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  1. Why Do 4-Year-Olds Love Talking About Death? Parenting, April 16

    Easter may bring up dark questions from your preschooler. Here’s how to answer them.

  2. Parents Mourning Stillbirth Follow Familiar Patterns on YouTube Well, April 16

    Over the course of about 15 years, a researcher says, YouTube has become a kind of virtual cemetery for parents experiencing stillbirth.

  3. College Tour Road Trips as Routes to Adulthood Well, April 12

    College visits can be a chance for parents to start thinking of their kids in a more grown-up light.

  4. Do You Push Your Parents’ Buttons? The Learning Network, April 12

    What are the things you do that drive your parents crazy? How can parents and teenagers work to better handle these situations?

  5. Can a Playroom Makeover Make My Kids Over? Well, April 11

    Simone Davies, a teacher and author, helped make over my kids’ playroom using Montessori educational principles like creating a sense of peace and instilling autonomy in children.

  6. How to Stop Thinking Your Teen Is ‘Pushing Your Buttons’ Well, April 10

    Do clothes on the floor make you crazy? Experts say that the tension is often about the way the parent responds.

  7. I Love Throwing My Kids’ Artwork in the Garbage While They’re Sleeping Parenting, April 9

    Like a particularly aggressive strain of kudzu, your children's artistic output will invade every room of your home if you don’t battle it back.

  8. How to Keep Kids’ Art From Cluttering Up Your Home Parenting, April 9

    Little artists are prolific. Take action before torn finger paintings and lumpy clay pots take over your home.

  9. Dealing With Aggression in Children Well, April 8

    Some aggression is normal, experts say; parents can respond with redirection or distraction rather than by punishing the child with anger, yelling or spanking.

  10. Warning About Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play Issued After Infant Deaths Business, April 6

    The Rock ’n Play is a favorite among parents, but federal regulators and Fisher-Price warned parents to stop using it once their baby can roll over.

  11. Prince Harry Wants to Ban Fortnite? Here’s What He’s Missing Opinion, April 5

    Don’t think of it as an evil video game. Think of it as a rowdy block party.

  12. Domestic Confidential: What Happens When a New Mother’s Home Becomes a ‘Job Site’ Books, April 3

    In “Women’s Work,” Megan K. Stack dares a closer look at the domestic labor arrangements that have made her writing possible.

  13. How to Raise Vegetable Eaters Well, April 3

    Experts offer advice on how to help children develop a taste for vegetables without hiding them in tater tots.

  14. Time Outs for Everyone Parenting, April 2

    How to discipline without spanking or yelling when your kid is pushing you to the brink.

  15. Friends Back Home Judge Me for Not Spanking My Kids Parenting, April 2

    They justify spanking by saying we were hit as children, and we turned out just fine. But did we?

  16. A weekly update for new and expecting parents Interactive, March 28

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  17. Drawing the Line Between Helping and Helicoptering Well, March 28

    In the wake of the college bribery scandal, critiques of parents who meddle too much can leave us questioning our everyday instincts to help our children.

  18. Judge John Hodgman on Parents Who Get Into Edibles Magazine, March 28

    Should their children be concerned?

  19. People Don’t Bribe College Officials to Help Their Kids. They Do It to Help Themselves. Magazine, March 27

    At least one of the students whose parents stand accused of fraud doesn’t appear to have been very interested in higher education in the first place.

  20. Get Your Kids to Go to Sleep — and Stay Asleep — in the Same Room Parenting, March 25

    Be consistent, get the timing right and, if you’re desperate, have one kid camp out on a cot in your room.

  21. The Risks to Babies of Older Fathers Well, March 25

    Most women know that reproductive risks to themselves and their babies rise as they get older, but few men realize that their advancing years may also confer a risk.

  22. Reading to Your Toddler? Print Books Are Better Than Digital Ones Well, March 25

    “The tablet itself made it harder for parents and children to engage in the rich back-and-forth turn-taking that was happening in print books,” a researcher said.

  23. Seeing Myself Through My Child’s Eyes Well, March 22

    As a working mom of four, I often feel as if it is impossible to ever be enough. But our children may judge us more generously than we judge ourselves.