It’s twelve. Happy Parenting! By Emily Oster
Don’t tell the youngest he should eat nicely like his elder sister, just say you can see he’s playing with his food. By Lynn Berger
Parents who help their children too much leave their kids ill-prepared to be adults. By Michaeleen Doucleff
Strong kids embrace the changes in their lives. They work on adapting to the things going on around them instead of resisting them. By Amy Morin
Many of us are or will be paying more for our children’s college education than our parents did for ours, what or who is actually responsible? By Ron Lieber
Catherine Newman’s wonderful new book offers a guide to 65 hugely useful, super-important skills for teens and tweens.
Every fertility journey is different. You never really know what somebody else is going through. By Amy Klein
When children feel pressured to perform well in the public realm, they have a hard time recognizing what really matters to them. By Dr. Madeline Levine
I’m surprised by how many moms give me the thumbs-up for “letting” my daughter be a pirate. By Mimi Lemay
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
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
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
Coming to peace with the reality that you can’t make your kid do things is actually liberating. By William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
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
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
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
My unborn kid had a 1 in 214 chance of having Down syndrome. Those seemed like pretty good odds.
By Amy Silverman