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Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, the new Scarlett Johansson thriller and Woody Allen’s latest.
Two sisters apart by distance and years find a new connection when they become mothers.
Many of you have now read Clint Edwards’ essay about how he learned a messy house is an okay thing. Now it’s your turn: #mymessyhouse
Oops, looks like we’re doing this all wrong (or not).
Richard Weissbourd tries to tackle the question of how to raise a nice child who can also deal with bullies
Marguerite Kelly gives advice about what to do with two boys who sit around and watch TV.
We chatted with the psychologist who came up with 5 ways to help teach a kid to be kind.
From hiding treats to encouraging exercise, here are six things parents should stop doing right now.
Amy Joyce and Richard Weissbourd
Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist, answers questions about raising nice children.
I was sad when my son left for college. His dad says it’s not time for the tears. Yet.
A South Carolina single mom is arrested -- for leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park to play while she goes to work at McDonald’s.
Luca Trabocchi, son of restaurateurs, is a 10-year-old with a passion for cooking.
Terri Rupar recently found out she has treatable cancer. The young mother will detail her journey here.
He thought a messy house was a sign of a lazy stay at home mom. Then he realized two things -- this was their mess, and if the house was clean the kids missed out.
Here are some strategies from a Harvard project on how to raise kids to be caring and respectful.
Mary C. Curtis
Having a baby changes your life. How much should it limit a parent’s choices?
Think your kids are being raised to be kind? Think again. A Harvard researcher and psychologist has 5 ways to train your child to be kind and empathetic.
She is a self-described Type A person. The first trimester of pregnancy has already shown her she’s going to have to let go.
Breastfeeding is a hot topic -- and one rife with judgments.
The 9-year-old asked to play at the park while her mom worked. Now the mom is in jail and the girl is in foster care.
Movie reviews with kids in mind. This week: the continuing adventures of Dusty Crophopper. Plus “Boyhood.”
She disagrees with her son’s girlfriend on many things, but maybe she’s the one to apologize.
I said they were time wasters, but teachers have shown me how they prepare kids for the workplace
There’s no denying kids will be involved in social media. How do you help them navigate it safely?
Are your kids already saying they’re bored? They won’t be if you try one of these events this weekend.
A night nurse can give parents a chance to rest and heal. Why is it so controversial?
Ever wish you could throw your littlest one in a cab but there was no carseat?
Don’t know what to do when the kids are away at camp? Oh, come on!
I expected this summer to be chaotic. Now I’m begging it to stay.
Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, a post-apocalyptic action sequel.
Family Almanac columnist Marguerite Kelly discussed the ups and downs of parenting, and tips for helping children through challenging times.
A group, including children whose parents had been deported, gathered on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to talk about the effect U.S. immigration policy has on families.
Tell us and read about a couple that tries to split it 50/50.
How Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, a working father living in Annandale, handles it all.
The day starts early and ends late for these working parents.
This dad and his family are traveling for seven months in an Airstream trailer. Are they nuts? Or are you envious?
Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg switched jobs and took a pay cut to have more time for family.
It’s time to transfer 11-year-old victim to a better education environment.
How to get a finicky 3-year-old daughter to eat healthfully.
He comes from a broken home and knows he had a lot to learn about marriage. Here are 10 things he wants his daughters to know.
Despite warnings, there are still health risks linked to products often used to kill weeds and bugs.
Summer fun can sometimes turn into summer overload for kids who thrive in the structured school environment. Lauren Kenworthy offers suggestions on how to keep the meltdowns to a minimum.
The new #likeagirl ad aims to increase girls’ self-confidence. It also should be a good lesson for boys.
Etiquette guidance for the parent of a transgender man — and general thoughts on trans identity.
Why the relationship between child and car is a metaphor for parenthood.
Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, a sci-fi adventure about a group of kids who find a lost alien.
Advice for a bathroom dawdler’s parents from Marguerite Kelly.
Who should decide the requirements: state legislatures or school districts?
Fran Wilde and I. Wilde
They all used to read together before bed. But this 9-year-old has taken it to a new level. Mom interviews her here.
Kids birthday parties seem like such a simple thing to do. They never end up that way. Here are eight things not to do, from a woman who knows.
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