Category Archives: NY Times


Oct

14

2019
Hey, Look! Nonna and Her Pasta Are on YouTube

Hey, Look! Nonna and Her Pasta Are on YouTube

Vicky Bennison, a 60-year-old British woman with a background in international development, never intended Pasta Grannies to become a minor YouTube hit or to make stars of a handful of Italian nonnas who couldn’t care less about their influencer status. She simply wanted to create a culinary Noah’s ark to capture a way of life before it disappears. “I keep thinking, ‘Don’t die before I…

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Oct

13

2019
Is Date Night a Scam?

Is Date Night a Scam?

You’ve probably heard the conventional advice for couples who want to stay connected after kids: “Plan a date night!” While we have nothing against date nights, our reporter, Christina Caron, asked experts for some different ways to maintain intimacy, for the long-term. We also want to hear from you. If you’re married or in a relationship, what do you do to stay close to your…

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Oct

12

2019
Racists Are Recruiting. Watch Your White Sons.

Racists Are Recruiting. Watch Your White Sons.

Raising teenagers can be terrifying. Our squishy little babies become awkward hormonal creatures who question our authority at every turn. I expected that. What I didn’t predict was that my sons’ adolescence would include being drawn to the kind of online content that right-wing extremists use to recruit so many young men. The first sign was a seemingly innocuous word, used lightheartedly: “triggered.” As my…

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Oct

09

2019
Arizona Official Placed 29 Babies in Adoption Fraud Scheme, Prosecutors Say

Arizona Official Placed 29 Babies in Adoption Fraud Scheme, Prosecutors Say

He offered each of the expecting mothers $10,000 to put their newborns up for adoption, siphoning off money for housing and health care after arranging for them to travel more than 5,000 miles from the Marshall Islands to the United States, prosecutors said. Then, after falsifying their residency records to enroll them in state health care coverage, Paul D. Petersen commanded a $35,000 fee from…

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Oct

07

2019
Is Your Child Struggling in School? Talk to Your Pediatrician

Is Your Child Struggling in School? Talk to Your Pediatrician

The American Academy of Pediatrics has just issued a report on what pediatricians can — and should — do to help “school-aged children who are not progressing academically.” Dr. Arthur Lavin, one of the lead authors of the report and the chairman of the A.A.P. committee on the psychosocial aspects of child and family health, said that pediatricians can play an important role in working…

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Oct

05

2019
Now the Rich Want Your Pity, Too

Now the Rich Want Your Pity, Too

Seems like it’s getting tough at the top. The winners in America’s meritocracy are suffering. Children in affluent homes are being hothoused through childhood, stress-tested into elite schools and colleges, and pushed to the brink of suicide or breakdown. Their highly educated mothers and fathers are putting in long hours in their chosen professions: money-rich, perhaps, but time-poor. The whining of the wealthy is getting…

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Oct

05

2019
You Don’t Have to Give Until It Hurts

You Don’t Have to Give Until It Hurts

A roundup of new guidance and stories from NYT Parenting. This week, Adam Grant and Allison Sweet Grant told us we need to talk about “The Giving Tree.” Why? Because “if you assume the story is about generosity, it’s easy to learn the wrong lessons: that it’s O.K. for a child to take selfishly, and that adults should give until it hurts — and keep…

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Oct

04

2019
Average Weekly Allowance? It’s $30, a New Survey Finds

Average Weekly Allowance? It’s $30, a New Survey Finds

If you think an allowance is a dollar bill or two handed to your child each week, think again. Two-thirds of parents give their child an allowance, and the average weekly amount is $30, according to a survey published this week by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. That’s up from $17 in 2016, the group said. Many children aren’t simply getting a handout,…

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Oct

04

2019
Regeneration: A Miracle, Against the Odds

Regeneration: A Miracle, Against the Odds

“What should I be for Halloween when I’m bald?” I asked my 7-year-old, casually tossing a long, gray-streaked handful of my hair to the ground. Sitting across from me under the trees, my daughter took videos with my phone while I clipped and shaved and attempted silly banter. “How about a hairless cat?” she suggested thoughtfully. “Or … oh, I know! A turkey vulture!” Like…

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Oct

03

2019
Going Back to China in Search of My Daughter’s Secret Past

Going Back to China in Search of My Daughter’s Secret Past

Seven thousand miles was a long way to go for a tiny scrap of paper. The note was pinned to my daughter’s sweater when she was found at seven weeks old on a bridge in Yixing, China. That’s what I had been told by the adoption coordinator there who had placed her in my arms. This search was set in motion 15 years ago when,…

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