As a parent in California, I’m struck by the unsettling contours of this moment: readying evacuation kits, attempting to fit child-sized masks, discussing air quality indexes with neighbors — all while maintaining some semblance of ordinary life.

  • Ariella Cook-Shonkoff
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What message are we sending kids by celebrating these awards at the same time many of us are trying to convince more companies to have better paid family leave policies?

  • Rebecca Swanson
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  • Perspective

Her parents recently divorced. Here’s how to rein in her behavior while keeping communication open.


Sometimes you have to save yourself before you can be okay enough to help your kids. We accept this to be true during flights, so why not for the rest of life?

  • Mary Widdicks
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New titles that celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the winter season in general.

  • Mia Geiger
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Exercising together can improve bonding and set positive examples.

  • Morgan Voigt
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It was last year that my 8-year-old son left me speechless with an innocuous question. “Can you sign me up for Boy Scouts?”

  • Tracee M. Herbaugh
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My children started to watch 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' with me, and what they loved about it showed me what they really need.

  • Mary Pflum Peterson
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  • Perspective

Our kiddo is almost 4 and just can’t take it when I even mildly correct her. What to do?

If your kid thinks of you as genuinely curious, even-tempered, and respectful of varying perspectives, they’ll come to you when they hear something they need help understanding.

  • Michelle Icard
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Many professionals are pushing for foster-to-adoption families to build relationships with biological families, saying that maintaining those ties can benefit everyone involved.

  • Meg St-Esprit
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Saying yes to this sleepover will hopefully ensure my daughter has friends of both genders in her life who are just that. Friends. Not friends who are boys, with a different set of rules.

  • Courtney Hazlett
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The problem is that these activities are supplying my kids with lessons they don’t need to learn at this point in their lives, on a strict schedule, and with monthly fees.

  • Megan Nix
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My wife and I had been diligent about seeking out more diverse characters and authors, but we missed an opportunity to discuss race with our girls directly.

  • Jason Basa Nemec
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Each night my grandmother told me a different story. Each gave me a different piece of her life, a sense of who she was and had been.

  • Lara N. Dotson-Renta
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Tilli Buchanan's attorneys are challenging the constitutionality of Utah's lewdness law, which prohibits women, but not men, from baring their chests in public and, in certain circumstances, in private.

Although there are millions of children in foster care, many kids don't know what that is, or have a negative view of it. It's up to adults to change the narrative.

  • Lindsay Lackey
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His body wakes up at 6 a.m., no matter what. It always has, and probably always will. Here's how I'm coping now.

  • Rachel Meyer
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  • Perspective

She’s having rages and crying jags and doesn’t want to leave me. What’s going on?

For a child, there is perhaps no greater fear than the fear of not belonging. Minimizing that anxiety doesn’t make it go away.

  • Anna Nordberg
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