Why teenage boys have more free time than teenage girls, and how to talk (productively) to your family about politics when you disagree
Plus: Teen moms can affect their grandkids’ educational outcomes, and an IRL friendship formed in the “basement” of the internet
Anecdotes from the Department of Justice’s indictment show the lengths that parents will go to buy their kids’ way into selective colleges.
Plus: Twins who aren’t quite identical or fraternal, and the story of pen pals who have kept in touch in the digital age
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, researchers found that the stress from dealing with the storm had adverse effects on the infants born soon after.
Plus: The myth of the home cooked meal, and the real danger the ‘Momo’ hoax distracts from
Plus: How much leisure time is too much?
Plus: Dispatches from a wedding expo, and inside the lives of a mother-daughter team at the Westminster Dog Show
Active-shooter drills are demanding a lot of maturity from young students, and the economics that drive different parenting styles
Plus: living paycheck to paycheck as a single mom, and why grandparents give so much money to their grandkids
Plus: a dispatch from the March for Life, love letters read aloud, and a disappointing Christmas gift
Plus: selling the family home, parents playing favorites with children, and helping an anxious sibling
A Palestinian American from Michigan and a Somali American from Minnesota are poised to become the first Muslim women members of the U.S. House.
The field has a “data gap” problem that won’t be easy to solve.