We’re among the privileged who can still afford to send our kid off to college. And until recently, we assumed that would be the plan.

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It is an act of courage to salvage joy from trauma. To stay close to those we can and hold fast to the parts of life that remain intact.

  • Emily Dagostino
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The experience of motherhood in America is a political question just as much as it is a question of flesh. We allow white mothers a sainthood not extended to other types of mothers.

  • Lyz Lenz
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Whether it’s a backward “S” or a wobbly cartwheel, falling short of perfection seems to frustrate him more than it should.

School and peer groups can be hostile environments for these kids, so it's important to make home a soft and comfortable place to land.

  • Sarah Hosseini
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Are their images, which occupy far more space on our news feeds than on our living room walls, really ours to share?

  • Stacey Steinberg
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In the midst of our planning for the return of Dr. Professor, my silly character I play to entertain kids, the world itself was on fire, both physically and metaphorically.

  • Vernon D. Gibbs II
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My biggest worry was that I wouldn’t be able to protect her. From a nasty world. From nasty men. That she would be forced into roles too small for the largesse of her gifting.

  • Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts
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A parent wants to know when to help, and whether they can know if they’re missing something.

The past few months have been exhausting. Young people may need help coping with their pain and sadness in the face of so much uncertainty.

  • Ana Homayoun
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These recent graduates — and their parents — face an ongoing renegotiation of space, roles and rules, and the additional stressors of a pandemic.

  • Annabelle Williams
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South Asians are pushed to confront colorism in their upbringing and reconcile this pervasive viewpoint with the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • Rudri Patel
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When sports were shut off, along with everything else, there was a small part of me that welcomed the logistical pause. But in the weeks and months that followed, as the fields remained shuttered, I began to notice what really had been lost.

  • Katie Butler
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A disastrous grocery trip taught this mom to stop pushing an unrealistic agenda and instead learn to work with her child.

The truth is, the adjustment to parenthood takes time. It takes more than a couple of weeks and more than a couple of months.

  • Cassie Shortsleeve
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There are some simple preventive measures you can take to try to minimize the chances of another family member getting infected.

  • Lauren Rowello
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Showing up and participating in small, concrete daily activities can be a lifeline.

  • Marjorie Clark Brimley
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The pandemic has made it more difficult for us to access competent care, but my son’s problems affected him before covid-19, and I’m sure they’ll continue once it’s over.

  • Nicole Roder
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The specifics may differ for introverts and extroverts, but everyone benefits from social connections in those exhausting early years.

  • Cara Strickland
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Camps are closed, screens are on. How to occupy a young child while working from home?

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