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00It’s Mother’s Day, and I want to break up with my son. At 21, Devin is mired in narcissism, bonded to his buddies like white on rice, and committed to...

00I was 7 months pregnant that April, according to my new OB/GYN who did not speak very good English. My husband had left very early for work, so I was home...

00To all the school bus drivers out there… you have NO IDEA how much you mean to me. I ask you, what parent isn’t positively gleeful when their...

00My 7-year-old has a habit of cursing. He occasionally does it in front of me, and I’ve heard he does it at school. How can I get him to stop? Hmmm,...

00So, the saga of our severely fucked-up neighbor family continues. A couple of days ago, they knock on our door, grubby two-year-old in tow. The kids say he...

00The other day I was flipping through a parent magazine and got depressed. Apparently I was failing American summer motherhood. Reflecting on all of June,...

00“Dear 5th grade parents …” says the latest letter. This has become a theme lately. “Dear 5th Grade Parents there will be a 5th Grade Graduation on...

00I see child-rearing from a perspective that none of these young parents have experienced. I grew up in the 1950s, supposedly a conservative era, but actually...

00  I’m not a prude about bad language. Not since third grade, anyway. But still I worry that if my kids learn about swearing, they’ll do it indiscriminately—pepper...

00I am a single father with custody of my two children but I send my ex-wife money every month to help her with expenses. The problem is my ex-wife buys the...