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Tip of the Day March 12

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-03-22 17:33

Help your child succeed in school by attending parent-teacher conferences and school events.

Tip of the Day March 11

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-03-21 17:31

Ask your child what he or she believes in most. Find out why.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:05
Welcome to Motherlode's second official 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.

Reader Questions, Answered: Returning to Work After a Career Break

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-03-21 14:30
Times readers ask career development experts for guidance on returning to the workforce after a break to care for children or aging parents.

Casual Remarks That Hurt: Microaggression and Adoptive Families

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-03-21 12:16
Adoptive families, and children who were adopted into them, often talk among ourselves about the "dumb things people say" to and about us. Those comments have a name — microaggressions — but there's no consensus about the best way to handle them.

Advice on How to Have a Good Paternity Leave

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-03-21 10:10
Advice from New York Times readers on how fathers can make the most of paternity leave.

Tip of the Day March 10

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-03-21 08:30

With your child, identify the adults he or she enjoys being with. Then find ways to support these friendships >>

Tip of the Day March 9

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-03-20 17:33

Practice ways your child can resist negative peer pressure. Here are some things for you to try >>

EchoAge and Other Better Ways to Do Birthday Presents

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-03-20 10:53
EchoAge enables children to get one sizeable cash gift to use for a special birthday present while giving an equivalent amount of money to charity. The catch? You have to let your children ask their friends' parents for money.

Tip of the Day March 8

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-03-19 17:30

Find out what gets your child excited to jump out of bed in the morning. Start some “spark conversations” with your child >>

Does Texting at a Stop Sign Count?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-03-19 14:49
Even teenagers who say they "don't text and drive" pull out the phone at every red light, and many of their parents do too. Should you ever touch the phone keyboard while the car is in drive?

College Admissions Season: When the Answer Is No

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-03-19 10:29
Some people say that students should entirely drive the college application process. But what parent would let a 17-year-old make such a big decision without help, and what parent wouldn't share the disappointment when the dream college doesn't come true?

Time to Make Up for a Missed Measles Vaccine

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-03-18 15:59
The measles outbreak in New York City offers an opportunity to reach out to families whose children have missed, skipped or delayed the vaccine.

The White House Pastry Chef Is Moving to a New Kitchen

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-03-18 14:43
Bill Yosses took the White House from the bottomless cookie plate to a granola bar without nuts, chocolate or white sugar. How does your family balance healthy eating and foods that are fun?

Religious Preschool’s Appeal to the Secular Parent

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-03-18 09:20
My husband and I are both Jewish, but we're different kinds of Jewish. I thought a Jewish preschool would help connect our daughter to her culture. He had doubts.

Reader Comments and Questions: Helping the Stay-at-Home Parent (and More) Get Back in the Game

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-03-17 19:12
Have you returned to work after taking time off to raise or care for a family, or are you working on relaunching your career? Ask your questions and share your stories here.

Tip of the Day March 7

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-03-17 17:31

Set clear rules for how you want your child to act. Then have clear consequences when those rules are violated.

How Do I Make the Most of My Paternity Leave?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-03-17 12:49
We’d like to ask dads (and the moms or partners who know them) to share their wisdom about how to have the best possible paternity leave.

Does Your Child Have the Flu?

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-03-16 17:34

By: Tina Tan, M.D., Guest Blogger

This flu season is turning into one of the worst in years. Nationwide, several people have died from the flu, and many more have been hospitalized. Influenza affects people of all ages, especially infants and children.

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Shouldn’t the Breast Pump Be as Elegant as an iPhone and as Quiet as a Prius by Now?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2014-03-16 07:54
That noise? It's the motor, not the suction, and a half-ton hybrid vehicle is quieter. And what product designer actually thought women wanted to see their nipples getting sucked into small tubes over and over again?
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