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  1. How to Help a Teen Out of a Homework Hole Well, Yesterday

    The more students fall behind in the pandemic, the less likely they are to feel that they can catch up.

  2. Why Common Colds Might Spike When Kids Return to School Parenting, Yesterday

    Hong Kong schools reported a surge in colds when students resumed in-person learning. Here’s what it means for kids in the U.S., and what parents can do to prepare.

  3. We Want to Hear From Teen Parents Parenting, February 25

    The Times would love to hear from you about your experience parenting as a teenager during the pandemic.

  4. Navigating My Son’s A.D.H.D. Made Me Realize I Had It, Too Well, February 25

    Experts say some symptoms, especially in women, are mistaken for other conditions such as mood disorders or depression.

  5. How Food Traditions Nourish New Moms Parenting, February 25

    Parents still turn to old recipes and customs for postpartum recovery.

  6. Squealing Children and Noisy Neighbors? There’s a Map for That Foreign, February 25

    The crowdsourced guide collects anonymous gripes and pins every grievance on an interactive map, creating a record of the irritating sounds and sights of Japan.

  7. Why Your Brain Feels Broken Parenting, February 24

    Pandemic stress and multitasking can affect memory in a real way.

  8. Mothers All Over Are Losing It Op Ed, February 24

    Pandemic life has made us feel more insecure about the aspects of our parenting we were already most insecure about.

  9. For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R. Science, February 23

    During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

  10. For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R. Health, February 23

    During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

  11. How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Interactive, February 23

    An expert's guide to sleep training

  12. Got a Pandemic Puppy? Learn How to Prevent Dog Bites Well, February 23

    With new puppies and kids at home, doctors are worried about treating more children for dog bites.

  13. Should I Get a Covid-19 Vaccine When Others Need It More? Magazine, February 23

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what should determine eligibility for the Covid-19 vaccine and more.

  14. Entire School Board Resigns After Members Are Caught Mocking Parents on Livestream Express, February 20

    Unaware their conversation was public, district trustees in Oakley, Calif., suggested that parents eager for schools to reopen merely wanted “their babysitters back.”

  15. Is the Group Chat Sacred? Parenting, February 20

    Heidi Cruz learned the hard way that text chains can be leaked.

  16. How To Get Your Family Through An Extreme Weather Event Parenting, February 19

    Take these steps when critical services are affected by freezing temperatures.

  17. The Romney Family Plan Sees the True Value of Parenting Op Ed, February 18

    There is dignity in work, but we should support more than just work done for wages.

  18. Would Americans Have More Babies if the Government Paid Them? Upshot, February 17

    One policy goal of a child allowance is to reverse declines in fertility, but some experts say improving families’ well-being is more important.

  19. My Teens Are Coronavirus Vaccine Guinea Pigs Parenting, February 16

    A health journalist is getting a front-row seat to one of the most-anticipated pediatric trials in history.

  20. The Plight of Women in the Pandemic Letters, February 15

    Readers express gratitude for reporting on the difficulties of parenting and working, more profound in the lockdown.

  21. Meet the Women Who Become Surrogates Parenting, February 15

    New York State will now allow gestational surrogates to carry babies for other parents. Here’s why they do it.

  22. Querido diario, mi padre pierde la memoria en Español, February 14

    Una hija se apresura a conservar los recuerdos de su padre antes de que la enfermedad de Alzheimer se los arrebate.

  23. New York Was the 1st Big School District to Reopen. Here’s What Happened. Metro, February 14

    Elementary schools have been open for months. As the city prepares to reopen middle schools, problems remain, but there is also cause for optimism.

  24. Covid Vaccines for Kids Are Coming, but Not for Many Months Science, February 12

    Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines on children 12 and older and hope to have results by the summer.

  25. Connecting My Children to Their Heritage in Mandarin Well, February 12

    Although my parents’ English is serviceable, it is only in Mandarin that they’re at ease, that they can inhabit their own skins.

  26. Ashley Audrain’s Best Seller Goes to a Place Most Parents Have Never Gone Before Book Review, February 11

    What would you do if you had an evil kid? In “The Push,” readers see one (fictional) answer to this question.

  27. Emptying the Dishwasher Can Enrich Kids’ Mental Health Well, February 11

    Guiding children toward mastery of new skills can help them thrive — and get some household chores done at the same time.

  28. Neglecting Yourself Doesn’t Make You a Better Mother Parenting, February 10

    Showering and eating regularly can be a form of self-care.

  29. How We Decided to Send Our Daughter Back to School National, February 10

    I thought I would have until our first grader went off to college before I would feel such anxiety.

  30. Is My Kid a Hypochondriac? Parenting, February 10

    Or is she just living in a pandemic?

  31. An Unofficial Ranking of the 10 Most Annoying Kids’ Toys Parenting, February 9

    “A barn? A keyboard? A phone? What are you?”

  32. A Utah School Made Black History Month Optional. Then It Reversed Itself. Express, February 8

    The Maria Montessori Academy, a charter school in North Ogden, allowed parents to opt their students out. But after an outcry and discussions with the parents, it changed course.

  33. Yes, and … Clean Your Room Parenting, February 8

    Improv comedy can help us be more patient and attentive with our kids, and help them be more resilient and open with us.

  34. To Hear America’s Mothers, We Let Them Scream Insider, February 6

    In a special report, Times journalists ventured into the homes of three working parents as they navigated the daily grind of the pandemic. They also gave mothers an outlet to vent.

