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  1. How Do I Know if My Teen Is OK? Well, Today

    In the pandemic, many of the traditional measures that indicate a teen is thriving have been rendered irrelevant.

  2. ‘The Choice Was Made for Me’: What Losing Work in the Pandemic Cost 15 Mothers Interactive, Yesterday

    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.

  3. How to Help Stressed-Out Teenagers Letters, May 16

    Readers offer advice for parents, students and schools, such as modifying expectations, taking a gap year and de-emphasizing grades.

  4. Cómo acabar con el agotamiento, sin renunciar a tu trabajo en Español, May 15

    Todos nos sentimos un poco agobiados en nuestras actividades laborales y en casa. Pero hay maneras de mantenerte alerta y recargar las pilas.

  5. Emptying the Nest. Again. Well, May 14

    Many young adults moved back in with their parents during the pandemic. Now the parents are facing a second exodus.

  6. The May 13 Covid Vaccine Coronavirus Cases live blog included one standalone post:
  7. They’re Not Anti-Vaccine, but These Parents Are Hesitant About the Covid Shot Parenting, May 12

    Many of them are vaccinated, but when it comes to their kids, the unknowns give them pause.

  8. To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches Science, May 11

    The F.D.A.’s authorization of Pfizer’s Covid shot for 12- to 15-year-olds is a milestone in battling the coronavirus, but actually getting them vaccinated involves new challenges.

  9. Schools Are Open, but Many Families Remain Hesitant to Return National, May 9

    Even as fears of the coronavirus abate, many students are continuing to opt out of in-person learning. Some school leaders are trying to woo — or push — them back.

  10. They Save the Day. (Every Day.) Six Moms on Their Superpowers. Summary, May 8

    A collection of essays curated by the Well desk features mothers acknowledging their special talents. Here, some of the team members join in.

  11. High Schools Are Posting Their College Lists. Don’t Be Misled. Business, May 7

    The rosters showing where seniors are headed say little about the role that money and value played in their decisions.

  12. I Became a Mother at 25, and I’m Not Sorry I Didn’t Wait Op Ed, May 7

    More women are delaying parenthood because they think having kids early will be hard. It is. It's also great. 

  13. 5 Tips for Taming Back-to-School Anxiety Parenting, May 7

    After months at home, some children may feel anxious about going to school or camp. Here’s how to smooth the transition.

  14. Restaurants and Broadway Are Coming Back. What About Our Schools? Metropolitan, May 7

    As the city reopens, parents, teachers and students remain stuck in a hybrid-learning holding pattern.

  15. The Perfect Gift for Moms: Money Op Ed, May 7

    Moms are celebrated once a year, but on every other day, our labor is taken for granted. 

  16. Save Snow Days! Op Ed, May 6

    Haven't kids lost enough this year?

  17. Teens Are in Crisis. So Are Their Parents. Well, May 6

    As hard as it is to be a teen today, it’s draining being the parent of one.

  18. Teens Are in Crisis. So Are Their Parents. Well, May 6

    As hard as it is to be a teen today, it’s draining being the parent of one.

  19. 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.

  20. Poll Shows Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19 Science, May 6

    The new survey also found only 9 percent of adult respondents hadn’t gotten the shot but planned to do so, suggesting the country is nearing the limit of people planning to get immunized.

  21. Poll Shows Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19 Science, May 6

    The new survey also found that only 9 percent of adults who hadn’t gotten the shot planned to do so, suggesting the country is nearing the limit of people planning to get immunized.

  22. When Grown-Ups Have Imaginary Friends Parenting, May 5

    “Parasocial relationships” explain why you think influencers are your pals.

  23. Motherless Mothers Can Be Good Moms, Too Letters, May 4

    A researcher says women without the benefit of maternal support can be good mothers, too. Also: Renewable energy; Indigenous women; chip production.

  24. Biden and the Future of the Family Op Ed, May 3

    There’s a good case for doing more to improve physical assets. There’s an overwhelming case for doing more to help families with children.

  25. Mother’s Day Can Be Painful. It Can Also Reconnect Us to the World. Op Ed, May 3

    Mother’s Day is a time for contemplating the ways we’re connected, through joy and sorrow, across time and across species.

  26. Women Who Said No to Motherhood Styles, May 3

    A photographer in Berlin is capturing the lives of the consciously child-free.

  27. Why a New Mother’s Biggest Asset Is Often Her Own Mom Op Ed, May 1

    Scientists have found intergenerational care may be the key to thriving mothers, and children.

  28. How to Beat Burnout — Without Quitting Your Job Parenting, April 30

    We’re all feeling a little fried at work and home. But there are ways to stay sharp and recharge.

  29. Think Outside the Brunch for Mother’s Day At Home, April 30

    You can do better than grocery store flowers and a card, can’t you?

  30. ‘How’s Our Girl?’: On Loving a Foster Child and Letting Go Well, April 30

    Every time we choose to love other mortal beings, someday, we will have to give them back.

  31. Give Power to the Parents! Op Ed, April 29

    Biden gets family policy half right.

  32. Valerie Cirillo-Bunch, a Child-Care Sage, Dies at 41 Obits, April 28

    She worked with preschoolers, infants and their parents, “the mom that other moms looked up to.” She died of Covid-19.

  33. Why Your Kid Is Such a Tattletale Parenting, April 28

    There’s a developmental reason behind children’s obsession with rules.

  34. Parents’ Diet and Exercise Habits, Even Before Birth, May Contribute to Child’s Well-Being Well, April 28

    Physical activity during pregnancy might have long-lasting benefits for a child’s health, new research suggests.

  35. Eating Disorders in Teens Have ‘Exploded’ in the Pandemic Well, April 28

    Here’s what parents need to know.

  36. Is There Really Such a Thing as Maternal Instinct? Book Review, April 27

    In “Mom Genes,” Abigail Tucker attempts to uncover the science behind what makes a mother and reveals her own struggle to be a good one.

  37. A 4-Year-Old Child Is Not a Problem. And Expulsion Is Not a Solution. Op Ed, April 25

    There is an effective approach to breaking the preschool-to-prison pipeline.

  38. Why Women Do the Household Worrying Parenting, April 21

    And how to get men to do more of it.

  39. How I’m Talking to My Kids About the Derek Chauvin Verdict Op Ed, April 20

    We must walk a fine line between truth and hope.

  40. Want Your Kid to Learn Something New? Sign Yourself Up, Too. Parenting, April 20

    How taking on unfamiliar challenges alongside my daughter benefits us both.

  41. Emerging From the Pandemic With Acne, Facial Hair and Body Odor Well, April 19

    Young people experiencing the body changes of puberty without being in school are facing a unique set of challenges. Here’s how parents can support them.

  42. My Second Phase of Adulthood Op Ed, April 18

    How I’m changing my perspective on life.

  43. 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.

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

    An expert's guide to sleep training

  45. The Primal Scream Interactive, February 4

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

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

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

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

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.’

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

    Sixteen women on their personal transformations.

  54. Get the NYT Parenting Newsletter Interactive, April 15

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