Elizabeth Chang

Washington, D.C.

Parenting

Education: University of Maryland, master's in public affairs reporting.; University of Virginia, BA in American Studies

Elizabeth Chang writes about parenting. Until recently. she edited wellness and travel content; she has also worked as a Post Magazine editor and a copy editor. Before joining The Post, she was an award-winning editorial writer for local newspapers in Annapolis, Md., and Woodbridge, Va.
Latest from Elizabeth Chang

Why letting your kids play alone feels like a revelation to modern parents

"Sittervising" is the trendy term for the oldest parenting trick in the book. And it's important for your child's development.

November 22, 2022

College mental health centers are swamped. Here’s what parents can do.

More students with mental health issues are attending college. Parents might be far away, but they can still provide support.

November 8, 2022

Treating children with IBS is complicated. Hypnosis can help.

Some experts think hypnotherapy should be the first-line treatment for kids with IBS.

October 4, 2022

New school mental health days? How parents can make them work for kids.

More states are allowing school mental health days. But how should parents decide if their kid needs one, and how should the child spend the day?

September 30, 2022

What to do, and not do, when your child won’t go to school

School refusal is a complicated problem, and it is becoming more common.

September 22, 2022

The enduring mystery of kids and ‘growing pains’

A recent paper in the journal Pediatrics finds researchers don't agree on what growing pains are.

September 15, 2022

Should kids eat what you serve or only what they want? Neither.

There are ways to honor individual tastes without making separate meals for everyone.

September 13, 2022

What parents are getting wrong about teens and sexting

Here’s what parents need to know about sexting and how to approach their teens about it.

August 29, 2022

More kids are swallowing batteries. Here’s how to keep your children safe.

Swallowed button batteries can lead to serious illness and death.

August 29, 2022

What parents should say to teachers (according to teachers)

Teachers are feeling stressed and disrespected, but they really love your kids. Here is their advice for parent-teacher relationships.

August 18, 2022