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To The Woman Who Marries My Son: I'm Sorry & You're Welcome

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When I was four months pregnant, I told my two daughters — then ages nine and six — that they were going to have a new sibling. I asked if they wanted to know the baby's gender. My older daughter shouted, "It must be a little brother because I already have the best sister in the world!"

While years later she would deny the latter part of the proclamation (loudly and with many door slams), she was correct in her prediction. Our family was getting a baby boy.  

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What If I Fail At Raising A Good Son? 

How could I protect him? How could I raise him to be a good son? What if I couldn’t?

I was afraid of the world getting its hands on my kid. How could I protect him? How could I raise him to be a good son? What if I couldn’t?

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Dear Oldest Son: I’m Sorry My Attention Is Divided Right Now

Dear Oldest Son: I’m sorry...

Dear Oldest Son, Life these days is all about dividing and conquering. I feel more and more like I’m dividing and conquering so many things.

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Raising An Independent-Thinking Son

Support of independent thinking isn’t as easy as it first seems.

Most parents say they want their son to be an independent thinker. But what happens when that leads to thinking very differently than you think?

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Long Reads: Out Of The Picture 

The room smelled like gefilte fish, and it reminded me of the synagogues I studied in for hours on Sabbath afternoons to please my father.

A man faces his estranged father and the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community he had left behind years ago.

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Why I Won’t Have “The Talk” With My Preteen Son

Little talks over time are better than one, big sitdown.

I know a lot of parents struggle with how to have these uncomfortable conversations. My friends and I have talked — and laughed — about our boys’ questions and the approaches to them. Some of them laid it all out there for their sons early on. Others insist their sons still don’t know the difference between boys and girls. (Love you, ladies, but give me a break.) So when I was asked to write an article about how to talk to your kids about sex, I jumped at the chance. Here are some of the main points all the experts told me.

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Raising Sons In The Time Of Trump

This is a rough time to be a parent.

I think we can all agree that there is some messed up stuff happening right now.

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Raising Resilient Girls, Or Not

Operation Don’t Pass on Your Problems to Your Kids continues in fits and starts. Image: Thinkstock.

I cannot believe I have already raised my young children to conform to such gendered stereotypes. It's particularly striking when it comes to their confidence.

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8 Things You Must Never Do When Raising Boys

Even the most well-intentioned parents sometimes make mistakes in how they raise their kids.

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10 Ways To Make It Through Your Son's Teen Years...Without Killing Each Other

"Remember, this isn’t just happening to you, it’s happening to moms everywhere. It’s not your fault — "

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