How $1,000 a Month in Guaranteed Income Is Helping N.Y.C Mothers

A new, privately funded program offers families in poverty a steady stream of cash.

#bridge-project, #citizenscommittee-for-children-of-new-york, #income, #new-york-city, #parenting, #poverty

Mothers, Absent and Present

Not all mothers have the luxury of being “absent,” a reader writes. Also: A lawsuit against 16 elite schools; the heart of Christianity; jobs in manufacturing. 

#admissions-standards, #christians-and-christianity, #colleges-and-universities, #factories-and-manufacturing, #financial-aid-education, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

How Parents With Young Children Are Coping With Work-Life Imbalance

Facing an uncontrolled surge of virus cases, parents of children under 5 are again forced to wrestle with child care crises as the rest of the world appears eager to move on.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #work-life-balance

Mommy Is Going Away for Awhile

The antiheroine of the moment, in movies like “The Lost Daughter” and novels like “I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness,” commits the mother’s ultimate sin: abandoning her children.

#and-just-like-that-tv-program, #books-and-literature, #buckley-jessie-1989, #chan-jessamine, #child-abandonment, #colman-olivia, #didion-joan, #gyllenhaal-maggie, #i-love-you-but-ive-chosen-darkness-book, #movies, #parenting, #patsy-book, #scenes-from-a-marriage-tv-program, #streep-meryl, #television, #the-lost-daughter-movie, #watkins-claire-vaye

Health Workers, ‘Risking Their Own Lives to Save Ours’

Responses to an essay that urged additional compensation for health workers. Also: Space heaters and the Bronx fire; entertaining young kids; ketamine.

#bronx-nyc, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #fires-and-firefighters, #ketamine-drug, #medicine-and-health, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

Must I Donate a Kidney to My Awful Brother?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what you owe to a sibling who didn’t treat you right and how to handle a potential bullying situation at your child’s school.

#bullies, #ethics-personal, #kidneys, #organ-donation, #parenting

Expecting or Planning? There’s Nothing Magic About Age 35.

Prenatal and postpartum care is organized around an outdated definition of “advanced maternal age.”

#harvard-university, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Ryan Kaji, the Boy King of YouTube

Ten-year-old Ryan Kaji and his family have turned videos of him playing with toys into a multimillion-dollar empire. Why do so many other kids want to watch?

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #kaji-ryan, #parenting, #toys, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

How Burnout Affects Men

The intense public discussion of burnout during the pandemic has given too little attention to how men experience this problem.

#anxiety-and-stress, #emotions, #labor-and-jobs, #men-and-boys, #parenting

American Girl Debuts Chinese American Doll in Response to Anti-Asian Sentiment

The company said it created the doll, named Corinne Tan, to teach children to stand against racism.

#american-girl-inc, #asian-americans, #aspen-colo, #children-and-childhood, #chinese-americans, #colorado, #discrimination, #dolls, #hate-crimes, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity, #shang-wendy-wan-long, #toys, #united-states

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

Parents Grapple With Omicron as Open vs Remote Schools Debate Continues

Some want classrooms to stay open through the surge; others are desperate for a remote option. For nearly all, it’s an agonizing situation.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

Parents Face Long Waits for Car Seats and Other Baby Items

Expectant parents have keenly felt the inconvenience of global shipping delays caused by the pandemic. With a baby due, “it’s a different ballgame.”

#babies-and-infants, #baby-carriages-strollers-and-carriers, #child-car-seats, #cribs-baby-beds, #delays-transportation, #furniture, #international-trade-and-world-market, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain

This Website Ranks Youth Hockey Teams, Even for 9-Year-Olds

MYHockey Rankings actually keeps track. Coaches say the website helps them find suitable opponents, but critics say it detracts from player development.

#coaches-and-managers, #hockey-ice, #indianapolis-ind, #myhockey-rankings, #parenting, #youth

Parenting in 2021? ‘Not Great, Bob!’

But we can still find ways to cackle with our kids.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #mad-men-tv-program, #parenting, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

Amy Coney Barrett’s View: Adoption, Not Abortion

Readers offer personal stories to challenge the justice’s suggestion that adoption is a good alternative.

