Our pandemic sacrifices pale in comparison to her immigrant journey.
Mittens and hot tea can go a long way.
A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.
The nation’s largest public school system defied the odds to reopen for in-person classes. Eight weeks later, the schools are having to shut again.
Readers discuss coming to terms with body image, and doctors offer their perspectives.
Thanksgiving is here. Unfortunately, America is all over the place.
With coronavirus cases surging, educators who moved classes outside are now grappling with how to keep kids safe from both the virus and the elements.
My father brought the brutality of the slaughterhouse to the table with him. I had to find other role models to become a different kind of man.
Many automakers offer systems that keep an eye on how fast or how far your teenager is traveling.
The pandemic has forced us to find creative new ways to celebrate this year.
Lisa Selin Davis, the author of “Tomboy,” discusses the hyper-gendering of American childhood
In a brutal school year, mothers keep the country afloat.
The pandemic makes enforcing rules so much harder.
Hit hard by job losses and the pandemic’s effect on schooling and child care, American women face short-term difficulties and long-term repercussions.
Parents are agonizing over whether to enroll their kids in organized indoor sports.
The pandemic is a larger example of a pattern: When unexpected family needs arise, mothers step in.
When pandemic parenting is topped off by wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme events, some stress-relieving measures are particularly suited to getting through the challenges.
The beloved children’s book author on creativity, control and why even a good childhood is hard.
Doctors report misinformation at both extremes, with some parents worrying about taking impossible precautions and others encouraged to believe their children can’t get infected.
Rising cases may end in-person teaching, even as restaurants remain open
The “war on childhood obesity” has only caused shame.
As coronavirus infections rage across the U.S., we asked the experts how families and students should manage the risks of the holiday break.
For a moment, songs let us share the same space in our minds, though it’s only as temporary as the memory occupying his.
The challenges of the diagnosis make it unclear whether the condition is outgrown or simply becomes better managed, experts say.
The Hindu festival gives families an opportunity for closeness even while socially distancing.
Scenes and snippets from families across the country.
While young children may not be able to articulate the difference, they value deep friendships over casual connections.
Divorced and separated parents struggle to mediate disagreements on their own.
If you’re feeling pressured, here are a few ways to keep the peace.
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.
Building a successful career often means long deployments away from kids and home.
The values that shaped them include leadership, optimism and charting your own course.
Even in an anxious time, children’s anxiety is treatable.
Plan out the trip home and set ground rules for safe socializing. And remember that they’ve had a tough year, too, so give them the space to talk about it.
A new study might shed light on why children experience the virus differently.
When school and home are in the same place, it’s important to draw the line between parent and educator. Here’s how.
For my son, each birthday has been accompanied by complicated feelings, a reminder of the milestones he has not met and may never meet.
A mother fears that her kids are learning less and missing more.
How the crisis has dredged up one mother’s old regrets and worries about money.
Hardened athletes and explorers weigh in on how to keep your kids warm.
Sleep won’t fix what’s broken in the world, but it will prepare you for what lies ahead.
Identifying your child’s emotional and behavioral reactions to stress is crucial, experts say, especially when anxieties are high.
No one likes it when their kid is bored out of her skull. But tedium can be an opportunity, too.
Y cómo cortarlas de raíz antes de que empiecen.
Acadianna Begay, 19, was hoping to leave home, get a job, start a family. Her father saw his work evaporate. Now they’re taking care of relatives, young and old.
Las habilidades de comunicación eficaces son más importantes que nunca en nuestra existencia confinada. Es un talento especialmente valioso durante la cuarentena, que ha provocado tensión incluso en las relaciones más sólidas.
The sudden increase of time with their children has reminded some low-income parents of what they have been missing. “It’s an odd silver lining, but it’s there,” says Jane Waldfogel, a professor at the Columbia School of Social Work.
“We cannot and will not allow our children and young people’s futures to be another victim of this disease,” the Irish prime minister said.
Even if you’re stressed.
Amid a large gender gap among voters, one version of masculinity stresses toughness and the other a duty to protect the weak.
Pain, both physical and emotional, is not something to be feared; it’s something to learn to manage, no matter your age, health or time left to live.
After spooky things started happening in our new house, a scary thing happened in our marriage.
Another pandemic holiday means another impossible decision between my health and my children’s happiness.
How one researcher arrived at a figure of more than a million and a half.
I spent months agonizing over my lack of a partner or high-powered career. But it was my depression that almost upended my dream of motherhood.
Here’s what teenagers can do to equip themselves to move forward during this difficult and frustrating time.
I was my son’s only parent and our bond was strong. Now, I’m worried my daughter and I won’t have that connection.
It’s rough for adolescents during the pandemic. Here’s what they’re going through, and how you can help.
Babies love lullabies, regardless of what culture the songs come from, what language they are sung in, or even who sings them, a new study suggests.
Mort Zwick’s philosophy is simple: ‘I happen to like my family. But I’m not insane enough to risk death.’
The opioid crisis had already turned Rhea Kelsall’s life upside down. Now, amid the pandemic, she worries about her own survival.
For Carl and Jesse Crawford, raising six young children was challenging enough. Now add a pandemic.
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.
Becoming a mother takes a lifetime, not just a day.
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