Let them order their own groceries, and other ways to land the helicopter so your child can make a smooth transition to adulthood.

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Last year in the United States, 115 children died waiting on a donor organ.

  • Mary Pembleton
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It was a connection to a former version of myself and my children that I didn’t have to fully mourn as long as I had those eight ounces sealed in a bag.

  • Christie Tate
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Most parents have spent the high school years working with their kids to help them prepare academically, while focusing secondarily on the extracurricular activities that go on the college application. But some important lessons are missing here.

  • Margaret Dwyer
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In trying to protect my daughter from my sadness and how much I would miss her, I missed an opportunity to bond with her before she transitioned into the next stage of her life.

  • Jonita Davis
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My son desperately wanted to see "Lion King," and we had missed the sensory-friendly showing.

  • Jackie Spinner
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  • Perspective

Toddlers and preschoolers are naturally rigid and inflexible, so parents need to focus on the long game.

The creators of the popular “The Real McCoys,” “Everywhere, Wonder” and other books for young readers have built their life piece by piece, story by story, illustration by illustration.

The children’s television icon was a guiding light for parents, too.

Even though my daughter is just 6 years old, I can see signs that she shares my anxiety, stress and worry.

  • Jennifer Craven
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I grew up in Croatia, where regulations are relatively loose for children's recreation. In my adopted hometown of New York, I spend 10 minutes signing forms before my daughter can play with puzzles and dolls for an hour in an indoor cafe. The country that refuses to regulate guns and rifles is controlling children’s play.

  • Vesna Jaksic Lowe
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Helping kids navigate media and tech and define their place in our families, in our communities and online is more essential than ever.

  • Maria O Alvarez
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There is a sad but heartening kinship in a friend whose attention was also perpetually torn by the increasing demands of her distant, beloved and failing mother.

  • Meg Ounsworth Steere
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The era of raising kids who are too precious to fail is officially over.

  • Mike Mikula
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He had found a way to communicate his feelings in that moment using the material he had on hand.

  • Jamie Sumner
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At every visit to an obstetrician or midwife, some version of “You’re just pregnant” was thrown at me like confetti in response to every symptom.

  • Lauren Tanabe
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  • Perspective

Family members say the 3-year-old needs a structured preschool. But does she really?

Here's a list of entertaining, informative and kid-friendly podcasts for bedtime, road trips and more. The best part? They’re screen-free.

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We asked experts for tips on getting notebooks, pencils and backpacks for cheap — and maybe even teaching something about money management along the way.

The internal debates we’ve had in recent months have left me realizing just how ingrained our country’s patriarchal naming conventions remain.

  • Brian Hogan Stewart
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