The Family Weekly
Welcome to the Family Weekly. Every Saturday morning, we’ll send you a selection of our favorite stories from The Atlantic’s new Family section. We’re excited to have you join us as we explore questions about family life and human relationships.
This Week in Family
On Tuesday, we rolled out a new series, Parenting in an Uncertain Age, on the experience of raising children in a time of great change. Two standout pieces from the series so far:
—Paula Fass, a historian at the University of California, Berkeley, reflected on the 20th-century parenting authority Dr. Spock, and why today there is less consensus on and more disagreement about the “right” way to raise children.
—The novelist Dara Horn revisited the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle book series, one of her old childhood favorites, and was horrified to see that Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s magic cures for children’s bad habits are actually attempts to get kids to conform to adults’ expectations.
Today, demonstrators from around the country arrive in Washington for the March for Our Lives in protest against gun violence. The Atlantic spoke with several survivors of high-profile shootings and relatives of victims to see how they are processing the energized response to the Parkland shooting.