Family
Feb. 14 2014 12:54 PMTeen SpiritHelicopter parenting has crippled American teenagers. Here’s how to fix it.
Jan. 26 2014 11:47 PMI Remember Every Hairdo I’ve Had in 40 YearsBecause black hair is a big deal.
Jan. 6 2014 10:54 AMGrowing Up UnvaccinatedI had the healthiest childhood imaginable. And yet I was sick all the time.
Nov. 8 2013 7:55 AMComfort FoodNo one brings dinner when your daughter is an addict.
Oct. 3 2013 5:16 PMAmerican Jews Are Secular, Intermarried, and Assimilated Great news! 
Sept. 4 2013 11:31 AMWhen Mom DiedI was 16 when cancer killed my mother. I raised my sisters the best I could.
July 29 2013 5:52 AMThe One Thing No One Tells You Before You Have KidsDon’t get a dog.
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 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.
Feb. 6 2014 8:45 AM“My Life Is a Waking Nightmare”Why do parents make parenting sound so God-awful?
Jan. 17 2014 8:08 AMGosh, It Must Be Hard Caring for Aging Parents. Here’s What It’s Like to Be One.
Dec. 18 2013 7:15 AMMissing ChristmasI’m Jewish. When my Catholic grandmother died, so did the holiday.
Oct. 18 2013 7:38 AM“Could You Be an Animal If You Didn’t Have Any Bones?”The picture book that will show your kid how evolution works.
Sept. 5 2013 9:15 AMBan School Bake SalesDo American parents spend too much time volunteering at their kids’ schools?
Aug. 16 2013 12:19 PMMy Parents Chose My HusbandSeventeen years later, I’m still married to him, still grieving, and still trying to figure out why I stay.
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.
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.

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