Category Archives: Parenting

Survey: 38% of dads admit faking sleep to avoid feeding baby at night

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A recent survey released by Chicco USA last week (a manufacturer of baby bottles), says that both moms and dads fake that they are asleep to avoid getting up to feed their baby in the middle of the night, but dads do this much more often. The opinion survey was conducted among 1,060 U.S. parents of children 18-months […]

Study shows hyper-parenting can depress older children

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A new study has found that parents who are too involved in their college-aged children’s lives can make their children depressed. Holly Schiffrin, an associate professor of psychology and researcher from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, found that over-controlling parents can negatively affect their college-aged children by undermining their independence.  Schiffrin’s study, published […]

Mother potty trains nude twins in the middle of restaurant

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Patrons at the Thanksgiving Point Deli in Lehi, Utah, witnessed a very unusual scene during the lunch rush on Tuesday – a mother potty training her twin daughters right at their table in the middle of the restaurant. The two girls had their clothing pulled completely down and were perched naked on portable toddler toilets […]

Parents pose as 15-year-old on Facebook to show daughter her sex offender man is bad news

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Sedro-Wooley, Washington, parents pulled off an elaborate sting to prove to their daughter that her registered sex offender boyfriend, Liam Elms, was bad news. Jesper and Julie Myrfors said that when their 16-year-old daughter first introduced them to Elms he seemed charming.  Then, they found out that he was a registered sex offender and tried, […]

Father makes son wear sign on street to learn respect

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Father had boy wear sign after he failed to call home over the weekendIn an attempt to drive home an important message to his son, Kevin Burks had his son walk along a street with a sign saying “Homeless, Won’t Listen to Parents.” Over the weekend, Kenny, Burks’ 12-year-old son, was out and decided to […]

Teacher's graduation speech to students: You're not special

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A Boston-area English teacher gave a speech at a recent high school graduation that has many people talking. Wellesley High teacher David McCullough Jr. gave the graduating class an earful about their lack of specialness that targeted what it would appear he considered the failures of modern parenting. The speech began with thanking the class for allowing […]

Mother accused of letting 5-year-old use tanning bed

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Patricia Krencil has been arrested and charged with second-degree child endangerment after she allowed her 5-year-old daughter to use a tanning booth. “The pediatrician said that she’s got a little sunburn, but it was that only weekend we were out doing the gardening,” Krentcil, 44, said. The school nurse noticed that the child had a […]

8-year-old forced to wear sign, 'I like to steal and lie'

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Young Illinois girl made to wear sign at school as punishmentA couple in downstate Illinois have come under intense criticism after they made their 8-year-old daughter, Amiyah White, wear a sandwich board sign that read, “I like to steal from others and lie about it.” The young girl was forced to wear the side outside […]

Small kids missing out on outdoor playtime

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A new study published in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine shows that only half of children in the country are receiving regular daily outdoor activity. This may not come as a surprise to many working parents, who are often too busy and stressed to provide an adequate amount of outdoor physical activity for […]

Denver tween made to hold sign that reads 'I am a thief'

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12-year-old Jose Gonzalez gets handed down humiliating punishment after stealing from cousinSingle father, Joseph Gonzalez, is forcing his son, 12-year-old Jose Gonzalez to hold a sign that reads, “I am a thief.  I took money from a family member. Don’t give me money.” Mr. Gonzales had his son display the sign on a busy Denver […]

Student with poor grades wears sign

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Parents desperate to reach son failing in schoolSpring has sprung at schools throughout the country.  With spring upon us, school children are getting hyped up about spring break–and bracing for report cards. One Florida middle school student is spending his spring break wearing a sign as a punishment for poor grades. Michael Bell, Jr.’s parents […]

Mayim Bialik pens attachment parenting book

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With controversy over co-sleeping, Bialik will be sparking conversationsBlossom star Mayim Bialik has authored a new book that is sure to spawn parenting discussions. In Beyond the Sling, Bialik writes about the nontraditional attachment parenting method. Bialik uses this method to raise her children, Miles, 6, and Fred, 3. Attachment parenting endorses diaperless potty training, […]

Daughter of viral video laptop shooting dad, "He over-reacted"

