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  1. Is Motherhood Having a Moment? Ask Jessi Klein. Books, May 19

    In “I’ll Show Myself Out,” the comedy writer explores the joys and travails of life with a small child.

  2. The Baby Formula Shortage: What Can Be Done Opinion, May 17

    Readers suggest promoting breastfeeding, easing access to milk banks, improving F.D.A. oversight and giving expert advice on alternatives. Also: Nuclear risks with Russia.

  3. Así se puede enfrentar la escasez de fórmula para bebés en Español, May 16

    Los padres están preocupados por las dificultades para hallar alimento en EE. UU., pero los expertos dicen que es posible mantener a tu bebé alimentado y nutrido.

  4. Amid a Worsening Formula Shortage, Mothers Are Asked: ‘Why Not Breastfeed?’ Well, May 16

    The current crisis has exacerbated an already emotionally charged health care issue in the U.S.

  5. ‘A New Generation of Powerless Women’: On Life Before Roe, and Fears for the Future Opinion, May 14

    Readers, including those who had abortions, an “unwanted fetus” and an obstetrician, recall how girls and women dealt with unplanned pregnancies pre-Roe.

  6. De él a ella en primer grado en Español, May 14

    Cuando un niño de 6 años quiere usar faldas y vestidos para ir a la escuela primaria, sus padres se enfrentan al hecho de que se trata de algo más que ropa.

  7. Why Little Kids’ Sleep Is So Wild Opinion, May 11

    Keeping your head on the pillow may be a learned behavior.

  8. Child care benefits could help ease the worker crunch, an advocacy campaign says. Business, May 11

    A survey by McKinsey & Company and Marshall Plan for Moms found that few workers had access to child care benefits, but most mothers said such benefits would make them more likely to accept a job.

  9. The Pandemic Has Been Punishing for Working Mothers. But Mostly, They’ve Kept Working. The Upshot, May 11

    When it came to who lost jobs, education mattered much more than gender, a broad new analysis found.

  10. What I Want My Kids to Learn About American Racism Opinion, May 10

    Calling out racism is part of the work, not all of it. After you get rid of the things you don’t like, you need to build the things you do.

  11. El Día de la Madre es conmovedor. Y estresante en Español, May 10

    La palabra madre significaba abuso y resentimiento. No lloré cuando ella me abandonó. Pero luego conocí a la persona que se convirtió en mi mamá y que me enseñó qué es amar, cuidar y enseñar.

  12. ‘Please Help’: A Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage Worsens Business, May 8

    After Abbott Nutrition issued voluntary recalls of its popular baby formulas, retailers have limited purchases, leaving desperate parents searching for solutions.

  13. Cientos de adolescentes suicidas duermen en urgencias cada noche en Español, May 8

    Debido a la falta de servicios psiquiátricos de internamiento, los menores pasan días e incluso semanas en las salas de emergencias hospitalarias esperando una ayuda que necesitan con desesperación.

  14. Hundreds of Suicidal Teens Sleep in Emergency Rooms. Every Night. Health, May 8

    With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.

  15. I’m a Motherhood Expert. My Ambivalence Is Normal. Well, May 7

    After years of engaging with parenthood from a distance, it’s time for a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health to take her own advice.

  16. The Motherhood Advice You Actually Need Interactive, May 5

    We asked Times readers to share the tips and tricks that have gotten them through the tougher moments of parenting. Here are some of the gems.

  17. New Report Confirms Most Working Parents Are Burned Out Well, May 5

    Two-thirds of working parents surveyed met the criteria for parental burnout. Here’s how to spot the signs — and get help.

  18. What American Mothers Really Need Opinion, May 2

    If red-state legislators truly want to limit abortions — legal and illegal — they must create conditions that give women a genuine choice.

  19. Tus hijos pueden manejar las ideas peligrosas en Español, May 1

    Quiero que mis hijas lean, vean y escuchen cualquier cosa que despierte su interés, aunque a mí no me guste.

  20. How to Separate Parents From Their Money Opinion, April 30

    It takes just a kid and an app.

  21. The Rise in Young People Identifying as L.G.B.T.Q. Opinion, April 30

    Readers react to a column by Ross Douthat about culture wars and transgender health care.

  22. Vaccines for Young Children Briefing, April 29

    The federal government is telling us two different stories.

  23. ‘Es una cuestión de vida o muerte’: la crisis de salud mental de los adolescentes estadounidenses en Español, April 29

    La depresión, las autolesiones y el suicidio están aumentando entre los adolescentes estadounidenses. Para M, de 13 años, la desolación era prácticamente insoportable.

  24. ¿Por qué sufren tanto los adolescentes? Una serie de reportajes sobre salud mental ahonda en sus problemas en Español, April 29

    El periodista encargado de los reportajes para una nueva serie sobre la salud mental de los jóvenes comparte algunas de las cosas que aprendió durante su investigación.

  25. Your Kids Can Handle Dangerous Ideas Opinion, April 28

    Parents seem to be freaking out over everything their kids see, read and do.

  26. More Kids? After the Last Two Years? No Thanks. Style, April 27

    The travails of pandemic parenting have been well documented. But how has this time shaped decision-making (and baby-making) going forward?

  27. Book Bans, From Both the Left and the Right Opinion, April 27

    Readers discuss a student’s guest essay urging that books be judged on their merits, not political ideology. Also: German car companies; pay gap for mothers.

  28. Elon Musk’s Promise to Promote Free Speech on Twitter Opinion, April 26

    Readers are split over whether this prospect should be cheered or feared. Also: A hard-line U.S. message to Russia; parents and teachers.

  29. No Way to Say Goodbye Well, April 26

    When my mother got Covid in April 2020, I learned what we lose over text.

