Tag: Parenting

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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.

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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.