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  1. The Pressures and Privileges of Being a Parent in 2021 Book Review, Today

    Three new books delve into the choices faced by modern families.

  2. Mitos y verdades sobre el tiempo en pantalla de los niños en Español, Yesterday

    Las reglas absolutas sobre los niños y la tecnología no ayudan, dice una experta en desarrollo infantil.

  3. A Smarter Way to Make Decisions About Your Kids Op Ed, July 31

    What parents can learn from the strategies of well-run companies.

  4. China Targets Costly Tutoring Classes. Parents Want to Save Them. Business, July 30

    Many families and experts say Beijing’s education overhaul will help the rich and make the system even more competitive for those who can barely afford it.

  5. What’s Ripping American Families Apart? Op Ed, July 29

    The U.S. seems to be in the middle of a pervasive psychological decline.

  6. The Debate Over Masks, Mandates and Booster Shots Letters, July 29

    The changing guidance and requirements as Covid cases surge. Also: Don't count cities out; Yosemite's charred landscape; with children, and without; essential workers.

  7. Kids Are Going Back to School. How Do We Keep Them Safe? Well, July 29

    As the Delta variant rages, parents remain confused about how their children can safely return to classrooms in the midst of a pandemic. Here are answers to common questions.

  8. ‘Sex Talks’ Should Start Earlier Than You Think Parenting, July 28

    Some parents feel awkward and reluctant to discuss bodies, consent and sexuality; their kids pay the price.

  9. Can We Drop a Dog Walker for Her Political Opinions? Magazine, July 27

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on considering someone’s point of view when paying for their services.

  10. The Messy Truth About Kids’ Screen Time Business, July 26

    Absolute rules about children and technology don’t help, says a child development expert.

  11. Why Do Parents Keep Hearing About the Microbiome? Parenting, July 25

    Some companies are marketing baby soaps, lotions, supplements and more as being ‘biome-friendly.’ But there’s reason to be skeptical.

  12. After a Republican outcry, Tennessee redirects vaccine outreach to teenagers, shifting it to their parents. Foreign, July 23

    Two weeks ago, a campaign to encourage public school students to get vaccinated was halted when Republican elected officials complained that parents should make the decisions.

  13. My Quest to Become a Better Aunt Parenting, July 21

    To develop a closer bond with my nephew, I asked the experts where to start.

  14. What You’ll Remember Video, July 20

    Stable, affordable housing was out of reach for a San Francisco Bay Area family. So they built a home without a house.

  15. I Gave Birth, but My Husband Developed Postpartum Depression Well, July 19

    Many men struggle with mental health after becoming fathers. But stigma and societal norms keep them from getting help.

  16. How to Have a Fun, Multigenerational Family Vacation Travel, July 17

    Sometimes a trip with small children means the same chores in a different place. Here’s advice on how to make it a vacation.

  17. Modern Love Podcast: The Upside of Our Parents’ Divorce Styles, July 14

    Between parental standoffs and handoffs, these siblings formed an unshakable bond.

  18. How to Find an L.G.B.T.-Friendly Pediatrician Well, July 14

    Your child’s doctor can offer support when it comes to gender identity and sexual orientation.

  19. ‘Mommy Brain’ Is Real Parenting, July 14

    How to deal with forgetfulness, and embrace your mind’s new ‘superpowers.’

  20. Why a Patriotic Education Can Be Valuable Op Ed, July 10

    Americans should learn the whole truth about our history. But it still makes sense to start with heroism and inspiration.

  21. The C.D.C. Issues New School Guidance, With Emphasis on Full Reopening Washington, July 9

    The guidance acknowledges that many students have suffered from months of virtual learning.

  22. A Packed Schedule Doesn’t Really ‘Enrich’ Your Child Op Ed, July 9

    Overscheduling them with extracurriculars or putting them in front of screens aren’t the only choices.

  23. Nuestro divorcio no acabó conmigo ni con mis hijos en Español, July 9

    Tres décadas después de su separación, una escritora celebra el que habría sido su aniversario 44 de bodas con un sentimiento de aceptación.

  24. Advice for Artists Whose Parents Want Them to Be Engineers Op Ed, July 8

    How to follow your heart, even if it disappoints your parents.

  25. Who’s Happy About In-Person Summer School? N.Y.C. Parents. Metro, July 8

    With low virus rates easing safety concerns, more than 200,000 children have been enrolled in the city’s summer learning program.

  26. Three Musical Notes, 1,848 Miles and a Lifetime of Memories Styles, July 7

    Instead of walking down the aisle, the father of the bride escorted his daughter to her new husband in a road trip to Texas, forging a new, special bond.

  27. Time is running out for many eligible U.S. students to get fully vaccinated before schools reopen. National, July 7

    In some parts of the country, the first day of school is six or seven weeks away. It takes at least five weeks to get both doses of the Pfizer vaccine and have them be fully effective.

  28. There’s No Right Way to Dress Your Baby Parenting, July 7

    Eventually my son will develop his own style, but what should he wear until then?

  29. How to Support Adult Children Struggling With Mental Health Well, July 7

    Expert advice on how to gently offer help and compassion.

  30. ‘No me siento culpable’: una pareja mayor reveló una serie de asesinatos en Irán en Español, July 6

    Un matrimonio iraní ha confesado haber asesinado y desmembrado a su hijo años después de matar a su hija y el marido de esta. No se arrepienten.

  31. A ‘Broken Home’ Didn’t Break Me, or My Kids Op Ed, July 5

    Three decades after her divorce, the novelist Joyce Maynard celebrates what would have been her 44th wedding anniversary. 

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

    How to keep your family safe as you celebrate.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

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

    An expert's guide to sleep training

  39. The Primal Scream Interactive, February 4

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

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

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

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

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

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.’

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

    Sixteen women on their personal transformations.

  48. Get the NYT Parenting Newsletter Interactive, April 15

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