Jaimie Seaton

Jaimie Seaton is a writer living in New England.
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Omicron and holidays unleash scramble for coronavirus tests across the U.S.

Easy access to coronavirus tests is uneven across the United States as the nation faces the prospect of explosive outbreaks linked to holiday travel and the highly transmissible omicron variant.

December 18, 2021

Navigating co-parenting in a time of social distancing and quarantines

Parents may disagree about whether kids should continue to move back and forth or maintain the parental visitation schedule, or how much to let kids venture out.

March 27, 2020

Why straight parents struggle to talk to their LGBTQ kids about sex and how to make it easier

Many parents are uncomfortable talking sex with their teens. It's even more challenging when it's something you haven't experienced.

June 11, 2018

Bringing ‘Wonder’s’ lessons of empathy and inclusion to life for students

Sam Drazin's message resonates with any child who has ever felt ostracized, alone or different. In other words, just about every kid.

November 17, 2017

All this emphasis on self-esteem could be setting our kids up for a fall

The pendulum has swung too far, leading to the era of participation trophies and teachers hesitating to correct students because it might harm their self-esteem.

May 1, 2017

Homeless rates for LGBT teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference

Up to 1.6 million young people experience homelessness in America every year. Forty percent of them identify as LGBT.

March 29, 2017

Reading, writing and hunger: More than 13 million kids in this country go to school hungry

Breakfast and lunch programs in schools are making great strides in attacking childhood hunger, but a huge gap remains.

March 9, 2017

How to talk to your kids about family addiction

I don’t remember the first time my daughter asked how her “Nonnie” and aunt died, but I do remember my answer: “They died because they drank too much alcohol and it made them sick.”

February 3, 2017

I’m self-sufficient, sure. But I still do need a man.

Since childhood, women have told me: You should be independent and rely only on yourself. To need a man is weak -- and decidedly un-feminist.

November 2, 2016

Daddy’s home: Why I let my ex live with us on weekends

Many friends have said I am too nice, but I reminded myself that my ex-husband left me, not my children.

August 3, 2016