The virus scare in my child’s class was inevitable, but I didn’t expect it to come so soon.
American moms are isolated, overworked and undersupported. The solution may be living together, separately.
Diversos profesores explican cómo mejorar el aprendizaje social y emocional de los estudiantes.
Compared with its peers, the U.S. has little in the way of family policy, but where it exists, it has mostly treated men and women the same. The Democrats’ plan would cement that.
Tell us whether you plan to have your children immunized and what factors led to your decision.
Teachers across the country on how to support children’s social and emotional learning.
Pot brownies and colorful gummies may look harmless and can be easy to hide, but it’s important for caregivers to help adolescents understand the risks.
Because even classrooms with the strictest safety protocols might have to deal with some cases.
The clearest views in life come from standing at the edge of a scary cliff. Which is why I want my son by my side.
She was part of a groundbreaking study that observed how very young children separated from their mothers. Late in life, she became a photographer’s muse.
Sampling the responses to Ezra Klein's column. Also: Children who've lost caregivers to Covid; an exercise ethic.
I enjoyed a break from spooky szn.
A new Covid concept house pitches itself as empowering and feminist. Is it?
“It’s one thing to believe something as a matter of policy,” Mr. Buttigieg said about taking paid time off. “It’s another to live it and see how much of a difference it could make.”
New York City may overhaul its elementary admissions to the selective track.
Readers discuss how to combat Trumpism. Also: The F.D.A. decision on e-cigarettes; the port crisis; parents and teenagers; decluttering responsibly.
We asked 18 academics what they would choose if they could pick only one, as Senator Manchin has reportedly advised.
Las dudas y miedos sobre las vacunas pueden ser una oportunidad de enseñarle a nuestros hijos algo de empatía.
You can’t blame social media for everything.
Readers share stories of how they grew after their divorce or spouse's death.
We should resist the temptation to shield children from the realities of the pandemic.
Parents are sneaking carbon dioxide monitors into their children’s schools to determine whether the buildings are safe.
For years, thousands of children in China have been taken and hidden. The practice rose along with the nation’s divorce rate. A new law aims to curb the practice.
How the conservative Democrat should be negotiating with his party.
After 13 years, 608 installments, and an estimated 4,864 sources, I’m stepping away from my weekly column to explore the world of my other full-time job — lead dad.
Vaccines for kids inch forward.
New findings showed wide racial disparities among those whose caregivers had died during the pandemic.
Don’t miss this opportunity to model empathy.
Critical race theory battles hit libraries.
In a new memoir, the showbiz siblings recall their experiences growing up on “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Star Trek” and other Hollywood classics. But they weren’t all happy days.
Yearlong waiting lists, babysitters nowhere to be found, and families feeling the strain.
“My daughter was damaged by Instagram,” one user tweeted.
England is taking more risks than many U.S. schools as a way of returning to normal. Many parents approve, but with more than 180,000 students absent in recent weeks, others question the trade off.
Consider playing games in the dark to change the narrative and make it fun.
A police bulletin seeking information on a man recorded shoplifting packages of diapers drew fresh attention to a continuing crisis of access to the product, according to the National Diaper Bank Network.
I didn’t divorce my husband because I didn’t love him. I divorced my husband because I loved myself more.
Suggestions for Democrats in Congress; the return of live performances; Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; an airline no-fly list; boys' struggles.
There is help for parental sleep problems.
China has a complex relationship with video games. New government rules for minors have made it even more so.
Recalling a prepandemic trip to a watery landscape in Quebec province: “The adventure we had feels like one plucked from a world I can no longer reach, not unlike watching the water, waiting for a whale to crest.”
What the spread of the Delta variant means for sending kids back to the classroom.
Six ways I'm staying healthy and happy.
How to keep your family safe as you celebrate.
Here are six ways I’ve attempted to find space for myself in this odd pandemic year.
The pandemic has been rough for mothers everywhere. But a new study found the employment gender gap was widest in the U.S. and Canada, compared with 26 other developed countries.
In the United States, 1.3 million mothers are out of work because of the pandemic. Their losses are more than economic. Across backgrounds and careers, they describe a loss of identity.
There’s a saying, “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” For Mother’s Day, we’re remembering a handful of influential moms.
Podcast offerings for kids have exploded in the past year. Here are some of the best shows for 6- to 10-year-olds.
An expert's guide to sleep training
A series that examines the pandemic’s effect on working mothers in America.
Use these mediation techniques to build empathy and help them settle disputes themselves.
Hoping to celebrate the holidays with your kids without going overboard? Here are some tips.
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.
The beloved children’s book author on creativity, control and why even a good childhood is hard.
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.
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.
‘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.’
Sixteen women on their personal transformations.
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On bikes and scooters, “the best way to prevent an injury is to wear a helmet, and children need to follow the rules of the road,” an expert says.
Her research into childhood nutrition and obesity shed new light on not just what children eat, but also why.
Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers.
A Bubbe and a Nana share the joys of grandparenting: “This is the closest we get to immortality, right?”
Changes to middle school enrollment in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan could force City Hall to take action on school segregation.
What are the things you do that drive your parents crazy? How can parents and teenagers work to better handle these situations?
In “Women’s Work,” Megan K. Stack dares a closer look at the domestic labor arrangements that have made her writing possible.
They justify spanking by saying we were hit as children, and we turned out just fine. But did we?
Should their children be concerned?
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Dad shows up at your job interview. Mom makes your medical appointments. A recent college bribery scandal is an extreme example of a broader pattern.