What Everyone Can Learn From Parents of Big Families

As the parents of four children under 12, we were already used to being outnumbered. Yet four kids still put us in the relatively normal category. On Nanno, an on-demand babysitting app that launched nationally in 2018, the number-of-kids screen maxes out at four.

“El amor no cuenta cromosomas”: el canto de un niño a su hermano pequeño con síndrome de Down

El pasado 30 de diciembre, Nicole Powell, una madre de Cabot, en Arkansas (EE.UU.), publicó en Facebook un vídeo que muestra el emotivo momento en el que su hijo mayor Rayce, de seis años, le canta a su hermano Tripp, un recién nacido con Síndrome de Down. El fragmento de la canción corresponde a «10.000 horas», de Justin Bieber y Dan+Shay. El niño se lo canta al bebé mientras lo sostiene en brazos.

How has parenting changed over the past 10 years?

At the beginning of this decade I was a married, working mother with three children under seven. Today, at 51, I’m a married, working mum with four children aged eight to 17. I wrote my first weekly parenting column in a national newspaper in 2009, so I’ve charted the changing parenting trends both as a curious observer and as an enthusiastic participant.