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  1. What Has Led to the Exodus of Black Families? Metro, Today

    Housing and child care costs have dimmed the appeal of New York City for Black parents, and many are heading South.

  2. For Single Mothers, Quitting Can Bring Extra Challenges, but Also Balance Special Sections, Yesterday

    Single moms who chose to quit their jobs have to navigate child care, health insurance and financial concerns largely on their own. But some have also found a sense of relief.

  3. Should Schools Tell Parents Their Child Identifies as Transgender? Letters, February 4

    Readers discuss why some students may adopt a new gender identity at school without their parents’ knowledge.

  4. House G.O.P. Subpoenas Biden Officials for Investigating School-Related Threats Washington, February 3

    Representative Jim Jordan, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, demanded documents for an investigation into whether the government mistreated parents scrutinized after threats against school officials.

  5. They’re Not Just Dads, They’re Congressional Dads Styles, February 2

    Male politicians who are parents of young children are wearing their fatherhood on their sleeves and their babies on their chests.

  6. Los retos de la crianza actual, según un nuevo estudio en Español, February 2

    Las madres y padres sienten gran presión para ser prácticos, previsivos y equilibrados en la crianza. Una nueva encuesta muestra que, a menudo, esto significa más compromiso emocional.

  7. This Is a Moral Crime Op Ed, February 2

    Grieving loved ones in public isn’t normal, yet families do it valiantly.

  8. Tired: Organized Fridges. Wired: Shoe Boxes in the Kitchen. Op Ed, February 1

    Julia Fox, Marie Kondo and a momfluencing vibe shift.

  9. How Parenting Today Is Different, and Harder Upshot, January 29

    Parents feel intense pressure to be more hands-on, and a new survey shows this often means more emotional engagement.

  10. Is ‘Workism’ Dooming Civilization? Notes on the New Pew Parents Study. Op Ed, January 27

    Should American parenting place more emphasis on grandkids?

  11. ‘We Need Pleasure to Survive’ Op Ed, January 25

    When we talk about health, we should talk about this more.

  12. Trans Kids Deserve Private Lives, Too Op Ed, January 24

    When students redefine their gender identity without telling their parents.

  13. When Students Change Gender Identity, and Parents Don’t Know National, January 22

    Educators are facing wrenching new tensions over whether they should tell parents when students socially transition at school.

  14. A New Way to Hand-Me-Down Styles, January 22

    To help reduce clothing waste, two mothers in San Antonio started a small business reselling used children’s clothes.

  15. It’s Time to Stop Asking if Women Can Have it All. We Can. Op Ed, January 21

    Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, shreds a tired trope about working moms.

  16. Love Letter: ‘I Took My Baby and Ran’ Styles, January 20

    After leaving an abusive relationship, a new mother finds community online.

  17. China Helped Raise My American Kids, and They Turned Out Fine Op Ed, January 18

    U.S. polarization and live-shooter drills make me miss my Chinese government co-parent.

  18. Asking Readers (Again) About Leaving Their Jobs Special Sections, January 17

    A series on quitting was a hit. But as some readers pointed out, it failed to address a few important concerns. Enter the follow-up series.

  19. Who Are the Real Babies in First Class? Op Ed, January 14

    The complaints about infants on airplanes say something about our culture of entitlement.

  20. War and Motherhood Sidelined Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. She’s Ready to Return. Sports, January 13

    Rather than struggling to compete on the WTA Tour most of 2022, the tennis star focused on her new daughter and raising money to help her fellow Ukrainians.

  21. Is a Grudging Apology Better Than No Apology? Op Ed, January 11

    From celebs to kids, we’re awash in insincere sorrys.

  22. 100 Infant Deaths Linked to Recalled Fisher-Price Sleeper Business, January 10

    The fatalities occurred over 13 years, including eight since the Rock ’n Play Sleeper was recalled in 2019, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

  23. My Ex-Husband Sexually Abused His Sister. Should I Have Been Warned? Magazine, January 10

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on who has the right to know about someone’s dark past.

  24. A Trans Man in Mexico Forges His Own Path Op Ed, January 10

    In a traditional Catholic town, Alex develops his identity and defends his dreams.

  25. Victoria Video, January 10

    In a traditional Catholic town, Alex develops his identity and defends his dreams as a transgender man.

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

    When a viral question goes viral.

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

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

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

    Definitive statements on open questions isn’t the way.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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?

  38. 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.

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

    The payoff feels somewhat anticlimactic.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

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

    Here are answers to five common questions.

  45. 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.

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

    Covid vaccines for young children are finally coming.

  47. 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.

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

    Take this Times test to find out.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.