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  1. ¿Qué tan útiles son los bancos de sangre de cordón umbilical? En español, July 22

    Esto es lo que los padres deben saber sobre las promesas que esas empresas han hecho a sus clientes.

  2. Political Violence and Guns in America Letters, July 15

    Readers discuss heated rhetoric, lax gun laws, a security failure and more. Also: Tips for college; seeking common ground in a dialogue.

  3. About Our Investigation Into Cord Blood Banks Video, July 15

    Some families pay thousands of dollars to store their children’s stem cells with the hope of a healthier future for them. But Sarah Kliff, an investigative health care reporter for The New York Times, explains that the cells are rarely useful and ...

  4. Biden Calls For Calm, and a Defiant Trump Prepares for the R.N.C. Podcasts, July 15

    Plus, how cord blood banks mislead parents.

  5. What Parents Should Know About Cord Blood Banking Science, July 15

    Millions of parents have paid to bank blood from their infants’ umbilical cords. But storage companies have misled them about the cells’ promise.

  6. Promised Cures, Tainted Cells: How Cord Blood Banks Mislead Parents Science, July 15

    Families pay thousands of dollars to store their children’s stem cells with the hope of a healthier future. But the cells are rarely useful, and sometimes contaminated.

  7. Is Cutting Off Your Family Good Therapy? Science, July 14

    Encouraged on social media, many Americans are estranging themselves from their families as a therapeutic step.

  8. ¿Alistando a tu hijo para la universidad? Esta lista podría serte útil En español, July 12

    Estas cosas no ocuparán mucho espacio en el auto pero ayudarán a mantener a tu nuevo universitario más seguro.

  9. Should My Wife and I Tell Our 8-Year-Old How Much Money We Make? Magazine, July 10

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on the kinds of information that can be burdensome to children.

  10. Did You Sell Your Home to Pay for Your Child’s College? We Want to Hear From You. Real Estate, July 8

    With the cost of college through the roof, some parents have sold their homes or taken out exorbitant loans to pay for their child’s degree. Share your story with us.

  11. I’m a Psychiatrist. Here’s How I Talk to Transgender Youth and Their Families About Gender Identity. Op Ed, July 8

    There’s a better way to think about gender identity in all of us.

  12. En Suecia, los abuelos podrán cobrar por cuidar a sus nietos En español, July 4

    El sistema de servicios sociales del país, con fama de generoso, ahora cuenta con una ley que permite a los padres transferir parte de los días de licencia pagada a cuidadores no parentales.

  13. Things to Take to College That You Can’t Buy at Target Business, July 4

    They won’t add bulk to the car or much cost to the bill, but they’ll help keep your college student safer. Pepperoni is also involved.

  14. Swedish Grandparents Can Be Paid to Babysit Under New Law Foreign, July 2

    The Nordic country’s generous social services system now allows parents to transfer a portion of paid leave days to other non-parent caregivers.

  15. Your Boss Will Freeze Your Eggs Now Sunday Business, June 29

    Mine is the first generation that has corporate benefits for a technology with the potential to slow the biological clock. Is it feminist dream or Silicon Valley fantasy?

  16. My Mom Failed to Warn Me About an Abuser. Should I Tell My Dad? Magazine, June 28

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on cycles of abuse and a heartbreaking family secret.

  17. Texas Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Gender Transition Care for Minors National, June 28

    The all-Republican court voted 8 to 1 to leave in effect a law enacted last year during a wave of legislation targeting transgender rights.

  18. Why Do I Have to Choose Between My Grandmother’s Funeral and a Birthday Party? Styles, June 26

    A reader’s brother-in-law is insisting that she accompany her children to his 1-year-old’s birthday party, even though attending would require her to miss an important funeral.

  19. Does Everyone Want to Be on the ‘Mommy Track’? Op Ed, March 16

    More people are rejecting the false binary of remote work vs. the corporate ladder.

  20. ‘What American Families Experienced Is Not Something That You Get Over’ Op Ed, March 13

    Four years after the pandemic began, parents continue to struggle with a broken child care system, but there’s reason to hope for a better future.

  21. How to Parent in a World Under Siege? Book Review, March 12

    In her elegant essay collection, “Lessons for Survival,” Emily Raboteau confronts climate collapse, societal breakdown and the Covid pandemic while trying to raise children in a responsible way.

  22. Resfriados, tos y covid: por qué parece que estamos siempre enfermos En español, January 9

    Después de la pandemia, el invierno parece ser un desfile interminable de malestares. ¿Pasó algo?

  23. The Case of the Never-Ending Illness Well, December 15

    Post-pandemic, winter has become one big blur of coughs and colds. Did something change?

  24. Is Remote Work the Answer to Women’s Prayers, or a New ‘Mommy Track’? Sunday Business, November 12

    Post-pandemic work-from-home norms allowed more women to stay in the work force than ever before. Remote work could also make it harder to get ahead.

  25. The ‘Silver Lining to the Pandemic’ for Working Mothers Upshot, October 28

    The share of women working has reached a record high, with the biggest increases among mothers of children under 5.

