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

It's common to romanticize the parenting techniques of other countries, but some tendencies of German Eltern can leave foreigners utterly confused.

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

How parents in Germany can take paid time off to care for their children during lockdown
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How parents in Germany can take paid time off to care for their children during lockdown

From Kindergeld to tax benefits: What changes for families in Germany in 2021
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From Kindergeld to tax benefits: What changes for families in Germany in 2021

Photo of the Day: Meet the gay Berlin penguins who’ve adopted an egg

Photo of the Day: Meet the gay Berlin penguins who’ve adopted an egg

Free for all? How Germany plans to tackle its childcare problem

Free for all? How Germany plans to tackle its childcare problem

Police union calls for children to be taken away from anti-Semitic parents

Police union calls for children to be taken away from anti-Semitic parents

Police launch child abuse investigation over photo of baby smoking

Police launch child abuse investigation over photo of baby smoking

Germany to require nursery schools to report anti-vaxxer parents

Germany to require nursery schools to report anti-vaxxer parents

Women do 60 percent more unpaid work than men: report

Women do 60 percent more unpaid work than men: report

These are Germany’s most popular baby names of 2016

These are Germany’s most popular baby names of 2016

German parents go to court after police seize kids over homeschooling

German parents go to court after police seize kids over homeschooling

Parents outraged as brothel adverts tossed out during kids’ carnival

Parents outraged as brothel adverts tossed out during kids’ carnival

70 percent of young German men still live with mum

70 percent of young German men still live with mum

Baby who was auctioned on eBay taken away from father

Baby who was auctioned on eBay taken away from father

Law to force mums to give up identity of child’s real father

Law to force mums to give up identity of child’s real father

New father’s tragic herpes warning touches 1000s online

New father’s tragic herpes warning touches 1000s online

Child gets stuck in plush toy claw machine

Child gets stuck in plush toy claw machine

Having kids later makes for a happy family

Having kids later makes for a happy family

A third of parents OK with smacking children

A third of parents OK with smacking children

Hamburg battles over ‘stove bonus’ benefit

Hamburg battles over ‘stove bonus’ benefit

German parental leave – your guide

German parental leave – your guide

Expats: Germany great for kids, bad for friends

Expats: Germany great for kids, bad for friends

Kids stash record pocket money cash

Kids stash record pocket money cash

German parents want more state support

German parents want more state support

Dads to get joint custody even if mum says no

Dads to get joint custody even if mum says no

Bearded baby bouncers on the rise

Bearded baby bouncers on the rise

‘What’s a euro crisis?’ German kids get raise

‘What’s a euro crisis?’ German kids get raise

German families still function as important social glue

German families still function as important social glue

Extension to parenting payments scrapped

Extension to parenting payments scrapped

Fewer Germans consider children essential part of life

Fewer Germans consider children essential part of life

Deadbeat parents should be fined, FDP politician says

Deadbeat parents should be fined, FDP politician says

Minister moots shorter work week for parents

Minister moots shorter work week for parents

‘Marie’ and ‘Maximilian’ top Germany’s 2009 baby name list

‘Marie’ and ‘Maximilian’ top Germany’s 2009 baby name list

More parents lose custody rights

More parents lose custody rights

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April

Parents in east get smaller benefit cheques

Parents in east get smaller benefit cheques

Parliament approves leave benefits for grandparents

Parliament approves leave benefits for grandparents

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Parents in Germany to get up to 20 weeks pay to cover costs of caring for kids