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  1. Thanksgiving Lessons in Gratitude From My Grandmother Parenting, November 25

    Our pandemic sacrifices pale in comparison to her immigrant journey.

  2. Outdoor Learning, in Blustery Weather N Y T Now, November 23

    Mittens and hot tea can go a long way.

  3. The Harmful Chemical Lurking in Your Children’s Toys Parenting, November 23

    A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.

  4. New York City’s 3 Percent Problem Podcasts, November 23

    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.

  5. Ending Obesity, and Its Stigma Letters, November 21

    Readers discuss coming to terms with body image, and doctors offer their perspectives.

  6. This American Mess Styles, November 21

    Thanksgiving is here. Unfortunately, America is all over the place.

  7. As Winter Looms, Outdoor Schools Face Tough Decisions Parenting, November 20

    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.

  8. Carving a Turkey and Becoming a Man Well, November 20

    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.

  9. An Angel on the Shoulder of Your Teenage Driver (or at Least a Snitch) Business, November 19

    Many automakers offer systems that keep an eye on how fast or how far your teenager is traveling.

  10. Sanitizer for Santa? Families Adapt to a Strange Holiday Season Parenting, November 18

    The pandemic has forced us to find creative new ways to celebrate this year.

  11. Why Do We Still Have ‘Girl Stuff’ and ‘Boy Stuff’? Gender, November 18

    Lisa Selin Davis, the author of “Tomboy,” discusses the hyper-gendering of American childhood

  12. When Schools Close, Moms Fill Gaps N Y T Now, November 18

    In a brutal school year, mothers keep the country afloat.

  13. Am I Too Easy on My Kid? Parenting, November 18

    The pandemic makes enforcing rules so much harder.

  14. Recession With a Difference: Women Face Special Burden Business, November 17

    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.

  15. How Risky Are Indoor Sports This Winter? Parenting, November 17

    Parents are agonizing over whether to enroll their kids in organized indoor sports.

  16. When Schools Closed, Americans Turned to Their Usual Backup Plan: Mothers Upshot, November 17

    The pandemic is a larger example of a pattern: When unexpected family needs arise, mothers step in.

  17. How Parents Can Tame the Stress of Climate Crises Well, November 17

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. How Pediatricians Are Fending Off Coronavirus Myths Well, November 16

    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.

  20. New York City Is Poised to Close Schools N Y T Now, November 13

    Rising cases may end in-person teaching, even as restaurants remain open

  21. Leave Fat Kids Alone Op Ed, November 13

    The “war on childhood obesity” has only caused shame.

  22. How Can My College Student Come Home Safely for Thanksgiving? Well, November 13

    As coronavirus infections rage across the U.S., we asked the experts how families and students should manage the risks of the holiday break.

  23. Singing My Dad Back to Me Well, November 13

    For a moment, songs let us share the same space in our minds, though it’s only as temporary as the memory occupying his.

  24. Is It Possible to Outgrow A.D.H.D.? Well, November 13

    The challenges of the diagnosis make it unclear whether the condition is outgrown or simply becomes better managed, experts say.

  25. Celebrating Light in a Dark Year on Diwali Parenting, November 12

    The Hindu festival gives families an opportunity for closeness even while socially distancing.

  26. The Year in Pandemic Parenting Parenting, November 12

    Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

  27. ‘Mom, Look! I Made a Friend!’ Parenting, November 12

    While young children may not be able to articulate the difference, they value deep friendships over casual connections.

  28. When Co-Parents Clash in a Pandemic Parenting, November 11

    Divorced and separated parents struggle to mediate disagreements on their own.

  29. A Tough Call for Families: How to Spend Thanksgiving Parenting, November 11

    If you’re feeling pressured, here are a few ways to keep the peace.

  30. 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.

  31. The ‘Gut Wrenching’ Sacrifice of Military Moms Parenting, November 11

    Building a successful career often means long deployments away from kids and home.

  32. For Veterans Day, Some Former Military Officers Reflect on Lessons From Their Parents Well, November 10

    The values that shaped them include leadership, optimism and charting your own course.

  33. Helping Children With Anxiety in the Pandemic Well, November 9

    Even in an anxious time, children’s anxiety is treatable.

