Is it OK to Work on Vacation? Yes, If You Do it Right.

The boundaries between work and life are already blurred. If you embrace that reality, you can make it work to your advantage.

#anxiety-and-stress, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #telecommuting, #travel-and-vacations, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

Snapchat Introduces Its First Parental Controls

The messaging app, which is popular with teenagers, has faced legal pressure to roll out tools so parents can keep an eye on their children’s social media activity.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #youth, #youtube-com

What’s Your Breastfeeding Story? We Want to Hear From You.

If you’re a parent trying to breastfeed — with all the highs and lows that brings — we want to hear your story.

#breastfeeding, #parenting

Archie Battersbee, Gravely Ill 12-Year-Old, Dies After Removal of Life Support

The boy’s family had made several legal appeals to keep him on a ventilator, but judges in Britain sided with doctors in finding that he had no hope of recovery.

#battersbee-archie, #children-and-childhood, #coma, #death-and-dying, #decisions-and-verdicts, #essex-england, #evans-alfie, #families-and-family-life, #gard-charlie-2016, #great-britain, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #parenting

How Changing One Law Could Protect Kids From Social Media

Raising the age requirement for social media use could empower parents.

#children-and-childhood, #childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #computers-and-the-internet, #parenting, #privacy, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states

Gender Is Complicated for All of Us. Let’s Talk About It.

A distinguished professor helps me understand our complicated — and changing — culture around gender.

#audio-neutral-informative, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kathryn-bond-stockton, #parenting

Here’s What School Covid Policies Should Look Like This Year

The crisis kids face at this point in the pandemic is not the virus, but the cost of so many years of disrupted school.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #parenting

Could I Forgive Him One Last Time?

When her ex-husband became terminally ill, she had a difficult choice to make. Over a decade later, her decision still resonates.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion, #parenting

Would We Have Paid Parental Leave if More Moms Were in Congress?

A thought experiment.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #manchin-joe-iii, #parenting, #pelosi-nancy

Jennette McCurdy Is Ready to Move Forward, and to Look Back

In her memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” McCurdy, best known for her role in“iCarly,” reflects on her time as a child actor and on her troubled relationship with her mother.

#actors-and-actresses, #books-and-literature, #cosgrove-miranda, #grande-ariana, #mccurdy-jennette-1992, #nickelodeon, #parenting

How Some Parents Changed Their Politics in the Pandemic

They were once Democrats and Republicans. But fears for their children in the pandemic transformed their thinking, turning them into single-issue voters for November’s midterms.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #masks, #midterm-elections-2022, #parenting, #project-democracy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

I Would Have Liked Childhood More Without the Pressure to Grow Up

Let’s not make being a kid harder than it already is.

#children-and-childhood, #memory, #parenting

A Polish Priest’s War Against Abortion Focuses on Helping Single Mothers

The Rev. Tomasz Kancelarczyk sees little effect on women’s decisions whether to have a child from a 29-year abortion ban. What may matter more is support for women who choose to have a child.

#abortion, #babies-and-infants, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #domestic-violence, #europe, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-justice-poland, #law-and-legislation, #parenting, #poland, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #single-persons, #special-education, #tomasz-kancelarczyk, #women-and-girls

Julianna Peña vs. Amanda Nunes: U.F.C. Battle of Toddler Moms

Years ago, the U.F.C. excluded women. The contestants in Saturday’s title bout, Julianna Peña and Amanda Nunes, are proud to be fighters and mothers.

#discrimination, #mixed-martial-arts, #nunes-amanda-1988, #parenting, #pena-julianna-1989, #ultimate-fighting-championship, #white-dana-1969, #women-and-girls

Dr. Oh Eun-young, ‘the God of Parenting,’ Will See You Now, on TV

In South Korea, Dr. Oh Eun-young, a celebrated psychiatrist, has helped destigmatize seeking therapy and blown up the traditionally private relationship with patients by putting it all on TV.

#children-and-childhood, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #oh-eun-young, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #south-korea, #television

What’s Wrong With Having Competitive Kids?

Nothing, unless they’re obnoxious about it.

#education-k-12, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting

Few Parents Intend to Have Very Young Children Vaccinated Against Covid

In a new survey, 43 percent of parents of children ages 6 months through 4 years said they would refuse the shots for their kids. An additional 27 percent were uncertain.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kaiser-family-foundation, #parenting, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Why Do Moms Tend to Manage the Household Scheduling?

Are we in a “transitional” moment for dads?

#internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #social-media, #twitter

From Covid to Travel Delays, Is There Hope for a Good Summer?

We all know what happened with summer 2020. Then 2021 was dampened by Delta. This year, any anticipated return to revelry has been hampered by … *waves hands at everything.* Is there hope for enjoying the once fun season?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting

What New Parents Should Know About Parechovirus

Health officials warn that this common, but little-known, virus can pose a lethal threat to infants.

#babies-and-infants, #encephalitis, #meningitis, #parenting

Empty Nest Syndrome 2.0 Wasn’t Something I Was Prepared For

When my adult children came home during Covid lockdown, I loved like I could protect them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

After Another Mass Shooting, Questions Loom About the Role of Parents

Mothers and fathers of young men accused in shootings, including the 21-year-old charged in the massacre in Highland Park, Ill., have faced scrutiny.

#highland-park-ill, #highland-park-parade-shooting-july-4-2022, #mass-shootings, #parenting

Codependency Is a Toxic Myth in Addiction Recovery

Love doesn’t enable addiction.

