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Why I hope my kids never read Roald Dahl

CNN · 5 min

David M. Perry is a journalist and historian and co-author of "The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe." He is a senior academic adviser in the history department of the University of Minnesota. Follow him on Twitter. The views expressed here are those of the author.

I Lied to My Teenage Daughter About My Pregnancy

Slate · 12 min

Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Submit it here or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group. A couple months ago my husband and I, both in our mid-to-late 40s, learned we were pregnant.

How to Help Prepare Kids for Suffering

The New York Times · 5 min

Last year, my sister was asked to write an article on how to make holidays fun for children in the middle of the pandemic. On a walk, we brainstormed about ways to celebrate without group gatherings. We wanted a respite for kids after a dark, hard year.

A Gang of Neighborhood Kids Is Holding Me Hostage in My Own Home

Slate · 13 min

Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Submit it here or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group. I am a 30-year-old woman with no kids, and I honestly don’t have a lot of experience with children. I’ve never been “good” with them.