  30. For a Series on Mental Health, Subjects Had Questions, Too Times Insider, April 23

    The journalist behind a new series on adolescent mental health shares the most revelatory behind-the-scenes aspect of the project.

  31. ‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens Health, April 23

    Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. For M, a 13-year-old in Minnesota, the despair was almost too much to take.

  32. As Families Grieve, Grandparents Step Up Interactive, April 12

    As many as 200,000 U.S. children have lost a parent to Covid. Their grandparents are taking them in and helping them heal, all while coping with their own grief.

  33. Dr. Becky Doesn’t Think the Goal of Parenting Is to Make Your Kid Happy Interactive, November 15

    “Because there are so many ways right now to get around frustration, you have to be mindful to raise kids who learn how to tolerate it.”

  34. From Our Readers: Rebuilding After Divorce Interactive, October 12

    Readers share stories of how they grew after their divorce or spouse's death.

  35. A Virus Expert’s Advice for Safe Schools Interactive, August 5

    What the spread of the Delta variant means for sending kids back to the classroom.

  36. How I Hold It Together: Ordering In and More Interactive, August 5

    Six ways I'm staying healthy and happy.

  37. What to Know About Fireworks and Safety Interactive, July 2

    How to keep your family safe as you celebrate.

  38. How I Hold It Together: Texting and More Interactive, June 8

    Here are six ways I’ve attempted to find space for myself in this odd pandemic year.

  39. Why The Pandemic Was Terrible For Working Moms Interactive, June 2

    The pandemic has been rough for mothers everywhere. But a new study found the employment gender gap was widest in the U.S. and Canada, compared with 26 other developed countries.

  40. The Pandemic Created a Child-Care Crisis. Mothers Bore the Burden. Interactive, May 17

    In the United States, 1.3 million mothers are out of work because of the pandemic. Their losses are more than economic. Across backgrounds and careers, they describe a loss of identity.

  41. Mothers Who Shaped the World Interactive, May 6

    There’s a saying, “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” For Mother’s Day, we’re remembering a handful of influential moms.

  42. 7 Podcast Episodes Big Kids Will Love Interactive, March 17

    Podcast offerings for kids have exploded in the past year. Here are some of the best shows for 6- to 10-year-olds.

  43. How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Interactive, February 23

    An expert's guide to sleep training

  44. The Primal Scream Interactive, February 4

    A series that examines the pandemic’s effect on working mothers in America.

  45. How to Squash Kids’ Fights in 4 Steps Interactive, December 16

    Use these mediation techniques to build empathy and help them settle disputes themselves.

  46. How to Tame a Gift Monster Interactive, December 8

    Hoping to celebrate the holidays with your kids without going overboard? Here are some tips.

  47. How to Teach Kids to Play on Their Own Interactive, December 3

    Independent play is a skill your kids will use for the rest of their lives — and a way to claim some time for yourself this winter.

  48. Mo Willems Has a Message for Parents: He’s Not on Your Side Interactive, November 16

    The beloved children’s book author on creativity, control and why even a good childhood is hard.

  49. What You Had to Say About Your Tiny Parenting Wins Interactive, November 11

    Each week, the editors of The New York Times’s Parenting section ask readers to share little victories that have made the long days of pandemic child-rearing a bit easier.

  50. How N.Y.C.’s Plan to Open Schools Fell Apart Interactive, September 17

    Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled the start of in-person classes for the country’s largest school system just three days before they were set to begin, sowing even more confusing among parents and educators.

  51. Advice from Home-Schooling Parents for Remote Learning Interactive, September 17

    ‘The most wonderful thing is that you’re home with your kids all the time. And the worst thing is that you’re home, with your kids, all the time.’

  52. Pandemic Luxury: ‘Concierge-Style’ Coaches and $350 Movie Tickets Business, July 21

    The coronavirus is turning everyday pleasures into extravagances available only to those willing to shell out big bucks.

  53. How Motherhood Changed My... Interactive, May 5

    Sixteen women on their personal transformations.

  54. Get the NYT Parenting Newsletter Interactive, April 15

    Get the NYT Parenting newsletter for the latest news and guidance for parents.

  55. The Korean Secret to Happiness and Success Op Ed, November 2

    With “nunchi,” all you need is your eyes, your ears and a quiet mind.

  56. Is Date Night a Scam? Parenting, October 13

    A roundup of new guidance from NYT Parenting.

  57. When Defending Vaccines Gets Ugly Editorial, June 2

    Dr. Peter Hotez has devoted his career to making vaccines more widely available. He routinely gets attacked for it.

  58. Rediscovering My Father Well, May 31

    In a lost photo, I found the memory of my dad I wanted to preserve.

  59. Religious Men Can Be Devoted Dads, Too Op Ed, May 18

    Faith, like feminism, sets high expectations for husbands.

  60. The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells Well, April 18

    Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers.

  61. Anna Quindlen’s ‘Life in the 60s’ Well, April 17

    A Bubbe and a Nana share the joys of grandparenting: “This is the closest we get to immortality, right?”

  62. Facing Segregated Schools, Parents Took Integration Into Their Own Hands. It’s Working. Metro, April 16

    Changes to middle school enrollment in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan could force City Hall to take action on school segregation.

  63. Do You Push Your Parents’ Buttons? Learning, April 12

    What are the things you do that drive your parents crazy? How can parents and teenagers work to better handle these situations?

  64. Japan Is Among the Hardest Countries for Working Mothers. These Families Want to Change That. News Desk, April 11

    Men in Japan do fewer hours of domestic work than in any other wealthy nation. Mothers and fathers there told us how they’ve managed to buck the norm.

  65. Getting on a Plane for the Royal Baby Travel, April 11

    Royal baby superfans are beside themselves, and London’s tourism industry is ready to cater to travelers besotted by the Duchess of Sussex and infant.