ready to make babies

Single-parent families on the rise in Germany

Single-parent families on the rise in Germany

Major review of family benefits planned

Major review of family benefits planned

Love before the law: child custody set for overhaul

Love before the law: child custody set for overhaul

Demand for day care on the rise

Demand for day care on the rise

Poor children losing hope early

Poor children losing hope early

Family minister suggests cut to parental benefits

Family minister suggests cut to parental benefits

Minister moots shorter work week for parents

Minister moots shorter work week for parents

Day care guarantee not in danger, minister says

Day care guarantee not in danger, minister says

Fewer Germans tying the knot

Fewer Germans tying the knot

Family minister’s nursing care proposal assailed

Family minister’s nursing care proposal assailed

Germany continues to shrink

Germany continues to shrink

CDU and FDP agree to boost child benefits

CDU and FDP agree to boost child benefits

Parents kill disabled son and commit suicide

Parents kill disabled son and commit suicide

Bad economy takes toll on children’s pocket money

Bad economy takes toll on children’s pocket money

Berlin fusses over EU birth rate study

Berlin fusses over EU birth rate study

Authorities were aware of hidden girl

Authorities were aware of hidden girl

Long wage dispute with day care workers ends

Long wage dispute with day care workers ends

Conservatives rally opposition to adoption for gay couples

Conservatives rally opposition to adoption for gay couples

Leaving your children in the woods – on purpose

Leaving your children in the woods – on purpose

Child care workers strike again in Stuttgart

Child care workers strike again in Stuttgart

Family minister urges end to preschool worker strikes

Family minister urges end to preschool worker strikes

Minister says children don’t get equal chances in schools

Minister says children don’t get equal chances in schools

Pre-school teachers go back on strike as day-care wage talks fail

Pre-school teachers go back on strike as day-care wage talks fail

Day care strikes continue despite new date for wage talks

Day care strikes continue despite new date for wage talks

Day care strikes continue with no new offer from employers

Day care strikes continue with no new offer from employers

Court rejects attempt to stop ‘Big Brother with babies’ show

Court rejects attempt to stop ‘Big Brother with babies’ show

Kindergarten strikes drag on

Kindergarten strikes drag on

Kindergarten strikes continue after failed wage talks

Kindergarten strikes continue after failed wage talks

Unions refuse offer for striking day care workers

Unions refuse offer for striking day care workers

German mothers with full-time work most gratified

German mothers with full-time work most gratified

Day care strike spreads to eastern states ahead of negotiations

Day care strike spreads to eastern states ahead of negotiations

Minister blasts reality TV show with borrowed babies

Minister blasts reality TV show with borrowed babies

Day care strike enters third day

Day care strike enters third day

Day care workers broaden strike

Day care workers broaden strike

Day care workers begin nationwide strike

Day care workers begin nationwide strike

Berlin tightens rules on late-term abortions

Berlin tightens rules on late-term abortions

Daycare workers to strike nationwide Friday

Daycare workers to strike nationwide Friday

Parental leave eased to keep Germans working

Parental leave eased to keep Germans working

German parents abandon three young kids in Italy

German parents abandon three young kids in Italy

German ISPs blocking child porn sites

German ISPs blocking child porn sites

Heidi Klum expecting fourth child

Heidi Klum expecting fourth child

Making like the Easter bunny in Berlin

Making like the Easter bunny in Berlin

Majority of Germans think kids are rude

Majority of Germans think kids are rude

Kronberg: Classic and castles for kids

Kronberg: Classic and castles for kids

Germany to block access to child porn websites

Germany to block access to child porn websites

Germany pans EU proposal for longer maternity leave

Germany pans EU proposal for longer maternity leave

Mother gets 8 years for three infant deaths

Mother gets 8 years for three infant deaths

Mother and three children die in fire

Mother and three children die in fire

German birth rate climbs steadily

German birth rate climbs steadily

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Man stabs family and jumps off balcony

Cleaning woman finds baby girl in hospital wash basin

Cleaning woman finds baby girl in hospital wash basin

Germany to implement obligatory block on child porn sites

Germany to implement obligatory block on child porn sites

Children find freezing newborn in barn stall

Children find freezing newborn in barn stall

Children’s commission wants to ban lawsuits against kid noise

Children’s commission wants to ban lawsuits against kid noise

Honour killing victim’s parents refuse to testify

Honour killing victim’s parents refuse to testify

Berlin’s first sextuplets in 20 years heading home

Berlin’s first sextuplets in 20 years heading home

Minister calls for better family support in new year

Minister calls for better family support in new year

Parents in east get smaller benefit cheques

Parents in east get smaller benefit cheques

Census shows 13 percent of women go childless

Census shows 13 percent of women go childless

Mailbox bomb blast injures 12-year-old girl

Mailbox bomb blast injures 12-year-old girl

More German students learning English

More German students learning English

Toy safety tests reveal troubling shortcomings

Toy safety tests reveal troubling shortcomings

Germans call their mothers more

Germans call their mothers more

One-third of German kids not read to at home

One-third of German kids not read to at home

Parliament approves leave benefits for grandparents

Parliament approves leave benefits for grandparents

Study shows divorce can be deadly

Study shows divorce can be deadly

Germany wants warning labels for pregnant women on beer

Germany wants warning labels for pregnant women on beer

Baby hatches have not reduced infant killings

Baby hatches have not reduced infant killings

Mother pedals naked toddler through chilly Munich

Mother pedals naked toddler through chilly Munich

Schürrer gets life sentence for murdering Swedish kids

Schürrer gets life sentence for murdering Swedish kids

Berlin parents helpless as childcare workers strike

Berlin parents helpless as childcare workers strike

Dead infant found in Großkugel washing machine

Dead infant found in Großkugel washing machine

Elderly German divorcées protest east-west benefit gap

Elderly German divorcées protest east-west benefit gap

Parliament approves universal daycare by 2013

Parliament approves universal daycare by 2013

Housework straining German housewives

Housework straining German housewives

Millions of unmarried Germans living in sin

Millions of unmarried Germans living in sin

German fertility rate inches upward

German fertility rate inches upward

German dads staying home with the kids

German dads staying home with the kids

Von der Leyen: German men shouldn’t drink on Dad’s Day

Von der Leyen: German men shouldn’t drink on Dad’s Day

German parents can’t be forced to see kids

German parents can’t be forced to see kids

Here’s how Germany plans to reform ‘Elterngeld’ for new parents
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Here’s how Germany plans to reform ‘Elterngeld’ for new parents