“Someday, there again will be high school proms, science fairs in the gym, and nighttime football games packed with students bathed under white lights. But who will be forgotten and left further behind?”
The Last Children of Down Syndrome
In 2019, only 18 babies in Denmark were born with Down syndrome. Prenatal testing is changing who gets born and who doesn’t.
“I do not wish to have not been a parent. But I think it is normal to imagine new existences when the world is crumbling.”
My Child Has a Disability. What Will Her Education Be Like This Year?
“We’re starting the school year with few details about how our fourth grader’s needs will be met.” Millions of disabled students are adjusting to online learning, and the support services that parents have fought for are now at risk.
When Children’s COVID-19 Symptoms Won’t Go Away
Some parents are reporting that their kids’ COVID symptoms have been lingering for months.
The Lonely World of Family Life
“The boundaries between the worlds of families and everyone else in society seem to be getting more and more entrenched, and transgressing them is frowned upon.”
“Americans have always had issues raising their children as citizens instead of tiny, mighty monarchs.”
The Streaming Service of the Moment
“So yes, I admit it. I subscribed to Disney+ on the pretext of occupying my kids, but of course – of course – I actually bought it for myself.”
When Time Costs Too Much
If you are the family breadwinner, how do you calculate the value of time with your children?
Surviving the Shattering of My Mind and My Marriage
Andrea J. Buchanan contemplates the way illness and pain can freeze a sufferer in time, as if encased in glass.