A school counselor and a children’s book author offer advice for talking to children about racism and George Floyd.
The truth about black mold, fungus farts and that goop in the corner of your shower.
For teens and young adults who join demonstrations, experts suggest measures that can reduce the potential for harm.
Working from home has highlighted and compounded the heavier domestic burden borne by women. Now office reopenings may force new career sacrifices.
These books can help start the conversation.
The conversation about race needs to start early and keep happening.
Find a song you collectively love that is fun to sing. You don’t have to become a music theorist, but learn to harmonize.
Some children may need professional help during the lockdown, but there are several things parents can do to ease the quarantine blues.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether to share private information about a cousin with family members from whom she is estranged — and more.
Armed with DNA test results, Kara Bos is asking a South Korean court to rule that an 85-year-old man in Seoul is her father. Her paternity lawsuit could set a precedent for overseas adoptees.
A mother recounts the pushback she received from her own family in raising a gender-nonconforming child.
As always, parents must weigh the risks, look at what the experts say and make decisions based on their own level of comfort.
‘Poo-phoria’ makes kids say the darndest things
Reopening requires cash, safety renovations and parental confidence — all of which are in short supply.
As a mom myself in this newly perilous era, I’ve begun to understand my own mother’s extreme protectiveness.
How the pandemic healed our broken family.
Experts identify common hazards in the home and what can be done to prevent accidents.
Children whose parents work on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak worry about jobs they say are important but hazardous.
How to have productive conversations without rancor.
School start times are the biggest reason teenagers are often tired. There may have been some justification for it in the past, but not now.
If your child is extra clingy right now, here’s why — and what you can do about it.
Maybe you need to put a little more “work” in your “work from home.”
With no weekend sports, volunteering or church obligations, our family connections are flourishing.
Should the kids use a public bathroom? Is bike riding with friends allowed? Here’s how to deal with a new kind of parenting disagreement.
A plan to transform camps into safe retreats for families.
We’re homemakers, stay-at-home parents and paid workers. All at the same time.
With little else to do, many people are savoring the time they have for simple pleasures like eating and dancing with the ones they love.
New York City’s 1.1 million schoolchildren and their families are steeling themselves for an unusual summer.
The blogger motivating men to care about emotional labor.
Covid-19 offers parents and teenagers a limited number of unsatisfying options, but partial solutions may be better than no solution at all.
La nueva enfermedad inflamatoria relacionada con la COVID-19 que afecta a niños es alarmante, pero por suerte es muy poco frecuente y es fácil de detectar.
Some programs are planning on testing, disinfecting and social distancing to protect children from the virus. Others say camp can’t be safe this year.
With summer camps shut down and beach vacations seeming risky, homeowners are investing in ways to create a summer retreat at home.
We want to hear what creative family activities you’ve come up with to replace summer vacations and camps.
The pandemic poses new safety challenges around water. Parents should be ready.
Volume is not the only measure to consider. Duration also contributes to damage to our kids’ ears.
Our goal should be to make the benefits outweigh any potential harm.
To compare is human, even during a pandemic.
The new inflammatory disease is scary but thankfully rare and easy to spot.
The new inflammatory disease is scary but thankfully rare and easy to spot.
With in-person camps canceled because of the coronavirus, many are going online — but that’s not an option for some families.
Teachers, caregivers and even clowns are feeling the pain of separation just as much as our children.
Nikita Stewart’s article about Troop 6000 landed them on the front page. Her book should lead to a bigger conversation about their struggles.
El coronavirus ha acentuado más que nunca la desigual repartición del trabajo doméstico en las parejas japonesas.
Families everywhere can take lessons from Spain as it struggles to help children cope.
Would he be able to help smooth out my own marital conflicts?
A survey suggests that nearly half of children with difficulty sleeping have taken melatonin.
Boredom and stress are two big contributors to emotional eating, and children have a lot of both right now.
Readers respond to a Sunday Review essay with their own experiences, personal and professional.
