Dec 10, 2013 — For many children, the holidays are about presents and time off from school. But vacation often means spending time with grandparents, who have their own set of rules. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with a roundtable of parents about how to navigate tricky family situations.
Nov 19, 2013 — After more than three decades, China announced it will ease its one child policy. For more on how the change affects families and the economy, host Michel Martin speaks with writer Jiayang Fan, dad David Youtz and Howard University professor Meirong Liu.
Oct 29, 2013 — Each year, Halloween brings out the funny, scary and sometimes racist costumes. This year, a young man is getting criticized for wearing blackface to portray slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Our diverse panel of parents gives their take on when dress-up goes too far.
Oct 22, 2013 — Missouri teen Daisy Coleman says she was raped last year by a high school senior after she snuck out of her house. Tell Me More's parenting roundtable talks about the story and how to keep teenagers safe.
Oct 15, 2013 — A New York school has taken soccer balls, footballs — and maybe even the fun — out of recess. Officials say hard balls are a safety concern, but critics say they're being too cautious. Tell Me More's parenting roundtable weighs in.
Oct 7, 2013 — Many parents agree that spanking is bad for kids, but what about yelling? A new study suggests that might be even worse. For more, host Michel Martin is joined by parents Mari-Jane Williams, Jolene Ivey and Lester Spence.
Oct 1, 2013 — Six people were arrested recently after a teenage party got out of control in upstate New York. Hundreds of young people trashed a home, leaving a lot of parents wondering, what if that were my child? For more on teens and parties, host Michel Martin is joined by a roundtable of parents.
Sep 24, 2013 — High school athletes devote a lot of hours to practice and games. Parents and coaches say playing sports builds character and teamwork. But do sports take too much time away from the classroom? In a recent article for The Atlantic, writer Amanda Ripley makes the case against after-school sports. She joins host Michel Martin, along with parents Dani Tucker and Glenn Ivey.
Sep 17, 2013 — For Latino parents, choosing what language to speak at home isn't a simple choice. Neither is it easy to find the right way to talk to children about weight and other issues. Host Michel Martin speaks with a roundtable of parents to get their advice on how to handle tough conversations.
Sep 10, 2013 — The world of boys can often be mysterious, especially when they aren't too eager to share what's going on. Now a new book called Masterminds and Wingmen explores the way boys communicate. Host Michel Martin speaks with a roundtable of parents about the challenges of raising teenage boys.