“When a baby arrives in the world, there is no reason it should be just the mother who takes care of it,” President Emmanuel Macron said in announcing the extension.
Experts warn that seemingly harmless interactions with close family and friends may be driving the spread of Covid.
You don’t need Google Classroom to teach your children, says Ainsley Arment, the founder of Wild + Free. Just nature, literature and a community of patient “mamas.”
There’s no cure for acute flaccid myelitis, or A.F.M., but early detection is key for better outcomes.
There are currently no trials underway, making a vaccine unlikely before fall of 2021. And students are missing online school at alarming rates.
It’s my daughter’s main social outlet, and I’m not taking it away from her.
PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
Overwhelmed and overworked parents are on the brink. They need to cut themselves some slack.
Early data for the new school year suggests that attendance in virtual classrooms is down, possibly because students are working or caring for siblings.
My parents wanted a better life for me, but they didn’t know that the scars of their own childhood traumas could still cause pain.
If Captain America can defeat the Red Skull, a child can conquer her anxiety of a Zoom class.
While scientists are rushing to develop an immunization for adults, no one has started the process yet for children.
Most lower-income students are learning online. But in Cajon Valley, Calif., they’re back in school. Here’s how they did it.
The Conservation Test
The pandemic may offer opportunities to help adolescents and young adults make good decisions regarding sexual and social behavior.
The program aims to counter social media that bombards young people with images of perfect bodies.
In a family plagued by addiction, I was determined to help my teen recover from surgery without opiates.
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.
Looking after two small kids while going through chemotherapy is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
‘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.’
Benefits depend on where people work, and the kind of job they have, a new survey finds, highlighting disparities that predate the pandemic.
With schools set to reopen this month, families can get quick results at public hospitals and new rapid testing clinics as the city works to improve its testing system.
For special-needs students, trying to return to the classroom, or just staying at home, presents a new set of challenges.
Here’s how to push back on social media and in person.
The pandemic has disrupted kids’ normal snack habits. Here are small ways to bring back a flexible eating schedule.
In “A Better Man,” the comedian proposes a sincere vision for modern masculinity.
Workers with children bristle at the notion that they are enjoying special privileges.
Scientists who have studied the ways children process and use the information hidden by masks say that children will find ways to communicate, and that parents and teachers can help.
After another child at my son’s day care tested positive, I ran into obstacle after obstacle trying to get him a test. I quickly learned I wasn’t alone among concerned parents of young children.
Face mask? Check. Hand sanitizer? Got it. Here’s how you can help kids ease back into school this fall.
Measuring skills, not test scores, is key.
Educators’ deaths are part of an unabated pandemic.
For some families, the pandemic has meant a return to their native languages.
With myriad back-to-school options to choose from, moms’ groups have hit judgment overload.
For those who reconcile with estranged relatives, the key is “letting go of the attempt to have the other person see the past as they saw it,” the author of a new book says.
Why exposure to other germy kids might matter.
Alberto Paniz-Mondolfi treated some of the world’s most horrendous infectious diseases before fleeing Venezuela. Now that experience is helping him untangle MIS-C.
New studies show caregivers with young children are stressed, with no signs of relief on the horizon.
I’m trying to teach my kids the sharp specificity of my native Kashmiri, even though they don’t speak the language.
As a pediatrician and mother, I thought I knew a lot about parenting. But I was blindsided by my daughter’s coming out as trans, and that first year was riddled with mistakes.
The hours blur together, sure, but creating distinct spaces, keeping a schedule and sharing resources can help.
Roll call becomes a roster of absences. Some students write fantasies of escape. Can a new life begin when you are confined with siblings and parents?
Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children.
So far, nearly 40 percent of families have opted to have their children learn fully remotely when public schools reopen on Sept. 21.
I’m 16. When my parents were my age, they didn’t have the internet and they didn’t have a pandemic.
The California state assemblywoman brought her month-old baby to the chamber — and instantly became an image of moms who do it all.
Parents who get shingles can experience debilitating symptoms and pass the chickenpox virus to their children. So why can’t they access the vaccine?
Getting a pandemic puppy seemed like a bad idea for a blended family. Until we did it.
School has begun, here’s how to reintroduce routines.
Learning in 2020 is going to be a roller-coaster of adjustment — here’s how to retain some joy.
How parents can distinguish between hand-washing that is a reasonable reaction to a real threat and something more concerning.
Working parents toggle constantly among competing commitments, but many don’t want to do less; they want to do it all, better.
The majority of American families don’t fit the married mom-and-dad model, so why does heteronormative paperwork persist?
Parents are wrestling with difficult choices over sending their children to school. Here’s how one science reporter made the decision.
I’m no merry home educator, but I’ll be channeling the “Magic School Bus” captain when my children and I return for round two of remote learning.
Many children may learn of a grandparent’s death without a chance to visit to say goodbye.
This year is ‘almost like a full reset. A horrible reset, but a full reset.’
Take the time to select the right clinician for your family. Trust us, it’s more important than picking the perfect stroller. Here are some tips to help you get started.
How to decode your child’s symptoms, and advice on when to stay home and get tested.
They’re everywhere and can impair fertility and interfere with child development.
There’s a large partisan divide in parents’ views on whether it’s safe for students and teachers to return to school, several new surveys find.
Sixteen women on their personal transformations.
Becoming a mother takes a lifetime, not just a day.
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