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Monday, November 23, 2020
The More Inclusive Way to Refer to a Child’s Family

The More Inclusive Way to Refer to a Child’s Family

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Photo: SewCream (Shutterstock)Our kids’ Zoom classes can be eye-opening for a lot of reasons, but one thing you may have noticed since the school year began is the sheer volume of instances in which some teachers refer to their students’ moms and dads. Not their caregivers, in general, but their mom and their dad, specifically.…
How to Choose Your Child’s First Pet

How to Choose Your Child’s First Pet

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Photo: Julia Naether (Shutterstock)Wanting and subsequently begging for a pet is somewhat of a childhood rite of passage. Most kids, at some point, want a dog, cat, hamster, rabbit, gold fish, or all of the above. For parents who love having a houseful of animals, adding a third cat or another creature-filled tank may be…
Family Members Reflect On Father-And-Son Doctors Who Died Of COVID-19

Family Members Reflect On Father-And-Son Doctors Who Died Of COVID-19

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A father and son, both doctors were hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms and died within weeks of one another. The family's third generation, two young men in medical school, talked to Morning Edition.
Reset After the Work Day With 10 Minutes of Family Time

Reset After the Work Day With 10 Minutes of Family Time

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Photo: Jeanelle Clark (Shutterstock)I have always been a disorganized parent. I remember my first baby, just a few months old, getting inconsolably cranky and I couldn’t figure out why. “Well, is it past his naptime?” somebody asked me, and I was like, wait: naps have a time?I’ve gotten better about many things, but a general…
Hold Weekly Family ‘Check-in’ Meetings

Hold Weekly Family ‘Check-in’ Meetings

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Photo: WeAre (Shutterstock)Happier WeekHappier WeekIt can be hard to be truly happy lately, so we're bringing you tiny hacks and simple pleasures to make your days brighter. This week, we're all about being just a little happier.You might already do something similar at work: once a week, even if you’re in near constant communication with…
9 Old-School Family Flicks to Binge With Your Kids

9 Old-School Family Flicks to Binge With Your Kids

Image: Touchstone PicturesThis is still a movie I can’t turn off whenever I flip past it on television. Whoopie Goldburg in Sister Act is Dolores Van Cartier, a lounge singer who witnesses a murder, so she goes undercover at a convent. (You know, that ol’ cliché.) Dolores, now Sister Mary Clarence, finds a way to…
How to Parent a Teenager Who Has Different Political Views

How to Parent a Teenager Who Has Different Political Views

Up until a few years ago, Abigail Reed’s politics were in line with those of her parents. She understood their point of view, and she followed it. Then Reed, a recent high school graduate from Indianapolis who is headed to college in a few weeks, started thinking for herself. She started having conversations with people…
Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Floor Is Lava’

Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Floor Is Lava’

Screenshot: NetflixIf you haven’t spent your summer watching people bounce off volcanic rocks and disappear into boiling pits of lava, you have been missing out on one of life’s few pleasures these days. Floor Is Lava is the big budget version of the game every kid inexplicably makes up in their own living room, jumping from footstool…
8 of the Best Stand-Up Comedians to Watch as a Family

8 of the Best Stand-Up Comedians to Watch as a Family

Illustration: Chelsea BeckWe could all use a few extra laughs right now, but our kids, in particular, have had a rough go of it this year. With a long (boring?) summer still stretching out ahead of us, now is a good time to lighten the mood in the home—with some good old-fashioned stand-up comedy.Stand-up comedians…
Family Wants Russian Hospital Investigated For Its Handling Of COVID-19

Family Wants Russian Hospital Investigated For Its Handling Of COVID-19

A Russian family believes the death of a relative from the coronavirus was both unnecessary and uncounted by the state.

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