children

Life

'I Squirted Milk All Over': What It’s Really Like to Be a Breastfeeding Mom

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, we talked to mothers about their unexpected, yet gratifying, experiences of nursing their children.
Kimberly Lawson
8.29.18
palestine

For Palestinian Kids, the Terror of Occupation Is a Daily Reality

For Palestinian children living in the West Bank, the threatening presence of Israeli soldiers and settlers serves as a constant reminder of the "continuous oppression and dispossession" of occupation.
Leila Ettachfini
5.16.18
Mother's Day

Single Moms Talk About Raising Children Alone

“People always ask me why my son’s father left me. They immediately assume that, as a black woman, I’m a single mom who’s been abandoned by the father.”
Marie Declercq
5.11.18
Unscrewing Ourselves

Abstinence-Only Education Is Keeping Kids from Learning How to Spot Sexual Abuse

A law passed in 31 states requires schools to teach children how to spot sexual abuse—but some schools in states like Tennessee aren’t implementing it, thanks to conservative legislation around sex ed.
Kimberly Lawson
9.28.17
legal

The Autistic Children Who Are Labeled As Sex Offenders

According to social workers and activists, numerous young kids on the spectrum have ended up on the sexual offender registry for offenses that lacked sexual motivation.
Mitchell Sunderland
9.28.17
Health

When Your Child Has a Rare Medical Condition Doctors Can't Diagnose

Every year, around 6,000 children are born in the UK with complex genetic conditions that cannot be diagnosed. Two moms tell us what it's like to raise kids who suffer from a syndrome without a name (SWAN).
Natasha Wynarczyk
9.20.17
assault

Men Are Finding Loopholes in US Law to Marry Children

According to a 2017 report, more than 200,000 children—some as young as 13—were married between 2000 and 2015 in the US.
Kimberly Lawson
8.30.17
immigration

The Emotional Artwork of Children Whose Parents Were Deported

“She told me that she saw her mom taken by ICE … the girl saw her mom leave in handcuffs, and she was screaming, ‘No, no, no!’ And that’s what she drew on a piece of paper: her mom and her screaming ‘No, no, no.’”
Kimberly Lawson
7.27.17
parenting

People Are Obsessed with Criticizing Moms' Parenting Choices, Study Confirms

We talked to the researcher behind the study to understand how this sort of criticism can lead to further maternal anxiety and other adverse side effects.
Kimberly Lawson
6.19.17
Photography

The Emotional Work of Photographing Stillborn Babies

Marion Hogl photographs miscarried and stillborn infants in order to give parents a last keepsake of their child. It’s a job that oscillates between profound grief and gratitude.
Barbara Kreuzpointner
6.5.17
motherhood

Young Moms in Indonesia Talk About Being Hyper Sexualized

We discussed what it's like to be called a "mamah muda" with young mothers to get their take on the phenomenon.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
6.2.17
Drugs

​Sixty-One-Year-Old Grandma Is Very Sorry About Giving Kids Weed Cookies

The former lunch lady told children, "I'm your nana," before offering them cookies out of a knitted bag. She now faces a six-month suspended prison sentence.
Sirin Kale
5.9.17