Posts tagged "kids"

4-Year-Old Girl Genius Inducted Into Mensa

Heidi Hankins has always been a smartypants: by age two she could read and count to 40, by age three she could add and subtract, and now, at age 4, she has been inducted into Mensa with an IQ of 159. To put that number into perspective, the average adult has an IQ of 100…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 16, 2012

Remixed Toy Ads Tell The Truth About Gendered Marketing

It's common knowledge that toys are marketed to boys and girls in hugely different--and often troubling--ways. Media literacy advocate and video artist Jonathan McIntosh has come up with a super effective way to illustrate those differences. It's called the Gendered Advertising Remixer, and the concept is simple: on one side of the scree…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 2, 2012

PS22 Chorus Sings Whitney Houston

We should have known that the kids from PS22 would create perhaps the most touching tribute to Whitney Houston. Last week, the kids taped this moving rendition of Houston's "Greatest Love of All," featuring incredible, goosebump-producing solos from Kahlil and Kiarah. We love these kids. And we also love that chorus instructor Mr. B finally…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 20, 2012

The Daily Ovulation: Zoe Shreds It On Guitar

Eight-year-old Zoe fronts the rock group The Mini-Band, and she also knows how to play tons of killer riffs on guitar. We're hoping she can team up with fellow 8-year-old, hardcore singer Juliet, for the ultimate kick ass, hard-rockin' duo. [Neatorama]…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 29, 2012

The Daily Ovulation: An 8-Year-Old Hardcore Fan

I grew up with one foot in the hardcore music scene. I say only one foot because the scene was largely dominated by aggressive dudes bent on expressing themselves through violence, pushing girls to the back to act as real, live "coathangers" (i.e. coatholders) for the boys. But that may all be changing if 8-year-old…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 19, 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

Channeling Chanel For Halloween

Hey! Nobody told me that Chanel purses were now coming with free children inside! What a scam. Seriously though, how miserable does this designer-dudded little girl look? [I Hate My Parents]…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 28, 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

Breaking News: Kids Think Planking Is Stupid

This week, the "Kids React" series tackles the fine art of planking. What is it? Why do people do it? Is it cool? Says one particularly incensed 7-year-old, "Stop. Stop planking. That's weird. And get a job or something!" After all, "Isn't [planking] for like, teens who just wanna do everything other teens wanna do?"…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 22, 2011

“Human Barbie” Mom Gives Boob Job Voucher For Her Daughter’s 7th Birthday

It figures a mother who made headlines when she taught her six-year-old daughter to pole dance would find another way to make the news: Sarah Burge of the UK gave her girl, Poppy, a voucher for breast implants on her 7th birthday. Burge, who is known as "the Human Barbie" for her slavish…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2011

UK May Ban Raunchy Music Videos On TV Before 9 PM

Raunchy music videos would be banned from television until after 9 p.m., if UK politicians listen to a parents' group that apparently did not appreciate Rihanna and Britney Spears' recent lingerie-clad pillow fight whilst singing high praises to S&M.
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2011

Are Men And Women Switching Roles In Relationships?

It may be time for us to stop complaining about how men are such commit-o-phobes and women are all gunning to get hitched and make babies. A new Match.com survey of more than 5,000 people, ages 21 to 65, of all races, sexual orientations, and socio-economic levels, found that more men are looking for attachment…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 7, 2011

Dr. Phil Tells Mom To Not Let Son Play With Barbies

Dr. Phil doesn't want your son to be "confused" — especially if "confused" means "gay." Not that one of America's most prominent psychological experts (thanks a lot, Oprah) comes right out and says being gay is bad. The gay and lesbian blog Queerty points us to DrPhil.com, where he kindly…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2011

The Daily Ovulation: I Hope My Daughter Speaks French And Has A Bob

Little kids are basically always adorable, but certain traits are bound to make any childless woman's uterus do cartwheels. For example, a child retelling a classic story, like Winnie-The-Pooh, with wide-eyed enthusiasm. Or a little girl with a perfectly "Amelie"-esque bob haircut. Or a wee voice speaking in perfect French. This little girl has all…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 18, 2011

One Columnist Argues That Marriage Is Still Important … To Kids

In this week's Boston Herald, op-ed columnist Jennifer C. Braceras suggests that while adults might think marriage is becoming unnecessary, kids definitely need the institution. She supports this idea with statistics from a recently published Pew Research Center study, conducted in coordination with Time magazine. Braceras highlights the study's (unsurprising) finding that single-parent…
By: Joanne Hinkel / December 2, 2010

Surprising News: An Only Child May Be A Happier Child

While growing up -- with one sister, a mother, and a father -- I’d sometimes fantasize about being part of a massive family. This was, no doubt, because my favorite TV reruns – like "The Brady Bunch" and "8 Is Enough" – made it look like all fun and giggles to have scads of sibling…
By: Joanne Hinkel / November 20, 2010

Today’s Lady News: May The Force Be With You, Katie!

A first grader named Katie was made fun of by the boys at her school for owning a "Star Wars" water bottle. Now there's a Twitter hashtag for #MayTheForceBeWithKatie and, one would hope, a squad of Storm Troopers showing up at those boys' front doors. (Thanks, commenter Vivster, for the heads-up!) [StarWars.com] "Real…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2010

Hip Kids: P.S. 22 Chorus Sings MGMT’s “Kids”

The famous P.S. 22 Chorus is back, this time covering the song "Kids" by hipster band MGMT. We love how this young team continues to pick the most surprising songs to sing! Check out how enthusiastically these little singers get into the indie beat. Although we're not really sure what's up with the fist…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 20, 2010
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