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  1. Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks May Offer Benefits Well, Yesterday

    First-time mothers who had labor induced at 39 weeks were less likely to need C-sections.

  2. How to Minimize Repetitive Stress Injuries From Carrying a Baby Well, Yesterday

    The early months as a baby grows can be hard on a parent’s muscles, because none of that “weight lifting” is guided by the strengthening — or the safety — of the parent.

  3. From Tokyo to Paris, Parents Tell Americans to Chill Upshot, August 2

    In many countries, children have the very freedoms that American parents can grant only by chafing against law or custom, our international readers say.

  4. Rebranding Motherhood Well, August 10

    Maybe more of us would have children if it weren’t seen as such an exercise in sacrifice. If we weren’t told that we were going to lose every bit of the self we had finally grown to love.

  5. Listen: Ellie Kemper Reads ‘When Mothers Bully Back’ Styles, August 8

    This week on Modern Love: The Podcast, the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star tells the story of a woman who tests the limits of parental protectiveness.

  6. A ‘Generationally Perpetuated’ Pattern: Daughters Do More Chores Upshot, August 8

    They also earn less allowance, suggesting that the gender inequality in pay begins at home, and early in life. But there are signs the gap is narrowing.

  7. The Gap Between Older and Younger Mothers Letters, August 8

    Readers discuss personal experience and the coming demographic changes.

  8. Kaboom! Cody! Rudi! Young Flippers Embrace Gtramp, a New Sport for the Instagram Set Well, August 7

    The trampoline offshoot blends the countercultural aspect of skateboarding with the raw daring of parkour and freestyle snowboarding, all of it fueled by social media.

  9. When Adopted Children Want to Meet Their Birth Parents Well, August 7

    Guidelines for successfully managing what is often an emotional and unpredictable experience.

  10. Lessons From Life in a One-Bathroom House Well, August 6

    The toothbrushes jostled for space in the toothbrush holder as their owners jostled for space and time in front of the mirror.

  11. Revealing the Lives of Black Fathers Photo, August 6

    Robyn Price Pierre looked to her family, classmates and friends to create personal photos exploring black fatherhood.

  12. The Age That Women Have Babies: How a Gap Divides America Interactive, August 4

    Family life looks very different across the country, depending when women first give birth.

  13. Losing My Son to Reading Op Ed, August 4

    Books helped me gain independence. So it saddens me just a bit to see my son reading on his own.

  14. My Father Staged His Suicide to Look Like a Murder Well, August 3

    Even with answers about his sensational death, I have unresolved questions about his complicated life.

  15. A Child Is Left Unattended. Is It Neglect? Letters, August 2

    Or is society imposing its judgment of proper parenting? Readers have starkly different reactions to an article about being arrested for briefly leaving a child alone in a car.

  16. Jacinda Ardern Embraces Dual Role: New Zealand Prime Minister and Mom Foreign, August 2

    New Zealand’s prime minister, back from six weeks’ maternity leave, told reporters to expect “the odd press conference with a little bit of spill on me.”

  17. The Particular Joy of Being a Grandparent Op Ed, August 1

    I have raised five children. But I have never felt this pure, unfettered happiness.

  18. Sharing a Parent’s Bed Letters, July 31

    A reader proposes better counsel about co-sleeping.

  19. Recognizing Eating Disorders in Time to Help Well, July 30

    Experts say an eating disorder should not be considered normal adolescent behavior, and they urge adults to try to stop the problem before it becomes entrenched.

  20. When Medicines Affect a Child’s Mind and Behavior Well, July 30

    What doctors and parents should discuss about medicating a child for A.D.H.D., anxiety or depression.

  21. Motherhood in the Age of Fear Op Ed, July 27

    Women are being harassed and even arrested for making perfectly rational parenting decisions.

  22. When Being a Good ‘Dad’ Gets You Promoted to ‘Mommy’ Well, July 27

    “He’s so involved,” say the collective “they” when Dad surprisingly goes off gender script by packing lunches or joining the P.T.A.

  23. How to Help a Teenager Be College-Ready Well, July 26

    Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.

  24. Together, Parents Boost Their Children’s Early Learning Op Ed, July 24

    In Boston, where nearly 40 percent of children enter kindergarten not ready in literacy, a parent-led movement to bolster readiness is growing.

  25. As Easy as Riding a Bike Well, July 23

    Your brain performs complicated engineering feats to allow you to balance on a bicycle. To thank it, wear your helmet, and make sure your kids wear theirs.

  26. A 3-Year-Old Died at a Texas Day Care. Here Are Ways to Keep Your Child Safe. Express, July 22

    A boy died recently after being left in a day care van, an accident that officials said was avoidable. We looked at how to evaluate a day care program and assess its safety standards.

  27. The Heartbreak of Raising a Black Daughter in a Red State Op Ed, July 21

    She has been rejected by classmates because of her race and called “the maid.” Given the messages from the White House, I’m not surprised.

  28. Nascar’s Future Depends on These 5-Year-Olds Styles, July 21

    For families whose children harbor racing aspirations, quarter-midget tracks offer one of the earliest possible introductions to motor sports — leading some children to race before they can read.

  29. Parents Aren’t Good Judges of Their Kids’ Sugar Intake Magazine, July 19

    Three-quarters of parents underestimated the total amount of sugar in common foods like juice, yogurt and pizza.

  30. Parents Behaving Badly: A Youth Sports Crisis Caught on Video Sports, July 18

    Belligerent parents have caused a severe shortage of referees. Now some of them are being publicly shamed.

  31. Getting ‘Consent’ for Sex Is Too Low a Bar Well, July 18

    What if we advised young people to check for nothing less than enthusiastic agreement from their sexual partners?

  32. Raising My Child in a Doomed World Op Ed, July 16

    Some would say the mistake was having our daughter in the first place.

  33. Writing Prescriptions to Play Outdoors Well, July 16

    Advantages for children include being physically active, spending time in nature and getting away from screens. And fun.