Family Is Demanding. That’s the Point.

Only when my father was on his deathbed did I finally realize what he always knew: Obligation doesn’t only take. It gives.

#families-and-family-life, #fathers-day, #millennial-generation, #pakistan, #parenting

States Address Child Care Shortages After Federal Efforts Stalled

Federal legislation has stalled, so states are stepping in. In some places, that could mean looser regulations, like 16-year-olds caring for children, without supervision.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #colorado, #families-and-family-life, #iowa, #labor-and-jobs, #montana, #new-mexico, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #shortages, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #texas

Tell Us the Story of Your Family Heirloom

Add your voice to a new project examining items that tell stories of history, culture and race in America.

#black-people, #families-and-family-life, #history-academic-subject, #juneteenth, #memory, #photography, #united-states

Father’s Day Can be Hard. Here’s How to Handle the Holiday.

For people grieving a loss or facing thoughts “about what could have been or what may never be,” there are ways to find solace.

#content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #fathers-day, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #men-and-boys

Sewol Ferry Disaster in South Korea Leaves Unhealed Wounds 

Eight years after the Sewol ferry disaster took the lives of 250 South Korean students, parents say they are still struggling to come to terms with the lessons the tragedy brought to bear.

#ansan-south-korea, #danwon-high-school-ansan-south-korea, #families-and-family-life, #ferries, #grief-emotion, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #south-korea

Liviah’s New Liver: A Family Grapples With a Girl’s Puzzling Hepatitis

A 4-year-old in Ohio is one of hundreds of children worldwide who have developed unexplained liver problems in recent months.

#children-and-childhood, #cincinnati-ohio, #cincinnati-childrens-hospital-medical-center, #families-and-family-life, #hepatitis, #jaundice, #liver, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Grief Shame: Why We Judge Each Other’s Grief

A new classification in psychology has set off a debate over what should be done about “prolonged” grief.

#diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-of-mental-disorders-book, #emotions, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

What the Racist Massacre in Buffalo Stole From One Family

Every mass shooting requires unique paths of mourning. Celestine Chaney’s family bid farewell to a mother, sister, grandparent and best friend.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #celestine-chaney, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #kayla-jones, #mass-shootings, #wayne-jones

What Does the ‘Post-Liberal Right’ Actually Want?

The political theorist Patrick Deneen thinks “liberal totalitarianism” is plundering America. Is he right?

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #deneen-patrick-j, #families-and-family-life, #liberalism-us-politics, #marriages, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Working Mothers, Punished by Pandemic, Mostly Kept Working

When it came to who lost jobs, education mattered much more than gender, a broad new analysis found.

#child-care, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #parenting, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

After Roe, Republicans Should Embrace These Family-Friendly Policies

The movement that describes itself as pro-life must encompass a broader vision of policy than just prohibiting access to abortion.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #families-and-family-life, #paid-time-off, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #romney-mitt, #rubio-marco, #united-states-economy, #vance-j-d

We Pay to Keep the Old Out of Poverty. Why Won’t We Do the Same for the Young?

Child poverty is a not a problem without a solution.

#child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #food-insecurity, #poverty, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

Mother’s Day Brings Me Two Kinds of Grief

There is grief that strangles you and grief that holds you.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #mothers-day, #parenting, #women-and-girls

A Dancer’s Farewell, Not as Choreographed

Abi Stafford Lillo left City Ballet amid a family feud and a dispute over whether a choreographer had body-shamed her or she lacked the strength to dance her final role.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city-ballet, #stafford-abi, #stafford-jonathan, #whelan-wendy

The Nightmare of Being a Surrogate Mother in the Ukraine War

Ukraine’s booming surrogacy business has become a logistical and ethical mess — and hell for the women at the center.

#babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #surrogate-motherhood, #ukraine

Robert E. Rubin and Jacob J. Lew: A Plan to Help Kids Without Increasing Inflation

Lawmakers should make the Child Tax Credit available to families with low or no earnings. There’s a way to do this without adding to inflation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #families-and-family-life, #senate, #united-states-economy

Pandemic Housing Market Creates Extraordinary Wealth

Rarely have so many Americans gained so much equity in so little time, but it’s also inseparable from the housing affordability crisis.

#families-and-family-life, #home-equity-loans, #income-inequality, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-economy

They Grew Up Legally in the U.S., but Can’t Stay After They Turn 21

Children of temporary visa holders who can’t gain permanent residency are one of several groups urging the Biden administration to act on an immigration overhaul.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #deportation, #families-and-family-life, #foreign-workers, #green-cards-us, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #indian-americans, #united-states-politics-and-government, #visas

Electric Cargo Bikes Rise as a Popular Option for NYC Families

Electric cargo bikes have become a popular way for parents to ferry their children to school and play dates, even if it means navigating city traffic.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-bicycles-motorcycles-and-scooters, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

‘Death Cleaning’: A Reckoning With Clutter, Grief and Memories

These letters are among the more than 500 responses from readers to our request for personal stories about dealing with their own lifetime accumulation of possessions or that of a loved one.

#children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #memory, #orderliness-and-clutter, #parenting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Child Care: Where Republicans and Democrats Agree and Differ

In a new bill, Republican senators adopted many of the Democrats’ goals, but they remain far apart on elements like how to pay for it.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-legislation, #parenting, #united-states-politics-and-government

How to Find Newly Released Census Records From 1950

It is now easy to access information on individuals from that census, but beware of misspelled names.

#ancestry-com, #archives-and-records, #census, #census-bureau, #families-and-family-life, #genealogy, #national-archives-and-records-administration

Separated but Under the Same Roof

Some couples who’ve ended their marriages are finding common ground right at home.

#dating-and-relationships, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #families-and-family-life, #marriages, #parenting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #single-parents, #single-persons

The Nuclear Family Is No Longer the Norm. Good.

Our society is making room for different family structures.

#child-care, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #pew-research-center, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-nations

Descendants Trace Histories Linked by Slavery

Some American descendants of enslaved people and others whose ancestors profited are using online portals to collaborate and reckon with their shared family pasts.

#archives-and-records, #computers-and-the-internet, #families-and-family-life, #genealogy, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #state-university-of-new-york-at-binghamton, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-south-africa, #united-states

Russia’s War in Ukraine Is Dividing Families

The generational struggle at the heart of the war in Ukraine.

#content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #mariupol-ukraine, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

A Desperate Escape From Mariupol

Ukrainian families are taking enormous risks to try to flee Mariupol, traveling through Russian checkpoints — and in some cases land mines — to try to get to safety.

#families-and-family-life, #mariupol-ukraine, #mines-explosive, #russia, #ukraine

The First (and Last) Time She Didn’t Come Home

My sister and I searched for clues in our mother’s desk — and in her life — for why she left us and this world.

#depression-mental, #families-and-family-life, #flowers-and-plants, #love-emotion, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Child Care: New York’s Next Big-Ticket Budget Priority

Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Legislature have plans to significantly increase spending on child care and to make more families eligible for subsidies.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #child-care, #families-and-family-life, #hochul-kathleen-c, #luchey-danyelle, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

Ukrainians Find That Relatives in Russia Don’t Believe It’s a War

Many Ukrainians are encountering a confounding and frustrating backlash from family members in Russia who have bought into the official Kremlin messaging.

#censorship, #defense-and-military-forces, #families-and-family-life, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Prenatal Tests, Disabilities and the Decision Whether to Abort

Readers discuss both the challenges and the joys of raising children with disabilities.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #down-syndrome, #families-and-family-life, #intellectual-disabilities, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #prenatal-testing

Ukraine War Splits Families That Have Roots on Both Sides

Because of their countries’ complex and intertwined history, many Ukrainians and Russians have relatives who are standing on opposite sides of the conflict.

