They brought their sick baby to the hospital. Three days later, the state took their kids away.

After a months-long ordeal, Josh Sabey and Sarah Perkins are fighting for changes in the way cases like theirs are handled.

By Caitlin GibsonDecember 7, 2022
Advice

What holiday gifts do we get for teachers and day-care workers?

Is cash appropriate? The answer is a resounding yes.

By Meghan LeahyDecember 7, 2022
Advice

Building empathy in children takes practice. Parents can help.

The greatest challenge for parents is to encourage empathy in their children for people who are different from them. These tips can help.

By Elizabeth ChangDecember 6, 2022
Perspective

Holiday stress falls more heavily on moms. Here’s how some opt out.

Twenty percent of parents say holiday stress negatively impacts family life. And nearly twice as many mothers rate their stress level “high” compared with fathers.

By Jennifer B. WallaceDecember 5, 2022

Teen brains aged faster than normal from pandemic stress, study says

The study which measured brain age after about 10 months of lockdown showed that teen brains had aged at least three years in that time.

By Katherine Reynolds LewisDecember 1, 2022

Five-year-old says “the whole world hates me”

Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach, author, mother of three, takes your questions about the all encompassing job we call parenting.

By Meghan Leahy and Amy JoyceNovember 30, 2022
Advice

Not ready to introduce a boyfriend to the kids, but stressed and tired

My kids want to be with me rather than their dad. At the same time, I don’t want to introduce my kids to my boyfriend. I feel caught.

By Meghan LeahyNovember 30, 2022

How to practice ‘gentle parenting’ — without losing discipline

Gentle parenting is one of the latest parenting trends. Does this mean parents can't say no to their children?

By Mary Beth GahanNovember 29, 2022

Sippy cups, children’s Disney clothes recalled for lead poisoning risk

Green Sprout sippy cups and Disney-themed children’s clothing sold at TJ Maxx, Amazon, Buy Buy Baby and more were recalled due to a lead-poisoning hazard.

By Amy JoyceNovember 28, 2022
Advice

A sensitive 8-year-old can’t sleep through the night

It's been six months of interrupted sleep for this child who is afraid of ghosts and other things. How do we fix it?

By Meghan LeahyNovember 23, 2022

Why letting your kids play alone feels like a revelation to modern parents

"Sittervising" is the trendy term for the oldest parenting trick in the book. And it's important for your child's development.

By Elizabeth ChangNovember 22, 2022

Many teens struggle with mental health issues. Here are tips for parents.

There are effective ways to empower your adolescent, including managing your own emotions, asking the right questions and helping to determine the support they need.

By Jenny TaitzNovember 19, 2022
Perspective

Could we make being a working parent easier — by reframing how we think about it?

Believing that your work can be good both for you and your children is more likely to make it so. Here's how.

By Yael Chatav SchonbrunNovember 17, 2022

What to do when a partner loses his temper - frequently

Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach, author, mother of three, takes your questions about the all encompassing job we call parenting.

By Meghan Leahy and Amy JoyceNovember 16, 2022
Advice

Our toddler shouldn’t have to hug relatives. How do we hold boundaries?

Do you have suggestions for holiday gatherings, specifically around telling relatives that our toddler does not have to hug them or eat what he doesn’t want to?

By Meghan LeahyNovember 16, 2022
Advice

My daughter with ADHD often needs to ‘info dump.’ How do we manage?

Our daughter has ADHD and needs to tell me everything, but sometimes I don't have the time. What's the best way to handle this?

By Meghan LeahyNovember 9, 2022
Advice

College mental health centers are swamped. Here’s what parents can do.

More students with mental health issues are attending college. Parents might be far away, but they can still provide support.

By Elizabeth ChangNovember 8, 2022
Advice

You’ve always managed their health issues. How to let your teen take over.

Managing a child’s chronic illness can be all-consuming for parents. Experts give advice on letting teens take control of treatment as they head into the world.

By Abby Alten SchwartzNovember 3, 2022

Teen is depressed and won’t take meds. What do I do?

Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach, author, mother of three, takes your questions about the all encompassing job we call parenting.

By Meghan Leahy and Amy JoyceNovember 2, 2022
Advice

How do we stop whining that turns into crying that turns into a tantrum?

What can we do when whining turns into crying, especially when we can't take the whining?

By Meghan LeahyNovember 2, 2022