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Parents

  1. ask polly
    Ask Polly: ‘My Parents Don’t Love Me!’You don’t deserve to get hurt, over and over again.
  2. fixations
    I Think About This a Lot: This Song About Zach Braff Being Your DadMaybe this song sticks with me because it gets to a little tiny truth in the world: we’re trained to see the faces we love everywhere.
  3. mind the pay gap
    How a Mother’s Age Affects the Gender Pay GapA new study finds women who give birth between 25 and 35 may have a harder time closing the pay gap.
  4. adorable parents
    James Corden’s Parents Are The Late Late Show’s Secret WeaponCute parents are cute.
  5. Child-Free People Inspire Moral OutrageBecause it’s so wrong to not have kids, right?
  6. dating in the age of bedtime
    Date Ideas for Parents Who Don’t Want to Leave the HouseWhile the baby is asleep, you can creep (on each other).
  7. Letting Your Baby Spend Too Much Time on the iPad Is As Bad As You ThinkThe new guidelines are more realistic, but they don’t exactly condone screen time.
  8. If Only Kids Knew How Bad Adults Are at Spotting Their LiesThis would’ve been nice to know a little earlier in life.
  9. justice
    A Woman Is Suing Her Parents for Posting Embarrassing Childhood Photos Online“They knew no shame and no limit.”
  10. motherhood
    Being a Mom Is Cool on Pinterest or Etsy, But Not on TwitterBecause Twitter is for dads.
  11. the strategist
    This Onesie, Created by an Exhausted Mom, Got My Baby to Sleep Through the NightOne morning, I got a text from a mom friend that read, “Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit will change your life.”
  12. The Dads of VidConTalking to the most out-of-place attendees at social media’s biggest party.
  13. Youngs Live With Parents More Than Partners for the First Time in Modern EraWho else could they live with?
  14. You Probably Can’t Tell When Your Kid Is LyingA new study on parents and “truth bias.”
  15. weddings!
    How to Dress Your Parents for Your WeddingHip moms and frugal dads get the paper-doll treatment.
  16. blame
    Science Says Emotional Eating Is All Your Parents’ FaultMore things to blame your parents for!
  17. ugh mom
    Parents Now Ruining Teens’ Lives by Hiring Dogs to Narc on ThemHow could you, Mom?
  18. love and war
    Facebook Parents Are Very Threatened by This Baby BouncerRock and roll and freak the hell out.
  19. parents
    Yeah, Parents, You Really Need to Awkwardly Talk to Your Kids About SexSays a pediatrician in a very convincing YouTube video.
  20. I Turned My Bag of Chips Upside Down and I Think I’m Finally Ready to […] I turned my bag of chips upside down to evenly distribute the flavoring, and I think I’m finally ready to come to terms with my relationship […]
  21. kids today
    Teenagers Are Happier Than Their Parents ThinkParents, as it turns out, are not so great at estimating the happiness of their children.
  22. first person
    How to Plan a Wedding When You’re an Orphan“When I think about my parents’ absence at my wedding I feel a kind of relief. It’s a guilty kind of relief, but there it is.”
  23. advice
    Ask Polly: How Can I Stay Happy When Tragedy Surrounds Me?Remember, WINTER IS COMING for all of us.
  24. advice
    Ask Polly: I’m 25 and My Life Has Been Great, So Why Don’t I Have a Passion?Because passion takes hard work, and you’ve had it easy.
  25. obesity
    Parents Are Getting Worse at Telling When Their Kids Are OverweightParent-goggles are getting cloudier.
  26. parenthood
    The Case for Taking Parental Leave When Your Kids Are TeenagersResearch suggests adolescence is when parental involvement can really make a difference.
  27. education
    That Grade School Was (Probably) Right to Dump HomeworkThe research is murky, at best, on the academic merits of traditional homework for younger students.
  28. creeping
    Parents, Accomplished Creeps, Spying on College Kids With Yik YakPeak creeping. 
  29. babies
    Chattering Away to Babies Is Even Better for Them Than ReadingParents, just keep talk, talk, talking away, about anything and everything. 
  30. education
    Parents May Matter a Lot More Than Schools for Getting Kids Into ScienceThere’s only so much schools — even good ones — can do.
  31. tech
    The Benefits of Dad-TextsFamilies who text together, stay happy together. Sorta.
  32. advice
    Ask Polly: Aging Is Scary, and Life Is a Struggle. Why Keep Going?It’s not actually so bad. It just looks that way when you’re young.