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Tommy Jordan and his daugher Hannah Marie dish on dad’s brand of discipline on the Today ShowThe daughter of the man who shot up her laptop after she posted a rant on her Facebook page (about how unfairly she was treated by her parents), was on the Today show this morning to discuss her father’s […]

Celebrity parents on the “wacky baccy”

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Lost Without U singer and celebrity dad, Robin Thicke, recently made the news, after being caught by the New York police department, smoking marijuana in his Cadillac Escalade. The multitalented father-of-one was charged with drug possession after being spotted kicked back in his car enjoying some green. Thicke was completely cooperative with the police and […]

17-year-old on McNugget diet rushed to hospital

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The UK Mail is reporting that 17-year-old Stacey Irvine was recently rushed to the hospital for breathing problems. Doctors diagnosed her with massive vitamin deficiencies (anemia) and an inflamed tongue. They were shocked when Stacey reported that she has eaten little else besides chicken nuggets since the age of two. McDonald’s are her favorite, but […]

'Tiger mothers' have much to lose

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Bestselling author of ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’, Amy Chua, advocates a radical, stoic approach to parenting: Kids must undergo non-stop, punishing labor in order to excel; happiness can take a back-seat. Ms Chua claims her philosophy is quintessentially “Chinese”. (Some critics have even labelled it “Eastern” ) Now, a Michigan State University scholar […]

Teen Mom Leah Messer pregnant again

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Messer reported to be pregnant for second time, with quite a surprise for her fans.  From the onset of the second season of 16 and Pregnant, most of the controversial show’s loyal watchers knew that Leah Messer’s story would continue to be played out if a second season of Teen Mom were created. And it […]

Dangers of crying it out, lifetime of harm

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Study by professor Darcia Narvaez of Notre Dame says the method is akin to neglectIt seems that ‘Crying it Out’ is dangerous after all. The controversial method used by some parents to teach their children independence and self-soothing can actually cause long-term problems such as anxiety, relationship problems and damage to intellect, according to a study published by Psychology Today. “We […]

Irvine church discipline: Paul Kim charged with beating teen

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Police say one inch metal pole used for child discipline in church related beatingAn Irvine couple, who thought their teenage son might be smoking, gave a fellow church member permission to beat him, according to police. Paul Kim, 39 has been charged with a felony in relation to the incident. On Monday, the school reported that […]

Khloe Kardashian-Odom to try In-Vitro

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After two years of trying to conceive naturally, reports say the Odoms are turning to science for a babyThe entire Kardashian family has had an interesting year, from Kim’s 72-day marriage to Kourtney’s announcement at the beginning of December that she was expecting a little brother or sister for little Mason, but younger sister Khloe […]

It's Just a Plant: Children's book on Marijuana

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Hardcover version is likely to revive debateFrom the illustrator of the parody children’s book Go the Fuck to Sleep, comes the hardcover version of another controversial title, It’s Just a Plant: a children’s story of marijuana. While some reviewers have called the book “an outrage”, others feel the book is “a much, much better idea than it […]

3rd Grader taken from mom because he was too obese

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When officials in Cleveland decided a mother had not done enough to help her third grader,who weighed more than 200 pounds, to lose wight, they took the boy from her. The boy’s mother (who was not identified) said, “They are trying to make it seem like I am unfit, like I don’t love my child…It’s a lifestyle change and […]

Craigslist teen may have been threatened to silence

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The 16 year old charged in the Craigslist Killings may have been a victim of Rich Beasley as wellThe halls of Stow-Munroe Falls High School are no doubt abuzz with the news that classmate Brogan Rafferty is being accused of attempted murder, and the teen’s friends are speaking out. Brogan Rafferty, 16 has been charged with […]

Texas judge William Adams on paid leave over beating video

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The Texas judge is also under a restraining order from his 10-year old daughterThe Texas judge caught on video beating his teenage daughter has been placed on paid leave by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, pending further investigation. Judge William Adams agreed with the Commission’s order and waived the right to a hearing in the temporary […]

Parents starve baby, fear future obesity

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During hospital stay, doctors discover Wisconsin parents had starved their infant daughter.Appleton, Wis. parents Christopher and Mary Sultze found themselves charged with felony child neglect for allegedly intentionally keeping food from their infant daughter in an effort to keep her from becoming obese.   Each of the Sultzes was charged with one count of felony […]