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  1. Talking to Kids About Racism National, Today

    A school counselor and a children’s book author offer advice for talking to children about racism and George Floyd.

  2. Mold Can Make Your Family Sick. Here’s How to Get Rid of It. Parenting, Yesterday

    The truth about black mold, fungus farts and that goop in the corner of your shower.

  3. Have a Teenager Joining a Protest? Talk About Safety First Well, Yesterday

    For teens and young adults who join demonstrations, experts suggest measures that can reduce the potential for harm.

  4. Pandemic Could Scar a Generation of Working Mothers Business, June 3

    Working from home has highlighted and compounded the heavier domestic burden borne by women. Now office reopenings may force new career sacrifices.

  5. Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often Parenting, June 3

    These books can help start the conversation.

  6. These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids Parenting, June 2

    The conversation about race needs to start early and keep happening.

  7. How to Start a Family Band Magazine, June 2

    Find a song you collectively love that is fun to sing. You don’t have to become a music theorist, but learn to harmonize.

  8. 4 Ways to Help if Your Kid Is Depressed Parenting, June 2

    Some children may need professional help during the lockdown, but there are several things parents can do to ease the quarantine blues.

  9. Can I Tell My Uncle That His Gay Daughter Is Struggling? Magazine, June 2

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether to share private information about a cousin with family members from whom she is estranged — and more.

  10. ​‘Tell Me Who My Mother Is’: A Korean Adoptee Seeks Her Roots Foreign, June 2

    Armed with DNA test results, Kara Bos is asking a South Korean court to rule that an 85-year-old man in Seoul is her father. Her paternity lawsuit could set a precedent for overseas adoptees.

  11. The Hardest Part of Having a Nonbinary Kid Is Other People Parenting, June 1

    A mother recounts the pushback she received from her own family in raising a gender-nonconforming child.

  12. How Do You Decide if Children Can Play Together Again? Well, June 1

    As always, parents must weigh the risks, look at what the experts say and make decisions based on their own level of comfort.

  13. Why Kids Get Emotional About Pooping Parenting, May 29

    ‘Poo-phoria’ makes kids say the darndest things

  14. As Day Care Centers Reopen, Will Parents Send Their Children? National, May 29

    Reopening requires cash, safety renovations and parental confidence — all of which are in short supply.

  15. Navigating the Wilds of Maternal Love Well, May 29

    As a mom myself in this newly perilous era, I’ve begun to understand my own mother’s extreme protectiveness.

  16. ‘You Never Call Us. We Didn’t Know You Cared.’ Op Ed, May 28

    How the pandemic healed our broken family.

  17. Making Home Safe for Kids This Summer Parenting, May 28

    Experts identify common hazards in the home and what can be done to prevent accidents.

  18. Pride and Panic: Children of Health Care Workers Grapple With Pandemic Express, May 27

    Children whose parents work on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak worry about jobs they say are important but hazardous.

  19. A New Thing to Fight About: Virus Risks Parenting, May 27

    How to have productive conversations without rancor.

  20. The Coronavirus Has Made It Obvious. Teenagers Should Start School Later. Op Ed, May 27

    School start times are the biggest reason teenagers are often tired. There may have been some justification for it in the past, but not now.

  21. I Love You, Kid, but Please Get Off Me Parenting, May 27

    If your child is extra clingy right now, here’s why — and what you can do about it.

  22. Family Life Is Chaotic. Could Office Software Help? Styles, May 27

    Maybe you need to put a little more “work” in your “work from home.”

  23. How Quarantine Has Brought My Family Closer Together Parenting, May 26

    With no weekend sports, volunteering or church obligations, our family connections are flourishing.

  24. When Couples Fight About Virus Risks Parenting, May 26

    Should the kids use a public bathroom? Is bike riding with friends allowed? Here’s how to deal with a new kind of parenting disagreement.

  25. How to Save Sleepaway Camps Op Ed, May 25

    A plan to transform camps into safe retreats for families.

