Family
July 26 2013 9:52 AMMy Child Will Face a Hatred That I Have Never KnownI’m a white woman married to another white woman. How do we explain what happened to Trayvon to our black son?
July 10 2013 8:30 AMI’m Not a Hero for Taking Care of My KidsI’m also not baby-sitting them. I’m their dad.
June 19 2013 5:30 AMApproaching DeathA nurse goes from the ER to a hospice, and changes the way she thinks about life and its end.
June 4 2013 7:14 AMDrowning Doesn’t Look Like DrowningIn many child drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for.
April 23 2013 1:19 PMPlease Don’t Spill Your Child's Snacks All Over the PlaygroundIt seems like such a little thing, but it could save a food-allergic child’s life.
April 9 2013 6:45 AMThe Culture of Secrets  An alphabet of Italian food, family, and pride: An essay by a Scholastic Writing Award–winning high schooler.
March 27 2013 5:30 AMThe Plant WhispererA mother, a daughter, and a garden.
Feb. 18 2013 6:00 AMThe DebtWhen terrible, abusive parents come crawling back, what do their grown children owe them?
Jan. 14 2013 5:45 AMComing HomeReturning to parenting after 16 months on the campaign trail.
Dec. 11 2012 5:00 AMThe Cow Jumped Over the Moon?!Why children love absurdism.
Nov. 2 2012 7:07 AMTrapped by European-style Socialism—And I Love It!Maybe working moms can have it all—in France.
Oct. 15 2012 12:36 PMMonkey Bars Are a MenaceThey broke my daughter’s arm. Why are they still around?
Sept. 26 2012 11:45 AMI Giggle, Therefore I AmWhen I tickle my infant son, I’m teaching him that he’s a human being.
Sept. 7 2012 11:24 PMOne Nation, UnderpantsThe triumphant return of Captain Underpants, hero to hyper, school-hating 8-year-olds.
Aug. 15 2012 9:15 AMBoopy Goes to BerlinA Cold War memoir.
July 22 2013 5:30 AMMy Daughter Went Away to Camp and ChangedHow do I catch up?
June 21 2013 11:29 AMGood Guard, Bad GuardEight ways to know if your pool’s lifeguards are up to the job—and are being given the support they need.
June 13 2013 12:53 PMA Town Without DadsOur fathers were American heroes, but they were never around.
April 25 2013 7:32 AMMake Boomsa for the Motherland!The creative, absurd, and ineffective ways that countries try to boost their birthrates.
April 10 2013 6:30 AMBlank SlateHow I chose my new name.
April 9 2013 6:45 AMDeath of a SunflowerYoung love, bad haircuts, and Fibonacci numbers: An essay by a Scholastic Writing Award–winning high schooler.
March 4 2013 5:45 AMKid Rock Is CoolIn defense of the most reviled genre of them all.
Jan. 28 2013 3:26 PMTear Down the Swing SetsAnd the plastic forts. Here’s how to put the play back in playgrounds.
Dec. 14 2012 5:21 PMHow To Talk to Your Kids About the School ShootingBe honest, but not too honest.
Nov. 19 2012 3:45 AMBaby Blue StreakCan I stop swearing before my daughter is born?
Oct. 26 2012 3:55 AMThe Worst Years of Our LivesEveryone hates middle school. But this crucial, oft-ignored part of your children’s education is getting a makeover.
Oct. 3 2012 3:45 AMMy Insignificant YearA miserable basketball team, a Nazi classmate, a fateful standardized test: notes on the indignities of the seventh grade.
Sept. 12 2012 3:30 AMPop MusicLearning to be a good dad by listening to songs about bad ones, from “Cat’s in the Cradle” to “Papa’z Song.”
Aug. 29 2012 3:30 AMThe Rebirth of RecessHow do you introduce recess to kids who have never left the classroom?
Aug. 2 2012 4:00 AMI, Mark, Take You, Mark …Sure, marriage equality sounds great. But what about the coming flood of same-named couples?

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