A mother and daughter sitting in the living room together.

The One Thing Parents Really Need

The prologue of Catherine Newman’s new parenting memoir Catastrophic Happiness: Finding Joy in Childhood’s Messy Years, evocatively called ...
Boy playing a video game.

Is Video Game Addiction a “Boy” Problem?

There are some girls who get really into video gaming, but it seems like it’s far more frequently an issue for little boys.
Single mother coloring with her daughter.

Single Parenting And Welfare

What does the research say about welfare encouraging single parenting, as conservative critics have long charged? 

Gender Roles in Early Parenthood

Parenting roles have changed enormously over a generation, but gender roles are still being propped up in some ways.

What’s the Return on Investment for Having a Kid?

Raising kids is expensive. What do parents get in return?