A surprising number of people admit to sleeping with (and telling secrets to) a stuffed animal.
Microsoft is clearly attempting to be edgy and appeal to teens in their advertisements for the Kin. Their latest ad, however, is drawing criticism for encouraging young people to engage in risky behavior.
In what has got to be the cutest scientific experiment you’ll read about today, researchers at the University of Florida have found that when newborn babies are getting their daily 16 to 18 hours of shuteye, they are not as zoned out as they appear to be. In fact, under the right circumstances, they could actually be learning.
People may scoff at the idea that playing games on Nintendo’s Wii Fit might actually improve one’s health, but there are lots of believers out there. Websites are dedicated to discussing Wii workouts and Wii Fit success stories abound. But even if you don’t use your Wii Fit on a regular basis, just having one puts the possibility of exercise close at hand, right?
When a child commits a serious crime, should he or she be put in prison for life? According to the Supreme Court, that depends upon the crime
In a move that many claim is nothing short of an attempt to rewrite history, Texas School Board members have approved changes to that state’s K-12 social studies curriculum. The proposed changes are sweeping and have a decidedly conservative bent that has drawn criticism from those find the content to be historically inaccurate and dismissive of the contributions of minorities.
The teen years are tough on everyone. Shouldn't we cut our daughters some slack?
While some might insist that the proliferation of social networking sites, email and text messaging have allowed us all to have closer connections with more people than ever before, is it possible that just the opposite is true? Could all this technological interaction actually be turning our kids into a generation of anti-social creatures who someday might not even know how to have a real face-to-face relationship with another human being?
Everyone seems to agree: The food our kids eat at school is unhealthy and a major contributor to the rising rates of childhood obesity. But could bad school lunches also be threatening our national security?
It’s called unschooling and parents who subscribe to this unorthodox idea believe that by allowing their children the freedom to do as they please, they will find their passions and the learning will happen naturally. And if what they want to do involves watching television and playing video games all day, then so be it.
For many women, swimsuit shopping is a dreaded chore. But if buying a suit for yourself is bad, buying one for your young daughter can be worse.
There is no shortage of good reasons to discourage underage kids from drinking alcohol. Here's another one.
The next time a teacher in the Granite School District in Salt Lake City receives a Facebook friend request from a student, he or she might do well to click “Ignore.”
If your child participates in organized sports, there’s a good chance you’ve witnessed some bad behavior at a game. Not by the kids, of course. No, we are talking about the freak-outs, tantrums and abusive behavior of parents at kid’s sporting events.
Today, an updated study reveals not only how much money could be saved by breastfeeding, but how many lives as well.
When did you stop playing with dolls? Back in the day, my friends and I played with our Barbie dolls well into what is now called the tween years. Girls today? Not so much.
In her latest book, Elisabeth Badinter advances the theory that modern mothers have taken their sense of duty to the extreme and have essentially become slaves to their babies. Having fought the good fight for equal rights, she is disheartened to see feminism threatened by motherhood.
In what appears to be a deliberate attempt to fan the flames of the mommy wars, a psychologist has declared all working mothers to be child abusers.
Police in Wilson County, Tennessee say 3-year-old Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan learned to play shooting games on the family’s Wii game console using a controller that is designed to look like a real gun. This familiarity with fake guns, they say, led the little girl to picked up a loaded .380 caliber pistol her stepfather had left on the living room table.
What happens when kids get in the way of jury duty?