Category Archives: Parenting

If Your Little Girl Wears Crotchless Thongs, You Are A Bad Parent

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If I ever have a daughter, I know what she’s getting for her seventh birthday: a crotchless thong, of course! No, but seriously, a Colorado woman was shopping with her children at Kids N Teen in Greeley Mall when she spotted the unthinkable: a tiny thong featuring a split down the crotch. Erin French snapped a cell phone video and went to the media; the owner of Kids N Teen initially defended her choice of merchandise by saying that “25 percent of her merchandise is for teens.” (The crotchless thongs have since been removed.) I don’t know which is worse — the fact that crotchless thongs for little girls exist or the fact that the store owner even believes them to be suitable for 9th graders. What ever happened to kids being kids (and wearing underwear not blatantly intended for sex)? [9news.com via Jezebel]

20 Things That Make Pregnancy Terrible

Ah, pregnancy. It’s a beautiful time, isn’t it? The little life you have growing inside of you, the glow you get, the skinny jeans and generous glasses of pinot noir you have to eschew. Okay, so perhaps what I should have said is pregnancy is both a beautiful and frustrating/ugly/weird time. Don’t get me wrong, I feel incredibly grateful to be carrying a baby inside me — and a healthy one at that — but, I cannot tell a lie: There are some real pain-in-the-ass things about being knocked up.

Here are 20 things that really suck about being preggers. Read more…

Today’s Lady News: Photo Of Boy With Down Syndrome Who “Survived Roe Vs. Wade” Spreading Around Facebook

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  • A photograph of this adorable little boy is circling around Facebook. The boy has Down Syndrome and he’s holding a sign (written by someone who is not him) which reads: “I may not be perfect but I’m happy. I am God’s handiwork and I bear His image. I am blessed. I am the 10% of children born with Down Syndrome who survived Roe vs Wade.” (Roe vs. Wade was the 1973 Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized abortion.) Well, this makes me feel uncomfortable. There is no reason to doubt that this little boy is happy, loved, and cared for, and God bless him and his parents for the hardships they overcome on a daily basis. But perhaps it would have been more appropriate for his parents to have posed with a sign that said, “We love our son, who happens to have Down Syndrome” (for example), rather than use him as a prop? What do you think? [LifeNews.com] Keep reading »

The 7 Worst Ever Celebrity Dads

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I’m fully convinced that Michael Lohan’s headline-making domestic violence arrest yesterday was copied straight out of Mel Gibson’s playbook. Of course, Mel’s famed blowouts were uniquely terrible because some of them were directed towards the teenage son of ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Last month, Mel paid $100,000 to Oksana’s 14-year-old for the guarantee that he wouldn’t sue the once-respected actor for reportedly “terrorizing” him during altercations with his mother. That’s low, even for Mel Gibson. Additionally, his own toddler daughter with Grigorieva bore witness to a number of her father’s detonations.

It’s hard to top this sh**ty parenting, but surprise, surprise, more than a few celebs come come! After the jump, six more celebrities who I definitely wouldn’t want for a dad.

Terrible Women Encourage Two Young Girls To Fistfight

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That time your mom made you come home from the party by 11 and you were so pissed and thought she was the worst mother on Earth? Yeah, you should forgive her. At least your mom didn’t make you fistfight another kid in a parking lot. Alas, we cannot say the same for Nida Longoria, 28, and Veronica Zertuche, 26, of Florida. Keep reading »

Parents Arrested For Disciplining Daughter With A Medieval Duel

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Talk about old-fashioned parenting. Freemon Everett Seay and Julie Seay, from Washington State, were arrested for going Medieval on their 16-year-old daughter. When they found out she had gone to a party without their permission, she was beaten with a tree branch and forced to dress in armor and fight her stepfather with a wooden sword, duel-style, while her mother watched. Freemon and Julie may be Renaissance enthusiasts (like they’re literally part of a group that does Renaissance LARPing), but authorities do not endorse this antediluvian style of discipline.  In modern times, we call this child abuse. Good thing they don’t actually exist in Medieval times or else they’d be getting the guillotine. [MSNBC]

Carla Bruni Misses Smoking & Drinking While Pregnant

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“Quite frankly, I can’t stand it any more. I spend most of my time either sitting down or lying down. I can’t drink or smoke any more. I’m in a hurry to get it over with.”

— French First Lady Carla Bruni is so over this pregnancy thing. Glad to hear we’re not the only ones who think nine months sans booze sounds insane. Carla is passing the time with her feet up, reading 17th century French playwrights, and feeling “happy but fat.” Her bébé is due any day now — and so is her long overdue glass of vino. [Guardian UK]

What Do We Think Of “Pothead” Candy?

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Some things really get my goat when it comes to kids, like little girls wearing heavy makeup. (Cough, cough.) But pot leaf-shaped candy? Meh.

Parents around the country are reportedly upset with “pothead” lollipops and ring-pops, which are sour apple-flavored suckers in the shape of marijuana leaves. According to the Washington Post, the lollipops sell for about a dollar and the ringpops sell for about three for $1.50. But, in an egregious example of false advertising, “pothead” candy doesn’t contain any THC. Instead, the packaging just shows a stoner-looking dude flashing a peace sign and the word “Legalize.” So, you know, the kids think it’s the cat’s pajamas.

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Sexist Beliefs Are Passed Down From Mom, Study Finds

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Children learn more than just ABCs at their mother’s breast: a new study of 1,455 adolescents and their parents in Spain finds that mothers are the parent most likely to socialize traditional gender roles and therefore pass along sexist beliefs.

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How To Teach Boys To Be Feminists

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Recently, I wrote a blog post about teaching our girls to be feminists. But I also think boys should be taught what it is to be a feminist. A couple of years ago, I recall a conversation I had with my 13-year-old nephew who is quite intelligent and a bit beyond his years. He was saying that he and his friends had had a discussion about who had it easier, men or women. They decided that women did for various reasons. A huge conversation ensued, as you can imagine, with my nephew, his mother, his grandmother and grandfather, and me. I think decidedly, by the end of the talk, we might have changed his mind! But it was a great moment to have an intelligent discussion about gender and what it means to be male or female in today’s world.

There seems to be a lot more research being done lately about boys and gender stereotyping. Undoubtedly, we need boys who will grow up understanding and appreciating what it means to be female in our society as well as the world-at-large because they will benefit from that awareness and so will everyone else. There are plenty of adult men out there who support women’s rights and work equally as hard to continue to make sure that girls and minorities are at the forefront of the discourse about equal rights. The question is, are we raising boys who are sensitive to inequity, critical thinkers, and culturally aware? Keep reading »

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