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Parenting When Even Minimum Wage Is Out of Reach

Mon, 2014-02-24 16:01
I live in Milwaukee. They just raised the minimum wage here, but I don't have a job. There's not many options out there.

More Preschool Could Lead to More A.D.H.D. Diagnoses

Mon, 2014-02-24 14:34
Pressure to show success in state- and federally funded preschools may lead to a similar rise in diagnoses in even younger children.

The Price of a Child I Wouldn’t Let Go

Sun, 2014-02-23 08:40
Eleven years ago, when we learned about our then-unborn son's critical heart defects, we chose to fight for him. I've never regretted that choice, but it's a choice that came at a price measured in time, blood and treasure.

Miscarriage, Superstition and the Jewish Baby Shower

Fri, 2014-02-21 11:01
After my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, I spent my second following every superstition in hopes of avoiding a repeat of my misfortune.

Jonathan Martin and the Soft, White, Private School Question

Thu, 2014-02-20 14:11
Jonathan Martin blames "soft" schools and "white private school conditioning" for part of his trouble in dealing with N.F.L. bullying. Those are loaded terms to parents and educators.

Zachary’s First Shiva

Thu, 2014-02-20 10:34
At 9, my son may be young to hear about suicide, or maybe he should see the kind of grief that suicide brings with it. It’s a theoretical argument, because we didn’t feel we had any real choice but to tell him.

If Acne Doesn’t Bother My Son, Why Should It Bother Me?

Wed, 2014-02-19 14:17
For three afternoons a week in sixth grade, I was "Zit Face." But no one says a word to my son about his acne, and it doesn't bother him at all.

This Kind of ‘Picky Eater’ Is Made, Not Born

Wed, 2014-02-19 09:06
In six weeks, we were able to make changes to the habits of one 4-year-old "picky eater" that made mealtimes much more pleasant for his family.

Educating Doctors About A.D.H.D. Without Resorting to ‘Ritalin Wars’

Tue, 2014-02-18 22:01
Experts concerned about the over-diagnosis of A.D.H.D. too often attack parents in their zeal for change.