How to Find an L.G.B.T.-Friendly Pediatrician

A practice that is trying to welcome these questions will have thought about what is communicated on the website, at the front desk, and on the forms to be filled in, as well as in the exam room. So parents...

The C.D.C. Issues New School Guidance, With Emphasis on Full Reopening

Others, including some who have been highly critical of the C.D.C.’s past school guidance, praised the new guidelines.“For the first time, I really think they hit it on the nose,” said Dr. Benjamin Linas, an infectious disease specialist at Boston...

Time Is Running Out to Get U.S. Students Vaccinated by Fall

School may still seem blissfully far off for American students in the midst of summer. But for many who are eligible, time may be running out for a back-to-school necessity: getting fully vaccinated against the coronavirus before classes resume.Many of...

How to Support Adult Children Struggling With Mental Health

If children aren’t local, Dr. Palmiter said, parents could arrange a weekly phone call or FaceTime and wait to establish that connection before broaching the subject of getting help.Ms. Garon said that if parents fear that a young adult may...

Parents and caregivers reported mental health issues more often than others during the pandemic, a C.D.C. study says.

Parents and unpaid caregivers of adults in the United States reported far higher rates of mental health issues during the coronavirus pandemic than people who held neither of those roles, federal researchers reported on Thursday.About 70 percent of parents and...

Arthur Staats Dies at 97; Called ‘Time Out’ for Unruly Kids

Literary references to grounding unruly children reverberate from at least the early 19th century, when the father in the 1835 novel “Home,” by Catharine Sedgwick, sternly orders his son Wallace to “go to your own room” after scalding a cat.Such...

Why Teens Need a Break This Summer

Be open to negotiating the “must dos.”As with any summer, there will be some non-negotiables when it comes to how young people spend their days. Teenagers may need to get jobs, take over chores or brush up academically. Required activities...

For China’s Single Mothers, a Road to Recognition Paved With False Starts

For a few glorious weeks, Zou Xiaoqi, a single mother in Shanghai, felt accepted by her government.After giving birth in 2017, Ms. Zou, a financial worker, went to court to challenge Shanghai’s policy of giving maternity benefits to married women...

What We are Looking Forward to This Summer

The need to reconnect now feels urgent. I am craving face-to-face, meaningful interactions with people outside our immediate family circle and our dog and cat, who have been elevated to almost human level during the pandemic. I took entertaining for...

Jerome Kagan, Who Tied Temperament to Biology, Dies at 92

Prof. Jerome Kagan, a Harvard psychologist whose research into temperament found that shy infants often grow up to be anxious and fearful adults because of their biological nature as well as the way they were nurtured, died on May 10...
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