  26. Camp Is Canceled. Three More Months of Family Time. Help. Op Ed, May 24

    We’re homemakers, stay-at-home parents and paid workers. All at the same time.

  27. The Virus Has Wrecked Some Families. It Has Brought Others Closer. Metro, May 24

    With little else to do, many people are savoring the time they have for simple pleasures like eating and dancing with the ones they love.

  28. Summer in Lockdown: 5 Families Mull a Spoiled Season Metro, May 24

    New York City’s 1.1 million schoolchildren and their families are steeling themselves for an unusual summer.

  29. Can a Coach Save You From Divorce? Parenting, May 23

    The blogger motivating men to care about emotional labor.

  30. My 14-Year-Old Isn’t Social Distancing. What Should I Do? Well, May 22

    Covid-19 offers parents and teenagers a limited number of unsatisfying options, but partial solutions may be better than no solution at all.

  31. Los niños y el coronavirus: lo que se sabe del síndrome pediátrico relacionado con la COVID en Español, May 22

    La nueva enfermedad inflamatoria relacionada con la COVID-19 que afecta a niños es alarmante, pero por suerte es muy poco frecuente y es fácil de detectar.

  32. Parents Really Need a Break. But Is Summer Camp Too Risky? Metro, May 22

    Some programs are planning on testing, disinfecting and social distancing to protect children from the virus. Others say camp can’t be safe this year.

  33. Turning Your Backyard Into a Vacation Spot Real Estate, May 22

    With summer camps shut down and beach vacations seeming risky, homeowners are investing in ways to create a summer retreat at home.

  34. Summer Activities for the Family, At Home Parenting, May 22

    We want to hear what creative family activities you’ve come up with to replace summer vacations and camps.

  35. Children May Be At Higher Risk of Drowning This Summer Parenting, May 22

    The pandemic poses new safety challenges around water. Parents should be ready.

  36. How to Protect Kids’ Ears From Constant Headphone Use Parenting, May 21

    Volume is not the only measure to consider. Duration also contributes to damage to our kids’ ears.

  37. How to Lower the Risk of Infection at Summer Camps Op Ed, May 21

    Our goal should be to make the benefits outweigh any potential harm.

  38. Mom-Shaming Ourselves Parenting, May 20

    To compare is human, even during a pandemic.

  39. What We Know About the Covid-Related Syndrome Affecting Children Parenting, May 19

    The new inflammatory disease is scary but thankfully rare and easy to spot.

  40. What We Know About the Covid-Related Syndrome Affecting Children Parenting, May 19

    The new inflammatory disease is scary but thankfully rare and easy to spot.

  41. Summer Camps Are Going ‘Virtual.’ Parents Are Skeptical. Parenting, May 19

    With in-person camps canceled because of the coronavirus, many are going online — but that’s not an option for some families.

  42. The People Who Miss Our Kids Parenting, May 19

    Teachers, caregivers and even clowns are feeling the pain of separation just as much as our children.

  43. For Homeless Girl Scouts, It’s Not All Badges and Cookies Book Review, May 19

    Nikita Stewart’s article about Troop 6000 landed them on the front page. Her book should lead to a bigger conversation about their struggles.

  44. Atrapados en casa, los hombres de Japón aprenden a hacer tareas domésticas en Español, May 18

    El coronavirus ha acentuado más que nunca la desigual repartición del trabajo doméstico en las parejas japonesas.

  45. How Confinement During the Pandemic Has Affected Spain’s Children Parenting, May 18

    Families everywhere can take lessons from Spain as it struggles to help children cope.

  46. The Man Who Coaches Husbands on How to Avoid Divorce Parenting, May 18

    Would he be able to help smooth out my own marital conflicts?

  47. Parents Are Relying on Melatonin to Help Their Kids Sleep. Should They? Parenting, May 18

    A survey suggests that nearly half of children with difficulty sleeping have taken melatonin.

  48. Emotional Eating in Quarantined Kids Well, May 18

    Boredom and stress are two big contributors to emotional eating, and children have a lot of both right now.

