Posts tagged "Parenting"

Mommie Dearest: The “Mommy” Problem

“Mommy!” Coming from anyone other than your child it can certainly sound sickeningly saccharine, diminutive, and even mocking. But at the moment, all things Mommy reign supreme. This past weekend,…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 11, 2014 - 1:30 pm

This Is Easily The Most Disturbing Toy Ever Created

Disclaimer: This story is all kinds of NOPE.

When Nicole Allen made her way into a local Dollar Store to buy a small surprise for her daughter, she…

Katie Oldenburg | November 11, 2014 - 1:00 pm

RIP Society: Woman Invents Motion-Sensing Mobile So Babies Can Post Selfies From Their Cribs

For those of you whose Facebook news feeds have become bombarded with photos of your friends’ babies, this is not good news for you. A design student in the Netherlands…

Katie Oldenburg | November 6, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Boy Going Blind Creates Bucket List Of Sights

Seeing tiny snails and examining chalk under a microscope might seem like small things, but to a Texas boy losing his eyesight they’re bucket list material—along with more standard big-ticket items…

Newser | November 5, 2014 - 11:45 am

Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy’ Is Still Hilarious

Aside from trick-or-treating, dressing up in costume and carving pumpkins, Jimmy Kimmel has created my favorite, newest Halloween tradition that I truly hope will last forever. The late night host…

Katie Oldenburg | November 4, 2014 - 11:50 am

Could Disney’s Next Princess Have Special Needs?

Many little kids, at one point or another, have wanted to be a Disney Princess. We grew up watching Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan and others teach us that it’s okay…

Katie Oldenburg | October 29, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: Shannon Drury Of The Radical Housewife On Motherhood, Modern Feminism & Reproductive Justice

The phrase “family values” tends to conjure up images old white dudes with traditional nuclear families imploring us to “think of the children” despite actively ignoring the plight of thousands…

Claire Hannum | October 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Newser | October 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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.

Avital Norman Nathman | October 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 14, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 13, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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.

Katie Oldenburg | October 6, 2014 - 12:35 pm

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…

Meghan Murphy | October 3, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 2, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 1, 2014 - 3:53 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 30, 2014 - 9:30 am

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…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 24, 2014 - 1:10 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 23, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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 —…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 16, 2014 - 11:00 am
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