How the French are influencing a generation of helicopter parents
- After years of over-scheduling their kids, some moms and dads are taking cues from the French and backing off.
(KYLE T. WEBSTER/BOSTON GLOBE)

How the French are influencing a generation of helicopter parents

- After years of over-scheduling their kids, some moms and dads are taking cues from the French and backing off.

(KYLE T. WEBSTER/BOSTON GLOBE)

The potty-talk police
- Sometimes, even the most curse-averse of parents get singed.
(DAVID BADDERS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

The potty-talk police

- Sometimes, even the most curse-averse of parents get singed.

(DAVID BADDERS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Maria Menounos says she wants children - just not now.

Maria Menounos says she wants children - just not now.

Ethical issues confronting sperm donors: when kids come knocking
- I was shocked and disturbed to read about the sperm donor who recently learned he’d fathered at least 70 kids, including one shown in a photo with him in this fascinating article written by Linda Matchan.

Ethical issues confronting sperm donors: when kids come knocking

- I was shocked and disturbed to read about the sperm donor who recently learned he’d fathered at least 70 kids, including one shown in a photo with him in this fascinating article written by Linda Matchan.

Sperm donor has 70+ kids
- Ben Seisler, a Boston lawyer, was a sperm donor while he was in law school. He was shocked to discover that he is the biological father of more than 70 kids.

Sperm donor has 70+ kids

- Ben Seisler, a Boston lawyer, was a sperm donor while he was in law school. He was shocked to discover that he is the biological father of more than 70 kids.

The armored child
- Babies in helmets. Toddlers tracked by GPS. Has modern parenting gone haywire, or is it just … parenting?

The armored child

- Babies in helmets. Toddlers tracked by GPS. Has modern parenting gone haywire, or is it just … parenting?

Debate over allowing tweens to use social media
- I have to confess that last year I let my son join Facebook a few months before his 13th birthday. I figured what’s the harm, as he entered a fake birth date and instantly gained access to an account.

Debate over allowing tweens to use social media

- I have to confess that last year I let my son join Facebook a few months before his 13th birthday. I figured what’s the harm, as he entered a fake birth date and instantly gained access to an account.