About Us

At Parents, our mission is simple—to provide you with trustworthy advice and a supportive community as you raise the next generation of confident and compassionate kids. 

Parenthood is rewarding, but we all know it's not always easy—and it definitely comes with a lot of questions. Since 1926, Parents has been committed to supporting caregivers through every step of the parenting journey—from those big life decisions to the memory-making moments.

Our team of editors, writers, and experts have seen it all and many of us are parents, too. We recognize that parenthood is constantly evolving. That's why it's important that we continue to be your source for information that is always up-to-date, accurate, and practical. Our goal is to lighten your load and, whenever possible, give you a reason to laugh.

At Parents, you'll find real-talk on pregnancy and childhood milestones, judgment-free advice that empowers and supports you at every stage of the journey, and important conversations on mental health, family dynamics, and what it means to be a parent in these challenging times.

It's no wonder our community of 9 million caregivers a month comes to us for our comprehensive, inclusive, and honest parenting content. You can rely on Parents to give you the knowledge you need to make the best decisions for your family.

Expert Review Board

The Parents Expert Review Board is made up of a diverse group of recognized experts with up-to-date credentials and certifications, a science-backed view of health and parenting topics, and a passion for sharing accurate information.

With their help, the Parents editorial team can make sure the very best, unbiased parenting information gets into the hands of millions of users and helps create impactful, positive change.

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Editorial Guidelines

We work hard to provide accurate, reliable, credible, engaging, and balanced parenting information to our readers. Our team of experienced editors works with well-established and award-winning parenting journalists to create the content you read on Parents.

To ensure our content is as trustworthy as possible, we rely on science-backed research, use primary sources, and feature leading experts as sources in our articles—including top-tier pediatricians, child psychologists, OB-GYNs, labor and delivery nurses, doulas, lactation consultants, sleep specialists, and more.

At Parents, we aspire to provide the highest quality content produced by humans, for humans. It is against our guidelines to publish automatically generated content using AI (artificial intelligence) writing tools such as ChatGPT.

We also uphold the Dotdash Meredith Content Integrity Promise.

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Core Values

The values we share at Parents inspire the content we create and reflect our commitment to caregivers from all walks of life. They are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Empathy: We see, hear, and understand you and constantly reflect on ways to do better by everyone who comes to us.
  • Inclusivity: We value diverse voices, experiences, and perspectives, and appreciate our differences as well as the common threads that unite us.
  • Connection: We believe in the power of community to uplift in tough times, find the funny during the in-between times, and band together to create positive change. 
  • Honesty : We recognize the magical and messy parts of parenting, taking a non-judgmental approach to everything we do. 
  • Guidance: We deliver expert-vetted advice and real-world solutions that are easy to understand, lighten your load, and make you feel supported as you make the best decisions for your family with more assurance and less stress.
  • Kindness: We stand up for kindness and compassion in a world that can often feel divided.
  • Dependability: We continue to evolve since our launch in 1926, making sure to stay ahead of the shifting parenting landscape as we build on the trust you have always shown us.

Community Guidelines

Parents is committed to creating inclusive and safe spaces across our social media platforms. Our team of experienced writers and editors, the families we showcase in our content, and the readers who rely on us for information and advice all deserve and expect quality interactions while discussing topics that touch our lives as parents. 

We established community guidelines to make sure all conversations on our social media accounts remain respectful and accurate and uphold our brand’s core values.

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Diverse Voices and Experiences

At Parents, we strive to be inclusive of all parents and family experiences, acknowledging gender, class, race, and ethnicity. We work with a widely diverse group of writers, editors, and expert sources and continually update our style guide and content to include more inclusive language and remove outdated gender references or assumptions about caregivers.

