Category Archives: NY Times


Aug

24

2017
Mothers, Fathers and Obesity in Offspring

Mothers, Fathers and Obesity in Offspring

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR August 24, 2017 Studies have shown that obese women give birth to larger babies who are at risk for obesity and other metabolic problems later in life. Some have thought that the reason may be that obese mothers, whose bodies are rich in nutrients, somehow “overfeed” the fetus during gestation. A new study has found that this is unlikely. The study, in PLOS Medicine,…

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Aug

24

2017

How to Help Kids Disrupt ‘Bro Culture’

By ANA HOMAYOUN August 24, 2017 When women in the tech industry came forward recently with accounts of sexual harassment and assault, their reports exposed the harmful underbelly of a strain of toxic behavior that has come to be known as “bro culture.” Over the past few years, the term has become a label for the dangerous normalization of sexual objectification, harassment, assault and homophobia. Bro culture…

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Aug

24

2017

How to Run With a Jogging Stroller

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS August 24, 2017 Parenting tends to bring with it an increase in joy and a decline in fitness. Epidemiological studies indicate that parents exercise less when they have young children, thanks to the scheduling demands of child care. Jogging strollers are a popular way for new parents to integrate their children directly into their exercise time and capitalize on the additional exertion of pushing…

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Aug

24

2017
A Parent Confronts Conformity in the Classrooms of China

A Parent Confronts Conformity in the Classrooms of China

Nonfiction By ALAN PAUL August 24, 2017 LITTLE SOLDIERSAn American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to AchieveBy Lenora Chu347 pp. Harper/HarperCollins Publishers. $27.99. China is such a vast, contradictory land that the most illuminating books often explore it through an intense focus on a single topic: the aviation industry, the one-child policy, the lives of migrant factory workers. Education is a particularly transparent window,…

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Aug

24

2017

Should Kids Be Sedated for Dental Work?

By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS August 24, 2017 In dental offices nationwide, children who need cavities filled or teeth pulled are sometimes sedated. Ideally, it makes them less anxious and more cooperative. They may swallow a liquid sedative or inhale laughing gas and once it kicks in, they will be conscious but calmer, so the dentist can do extensive work. But in rare cases, children fall into a much…

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Aug

23

2017

Adding a Baby to a Family Tradition

August 23, 2017 Generation Grandparent By PAULA SPAN We were standing in line at the ferry dock in Provincetown, Mass., on a glorious, crystalline day last summer that made saying goodbye a bit harder than usual. “End of an era,” said my daughter Emma, bound home to Brooklyn after our annual summer stay in a rented house on the Outer Cape. I agreed. “Next year…

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Aug

22

2017

The Downside of Checking Kids’ Grades Constantly

By JESSICA LAHEY August 22, 2017 I’m a teacher, so August is my favorite time of year. The close of summer is a little sad, sure, but it’s also a teacher’s New Year, a season for new beginnings, when anything and everything feels possible. I’m making some New Year’s resolutions for myself as a teacher and as the mother of two boys, 13 and 18. They’re pretty…

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Aug

21

2017

When the Nanny Leaves

By ALEXANDRA SACKS, M.D. August 21, 2017 As they walk out the door each morning, working parents are grateful for the nannies who care for their children in their absence. And yet, those same parents often struggle with the knowledge that their young children spend more waking hours with their nannies than with their mothers and fathers. So when the time comes for the nanny to move…

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