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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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They’re hearing that small children are abandoned, hurt, ill and caged. That is every child’s worst nightmare, and they may believe it could happen to them, too.

  • Kristin VanderHey Shaw
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  • Perspective

They’re having the same conversation, over and over. Here’s how they can get out of their communication rut.

Children are preoccupied with death from an early age. Movies depicting loss can provide a constructive way to explore these common fears.

  • Grace Lovelace and Erika Flesher
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Our kids’ desires for engagement and attention fluctuate based on their age, personality and how a given day happens to be going. But are these things also impacted by birth order? Not necessarily, experts say.

  • Kirsten Clodfelter
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No parent knows what the future holds or how their kids will turn out. What I do know is that letting go is the hardest, most necessary thing I have to do.

  • Julie M. Green
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Our children need to know, maybe now more than ever, that when they are with us, they don’t have to be unfailingly strong. We can, and will, help.

  • Louise Gleeson
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Here are five things parents should know before making the decision.

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