Emily Oster Fought to Reopen Schools, Becoming a Hero and a Villain

The economist Emily Oster offers loads of data-driven advice about children and Covid-19. Many parents live by her words. Others say she’s dangerous.

#brown-university, #child-care, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #emily-oster, #parenting

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What It Was Like Welcoming a Baby During the Covid Pandemic

Readers share life lessons from an extraordinary year.

#babies-and-infants, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Sunday Read: ‘Finding My Father’

A father’s mysterious disappearance fuels one writer’s quest for identity.

#audio-neutral-immersive, #audio-positive-nostalgic, #cuba, #madrid-spain, #parenting, #south-america, #travel-and-vacations

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‘A Family Like Ours’: Portraits of Gay Fatherhood

A new book of photography features the intimate moments of queer dads in America.

#egg-donation-and-freezing, #fathers-day, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #parenting, #photography, #single-persons

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The I.V.F. Plot in Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master of None’ Is Based on My Story

Why Aziz Ansari based a plot in ‘Master of None’ on my journey to become a single mother.

#ackie-naomi, #ansari-aziz, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #master-of-none-tv-program, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons

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Don’t Play With Your Kids. Seriously.

I have three kids under 10 who don’t expect — or even want — to play with me. It took some practice, but over time, we’ve all learned we’re better off doing our own thing.

#children-and-childhood, #parenting, #toys

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If You Ignore Pornography, You Aren’t Teaching Sex Ed

Refusing to discuss sexually explicit media won’t make it go away.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #dating-and-relationships, #education-k-12, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #pornography, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

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Lilith, Lilibet … Lucifer? How Baby Names Went to ‘L’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hardly the only new parents gravitating toward quirk, family tradition and “L” names.

#names-personal, #parenting, #royal-families

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What the C.E.O. of Pfizer and Other Covid-19 Fighters Learned From Their Parents

Various people working to stop the pandemic reflected on the life skills their parents taught them: determination, teamwork, resilience and more.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #world-health-organization

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Are Vets and Pharmacists Showing How to Make Careers Work for Moms?

The big problem for professional women isn’t old-fashioned discrimination. It’s bigger than that — but there is a way forward.

#children-and-childhood, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #veterinary-medicine, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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School District Agrees to Pay $3 Million After a Bullied Boy, 8, Killed Himself

Cincinnati Public Schools reached the settlement on Friday, more than three years after Gabriel Taye died by suicide.

#bullies, #carson-elementary-school-cincinnati-ohio, #cincinnati-ohio, #education-k-12, #parenting, #reynolds-cornelia-1989, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taye-benyam, #taye-gabriel-d-2017

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Arthur Staats Dies at 97; Called ‘Time Out’ for Unruly Kids

A behavioral psychologist, he advised that it was more productive to briefly isolate a misbehaving child than to spank or yell. Thus a household phrase was born.

#children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #staats-arthur-1924-2021, #time-out

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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

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How to Keep Children Safe Around Water and Prevent Drowning

It’s an important safety issue to review every summer, and this may be an especially good moment to brush up.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #drownings, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #swimming, #swimming-pools, #water

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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

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What It’s Like to Be a Teenage Mom During the Pandemic

As new parents and high school students, they were determined to build a better future in the midst of unprecedented hardship.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #teenage-pregnancy

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Why Leaving the Nest Is Harder the Second Time Around

After moving back in with their parents during the pandemic, some young adults are struggling to adjust to life on their own.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #youth

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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

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The Lazy Person’s Guide to Domestic Equality

No lists, no charts.

#marriages, #parenting

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Why Teens Need a Break This Summer

The pandemic has been the psychological workout of their lives. The next few months can be a time of recovery.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #parenting, #summer-season, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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China Wants More Babies. Some Men Choose Vasectomies.

As the Chinese government tries to increase the country’s falling birthrate, some millennials are striving for a lifestyle commonly known as “Double Income, No Kids.”

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #census, #china, #parenting, #population, #single-persons, #sterilization-reproductive, #vasectomy

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China’s Three-Child Policy Sparks Indignation and Concern

Intense workplace competition, inadequate child care and widespread job discrimination against pregnant women have made childbearing an unappealing prospect for many.

#beijing-china, #china, #discrimination, #family-leaves, #lu-pin, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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For China’s Single Mothers, a Road to Recognition Paved With False Starts

Unmarried mothers are often denied government benefits. A debate over the policy is being propelled by a declining birthrate and a new generation of independent Chinese women.

