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Envy, Disrespect, Thankfulness, Resentment

What’s behind my not-so-secret “secret disdain” for stay-at-home parents.

Oct. 31 2014 11:26 AMHow to Scare People on HalloweenIf you are a boy, dress up like Elsa. 
Oct. 16 2014 11:21 AMThe Most Individualized Place on EarthDisney’s new Fantasyland makes your special snowflake of a kid the star.
Aug. 6 2014 10:42 AMThe Shortening LeashSix thousand respondents to the Slate survey and the trend is clear: Kids today have a lot less freedom than their parents did.
July 16 2014 11:52 PMThere’s Someone Missing From My Facebook PhotosThe person who makes my seemingly effortless parenting possible: my nanny.
June 19 2014 12:26 PMDear Son, Who Am I?Writing letters to your kids at camp is weird. 
June 13 2014 9:08 AM“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.
June 12 2014 5:21 PMDaughter PressureFatherhood ruined my life plan—and made me the writer I am.
May 9 2014 10:04 AMFifty Things About My MotherShe liked to stay and watch the credits.
April 17 2014 3:58 PMSurvivalist SederThis Passover, we packed emergency preparedness bags, in case we had to run.
April 15 2014 12:11 PMThe Gay Father I Never Knew
April 1 2014 2:23 PMA New Way to Think About the Obsessions of Autistic Kids
March 26 2014 11:12 AMGot Lice? Come On In.My kids’ school lets students with head lice stay in class. What a great policy!
March 20 2014 4:54 PMMy Son Loves My Little PonyAt 7, he already knows that’s not OK.
March 17 2014 11:55 PMI’m a Pediatrician. Should I Treat All Kids, or Just the Vaccinated Ones?It’s not an easy call.
March 6 2014 12:50 PMI Opted My Kids Out of Standardized TestsThen I learned a thing or two.
Oct. 28 2014 4:29 PMThe Awful TruthThe world is a terrible place. Your kids already know it. There’s no point in lying to them.
Aug. 8 2014 9:27 AMThe Last SummerHanging on to every smell, smoke, and sound before my son heads off to college and everything changes. 
July 18 2014 11:28 AMSlate Voice:Watching the Couples Go By”Listen to David Plotz read his all-time favorite Slate essay.
July 9 2014 9:12 AMConfessions of a Vine DadMaking six-second videos with my baby started out as fun. Then came the followers, the money, and the fame.
June 13 2014 2:56 PMI Started a Business With My DadAnd almost stabbed him only once.
June 13 2014 7:45 AMKeeping Up With DadMy father took me hiking deep into the Grand Canyon, and then he got me out. Twice.
May 22 2014 3:09 PMDrowning 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.
May 5 2014 11:55 PMUnpreparedRob Lowe on sending his son off to college. 
April 16 2014 4:03 PMThe Case for Separate BedsI love my husband, but I want my own bed.
April 8 2014 2:49 PMRaising a Child DangerouslyAdventure sailing with young children can be risky. It’s also the best way I know how to parent.
April 1 2014 12:02 AMThe 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.
March 25 2014 11:23 PMThe Kids, They Know ThingsI used to do everything for my children. Now, they do things for me.
March 19 2014 1:48 AMMy DementiaTelling who I am before I forget.
March 12 2014 11:39 AMHands Off My Kid’s iPadA Huffington Post blogger’s shaky case for banning hand-held devices for children.
Feb. 28 2014 5:33 PMThe Obesity Rate for Children Has Not PlummetedDespite what the New York Times tells you.

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