My 12-year-old is now using "they" pronouns, writes Jane Roper. So far, people have been very supportive. But many also add, with varying degrees of consternation, that they just have...
Paid leave must take into consideration eldercare as well as childcare, writes Liz O'Donnell.
If mothers choose to stay home because of costs -- not because of personal preference -- it’s bad for women and bad for our economy.
As parents, we can teach our children that an election is not an apocalypse, but an opportunity to discuss and debate and be heard, writes KJ Dell'Antonia, and no one...
Death is a topic all parents have to address with their kids eventually. The experts offer some guidelines, writes Cloe Axelson, but in the moment, what does a parent say?
Almost everyone I know has these instances of astonished recognition as we find ourselves turning into our parents, writes Julie Wittes Schlack.
For the first time, writes Sharon Brody, neither of my kids is going back to school. It's disorienting and sad, but not for the reasons one might expect.
After accepting her dream job recently, Rebecca Linke -- a mother of three -- got the preschool bill. She then called to say she couldn’t take the job after all.
My parents wanted us to live every moment as fully as we could, writes Julie Wittes Schlack. It was their last and most generous act of love.
The shame I felt as a child was replaced by a love birthed in the empathy of my own loss, writes Marianne Leone.
Brooches can be like medals of honor, writes Susan E. Reed, marking our milestones and telling our life stories.
A Utah law to promote so-called "free-range parenting" only scratches the surface of cultural changes we need to help kids thrive.
Talking about the news requires parents to find a balance between offering their children safe harbor and exposing them to the often harsh realities of the world.
Cleaning out my mother's apartment after she died was all pretty straightforward, writes Anita Diamant. Until we got to the owls.
Writer Bill Littlefield recalls a particular gift from his father, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday last week.
We are different people in different languages. So if your kids are bilingual, you might be missing out.
My parents and their siblings knew something I haven’t yet grasped, writes Julie Wittes Schlack. Somehow they mastered the feeling of helplessness that is so new to me, and so...
The pressure emanating from our social media feeds makes glamour-posting harder to resist, writes Joanna Weiss.
Writer Steven Wineman had long struggled with his older brother, a child sex abuser. Then he learned his brother died.
A sister worries that if she doesn’t intervene, her brother may give up on life.