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  1. A Return to Quarantine Parenting, Yesterday

    The virus scare in my child’s class was inevitable, but I didn’t expect it to come so soon.

  2. Is This the Cure for the Loneliness of American Motherhood? Opinion, October 22

    American moms are isolated, overworked and undersupported. The solution may be living together, separately.

  3. Otro posible efecto de la pandemia: más berrinches en las escuelas en Español, October 22

    Diversos profesores explican cómo mejorar el aprendizaje social y emocional de los estudiantes.

  4. Men Are Caregivers, Too, in Democrats’ Plan The Upshot, October 22

    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.

  5. Parents, Will You Vaccinate Your Children for Covid? Health, October 21

    Tell us whether you plan to have your children immunized and what factors led to your decision.

  6. Why Kids May Be Melting Down at School Parenting, October 20

    Teachers across the country on how to support children’s social and emotional learning.

  7. How to Talk to Teens About Edibles Well, October 19

    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.

  8. How to Prepare Your Kid for a Coronavirus Exposure at School Well, October 18

    Because even classrooms with the strictest safety protocols might have to deal with some cases.

  9. Between Fear and the Need to Feel Alive Well, October 18

    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.

  10. Anni Bergman, Therapist Who Listened to Children, Dies at 102 Science, October 17

    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.

  11. How Democrats Should Sell Themselves to Avoid Electoral Disaster Opinion, October 17

    Sampling the responses to Ezra Klein's column. Also: Children who've lost caregivers to Covid; an exercise ethic.

  12. Do I Really Have to Go Trick-or-Treating Again? Parenting, October 16

    I enjoyed a break from spooky szn.

  13. A Home Built for the Next Pandemic Opinion, October 15

    A new Covid concept house pitches itself as empowering and feminist. Is it?

  14. Pete Buttigieg Joins the Parental Leave Debate: ‘This Is Work.’ U.S., October 15

    “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.”

  15. The End of Gifted Programs? U.S., October 13

    New York City may overhaul its elementary admissions to the selective track.

  16. How to Counter Pro-Trump Extremism Opinion, October 13

    Readers discuss how to combat Trumpism. Also: The F.D.A. decision on e-cigarettes; the port crisis; parents and teenagers; decluttering responsibly. 

  17. Which of These 4 Family Policies Deserves Top Priority? The Upshot, October 13

    We asked 18 academics what they would choose if they could pick only one, as Senator Manchin has reportedly advised.

  18. Cómo hablar con tus hijos sobre las vacunas en Español, October 13

    Las dudas y miedos sobre las vacunas pueden ser una oportunidad de enseñarle a nuestros hijos algo de empatía.

  19. The Messy Truth About Teen Girls and Instagram Parenting, October 13

    You can’t blame social media for everything.

  20. From Our Readers: Rebuilding After Divorce Interactive, October 12

    Readers share stories of how they grew after their divorce or spouse's death.

  21. How to Help Prepare Kids for Suffering Opinion, October 10

    We should resist the temptation to shield children from the realities of the pandemic.

  22. The Hot New Back-to-School Accessory? An Air Quality Monitor. Health, October 10

    Parents are sneaking carbon dioxide monitors into their children’s schools to determine whether the buildings are safe.

  23. Where Parents Have Abducted Their Own Children in a Bid for Custody World, October 10

    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.

  24. Joe Manchin’s Choices on Family Policy Opinion, October 9

    How the conservative Democrat should be negotiating with his party.

  25. Why I’m Ending My ‘Wealth Matters’ Column Times Insider, October 9

    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.

  26. Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today U.S., October 7

    Vaccines for kids inch forward.

  27. Over 120,000 American Children Have Lost a Parent or Caregiver to Covid-19, Study Says Health, October 7

    New findings showed wide racial disparities among those whose caregivers had died during the pandemic.

  28. Stop Bashing Other Parents for Their Vaccine Choices in Front of Your Kids Opinion, October 6

    Don’t miss this opportunity to model empathy.