#abortion, #adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

Give Parents the Gifts of Baby Supplies and Advocacy (and Love)

Help fulfill the basic health and well-being of moms, dads and kids.

#burns-christy-turlington, #diapers, #gifts, #internal-sub-only-nl, #maternal-mortality, #parenting

C.D.C. Embraces ‘Test and Stay’ Policy for Unvaccinated Students

Two new studies show that unvaccinated children exposed to the virus are safe to stay in school if they remain asymptomatic and get tested twice over the course of a week.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

Overturning Roe Will Make Miscarriage Care Worse

The worst day of your life could become more painful and more dangerous.

#abortion, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #internal-sub-only-nl, #miscarriages, #national-institutes-of-health, #parenting, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us

Why More Kids Aren’t Getting the HPV Vaccine

The human papillomavirus vaccine can prevent six potentially lethal malignancies, but inoculation is meeting with rising resistance from parents.

#cervarix-vaccine, #cervical-cancer, #gardasil-vaccine, #head-and-neck-cancer, #human-papillomavirus-hpv, #jama-pediatrics-journal, #parenting, #sex, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #vaccination-and-immunization, #youth

Why a Child’s Rude Behavior May Be Good for Development

The safer children feel, the more they can show their true selves — warts and all — experts say. And that’s good for their development.

#children-and-childhood, #parenting

I Play Video Games With My 4-Year-Old, and That’s OK

Video games may not be harmless, but what are you going to do?

#bowser, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #internal-sub-only-nl, #nintendo-switch-video-game-system, #parenting, #princess-peach, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #super-mario-odyssey

Will Smith Is Done Trying to Be Perfect

“Strategizing about being the biggest movie star in the world — that is all completely over. ”

#actors-and-actresses, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #great-performers-2021, #king-richard-movie, #movies, #parenting, #will-book

Why Is There So Much Judgment About How We Feed Our Kids?

An interview with Priya Fielding-Singh, the author of “How the Other Half Eats.”

#diet-and-nutrition, #income-inequality, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Schools Are Closing Classrooms on Fridays. Parents Are Furious.

Desperate to keep teachers, some districts have turned to remote teaching for one day a week — and sometimes more. Families have been left scrambling to find child care.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #portland-ore, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #southfield-mich, #teachers-and-school-employees

Hollywood Loves a Monstrous Mommy. Can It Do Her Justice?

Cinema is finally capturing, with uncanny precision and furious energy, more honest and complex versions of the mother.

#chastain-jessica, #children-and-childhood, #colman-olivia, #great-performers-2021, #gyllenhaal-maggie, #hoffmann-gaby, #johnson-dakota, #labor-and-jobs, #maid-tv-program, #movies, #parenting, #qualley-margaret, #scenes-from-a-marriage-tv-program, #the-lost-daughter-movie, #women-and-girls

Our 8 Favorite Books in 2021 for Healthy Living

This year’s Well Book List includes advice on how to change behavior, lower anxiety, cope with hardship and heal with poetry.

#anxiety-and-stress, #books-and-literature, #content-type-service, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #poetry-and-poets

The Abortion I Didn’t Have

I never thought about ending my pregnancy. Instead, at 19, I erased the future I had imagined for myself.

#abortion, #adoptions, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #children-and-childhood, #mississippi, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-education, #supreme-court-us, #yale-university

Is It Too Soon to Give My Kid a Tablet?

There’s not a one-size-fits-all answer to the question, but here are several things to consider before buying your child their own electronic device.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #tablet-computers

Becoming a Parent, or Deciding Not To

Betty Rollin and other readers discuss whether it is “still OK to procreate.” Also: Following the kids’ lead on masks; regulating cyberwar.

#adoptions, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #foster-care, #international-relations, #masks, #parenting, #women-and-girls

Parenting After Infertility and Loss: You’re Allowed to Complain

‘It is 100 percent normal to feel conflicted even if you went to hell and back to become a parent.’

#depression-mental, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #miscarriages, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

How Alienation Became My Superpower

Feeling like an outsider can be painful. But it comes with secret gifts of perception.

