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'All Creatures Great And Small' Is The Perfect Gentle TV Show

It has just the right amount of baby lambs.

by Alexa Thompson

My Child’s Grasp Of Language Exploded As My Mother Lost Hers

Parkinson’s meant my mother’s words were slipping out of her mind just as my toddler was starting to speak in sentences. "Uh-oh, Nana."

by Jessie Gaynor

Should We Tell Our Kid About Their Autism Diagnosis?

I cannot tell you how many children and teens I know whose self-confidence rises once they get a diagnosis.

by Sarah Wheeler

I'm A Sex Researcher & I Hereby Grant New Parents Permission To Skip Sex For Now

Creating space to access pleasure is going to be very, very difficult during this time of your life. And that’s normal. You’re not broken.

by Emily Nagoski

They Gave Birth In Less Than Three Hours. They Wouldn't Recommend It.

The mysterious, miraculous, terrifying phenomenon of precipitous birth.

by Cassie Shortsleeve

How Do I Survive With Kids Home For Winter Break — You Know, Mentally?

The holidays are intense and the pressure on parents to spend magical, connected time with our children? Also intense.

by Sarah Wheeler

The Case For Pointless Diversions

Hobbies make you human.

by Steph Auteri

Yes I Wish My Birth Mother Had The Reproductive Rights That I Did

It is strange to consider my non-existence, but freedom to choose is what I would have wanted for her.

by Susan Ito

How To Survive A Teachers Strike

When schools close for a strike, parents have to scramble to make it work. But there are ways to ease the pain.

by Sarah Wheeler

Why Does Recent Pediatric Guidance Feel So Judgmental?

“We were trying to remove blame and guilt:” Here’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics hopes you take away from controversial statements on obesity and breastfeeding.

by Kat Stoeffel
In Practice

How Pediatricians Think About Kids & Weight Now

“People need to feel empowered. They need to feel understood. They need to feel not judged.”

by Meaghan O'Connell

What Are Reunification Camps? New Documentary Investigates These "Legal Kidnappings"

The controversial practice is rooted in a so-called syndrome not backed by any governing medical body.

by Jamie Kenney

Meet The Gentle Parenting Dropouts

Instagram parenting accounts have a script for every situation. But do we mean it?

by Evie Ebert

Here’s What You Need To Know Before You Hire A Parenting Coach

Many parents are turning to them for guidance, but it comes with a steep price tag and few guarantees.

by Miranda Rake

35 Affirmations For Moms Of Teens (Because Parenting Is Never Easy)

Parenting is tough, but so are you.

by Jamie Kenney

Does My Kid Really Have ADHD Or Is This Just What We’re All Like Now?

ADHD is both underdiagnosed and overdiagnosed. It's misdiagnosed and missed altogether.

by Sarah Wheeler