1. How Many Americans Are Marriage Material? Opinion, Yesterday

    The deep pessimism behind the progressive view of marriage.

  2. Consultants Boost College Applications. Is It Wrong to Use One for My Child? Magazine, September 28

    The New York Times Magazine’s Ethicist columnist on the kinds of extracurricular support parents owe their college-bound children.

  3. If I Embarrass My Baby on TikTok, Will He Stay My Baby Forever? Culture, September 25

    With the “cheese slice trick” and the “egg crack challenge,” parents vie for viral recognition — and the illusion of control over their children.

  4. Being There Op Ed, September 24

    The principal duty of friendship is merely presence.

  5. The Moral Theater of Social Justice Parenting Op Ed, September 24

    I can’t help feeling that as American culture has become more racially progressive, it’s also become more pathological about race.

  6. Adults Are Panicked About Teens and Social Media. These Girls Have Advice. Well, September 20

    Parents and public health experts have a lot to say about what adolescent girls do on their phones. We asked teens to weigh in.

  7. The Hope at the Bottom of the ‘Child Care Cliff’ Op Ed, September 20

    Demographic factors draining Social Security may force Congress to act to sustain our broken child care system.

  8. The Explosive Rise of Single-Parent Families Is Not a Good Thing Op Ed, September 17

    How the erosion of the convention of raising children inside a two-parent home is damaging families and worsening economic inequality.

  9. There’s Still Overwhelming Cultural Pressure to Get Married and Have Kids Op Ed, September 16

    Why friendships struggle across this divide.

  10. ¿A quién se le confía tener un niño? En español, September 16

    Como hombre gay casado y pediatra de urgencias, sigo enfrentando dificultades con mis expectativas de tener una vida familiar “tradicional”.

  11. Our Daughter Makes Money Acting. Should We Save the Same Amount for Her Twin? Magazine, September 15

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to fairly parent children with different abilities.

  12. Poem: ‘Fourth poem from the second continuation’ Magazine, September 14

    An evocation of motherhood as negative capability.

  13. The One Privilege Liberals Ignore Op Ed, September 13

    We can’t have a serious conversation about poverty and inequality without contemplating the breakdown of marriage and family.

  14. Governor Youngkin Pardons Father Who Was Arrested in School Board Meeting National, September 11

    In a Loudoun County, Va., case that became a national flashpoint over transgender rights, Scott Smith rose to accuse a boy of assaulting his daughter, and a fight ensued.

  15. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mall Opinion, September 11

    Despite my deep conviction that conspicuous consumption is one of the many reasons our planet is in terrible trouble, I have come to love the mall.

  16. We Need Shopping Malls, or Something Like Them Op Ed, September 11

    Despite my deep conviction that conspicuous consumption is one of the many reasons our planet is in terrible trouble, I have come to love the mall.

  17. Demonizing Social Media Isn’t the Answer to Online Safety, a New Book Argues Well, September 11

    One expert says parents should emphasize the importance of digital literacy and privacy, but bans and heavy surveillance don’t work.

  18. How Soaring Child Care Costs Are Crushing New Yorkers Metro, September 11

    As the city’s affordability crisis worsens for nearly everyone, even upper-middle-class New Yorkers are struggling to pay for child care. The workers who provide it are struggling too.

  19. Mothers Want to Be Left Alone Op Ed, September 10

    Motherhood shouldn’t require a loss of autonomy.

  20. Losing Sleep, but Not About Things on the Field Sports, September 10

    As Los Angeles raced to the top of the N.L. West yet again, six of the team’s players formed a bond by welcoming new babies into their families.

  21. Get the Baby to the Doctor Styles, September 9

    In a strange city, a new mother’s routine errand becomes absolutely everything.

  22. Criar adolescentes es muy difícil. Esta psicóloga tiene algunas sugerencias En español, September 8

    En esta entrevista, la psicóloga Lisa Damour ofrece consejos a los padres para enfrentar la ansiedad académica, resolver una pelea entre amigos y manejar los deseos de independencia.

  23. Who Is Trusted to Have a Child? Styles, September 8

    As a married gay man and an emergency pediatrician, I continue to wrestle with expectations of having a ‘traditional’ family life.

  24. El tiempo frente a las pantallas influye en el desarrollo de los bebés, según un estudio En español, September 7

    El estudio mostró que la exposición de niños menores de 1 año a las pantallas afecta su desarrollo. Y que la interacción cara a cara con los adultos es fundamental para ellos.

  25. Parenting Can Get Complicated When One Partner Is Away Well, September 7

    We asked experts about how to leave and re-enter with minimal friction.

  26. The Fight for Your Kids’ Brains Has Already Begun Op Ed, September 6

    There’s a new threat to children’s freedom of thought from A.I. and neurotechnology.

  27. The Everlasting Pain of Losing a Child Letters, September 5

    Responses to Sarah Wildman’s essay about life after her child’s death. Also: Clarence Thomas; political novices; lanternflies; ignoring the truth about Donald Trump.

  28. Why I Love Doing Homework (Even If My Kids Hate It) Magazine, September 5

    It’s an opportunity to walk alongside them as they commit to the work of learning.

  29. This Simple Fix Could Help Anxious Kids Op Ed, September 4

    Overprotection may be making kids scared of the world. If so, wouldn’t the obvious solution be more independence?

  30. How Rescuing Frogs Inspires the Way I Fight for Change Op Ed, September 3

    Local battles are just as important as national ones.

  31. Michael Oher and ‘White Savior Syndrome’ Letters, September 1

    Adoptive parents discuss interracial adoptions. Also: McConnell’s health; U.S. Education Department; fighting climate change; coed bathrooms.

