We’re Introducing a New Parenting Section, and We Want to Hear From You
Ahead of the launch, we want parents to tell us about their own tiny victories from the battleground.
If you’ve ever had a sick baby, you probably know what it feels like to fall down a panicked, late-night internet black hole. Most of what you find just isn’t helpful, and it probably makes you feel less knowledgeable, not more.
We’re introducing a new Parenting section at The Times with the hopes of addressing that problem. The section will cover issues related to fertility and pregnancy, babies, kids — and your life with them. And we’ll help you find your way through the dark with evidence-based solutions, relying on the deep reporting of our staff and the advice of vetted experts.
We’ll also give you personal stories that resonate, and daily parenting news on topics like how to raise independent little ones in a world of snowplow parents or the scientists working to find the cause of SIDS.
Our website, parenting.nytimes.com, begins in May.
Ahead of the launch, we’re starting a newsletter on March 27: sign up here for weekly notes from me with the latest parenting news and guidance from The Times.
We want the newsletter to be a place where parents can connect, where we can share the highs and lows of dealing with little weirdos every day. This is why we want each newsletter to include a reader-submitted Tiny Victory.
Tiny Victories are meant to celebrate those small moments of triumph in the long days of parenting. We want to hear about the ingenious way you headed off a toddler meltdown on a long car ride, or how you persuaded your youngster to take a bite of something foreign instead of just tossing it on the floor. (We don’t want to hear about your li’l Einstein reading Kant in kindergarten — save that for Grandma.)
Here’s an example of what we’re looking for — this one comes from Parenting’s project manager, Vhanya Mackechnie in New York:
“I finally remembered to bring stickers to keep my 23-month-old entertained on the subway ride home from day care. It saved me from the screaming and the trying to get out of his stroller thing he usually does each time.”
Submissions should be two sentences long. If we’re planning to publish your Tiny Victory, we will contact you first.
And if you have any suggestions or questions for me as I kick off the Parenting section, please leave them in the comments.
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