More than 7.8 million children live in multigenerational families that are headed by grandparents or another family member, according to the nonprofit group Generations United. That’s up from 2.4 million kids in 2000, and experts predict the trend will continue. While that extra set of hands and eyes can make life easier for everyone, it’s tricky to know where the boundary is between helping your child raise a son or daughter of his own, and actually laying down the law as you see fit.
Let’s start with the hottest water-cooler talk these days in discipline: A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics reports that children who grew up being spanked are more likely to engage in date violence. Physical aggression leads to physical aggression, research increasingly suggests. It may be no huge surprise, then, that in the last several years, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has convinced 51 countries to outlaw the practice of corporal punishment.
Near the top of every parent’s list of discipline nightmares is trying to deal with rambunctious or screaming children in the car while driving. Take your eyes off the road to check out the crime scene? Risky. Yell at the youngsters to stop fighting? Hard when you’re not sure which one was the instigator. Threaten them with loss of TV privileges or another punishment? Usually falls on deaf ears. Clearly, your choices are limited in this situation.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".