Category Archives: NY Times


Sep

01

2017

Tending to the Rituals of My Lost and Found Father

September 1, 2017 By ANDREA JARRELL He says it’s his lucky bottle and not to touch it. I’m peering into the bright glow of my father’s refrigerator. Each shelf reserved for one item. Boxes of peach muffins that the ladies at Vons bake for him special. An army of French-style Yoplait — vanilla with blue foil caps. A half-drawer harboring one package of thin-sliced deli…

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Aug

31

2017
Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism

Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism

Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism By CAMMIE McGOVERN August 31, 2017 The author’s son Ethan Floquet, who has autism, at Puffer’s Pond in Amherst, Mass., in 2009. By CAMMIE McGOVERN August 31, 2017 How do you write about the happy life you hope for your child to have when you have a hard time picturing it yourself? For 18 years, I’ve dreaded the yearly ritual…

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Aug

30

2017

New Fathers Are Older Than Ever

Take a Number By NICHOLAS BAKALAR August 30, 2017 New fathers in the United States are getting older. Researchers at Stanford University reviewed data on 168,867,480 live births from 1972 to 2015, making statistical adjustments for missing paternal records. The average age of the father of a newborn in the United States, the investigators found, has risen to 30.9 from 27.4 in 1972. Paternal age increased across…

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Aug

30

2017

Parenting Lessons From a Partial Eclipse

By KATIE ARNOLD August 30, 2017 I didn’t know how badly I needed a supernatural event until I nearly missed it. Five days before the solar eclipse last week, I woke up to my grievous oversight: I had failed to plan a family trip to the Path of Totality. An eclipse was time on an incomprehensible scale, older than the rocks and the earth, beyond even time…

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Aug

29

2017

Family of Boy Who Wears Dresses Sues Education Department

By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS August 29, 2017 A 5-year-old named Leo sat surrounded by toys on the floor of his bedroom in Brooklyn this week marked with some classic little-boy touches: hair in his eyes and a scab on one knee. The outfit he had chosen for himself that day was less stereotypical: pink cowboy boots, dusty pink shorts and a denim vest that showed off the temporary…

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Aug

29

2017

The Litter Box as Litmus Test: Can This Marriage Be Scooped?

August 29, 2017 The Sweet Spot By STEVE ALMOND and CHERYL STRAYED This column is an edited excerpt from the “Dear Sugars” podcast, an advice program hosted by Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed. The audio contains an extended conversation and more letters; submissions are welcome at dearsugars@nytimes.com. If you’re reading this on desktop, click the play button below to listen. Mobile readers can find “Dear…

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Aug

28

2017

In the Fight Against Bullying, a Glimmer of Hope

August 28, 2017 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. In recent years, educators, pediatricians and parents have worried a great deal about bullying and the effects it can have on children, and the question of whether school programs and policies can make a difference. A new study suggests that things can indeed get better. In the study, published in May in the journal Pediatrics, researchers…

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Aug

25

2017

Johnny Goes to College

My ex and I on a cross-country drive to drop off our son at school? Um, no problem.



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