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Wed, 2014-02-12 11:29
With twins showing a new willingness to eat new foods, the parents of an avowed "picky eater" try a vegetable experiment.
Tue, 2014-02-11 15:37
My working-class mother never schmoozed admissions staffs or wrote essays about my precociousness in turning books the right way up. I never thought I would. But if my daughter is going to go to preschool in Manhattan, I'll have to learn.
Tue, 2014-02-11 10:54
Marijuana as candy doesn't just change how people use it. It changes how parents need to talk about it, and how we need to ask that new laws be designed to balance legal use with protecting those who shouldn't use it at all.
Mon, 2014-02-10 20:53
Paid family leave programs, writes Nancy Folbre in Economix, could offer public validation of the value of care itself.
Mon, 2014-02-10 15:36
The food his roommate had left in the fridge didn't look like medicine to my son. It looked like candy, and he ended up on suicide watch.
Fri, 2014-02-07 12:22
If you make your kids wear helmets while sledding and ice skating, they'll look like Olympic athletes; they'll be less likely to suffer a serious head injury, and maybe my children will stop complaining about having to wear theirs.
Thu, 2014-02-06 19:49
One family's experiment in letting their daughter help decide how to divide the money it gives away each year.
Thu, 2014-02-06 15:13
A new study suggests that doctors may be intervening too soon during the second stage of labor.
Thu, 2014-02-06 10:43
Just in the course of our daily walk to school, my children and I see crossing guards whose actions (and attitude) vary wildly. What exactly are they supposed to do?
Wed, 2014-02-05 13:57
After four weeks of working with two experts to improve the eating habits of their twin 4-year-old boys, a couple's new dinnertime routine was being met with little resistance.
Tue, 2014-02-04 15:39
An pregnant employee, told to go home because she could no longer do her job, looks to New York City's new Pregnant Worker's Fairness Act for help.
Tue, 2014-02-04 14:38
If you don't choose how and when to have a tough conversation with your child, life is certain to choose for you.
Tue, 2014-02-04 09:11
Genetic testing raises unsettling ethical questions that trouble advocates for the disabled and have left some doctors struggling with what they should tell their patients.
Mon, 2014-02-03 20:39
When fertility treatments seemed to be coming to an end, a stranger offered to help.
Mon, 2014-02-03 15:53
By lifting at least one of the economic burdens of being both caregivers and breadwinners, the advantage of access to quality state-funded public preschool extends beyond the classroom.
Sun, 2014-02-02 08:25
A month before what would have been my due date, the promotional box of Enfamil baby formula arrived. "You're almost there!" it read. We weren't.
Fri, 2014-01-31 22:54
A new book argues that families, particularly fathers, do a pretty good job of passing religious faith to their children.
Fri, 2014-01-31 15:16
The Super Bowl is the perfect time for a rousing family game of Media Literacy Bingo.
Fri, 2014-01-31 11:11
A new study has found that that obesity is often established very early in life.
Thu, 2014-01-30 15:12
What is the best way to handle a parent-teacher conference with an ineffective teacher?