As a teenager, I absorbed the message that birth control revolved around the female body. By Billy Kilgore
Regardless of who works outside of the home, men do less housework than women. And COVID has made the imbalance worse. By Molly Winter
In the Before Time, I wouldn’t have allowed Call of Duty in our house, much less allowed him to play it for hours on end. By Deborah Williams
I’ve been sitting with the reality that this world will never see my son’s heart before they see his color. By Kai McGee
Shelter in place has become a cocoon where our family has slowly let this diagnosis of Down syndrome sink in. By Maggie Shafer
I hesitated because I am a product of my society, just like everyone else. By Fiona Leary Boucher
This has become our routine: reliving each event point by point, trying to trigger a memory. By Amy Roost
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
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
I’d tried to make my sons do various jobs over the years, all with disastrous results. By David McGlynn
Both of my sons are the male equivalent of a tomboy. But there isn’t a word for that. By Marya Markovich
Catherine Newman’s not-so-ordinary advice column for the parents of teens.
I learned to meet him right where he was, which was on the floor, counting.
By Rachel Turner
Mothers are not static entities. We evolve in this role, as in any other.
By Lauren Apfel
Is my daughter a “tomboy” or a “girly girl”? She is neither and she is both.
By Lauren Apfel