March 10, 2017 By SHANNON LUDERS-MANUEL My grandmother knew she’d succumb to dementia long before she began to lose her memory, as her two older sisters had shared the same fate before they died. She fought against time to write her life story, but she will never see her dream realized. My grandfather, who died before I was born, knew there was something special about…
Enlarge this image A gestational surrogate is a woman who carries a fetus but is not genetically related to it, in order to help other people become parents. Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption Getty Images/iStockphoto The battle over womb rights is brewing in Minnesota. Last month, state legislators proposed a bill that would regulate gestational surrogacy — potentially adding legal oversight to fertility clinics…
Should The Times run ads that argue against scientific consensus? And was reporting on the recent WikiLeaks document dump the right call?
A good mother does bad things on behalf of her bullied son. Should she feel triumphant or ashamed?
A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital pediatrician finds that children ages 3 to 7 who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships in mid-childhood. Reported online in the journal Academic Pediatrics, the study found significant differences in the responses of parents and teachers to surveys regarding executive function — which includes attention, working…
March 9, 2017 To the Editor: Re “An Unlikely Champion of Affordable Child Care” (news article, March 3): President Trump’s proposed child care plan, promoted by his daughter Ivanka, would serve to put the Trump brand on an important social policy reform but do little to help the low-income families who most need help paying for services. According to a recent Tax Policy Center report,…
Researchers often observe inadequate parenting, a negative emotional climate and household chaos in families of children with ADHD. A research group has now explored how these factors interrelate. The result is astounding.
March 8, 2017 Adolescence By LISA DAMOUR By now parents are familiar with the worrisome finding that the thrill-seeking centers of the adolescent brain can readily outmatch the teenage brain’s emerging rational control systems. I count myself among the adults who find this neurological account of adolescent recklessness to be both clarifying and confounding. It helpfully explains why really thoughtful teenagers sometimes do really dumb…
By VALERIE JUNE March 7, 2017 Although my dad was one of the friendliest people I’ve ever known, his life seemed to be fully focused on his family and his businesses. My father had two companies: Music Makers Productions, where he promoted the likes of Prince and Bobby Womack, and Hockett Construction and Demolition Company, where he made the bulk of his living for his wife and…
Enlarge this image A family in Nepal prepares a meal. The use of organic fuels like wood or animal dung for cooking contributes to indoor air pollution. JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images According to two new World Health Organization reports, about 1.7 million children under the age of 5 die each year because of environmental hazards….