  33. depression
    What It’s Like Growing Up With a Depressed ParentHearing from the voices of the kids who lived through it. 
  34. parents
    Kanye Is Playing the Embarrassing-Dad Long Game Just being a dad. 
  35. Ashton Kutcher Cooked Eggs for Lil’ Zoë Kravitz Growing Up Kravitz.
  36. Scientists Still Searching for Proof That Kids Make Us HappySure we love them, but …
  37. huge mistakes
    What Should You Do If You Accidentally Send Porn to Your Dad?Actress Anna Friel did it.
  38. sex
    See a Saucy Pair of T-Shirts Your Parents Should Never Have OwnedNote to moms everywhere: please don’t use “I’ve” and “satisfied” in a sentence together, no less on a T-shirt.
  39. Park Slope Has Run Out of Classrooms for KindergartnersNobody panic. Oops, too late.
  40. Parents Irate Over Public High School Notification DelaysMany city kids don’t know when they’ll find out where they’ll go to school next year.
  41. Complaints
    Provini Is Infiltrated by ‘Needy, Greedy Narcissists’ With KidsThe children of Park Slope are once again rankling grown-up diners.
  42. Christopher Buckley’s Mistress Suing for More Child SupportIs that why this cute little kid is so mad?
  43. Patricia Duff and Ronald Perelman’s Daughter Starts Her First Legal BattleAs if middle school alone weren’t bad enough, 13-year-old Caleigh Perelman has to deal with a pair of parents who have a history of juvenile behavior.
  44. No Child Left Behind?One Soho child defaults on her admission to the Little Red School House, and the act reverberates around the world.
  45. Baby’s First BrazilianA sick new trend is sweeping the Sixth Borough. What are the implications for New York?
  46. New Park Slope Parents Site Prepares Families for Lactation, Preschool, DeathLook up “inevitable” in any online dictionary, and you’ll now find a link to the newly overhauled Park Slope Parents Website, parkslopeparents.org, a just-gussied-up HTML outgrowth of the popular listserv and “The Ultimate Destination for Those Rockin’ the Brooklyn Bugaboo.” (Actually, the real tagline is “Your resource for raising children in Park Slope, Brooklyn,” but you can consider this our official entry.) So what does online child-rearing in an overpriced, overfetishized sector of an outer borough entail? We went to the “Sneak Peek Week” site to find out.
  47. Yes, Park Slope Has Too Many Strollers Only in the Park Slope Barnes & Noble, kids. Only in Park Slope. [Snap a Photo Op–worthy shot? Send it to us at intel@nymag.com.]
  48. Oh Mother • So who’s to blame for yesterday’s sulfuric odor across Manhattan that today has tabloid headline writers gleefully trafficking in fart puns? The leading version is an emission from a swamp across the Hudson. New Jersey, we thought better of you. [NYP] • A security guard employed at the Office of the State Comptroller in Albany is being charged with exposing himself to two 13-year-old girls this past Saturday — at the office. Kinda puts Hevesi’s indiscretions in perspective. [AP via amNY] • A Bronx mother who had earlier claimed her baby was stolen at gunpoint on New Year’s Eve is now suspected of abandoning the 1-month-old in a Dumpster. The cops are frantically searching landfills. [WNBC] • Meet Stavon Simpson, a slightly less evil mom. According to the D.A., she took the $186,000 life-insurance payout from the dead father of her child — bequeathed expressly to the daughter’s education — and decided it would be better spent on a Land Rover and things like the cable bill. Because the most important lesson is confidence. [NYDN] • And, you still can’t get gay-married in New York, but you can get gay-divorced. One half of a feuding ex-couple cited the union’s illegality to get out of a separation agreement; in a Solomon-esque decision, a city judge has ruled that the contract stands even if the marriage itself doesn’t. [NYT]
  49. How’s My Strolling? Because it’s not enough for New York parents to obsess merely over the right preschool and the right language lessons and all the other right things to do to get little infant Susie into Harvard, now there’s one more way to indulge neurotic obsessions about your child’s well-being: stroller license plates. Slap one on, as demonstrated in this photo that appeared in our inbox, and now every other nosy New Yorker becomes your eyes and ears, able to report your nanny (or perhaps your spouse) for maternal malfeasance. Speaking of which, doesn’t it seem there are a whole bunch of cars ready to speed up the avenue, at that stroller? Bad parent! Bad photographer! The Swarm of the Super-Applicants [NYM]