  34. Prepare for Your College Student’s Return for the Holidays At Home, November 7

    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.

  35. The Latest on Kids’ Antibodies N Y T Now, November 6

    A new study might shed light on why children experience the virus differently.

  36. My Son Thinks I’m His Teacher Parenting, November 6

    When school and home are in the same place, it’s important to draw the line between parent and educator. Here’s how.

  37. When Turning 13 Is Not the Typical Rite of Passage Well, November 6

    For my son, each birthday has been accompanied by complicated feelings, a reminder of the milestones he has not met and may never meet.

  38. The Eerie Limbo of Remote Schooling Parenting, November 5

    A mother fears that her kids are learning less and missing more.

  39. Single Parenting in a Pandemic Parenting, November 5

    How the crisis has dredged up one mother’s old regrets and worries about money.

  40. Yes, Your Kids Can Play Outside All Winter Parenting, November 4

    Hardened athletes and explorers weigh in on how to keep your kids warm.

  41. Practicing Self-Care in Uncertain Times Parenting, November 4

    Sleep won’t fix what’s broken in the world, but it will prepare you for what lies ahead.

  42. How to Know When Your Child Is Stressed Parenting, November 3

    Identifying your child’s emotional and behavioral reactions to stress is crucial, experts say, especially when anxieties are high.

  43. Escape the Boredom Trap Parenting, November 3

    No one likes it when their kid is bored out of her skull. But tedium can be an opportunity, too.

  44. Anatomía de un berrinche: qué dice la ciencia sobre las pataletas en Español, November 3

    Y cómo cortarlas de raíz antes de que empiecen.

  45. They Had Big Dreams. Now, ‘We’re Just Trying to Stay Alive.’ Interactive, November 3

    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.

  46. Escucha a tus familiares, pero escúchalos de verdad en Español, November 2

    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.

  47. When Parents Lose Their Jobs, Their Children Also Suffer. But Sometimes There’s a Consolation. Washington, October 31

    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.

  48. Europe’s Locked Down, but Schools Are Open N Y T Now, October 30

    “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.

  49. How to Talk About the Election With Your Kids Parenting, October 30

    Even if you’re stressed.

  50. What Makes a Man Manly? Trump and Biden Offer Competing Answers Upshot, October 30

    Amid a large gender gap among voters, one version of masculinity stresses toughness and the other a duty to protect the weak.

  51. What Losing My Father Taught Me About Parenting, Planets and Pain Well, October 30

    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.

  52. The Ghost Was the Least of Our Problems Styles, October 30

    After spooky things started happening in our new house, a scary thing happened in our marriage.

  53. For a High Risk-Mom, Halloween Feels Extra Tricky Parenting, October 29

    Another pandemic holiday means another impossible decision between my health and my children’s happiness.

  54. The Mystery of How Many Mothers Have Left Work Because of School Closings Business, October 29

    How one researcher arrived at a figure of more than a million and a half.

  55. Are There Any Mothers Out There Like Me? Well, October 29

    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.

  56. How to Do School When Motivation Has Gone Missing Well, October 29

    Here’s what teenagers can do to equip themselves to move forward during this difficult and frustrating time.

  57. It’s Easier to Parent With a Partner in Many Ways, Except This One Parenting, October 28

    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.

  58. The Hardest Fight to Have With Your Teen Parenting, October 28

    It’s rough for adolescents during the pandemic. Here’s what they’re going through, and how you can help.

  59. A Lullaby by Any Other Name Would Sound as Sweet Well, October 28

    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.

  60. When Will the Children Visit? Not Until There’s a Vaccine Interactive, October 27

    Mort Zwick’s philosophy is simple: ‘I happen to like my family. But I’m not insane enough to risk death.’

  61. A New World of Worry Interactive, October 20

    The opioid crisis had already turned Rhea Kelsall’s life upside down. Now, amid the pandemic, she worries about her own survival.

  62. Chaos — and Controlled Chaos Interactive, October 5

    For Carl and Jesse Crawford, raising six young children was challenging enough. Now add a pandemic.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.’

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

    Sixteen women on their personal transformations.

  66. Motherhood Changes Us All Interactive, May 5

    Becoming a mother takes a lifetime, not just a day.

  67. Get the NYT Parenting Newsletter Interactive, April 15

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