How you went from the rigid enforcer to letting your kids to eat cake in their bedrooms. How you learned to wait. How you learned what mattered. By Michelle Riddell
Our favorite naming site, Nameberry, predicts next year’s hottest baby names.
As much as I loved football as a kid, I don’t want my own sons watching—or playing—a sport based on such overt violence. By Kate Allen Fox
If a tween is asking for it, is willing to adhere to the rules you set, what’s the harm? By Lauren Apfel
If I saw him now, I doubt I could pick him out of a line-up. By April Vázquez
I’ve always told my sons that “boys will be boys” is neither a license nor an excuse. To hear that rhetoric used to erase Christine Ford’s allegations makes me want to scream. By Deborah Lindsay Williams
For their dazzling displays of genius in the face of runny noses and interrupted sleep, the award goes to… By Helene Cohen Bludman
Whatever your political stance, this issue is one of basic human rights. By Maria O. Alvarez
The movie lands right in the sweet spot of our problem with screens: we know the dangers; we can’t stay away. By Susannah Q. Pratt
Some lessons about social justice, no matter how terrible, are better learned by living than by lecture. By Francie Arenson Dickman
When we use #blessed, we are saying that we have been chosen for joy. The problem is what this word suggests in the context of suffering. By Liz Becker
Using script forces a child’s brain to slow down. It allows for deeper thoughts, more expansive word choices, and increased imagination. By Michelle Riddell
Yes, I am enjoying a front row seat to my daughter’s semester in Cape Town. But I still wonder whether all this technology is giving us too much access to our kids. By Randi Olin
Fourteen teenagers and three teachers are dead who were not dead a few of weeks ago, and my house is falling apart, and my children are at school. By Brianne DeRosa
My son plays Fortnite. I’m not worried he will grow up to be violent because of it; I’m worried how the toxic masculinity it portrays affects us all. By Sharon Holbrook
As we reel from watching yet another school shooting, we must look closely at what we are asking of our teachers. By Kim Simon
My parents taught me how to keep myself safe. But they never told me if I got hurt, it wouldn’t be my fault. By Jamie Beth Cohen
This is how it works in a humane society. Someone gets a bad break, and the system is set up to cushion the blow. By Mary Janevic
Not everything modern parents are doing is backfiring: our kids are tolerant, empowered and closer to us than ever. By Mary Janevic
Judgmental comments can be a reflection of our desire to connect, to become a village once more.
By Gail Cornwall
I actively chose hope in having a child, and when you choose hope you also choose despair.
By Shannon Lell
From sitcoms to memes, the mom runs the show while the dad can hardly remember the kids’ birthdays.
By Kathleen Siddell
Are we all so jaded and depressed by Hillary’s loss that we’ve just said: to hell with it, mermaid Barbies from here on out?
By Carrie Friedman
After this election, if we want our children to be a part of the solution, we need to start modeling activism for them.
By Jody Allard