  49. Fathers, Sons, Forgiveness and Regrets Letters, May 17

    Readers respond to a Sunday Review essay with their own experiences, personal and professional.

  50. Cómo establecer límites en una pandemia en Español, May 16

    Podría parecer extraño responder a una mala conducta con un gesto de apoyo o empatía, pero en este momento los niños necesitan mucha más compasión que nunca.

  51. Stuck at Home, Men in Japan Learn to Help. Will It Last? Foreign, May 16

    The coronavirus pandemic is exposing like never before the severe disparities in how Japanese couples divide household work.

  52. Grandparents to the Rescue Parenting, May 16

    Grandkid duty can be ‘wonderful and exhausting’

  53. How to Let Your Children Be Upset Well, May 16

    A series of children’s books can help start conversations about deeply uncomfortable subjects.

  54. What Parents Should Know as States Reopen Parenting, May 15

    Experts urge caution and continued protective measures for playgrounds, play dates and family travel.

  55. How to Keep Kids Moving. (Personal Bounce House Not Required.) Parenting, May 15

    Parents are getting creative to make physical activity fun, yet easy, during lockdown.

  56. Young Adults Take Refuge in Parents’ Empty Nests Business, May 15

    Going home to ride out the pandemic can offer security, but with a downside: lost independence and “totally arrested development.”

  57. Miss Your Friends? Try Being a Teenager in Love Styles, May 15

    Separated and stuck at home, teen couples are in a star-crossed state.

  58. Watching the Pandemic Steal Intimate Moments From Teenagers Well, May 15

    I’m afraid of holding a tight line of protection and having it snap under the weight of my almost-adult kid’s frustration.

  59. Yes, Kids Can Get Migraines. Here Are the Signs. Parenting, May 14

    The chronic condition, typically thought of as an ‘adult’ problem, can affect up to 3 percent of kids between 3 and 7.

  60. My Kids Are Allergic to Video Chats Parenting, May 14

    Many children are struggling to find their footing in the land of virtual friendships, one that involves unfamiliar technology and face-to-face communication skills online.

  61. Until My Disabled Son’s Needs Are Met, Can I Get a Genius Award? Well, May 14

    To provide all of my son’s physical and occupational therapy at home in the pandemic, I’m constantly rigging solutions for the items we don’t have.

  62. When Your Kid’s Heart Stops, There’s No Before Parenting, May 14

    One mother knows what it’s like to live in fear of the world’s germs. She’s been doing it for nine years.

  63. ‘I Have Given Up’: Parenting in Quarantine Op Ed, May 13

    Readers tell us how they’re managing the Parent-Employee-Teacher trifecta during the pandemic.

  64. The Extra Burden for Parents of Children With Special Needs Well, May 13

    Your child may have setbacks during the school shutdown. But remember, schools will open again at some point and help get things back on track.

  65. Burnt Out on Home Schooling? Parenting, May 13

    How to get through the rest of the year.

  66. Kids Are Grieving, Too Parenting, May 13

    Parents are facing difficult moments as children confront the death of a loved one, something they may not fully understand.

  67. ¿Qué preocupa a los pediatras durante la pandemia? en Español, May 12

    Los niños no están en el centro de la pandemia. Pero los pediatras están inquietos por ellos y sus familias, ahora y en el futuro próximo.

  68. For Grandparents, Filling In for Child Care Can Be ‘Wonderful and Exhausting’ Parenting, May 12

    As schools and day cares remain closed, some grandparents have become primary caretakers.

  69. Prayer Mats, ‘Peppa Pig’ and Patience: How I’m Raising My Muslim Kids Parenting, May 12

    Introducing the concept of God is daunting. For now, determination and a little humor will have to do.

  70. Despite the Pandemic, My College Is Allowing Grades. Isn’t That Unfair? Magazine, May 12

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether schools should adopt a policy of universal “credit/no credit” this semester — and more.

