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    Review: ‘Eyes Wide Open,’ by Paul Fleischman

    Review: ‘Eyes Wide Open,’ by Paul Fleischman

    A guide to environmental issues is aimed at kids — but has lessons for all.

    Review: ‘The Witch’s Boy,’ by Kelly Barnhill

    Review: ‘The Witch’s Boy,’ by Kelly Barnhill

    In the spirit of Grimm’s tales, this is a suspenseful children’s novel about the world’s last magic.

    Picture book: ‘The Farmer and the Clown,’ by Marla Frazee

    Picture book: ‘The Farmer and the Clown,’ by Marla Frazee

    Few words are needed in a beautifully illustrated tale of unlikely comrades.

    The family budget: A love story

    The family budget: A love story

    How do we pay for things with a family of five and a stay-at-home mom? Very carefully.

    Gen X: Last of the low-tech childhoods — and first of the high-tech parents

    Gen X: Last of the low-tech childhoods  — and first of the high-tech parents

    ON PARENTING | We straddled a world with technology and without. That makes parenting daunting.

    Column

    Should parents say no to too much homework?

    It might be tough to do in high school, but elementary school is a good place to practice restraint.

    Morning sickness isn’t just for women. Expectant fathers really do get pregnancy symptoms.

    Morning sickness isn’t just for women. Expectant fathers really do get pregnancy symptoms.

    Science is starting to explain why men get “sympathy pregnancy.“

    Letting go starts with the application

    Letting go starts with the application

    Early decision applicants are up now. And for parents of those applicants, these next two months are a lot more than the just October and November on a calendar.

    Still no paid leave, but here’s a step

    Still no paid leave, but here’s a step

    The administration has kicked off an effort to get some people paid time off.

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Boxtrolls’ and more

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Boxtrolls’ and more

    Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, an ingeniously cockeyed animated fable.

    We had our babies 14 months apart and here’s why

    We had our babies 14 months apart and here’s why

    She had her babies 14 months apart -- and lots more are doing the same.

    Don’t stay together for the kids

    Don’t stay together for the kids

    The day my parents split up, I wrote in my diary about how happy I was that it was over.

    My husband wants to involve his new girlfriend in the family

    My husband wants to involve his new girlfriend in the family

    Marguerite Kelly says a therapist and mediator could help the situation.

    Discussion

    On Parenting: Meghan Leahy and Amy Joyce took questions about parenting

    Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, will join Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages.

    Why we wrongly freak out over Advanced Placement

    Some students think an extra AP course can make or break college admissions. It can’t

    Column

    Stabilizing a generation unbound

    Stabilizing a generation unbound

    Long-acting birth control could curb pregnancies for young single women.

    ‘El Deafo,’ by Cece Bell, a graphic novel based on truth

    ‘El Deafo,’ by Cece Bell, a graphic novel based on truth

    A children’s book author tells the tale of her struggles with hearing loss through characters with bunny ears.

    She has the answer to “What do you do all day now that the kids are at school?“

    She has the answer to “What do you do all day now that the kids are at school?“

    The kids have gone to school. People have started to ask what I do all day. I have an answer.

    When a daughter goes to college

    When a daughter goes to college

    Her daughter is at her first year of college at the University of Virginia. It’s time for her to have her own adventure, but letting go, particularly in light of recent news, is nearly impossible.

    Video

    Same-sex military couples face different rights

    Same-sex military couples face different rights

    Though the military recognizes same-sex spouses, Jessica Huskey and her female Marine corporal wife are concerned about what North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage will mean for their child.

    Why all the C-section grief?

    Why all the C-section grief?

    My friend cried on her son’s 1st birthday, remembering a birth that didn’t happen naturally. We all have to remember that C-sections save lives.

    What my kid thinks I look like

    What my kid thinks I look like

    My kid drew me and I look like this.

    Stop telling children to be fair. It makes them more selfish.

    Stop telling children to be fair. It makes them more selfish.

    Playing fair is a natural human behavior.

    What traits are the most important to parents?

    What traits are the most important to parents?

    Parents want kids to be hard working more than they do kind.

