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How to Get Along With Your Siblings Now That You’re All Adults

How to Get Along With Your Siblings Now That You’re All...

Photo: Everett Collection (Shutterstock)Sibling relationships can look a lot of different ways. We all know someone who considers their brothers and sisters their best friends, and are in touch with them every day. But we also all probably know at least one person who has an adversarial relationship with a sibling, or may have cut…
How to Support Kids in Foster Care Without Being a Foster Parent

How to Support Kids in Foster Care Without Being a Foster...

Photo: Melanie Acevedo (Getty Images)On any given day, there are more than 400,000 kids in the U.S. foster care system. Some of those kids are in the system for days or weeks, while others spend months or years bouncing from home to home to home—and every single one of them has experienced trauma.May is National…
How to Parent With Both Strength and Flexibility

How to Parent With Both Strength and Flexibility

Photo: Vasyl Dolmatov (Getty Images)A big part of parenting is setting rules, expectations, and boundaries—and then enforcing them. Every parent learns at some point that if we’re not consistent with our rules, they pick up on that real quick, and they start to test the strength of our resolve at any given turn. Let them…
For This Family, India’s COVID-19 Surge Was Personal

For This Family, India’s COVID-19 Surge Was Personal

One family describes racing against time to try and find an intensive care unit bed during India's COVID-19 surge. AILSA CHANG, HOST: In parts of India, everyone knows someone who has gotten COVID-19. ANKIT BHUTANI: Our close families, my cousins, friends, office friends. Anyone you talk to, at least one or two of the people…
Be ‘Louder’ About Your Parenting at Work

Be ‘Louder’ About Your Parenting at Work

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Photo: Monkey Business Images (Shutterstock)I can still remember the embarrassment I felt the time a young co-worker walked past my cubicle early one morning and paused to say, “Do I spy ‘the snack that smiles back’ in your bag? Wow, you really are a mom.” In my usual rush to get out the door and…
COVID Family Reunions Are Mostly Joyful. For Those With Dementia, It Gets Complicated

COVID Family Reunions Are Mostly Joyful. For Those With Dementia, It...

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NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Gus Noble, community president at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care in North Riverside, Illinois, about what to expect when reuniting with loved ones with dementia.
Use a Book Light for Nighttime Diaper Changes

Use a Book Light for Nighttime Diaper Changes

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Photo: UvGroup (Shutterstock)One thing about babies is, they don’t just dirty their diapers during the day, when everyone is awake and alert and ready to tackle the job. You’re going to do plenty of nighttime changes, too, and you’ll need to illuminate the situation at least enough to ensure you’re doing a decent job—but not…
How to Manage Sibling Rivalries

How to Manage Sibling Rivalries

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Photo: Patrik Stanek (Shutterstock)If you have more than one child, you have probably noticed that they don’t always get along. Especially now, with both winter weather and a pandemic keeping us largely together at home, the rivalries among siblings may have reached a height that previously seemed unfathomable. The bad news is: Sibling rivalries are…
Family Of COVID-19 Victim Wants To See ‘Orbisculate’ In The Dictionary

Family Of COVID-19 Victim Wants To See ‘Orbisculate’ In The Dictionary

Hilary and John Kriegler want to honor their father Neil, who made up the word "orbisculate." It means grapefruit juice squirting into your eye. They're petitioning to get it into the dictionary.
What Is the Best Parenting Advice You Ever Received?

What Is the Best Parenting Advice You Ever Received?

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Photo: Pixel-Shot (Shutterstock)A lot of parenting advice is bad advice. It’s not just that standards and societal norms change over time, it’s also that when something works for one parent and one child, that one parent tends to see their method as the “right” way or the best way—or even the only way. But for…

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