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Where Does Helicopter Parenting Make Sense? Football.

Football player photo via Shutterstock My son spends most of the school day trying to figure out how fast he can get to recess to […]

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Had A Baby Boy

Marissa Mayer photo by Giorgio Montersino on Flickr On Sunday, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a baby boy, and after the congratulatory tweets […]

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Battle of the Whack-Job Sports Parents

Which sport produces the craziest parents of all?

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Live and Learn: The Advantages of Taking a Gap Year

Want your kid to ace college? Make him wait for it.

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Five Things I Learned from Watching the Olympics with My Kids

1. TV is not necessarily evil. We don’t watch much television in our house, in part because we don’t have a TV set in our […]

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My Six-Year-Old Daughter Will Never Be An Olympic Gymnast

Like millions of girls across the country, my six-year-old daughter recently decided she wants to be an Olympic gymnast. I don’t have the heart to […]

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Did Helicopter Parenting Bring Down Jonah Lehrer?

According to Judith Warner, the new must-read parenting book, Madeline Levine’s Teach Your Children Well, is “a cri de couer from a clinician on the […]

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Appreciating the Ordinary: A Modest Proposal

After wending our way through heated discussions about having it all, spoiling our kids, and being mired in our self-important “Busy Traps,” a New York […]

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The New, New Thing Parents Are Doing Wrong

The title of Elizabeth Kolbert’s piece in The New Yorker — “Why Are American Kids So Spoiled?” — was too close to the bone to […]

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Didn't We Never Have It All?

Anne Marie Slaughter’s July cover story in The Atlantic is causing quite a stir. In it she details how she left a top post in […]

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Didn't We Never Have It All?

Anne Marie Slaughter’s July cover story in The Atlantic is causing quite a stir. In it she details how she left a top post in […]

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Didn't We Never Have It All?

Anne Marie Slaughter’s July cover story in The Atlantic is causing quite a stir. In it she details how she left a top post in […]

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Using Social Media for Social Good

Given that my professional life is so digitally oriented, it’s not surprising that my 7-year-old daughter Laurel is well informed about technology. She knows that […]

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Low-Tech Tips for High-Tech Parents

Here’s a universal truth: We parents want only the best for our kids. If that means spending a bit more for the latest technology, so […]

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Social Media is Here to Stay

So much of the discussion about social media and children seems to be of the “Should we expose them to it?” ilk — but that […]