Slow? Koala? Crunchy? Your guide to the wild world of parenting styles

Parenting styles are all the rage. Take our quiz and see if you can spot the helicopter parent, tiger parent, crunchy parent and more.

By Elizabeth ChangFebruary 2, 2023

Cajoling, yelling can’t get a 4 year old out the door on time. What now?

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 JoyceFebruary 1, 2023

Concussion treatment for kids has changed. Here’s what you should know.

Treatment for concussions in kids has changed in the past 10 years. A new study confirms the recent move away from prolonged days out of school.

By Elizabeth ChangFebruary 1, 2023
Advice

Summer camp conundrum: Let them play or send them to educational camp?

The answer is ... yes. Children need to play, and even educational camps should allow for that.

By Meghan LeahyFebruary 1, 2023

Dads in Congress form a caucus to push for family-friendly policies

The Congressional Dads Caucus formed to support one another as working dads in the House of Representatives

By Caitlin GibsonJanuary 26, 2023

Lloyd Morrisett, ‘Sesame Street’ co-creator, dies at 93

A Yale-trained psychologist and foundation executive, he was an unseen but central force in the longest-running children’s program on U.S. television.

By Emily LangerJanuary 25, 2023
Advice

How to start the divorce process from an abusive spouse

This parent is worried about the children if they have to share custody.

By Meghan LeahyJanuary 25, 2023

Mothers feel more worried, stressed and judged than fathers, Pew finds

Moms have a lot on their minds, and they’re especially worried about their children’s mental health, according to a new Pew survey about parenting in America.

By Caitlin GibsonJanuary 24, 2023

Why siblings can be so different, according to science

Parents often marvel or complain about how different their kids are. But the real question is: Why wouldn't they be?

By Elizabeth ChangJanuary 24, 2023
Pop CulturePerspective

Don’t watch ‘The Parent Test’ for the competition. Watch for the conversation.

ABC's new reality competition show "The Parent Test" judges differing child-rearing techniques, but the best thing about the show is the discussion it sparks.

By Helena Andrews-DyerJanuary 20, 2023

The mundane, radical, fun, painful ways we can help our kids find happiness

An author of "The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness" explains how we can help our children to create a happy life.

By Deborah Farmer KrisJanuary 19, 2023

Should we tell our child that we are cutting ties with their grandmother?

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 JoyceJanuary 18, 2023
Advice

I don’t love to play pretend with my toddler. How can I enjoy it more?

Meghan Leahy: Get rid of the guilt and find new ways to be with your 2-year-old.

By Meghan LeahyJanuary 18, 2023

Sleepovers have gotten very complicated

Afraid of guns, alcohol, abuse and more, parents have become wary of sleepovers.

By Caitlin GibsonJanuary 17, 2023

World Cup scandal highlights a big problem: The nightmare sports parent

Bad parental behavior haunts youth sports. Here's parents can (and must) get their behavior under control.

By Mary Beth GahanJanuary 11, 2023
Advice

How to cope with daughter’s newest diagnosis

She was already diagnosed with ADHD and autism, but now she was diagnosed with an intellectual disability. I'm despondent.

By Meghan LeahyJanuary 11, 2023
Perspective

How theater can teach our kids to be empathetic

Pretend play is the foundation for developing empathy. Theater, which teaches great communication skills, does the same.

By Alexandra MoeJanuary 10, 2023
Advice

How to help a child when a sibling’s illness has consumed the family

A child’s chronic illness can have a big impact on their healthy siblings. Here are ways parents can support them during a difficult time for the whole family.

By Amy McHughJanuary 5, 2023

Is it worth it to fight a 5-year-old on potty language?

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 JoyceJanuary 4, 2023
Advice

Everything with my 3-year-old is becoming a battle

My 3-year-old is smart, fun and lovely. But lately, everything has become a battle, despite how much connection and how many choices we give.

By Meghan LeahyJanuary 4, 2023