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  1. Why Being a Foster Child Made Me a Conservative Op Ed, May 21

    My experiences forced me to reflect on what environments are best for children. Certainly not the ones I came from.

  2. Asthma Doesn’t Take a Vacation Well, May 21

    Parents may feel reluctant to give medications every day to a child who does not look immediately ill, but experts say they should talk with a doctor first.

  3. Should You ‘Speak Now’ Before They Say ‘I Do’? Well, May 18

    How to gently warn your loved ones when you don’t love the ones they love.

  4. How to Reduce Suicides in College Letters, May 17

    Readers discuss an article about a Hamilton student whose deep distress was known to the college but his parents were not informed.

  5. Fertility Rate Fell to a Record Low, for a Second Straight Year National, May 16

    The country has been living through one of the longest declines in fertility in decades and demographers are trying to figure out what is driving it.

  6. The Open Secret of Anti-Mom Bias at Work Op Ed, May 16

    We’re witnessing a flood of stories condemning gender discrimination in the workplace. But bias against mothers remains casual and unapologetic.

  7. This Author Never Dreamed of Becoming a Mom. Until She Was One. Book Review, May 16

    "And Now We Have Everything” demystifies all the anxieties, logistics and wonders of pregnancy and childbirth — things Meaghan O’Connell never knew she wanted.

  8. How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Reveals About Modern Parenting Upshot, May 16

    They divide chores much more evenly, until they become parents, new research shows.

  9. Kids’ Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Rise Sharply Well, May 16

    From 2008 to 2015, the proportion of emergency room and hospital encounters for suicide-related diagnoses almost tripled.

  10. Reducing Injury Risk in Youth Sports Well, May 14

    The goal should be to take measures to avoid athletic injuries — or at least minimize their severity — and keep kids in the game.

  11. Dolls That Nurture Boys’ Empathy Well, May 14

    Just as STEM toys aim to change the way girls see themselves, a doll maker wanted to help boys try out a different way of playing.

  12. Happy Mother’s Day: 9 Stories for You, Mom! Culture, May 13

    Here are great reads for all kinds of mothers. Have a great day!

  13. ‘If We Let Everybody Go, There’d Be Nobody in Prison’ Styles, May 13

    Last year, Ebony Thomas was in jail, unable to afford bail. This year, she’s a spokeswoman for Black Mama’s Bail Out Day.

  14. His College Knew of His Despair. His Parents Didn’t, Until It Was Too Late. National, May 12

    Hamilton College knew that one of its students was in deep distress before he killed himself. His parents believe they should have been told.

  15. Making Motherhood Work for Me Op Ed, May 12

    I’m tired of being told that life as a mom is hard and ugly.

  16. Four Short Films for Mom Op Ed, May 11

    Celebrate the highs and lows of motherhood with Op-Docs, our Oscar-nominated documentary series.

  17. Young Swimmers May Have to Wait to Dress Like Katie Ledecky Sports, May 11

    U.S.A. Swimming is considering a measure that would restrict the use of expensive high-tech suits by competitors under 13.

  18. Reframing ‘Mommy Brain’ Well, May 11

    Many new mothers experience ‘mommy brain’ as a deficiency, but it may help strengthen the communication between a mother and her infant.

  19. The Hand That Rocks and Rules Op Ed, May 10

    Moms can be so annoying. But where would we be without them?

  20. Motherless, but Growing Toward the Light Styles, May 11

    Abandoned by her parents as a child, a woman finds an unlikely candidate to help fill the “mother-shaped hole” in her heart.

  21. You Know You’re 40 When... Op Ed, May 10

    Readers count the ways they love and loathe turning 40, and answer the question: Do grown-ups really exist?

  22. Do Fathers Who Exercise Have Smarter Babies? Well, May 9

    Exercise changes the brains and sperm of male mice in ways that later boost the thinking skills of their offspring. Could the same be true of men?

  23. When a New Mother’s Joy is Entwined With Grief Well, May 8

    Postpartum women in mourning endure a complicated blend of physical and emotional duress.

  24. Bridging the Gap Between Mothers and Daughters in Iran Photo, May 8

    In her project “The Wall,” Mojgan Ghanbari sought to start a dialogue between Iranian mothers and daughters.

  25. The Mother’s Day Trap Op Ed, May 7

    God help the woman who feels too acutely that motherhood defines her.

  26. How to Avoid Burnout in Youth Sports Well, May 7

    If children are to be successful at a sport, the drive to specialize and succeed must be of their own choosing.

  27. In Lullabies, a Chance for Parent and Child to Bond Well, May 7

    Singing can help soothe a baby to sleep, but it has benefits for the parent as well.

  28. Finding Foster Children a Family When They Turn 21 Sunday Business, May 4

    Yaridania Betancourt recruits people to make a permanent commitment to young adults who age out of foster care and need emotional support.

  29. Family Dishes Well, May 4

    I’ve known my plates longer than I’ve known anyone who is still on the planet. We’ve had good times together.

  30. Parents Do What the Mayor Hasn’t — Integrate Schools Editorial, May 3

    New Yorkers are mounting encouraging local efforts to integrate intensely segregated public schools despite Mr. de Blasio’s reluctance.

  31. Diablo Cody, Responding to Criticism, Says ‘Tully’ Is Meant to Be ‘Uncomfortable’ Culture, May 2

    The screenwriter discussed her latest film, which stars Charlize Theron and is drawing complaints from survivors of postpartum depression.

  32. What if Our Son’s Birth Mother Wants a Relationship With Him — but Not Us? Magazine, May 2

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what a birth mother owes her son’s adoptive mother.

  33. Parenting the Fortnite Addict Well, April 30

    Help for parents bewildered by the sense that the game has swallowed their children, especially since the mobile phone version was released in late March.

  34. Worried About Risky Teenage Behavior? Make School Tougher Upshot, April 30

    Research shows a correlation between greater academic demands and a reduction in drinking, smoking and drug use.

  35. On Being an Orphan, Frequently Well, April 30

    There are mornings I wake up and think, as the world and the day come into focus, that I no longer have a parent living.

  36. Listen to ‘Dear Sugars’: The Ghosted Stepchild — With Theo Pauline Nestor Podcasts, April 28

    The relationship you have with a stepparent can be difficult, no matter your age. In today’s episode, the Sugars answer letters from stepchildren.

  37. Job Description for the Dumbest Job Ever Op Ed, April 27

    You will be responsible for literally everything, including keeping co-workers alive.

  38. The Disease Game Well, April 27

    A few brushes with mortality helped reset my lifelong rivalry with my brother.

  39. Caffeine During Pregnancy Tied to Overweight Offspring Well, April 26

    Women who drank more than two to three cups of coffee a day were more likely to have obese children.

  40. Some L.G.B.T. Parents Reject the Names ‘Mommy’ and ‘Daddy’ Styles, April 26

    For people who are not gender conforming, traditional parent names may not fit. Some are trying mash-ups like “Mather” or “Maddie.”

  41. Don’t Stereotype Asian-Americans Letters, April 25

    A reader takes issue with a “model minority” stereotype.

  42. The Secret to Magic Mornings? Put the Kids to Work Well, April 25

    Getting six kids out the door every morning is a lot of work. Luckily, we don’t do it. They do.

  43. Tammy Duckworth and Working Moms Like Mine Op Ed, April 24

    For the first time in my life, a member of Congress looks like my family.