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kim-wong-keltner's picture
May.11.2013
When I was a kid, I was obedient and quiet. I automatically knew that talking too loud, making a fuss or being assertive would never fly. I did what I was told. I was a Chinese girl. I adhered to my parents' wishes that I get top grades and perform well in the activities they had chosen for me....
po-bronson's picture
Feb.06.2013
Noah Muthler took his first state standardized test in third grade at the Spring Cove Elementary School in Roaring Spring, Pa. It was a miserable experience, said his mother, Kathleen Muthler. He was a good student in a program for gifted children. But, Muthler said, “he was crying in my arms...
courtney-farrell's picture
Mar.02.2012
This story first appeared in Manhattan Parent and its sister magazine, Queens Parent. When my first son was born I made a beautiful and idealistic decision. I’ll raise him without gender stereotypes, I thought. Prissy girls and aggressive boys are all just a product of our consumer culture,...
lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Apr.27.2011
  Is TV raising your child? Credit: Corbis It's not easy being a mom. It's probably not easy being a dad, either, but I wouldn't know about that, would I? Several years back, my daughter was just shy of 5, when she turned to me as we waited in line at the local CVS and said...
po-bronson's picture
Jan.19.2011
The really good news is, I can run again. Not very fast. And only once or twice around a track. There's about a kitchen faucet's worth of titanium in my hip and pelvis, installed four months ago. I am in awe of what doctors can do these days. Man, I am happy. The last eighteen months I had a hard...
heather-catherine-hogan's picture
Dec.30.2009
I admit it I have never been your normal parent. My children have never had the PTA type mother that makes sure there is a cooler in her child's lunch box to keep their apples crisp. Hell, they don't even have lunch boxes, we use paper bags! It doesn't seem to bother Cade and I have nothing to wash...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
May.16.2009
On the way home from the gym last night, Michael and I were talking about our favorite day of the week.  Actually, we were talking about my favorite day of the week, which is Friday.  Really, my favorite day and time is Friday about 10 am.  In my current incarnation, I do not have to go to campus...