The Times wants to see families finally welcoming new babies that they couldn’t see in person during the pandemic.
Two artists who’ve stayed close, even as the terms of their relationship have evolved.
Some families have come to prefer stand-alone virtual schools and districts are rushing to accommodate them — though questions about remote learning persist.
We were spread across three continents, at the mercy of vaccine geopolitics. Which of us would be inoculated last?
In a special project by the Culture desk, artists respond to a climate of fear and racism with images and reflections from the heart.
Once a year I record a brutally honest conversation for my little boy. Here’s why that’s psychologically healthy for both of us.
While much of the economy is beginning to bounce back, young people — particularly young women — are living a different reality.
With a record 20,000 migrant children in shelters and detention facilities, many parents have waited weeks to learn what happened to their children after they crossed the border.
Students are joining remote classes from outside the country. In one New Jersey school district, computers were traced to 24 countries on a day last month.
An emerging branch of neuroscience asks a question long on the minds of researchers. Recent stimulus payments make the study more relevant.
Some have regrets over unfinished business. For others, the end of an unhappy and complicated relationship just comes as a relief.
Should adoption records be open? Several adoptees, birth parents and others offer their personal, often heart-rending stories.
Both children and parents do better when they have access to nutrition, health care and economic opportunity. Why not provide them all in one place?
For a forensic cleaner in Mexico City, helping grieving families heal is at the core of his service.
Some households are now just partially vaccinated, leaving families split on how to enjoy new freedoms while protecting the safety of those who are still vulnerable.
Amid the chatter of travel’s long-awaited rebound one year into the pandemic, many families with children feel largely left out of the conversation.
Haven’t seen your family in a while? Have a grandchild you’ve never met? Visiting may be awkward at first but you can get through it.
The conversations represent a fraught yet tender shift in the traditional parent-child dynamic.
After working for decades on the issue, Senator Patty Murray and Representative Rosa DeLauro teamed up to ensure that the stimulus law included a lifeline to the nation’s poorest families.
The Rev. Rick Joyner has called on Christians to arm themselves for civil war. But his children would be on the other side.
For 50 years, my state denied me the story of my birth. All adoptees deserve better.
In Houston’s poorest neighborhoods, an unfamiliar winter storm stoked a familiar anguish, one fueled by recurring floods and what residents see as a pattern of neglect.
I lived without the societal pressures that would have existed for me in India. But when my father died, my sense of duty was profound.
“I’m not sure Asian-American families can avoid ‘the talk’ any longer,” one expert said.
Near the lichen-mottled bottom of the family headstone, a single new line appears in the slate gray.
Health care in the U.S. relies on an “invisible army” of caregivers — mostly women. For many, stunted careers, lost earnings and exhaustion are part of the fallout.
After seeing her eldest child through a medical nightmare, the six-term Republican from Washington was not intimidated by the idea of breaking with her party to support Donald J. Trump’s impeachment.
The government is allowing people who qualify for the earned-income tax credit to use income from either 2020 or 2019, whichever will result in a bigger credit.
In “Hunt, Gather, Parent,” Michaeleen Doucleff visits with Indigenous people to pick up parenting tactics that Western cultures may be sorely lacking.
The enforced separations of the pandemic have brought a particular kind of mourning to many grandparents.
The Democrats’ new child benefit is a very big deal.
Inside the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill, there is a provision that is revolutionary in the way the U.S. government regards minors.
The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package moving through Congress advances an idea that Democrats have been nurturing for decades: establishing a guaranteed income for families with children.
When my parents divorced, I lost the link that held our family together. And then I found it.
A marriage of art and activism, the artist’s searing photographs reveal the human toll of economic injustice.
A new plan calls for releasing parents and their children after no more than 72 hours. Researchers say children can show symptoms of trauma after spending long periods in custody.
There are similarities between the recession’s effect on men and women’s employment, but also crucial differences.
For three generations, the Caponis’ 15th-century home has been a repository of history, style and togetherness.
Autism spectrum disorder is often suspected when young children stand out as being different from their peers. That can be much harder in this isolated time.
The surge in popularity of services like 23andMe and Ancestry means that more and more people are unearthing surprises in their ancestry.
Rooms and beds for retirees are in short supply as the population ages, leaving many vulnerable to companies pitching risky investments.
The pandemic has stolen away the chance to surround the sister we are losing to dementia with our love, so that she does not have to face death alone.
Parents still turn to old recipes and customs for postpartum recovery.
Nine months after she fled Syria, Maisam met Marvin in Germany. Their relationship gave her a surrogate family while she was separated from her own.
For many Americans, a second fridge — and sometimes a third — is another member of the family.
Child poverty requires a permanent fix.
The new HBO documentary series takes another look at Dylan Farrow’s sexual abuse allegations against her adoptive father, Woody Allen.
He’s a security guard. I work in nuclear security. The pandemic swept away my sense that we can really protect the ones we love from anything.
There is dignity in work, but we should support more than just work done for wages.
One policy goal of a child allowance is to reverse declines in fertility, but some experts say improving families’ well-being is more important.