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How Intelligent Do You Have to Be to Raise a Child?

The state said a 19-year-old with an intellectual disability wasn’t equipped to look after her baby and whisked the newborn off to another family just after birth — a decision the mother was ready to fight.

By Lisa Miller

Why Parenting Advice Is So Hard to Take

Parenting remains one of the few arenas of modern life where advice, and the judgment it so often masks — is issued fast and easy without the usual humble what-do-I-know disclaimers.

By Kim Brooks

Tattooed Mom Allowed to Nurse Baby After All

Turns out the judge who banned a recently tattooed woman from breast-feeding her baby based his decision on "feelings" and some Google searches.

By Erica Schwiegershausen