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Op-Ed: We need clear, objective laws on when kids can be left unattended

When is it okay to leave your child unattended, either at home or in a public place like a park? A controversial arrest in South Carolina has raised issues of race, class, parenting, and child development.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Your teen has 78 friends they’ve never met. Here’s why

Well, if there’s one thing your trope-of-a-teen is, she’s social. And “social media,” that nondescript phrase we plaster on everything from Snapchat to Facebook, is a teen’s hive.
In the Media by Bob Hutchins

Dad abandons son after mistaken paternity test

A hospital in Italy has been ordered by local courts to pay €50,000 ($69,000 USD) after a 14-year-old boy's father abandoned him over a mistaken paternity test.
In the Media by Angela Atkinson

A conversation with Deborah Solomon, author of 'Baby Knows Best' Special

The RIE® method of parenting has become a hot topic in the world of child rearing. Deborah Carlisle Solomon, executive director of the organization, speaks frankly on the subject, clearing up some misconceptions along the way.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman

North American moms want M&M's to change their recipe

M&M’s candies contain petroleum-based, artificial dyes that can trigger hyperactivity in sensitive children. M&M's are made without most of those dyes in Europe and one mother wants to know why they are still being used in North America.

Op-Ed: 5 ways to make your Internet more kid-friendly

As a parent, your number-one concern is to keep your kids safe, whether they're romping out in the yard or they're playing online. There are many things that you can do to keep your child safe and secure while surfing the Web.
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus - 1 comment

'Marijuana Moms' say pot helps them be better parents

A group of Beverly Hills moms have taken parenting to a whole new level. The group nicknamed, "Marijuana Moms" say pot smoking helps them be better parents.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt - 6 comments

How BPA could ruin your chances of parenting from infertility

Brigham and Women's Hospital research suggests difficulty conceiving could be related to exposure to BPA, in findings published July 31, 2013 in the journal Human Reproduction.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 4 comments

Walking to school will boost brain development in children

Evidence is continuing to mount that walking and exercise will boost intelligence and improve learning skills in children.
In the Media by Jay McClung - 3 comments

Review: New product eSafely aims to make this summer an eSafe one Special

eSafely.com's browser based parental controls tool offers an elegant solution to fill the holes in online protection offered by typical parental controls. Keeps kids safer on Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Web Search.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Avigad

Growing up scared: Siblings can be bullies, too

Durham - A new study upturns what has long been conventional wisdom: that sibling bullying—the cruel, persistent one-sided torment from one sibling to another—is simply a rite of passage. In fact, the effects are the same as those bullied by a classmates.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Show 'Parenthood' becomes infomercial for Planned Parenthood

Hollywood television show "Parenthood" is pushing a Planned Parenthood abortion agenda. Selling a trip to the abortion clinic like going to the dentist and offering no moral argument, given the show's name sake.
In the Media by Christopher Wager

Diner refuses to tip, claims she is a 'single mom'

After a woman and her children enjoyed a pricey meal at a restaurant, she declines to leave a tip, but not because the service or food was bad. She wrote on the receipts she is a "single mom."
In the Media by Greta McClain - 18 comments

Liberal or conservative, study says parenting a factor

Parenting, according to a recent study, plays an instrumental role on a child's view of politics when they enter the stage of adulthood.
In the Media by Can Tran

France to ban words 'mother' and 'father' from official documents

As part of reforms to legalise gay marriage, the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ could disappear from the French Civil Code.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Intensive parenting — Worried moms and happy dads Special

Delhi - Kritika,11 and Tulika,15 are sisters studying in the same school. But their similarity ends there. In every other respect their characters are contrasting.
Digital Journal Report by Ajit Jha

Intensive parenting — Is it good for women's health?

Intensive parenting is spreading like fire from east to west and very few parents understand its downside possibilities.
In the Media by Jaffna Mohaideen - 1 comment

Time magazine cover features boy, 3, sucking on mother's nipple

Time went risque with its cover this week, displaying a photo of a mother allowing her three-year-old boy to suckle from her breast. The cover photo refers to the main article on extreme parenting titled "The Man Who Remade Motherhood."
In the Media by David Silverberg - 21 comments

Dad busts party-throwing teen with energy-monitoring app

Adelaide - One Australian teen did what many teens try to do when their parents are out of town, she threw a party. In spite of her Dad being over 500 miles away from their home in Adelaide, she was still busted, even before he got home.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

'Facebook Parenting' parody video goes viral

BarelyPolitical may be a little late in Internet timing with their parody of the viral video of the father who shot his daughter’s laptop over a Facebook post, but they are still racking up views on their version of the now famous YouTube video.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 2 comments

Parents outraged over 'scream room' in Connecticut school

Middletown - An investigation is being conducted after outraged parents in a Connecticut town complained how one elementary school was dealing with students who exhibit behavioral issues in class.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

Parents of genderless baby respond to storm of interest

Toronto - Two weeks after the Toronto Star first ran the story about the genderless baby and stirred a global deluge of support and criticism, the parents of four-month-old Storm have spoken out.
In the Media by Brian Bradley - 1 comment

New book 'Go the F@#k to sleep' expresses bedtime frustration

A recent study shows that parents lie about their superior parenting skills, but one father has decided to become completely honest. His new book "Go the F#@k to sleep" helps release the pressure felt during bedtime routine.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 4 comments

Postpartum also experienced by new dads, new study shows

Postpartum depression has always been linked to new mothers. A recent study conducted by a team of pediatricians at the University of Michigan has discovered that this affects new dads as well.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Child gets slapped, covering parental negligence Special

Peshawar - A four-year-old boy was slapped twice by a parent/guardian after the child tried to walk out unguarded on a dangerously busy road in University Town area in Peshawar. The elder had left the child alone and he hit the child to cover his own negligence.
Digital Journal Report by Ernest Dempsey - 3 comments

Controversial book claims Chinese parenting is superior

The book has only been out for a couple days and already it's a highly debated subject. The memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom," by Yale University professor Amy Chua, breaks down the differences between “Chinese” parenting and Western parenting.
In the Media by Chanah Rubenstein - 1 comment

Michigan mom sentenced to prison for having sex with teen son

Waterford - A mother from Waterford, Michigan will face at least nine years behind bars for having sex with her teen son, whom she earlier gave up for adoption. Aimee L. Sword says she can't understand why she wanted a romantic relationship with her son.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Readers furious over article against breastfeeding, 'fun bags'

Kathryn Blundell, a woman who works for the parenting magazine Mother & Baby, recently wrote an article in which she says breastfeeding is creepy. The article goes on to call breasts "fun bags" and a lot of people are unhappy about both statements.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 18 comments

South Korean Father's Internet Obsession Jailed Over Baby Neglect

By abandoning his newborn baby starved to death, a South Korean father was sentenced to jail Friday. The 42-year old taxi driver was sentenced to 2 years in prison. His wife was spared because she is pregnant.
In the Media by Edwin Manaois

Op-Ed: Kick a Ginger Day? Don't blame South Park, blame bad parenting

Kids behaving badly is not news except when so many behave badly doing the same thing and their malicious antics are splashed all over the news.
In the Media by Sandy Sand
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