As much as it broke my heart to see my daughter suffering, it was worse to know that my anxiety about her hair was breaking her heart, too.

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She prefers to be alone, yet is involved. Should a parent intervene?

Her best friend is a single mom with strict bedtimes for her baby. Is this a problem?


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Caring for our son meant parenting him differently, and taking his challenges into account.

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How W. Kamau Bell, Padma Lakshmi, Mia St. John, Jonathan Safran Foer and Kimora Lee Simmons turn difficult subjects into lessons for their kids.

  • Amanda Long
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I am focusing on how we raise our girls. I think it’s time to play the long game.

  • Diana Kapp
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I thought I had more time to shape the imprint of me he’d find on the Internet. To delete those blog posts with more expletives than I’d hoped. To explain the less-than-generous opinions others hold of me, which he’d most certainly come across.

  • Jennifer Meer
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Quitting carries plenty of stigma, even for adults. Figuring out when it’s the best choice for our kids can be tricky.

  • Kirsten Clodfelter
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  • Perspective

Sometimes, we get a call from school and we assume that our children are a problem, they are going to be a problem, and we need to take “big action.” This may not be the case at all.

There is an explosion of untested, uncertified car seats for sale online. Here’s what to know.

  • Lauren Gravitz
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Some experts are arguing against a “techno-panic mindset” that worries parents unnecessarily.

  • Caroline Knorr
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The quest for work-life balance can lead parents to change jobs. But they may face a rude awakening when promises are broken or personnel changes transform the environment.

  • Alice Gomstyn
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Plenty of popular picks have lessons such as gratitude, humility and integrity embedded in their story lines.

  • Caroline Knorr
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The feelings can be sneaky. My daughter was simply enjoying the last days of her summer holiday when she was hit with the realization, again, that her dad was gone.

  • Marjorie Clark Brimley
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The rising “gig economy” has shaped an entire generation of adults. It’s also shaping how their children view jobs and money.

  • Meg St-Esprit
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As both the mother of a child with a disability and a journalist who covers disability-related issues, I’ve trained myself to look past labels to consider individuals.

  • Amy Silverman
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My son shouldn’t have to disclose his diagnosis in exchange for kindness.

  • Jackie Spinner
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  • Perspective

My older sister took pleasure in pushing me. Is my son the same?

She's our last kid. I try not to play favorites, but ...

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