Hearing His Voice Changed Everything

I never knew my father. Did he know me?

#adoptions, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion

How to Stay Close to Grandkids Who Have a Busy Schedule

You can stay close and connected by creating one-on-one moments, and participating in their interests.

#content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents

What Do Working Families Think of the Child Tax Credit?

Many said work is the price of admission for eligibility for government benefits like the expanded child tax credit.

#american-families-plan-2021, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life

One Thing I Don’t Plan to Do Before I Die Is Make a Bucket List

Until my cancer diagnosis, I did not understand that one future comes at the exclusion of all others.

#canadian-football-league, #cancer, #death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #pilgrimages, #restoration-and-renovation, #travel-and-vacations

Relief, and Worry, for Arrivals From Afghanistan

Afghan refugees and Americans who recently made it to the Washington area are happy to be in the United States, but they fear for those left behind.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #dulles-international-airport-washington-dc, #families-and-family-life, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

‘Grandfamily’ Housing Caters to Older Americans Raising Children

Intergenerational communities are sprouting up as the need grows for homes that suit aging adults and their young charges.

#affordable-housing, #content-type-personal-profile, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #grandparents, #joint-center-for-housing-studies, #oregon, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states

What’s Ripping American Families Apart?

The U.S. seems to be in the middle of a pervasive psychological decline.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coleman-joshua-psychologist, #depression-mental, #families-and-family-life, #fault-lines-fractured-families-and-how-to-mend-them-book, #parenting, #rules-of-estrangement-why-adult-children-cut-ties-and-how-to-heal-the-conflict-book, #united-states

How to Raise a Happy Family When You’re Homeless

Stable, affordable housing was out of reach for a Bay Area family. In a new short film, see a personal account of building a home without a house.

#affordable-housing, #california, #documentary-films-and-programs, #families-and-family-life, #homeless-persons, #parenting, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #united-states

You Can’t Take It With You, but You Can Put It in Storage

In rural places where there are few actual homes, there are now more teeny tiny warehouses than you would believe, all for stuff that won’t fit anywhere else.

#families-and-family-life, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #storage

The Family That Buys Together Stays Together

Seismic shifts in how families live and work, brought on by the pandemic, are creating a surge of baby boom households with multiple generations.

#baby-boomers, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

‘Mother, When Will You Come?’: The Covid Orphans of India

Thousands of children lost their parents during a calamitous wave of infections. While the government is vowing to help them, many face the risk of neglect and exploitation when the attention fades.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #families-and-family-life, #india, #orphans-and-orphanages

Entire Families Were Lost in the Surfside Collapse. Here Is One of Their Stories.

Because the disaster happened in the middle of the night, many parents, children, grandparents and siblings were killed together.

#deaths-fatalities, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #surfside-fla, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

How Indian Americans Came to Love the Spelling Bee

Since 2008, a South Asian American child has been named a champion at every Scripps National Spelling Bee.

#families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #indian-americans, #natarajan-balu, #scripps-national-spelling-bee, #spelling

Do Falling Birthrates Spell Doom?

Americans are having fewer children, and some economists are raising alarm bells. A debate over how worried you should actually be.

#babies-and-infants, #birth-rates, #child-care, #families-and-family-life, #infrastructure-public-works, #united-states-economy

Why More American Women are Delaying Motherhood in their 20s

The birthrate is falling for American women in their 20s, especially in places where the local economy is booming.

#birth-rates, #careers-and-professions, #families-and-family-life, #hispanic-americans, #population, #states-us, #women-and-girls

Atlanta Shooting Victim’s Sons Struggle to Move Forward

Randy and Eric Park’s mother was among eight people killed in the spa shootings. They have been largely left to navigate the world by themselves.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #gold-spa-atlanta-ga, #grant-hyun-jung-march-16-2021-shooting, #korean-americans, #park-eric, #park-randy

Turning Child Care Into a New Cold War

Republicans talk a good game about families. And then stiff them.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ron Lieber: Invest in the People You Love

If you’re emerging from the pandemic in better financial shape than before, ask yourself this: What will you spend to renew your bonds, and how will you do it?

#content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #friendship, #personal-finances, #wills-and-estates

How a Nursing Shortage Affects Families With Disabled Children

A nursing shortage — driven by the pandemic — has made life miserable for parents with profoundly disabled children. “What if I’m so exhausted that I make a mistake?”

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #home-health-care, #medicaid, #nursing-and-nurses, #parenting, #shortages

It’s 2021. Why Is ‘Supermom’ Still Around?

That archetypal female who is both a career woman and a housewife — whose to-do list spans cooking, cleaning, parenting and earning a substantial paycheck — isn’t doing families any favors.

#families-and-family-life, #parenting, #pogrebin-letty-cottin, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

What Will My Son Remember of This Horrible Year?

Dispatches from the pandemic for my 3-year-old.

#amnesia, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Secret Recipe for All-Fun Parenting

It’s called being an uncle or aunt. I recommend it.

#children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting

‘What Do I Do Next?’: Orphaned by Covid, Two Teens Find Their Way

The virus took their mother. Now, as the city reopens, a brother and a sister are rebuilding their lives.

#bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #families-and-family-life

My Grandfather Bought a Home in Gaza With His Savings. An Israeli Airstrike Destroyed It.

Palestinians across generations have never been allowed to forget that home is fleeting and can be taken away at any moment.

