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Veteran researcher Joe Renzulli says we should ask teachers and parents which kids are gifted.
Nature can inspire creativity, improve concentration and foster greater agility.
The most critical time to get a child good nutrition is his or her first 1,000 days.
Meghan Leahy and Amy Joyce
Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, will join Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages.
Michelle Sie Whitten
When my daughter was born with Down syndrome 11 years ago, I was told by my doctor that she probably wouldn’t live until 3 years old. I’m writing to dispel myths during this, Down syndrome awareness month.
The issues with trying to prepare a toddler for a newly adopted sibling
Growing up in the 1970s and 80s, I would have been grateful for the perspective offered by Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood.
Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, an animated adventure that brings the dead to life.
Her kids have too much little junk. What can we do to stop the piles of plastic?
An expert offers several tips to parents hoping to foster their child’s entrepreneurial spirit.
She’s a food writer and cookbook author. This is the truth about how her child eats.
On Parenting columnist Meghan Leahy offers three easy tips for getting your child into bed with less fuss, and far less fighting.
Actually, there are worse things than a good night’s sleep with a child who loves and needs you by your side.
Jordan E. Rosenfeld
A local teacher is accused of sexual abuse. How will the community rally?
I’m happily married with two children now. Will I ever tell them I was married before?
Husbands want to help with round-the-clock feedings and relieved their wives were using formula.
Trying to laugh her way through the tough times.
Are we sending our children the wrong message when we go to work sick?
Second installment of occasional series about a high school senior applying to college.
It’s easy to laugh and poke fun at your body -- but how about we just stop?
ESSAY | A new mother finds people judging her for not breast-feeding — but she has a very good reason.
Here’s how to get the most out of parent teacher conferences, from a pro
My kids get math. I never did. So can I learn it now? And why would I?
They want nothing more than to listen to Kids Place Live. Again. But what about my music?
Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, the movie adaptation of the classic Judith Viorst picture book.
The Nats loss was pretty devastating, but our superfan showed us it’s not the end.
Highlights for Children does an annual “State of the Kid” survey. This year, many kids said we parents are too distracted.
UNICEF estimates at least 3,700 children in West Africa have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the outbreak began this summer. These three siblings in Monrovia struggle to get by together.
Her 14-year-old doesn’t listen and Marguerite Kelly advises how to handle it.
It means giving some of our brightest, not all, services that may not work any better than regular schooling.
Alexander Viorst, now all grown up, sees the story he inspired his mother to write go from beloved children’s book to Hollywood.
If you’re not sure if a gerbil or great dane is right for you or your family.
He’s not born yet, but I hope he loves baseball and all the disappointment that goes with it
The right pet, in the right home, can be one of the best experiences you can give your child.
Andre M. Perry
We have to take machismo out of “the talk.“
Julianna W. Miner
Don’t panic, and don’t let your kids panic. Here are 5 ways to talk to them about Ebola
My husband and I needed something to get out of our routine. So why not go running in Kenya?
Lauren Swick Jordan
This author has a few tips to help parents of kids with autism get through the day.
A new brain-scan study shows similarities between the responses that young children and pets evoke.
Genevieve Liu lost her father on a Lake Michigan beach when he drowned. To work through her grief and help others, she started a website called SLAP'D -Surviving Life After a Parent Dies.
Lots of kids are sexting, yes maybe even yours. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to freak out, yet.
Her son wanted to wear athletic shorts to school, after she made a rule against it. What is a 9-year-old to do?
We know: Your phone is full of photos. Here are easy ways to turn them into books.
Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best selling thriller.
Need a nearby public restroom or a color-coded calendar to keep track? Technology to the rescue.
Substance abuse was a factor in this tumultuous divorce, and the children know something’s going on.
I grew up in a family that rarely said “I love you” and now my preschool child says he’s in love. He’s teaching me something.
I loved Corduroy as a child growing up outside of New York City. Now it’s my kids’ turn.
Abby McGanney Nolan
A guide to environmental issues is aimed at kids — but has lessons for all.
In the spirit of Grimm’s tales, this is a suspenseful children’s novel about the world’s last magic.
Kristi Elle Jemtegaard
Few words are needed in a beautifully illustrated tale of unlikely comrades.
How do we pay for things with a family of five and a stay-at-home mom? Very carefully.
Allison Slater Tate
ON PARENTING | We straddled a world with technology and without. That makes parenting daunting.
It might be tough to do in high school, but elementary school is a good place to practice restraint.
Science is starting to explain why men get “sympathy pregnancy.“
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.
The administration has kicked off an effort to get some people paid time off.
Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, an ingeniously cockeyed animated fable.
Kate Andersen Brower
She had her babies 14 months apart -- and lots more are doing the same.
Zaren Healey White
The day my parents split up, I wrote in my diary about how happy I was that it was over.
Marguerite Kelly says a therapist and mediator could help the situation.
Some students think an extra AP course can make or break college admissions. It can’t
Long-acting birth control could curb pregnancies for young single women.
A children’s book author tells the tale of her struggles with hearing loss through characters with bunny ears.
The kids have gone to school. People have started to ask what I do all day. I have an answer.
Mary Dell Harrington
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.
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.
My kid drew me and I look like this.
Rachel L. Kendal
Playing fair is a natural human behavior.
Parents want kids to be hard working more than they do kind.
Nancy L. Wolf
ON PARENTING | Sometimes mothers need prompting to open up about a child with atypical skills.
Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, an adaptation of the young adult novel.
If you’re at a loss for words, a question or compassionate smile is always better than misplaced sympathy.
He wants his daughter to want to be sporty and competitive. She is resisting. What to do?
Strangers -- STRANGERS! -- are telling my wife what to do while she’s pregnant. Come on, people.
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, Engineer” is a book of whimsy that quietly teaches lessons of not giving up and not following “typical” gender roles.
“We didn’t think it would scare her quite as bad as it did.“
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.
We aren’t saints, and we aren’t feeling sorry for ourselves. We’re just parents.
Advice for when questions about family get too personal.
Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was arrested for violently hitting his small son with a switch. He says he was disciplining him.
My kid’s perception of me. How do your kids draw you?
Sept. 11, 2001 is still nearly impossible to fathom. How do we explain it to our children?
Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, a sequel about a dolphin with a prosthetic tail.
Our son came out to us years ago. We may still be learning, but we’re always accepting.
A new book full of useful research tells how to get homework done without going crazy.
A 13-year-old who can’t keep pace with her sister and wets the bed.
Night weaning is oh, so simple, no? Here’s how one mom did it. For reals.
A school librarian recommends another book for young adults by the author of “The Fault in Our Stars.“
For this mother, having a child with autism means embracing a lot of things.
Audrey D. Brashich
My boys are so un-self-conscious about their bodies -- if only it were that way for all of us.
Most of what we think of as the “marriage effect” is actually driven by differences in parenting and income.
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.
Watch his or her attachment style.
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