  32. Host of YouTube Parenting Channel Is Charged With Child Abuse Express, September 1

    Ruby Franke, a Utah mother known for chronicling her strict parenting style, was arrested after one of her children ran to a neighbor’s house seeking help.

  33. ‘It’s Different When It’s Your Little Girl’ Sports, September 1

    Alex Smith returned to play pro football after a horrific leg injury nearly killed him. Nothing about his recovery prepared him for the helplessness of watching his daughter battle a brain tumor.

  34. Fathers Gained Family Time in the Pandemic. Many Don’t Want to Give It Back. Upshot, March 12

    A substantial share of fathers who took on more domestic work during lockdowns have kept it up, new data shows, and rearranged their work lives to do so.

  35. Arguing About Masks and Mandates Letters, February 22

    Readers criticize a column by Bret Stephens asserting that mask mandates were ineffective. Also: Children and loss; John Fetterman; population growth.

  36. The New Etiquette of Kids and Coughs Op Ed, December 14

    When a viral question goes viral.

  37. The Return of Holiday Season Agita Op Ed, November 16

    The pandemic gave some parents a reprieve. That may be over.

  38. Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Lean In, Employers. Op Ed, October 22

    A baby boomlet may not have been 2021’s only productivity increase.

  39. Spending on Children Surged During the Pandemic. It Didn’t Last. National, October 1

    As programs expire, such federal spending is returning to prior levels: $1 for every $6 spent on older adults.

  40. Want to Regain Parents’ Trust, Public Health Institutions? Be Humble. Op Ed, September 10

    Definitive statements on open questions isn’t the way.

  41. Prosecute Trump, Despite the Risks? Letters, September 1

    Readers react to an editorial urging an indictment to show that he “is not above the law.” Also: Abortion and data privacy; Moderna’s suit; children’s mental health.

  42. Lo que debes saber para proteger a tus hijos de la viruela del mono en Español, August 22

    Según los expertos, los niños no tienen riesgo alto de infección. Pero ofrecen consejos para cuidar a todos en el regreso a clases, desde los más pequeños hasta los universitarios.

  43. How to Protect Against Monkeypox as School Starts Well, August 17

    Experts say children are not at a high risk of infection. But they have advice to keep everyone — from toddlers to college kids — safe.

  44. Here’s What School Covid Policies Should Look Like This Year Op Ed, August 4

    The crisis kids face at this point in the pandemic is not the virus but the cost of so many years of disrupted school.

  45. How Some Parents Changed Their Politics in the Pandemic Business, August 1

    They were once Democrats and Republicans. But fears for their children in the pandemic transformed their thinking, turning them into single-issue voters for November’s midterms.

  46. Few Parents Intend to Have Very Young Children Vaccinated Against Covid Science, July 26

    In a new survey, 43 percent of parents of children ages 6 months through 4 years said they would refuse the shots for their kids. An additional 27 percent were uncertain.

  47. Sorry, Summer Styles, July 20

    We all know what happened with summer 2020. Then 2021 was dampened by Delta. This year, any anticipated return to revelry has been hampered by … *waves hands at everything.* Is there hope for enjoying the once fun season?

  48. Post-Lockdown, I’m Learning to Let Go of My Young Adult Kids — Again Op Ed, July 16

    When my adult children came home during Covid lockdown, I loved feeling I could protect them.

  49. The Wait for Little Kid Vaccines Is Over. Parental Exhaustion Isn’t. Op Ed, June 25

    The payoff feels somewhat anticlimactic.

  50. Covid Vaccines Slowly Roll Out for Children Under 5 National, June 21

    It was a milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, 18 months after adults first began receiving shots against the virus. The response from parents was notably muted.

  51. Vaccines roll out slowly for U.S. children younger than 5. National, June 21

    Although opening up shots for children under 5 is a milestone, this long-awaited phase of the U.S. immunization effort is being greeted with mixed emotions.

  52. Vaccines for Young Children Are Coming, but Many Parents Have Tough Questions Science, June 18

    The vaccines seem safe for children and are likely to protect against severe illness. But data on efficacy is thin, and most children have already been infected.

  53. Your child is almost 5. Here’s what some experts say about Covid vaccine options for that age group. Well, June 18

    Parents of 4-year-olds should start the vaccination process as soon as possible, according to experts, even if that means beginning with the lower-dose version.

  54. What to Know About the Covid Vaccine for Little Kids Well, June 17

    Here are answers to five common questions.

  55. A Better Way to Measure Immunity in Children Science, June 17

    Some scientists believe that a clearer picture of Covid vaccine efficacy could have emerged sooner if investigators had tracked certain immune cells, not just antibodies.

  56. Relief for Parents N Y T Now, June 17

    Covid vaccines for young children are finally coming.

  57. Parents Anxious to Vaccinate Young Children Describe an Agonizing Wait Washington, June 15

    Times readers with babies, toddlers or preschoolers who are unvaccinated against the coronavirus wrote in about worries and strains, loneliness and lost time.

  58. Just How Burned Out Are Parents? Op Ed, June 11

    Take this Times test to find out.

  59. Our Kids Lost Special Moments During the Pandemic. They Won’t Get Them All Back. Op Ed, June 8

    My fourth grader thinks about every event she’s missed, and I can’t pretend it doesn’t hurt.

  60. The Anti-Vaccine Movement’s New Frontier Magazine, May 25

    A wave of parents has been radicalized by Covid-era misinformation to reject ordinary childhood immunizations — with potentially lethal consequences.