Daddy Don't Go Shows the Havoc Poverty Wreaks on Struggling Single Fathers

If there’s one thing you’ll take away from Daddy Don’t Go, Emily Abt’s compassionate but restrained documentary following four struggling single fathers in New York City, it’s that even when you love your kids desperately, and even when you want more than anything to do right by them, your problems might just be too… »11/19/15 10:50am11/19/15 10:50am


Paid Parental Leave Is a Matter of Life and Death 

Like many parents, Amber Scorah tried to blot out worst-case scenarios when she dropped off her three-month-old son Karl for the first time at a well-regarded daycare in SoHo. She wasn’t ready to outsource his care to strangers—what if something happened? But the caregiver assured her the worst thing that could happen… »11/17/15 12:30pm11/17/15 12:30pm

How I Identify Is Not Your Choice

In April, several months before Rachel Dolezal became head jester of racial appropriation court, Rush Limbaugh called celebrated black image activist and feminist Michaela Angela Davis, “a mixed-race little orphan Annie.” The statement was shockingly ugly, a blatant reminder from the court’s self-appointed king that,… »11/10/15 2:15pm11/10/15 2:15pm

Kanye West Thinks His Wife's Stupid App Is a Rip-Off

Fatherhood changes a man, which explains why Twitter oracle Kanye West took a charmingly domestic turn tonight, warning parents everywhere of the dangers that stupid little iPad games present when placed in the hands of children: Those stubby little fingers will click on those colorful in-app purchase buttons, racking… »10/10/15 11:30am10/10/15 11:30am

By All Means, Let Your Kid Pick a Nickname if the One You Gave Them Is Not Working

So you’ve had a child. You’ve named her and sent her out into the world. A few years later, she hits a snag you never anticipated: maybe her name rhymes with “dick,” or it means something unfortunate in another language. Either way, she’s catching hell for the moniker you once so lovingly bestowed. Now what? »9/24/15 1:30pm9/24/15 1:30pm

What to Do When Your Kid Lies to You

A typical four-year-old lies about once every two hours, according to some studies. A typical six-year-old lies even more often (hourly)! Fellow parents: What do we do about this deception? How can we build trust with our kids and prevent them from growing up into psychopaths? This is the dilemma I’m learning to deal… »9/18/15 11:25am9/18/15 11:25am

Maybe Don't Put Your Baby in the Hotel Safe?

Parents, I get it. There are plenty of reasons why you’d want to put your baby in a hotel safe. It’s where they tell you to put your valuables and, really, what’s more valuable than your baby? Or, hey, maybe you just want to see if your baby, tiny and cute, is tiny and cute enough to fit inside. Again, I understand… »8/19/15 5:25pm8/19/15 5:25pm

Where Do You Toss Your Baby's Dirty Diapers in Public?

Tossing a dirty diaper seems simple enough: Chucking it anywhere that’s far away from you is clearly the most convenient option. Unfortunately, the most convenient option often conflicts with basic etiquette, which dictates that you consider other factors in the mix, like the environment and who will be around to… »7/29/15 12:00pm7/29/15 12:00pm