Even with a new executive order to stop separating minors from their parents at the border, the inhospitable, understaffed detention centers holding thousands are still putting kids in grave danger.
After Columbine, the writer participated in what was then a rare simulated shooter drill. Today, they're an all-too-common practice even preschoolers are subjected to.
The writer always assumed she'd want more than one kid … until she didn’t. The feelings that arose about family, fear, marriage, and career were more complicated than she could’ve imagined.
Raised among a privileged class, the writer wore her single-parenting status as a badge of honor. One that led her down a very different path from nearly everyone in her life.
As a child, the writer controlled who knew about her gay father’s sexuality. But as an adult, compartmentalizing her identity as the mother of a severely autistic child isn’t as easy.
Happiness has always eluded this writer, but her son is all smiles. Now she’s doing her best to make sure he stays that way.
Though he has a big heart, the writer's young son, who suffers from acute anxiety, is a terror on the playground. His father worries that he may have already said too much.
Playground relationships aren’t all fun and games. Here, some tips on what to do when you want to give your child's friendship a time out.
When the writer’s 8-year-old does something hurtful to a neighbor, she wonders whether he is old enough to appreciate the true meaning of "I'm sorry."
When it comes to learning, what kids really need won’t come from an app. But that doesn’t mean TV and iPads are sources of evil.