For the varsity soccer players at one San Francisco school, their team is their family, and futbol might be their only ticket to college. Jordan Conn shadowed the team last fall, as they defended their title against a neighborhood rival.
Bill Girouard’s son Teddy introduces him to Barack Obama and teaches him enduring lessons of patience.
Colin Berry wonders whether building a soap box derby racer was his brother’s last best chance at escaping his fate.
Suzanne Rosenwasser works hard to keep her students from fighting and dropping out, but she can’t catch them all.
When you’re an addict, “It’s not that you don’t care. It’s that you don’t care enough.”
Starring resident bluesman Todd Mauldin and his son.
Andrew Cotto loses his son in a museum—and finds a new approach to being a good dad.
Renee Suzanne Cole will do whatever it takes to give her children the opportunities they deserve.
It can be tough to connect with your teen, but try one of these activities to ward off being the uncool parent.
Ralph Savarese’s son, DJ, will be the first nonspeaking person with autism to live in college dorms—and the first ever to attend a school as highly selective as Oberlin.
In the latest installment of “Believing in Boys,” Suzanne looks for new ways to engage her class. If only there were a standardized test for paper football.
Puberty is difficult enough. Imagine going through it when you’re nine
John Tuttle reflects on the challenges of keeping boys focused on future success.
Yashar Ali wants us to stop telling our children who they should be affectionate with.