Tag: Parenting

178 articles
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Mother for Hire

Immigrant nannies leave their own children behind to care for others’.

Rachel Aviv on the Longform Podcast
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A Journey to the Medical Netherworld

A mother’s quest to find a diagnosis for her daughter’s mysterious condition.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Elephant Man"

A young girl uses unusual coping mechanisms after her father's death.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Mother's Day"

Mother's Day triggers a wealth of memories and characters, past and present.

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Who Knows Best

Should having an intellectual disability disqualify a mother from raising her child?

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The Life and Times of Strider Wolf

When he was 2, Strider was severely beaten by his mother’s boyfriend. Today, at 6, Strider lives with his grandparents in rural Maine, in and out of poverty, trying to make it.

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When the Womb Is a Crime Scene

An Alabama woman took the equivalent of one Valium during her pregnancy. A few weeks after she gave birth, she became one of more than 1,800 new and expecting mothers arrested under the state’s chemical endangerment law.

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Saving for a Daughter But Not a Son

A father’s attempt to combat the wage gap.

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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.