  29. The Fight to Ban Books U.S., October 6

    Critical race theory battles hit libraries.

  30. Clint and Ron Howard Remember When They Were Just ‘The Boys’ Books, October 6

    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.

  31. Moms Are Back to Work, But Child Care Resources Are ‘Laughable’ Parenting, October 6

    Yearlong waiting lists, babysitters nowhere to be found, and families feeling the strain.

  32. Parents sound off on testimony about the harms of Facebook and Instagram. Technology, October 5

    “My daughter was damaged by Instagram,” one user tweeted.

  33. English Schools Drop Mask Mandates, but Questions Rise Along With Cases World, October 5

    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.

  34. How to Be Less Fearful of the Dark Magazine, October 5

    Consider playing games in the dark to change the narrative and make it fun.

  35. Diapers Are the Latest Pandemic Shortage U.S., October 3

    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.

  36. Divorce Can Be an Act of Radical Self-Love Opinion, September 30

    I didn’t divorce my husband because I didn’t love him. I divorced my husband because I loved myself more.

  37. Memo to Democrats: ‘Grow Up. Do Your Job.’ Opinion, September 29

    Suggestions for Democrats in Congress; the return of live performances; Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; an airline no-fly list; boys' struggles.

  38. Is ‘Momsomnia’ Keeping You Up at Night? Parenting, September 29

    There is help for parental sleep problems.

  39. New Limits Give Chinese Video Gamers Whiplash Business, September 26

    China has a complex relationship with video games. New government rules for minors have made it even more so.

  40. Whales So Close You Can Touch Them: A Family Adventure in Canada Travel, September 25

    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.”

  41. A Virus Expert’s Advice for Safe Schools Interactive, August 5

    What the spread of the Delta variant means for sending kids back to the classroom.

  42. How I Hold It Together: Ordering In and More Interactive, August 5

    Six ways I'm staying healthy and happy.

  43. What to Know About Fireworks and Safety Interactive, July 2

    How to keep your family safe as you celebrate.

  44. How I Hold It Together: Texting and More Interactive, June 8

    Here are six ways I’ve attempted to find space for myself in this odd pandemic year.

  45. Why The Pandemic Was Terrible For Working Moms Interactive, June 2

    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.

  46. The Pandemic Created a Child-Care Crisis. Mothers Bore the Burden. Interactive, May 17

    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.

  47. Mothers Who Shaped the World Interactive, May 6

    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.

  48. 7 Podcast Episodes Big Kids Will Love Interactive, March 17

    Podcast offerings for kids have exploded in the past year. Here are some of the best shows for 6- to 10-year-olds.

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

    An expert's guide to sleep training

  50. The Primal Scream Interactive, February 4

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

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

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

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

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

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.’

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

    Sixteen women on their personal transformations.

  59. Get the NYT Parenting Newsletter Interactive, April 15

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

  60. Children’s Safety on Wheels Well, June 10

    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.

  61. Leann Birch, Who Knew How to Get a Child to Eat Peas, Dies at 72 Obits, June 2

    Her research into childhood nutrition and obesity shed new light on not just what children eat, but also why.

  62. The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells Well, April 18

    Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers.

  63. Anna Quindlen’s ‘Life in the 60s’ Well, April 17

    A Bubbe and a Nana share the joys of grandparenting: “This is the closest we get to immortality, right?”

  64. Facing Segregated Schools, Parents Took Integration Into Their Own Hands. It’s Working. Metro, April 16

    Changes to middle school enrollment in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan could force City Hall to take action on school segregation.

  65. Do You Push Your Parents’ Buttons? Learning, April 12

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

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

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

  67. 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?

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

    Should their children be concerned?

  69. When Your Kid Realizes Bedtime Is a Scam Parenting, March 25

    Welcome to the NYT Parenting newsletter.

  70. Young Adulthood in America: Children Are Grown, but Parenting Doesn’t Stop Upshot, March 13

    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.