I had to let go of the expectation that my son would be able to power through every temptation. He needed some support.

  • Jamie Sumner
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When faced with the new and exciting prospect of sexual communication, teens may not be capable of fully understanding all aspects of the situation, including potential for later harassment, legal ramifications, or the effect on friendships or social standing.

  • Kristi Pahr
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I’ve spent my life apologizing for taking up space. And that’s the last thing I want for my daughter.

  • Sarika Chawla
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Call it the Internet of Pee.

Gone is the equanimity I've gained over the past few weeks. Instead: Why aren’t my kids using sunscreen? Why aren’t they at least wearing one of the many hats I packed for them?

  • Johanna Berkman
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While new mothers are showered with love and often share a path well-lit by friends and neighbors, the road is often dark and hard to navigate when it comes time to mother their own mothers, or any relative, for that matter. But there is some help.

  • Jessica Ravitz
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After losing my younger brother in a car accident, watching my kids grow to driving age is difficult.

  • Cort Ruddy
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  • Perspective

Is it the school itself? Or something deeper?

Just a few months of gender-role reversal — Daddy at home, Mommy at work — taught us how much we both had been missing.

Happiness is the flip side of the pain, the reward that makes you want to move through all seven stages, even while knowing there will be times you slide back down to the bottom.

  • Linda Broder
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I wasn’t quite sure when I finally decided to quit drinking. But I did know one thing: I couldn’t parent little kids with three or four glasses of wine in my system.

  • Celeste Yvonne
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We don’t need music that assumes kids can’t handle the existence of death, tattoos or skull belts, right?

  • Rachel Saslow
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Now that she is 15, the letters provide her with a through line when everything seems to be shifting.

  • Diana Kapp
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As many would-be parents have found, it’s nearly impossible to know ahead of time what the price will be.

  • Bridget Reed Morawski
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Now that she's getting older, I find myself missing being needed. Our connection, once as thick as climbing rope, feels more like a strand of dental floss these days.

  • Pam Moore
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  • Perspective

A daughter begged to go to camp. Now she doesn’t want to go. What’s a parent to do?

Parents in the United States often buy, cook and order separate foods for children. Experts say this can have negative long-term effects.

  • Rachel Cernansky
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  • Carrie Friedman
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As mocktails replace cocktails, some moms feel empowered to drink less — or not at all.

Though drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1-4, many parents inadvertently put young children at risk around water. One mother who lost her son explains.

  • Erin Strybis
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