Modeling healthy conflict extends to the way we talk to (and talk about) people with opposing views: family, neighbors, friends on social media and — yes — even maskless strangers in a pandemic.

  • Kristin Lesko
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One of many challenges: “Learning to be comfortable with not being comfortable.”

Covid-19 has upended how we educate our kids. But there are things we can do to make the change feel a little less scary.

  • Phyllis Fagell
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“All the kids now know Spider-Man is the true hero because he covers his nose and mouth and protects himself and others. Batman is not the hero we need right now because he covers only his forehead and ears.”

  • Jennifer Davis
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It's important to use honest, age-appropriate language when talking about school plans for the fall, covid-19 and other tough subjects.

  • Felice Keller Becker
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Desktop computers, plenty of space, calendars, even a pitcher of water can make a difference.

As the results rolled in, they began to identify patterns and strategies that could be helpful for parents right away.

An oral history of a medical miracle in a pandemic.

A veteran educator and an infectious-disease doctor lay out the stakes.

  • Jessica Lahey and Tim Lahey
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Other parents talk about how much their kids are struggling, but mine are thriving. Am I missing something?

There is no way to make playing on a sports team completely risk free, but we can focus on reducing the dangers as much as we can.

  • Korin B. Hudson
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We’re among the privileged who can still afford to send our kid off to college. And until recently, we assumed that would be the plan.

  • Melody Warnick
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It is an act of courage to salvage joy from trauma. To stay close to those we can and hold fast to the parts of life that remain intact.

  • Emily Dagostino
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The experience of motherhood in America is a political question just as much as it is a question of flesh. We allow white mothers a sainthood not extended to other types of mothers.

  • Lyz Lenz
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Whether it’s a backward “S” or a wobbly cartwheel, falling short of perfection seems to frustrate him more than it should.

School and peer groups can be hostile environments for these kids, so it's important to make home a soft and comfortable place to land.

  • Sarah Hosseini
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Are their images, which occupy far more space on our news feeds than on our living room walls, really ours to share?

  • Stacey Steinberg
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In the midst of our planning for the return of Dr. Professor, my silly character I play to entertain kids, the world itself was on fire, both physically and metaphorically.

  • Vernon D. Gibbs II
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My biggest worry was that I wouldn’t be able to protect her. From a nasty world. From nasty men. That she would be forced into roles too small for the largesse of her gifting.

  • Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts
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A parent wants to know when to help, and whether they can know if they’re missing something.

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