Are you a “boy mom”? A parental debate heats up.
Keeping a notebook of every opportunity she declined helped the writer Leslie Jamison realize what matters most.
It can happen to any of us.
In a recent crop of films and television shows, grown men are obsessed with their mothers — even if they’re not the monsters audiences expect them to be.
It might be a sensitive subject to bring up, but a path to homeownership for adult children could also make financial sense for their parents.
Five months after the expiration of federal funds, running a child care business is more precarious than ever, and many parents struggle to pay tuition, surveys show.
So many mothers and daughters are on an unattainable quest for endless youth.
Tribeca Pediatrics made the unglamorous job of caring for kids into a replicable, exportable aesthetic — to the tune of millions.
Ruby Franke documented her strict parenting strategies, which included punishing her children by refusing to feed them, on social media. She was arrested last year.
Her new memoir “Splinters” ties them all together with stunning prose.
The lack of diapers has led some desperate parents to use plastic bags.
With more men choosing to stay at home with their kids, the stigma — and the notion that they’re just filling in for mom — could finally be fading.
Mothers have complained that Melanie Henstrom, a lactation consultant in Boise, Idaho, pressured them to get their babies’ tongues lasered by a dentist.
The country’s Parliament also extended equal parental rights to same-sex couples, including clearing the way for them to adopt children.
In her powerful new memoir, the author examines a life composed of conflicting identities — and fierce, contradictory desires.
Play should be for everyone.
“I think most people understand that these things happen,” said a spokesman for the city’s school district, which canceled classes based on a forecast that didn’t materialize.
New surveys show that today’s intensive parenting has benefits, not just risks, and most young adults seem happy with it, too.
La sentencia en Míchigan abre una puerta legal en los casos de tiroteos masivos. Pero los expertos no creen que este tipo de fallos vayan a popularizarse.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how a parent might address social exclusion among a group of schoolchildren.
The guilty verdict in Michigan against the mother of a school shooter will reverberate in prosecutors’ offices around the country. But don’t expect a flood of similar cases, experts say.
Jennifer Crumbley was convicted on four counts of involuntary manslaughter, one for each student her son killed in Michigan’s deadliest school shooting.
Rhaina Cohen makes a case for expanding the role of friendship in our lives.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to contend with the racism in an old children’s book.
From overpopulation fears to careful bourgeois life scripts.
Después de la pandemia, el invierno parece ser un desfile interminable de malestares. ¿Pasó algo?
Post-pandemic, winter has become one big blur of coughs and colds. Did something change?
Post-pandemic work-from-home norms allowed more women to stay in the work force than ever before. Remote work could also make it harder to get ahead.
The share of women working has reached a record high, with the biggest increases among mothers of children under 5.
Readers disagree with an essay expressing concern about a decline after a peak. Also: Rudy Giuliani’s drinking; book bans; masks in hospitals; wedding magic.
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.
Readers criticize a column by Bret Stephens asserting that mask mandates were ineffective. Also: Children and loss; John Fetterman; population growth.
When a viral question goes viral.
The pandemic gave some parents a reprieve. That may be over.
A baby boomlet may not have been 2021’s only productivity increase.
As programs expire, such federal spending is returning to prior levels: $1 for every $6 spent on older adults.
Definitive statements on open questions isn’t the way.
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.
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.
Experts say children are not at a high risk of infection. But they have advice to keep everyone — from toddlers to college kids — safe.
The crisis kids face at this point in the pandemic is not the virus but the cost of so many years of disrupted school.
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.
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.
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?
When my adult children came home during Covid lockdown, I loved feeling I could protect them.
The payoff feels somewhat anticlimactic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are answers to five common questions.
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.
Covid vaccines for young children are finally coming.
Times readers with babies, toddlers or preschoolers who are unvaccinated against the coronavirus wrote in about worries and strains, loneliness and lost time.
Take this Times test to find out.
My fourth grader thinks about every event she’s missed, and I can’t pretend it doesn’t hurt.
A wave of parents has been radicalized by Covid-era misinformation to reject ordinary childhood immunizations — with potentially lethal consequences.