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Sun, 2013-11-03 06:20
It took me a few minutes to figure out why a few minutes of shopping had brought my 4-year-old son to the point of a tantrum. Then he reminded me of how I had let him down.
Fri, 2013-11-01 12:35
I was overweight until my 20s, and I still talk about myself as a fat person. Can I curb my tongue to help prevent my son from developing the same harsh self-judgment that's been with me all of my life?
Fri, 2013-11-01 10:12
Has your child been bullied, and how did you, as a parent, handle the situation?
Fri, 2013-11-01 09:53
The nonprofit organization hopes families who aren't in the habit of reading with children associate books with the relaxed atmosphere of McDonald's.
Thu, 2013-10-31 10:22
Five things to think about when your children want to know how much money you make, including honesty, not making them feel badly and considering what they already know.
Thu, 2013-10-31 08:19
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, can make the process of getting a filling much more pleasant, even for a 5-year-old.
Wed, 2013-10-30 17:30
When my children go fully online via email, social media and the like, I don't expect to spy on them. Will I feel differently when it's not a hypothetical question?
Wed, 2013-10-30 13:12
"Toxic stress" increases the risks of cancer, diabetes and heart, lung and liver disease, along with risks for smoking, drug abuse, suicide, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, domestic violence and depression, while simultaneously reducing the chances of succeeding in school, performing well on a job and maintaining stable relationships.
Tue, 2013-10-29 08:19
KJ Dell'Antonia and Bruce Feiler debate the question "Should you bribe your kids?"
Tue, 2013-10-29 08:00
I am not ready to give up. And right now, that’s what adoption seems like to me. For me. Right now.
Mon, 2013-10-28 11:32
Shane Victorino of the Red Sox is like many athletically talented children with A.D.H.D. who are not just impulsive or energetic, but also perpetually one incident away from being asked to skip Little League tryouts next year. Without medication to manage his condition, it's unlikely he'd be playing in the major leagues.
Sun, 2013-10-27 06:27
My son is no different from many other picky eaters. I’m what’s different. I’m a food writer. So you can't blame me for my son's poor eating habits. (Only I can do that.)
Fri, 2013-10-25 11:02
In my family, we just eat the Halloween candy. It's a great festival of sugar that ends only when we can't take it anymore. But if that's not an option in your house, what do you do with the annual haul?
Sun, 2013-10-06 06:04
In our Bronx neighborhood, fatherhood was shot through with unspoken rules that I learned slowly.
Fri, 2013-10-04 10:12
Looking for advice from parents who successfully handled the question of raising teenagers to drink responsibly as adults — or those who muffed it, and think they know where they went wrong.
Thu, 2013-10-03 12:16
Employees who "cover" their family needs at work (calling doctor appointments meetings, and waiting until no one can see them to leave early for the school concert) contribute to workplace cultures that don't respect the need for flexibility.
Thu, 2013-10-03 07:42
Many parents offer their kids money for good grades or behavior, even though some experts despise the practice.
Wed, 2013-10-02 13:16
When I was a mother in Brooklyn, the rule was no gun play. Water guns came in the shape of dolphins. Now, I can't wait for my 14-year-old son to fill our freezer with venison.
Wed, 2013-10-02 09:39
I don't want my 12-year-old to just accept the closing of everything from the National Institutes of Health to the National Zoo as just another crazy thing Congress does sometimes. I want him to want more. I want to want more.
Tue, 2013-10-01 11:08
I didn't mean to get pregnant at the beginning of my job search, but when I did, my search felt doomed.