For members of the world’s largest diaspora of adoptees, returning to the country of their birth was a rite of passage — until the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. Some found a way to make the trip anyway.
As Americans splinter into isolated Thanksgivings, some are taking the opportunity to examine their pasts.
My father brought the brutality of the slaughterhouse to the table with him. I had to find other role models to become a different kind of man.
Even before the pandemic, this holiday was a reminder of loved ones gone before.
This year, we have a chance to build a different kind of holiday.
And if you have kids, yours probably is, too.
Thanksgiving is here. Unfortunately, America is all over the place.
Should you travel to see family for the holidays? First investigate your potential lethality to the older people in your life.
When my mother died young, her mother held loss for me. Now I fear losing her, too.
Running into friends on the street has gotten a lot more complicated.
Hit hard by job losses and the pandemic’s effect on schooling and child care, American women face short-term difficulties and long-term repercussions.
When pandemic parenting is topped off by wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme events, some stress-relieving measures are particularly suited to getting through the challenges.
In the new season, Diana Spencer’s aristocratic breeding triumphs and Margaret Thatcher’s middle-class tendencies horrify the royals. Here’s a guide to the rigid world of the British class system.
As coronavirus infections rage across the U.S., we asked the experts how families and students should manage the risks of the holiday break.
For a moment, songs let us share the same space in our minds, though it’s only as temporary as the memory occupying his.
The Hindu festival gives families an opportunity for closeness even while socially distancing.
Scenes and snippets from families across the country.
Scenes and snippets from families across the country.
On July 4, Australia’s second-largest city went into lockdown. But residents of nine public housing towers were singled out for even stricter treatment, leading many to suspect discrimination.
If you’re feeling pressured, here are a few ways to keep the peace.
Building a successful career often means long deployments away from kids and home.
The values that shaped them include leadership, optimism and charting your own course.
With the family together for the holiday, you might be looking for tabletop games that will delight kids and grown-ups alike. Here are a few you can all play together.
Public health officials urge families to keep celebrations small, avoid mixing households and open the windows.
For my son, each birthday has been accompanied by complicated feelings, a reminder of the milestones he has not met and may never meet.
The Democrats kept me but lost him.
The sudden increase of time with their children has reminded some low-income parents of what they have been missing. “It’s an odd silver lining, but it’s there,” says Jane Waldfogel, a professor at the Columbia School of Social Work.
Pain, both physical and emotional, is not something to be feared; it’s something to learn to manage, no matter your age, health or time left to live.
I lived at the same address throughout my American childhood, but neither of my Chinese-born parents could say exactly where they were from.
On topics from climate change to leadership, most Americans say they prefer Joe Biden over President Trump.
I was told it didn’t run in families. Was it just chance?
Effective communication skills are more important than ever in our close-quarters existence.
For Black families in particular, reunions allow older generations to teach younger ones about the importance of voting. But in this crucial election year, many of the gatherings have been postponed.
A surge in worldwide demand for low-cost laptops has created shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another.
Car-seat woes, the cost of day care and now the pandemic. Yet a rising number of parents still want more than two children.
As Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings are set to begin, her background and résumé mark a stark departure from more traditional nominees to the Supreme Court.
I gave birth to two, but I also was a foster parent to another child for a year and a half, and he is still a child of my heart.
If vacationing with other families was complicated in Before Times — splitting costs, calling dibs on bedrooms — the coronavirus has only doused the fire with more fuel.
After I nearly lost him in the darkness of depression, we forged a new bond in glue and sawdust.
Nuclear families have always relied on a community for practical support.
Because dating with kids wasn’t tricky enough before the pandemic.
In the school reopening effort, nurses have a crucial role: being the first to spot and stop the spread of a contagious disease.
Being a family separated by borders is never easy, but this year is different.
In the aftermath of an accident, a reminder of how lucky we all are to live another day.
A lot of families are going to need restructuring by the time this is over. They probably needed it before.
How families in one Oregon community are coping with the aftermath of a massive wildfire.
A Federal Reserve survey of family finances shows that inequality was high last year. It’s likely to worsen because of the pandemic.
‘It’s important to approach this with the idea that there’s no ideal situation. If there were, we’d all be doing it.’
You don’t need Google Classroom, says Ainsley Arment, the founder of Wild + Free, a home-schooling community. Just nature, literature and a community of patient “mamas.”
The “unschooling” movement might help us deal with the problems posed by remote learning.