  71. For Young Adults, Quarantining With Parents Turns Back Time Well, May 12

    With grown children back under their parents’ roof in the pandemic, there are issues of independence, privacy and housekeeping to navigate.

  72. Praying for Child Care Parenting, May 11

    When will anyone else be able to watch our children?

  73. Growing Up Alongside a Sibling With a Disability Parenting, May 11

    When children help with the education of a brother or sister with special needs, the outcomes are often good for both.

  74. After 4 Years of Silence, a Call to Mom on Mother’s Day Op Ed, May 10

    A son’s attempt at mending a rift.

  75. Pregnant in a Pandemic? These 5 Mothers of Newborns Have Advice National, May 10

    Try to laugh, trust your own judgment and concentrate on your baby.

  76. Angelina Jolie: A Mother’s Strength Op Ed, May 9

    This year, I’m remembering my mom’s spirit, and the power of so many women I’ve met around the world.

  77. The Many Ways Moms Grow Summary, May 9

    Motherhood is all about changing. Continually. Sometimes as a parent, many times as a person. Since no two moms are alike in their transformations, we asked 16 of them to share their stories.

  78. 10 Films to Watch With Mom Op Ed, May 9

    Remind her that she’s the best: You can stream these shorts right here, from the safety of home.

  79. Forget Pancakes. Pay Mothers. Op Ed, May 8

    One lesson from the pandemic: Child care is work. And it should be compensated.

  80. Talking to Children About Job Loss During the Pandemic Well, May 8

    How parents can be honest with children about financial stresses while avoiding making them feel too burdened.

  81. Oh, Good, the Kids Are Fighting Again Parenting, May 8

    Nobody said listening to kids bicker is fun. But lockdown offers a chance to teach them how to resolve conflicts on their own.

  82. Enduring Lessons From My Mom Well, May 8

    For Mother’s Day, high achievers reflect on what they most appreciate learning from their mothers: the magic of creation, self-discipline and the courage to change.

  83. The Persistence of May Well, May 8

    In the season of rebirth, finding both the Virgin Mary and my grandmother, Mary Grace, among the Mother’s Day blossoms.

  84. Mothering in a Newly Quiet World Styles, May 8

    A deaf mother who uses sign language sees an expressive upside to the hush that has fallen over the land.

  85. The School Year Really Ended in March Sunday Business, May 7

    Abrupt closings have stalled the learning of millions of students. U.S. education needs a rescue, an economist says, and it won’t be cheap.

  86. Motherhood Changes Us All Parenting, May 7

    The transformation we experience is ongoing and eternal.

  87. Does Online Babysitting Work? Parenting, May 7

    Babysitting platforms and start-ups are scrambling to switch to screen-based child care. Experts say it can work for short breaks.

  88. The Pandemic May Change How We Treat Low-Income Parents Parenting, May 7

    Will the outbreak shift long-held attitudes about Americans in poverty?

  89. Why Should Our Daughter Be Left Out of Pandemic Playtime? Styles, May 7

    My wife works in an emergency room. One neighborhood family has asked that we keep our child away from the other kids.

  90. ‘I Know You’re Angry With Me Right Now Because You’re Hungry’ Parenting, May 7

    How parents in food-insecure households are stretching meals and struggling to nourish their kids during the pandemic.

  91. There Is No Vaccine for Teenage Despair Op Ed, May 7

    Being shut in has a way of bringing out our dark thoughts. But it’s also a chance for honest conversation.

  92. How to Keep Children’s Stress From Turning Into Trauma Well, May 7

    Parents can help children use the stress of coronavirus shutdowns as an opportunity for growth, experts say.

  93. Parents Nervously Return to Work in Italy. Children Are Still at Home. Foreign, May 6

    Millions of Italians went back to the office this week. But with schools and day care closed and grandparents at risk, many feel the coronavirus has upended their futures as working parents.

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

    Sixteen women on their personal transformations.

  95. Motherhood Changes Us All Interactive, May 5

    Becoming a mother takes a lifetime, not just a day.

  96. Get the NYT Parenting Newsletter Interactive, April 15

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