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  1. Why Have We Allowed Money to Ruin Youth Sports? Op Ed, Yesterday

    An interview with Linda Flanagan, the author of “Take Back the Game.”

  2. Few South Koreans Are Having Babies. A Mayor’s Answer? More Nannies. Foreign, Yesterday

    The mayor of Seoul wants to ease the high cost and low supply of babysitters in the country to encourage more couples to have children.

  3. ‘A Concert of Parents Wrapped in Memories’: Readers on ‘Goodnight Moon’ Books, September 27

    An essay celebrating the story’s 75th anniversary prompted an outpouring from our readers.

  4. Should I Let My Brother Know That He Was Adopted? Magazine, September 27

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what to do when important truths are withheld from a family’s history.

  5. Belle, Sebastian and Me Styles, September 25

    Following the world’s twee-est band down the Pacific Coast after a divorce and the death of a parent.

  6. My Parents Are Hackers Out of Necessity Op Ed, September 25

    Both skateboarding and navigating daily life with a disability involve surprisingly similar ways of engaging with the built environment.

  7. What Will It Take to Restore the Social Contract on Public Schools? Op Ed, September 21

    Why I’m worried about some parents’ loss of faith in the education system.

  8. ‘We Can’t Let the Kids Go Outdoors’: Our New Reality on the West Coast Op Ed, September 21

    For children there, it isn’t a question of what you want to do outside; it’s whether it is even safe to leave the house.

  9. What Mrs. Bailey Taught Me in A.P. History Changed My Life Op Ed, September 21

    In the midst of a debate about the content being presented in America’s schools, the equally pressing issue of how teachers teach is in danger of being lost.

  10. The Enduring Wisdom of ‘Goodnight Moon’ Books, September 20

    It’s the first book many babies receive as a gift, and one of the few that parents will keep when their child is grown. Why does this 75-year-old story have such staying power?

  11. Their Dad Was Like a Brother. Now Pacman Jones Is Family. Sports, September 19

    Adam Jones and Chris Henry were once N.F.L. poster athletes for misdeeds. Raising Henry’s children alongside his own, Jones is hoping to help them all avoid the same mistakes.

  12. Sending Out an S.O.S. Styles, September 18

    If you saved me and my sister on a cold, rainy night in Alaska 34 years ago, I would like to thank you.

  13. Our Assumptions About the Maternal Instinct Letters, September 18

    Readers react to an essay about how the maternal instinct is a myth. Also: A third-party alternative; the work environment; new baseball rules; billionaires.

  14. Our Memory Is Flawed. Luckily, God’s Isn’t. Op Ed, September 18

    What a parent’s dementia reveals about God and humanity.

  15. How Dr. Becky Spends Her Sundays Metropolitan, September 17

    The parenting expert tries to fit it all in, from workouts and pancakes to game time and play dates.

  16. There’s No Instruction Manual for Parenthood. Books Can Help. Book Review, September 16

    The kids are back in their classrooms — but are they OK? These new titles can provide reassurance, advice and solidarity.

  17. What School Anxiety Dreams Teach Us About Ourselves Op Ed, September 14

    Why we keep having school anxiety dreams, and what they may mean.

  18. Why Can’t I Stop Watching This Cute Video About Animal Motherhood? Magazine, September 14

    I know I shouldn’t be taken in. But then again, the way that sloth hugs her baby …

  19. Big Tech Is Co-Parenting Our Children. Yes, Be Afraid. Book Review, September 13

    In “Who’s Raising the Kids?” Susan Linn’s searing indictment of corporate greed, tech companies targeting children are rivaled only by the lawmakers who let them get away with it.

  20. What We Pray for When We Pray for Our Children Op Ed, September 11

    How readers across the country pray with their families.

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

    Definitive statements on open questions isn’t the way.

  22. To Play an Anti-Gay Parent, Gabrielle Union Dug Deep for ‘The Inspection’ Culture, September 10

    At the Toronto premiere, she spoke of playing a homophobic mother as “the challenge of a lifetime” because it represents everything she stands against in reality.

  23. My Hopes and Fears for My Children as They Go Back to School Op Ed, September 4

    When I sent my kids back to school this year, I sent them with my prayers.

  24. As Serena Williams Plays Her Final Matches, a Generation Is Inspired Well, September 2

    Women across the country have seen their own lives reflected in the triumphs and trials of the tennis superstar. Cue the swell of emotion.

  25. Why We Get Motion Sick, and How to Stop It Well, September 2

    Experts say prevention is the best cure.

  26. 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.

  27. Behind the Wheel in L.A., With a New Destination Special Sections, September 1

    Once the head of women’s wear for Stella McCartney and Jil Sander, Leena Similu has taken a 180-degree turn into ceramics.

  28. An Apple Watch for Your 5-Year-Old? More Parents Say Yes. Business, September 1

    As Apple prepares to unveil new models next week, the smart watch has found an unexpected audience: children as young as 5.

  29. School Is for Connecting to Nature Op Ed, September 1

    School is for nurturing children’s innate talents and helping them figure out where those gifts, necessarily diverse, fit in the whole.

  30. School Is for Merit Op Ed, September 1

    Merit demands excellence and rigor. It is not, as its critics often insist, an elitist, classist or racist value.

  31. School Is for Learning to Read Op Ed, September 1

    All kinds of kids, from all kinds of families — rich, poor and middle class — need more help with reading than they’re getting in school.

  32. School Is for Care Op Ed, September 1

    It can be a safe haven for our most vulnerable children.

  33. Silicon Valley Discovers an Age-Old Child Care Hack: The Neighbors Sunday Business, August 31

    Otter, a new child care platform, is attracting millions of dollars in venture capital. But can it fix a broken industry?

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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?

  40. 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.

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

    The payoff feels somewhat anticlimactic.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

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

    Here are answers to five common questions.

  47. 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.

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

    Covid vaccines for young children are finally coming.

  49. 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.

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

    Take this Times test to find out.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.