#addiction-psychology, #families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

The Nihilism of the Minions

The latest hit children’s movie is nearly devoid of artistic and moral value. Are we OK with that?

#animated-films, #children-and-childhood, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mister-rogersneighborhood-tv-program, #movies, #parenting

Modern Love Podcast: ‘Do It, I Dare You.’

Step inside the secret, beautiful world of a nanny in New York City and his tiny companion.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #new-york-city, #parenting

China Offers Women Perks for Having Babies, if They’re Married

Beijing is giving incentives to stem a demographic crisis, but its control over childbirth and its suppression of women’s rights are making it difficult for some aspiring parents to start a family.

#babies-and-infants, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #families-and-family-life, #in-vitro-fertilization, #marriages, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-mothers, #single-persons, #womens-rights

How to Dispute Surprise Medical Bills

After receiving a $21,500 doctor’s bill for a mere 10 stitches, I researched bad medical billing. Here’s how to fight it.

#content-type-service, #emergency-medical-treatment, #parenting

6 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With Anger

Anger has a bad reputation, but it is a basic human emotion like any other. Here’s how to help children cope.

#anger-emotion, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

The Books About Sex That Every Family Should Read

The author Cory Silverberg bucks decades of conventional wisdom on how to teach kids about intimacy.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting, #reproduction-biological, #silverberg-cory, #smyth-fiona

Women on Why They’re Stocking Up on the Morning-After Pill

Sales of the emergency contraceptive surged after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #amazon-com-inc, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #illinois, #mission-tex, #new-orleans-la, #oklahoma, #parenting, #plan-b-contraceptive, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #stockpiling, #supreme-court-us, #telemedicine, #texas, #women-and-girls

New Guidelines Encourage Breastfeeding Longer, but Call for More Parental Support

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging doctors to have “nonjudgmental conversations” with families about their feeding choices.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #babies-and-infants, #breastfeeding, #infant-formulas, #parenting

‘Shock and Dismay’ Over the Abortion Ruling

Readers decry the Supreme Court’s decision to force many women to unwillingly endure “the risks and consequences of pregnancy.”

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

In Warsaw Park, Ukraine’s Teen Refugees Hang Out and Hang On

Some fled to Poland’s capital alone. All feel deeply uneasy about the future. For the young Ukrainians packing into Poland’s capital, a park offers a place where they can try to cope, together.

#parenting, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #ukraine, #warsaw-poland

The Real Enforcers of Title IX: Angry Parents

Girls are supposed to have equal access in schools. In practice, districts aren’t forced to change unless someone speaks up.

#athletics-and-sports, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #parenting, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls

Covid Vaccines Slowly Roll Out for Children Under 5

It was a milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, 18 months after adults first began receiving shots against the virus. The response from parents was notably muted.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Lemonade Stands Are No Longer So Simple

Lemonade stands have adapted for sour times, raising funds and creating fun along the way.

#children-and-childhood, #lemonade-stands, #parenting

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

Vaccines for Young Children Are Coming, but Many Parents Have Tough Questions

The vaccines seem safe for children and are likely to protect against severe illness. But data on efficacy are thin, and most children have already been infected.

#biontech-se, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moderna-inc, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

What to Know About the Covid Vaccine for Little Kids

Here are answers to five common questions.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #newsletters, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Better Way to Measure Immunity in Children

Some scientists believe that a clearer picture of Covid vaccine efficacy could have emerged sooner if investigators had tracked certain immune cells, not just antibodies.

#antibodies, #biontech-se, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #moderna-inc, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Relief for Parents

Covid vaccines for young children are finally coming.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-storyline-no, #moderna-inc, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

My Dad Wasn’t Around, but I Had No Shortage of Black Father Figures

For me, fatherly affection came from coaches and the men in my Black Baptist church.

#children-and-childhood, #fathers-day, #men-and-boys, #parenting

Will Estrada and the Long Roots of Parental Rights

The story behind the parental rights movement and how it seemingly came out of nowhere.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #parental-rights, #parental-rights-foundation, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government, #will-estrada

How I Learned to Love My Father, the Critic

Learning to accept long-sought-after praise from my dad.

#new-yorker, #ohara-frank, #parenting, #schjeldahl-peter, #writing-and-writers

Pregnancy Can Affect the Body Forever. Have Abortion Foes Reckoned With That?

Yes, if women are required to go through the ultimate stress test, their liberty is curtailed.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

Parents Anxious to Vaccinate Young Children Describe an Agonizing Wait

Times readers with babies, toddlers or preschoolers who are unvaccinated against the coronavirus wrote in about worries and strains, loneliness and lost time.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization

U.F.O.s, Trump and Twitter, and Biden 2024: Your Questions, Answered

Ezra Klein responds to listener questions.

#audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #global-warming, #parenting, #trump-donald-j

Abortion Didn’t Feel Like an Option. Neither Did Motherhood.

At 19, Merritt Tierce found herself unexpectedly pregnant and facing what felt like an impossible choice.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #merritt-tierce, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

Our Kids Lost Special Moments During the Pandemic. They Won’t Get Them All Back.

My fourth grader thinks about every event she’s missed, and I can’t pretend it doesn’t hurt.

#coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #independence-day-us-july-4, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #movies, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional

Children in the Hands of God and Climate Change

Does the decline of religious faith influence existential anxiety about childbearing?

#anxiety-and-stress, #baby-boomers, #global-warming, #klein-ezra, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #united-states