“I Am Happy Again”A new book shows the remarkable contrast between 19th-century women’s views of miscarriage and the loss-focused rhetoric of today.
Their Truth to TellHelping kids become good LGBTQ allies means teaching privacy alongside acceptance.
In Defense of Parenting IdealsActing like only crackpots police screens, or have wooden toys, devalues all our parenting.
All in the FamilyI was supposed to be a lesbian with a wife and some kids. What I got was so much better.
Ending Sexual Violence by Raising Better BoysHow to teach even the youngest sons to respect girls and understand boundaries—and themselves.
The Complicated, Messy Identity of a Transracial AdopteeIn the Atlantic, David French says questioning a white family’s ability to raise a child of color is wrong. I know it isn’t.
James Baldwin’s Beautiful, Complex Vision of Black American ChildhoodHis 1976 kids’ book, which refuses to sanitize the reality of growing up black in the U.S., feels more urgent than ever now.
The Parent TrapI’m so helplessly addicted to parenting groups that I feel like I can never leave Facebook.
Do Not Decorate Your Kid’s Freshman DormTricked-out dorm rooms with cozy rugs and big-screen TVs miss the point of college.
How to Handle the Rising Tide of Hate in SchoolsWe shouldn’t give up on the boys in the viral Nazi-salute prom photo.
Being a Black Nonbinary Person Is Difficult. But It’s Shown Me the Radical Power of Defining Your Own Existence.
Why Won’t Parents Talk About Helping Their Daughters Get Abortions?After all, we talk about them having sex all the time.
A Majority of U.S. Teens Experience Cyberbullying, and Parents Are the Only Adults Perceived to Be Helping
Mourning at the Magic KingdomRight after my father’s funeral, I took my family to Disney World. It turned out to be the right place for me to grieve.
Gender Inequality Extends Even Into Our SleepBut a new study shows that both men and women sleep better in countries where women hold more economic and political power.
What David French’s Atlantic Piece Is MissingHis essay misleadingly conflates racist attacks on adoptive families with attacks from the left.
The Shame of Solo MotherhoodHaving kids without a partner was the right thing for me. So why did it make me feel so deeply embarrassed?