childhood

Confessions of a Male Nancy Drew Superfan

Drop me in a bookstore or library in 1979, and I’d immediately start to look for the yellow spines. I was 6, an enthusiastic, ambitious…

I’m Teaching My Kid to Haggle Like a Pro

No one ever taught me how to haggle growing up. Mostly it was because we were way too poor to buy anything in the first…

How to Deal with an Emotionally Manipulative Parent

On a sunny day in July 2016, outside a community swimming pool in the small English town of Spalding, Lincolnshire, 57-year-old Lance Hart emerged from…

My Son Is 11, Gender Creative and Proud. Here’s What Fellow Parents Still Don’t Understand.

About 16 months ago, I spoke to Matt Duron, a former college football player and police officer in Orange County, about raising his 10-year-old gender-creative…