The U.S. requires parents to work in order to receive aid but does very little to enable parents to work—or workers to parent.
Whether they share their joys or their struggles, parents just can’t win on social media.
The work marriage is a strange response to our anxieties about mixed-gender friendships, heightened by the norms of a professional environment.
Hamstrung by the need to ensure that their kids don’t inconvenience anyone else, parents can’t do much parenting at all.
A “culture of passivity” makes many people reluctant to question their friends’ decisions.
Rich and poor women had completely different experiences.
Older parents are always telling parents of young children to cherish every second; it will be gone in a flash. But it’s very difficult advice to follow in the thick of it.
A child’s ability to succeed in the classroom is powerfully influenced by their home environment. Giving parents the support they need could be key to fixing American education.
Clothing-optional public spaces seem to be declining in popularity, especially among young people, whose relationship with nudity has been shaped by a lifetime online.
Why does society treat labor pain with such reverence—and its relief with such scrutiny?
In Nordic countries, people rely on the state. In the U.S., they rely on their communities.
But they could be.
Money and education allow many people to venture farther, without needing to rely on relatives for child care or a place to sleep. But that freedom sometimes goes hand in hand with isolation.
Who parents whom in a blended family? A popular, controversial approach to stepparenting teaches that if they’re not your kids, they’re not your responsibility.
All parents of young children have been forced to gamble during the pandemic. Many parents of kids with speech disorders don’t like their odds.
Experts can’t agree on how many humans will be on Earth by 2100. The implications could be profound.
As stifling as Britain’s pandemic rules for adults were, the country seemed determined, in stark contrast to America, to ask as little as possible of children.
Social Security rewards long careers and high pay, all but guaranteeing that parents who focus on child-rearing receive the smallest payouts. My mom is one such parent.
A jumble of complicated and unexpected logistical tasks can fall into your lap after a loved one dies.
It’s easier for parents whose jobs can be done remotely to juggle work and child care. This digital divide is starting to shape who chooses to have kids.