Timeouts for Everyone

[Click here to get NYT Parenting in your inbox once a week.] There aren’t many topics in the parenting space where the research is clear, but spanking is one of them. In 2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirmed its position that spanking isn’t effective discipline, and physical punishment in general may lead to increased…

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‘Southern’ Is Not a Style

Image Morgan and Duquette Johnston with their son, Tennessee, at Club Duquette, their Birmingham, Ala., boutique.CreditWes Frazer for The New York Times There are two very distinct sides to contemporary Southern apparel. First, there are labels like the movie star Reese Witherspoon’s clothing line Draper James (which is, as its website tell us, “steeped in…

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