Being the “big man on campus” and then falling to the bottom of the roster is a scary, threatening — and completely normal — feeling.

A banner has hung on the front door since lockdown began. I choked up the first time I noticed it: “Together We Will See It Through.”

  • Maggie Smith
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A Black father is a man who cares deeply for his children but lives with fear just a little deeper than most non-Black parents, because there’s more to be afraid of. He’s a dad who pushes his kids to be better, because he knows it will be that much more difficult for them.

  • Rebekah Sager
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I can understand why so many women suffer pregnancy and infant loss in silence. It is extremely uncomfortable to talk about, and often not well received. But seeing Chrissy Teigen share her loss, and knowing I found incredible support online reminded me why it's important to speak it out loud.

  • Carolyn Spiro-Levitt
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Local transmission rates aren’t decreasing. Parents need to work. What do we do?

College admissions experts offer four reasons why parents should take a step back—and one way we can lean into the moment.

  • Adrienne Wichard-Edds
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The thought of my little boy losing his mama was unbearable. I don’t know if he noticed my puffy eyes. But he became quieter, more thoughtful.

  • Zia Ahmed
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Allow kids to say whatever comes to mind in the moment and let them know this isn’t the only time the family will talk about this topic.

  • Lauren Rowello
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Siblings go through a transition when an older sibling leaves. Even if they didn't have the best relationship, there is an impact.

  • Misha Valencia
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What is the best way to handle the new world when it comes to kids and smartphones?

“It’s unprecedented that we’re inside, we’re out of normal routines. So it stands to reason that levels of inactivity are only going to worsen," said the president of the American Council on Exercise.

  • Debra Kamin
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The coronavirus has untethered many families from the geographic ties of in-person school and work, creating an unusual opportunity to opt for this type of mobile learning — for those who have the means and the freedom.

  • Melody Warnick
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Our 5-year-old hasn't played with another child for months. It's time for me to get on the floor and really play.

  • Fabienne Josaphat
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Having joint custody necessarily means the holidays don’t look like they once did. But we can find our way.

  • Maggie Smith
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It’s not the smartest purchase for a 13-year-old who already has a phone. But it’s his money, and his mistake to make (and learn from).

What had previously been one of the most challenging few months in my parenting is now overshadowed by the pandemic. But what a roller coaster it was.

  • Rachel Mans McKenny
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Pediatricians and others offer guidance on assessing risk, taking precautions and finding alternatives.

  • Rudri Patel
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I’ve spent my children’s childhoods trying to remember to offer them “Take your time,” like a gift wrapped in leisure and ease. What I wouldn’t give for the grace of Alicia Keys.

  • Catherine Newman
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Children this age are on their way to maturity, but they are still often hijacked by big emotions, the need to move their bodies and the need to play. This is not wrong or problematic; it’s typical.

To nurture life has always been an act of faith, or defiance.

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