#families-and-family-life, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #war-and-armed-conflicts

As Restrictions Loosen, Families Travel Far and Spend Big

Newly vaccinated families are opting for private jets, luxury resorts and guided tours in elaborate new twists on the old-fashioned family reunion.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #family-reunion, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

Learning to Be a Mother Can Take Generations — and Sometimes, Distance

Times readers weigh in on the magic and complications of grandmothers.

#families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mothers-day, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

At India’s Funeral Pyres, Covid Sunders the Rites of Grief

Mourners in protective gear, or watching from home. Long waits at the cremation grounds. The trauma of loss has become both lonely and public.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cremation, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #india, #new-delhi-india

Teens Are in Crisis. So Are Their Parents.

As hard as it is to be a teen today, it’s draining being the parent of one.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Covid Pandemic Forces Families to Rethink Nursing Home Care

Even with vaccines, many older people and their relatives are weighing how to manage at-home care for those who can no longer live independently.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #home-health-care, #medicaid, #nursing-homes, #your-feed-healthcare

Stacey Abrams Contains Multitudes

Her obsessions with public policy and pop culture came together in the new Supreme Court thriller “While Justice Sleeps,” the first time she has used her own name on one of her novels.

#abrams-stacey-y, #atlanta-ga, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #politics-and-government, #while-justice-sleeps-a-novel-book, #writing-and-writers

They Were Promised a Socialist Paradise, and Ended Up in ‘Hell’

Lee Tae-kyung has campaigned tirelessly in South Korea to share the story of the 93,000 people who migrated from Japan to North Korea from 1959 to 1984 and were forced to stay.

#content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #japan, #korean-war, #north-korea, #politics-and-government, #south-korea

Biden and the Future of the Family

There’s a good case for doing more to improve physical assets. There’s an overwhelming case for doing more to help families with children.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #republican-party, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Every Time I’m Calling, Someone Has Died’: The Anguish of India’s Diaspora

In WhatsApp chats, video calls, Facebook groups and forums, a global community has scrambled to save, and sometimes mourn, Covid-stricken loved ones.

#ahmedabad-india, #bihar-india, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #india, #indian-americans, #london-england, #national-health-service, #politics-and-government

America Is Brutal to Parents. Biden Is Trying to Change That.

We’re finally on the cusp of a humane family policy.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #day-care-centers, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #murray-patty, #republican-party, #schlafly-phyllis, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us, #women-and-girls

Biden’s American Families Plan Should Give Power to Parents

Biden gets family policy half right.

#american-families-plan-2021, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #domestic-policy-council-us, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #pew-research-center, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Our Homes Have Had Enough of Us, Too

Over the past year, “homesick” and “housebroken” have acquired new meanings.

#families-and-family-life, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Biden $1.8 Trillion Plan: Child Care, Student Aid and More

The proposed American Families Plan would expand access to education and child care. It would be financed partly through higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

#american-families-plan-2021, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #federal-taxes-us, #income-inequality, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

A New Benefit Raises an Old Question: Which Mothers Should Work?

A groundbreaking child allowance stirs a debate among Republicans between promoting work and promoting traditional families.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #poverty, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #welfare-us

What Can You Do With Unvaccinated Kids?

There will be more than one reasonable way to approach the risks of family activities.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #influenza, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #vaccination-and-immunization

If Your Kids Haven’t Gotten the Covid Vaccine, What’s Safe?

There will be more than one reasonable way to approach the risks of family activities.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #influenza, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #vaccination-and-immunization

Show Us Your Pandemic Baby Family Reunions

The Times wants to see families finally welcoming new babies that they couldn’t see in person during the pandemic.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-reopenings, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #vaccination-and-immunization

Jessica Rankin and Julie Mehretu Were Partners, Then Friends

Two artists who’ve stayed close, even as the terms of their relationship have evolved.

#families-and-family-life, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #marriages, #mehretu-julie

Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic

Some families have come to prefer stand-alone virtual schools and districts are rushing to accommodate them — though questions about remote learning persist.

#bloomington-public-schools, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #mobile-applications, #online-school, #osseo-area-schools, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rand-corp, #remote-learning, #teachers-and-school-employees, #virtual-school

My Family’s Global Vaccine Journey

We were spread across three continents, at the mercy of vaccine geopolitics. Which of us would be inoculated last?

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #families-and-family-life, #hong-kong, #hospitals, #malawi, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #shortages, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

Seeing Hate, 28 Asian and Asian-American Photographers Focus on Love

In a special project by the Culture desk, artists respond to a climate of fear and racism with images and reflections from the heart.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion, #photography

How I Time Travel to Parent My Adult Son

Once a year I record a brutally honest conversation for my little boy. Here’s why that’s psychologically healthy for both of us.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #storycorps, #youth

Young Women Are Dropping Out of School and Work. Is Caregiving the Culprit?

While much of the economy is beginning to bounce back, young people — particularly young women — are living a different reality.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #gender, #minorities, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls, #youth

‘I Have No Idea Where My Daughter Is’: Migrant Parents Are Desperate for News

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #families-and-family-life, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #smuggling, #united-states

Why Students Are Logging In to Class From 7,000 Miles Away

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.

#computer-security, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

A Novel Effort to See How Poverty Affects Young Brains

An emerging branch of neuroscience asks a question long on the minds of researchers. Recent stimulus payments make the study more relevant.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #brain, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #poverty, #research