#china, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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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

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When Your Home Is a Hormonal Hellscape

Puberty and perimenopause are a heady combination.

#menopause, #menstruation, #parenting

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Jerome Kagan, Who Tied Temperament to Biology, Dies at 92

A Harvard psychologist, he originally attributed personality traits to nurturing only. Then he concluded, We’re largely born this way.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #harvard-university, #kagan-jerome, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Children and the Covid Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know

Children 12 to 17 are now eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Here’s what we know about giving Covid shots to kids.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Not Your Pre-Pandemic Las Vegas

Here is a place that your family can now leave feeling more (gasp!) enlightened than when they arrived — provided they keep their distance from the casinos.

#chinatown-las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-nev, #parenting, #travel-and-vacations

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Kids Can Be ‘Homesick and Happy’ at Camp

Separation anxiety may be harder for parents than for children.

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #summer-season

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Did the Pandemic Change Summer Reading for Good? I Hope So.

With our calendars cleared last year, many of us found more time to lose ourselves in books. Let’s hold onto that vibe this year.

#atwood-margaret, #clark-mary-higgins, #crawford-lacy-author, #egan-jennifer, #king-stephen, #krantz-judith, #labor-day, #le-carre-john, #parenting, #pilcher-rosamunde, #summer-season, #tan-amy, #travel-and-vacations, #updike-john, #wilder-laura-ingalls

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How Do I Know if My Teen Is OK?

In the pandemic, many of the traditional measures that indicate a teen is thriving have been rendered irrelevant.

#anxiety-and-stress, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Emptying the Nest. Again.

Many young adults moved back in with their parents during the pandemic. Now the parents are facing a second exodus.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #millennial-generation, #parenting

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C.D.C. Advisers Endorse Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15

Immunizations will quickly begin nationwide, officials predicted.

#advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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They’re Not Anti-Vaccine, but These Parents Are Hesitant About the Covid Shot

Many of them are vaccinated, but when it comes to their kids, the unknowns give them pause.

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

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To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches

The F.D.A.’s authorization of Pfizer’s Covid shot for 12- to 15-year-olds is a milestone in battling the coronavirus, but actually getting them vaccinated involves new challenges.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #infertility, #medicine-and-health, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science, #youth

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Journalist Moms on Their Parenting Super Powers

A collection of essays curated by the Well desk features mothers acknowledging their special talents. Here, some of the team members join in.

#education-k-12, #mothers-day, #new-york-times, #parenting, #parker-pope-tara

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Schools Are Open, but Many Families Remain Hesitant to Return

Even as fears of the coronavirus abate, many students are continuing to opt out of in-person learning. Some school leaders are trying to woo — or push — them back.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting

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High Schools Are Posting Their College Lists. Don’t Be Misled.

The rosters showing where seniors are headed say little about the role that money and value played in their decisions.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #education-secondary, #parenting, #private-and-sectarian-schools

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I Became a Mother at 25, and I’m Not Sorry I Didn’t Wait

More women are delaying parenthood because they think having kids early will be hard. It is. It’s also great. 

#american-families-plan-2021, #birth-rates, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #population, #washington-dc, #women-and-girls

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5 Tips for Taming Back-to-School Anxiety

After months at home, some children may feel anxious about going to school or camp. Here’s how to smooth the transition.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Restaurants and Broadway Are Coming Back. What About Our Schools?

As the city reopens, parents, teachers and students remain stuck in a hybrid-learning holding pattern.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-department-nyc, #parenting, #teachers-and-school-employees

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The Perfect Gift for Moms: Money

Moms are celebrated once a year, but on every other day, our labor is taken for granted. 

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

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Save Snow Days!

Haven’t kids lost enough this year?

#bowman-jamaal, #children-and-childhood, #e-learning, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms, #teachers-and-school-employees

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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

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Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19, Poll Shows

The new survey also found that only 9 percent of adults who hadn’t gotten the shot planned to do so, suggesting the country is nearing the limit of people planning to get immunized.

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

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Poll Shows Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19

The new survey also found that only 9 percent of adults who hadn’t gotten the shot planned to do so, suggesting the country is nearing the limit of people planning to get immunized.

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

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When Grown-Ups Have Imaginary Friends

“Parasocial relationships” explain why you think influencers are your pals.

#celebrities, #friendship, #parenting, #social-media

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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

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Mother’s Day Can Be Painful. It Can Also Reconnect Us to the World.

Mother’s Day is a time for contemplating the ways we’re connected, through joy and sorrow, across time and across species.

#animals, #grief-emotion, #mothers-day, #parenting

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