Category Archives: NY Times


Jan

23

2017

Birth Place

A day in the one of the world’s busiest maternity wards.


Jan

23

2017

5 No-Phone Zones for Parents and Kids Alike

January 23, 2017 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. How can we get our kids to put down their phones when they see us on ours so often? A 2016 survey by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit children’s advocacy and media ratings organization, asked almost 1,800 parents of children aged 8 to 18 about screen time and electronic media use by the parents. The average…

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Jan

22

2017

How Vital Is Women’s Work? This Town Found Out as They Left to March

By FILIP BONDY January 22, 2017 MONTCLAIR, N.J. — The Starbucks coffee shop on South Park Street was still populated in the first hours of daylight on Saturday morning, but almost exclusively by men. The owner of the JaiPure Yoga Studio on Bloomfield Avenue reported a drop-off in participation of about 25 percent. The Montclair State University dormitories were emptier than usual, with many female students making…

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Jan

20

2017

Confessions of a Weather-Beaten Helicopter Mom

January 20, 2017 By JESSICA WOLF “I don’t want you on the road in a snowstorm,” I told my 18-year-old son, Noah. It was Wednesday, two days before his scheduled departure, even before forecasts were dire. “It’s fine,” he said. Translation: “If the bus leaves, I plan to be on it.” He and 56 of his high school classmates had arranged a group trip to…

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Jan

20

2017

Teaching With: ‘Lullaby’

January 20, 2017 By MICHAEL GONCHAR In this short documentary, young mothers living in the Siena House shelter in the Bronx write lullabies to bond with their babies. The film might raise a number of themes for students to consider, such as the challenges of motherhood, the power of music (and lullabies in particular), and the benefits of collaboration. Students 1. Watch the seven-minute film…

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Jan

19

2017

After Losing a Foster Child, Contemplating Another

January 19, 2017 By MEGHAN MORAVCIK WALBERT He’s sitting on a couch with his brothers, presumably in the home in which he’s now growing up. The photo has a graininess to it that is reminiscent of photos from the 1980s, but this picture is much more recent than that. It’s the first visual I’ve had of my former foster son since I hugged him goodbye….

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Jan

19

2017

A Grandmother’s Secret Turmeric Prescription

January 19, 2017 By TEJAL RAO I want to tell you that I don’t really believe in the magical properties of turmeric, that I was radicalized when I was only a child. Turmeric was prescribed to me weekly at my grandmother’s house in Nairobi — dumped into a pot of sweetened, simmering milk, or smushed with ginger powder and bronze, crystallized gur, the delicious raw…

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Jan

12

2017

Parents View New Peanut Guidelines With Guilt and Skepticism

By RONI CARYN RABIN and RACHEL RABKIN PEACHMAN January 12, 2017 When Nicole Lepke’s son was born, she listened to her pediatrician and kept peanuts away until the age of 2, but the toddler still developed a severe peanut allergy when he finally tried them. Now, 12 years later, health experts have reversed their advice on peanuts, urging parents to begin feeding foods containing peanut powder or extract during infancy in…

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Jan

11

2017

Talking About Sex With Daughters and Sons

January 11, 2017 Adolescence By LISA DAMOUR Parents play a key role in shaping sexual decision-making among adolescents — especially for girls. A 2016 review of more than three decades of research found that teenagers who communicated with their parents about sex used safer sexual practices. Likewise, new research from Dutch investigators who studied nearly 3,000 teenagers found that young adolescents who reported feeling close…

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