My Step-Dad, the Astronaut
My mom married the third man to walk on the moon. We didn’t always get along.
The Most Individualized Place on EarthDisney’s new Fantasyland makes your special snowflake of a kid the star.
The Shortening LeashSix thousand respondents to the Slate survey and the trend is clear: Kids today have a lot less freedom than their parents did.
There’s Someone Missing From My Facebook PhotosThe person who makes my seemingly effortless parenting possible: my nanny.
“My Dad Gets Rele Fostated”When asked by her teacher to reflect on a problem in her life, my daughter chose to write about me.
Got Lice? Come On In.My kids’ school lets students with head lice stay in class. What a great policy!
Envy, Disrespect, Thankfulness, ResentmentWhat’s behind my not-so-secret “secret disdain” for stay-at-home parents.
The Awful TruthThe world is a terrible place. Your kids already know it. There’s no point in lying to them.
The Last SummerHanging on to every smell, smoke, and sound before my son heads off to college and everything changes.
Slate Voice: “Watching the Couples Go By”Listen to David Plotz read his all-time favorite Slate essay.
Confessions of a Vine DadMaking six-second videos with my baby started out as fun. Then came the followers, the money, and the fame.
Keeping Up With DadMy father took me hiking deep into the Grand Canyon, and then he got me out. Twice.
Drowning 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.
Raising a Child DangerouslyAdventure sailing with young children can be risky. It’s also the best way I know how to parent.
The Harder They FallNew research shows that high-status kids go after each other more than they go after misfits. The targets say they suffer more, too.