    I’m that mom. The one who doesn’t
    brag about her kid. Here’s why.

    I’m that mom. The one who doesn’t<br> brag about her kid. Here’s why.

    ON PARENTING | Sometimes mothers need prompting to open up about a child with atypical skills.

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Maze Runner’ and more

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘The Maze Runner’ and more

    Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, an adaptation of the young adult novel.

    What to say to the parent of a child with special needs? Here’s a start.

    What to say to the parent of a child with special needs? Here’s a start.

    If you’re at a loss for words, a question or compassionate smile is always better than misplaced sympathy.

    I want my child to be more competitive

    I want my child to be more competitive

    He wants his daughter to want to be sporty and competitive. She is resisting. What to do?

    Dear everyone who wants to give my wife advice...

    Dear everyone who wants to give my wife advice...

    Strangers -- STRANGERS! -- are telling my wife what to do while she’s pregnant. Come on, people.

    Letting kids fail is the way to show them how to live

    Letting kids fail is the way to show them how to live

    For a generation of parents who practically mainline parenting best practices, the concept of letting our children fail must seem like a cruel joke.

    Rosie Revere teaches lesson of not giving up

    Rosie Revere teaches lesson of not giving up

    “Rosie Revere, Engineer” is a book of whimsy that quietly teaches lessons of not giving up and not following “typical” gender roles.

    Peekaboo gone wrong: Toddler doesn’t like father’s shaved face one bit

    “We didn’t think it would scare her quite as bad as it did.“

    How to tell your children you have cancer

    How to tell your children you have cancer

    Terri Rupar has cancer, and a small child. She reported and found good ways to inform kids of different ages about what a parent is going through.

    Four things parents of kids with special needs wish you wouldn’t say

    Four things parents of kids with special needs wish you wouldn’t say

    We aren’t saints, and we aren’t feeling sorry for ourselves. We’re just parents.

    Column

    How to deal with nosy questions as a lesbian mom

    How to deal with nosy questions as a lesbian mom

    Advice for when questions about family get too personal.

    Discipline or abuse? Adrian Peterson and the switch

    Discipline or abuse? Adrian Peterson and the switch

    Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was arrested for violently hitting his small son with a switch. He says he was disciplining him.

    At least I look happy

    At least I look happy

    My kid’s perception of me. How do your kids draw you?

    How do we explain the inexplicable to our kids today?

    How do we explain the inexplicable to our kids today?

    Sept. 11, 2001 is still nearly impossible to fathom. How do we explain it to our children?

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Dolphin Tale 2’

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Dolphin Tale 2’

    Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, a sequel about a dolphin with a prosthetic tail.

    My son wears nail polish

    My son wears nail polish

    Our son came out to us years ago. We may still be learning, but we’re always accepting.

    Column

    Letting us and our kids decide how much homework to do

    A new book full of useful research tells how to get homework done without going crazy.

    Still waiting to soar

    Still waiting to soar

    A 13-year-old who can’t keep pace with her sister and wets the bed.

    Discussion

    On Parenting: Meghan Leahy and Amy Joyce took questions about parenting

    Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, will join Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages.

    Night weaning, it’s just that easy

    Night weaning, it’s just that easy

    Night weaning is oh, so simple, no? Here’s how one mom did it. For reals.

    Your kid liked “The Fault in Our Stars?” Try “Paper Towns” next

    A school librarian recommends another book for young adults by the author of “The Fault in Our Stars.“

    Embracing autism means...

    Embracing autism means...

    For this mother, having a child with autism means embracing a lot of things.

    A wish for every girl and their body image

    A wish for every girl and their body image

    My boys are so un-self-conscious about their bodies -- if only it were that way for all of us.

    Children with married parents are better off — but marriage isn’t the reason why

    Children with married parents are better off — but marriage isn’t the reason why

    Most of what we think of as the “marriage effect” is actually driven by differences in parenting and income.

    5 questions to ask on back to school night

    5 questions to ask on back to school night

    The annual ritual is more than just a recruiting opportunity for the PTO or Girl Scouts, though. It’s a chance to find out what is really going on in your child’s classroom.