Parenting

Science Says Shorter School Weeks Might Be Just as Good

Three day weekends + fourth and fifth graders = better math scores.

A Super-opinionated Guide to the Best Gift Books for Kids

From the vault of the ancients (those print-worshippers, who roamed the earth a couple of decades ago) comes not-new books that will make it through every seasonal cleaning, every annual purge, every book-drive pull, and even the pre-college clean-out. These are keepers because kids love ’em (based on my own very unscientific personal research).

Necessity Is the Father of Invention

A dad (and robotics engineer) creates hands-free shoes to help his son—and many other people with temporary or permanent disabilities.

How to Deal With Parents Who Brag All the Time

Maybe they really do have a perfect child. Maybe they're just annoying. Here's how to deal.

How to Teach Your Teen to Love Her Body

You may think you have no influence over your teenager—and you’re sort of right—but you can help her navigate these tumultuous years with a healthier self image. Try these tactics.

How to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body

It’s a daunting task in today’s world—and, sorry, you can’t outsource it. In fact, the most influential person, especially when your kids are young, is you. Time to stop complaining about your thighs.

21 Valuable Lessons We Learned From Our Mothers

Here's proof that Mom really does know best.

The Only Parenting Advice You Really Need

Hundreds of experts agree: It pretty much boils down to this. 

The Sensitive-Dad Revolution

Will the English guys wearing fake belly babies help or hurt fathers?