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Meet Our Team

Rachel Berman

Rachel Berman, RD

SVP and Group General Manager

Rachel Berman, RD, is SVP and Group General Manager, Family and Wellness at Dotdash Meredith, a registered dietitian, and published author. She has been with Dotdash Meredith for 10+ years and oversees the content and business strategies for Verywell Mind, Verywell Family, Parents, and Verywell Fit. Rachel has a 3-year-old son.

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Emily Rose

Emily Rose

VP & General Manager

Emily Rose is the VP & General Manager of Parents, where she leads the editorial and business strategies for the brand. She has been with Dotdash Meredith for 10 years and previously managed the editorial teams at Verywell Mind, Verywell Family, and Verywell Fit. She is a winner of the 2021 PM360 ELITE 100 Leaders of the Future award. Emily lives in Jersey City, NJ and has a 1-year-old daughter.

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Grace Bastidas

Grace Bastidas

Editor-in-Chief

Grace Bastidas is the Editor-in-Chief of Parents. A bilingual New Yorker raising two daughters, she also hosts the podcast That New Mom Life. Before her current role, she was the founding editor and content director of Parents Latina, a multicultural brand reaching moms and dads across the country. She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and New York, and has always been passionate about giving voice to underrepresented communities. Grace is proud to serve as an ambassador for the Good+ Foundation, a nonprofit working to break the cycle of family poverty.

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Amelia Edelman

Amelia Edelman

Senior Editorial Director

Amelia Edelman is the Senior Editorial Director of Parents and Verywell Family. She was formerly Assistant General Manager at Verywell Family and prior to that built and launched Meredith's first cross-brand content desk across sites such as Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, and Health. She has also held editorial leadership positions at Refinery29 and SheKnows, where she created the Mom Voyage series of city guides. Amelia was born in NYC and moved to East Nashville in 2016. She specializes in covering family travel, queer parenting, and co-parenting as well as diversity and equity initiatives. Her two children are 6.5 years apart and she insists this is the perfect age gap.

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Kaity Velez, Senior Editor, Parents Latina

Kaity Velez

Associate Editorial Director: Special Projects

Kaity Velez is Associate Editorial Director of Special Projects at Parents. She was previously the Senior Editor of Parents Latina. A Brooklyn born Latinx mom of two kids, she is dedicated to creating a better experience for parents by creating meaningful content and building community. She's passionate about diversity and equity and cares deeply about the social emotional wellness of the generations we're raising.

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Sugey Palomares

Sugey Palomares

Senior Social Media Editor

Sugey Palomares is a senior social media lead and writer specializing in lifestyle and parenting content. She was formally the Audience Engagement Editor at What To Expect and the Social Media Manager at Family Circle and Parents Latina magazine, where she executed social media strategy and contributed original digital stories. Sugey has a strong passion for storytelling and amplifying brand awareness. She is a proud mom of two.

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Celeste Little, Senior Editor, Kindred

Celeste Little

Senior Editor: Kindred & Brand-Building

Celeste Little has been a journalist since 2011, working in every facet of media, from television to newspapers and digital media. She has expertly reported, written, edited, and commissioned stories about diverse subjects for outlets like Man Repeller, HelloGiggles, Clever, and InStyle. Celeste prizes storytelling that highlights untold perspectives and promotes equality, as both a writer and an editor. 

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Sona Charaipotra, Senior Editor, Trends & Features

Sona Charaipotra

Senior Editor: News & Brand-Building

Sona Charaipotra joined the Parents team as the Senior Editor of Trends & Features in 2021 and is now Senior Editor of News & Brand-Building. Previously, she held editorial roles at The Bump, What to Expect, Barnes & Noble, and People, and she's written for publications from the New York Times to TeenVogue. Sona is also the author of the YA books Symptoms of a Heartbreak and How Maya Got Fierce, and co-author of Rumor Game and Tiny Pretty Things, now a Netflix original series. Sona lives in New York City with her writer husband and two superhero kids. When she's not on deadline (or even when she is!), find her on the web talking about books, Bollywood movies, and chai.

