First-time mothers who had labor induced at 39 weeks were less likely to need C-sections.
The early months as a baby grows can be hard on a parent’s muscles, because none of that “weight lifting” is guided by the strengthening — or the safety — of the parent.
In many countries, children have the very freedoms that American parents can grant only by chafing against law or custom, our international readers say.
Maybe more of us would have children if it weren’t seen as such an exercise in sacrifice. If we weren’t told that we were going to lose every bit of the self we had finally grown to love.
This week on Modern Love: The Podcast, the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star tells the story of a woman who tests the limits of parental protectiveness.
They also earn less allowance, suggesting that the gender inequality in pay begins at home, and early in life. But there are signs the gap is narrowing.
Readers discuss personal experience and the coming demographic changes.
The trampoline offshoot blends the countercultural aspect of skateboarding with the raw daring of parkour and freestyle snowboarding, all of it fueled by social media.
Guidelines for successfully managing what is often an emotional and unpredictable experience.
The toothbrushes jostled for space in the toothbrush holder as their owners jostled for space and time in front of the mirror.
Robyn Price Pierre looked to her family, classmates and friends to create personal photos exploring black fatherhood.
Family life looks very different across the country, depending when women first give birth.
Books helped me gain independence. So it saddens me just a bit to see my son reading on his own.
Even with answers about his sensational death, I have unresolved questions about his complicated life.
Or is society imposing its judgment of proper parenting? Readers have starkly different reactions to an article about being arrested for briefly leaving a child alone in a car.
New Zealand’s prime minister, back from six weeks’ maternity leave, told reporters to expect “the odd press conference with a little bit of spill on me.”
I have raised five children. But I have never felt this pure, unfettered happiness.
A reader proposes better counsel about co-sleeping.
Experts say an eating disorder should not be considered normal adolescent behavior, and they urge adults to try to stop the problem before it becomes entrenched.
What doctors and parents should discuss about medicating a child for A.D.H.D., anxiety or depression.
Women are being harassed and even arrested for making perfectly rational parenting decisions.
“He’s so involved,” say the collective “they” when Dad surprisingly goes off gender script by packing lunches or joining the P.T.A.
Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.
In Boston, where nearly 40 percent of children enter kindergarten not ready in literacy, a parent-led movement to bolster readiness is growing.
Your brain performs complicated engineering feats to allow you to balance on a bicycle. To thank it, wear your helmet, and make sure your kids wear theirs.
A boy died recently after being left in a day care van, an accident that officials said was avoidable. We looked at how to evaluate a day care program and assess its safety standards.
She has been rejected by classmates because of her race and called “the maid.” Given the messages from the White House, I’m not surprised.
For families whose children harbor racing aspirations, quarter-midget tracks offer one of the earliest possible introductions to motor sports — leading some children to race before they can read.
Three-quarters of parents underestimated the total amount of sugar in common foods like juice, yogurt and pizza.
Belligerent parents have caused a severe shortage of referees. Now some of them are being publicly shamed.
What if we advised young people to check for nothing less than enthusiastic agreement from their sexual partners?
Some would say the mistake was having our daughter in the first place.
Advantages for children include being physically active, spending time in nature and getting away from screens. And fun.