#parenting, #poetry-and-poets, #shklovsky-viktor-borisovich, #writing-and-writers

Swimming Upstream in Heels and Skinny Pants

If I were a salmon, I would die for my child. As a human being, I wish I could have.

#love-emotion, #miscarriages, #parenting, #salmon

Embracing the Swimming Culture After a Move to Australia

In Sydney, something changed. I embraced the uncertainty of the sea, following my children into a culture of volunteer lifesaving.

#australia, #drownings, #oceans-and-seas, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #swimming, #sydney-australia

Self Sufficiency Is Overrated

When I opened myself up to the generosity of others, even small kindnesses suddenly felt outsized in their humanity.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

I Feel Weird Lying About Santa

Is it because I didn’t celebrate Christmas growing up?

#children-and-childhood, #christmas, #parenting, #santa-claus, #youth

ƒbeBritish Lawmaker Is Reprimanded for Bringing Her Baby to a Debate

Stella Creasy received a letter of complaint for attending a debate with her infant son in tow. After an outcry, the speaker of the House of Commons said that a committee would review the rules.

#creasy-stella, #great-britain, #house-of-commons-great-britain, #labour-party-great-britain, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #parenting, #politics-and-government

What Parental Leave Means to Dads and Non-birthing Partners

Parents told us what having paid parental leave — or not — meant for their families.

#adoptions, #family-leaves, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

No Paid Family Leave? That Hurts Dads, Too.

Until everyone has it, paid parental leave will be seen as nonessential.

#adoptions, #family-leaves, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #work-life-balance

I Grew Up Poor. How Am I Supposed to Raise My Middle-Class Kids?

My children do not understand my world and I do not understand theirs.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #parenting

Why Are There So Many Premature Births in America?

This shouldn’t happen in a wealthy nation.

#babies-and-infants, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization

Join the Comedian Michelle Buteau at a Times Event on the ‘Joys’ of Parenting

Kick back and laugh about the trials and triumphs of raising tiny humans, with the comedian Michelle Buteau and Jessica Grose of The Times’s parenting newsletter at a virtual event on Dec. 8.

#buteau-michelle, #grose-jessica, #internal-open-access, #new-york-times, #parenting

How to Talk to Kids About Death and Loss

Loss may be part of Thanksgiving this year. Here’s how to help kids navigate it.

#children-and-childhood, #grief-emotion, #parenting

Do You Have a Story About Seeing Your Parent Differently?

The Modern Love Podcast wants to hear about a time your perception of your parent(s) changed.

#grandparents, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #parenting

What if Your Kids Never Let You Sleep Again?

You can’t control your children’s sleep. And you probably don’t have to.

#children-and-childhood, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #sleep, #yale-university

One Chaste Marriage, Four Kids, and the Catholic Church

A son reflects on his parents’ commitment, endorsed by the Catholic church, to cohabit chastely like “brother and sister” to avoid mortal sin.

#abstinence-sexual, #celibacy, #marriages, #parenting, #roman-catholic-church

‘We Finally Have Something to Celebrate’: The Infrastructure Bill Is Signed

Readers hail the $1 trillion bill but bemoan the partisanship and worry about online scams. Also: Paid family leave; court logjam; food deliveries.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #delivery-services, #family-leaves, #food, #infrastructure-public-works, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #prisons-and-prisoners, #republican-party, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #united-states-politics-and-government

How to Teach a Little Girl to Love Her Brown Skin

“I don’t like my skin color,” my beautiful, brown-skinned daughter told me. “I wish my skin was lighter. It’s prettier.”

#children-and-childhood, #discrimination, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity

Media for Parents that Doesn’t Make Me Hate Life

Some of it is worth your time.

#children-and-childhood, #documentary-films-and-programs, #internal-sub-only-nl, #nuclear-family-tv-program, #parenting, #podcasts, #television, #tiktok-bytedance

‘They See Us as the Enemy’: School Nurses Battle Covid-19, and Angry Parents

School nurses, who were already stretched thin before the pandemic, say that they are overworked and overwhelmed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #nursing-and-nurses, #oregon, #parenting, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science