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Nicole Harris, SEO Editor

Nicole Harris

Senior Editor: Evergreen & Growth

Nicole Harris is the Senior Editor at Parents. She joined the team in 2018 as a Staff Writer and was promoted to SEO Editor in 2021 and Senior Editor in 2023. She now covers everything from children's health to parenting trends. Nicole's writing has appeared in Martha Stewart Weddings, Good Housekeeping, The Knot, BobVila.com, and other publications. A graduate of Syracuse University, Nicole currently lives in New Jersey with her husband.

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Sari Hitchins

News Editor

Sari has 20+ years of experience as a TV News Producer for MSNBC, News 12, and CBS3 in Philadelphia. She moved to digital journalism in 2022 as the News Editor for Verywell Family.

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Moyna John, social media editor of Kindred

Moyna John

Social Media Editor

Moyna John is the Social Media Editor at Kindred by Parents. She's also a chronic illness advocate focusing on representation within the multiple sclerosis community. She started her social media ventures by sharing her chronic illness story on Instagram. At its height, Life with Moyna reached over 200,000 people weekly. Moyna's parenting and health pieces have been published on numerous websites, including Healthline, Health, and other multiple sclerosis organizations.

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Anna Halkidis, Features Editor

Anna Halkidis

Editor: Evergreen & Growth

Anna Halkidis is an Editor of Evergreen & Growt at Parents. She's a native New Yorker and proud aunt of a niece and nephew.

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De Elizabeth

Editor: Evergreen & Growth

De is an Editor of Evergreen & Growth at Parents and is an experienced journalist, reporter, and author. Her journalism work specializes in pop culture, mental health, parenting, wellness, LGBTQ+ issues, and politics. As an editor at Parents, she hopes to merge her passion for creating engaging and inclusive digital content with the desire to support parents at every step of their journey.

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Kimberly Zapata

Kimberly Zapata

Associate Editor: Evergreen & Growth

Kimberly Zapata is the Associate Editor, Evergreen & Growth, at Parents. Her parenting, health, and wellness work has been published on numerous websites, including Health, Healthline, Parade, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Oprah, The Mighty, Mic, and Vice. She is also the founder and creator of Greater Than: Illness, an organization dedicated to empowering teens and young adults struggling with mental illness. And when she is not writing—or working—she is caring for her two children, aged 9 and 3.

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Jasmine Purdie

Jasmine Purdie

Senior Visuals Editor

Jasmine Purdie is the Visuals Editor, overseeing the visual asset creation at Kindred by Parents. Before joining the Kindred team she helped create visuals for HelloGiggles, AARP, and Bustle. Her favorite place to be is behind a camera but she also loves spending time with her nieces and nephews, making art, and watching reruns of her favorite sitcoms.

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About Dotdash Meredith

Parents is part of Dotdash Meredith, the largest digital and print publisher in America. Dotdash Meredith is an operating business of IAC. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith's over 50 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, Southern Living, and more.

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Our Policies

Terms Of Use

Parents.com and its affiliated sites (collectively, the "Site") are Dotdash Meredith brands, owned and operated by About, Inc. and its affiliates ("Parents," the "Company," "we," or "us"). Access to and use of the Site is subject to terms and conditions of use ("Terms of Use").

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Privacy Policy

We take online privacy seriously and we respect the concerns of our community of users. We may collect information, including personal data, directly from you if you choose to provide that information. When you access the Site, we and our third-party partners may automatically collect certain information about your visit using tools such as cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. We may use the information gathered on Parents.com for various purposes, including responding to an email inquiry, and to serve advertising content and offers to you based on your interests and online activities.

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Advertising Policy

Parents accepts advertising on its site but maintains a strict and clear separation between advertising and editorial content. We pay special attention to featuring advertising in a way that will not interfere with your reading experience.

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We want to hear from you! If you have a comment, suggestion, or correction to share, feel free to contact us at contact@parents.com.

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