10 questions to ask when choosing a day-care provider

Staffing, discipline, first aid and more: Asking these questions can help parents choose the right day-care for their child.

By Daniel BortzMarch 23, 2023

We’re getting divorced. How do we create a soft landing for our child?

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 JoyceMarch 22, 2023

Kids these days! Why do they talk back, argue, disrespect elders?

Why do kids these days disrespect their elders?

By Meghan LeahyMarch 22, 2023

The sandwich generation is changing. The stress remains.

Adults simultaneously caring for their very elderly parents and their grown-up kids or their grandchildren are also being squeezed.

By Elizabeth ChangMarch 22, 2023

Our food hang-ups hurt kids. Here’s how to flip the script.

Parents should rethink what they've been taught about feeding kids.

By Caitlin GibsonMarch 20, 2023

Let your boys be a little foul-mouthed. It might help them bond.

Younger boys nurture one another through rough-and-tumble play. And when they do try to connect with words, they turn first to potty humor.

By Amy PaturelMarch 15, 2023

I feel as if I made a horrible mistake by becoming a parent

I had no idea how little patience I had and how much they would hijack my ability to be fully myself in the day-to-day.

By Meghan LeahyMarch 15, 2023

Amy Schwartz, whose books captured childhood on the page, dies at 68

The author and illustrator of more than 50 picture books, she displayed an intuitive understanding of children — and their parents.

By Emily LangerMarch 9, 2023

Ian Falconer, artist who created Olivia the pig, dies at 63

A protege of painter David Hockney, Mr. Falconer became best known for his picture books about a bossy, brassy piglet who charmed her way into bestsellerdom.

By Emily LangerMarch 9, 2023

The fear and fury of these Florida parents

The state has introduced new laws that affect nearly every stage of parenting. Some families are choosing between fight and flight.

By Caitlin GibsonMarch 8, 2023

How to tell a child their grandmother isn’t going to get better

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 JoyceMarch 8, 2023

When a 7-year-old explodes, what’s a parent to do?

When he's frustrated, he yells at me. I've tried different tactics, but they don't work. What now?

By Meghan LeahyMarch 8, 2023

Some parents misled others about their kids’ covid status, study finds

Not sharing children's disease information and not following health protocols could have contributed to the virus spread, scientists said.

By Niha MasihMarch 6, 2023

Why all parents should get Narcan and more on the dangers of fentanyl

Parents need to be prepared for fentanyl and opioid overdoses as teens and young children are at risk.

By Elizabeth ChangMarch 2, 2023

What to do about a teen who lies

A single parent is worried about a teen who lies, but he says he does it because he doesn't want to disappoint.

By Meghan LeahyMarch 1, 2023

Four myths about peer pressure

Parents can help kids learn when to step away and when to stand up for themselves — and how to feel good about it.

By Phyllis FagellFebruary 28, 2023

‘Momnesia’ is real, but it’s not what you think

"Mommy brain" usually means forgetfulness and foggy thinking during pregnancy or new parenthood. But more likely, the brain is changing to help us parent.

By Elizabeth ChangFebruary 23, 2023

Parent worries husband isn’t playful and joyful with their kids

He's had a tough life, so he's not always joyful and playful with our children. What can his spouse do?

By Meghan LeahyFebruary 22, 2023

Teens open up at night. Parents should embrace that.

Our teens may not talk much to us during the day. But at night, it's a different story.

By Lisa DamourFebruary 21, 2023

Why aren’t teenagers driving anymore?

Fewer teens are driving and parents are trying to figure out why. The reasons may include anxiety, technology and protective parents.

By Caitlin GibsonFebruary 21, 2023