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Parenting

I Parented Like It Was The ’80s For A Week And Realized I’d Rather Helicopter

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Taking a cue from my parents, I let my kids run amok.

Kids' Health

How To (Responsibly) Talk To Girls About Gaining Or Losing Weight

ByLauren Vinopal

Obesity is a health risk, but parents aren't helping when they provide unsolicited feedback on their daughters' bodies.

Parenting

How To Be A Man According To 15 Dads

ByMatt Christensen

We asked 15 men "What's the most important lesson you want to teach your son about being a man?" Here's what they said.

Racism

How To Talk To Young Kids About Racism And Racial Bias

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Two specific questions can get the ball rolling for parents hesitant to talk about race.

Kids' Health

How To Fix Nursemaid’s Elbow, According To A Surgeon

ByJoshua A. Krisch

Nursemaid's elbow is nothing to freak out about. Here's what parents need to know.

Parenting

How To Raise A Skeptical Kid Without Raising A Cynic

ByPatrick A. Coleman

The world is slick with snake oil. Teach your kid to be smart out there.

Diaper Changes

How To Change A Baby Without A Changing Table

ByMatthew Utley

When parents have to improvise on changing diapers, safety comes first — and a well-stocked diaper bag makes it easier.

Parenting

Timeouts Can Help Children, But You’re Doing Them Wrong

ByLauren Vinopal

Timeouts don't make children feel rejected and neglected — parents who are bad at doling them out do.

Health

7 Common Car Seat Mistakes You Might Not Know You’re Making

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Read the dang manual.

Fatherhood

The Scientific Ways Older Dads And Young Dads Are Different

ByLauren Vinopal

Plenty of men are delaying parenthood, and that can mean a lot of different things for their kids, scientists warn.

Inequity

Study: Wealthiest Black Moms More Likely To Die In Childbirth Than Poorest White Moms

ByHaley Weiss

Even the wealthiest Black women can’t escape the effects of structural racism.

Fatherhood

Dad Bods And Dad Brains: The New Science Of Fatherhood

ByJoshua A. Krisch

Men experience measurable changes when they become fathers, tied to shifts in physiology that prime them for their new roles.

Screen Time

What Parents Are Getting Wrong About Screen Time

ByPatrick A. Coleman

The argument against screen time has become a moral panic that doesn't help anyone.

Childbirth

New Moms Are Terrified Of The ‘Husband Stitch’

ByLauren Vinopal

The much-feared extra suture, supposedly used to tighten the vagina after childbirth, has long been the rumored result of handshake deals done between husbands and doctors.

Men's Health

The Curious Cases Of Men Who Get Pregnancy Symptoms

ByTyghe Trimble

Some men feel their partner’s pregnancy more than others — and they might be better dads for it. 

Kids' Health

What To Do About Kids Who Sleepwalk

ByLauren Steele

Sleepwalking kids are unsettling, but shouldn't be alarming to parents. Here's what to do.