Latest from Caitlin Gibson

Americans are still spanking their kids. A new study shows how harmful that is.

A study of twins shows that problem behavior can be traced to harsh parenting, not genetics.
  • Apr 12, 2021

Notes on being pregnant in a pandemic

To nurture life has always been an act of faith, or defiance.
  • Sep 22, 2020

‘The most crushing, anxious parenting choice’: To return to day care or not?

Amid much uncertainty, parents of small kids weigh benefits, risks and needs.
  • Sep 3, 2020

‘I was her shadow’: As millions cry for justice, Breonna Taylor’s sister faces her own quiet grief

For Ju’Niyah Palmer, the police killing of Breonna Taylor was not only a public outrage but a personal tragedy.
  • Aug 8, 2020

Blowing out candles is basically spitting on your friends’ cake. Will we ever do it again?

Birthday candles have already survived one pandemic — and they will this time, too.
  • Jul 20, 2020

A hypervigilant mom followed every health guideline. She still caught the coronavirus.

“You can do every single thing right and still wind up on the wrong side of the virus,” she said.
  • Jun 29, 2020

What five black fathers are saying to their children about this historic moment

On Father’s Day, five dads reflect on parenting in a time of pandemic and protest.
  • Jun 19, 2020

Fear, joy, grief, gratitude: The whiplash of parenting during existential chaos

The past is distant, the future unknowable. This is what parenthood feels like in our present moment.
  • May 21, 2020

‘I gave up on being Superwoman’: Juggling jobs and child care is testing moms in unprecedented ways

This Mother’s Day, eight working mothers concede that thriving is out of reach during this pandemic. Surviving is enough.
  • May 6, 2020