The day Sophie got her period, there were phone calls and high-fives all around. Sophie was psyched. But her mom, author Amy Silverman, felt torn. What does it mean to have daughter with a grown-up body, and a mind that doesn’t quite match?
What’s the best way for white parents to talk to their kids about race? We called in Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, who studies children’s racial attitudes, to help us out—and to answer questions about cringeworthy moments with your own kids.
For most of his life, comedian W. Kamau Bell assumed his single mom never had sex after she made him. Today, he gets the real story. In this update, we ask Kamau what it’s like to have a public sex talk with your mom.