Posts tagged "children"

Schizophrenic Young Girl Jani Appears On “Dr. Phil”

You may remember Jani Schofield from a particularly haunting episode of "Oprah" a few years ago. Jani's parents noticed that something wasn't right with their daughter fairly early on, but couldn't have imagined that their she was schizophrenic. One of the youngest cases of schizophrenia ever recorded, Jani sees imaginary animals and people in vivid…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 26, 2012

Aila Wang Makes Other Street Style Stars Look Like Child’s Play

Spotted at New York Fashion Week: the inimitable Aila Wang, three-year-old niece of designer Alexander Wang and total future It girl. She's only three, but Aila has her uncle's trademark urban-chic on lock, not to mention a street style savvy that most aspiring fashionistas can only dream of. Nike kicks, black snakeskin, and a…
By: Rachel Krause / September 19, 2012

When Did Saying “Good Girl” Become So Bad?

Recently, I attended a dinner party. A couple brought their two-year-old girl with them. One never knows how a toddler and a fancy restaurant will go down, but the little girl held up through a four-hour dinner with panache -- coloring on her paper, eating her chicken strips and sweet potato fries without complaint, and generally being well…
By: The Stir / September 4, 2012

Daddy Has A Penis, Grandma Has A Pagina

The moment in a child's life when he or she learns about genitalia is a precious one, second only to the moment when they realize everybody poops. I know it is weird, but I can still remember when I learned that my older brother had a penis and I didn't.  This little girl Bailey just…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2012

Unbaby.me: The Facebook Baby Photo Exterminator

The worst is yet to come, but it has already begun: high school and college friends whose Facebook pages are 24/7 baby pics. Babies crying. Babies smiling. Babies staring blankly at the camera. Babies in silly hats. Babies in silly outfits. Babies and mommies and daddies and dogs and cats. Babies babies BABIES. My ovarie…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2012

Should Heidi Klum Get Her “Responsible Mom” Card Revoked For Letting Her Girls Wear Lipstick?

Growing up, I was never given any restrictions regarding whether or not I could wear makeup, or how much makeup I was allowed to wear. My parents, who are admittedly pretty laissez faire by most standards, are also the type to choose their battles, and what I put on my face was just not one…
By: Rachel Krause / July 25, 2012

Kickstarter Campaign To Raise Money For “Miss Zee” Coloring Book Depicting Black Girls

Designer Miss Gee of Louisville, Kentucky, is trying to raise $5,000 via Kickstarter for a line of coloring books for young black girls. Also a mama, she wanted to find coloring books for her daughter, Zee, and was unable to find ones that depicted characters that looked like her daughter. It's a worthy…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2012

Adorable 8-Year-Old Adorably Explains Why Being A Girl Rocks

I can't handle the cuteness: the eight-year-old daughter of a Reddit user penned this adorable answer to a writing prompt about why it's cool to be a girl. She says: We have veginas [vaginas]. We get jobs. We are creative. We have stuff that makes us preanet [pregnant]. We have milk in our bobes [boobs].
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2012

Tide Pods And Other Delish “Foods” We’ve Consumed As Kids!

Just in time for the 4th of July, the red, white, and blue Tide Laundry Detergent Pods have been causing major upchuck from the stomachs of little children in the last couple of months. Climbing from 200 in late May to 1,200 in recent weeks, poisoning reports have Poison Control Centers throughout the country blowing…
By: Daley Quinn / June 29, 2012

Judge Judy Thinks Parents Should Be Licensed To Have Children

National treasure Judge Judy hit up "The View" this morning. I barely recognized her when she's not screaming at someone! But as always, J.J. spits the truth. The ladies asked Judy what her thoughts were on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"' Brandi Glanville, who made headlines this week [second to last item] for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2012

Six-Year-Old Girl Arrested For Temper Tantrum

Six-year-old girl Salecia Johnson landed herself in the slammer recently after throwing a temper tantrum. Georgia police arrived at Creekside Elementary School where the kindergartener was accused of tearing items off the walls, throwing furniture and knocking down a bookshelf that "injured" the principal. When officials attempted to calm her, she "resisted," so cops handcuffed…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 23, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Little Girls & Their Pink Things Make For A Fascinating Photo Project

As if you needed further proof that toy companies are ruthless when it comes to marketing "girls" and "boys" toys in the basest way possible: "The Pink & blue Project," by photographer JeongMee Yoon, captures little girls and their pink — very pink — toys, dolls, shoes and clothes. [Flavorwire] Feminist activists Gloria Steinem,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 16, 2012

Today’s Lady News: 50 Percent Of Elementary School Teachers Hear Sexist Comments At School

Almost 50 percent of elementary school teachers surveyed by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) say they have heard sexist comments in their school. Nearly the same percentage of teachers surveyed said they heard the word "gay" frequently used in a negative way (such as "that's so gay"). We're talking about elementary school here,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2012

11 Annoyingly Gorgeous Celebrity Model Children

Normally, we associate Noel Gallagher with the band Oasis, and his neverending tumultuous relationship/feud with brother Liam. But it seems that Noel's also been busy raising a family. His daughter Anais -- with ex-wife Meg Matthews -- is now 11, has signed up with Select Model Management and had her first shoot with photographer Mario…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 13, 2012

Meet Ryan, 6-Year-Old Child Model With Down Syndrome

Hold onto your ovaries, ladies! This is Ryan. He's six years old, a child model for Nordstrom and Target, and living happily with Down syndrome. His mom writes that modeling is "an extreme confidence booster." Also, "He received so much warmth and caring from the Nordstrom crew that he thought they were there just for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 5, 2012

Girls Can Like Superheroes, Boys Can Like Pink Stuff

Let's do the Time Warp, yeaaaah! Amelia has gone back in time and unearthed a video of Baby Jessica Wakeman (real name: Riley), who is just as opinionated as she is in adult form. Riley is seen shopping in a toy store, with a man I presume is her father, when she goes off o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 25, 2011

Brunchables: For The Hipster Child’s Lunchbox

If it's making fun of hipsters, you know we are going to post it. Damn, I don't even know what a Dutch pancake or eggs Rothko is. [College Humor]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2011

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

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 childre…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2011

What Do We Think Of “Pothead” Candy?

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,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2011

Poll: Would You Ever Freeze Your Eggs?

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By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 26, 2011
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