My experiences forced me to reflect on what environments are best for children. Certainly not the ones I came from.
Parents may feel reluctant to give medications every day to a child who does not look immediately ill, but experts say they should talk with a doctor first.
How to gently warn your loved ones when you don’t love the ones they love.
Readers discuss an article about a Hamilton student whose deep distress was known to the college but his parents were not informed.
The country has been living through one of the longest declines in fertility in decades and demographers are trying to figure out what is driving it.
We’re witnessing a flood of stories condemning gender discrimination in the workplace. But bias against mothers remains casual and unapologetic.
"And Now We Have Everything” demystifies all the anxieties, logistics and wonders of pregnancy and childbirth — things Meaghan O’Connell never knew she wanted.
They divide chores much more evenly, until they become parents, new research shows.
From 2008 to 2015, the proportion of emergency room and hospital encounters for suicide-related diagnoses almost tripled.
The goal should be to take measures to avoid athletic injuries — or at least minimize their severity — and keep kids in the game.
Just as STEM toys aim to change the way girls see themselves, a doll maker wanted to help boys try out a different way of playing.
Here are great reads for all kinds of mothers. Have a great day!
Last year, Ebony Thomas was in jail, unable to afford bail. This year, she’s a spokeswoman for Black Mama’s Bail Out Day.
Hamilton College knew that one of its students was in deep distress before he killed himself. His parents believe they should have been told.
I’m tired of being told that life as a mom is hard and ugly.
Celebrate the highs and lows of motherhood with Op-Docs, our Oscar-nominated documentary series.
U.S.A. Swimming is considering a measure that would restrict the use of expensive high-tech suits by competitors under 13.
Many new mothers experience ‘mommy brain’ as a deficiency, but it may help strengthen the communication between a mother and her infant.
Moms can be so annoying. But where would we be without them?
Abandoned by her parents as a child, a woman finds an unlikely candidate to help fill the “mother-shaped hole” in her heart.
Readers count the ways they love and loathe turning 40, and answer the question: Do grown-ups really exist?
Exercise changes the brains and sperm of male mice in ways that later boost the thinking skills of their offspring. Could the same be true of men?
Postpartum women in mourning endure a complicated blend of physical and emotional duress.
In her project “The Wall,” Mojgan Ghanbari sought to start a dialogue between Iranian mothers and daughters.
God help the woman who feels too acutely that motherhood defines her.
If children are to be successful at a sport, the drive to specialize and succeed must be of their own choosing.
Singing can help soothe a baby to sleep, but it has benefits for the parent as well.
Yaridania Betancourt recruits people to make a permanent commitment to young adults who age out of foster care and need emotional support.
I’ve known my plates longer than I’ve known anyone who is still on the planet. We’ve had good times together.
New Yorkers are mounting encouraging local efforts to integrate intensely segregated public schools despite Mr. de Blasio’s reluctance.
The screenwriter discussed her latest film, which stars Charlize Theron and is drawing complaints from survivors of postpartum depression.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what a birth mother owes her son’s adoptive mother.
Help for parents bewildered by the sense that the game has swallowed their children, especially since the mobile phone version was released in late March.
Research shows a correlation between greater academic demands and a reduction in drinking, smoking and drug use.
There are mornings I wake up and think, as the world and the day come into focus, that I no longer have a parent living.
The relationship you have with a stepparent can be difficult, no matter your age. In today’s episode, the Sugars answer letters from stepchildren.
You will be responsible for literally everything, including keeping co-workers alive.
A few brushes with mortality helped reset my lifelong rivalry with my brother.
Women who drank more than two to three cups of coffee a day were more likely to have obese children.
For people who are not gender conforming, traditional parent names may not fit. Some are trying mash-ups like “Mather” or “Maddie.”
A reader takes issue with a “model minority” stereotype.
Getting six kids out the door every morning is a lot of work. Luckily, we don’t do it. They do.
For the first time in my life, a member of Congress looks like my family.