Posts tagged "Parenting"

You May Be Liable For Your Kids’ Facebook Posts

Parents who don't already pay close attention to their kids' Facebook posts may want to start. Georgia's Court of Appeals says parents may be liable for their children's online activity after a couple didn't force their son to delete a defamatory Facebook profile, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to court documents, the boy…
By: Newser / October 25, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Moms & The Benefits Of Medical Marijuana For Sick Children

In their new documentary, "Weed The People," filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein profile the story of Sophie Ryan, who at seven months, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. After much research and investigation, Sophie's parents turned to medicinal cannabis oil, and the results were almost unbelieveable -- the treatment was shrinking Sophie'…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 24, 2014

Oh Thank Goodness, “The Talk” Is Getting Less Awkward For Both Parents And Children

I was glad that my mom and I had exactly the same feelings on having “The Talk”: neither of us wanted to do it, and we were glad that it was over so quickly. I was 11-ish or 12-ish, and my mom casually asked, “We haven’t had The Talk yet, have we?” And I said,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 16, 2014

Mommie Dearest: From Helicopters To Lawnmowers, With Free-Range In Between, What Kind Of Parent Will You Be?

Parenting can be overwhelming. Not the actual act of being a parent -- although that certainly has its challenges -- but the whole world of parenting philosophies. It seems like every other week we're bombarded with a new way to parent, each one promising even more chances of insuring your offspring's success. For a new…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 14, 2014

The Vatican Is Easing Up On The Vitriol About Gays Without Changing Church Doctrine

The Vatican is changing its tone in the way it talk about gay people, if not its actual attitude toward them. [The Daily Beast] A law against revenge porn with a sentence of up to two years in prison has been proposed in the UK. [Marie Claire] Even if two parents share domestic…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

8 Couples Who Should Be In Kate Middleton’s (And Prince William’s) Lamaze Class

I'd imagine Kate Middleton had to take some fancy pants lamaze class, complete with a midwife who tells her how to "breathe like a lady," before she had Prince George. Now that royal baby number two is on the way, the Dutchess probably has to do it all over again, cooped up in Kensington Palace…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 6, 2014

The Soapbox: Why Do We Assume “Having It All” Means Being A Wife And Mother?

"Can women have it all," has been asked hundreds of times over -- it seems as though the media never tires of the question. They tell us that, because many women are not in a position to manage a career and a family (or that, at very least, it is extremely difficult to balance the…
By: Meghan Murphy / October 3, 2014

Mommie Dearest: So-Called Overprotective Dads Are Doing Their Daughters No Favors

A tale as old as time. A so-called overprotective father writes an extreme list of demands for dating his (currently only 2-year-old) daughter, and it goes viral. Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell took to his public Facebook page to rant about all the things he'll do to any potential suitor that may take…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 2, 2014

White Mother Sues Sperm Bank After Giving Birth To Mixed Race Baby

According to the Chicago Tribune, Jennifer Cramblett, who is white, is suing Midwest Sperm Bank for “wrongful birth and breach of warranty" because, she alleges, the sperm bank gave her African-American sperm instead of the white sperm she requested and thus she gave birth to a mixed race baby. Citing the "emotional…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 1, 2014

Exercise Could Be An Important Treatment for ADHD

The journal Pediatrics published research today that suggests -- pretty strongly -- that physical activity is important for kids who have ADHD because it increases executive control and inhibition, much in the way that ADHD medications do. Exercise: Possibly the best thing for all mental health? No word as to how it affect…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 30, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Your Kids Need To Know About Consent Long Before They Head To College

Talking about sexual assault is never an easy thing. But as a parent, it's crucial to find ways to talk to your children about it. Lately, there's been a lot of attention focused on campus rape and sexual assault, and with good reason. Many colleges have been called out (and even sued) for…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 24, 2014

Please, Please, Please Do Not Get A Weight Loss App For Your Kids

Oh, great, there’s a new weight loss app for kids. That’s awesome. I know I would’ve loved that when I was a kid. You know what was the best thing about my childhood? Everything that didn’t have to do with being hyper-aware of my weight and what food I was or wasn’t…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 23, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Adrian Peterson, Discipline & Child Abuse

Growing up, I was occasionally threatened with "the belt," or asked if I wanted a "patch on my tuchus" whenever I behaved extra naughty. But that's all they were — threats. Instead, my parents sent me to my room, took away prized privileges, or assigned me extra chores. Now, with my own son, there aren't…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 16, 2014

Apparently, The “Apparently Kid” Went On “Ellen”

Nothing brings joy to our hearts and barren wombs like "Apparently Kid"! And his appearance on "Ellen" yesterday did not disappoint. Noah Ritter — the five-year-old boy whose interview with a local newscaster went viral for his strong opinions about carnival rides and adorable overuse of the word "apparently" — took some time…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Breastfeeding In Bars

Sometimes it feels like moms who breastfeed in public can’t catch a break. Or, in the case of a Virginia mother, a few sips of beer. A woman identified as “Crystal” was thrown out of Big Woody’s Bar and Grill for drinking a beer while she nursed her baby. Crystal says she…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 11, 2014

Baby’s Projectile Poop Makes Newborn Portrait The Best Ever

Al Ferguson, the proud new father of a baby boy, is ready for whatever parenthood throws at him— or in this case, whatever bodily fluids spew at him. While cradling naked baby Ted for a newborn portrait session with photographer Christy Grant, Al was in for quite the messy surprise. "As I felt his stomach…
By: Katie Oldenburg / September 5, 2014

This Mom Dressed Her Sons Like Celebrities And It’s Everything

Is your day feeling particularly slow and sleepy? Get ready for all that to change, with these adorable baby pictures that will have your ovaries squee-ing. What could be better than smoking hot male models posing for your pleasure? Well, these nuggets definitely compete. Their mom started photographing them after a friend showed her pictures of “fashio…
By: College Candy / August 31, 2014

Mommie Dearest: 4 Reasons I’m Glad I Brought My Kid To Provincetown’s Carnival This Year

It was only by happy accident that I scheduled our yearly family vacation to the outer Cape to coincide with Provincetown, Massachusett’s annual Carnival. For the uninitiated, Provincetown — or PTown, as its called — is a sweet little seaside village on the tip of Cape Cod, known for being the first place…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / August 29, 2014

63 Things I Will Teach My Daughters About Sex

I don’t plan on having kids but I often imagine what I would be like if I were a mother. I imagine all the things I would have to teach my kids to put them on the path of being a good person. Then I imagine how they still may not turn out as I…
By: College Candy / August 27, 2014

Anthropologie Told Nursing Mom To Feed Her Kid In The Toilet

Breastfeeding moms held a "nurse-in" at Anthropologie after a woman shopping in a Los Angeles store was escorted by a manager to the bathroom to continue feeding her kid. Might I remind you that breastfeeding in public is legal in California? And that no one should have to hang out in the toilet any longer…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014
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