  35. How to Help When Adolescents Have Suicidal Thoughts Well, February 6

    Even when rates of suicidal ideation increase, there are ways to keep kids safe.

  36. Getting to Know You, Again Real Estate, February 5

    The pandemic has sent many people back to their parents’ homes, giving both generations new insight and a chance at a different kind of relationship.

  37. At a Heavy Metal Concert, Balancing Independence With Boundaries Well, February 5

    My mother, a freewheeling feminist, gave me freedom, while her mother gave me a nest of safety. Both shaped how I’m raising my own daughter.

  38. The Day His Journal Went Blank Styles, February 5

    A daughter races to collect her father’s memories before Alzheimer’s can steal them away.

  39. America’s Mothers Are in Crisis Parenting, February 4

    Is anyone listening to them?

  40. Know Your Workplace Rights Parenting, February 4

    We asked experts how to cut through the red tape and understand the legal jargon. Here’s how to protect yourself.

  41. Let’s Hear It for Sabbaticals, Subsidies and Nanny Reimbursement Parenting, February 4

    How some employers and governments are supporting working parents.

  42. The Primal Scream Interactive, February 4

    A series that examines the pandemic’s effect on working mothers in America.

  43. How Society Has Turned Its Back on Mothers Parenting, February 4

    This isn’t just about burnout, it’s about betrayal.

  44. Will the Stimulus Plan Help Working Mothers? Parenting, February 4

    How President Biden’s proposed stimulus package might affect women and families.

  45. Some Baby Food May Contain Toxic Metals, U.S. Reports Science, February 4

    Testing found high levels of arsenic, lead and cadmium in some ingredients, congressional investigators said.

  46. El caso del donante serial de esperma en Español, February 4

    Un hombre, cientos de niños y una pregunta candente: ¿Por qué?

  47. What’s in Your Prenatal Vitamin? Parenting, February 3

    Doctors recommend them before, during and even after a pregnancy. But regulation is spotty and finding the right pill can be hard.

  48. An Invisible Cost of College: Parental Guilt Well, February 3

    Is it any wonder that plenty of people are tempted to borrow a whole lot of money to send their kids to college?

  49. Why Your Kid Wears Shorts in Winter Parenting, February 3

    While you freeze in cold weather, they have a secret weapon.

  50. I Miss a Lot of Things About the Office. My Breast Pump Isn’t One. Op Ed, February 3

    Working from home has made breastfeeding easier. Let’s hope the flexibility lasts even after the pandemic ends.

  51. My 6-Year-Old Has the Coronavirus. I’m Trying to Stay Calm. Op Ed, February 2

    Of all the bodies in my household, it slipped into the smallest one.

  52. My Father Died Young. His Sisters Kept Me From Losing Him Entirely. Magazine, February 2

    Aunts straddle a line between authority figure and anarchist: As our elders, they inspire deference, but they’re partners in transgression too.

  53. I’m a Disabled Parent. It Took a Pandemic to Let Me Join the P.T.A. Well, February 2

    My chronic illness made it hard to volunteer at my kids’ school. Now I can serve on the executive board of the P.T.A. without leaving my bed.

  54. Three Women Who Helped Their Sons Become Civil Rights Icons Book Review, February 2

    In “The Three Mothers,” Anna Malaika Tubbs considers the seismic impact of the women who raised Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin.

  55. The Case of the Serial Sperm Donor Science, February 1

    One man, hundreds of children and a burning question: Why?

  56. Couple Forced to Adopt Their Own Children After a Surrogate Pregnancy Express, January 31

    Tammy and Jordan Myers will have to adopt their twins after two Michigan judges denied them parental rights because the children had been carried by a surrogate.

  57. Evidence Builds That Pregnant Women Pass Covid Antibodies to Newborns Parenting, January 29

    A new study suggests that protective antibodies can be transferred through the placenta, and the baby may receive more of them if a mother is infected with Covid earlier in her pregnancy.

  58. Am I Too Old to Keep the Bargain With My Kids? Well, January 29

    As an older parent of young children, I feel that I am holding a big secret — my own mortality.

  59. How to Squash Kids’ Fights in 4 Steps Interactive, December 16

    Use these mediation techniques to build empathy and help them settle disputes themselves.

  60. How to Tame a Gift Monster Interactive, December 8

    Hoping to celebrate the holidays with your kids without going overboard? Here are some tips.

  61. How to Teach Kids to Play on Their Own Interactive, December 3

    Independent play is a skill your kids will use for the rest of their lives — and a way to claim some time for yourself this winter.

  62. Mo Willems Has a Message for Parents: He’s Not on Your Side Interactive, November 16

    The beloved children’s book author on creativity, control and why even a good childhood is hard.

  63. What You Had to Say About Your Tiny Parenting Wins Interactive, November 11

    Each week, the editors of The New York Times’s Parenting section ask readers to share little victories that have made the long days of pandemic child-rearing a bit easier.

  64. How N.Y.C.’s Plan to Open Schools Fell Apart Interactive, September 17

    Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled the start of in-person classes for the country’s largest school system just three days before they were set to begin, sowing even more confusing among parents and educators.

  65. Advice from Home-Schooling Parents for Remote Learning Interactive, September 17

    ‘The most wonderful thing is that you’re home with your kids all the time. And the worst thing is that you’re home, with your kids, all the time.’

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

    Sixteen women on their personal transformations.

  67. Get the NYT Parenting Newsletter Interactive, April 15

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