Posts tagged "parents"

Lies Parents Tell

Our friends over at Lemondrop hipped us to a new study that says many parents lie to get their children to behave. For instance, parents tell their kids the police will arrest them for crying too much or that if they sit too close to the TV they’ll go blind. When I was younger, my…

Annika Harris / October 1, 2009

Mom’s Narcissism Could Be Ruining Your Love Life

I was raised in a household that revolved around my mother. She was a narcissist, someone who, according to Wendy Behary, director of the Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed is “often self-absorbed and preoccupied with a need to achieve the perfect image… / August 23, 2009

The Key To Your Waistline: Your Mother’s

Wondering who to blame for your battle with the scale? Your same-gender parent—in other words, your mom if you’re a chick and your dad if you’re a dude. A study has found that overweight mothers are ten times more likely to have obese daughters, and tubby fathers are six times more likely to have portly…

Nikki Dowling / July 13, 2009

Facebook Is No Place For Baby Diarrhea

Friends aren’t knocked up yet? Fret not. Soon enough, you’ll have Facebook status updates like “So Westley had 4 liquid poopy diapers in 20 minutes” to look forward to.

The hilarious Tumblr Shut The F**k Up, Parents collects the worst of the worst when it comes to new parents sharing TMI on social networking…

Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2009

What Did Your Father Inadvertently Teach You About Sex?

Over at the Sundance Channel’s SUNfiltered blog, Em & Lo offer up some truly original sex advice just in time for Father’s Day. It’s the sex advice your dad gave you — without meaning to. After the jump, a few of the best. Then add yours in the comments!

Susannah Breslin / June 19, 2009

Girls To The Left, Boys To The Right. Politically Speaking, Of Course.

Girls are sugar and spice and everything nice, and they may make you … liberal? A new study…

Blaire Briody / May 20, 2009

Why Parents Shouldn’t Facebook

For many of us, the rise in popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter means we’re rubbing elbows with family members more often than for Sunday night dinner. Maybe it’s not so strange when it’s a cousin or sister whose lives we’re getting a unique, new peek into, but when our moms and…

Wendy Atterberry / May 11, 2009

Handle It: Sleeping Arrangements At His Parents House

You’ve decided to spend the holiday at your boyfriend’s family’s house this year. But the big question remains: Where do you rest your pretty little head at night? Do you share a bed with your man or do you retreat to a lumpy couch and spend your nights in solitude?

Here are some…

Persia Ali / December 19, 2008

Five Signs Levi Johnston Might Not Be Ready For Parenthood

Levi Johnston has been laying low since his big appearance at the Republican National Convention, but, at last, he speaks! Levi had a chat with the Associated Press the other day while standing in his parents’ driveway, saying he isn’t being forced to marry Bristol Palin, and that he’s “looking forward to having him” –…

Catherine Strawn / October 14, 2008

Bad Names: How Can Parents Do This To Their Children?

Some people don’t like their names. They wish their parents had named them “Melissa” instead of “Margaret,” or that they had a better/more normal middle name, something like “Marie,” the most popular middle name in my seventh grade class. And then there are those who need to change their name in order to function normally…

Catherine Strawn / July 24, 2008

Love Vandal: Parents Need Love, Too

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send us a pic at

Catherine Strawn / June 3, 2008

So I’m Engaged: Meet The Parents

As I said in a previous column, I have anxiety about people having fun and getting along, not just at my wedding, but in life. I’m a little uptight, to say the least. I worry terribly about what people close to me think — though I don’t care too much what people who don’t know…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2008

Friday Quickies!

New moms need action too! [Tango]
Ugh, we are so ashamed to say we would totally watch a Heidi & Spencer Newlyweds. [Us Weekly]
268 Words On Why Men Are Dirty Boys. [Dame]
Talking s-e-x with the ‘rents. Do or Don’t? [Dear Sugar]
How compatible are you really? [Shine]
A giant eff you to public…

The Frisky / April 18, 2008

The Joys Of Being An Older Sister

Say you’re in high school. You and your boyfriend are hooking up on the couch after school. TRL is on the TV in the background. Your mom walks in. According to new game theory research, you’re more likely to be punished for risky sexual activity if you have little brothers or sisters. This is because…

Catherine Strawn / April 17, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Meeting Guys In Bars, Brazil’s Fertility Rate, And Arroused Men

Nineteen percent of women in a survey of 1,034 people over 21 said they met the last guy they dated in a bar. Nearly one in four women said they’d be embarrassed to tell their families they’re dating a guy they met in a bar. “He bought me a shot of tequila” isn’t their idea…

Catherine Strawn / April 17, 2008

The Frisky TV: Would You Rather Watch A Porn With Your Parents Or Starring Your Parents?

We sent out Frisky TV reporter Lori to ask men and women on the street a puzzling question — would you rather watch a dirty video with your mom and dad, or one starring mom and dad? Here are the dismayed responses.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 13, 2008
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