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What Becoming a Parent Really Does to Your Happiness

Research has found that having children is terrible for quality of life—but the truth about what parenthood means for happiness is a lot more complicated.

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How To Land Your Kid In Therapy

Why the obsession with our kids’ happiness may be dooming them to unhappy adulthoods. A therapist and mother reports.

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How Dr. Becky Became the Millennial Parenting Whisperer

If you are a parent of a child under the age of, say, 10, it’s unlikely that you made it through the pandemic without coming across Dr. Becky.

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The Tools That a Clinical Psychologist Suggests for Taxed Parents

After a tough year for parents, a clinical psychologist and mom of three shares her favorite caregiving tools and tricks, from voice-recording buttons that ease separation anxiety to kitchen timers that promote mindfulness.

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Dr. Becky Doesn’t Think the Goal of Parenting Is to Make Your Kid Happy

Every generation, sometimes building on and sometimes rejecting what came before, develops its own ideas about parenting. For many millennials, the clinical psychologist Becky Kennedy, a.k.a. Dr. Becky, is the person whom they trust to deliver those ideas.

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What to Know Before Adopting a Child

There are three main paths to adopting. The route you choose will be based on personal, legal and financial factors.

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16 Ways to Prepare for Adopting a Baby

Use your time productively while you wait for your newest family member to come home. Here's how to prepare for baby.

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Does Co-Housing Provide a Path to Happiness for Modern Parents?

A wholesale revision of zoning codes could lead to a new built environment, one that would nudge us toward a new mind-set. We should build co-housing on a large scale.

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Parenting Practices around the World are Diverse and Not All about Attachment

Most parents would agree that parenting is extremely complex and challenging. What works for one child, might not work for another—even within the same family.

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“A Little Girl We Barely Know Is Coming to Live with Us”: How One Writer, Unexpectedly, Became a Father

As we pack up her things—some clothes, diapers, and a few stuffed animals—a realization hits me: A little girl we barely know is coming home to live with us.

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