Tag: Parenting

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The Children of Strangers

The lives of Sue and Hector Badeau, who felt a calling to raise children and adopted twenty of them.

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The Secret Sadness of Pregnancy with Depression

“We still have retrograde ideas about how pregnant women should feel, and we need to revise them — not only for depressed women but for all women.”

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A Father's Initiative

Paul Gayle wants to raise his daughter, but he needs a job and a home. What he gets is 16 lessons on fatherhood from the Obama administration.

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Why Are Palo Alto's Kids Killing Themselves?

How one community is struggling to understand and respond to a cluster of suicides.

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The Terrible Things I Learned About My Dad: On Abuse and the People We Love

The author discovers devastating secrets while going through her late father’s belongings.

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Level 14

A home for troubled children in California comes undone.

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The Strange Saga and Dark Secrets of Matt DeHart

The government says Matt DeHart is an online child predator. DeHart—and his parents—say he’s being framed over his knowledge of CIA secrets.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Maybe We Should Get Tattoos and Other Possibilities For Happiness"

Family problems and a myriad of solutions.

"I don’t know if my husband and I are on the way to church or a hangover. It is too early in the drive to tell. The first Thursday of every month, my husband’s sister comes over to watch the kids. They are too old for a sitter, but the older one keeps trying to kill herself and we don’t want to risk it. Always keep an eye on them, I tell my sister-in-law. Don’t leave them alone for a second, not even to ice a cake, organize a closet, dry the dishes, say a prayer."

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When Your Father Is the BTK Serial Killer, Forgiveness Is Not Tidy

“The FBI man knocked on Kerri Rawson’s door 10 years ago Feb. 25.”

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To Love and to Cherish

The love story behind the battle over gay marriage in Texas.

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How Men's Rights Leader Paul Elam Turned Being A Deadbeat Dad Into A Moneymaking Movement

An investigation into the past of a prominent voice in the men’s rights movement.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Sweetness"

"Some of you probably think it’s a bad thing to group ourselves according to skin color—the lighter the better—in social clubs, neighborhoods, churches, sororities, even colored schools. But how else can we hold on to a little dignity?"