Caitlin Gibson

Washington, D.C.

Feature writer

Education: University of Maryland, B.A. in English

Caitlin Gibson is a feature writer at The Washington Post. Since joining The Post in 2005, she has contributed feature stories, essays, long-form enterprise and local news to the paper and The Washington Post Magazine.
Latest from Caitlin Gibson

Our food hang-ups hurt kids. Here’s how to flip the script.

Parents should rethink what they've been taught about feeding kids.

March 20, 2023

The fear and fury of these Florida parents

The state has introduced new laws that affect nearly every stage of parenting. Some families are choosing between fight and flight.

March 8, 2023

Why aren’t teenagers driving anymore?

Fewer teens are driving and parents are trying to figure out why. The reasons may include anxiety, technology and protective parents.

February 21, 2023

When the lemonade stand accepts Venmo: What does money mean to kids?

As our world goes cashless, parents wonder how to teach and help kids experience money.

February 6, 2023

Dads in Congress form a caucus to push for family-friendly policies

The Congressional Dads Caucus formed to support one another as working dads in the House of Representatives

January 26, 2023

Mothers feel more worried, stressed and judged than fathers, Pew finds

Moms have a lot on their minds, and they’re especially worried about their children’s mental health, according to a new Pew survey about parenting in America.

January 24, 2023

Sleepovers have gotten very complicated

Afraid of guns, alcohol, abuse and more, parents have become wary of sleepovers.

January 17, 2023

The perils of teaching a child to poop in the toilet

Potty-training a toddler can test a parent's mental fortitude — but there's always a solution.

December 23, 2022

Are your kids mean — or are they just acting their age?

Parents worry about whether their kids are empathetic, but a lot of seemingly unkind behavior is developmentally appropriate.

December 21, 2022

We’re living in virus hell

The onslaught of viruses, a tripledemic of covid, RSV and the flu, has sent parents into a spiral.

December 9, 2022