#families-and-family-life, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

When an Ancestry Search Reveals Fertility Fraud

Starting in the 1960s, three physicians in Rochester, N.Y., began secretly using their own sperm to help women become pregnant.

#ancestry-com, #artificial-insemination, #doctors, #families-and-family-life, #frauds-and-swindling, #genealogy, #infertility, #rochester-ny, #sperm, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Disabled Ancestry Should Be Embraced With Pride

In the past, their stories were often hidden in shame. But we can make our familly histories whole by telling them. 

#disabilities, #families-and-family-life, #genealogy, #parenting

A Stroke Left Him Isolated. Love Is His Lifeline.

A rabbi in a long-term care facility reflects on what it means to be alive in a state of profound isolation.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #families-and-family-life, #hospice-care, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rabbis, #stroke

Loving Him More When He Walks Out the Door

A daily reminder of mortality can be more gift than burden.

#aneurysms, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion, #migraine-headaches

New Friends and Secret Keepers: They Make N.B.A. Families Feel Welcome

A network of N.B.A. staffers helps players and their families find homes, hairstylists and everything else when they move to new cities.

#basketball, #caldwell-pope-kentavious, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #green-danny, #porter-otto-jr-1993

Covid’s New Divide: Risk Takers vs. the Risk Averse

In Italy, with its high vaccination rate, the social schism revolves less around who’s gotten a shot, and more around lifestyles and comfort levels of living with the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #draghi-mario, #families-and-family-life, #italy, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

It’s Lunar New Year. Get Ready for Some Fruit.

Oranges. Apples. Pomelos. Eating or giving fruit is a beloved Lunar New Year tradition in many Asian cultures, expressing love and thought to bring good luck.

#citrus-fruits, #families-and-family-life, #fruit, #lunar-new-year, #moon, #new-year

Death Changed My Life

I see now that life is a series of peaks and valleys, and it is a fool’s errand to try to flatten them out.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #social-conditions-and-trends

32 Years After Civil War, Mundane Moments Trigger Awful Memories

Cards. Candles. Sunsets. For this New York Times correspondent and other children of Beirut in the 1980s, traumatic reminders of the war are still there in everyday activities.

#beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #cards-and-card-games, #families-and-family-life, #lebanon, #memory, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

How Families Can Navigate the I.C.U.

A new book offers guidance on how family members can support a critically ill loved one who ends up in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #hospitals, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder

Why Biden’s Expanded Child Tax Credit Isn’t More Popular

The expansion has expired, and a bill to renew it has stalled. Public opinion is favorable but not overwhelmingly so, for several reasons.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #families-and-family-life, #federal-budget-us, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Does Marriage Ask Us to Give Up?

More and more Americans are single, living lives of hard-won independence.

#di-prima-diane, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #families-and-family-life, #marriages, #parenting

What to Do With Your Bad Holiday Gifts

These objects haunt us; there’s no returning them, not really.

#christmas, #families-and-family-life, #gifts, #love-emotion

Gillian Laub’s Divided House Is Still Standing. What About Yours?

“Family Matters” at the ICP captures the inevitability of families fractured over politics.

#families-and-family-life, #international-center-for-photography, #laub-gillian-1975, #photography

Family Stress Intensifies as Omicron Invades the Holidays

Some people are resigned to another season of restrictions and plan to forge ahead with celebrations. Others are trying to overcome a sense of perpetual fear.

#anxiety-and-stress, #christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #psychology-and-psychologists

How to Deal With Burnout During the Holidays

Even without a pandemic, dealing with family dynamics requires preparation and tending to ourselves.

#content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How Four Families Used the Child Tax Credit

The monthly payments of up to $300 per child put food on the table, paid bills and even went toward the occasional splurge.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #personal-finances, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #small-business, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

I Watched ‘Encanto’ With My Dad. It Brought Him Back Home.

The animated Disney movie is set in Colombia, where my father is from — a place he rarely talks about. Would he fall for the film?

#colombia, #encanto-movie, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #movies