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Can I Kick the Nonparent Out of Our Parenting Group?

Slate · 11 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. Our neighborhood has a small parents’ group with a Facebook page and occasional in-person meetups.

When Did Parents Stop Parenting in Public?

Slate · 11 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. This question will probably offend a lot of parents and is probably the opposite of the intent of Care and Feeding.

The Secret Recipe for All-Fun Parenting

The New York Times · 5 min

Frank Bruni will stop writing regular Opinion columns in late June, but his popular weekly newsletter will live on. To keep up with his political analysis, cultural commentary and personal reflections, sign up here. When she was a toddler, I showed my niece Leslie the Atlantic Ocean.

When Kids Flop, Parents Become NBA Refs

The Ringer · 6 min

Why does an 8-year-old fall to the floor after the slightest contact from a sibling? For the same reason NBA players do. It’s all about gaining an advantage with the refs, er, mom and dad. A few weeks ago, Owen, my 8-year-old, was walking across the living room.

How Do I Know if I’m Done Having Kids?

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. My husband and I agreed after our son was born that we were “one and done.