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Raw Food Families Provoke Powerful Reactions. Why?

Mon, 2014-06-09 13:25
Families who feed their children a raw diet consisting solely of fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and sprouted grains feel judged for their choices.

A Plea to the Daughters of Title IX: Why Don’t More Women Coach?

Sun, 2014-06-08 07:22
When I was a child playing soccer, there weren't that many women who'd grown up playing the game. Now there are, but they're still not represented on the sidelines, and that's not the way this is supposed to work.

Camp: Love It or Hate It? Readers Comment

Sat, 2014-06-07 08:42
If the world of campers divides into those people who hated camp and those who loved it, on which side of that divide do you fall?

Give Kids Your Undivided Attention — or No Attention At All

Fri, 2014-06-06 10:22
Either shut your phone and laptop down and be present, or grab the gadgets and get to work. It's the half-measures of attention that don't work for parents or kids.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2014-06-06 09:35
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

When the Teacher Is Depressed

Thu, 2014-06-05 11:06
Teaching can be a stressful occupation, and yet there is comparatively little done to protect teachers’ well-being or consider the effect of a teachers’ emotional health on students.

Three Things Students Wish Teachers Knew

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:53
Students wish teachers would be fair, consider homework assignments carefully and with an eye to utility, and treat students like people.

A Brawny Vegetarian Soup Holds Its Own With Meat Lovers

Thu, 2014-06-05 09:03
Martha Rose Shulman, a cookbook author and Times columnist, works with the Ruder family to help them go vegetarian twice a week without even thinking of feeling deprived.

A Curriculum to Strengthen Students Against Cyberbullying

Wed, 2014-06-04 11:20
Students at the Facing History School in New York City try to understand the circumstances and decisions surrounding larger social injustices and then relate that back to their own experience.

Telling Congress What Families Need, One City, State or Hearing at a Time

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:26
At a Senate committee hearing, a supporter of paid family leave tries to convince legislators on both sides of the aisle that there's broad bipartisan support for policies that support families.

Sperm Donation is Full of Euphemisms, and an 11-Year-Old is Full of Questions

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:43
When I announced the pregnancy at a family dinner, my father reminded my younger brother that I was "helping out" friends by being their "donor." “But David's gay,” he helpfully reminded the table. “How can they make a baby if they're not having sex?”

The Computer Code for Parental Feelings of Inadequacy

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:06
That steady stream of articles deeming coding "the new lingua franca" and coding education the holy grail for kids flowing by on social media and dropping into your in-box makes coding the hot new parent guilt trip.

Long After a Divorce, the Question of Family Photographs Lingers

Sun, 2014-06-01 07:36
All of the photographs from my entire childhood were taken while my parents were married. What do I do with them now?

Why Couldn’t My Kids Clean the Kitchen? They Didn’t Have To.

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:16
My mistake was not in expecting the kids to do the work. It was in expecting them to do the work I wanted them to do without any work on my part.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2014-05-30 11:21
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

Who Would Want to Be Powerless Sleeping Beauty When Maleficent Roars?

Thu, 2014-05-29 20:12
Other little girls may have wanted to be Sleeping Beauty; I was always drawn to Maleficent. Now I know the attraction was more about vulnerability than villainy.

Submitted: Teenagers Do Not Need Smartphones, So They Should Pay for Them. Discuss.

Thu, 2014-05-29 08:44
Teenagers may need to make calls and send and receive texts, but do they need access to Instagram and a store full of apps? Probably not. So if that's a want, not a need, shouldn't they pay for it?