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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.

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.

Why Movies Love Kids’ Books

The New Yorker · 7 min

The milking of children’s literature is now a dairy industry. Movies, in particular, continue to pump away. You might think that every drop has been wrung from the classic texts, yet still, unceasingly, fresh adaptations emerge.

My Daughter Has a Horribly Unhealthy Relationship With Food

Slate · 8 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 have a concern that is very delicate, and I don’t know how to address it with my daughter—or if I should address it.

My Nephew Is So Obsessed With Video Games That I Worry for His Health

Slate · 9 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 nephew Nicolas is 9 and only plays video games. He wakes up around 2:00 pm doesn’t brush his teeth or shower and begins playing games.

My Aging Parents Need Parenting

Slate · 4 min

Slate Plus members get more Care and Feeding from Jamilah Lemieux every week. I know this is usually a column for parents, but today I have a question about parents. I’m in my 30s and live about a three-hour drive from my 60-year-old parents—we once used to live in the same town.