Parenting

A toddler wearing a blue shirt rests their ear against a pregnant womans belly who is wearing a green shirt. The picture is collaged over a red background.

New Children's Book Shatters Monolithic Depictions of Motherhood

Juniper Fitzgerald and Elise Peterson’s new picture book, ‘How Mamas Love Their Babies,’ shows the many ways that mothers use their bodies to take care of and love their children.

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Motherhood, Poverty and Privacy in Trump's America

A legal scholar argues that poor mothers are stripped of their right to privacy under the conditions of the state benefits system—and that the situation could get much worse.

Black boy's eyes as he stnads behind a metal battier

The Dos and Dont's of Talking to Kids of Color About White Supremacy

A primer for talking to children about racism—and systems that perpetuate it—in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville.

Red and white sign reads "Mind that child."

READ: What White Parents Can Learn From Parents of Color About Racism

Jennifer Harvey in The New York Times: “When we don’t talk honestly with White children about racism, they become more likely to disbelieve or discount their peers when they report experiencing racism.”

[Video] More Parents Share Their 'Talk' With Their Black Sons

The coming-of-age conversation continues.

'The Talk' With My White Daughter: Don't Be Like John Derbyshire

As the country mourns Trayvon Martin, a now-fired conservative pundit drew attention with a letter to his sons about fearing black men. Sally Kohn explains to her own daughter the perils of white privilege, and the pride of creating a true “beloved community.”