Published Work

A selection of Sharon’s published work:

New York Times

Emptying the Dishwasher Can Enrich Kids’ Mental Health

The More the Merrier, and the Messier

Redshirting Kindergarten-Age Kids Can Lead to Regrets

‘I Love to Watch You Play’ but Not Every Game

Beauty Tips for Girls, from Lego

A Mobile Umbilical Cord

Washington Post

How to Raise Capable Kids Without Feeling Like a Jerk

Forget the New Baby Gift. Do This Instead.

Do Kids Belong at Funerals?

The Kids Complained About Chores, So We Gave Them More

My Kids Have Too Much Stuff

Defining Motherhood

Dads Are Happier than Moms

My Kid Uses a Landline, Not a Cell Phone 

Raising Joyful Readers: It’s a Family Affair

Homework Is My Kid’s Job, Not Mine

Brain, Child Magazine

The Things We Keep

“Mommy, Will I Be OK?”

All Mom and No Fun

Your Teen Magazine

The Parenting Crisis Behind the College Fraud Scandal

Don’t Expect the Worst from Teens–Or You Just Might Get It

Help Teens Speak for Themselves

Let Your Teen Take the Lead with the Doctor

4 Lessons I Hope My Teen Will Learn

Real Simple

Intuitive Eating Is a Happier and Healthier Way to Eat: Here’s How to Begin

Woman’s Day

What It’s Really Like to Live with Seasonal Affective Disorder


So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real about Motherhood

A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City

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