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When wacky tacky or superhero or spirit day rolls around, I do my part, with the caveat that whatever the costume is, it has to meet his needs first.

  • Jamie Sumner
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Parents are holding themselves to sky-high standards, child development and parenting experts say. But those experts also agree that an all-or-nothing, extreme approach isn’t necessary.

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My doula fiercely advocated for me and made sure my medical team was including me in decisions and treating me with compassion and understanding.

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Here’s what parents need to know.

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I’ve come to understand that a parent who has lost a child to gun suicide or homicide holds onto this loss like the construction paper hearts I’ve tucked away in a box, except they carry theirs everywhere.

  • Kristin O'Keefe
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The literary canon we studied and love lacks diversity. That's not our fault, but we can make up for that now.

  • Chanté Griffin
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To prevent — or cope with — frequent tantrums, it’s important to adjust your perspective on your child’s behavior. The cause may not be what you think.

Raising five kids trained her to manage a disparate caucus — and an unpredictable president.

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The rhythm and flow of the sounds in the stands is all too often hostile. Surely we can do better.

  • Eliza McGraw
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Experts talk about setting firm boundaries, finding fun family activities and more.

Social support networks may ease some of the burdens associated with parenting, study suggests.

  • Lisa Rapaport
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Don't stop working completely, stay connected with colleagues, and other ways to ease your path back into your career when you're ready.

  • Donna Korren
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What is it about kids’ Valentine’s Day that makes it so much more appealing than the grown-up version?

  • David Minerva Clover
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As long as my kids employ swear words responsibly, and not in a way that demeans other people, I don’t have a problem with them trying out expletives occasionally.

  • Candida Gazoli
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Tangled within this tension is the belief I can help prepare my children by talking to them about racism and the heartbreaking knowledge that I cannot save them from it.

  • Taylor Harris
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It's not laziness: three reasons children put things off and how to address them.

  • Adrienne Wichard-Edds
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Here’s what parents need to know

“Finally, I’d found something that could soothe me to sleep.”

Lax state laws have helped drive down vaccination rates across the Pacific Northwest, leaving the region vulnerable to catastrophe, public health officials say.

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Could it be because fathers tend to spend more time playing with their kids than mothers do? Perhaps, but it's complicated.

  • Sharon Holbrook
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