So much of who we are has to do with how we think about our own parents and our own childhood.
I didn’t have my therapist hat on when my son went through his grief—I was just his mom, muddling through it alongside him. By Lori Gottlieb
Because the new story is a bit of a sequel, I leaned towards using the same boy character again. But I remember thinking, “Why do I have to choose?” By Denise Barry
The mental space freed up by not giving a shit? It’s delicious. By Sophfronia Scott
I now hear regularly about girls who are so fearful of disappointing their teachers that they skip sleep to do extra-credit work for points they don’t need. By Lisa Damour
Stephanie Land’s daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter. In her debut memoir, she tells the story of how they survived.
Time heals so much of what goes wrong in life, but the memory of what happened to Mum on that day still makes my body react. By Clover Stroud
Make sure your children have time together without you. Encourage their collective independence. By KJ Dell’Antonia
The goal isn’t to lecture your children but to kick-start their critical thinking. By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
I’d tried to make my sons do various jobs over the years, all with disastrous results. By David McGlynn
It’s old-school knowledge seasoned with new-school methods validated by hands-on experience.
Coming to peace with the reality that you can’t make your kid do things is actually liberating. By William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
Looking for the perfect parenting gift, book club recommendation or holiday read? Look no further. By Lauren Apfel
Decades ago, boys who lacked motivation were called late bloomers. Today, we call them underachievers. By Adam Price
Unless we can retell the story in a relevant way, let’s put Cinderella to rest. By Devorah Blanchor
I don’t think it ever occurred to me how much and how often women are praised for displaying traits that basically render them invisible. By Shonda Rhimes
Motherwell interviews Andrea Jarrell about her debut memoir, which touches on themes of motherhood, desire and vulnerability.
The author of All Joy and No Fun talks to Motherwell about parental anxiety, adolescence, and what she regrets about her bestselling book.
By Rebecca Gale
More than my body and my schedule, IVF took over my mind.
By Belle Boggs
It made me spitting mad, the way the daily duties of parenting and home ownership began to rest entirely on me.
By Hope Edelman
Our carefully curated selection of must-read parenting books from the last few years.
By Lauren Apfel
Motherwhelmed is a graphic memoir about the tumultuous first years of a new mother’s life.
By Jessica Carew Kraft
While American parents are talking to their daughters about the risks of sex, the Dutch are talking about the joys of intimacy.
By Peggy Orenstein
Peggy Orenstein’s Girls & Sex is a deftly executed, non-judgemental cultural commentary on the complexities of female adolescent sexuality.
By Lauren Apfel
My unborn kid had a 1 in 214 chance of having Down syndrome. Those seemed like pretty good odds.
By Amy Silverman