I was sure that if I raised my sons around books, they, too, would be readers. Motherhood, it turns out, is the best lesson in learning that you can control very little in this life.

  • Amy Joyce
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Humans are allergic to being pushed around and manipulated. Chronic threats, yelling and nagging will just create frustration.

We asked parents to tell us, as we start to see light at the end of this pandemic tunnel: What is one change you’d like to carry with you into post-pandemic life? These are their answers.

With sports and activities canceled in the pandemic, some families have turned to this simple exercise to keep kids (and parents) moving. Experts say it's a habit worth hanging onto.

  • Galadriel Watson
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Having proved they can do their work remotely — often under difficult circumstances that included too little child care and too much virtual education — many parents are now loath to return to full-time office life and the toll it took on their families.

With many team sports suspended or restricted because of concerns about covid, some are turning away from traditional team sports and seeing alternative sports in a new light.

  • Hilary Potkewitz
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Because most teen relationships do end, it's important to teach our kids how to break up with compassion and respect.

  • Lisa A. Phillips
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A saying in the parent-coaching world is this: “If your child could do better, they would.” Start by assuming your child is doing the best she can.

In 2016, Georgia Allen learned she was earning too much to qualify for her child-care benefits. Yet without those benefits, she couldn’t make ends meet. The business she's building aims to solve that problem for other low-income parents.

  • Zoe Sullivan
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A study of twins shows that problem behavior can be traced to harsh parenting, not genetics.

Couldn’t he taste the love that I’d baked into those cinnamon rolls? Couldn’t he taste the comfort I was offering through what I’d made? Apparently, he could not.

  • Brenda Janowitz
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I'm a crier. Happy tears, sad tears, ugly tears, tears of frustration, tears borne out of anger. The whole gamut of tears. After 14 years of marriage, my husband, ever the dry eye, is used to it by now. But I have wondered how it affects our son.

  • Cathy Alter
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Parents, like teachers, can give children four steps to use so they can speak up when they see an injustice.

  • Linda K. Wertheimer
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Kids’ questions about strangers are an important step toward maturity. We want them to purposely see others and not ignore their differences. We want them to avoid jumping to conclusions about people based on an action or series of actions.

With light at the end of the covid tunnel, some parents don’t want to go back to their families’ rushed and over-scheduled lives.

  • Christine Koh
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Our boys got their own personal episode of "Hot Ones." We got a chance to ask them some meaningful questions about their inner lives.

  • Jessica Lahey
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“Spring fever” feels different this year, a year since the world changed — shrank — for us all.

  • Maggie Smith
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No matter how experienced and renowned a therapist may be, a child must feel that she can trust her therapist and that the person is there for her.

What you can do to combat the epidemic of anxiety, depression and suicide in teens.

  • Kate Rope
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It’s normal for every decision to feel harder when we are already overwhelmed, a psychologist says. Here are some tips from experts to ease the burden.

  • Alexandra Frost
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