Podría parecer extraño responder a una mala conducta con un gesto de apoyo o empatía, pero en este momento los niños necesitan mucha más compasión que nunca.
The coronavirus pandemic is exposing like never before the severe disparities in how Japanese couples divide household work.
Grandkid duty can be ‘wonderful and exhausting’
A series of children’s books can help start conversations about deeply uncomfortable subjects.
Experts urge caution and continued protective measures for playgrounds, play dates and family travel.
Parents are getting creative to make physical activity fun, yet easy, during lockdown.
Going home to ride out the pandemic can offer security, but with a downside: lost independence and “totally arrested development.”
Separated and stuck at home, teen couples are in a star-crossed state.
I’m afraid of holding a tight line of protection and having it snap under the weight of my almost-adult kid’s frustration.
The chronic condition, typically thought of as an ‘adult’ problem, can affect up to 3 percent of kids between 3 and 7.
Many children are struggling to find their footing in the land of virtual friendships, one that involves unfamiliar technology and face-to-face communication skills online.
To provide all of my son’s physical and occupational therapy at home in the pandemic, I’m constantly rigging solutions for the items we don’t have.
One mother knows what it’s like to live in fear of the world’s germs. She’s been doing it for nine years.
Readers tell us how they’re managing the Parent-Employee-Teacher trifecta during the pandemic.
Your child may have setbacks during the school shutdown. But remember, schools will open again at some point and help get things back on track.
How to get through the rest of the year.
Parents are facing difficult moments as children confront the death of a loved one, something they may not fully understand.
Los niños no están en el centro de la pandemia. Pero los pediatras están inquietos por ellos y sus familias, ahora y en el futuro próximo.
As schools and day cares remain closed, some grandparents have become primary caretakers.
Introducing the concept of God is daunting. For now, determination and a little humor will have to do.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether schools should adopt a policy of universal “credit/no credit” this semester — and more.
With grown children back under their parents’ roof in the pandemic, there are issues of independence, privacy and housekeeping to navigate.
When will anyone else be able to watch our children?
When children help with the education of a brother or sister with special needs, the outcomes are often good for both.
A son’s attempt at mending a rift.
Try to laugh, trust your own judgment and concentrate on your baby.
This year, I’m remembering my mom’s spirit, and the power of so many women I’ve met around the world.
Motherhood is all about changing. Continually. Sometimes as a parent, many times as a person. Since no two moms are alike in their transformations, we asked 16 of them to share their stories.
Remind her that she’s the best: You can stream these shorts right here, from the safety of home.
One lesson from the pandemic: Child care is work. And it should be compensated.
How parents can be honest with children about financial stresses while avoiding making them feel too burdened.
Nobody said listening to kids bicker is fun. But lockdown offers a chance to teach them how to resolve conflicts on their own.
For Mother’s Day, high achievers reflect on what they most appreciate learning from their mothers: the magic of creation, self-discipline and the courage to change.
In the season of rebirth, finding both the Virgin Mary and my grandmother, Mary Grace, among the Mother’s Day blossoms.
A deaf mother who uses sign language sees an expressive upside to the hush that has fallen over the land.
Abrupt closings have stalled the learning of millions of students. U.S. education needs a rescue, an economist says, and it won’t be cheap.
The transformation we experience is ongoing and eternal.
Babysitting platforms and start-ups are scrambling to switch to screen-based child care. Experts say it can work for short breaks.
Will the outbreak shift long-held attitudes about Americans in poverty?
My wife works in an emergency room. One neighborhood family has asked that we keep our child away from the other kids.
How parents in food-insecure households are stretching meals and struggling to nourish their kids during the pandemic.
Being shut in has a way of bringing out our dark thoughts. But it’s also a chance for honest conversation.
Parents can help children use the stress of coronavirus shutdowns as an opportunity for growth, experts say.
Millions of Italians went back to the office this week. But with schools and day care closed and grandparents at risk, many feel the coronavirus has upended their futures as working parents.
Sixteen women on their personal transformations.
Becoming a mother takes a lifetime, not just a day.
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