  26. The Upside of a Population Decline Letters, October 5

    Readers disagree with an essay expressing concern about a decline after a peak. Also: Rudy Giuliani’s drinking; book bans; masks in hospitals; wedding magic.

  27. Fathers Gained Family Time in the Pandemic. Many Don’t Want to Give It Back. Upshot, March 12

    A substantial share of fathers who took on more domestic work during lockdowns have kept it up, new data shows, and rearranged their work lives to do so.

  28. Arguing About Masks and Mandates Letters, February 22

    Readers criticize a column by Bret Stephens asserting that mask mandates were ineffective. Also: Children and loss; John Fetterman; population growth.

  29. The New Etiquette of Kids and Coughs Op Ed, December 14

    When a viral question goes viral.

  30. The Return of Holiday Season Agita Op Ed, November 16

    The pandemic gave some parents a reprieve. That may be over.

  31. Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Lean In, Employers. Op Ed, October 22

    A baby boomlet may not have been 2021’s only productivity increase.

  32. Spending on Children Surged During the Pandemic. It Didn’t Last. National, October 1

    As programs expire, such federal spending is returning to prior levels: $1 for every $6 spent on older adults.

  33. Want to Regain Parents’ Trust, Public Health Institutions? Be Humble. Op Ed, September 10

    Definitive statements on open questions isn’t the way.

  34. Prosecute Trump, Despite the Risks? Letters, September 1

    Readers react to an editorial urging an indictment to show that he “is not above the law.” Also: Abortion and data privacy; Moderna’s suit; children’s mental health.

  35. Lo que debes saber para proteger a tus hijos de la viruela del mono en Español, August 22

    Según los expertos, los niños no tienen riesgo alto de infección. Pero ofrecen consejos para cuidar a todos en el regreso a clases, desde los más pequeños hasta los universitarios.

  36. How to Protect Against Monkeypox as School Starts Well, August 17

    Experts say children are not at a high risk of infection. But they have advice to keep everyone — from toddlers to college kids — safe.

  37. Here’s What School Covid Policies Should Look Like This Year Op Ed, August 4

    The crisis kids face at this point in the pandemic is not the virus but the cost of so many years of disrupted school.

  38. How Some Parents Changed Their Politics in the Pandemic Business, August 1

    They were once Democrats and Republicans. But fears for their children in the pandemic transformed their thinking, turning them into single-issue voters for November’s midterms.

  39. Few Parents Intend to Have Very Young Children Vaccinated Against Covid Science, July 26

    In a new survey, 43 percent of parents of children ages 6 months through 4 years said they would refuse the shots for their kids. An additional 27 percent were uncertain.

  40. Sorry, Summer Styles, July 20

    We all know what happened with summer 2020. Then 2021 was dampened by Delta. This year, any anticipated return to revelry has been hampered by … *waves hands at everything.* Is there hope for enjoying the once fun season?

  41. Post-Lockdown, I’m Learning to Let Go of My Young Adult Kids — Again Op Ed, July 16

    When my adult children came home during Covid lockdown, I loved feeling I could protect them.

  42. The Wait for Little Kid Vaccines Is Over. Parental Exhaustion Isn’t. Op Ed, June 25

    The payoff feels somewhat anticlimactic.

  43. Covid Vaccines Slowly Roll Out for Children Under 5 National, June 21

    It was a milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, 18 months after adults first began receiving shots against the virus. The response from parents was notably muted.

  44. Vaccines roll out slowly for U.S. children younger than 5. National, June 21

    Although opening up shots for children under 5 is a milestone, this long-awaited phase of the U.S. immunization effort is being greeted with mixed emotions.

  45. Vaccines for Young Children Are Coming, but Many Parents Have Tough Questions Science, June 18

    The vaccines seem safe for children and are likely to protect against severe illness. But data on efficacy is thin, and most children have already been infected.

  46. Your child is almost 5. Here’s what some experts say about Covid vaccine options for that age group. Well, June 18

    Parents of 4-year-olds should start the vaccination process as soon as possible, according to experts, even if that means beginning with the lower-dose version.

  47. What to Know About the Covid Vaccine for Little Kids Well, June 17

    Here are answers to five common questions.

  48. A Better Way to Measure Immunity in Children Science, June 17

    Some scientists believe that a clearer picture of Covid vaccine efficacy could have emerged sooner if investigators had tracked certain immune cells, not just antibodies.

  49. Relief for Parents N Y T Now, June 17

    Covid vaccines for young children are finally coming.

  50. Parents Anxious to Vaccinate Young Children Describe an Agonizing Wait Washington, June 15

    Times readers with babies, toddlers or preschoolers who are unvaccinated against the coronavirus wrote in about worries and strains, loneliness and lost time.

  51. Just How Burned Out Are Parents? Op Ed, June 11

    Take this Times test to find out.

  52. Our Kids Lost Special Moments During the Pandemic. They Won’t Get Them All Back. Op Ed, June 8

    My fourth grader thinks about every event she’s missed, and I can’t pretend it doesn’t hurt.

  53. The Anti-Vaccine Movement’s New Frontier Magazine, May 25

    A wave of parents has been radicalized by Covid-era misinformation to reject ordinary childhood immunizations — with potentially lethal consequences.