childhood

First Graders Are Body Shaming Each Other, According To A New Depressing Study

As if tiny humans don’t have enough sensory overload to stress them out, a recent study shows that children body shame each other as early as first grade.

Bronwyn Isaac | May 31, 2016 - 7:45 pm

Check Your Vibes: So You’ve Got Abandonment Issues…

Girl, don’t we all?

Claire Hannum | August 24, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Check Your Vibes: 17 Ways To Feel Like A Kid Again (Without Bailing On Your Grown-Up Life)

 

When it comes to reconnecting with one’s inner child, there tend to be two narratives: “grow the hell up and get on with life like the rest…

Claire Hannum | July 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Can Your Childhood Predict Your Luck In Marriage?

We live in unprecedented times. If you’re married, you’re a minority. For the first time, there are more single than married people. Apparently, the entire country of Sweden has decided…

YourTango.com | November 29, 2013 - 1:30 pm

11 Toys That Scared The Crap Out Of Us As Kids

As far as I’m concerned, the ’80s toy Teddy Ruxpin was already a bit of a creepster. A strange combo man/bear with perpetually outstretched arms, Ruxpin was at turns needy…

Julie Gerstein | August 2, 2013 - 9:00 am

Hasbro Replaces That Boring Old Monopoly Iron With A Kitty Cat

I wasn’t really into Monopoly as a kid. There were just too many friggin’ rules (like, why can’t you just grab the money when it’s right there?), and if I…

Rachel Krause | February 6, 2013 - 1:40 pm

What Was The Worst Meal Your Parents Used To Make?

This is Dan Toombs, but you might know him as The Curry Guy, because every single night for the past year, he’s made his family dinner using curry. Chicken korma,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 15, 2012 - 10:00 am

The Soapbox: On “Helicopter Parents” And “Free Range Kids”

I grew up in the ‘80s on a tree-lined neighborhood that skirted the edge of New Haven, Connecticut. Nobody really traveled down my short street unless they lived there or…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 4, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Woman Who Singlehandedly Ruined Your Childhood, Revealed

Growing up in the ’90s, I was crazy about Lisa Frank. Stickers, notebooks, folders, pencils — I had all of the school accessories, and though I was impossibly chagrined at…

Rachel Krause | April 26, 2012 - 9:40 am

Jessica Biel Thinks She Was A Strange Child

“[The first movie I remember seeing was] ‘The Goonies.’ I never identified with girls, and the cast was all boys. Girls were nervous about going into caves; they were scaredy-cats—and…

Ami Angelowicz | March 14, 2012 - 9:40 am

20 Scarring Childhood Experience Every Woman Needs To Get Over

I spend an hour a week in therapy. When I’m not working through current traumas, like that woman who gave me the stink-eye at the grocery store, I am stuck…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2012 - 11:00 am

Quiz: Match The Frisky Staffer With The Screwed Up Childhood Game

One thing, we’ve discovered, that all of The Frisky ladies have in common is the fact that we played really bizarre games when we were children. I feel very strongly…

Ami Angelowicz | February 29, 2012 - 1:00 pm
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