Is My Child About to Be Snatched?

When you suddenly notice your child is not by your side at the grocery, or the mall, or the sidewalk, do you immediately think, "Oh my God! Kidnapped!...Afraid of your kids going missing? Turn off the TV!

This 'Let's Move!' Ad Isn't Going to Get Kids Moving

Click here to watch how the families in our Healthy Families Challenge are staying fit! "Let's Move!" has an ad campaign running that should be ...Tricking kids into a minute of exercise isn't going to end childhood obesity.

Sure, Your 7-Year-Old Can Walk, But Why Not Carry Him?

If you thought carrying your baby for the first year or two was tough, I've got some bad news for you. It's the Piggyback Rider -- a newfangled, $80 c...If you thought carrying your baby for the first year or two was tough, I've got some bad news for you.

How Camp Changes Kids

Over the past few years, there's been talk of a new camp ailment: childsickness. It's not children getting sick, it's parents homesick for their kids....Camp is the ultimate field trip -- one that doesn't need Mom or Dad tagging along for the ride.

How to Cripple Your Kids: Treat Them Like They're Helpless

My friend Michelle's preschool daughter has autism. Every morning Michelle brings her into school, where the staff teaches the kids with special needs...Isn't it weird that nowadays a lot of people think that being a "good" parent means treating their little darlings as if they're handicapped?

Suicide-Proof Your Teen (as Much as You Can)

Okay, here's the terrible news: A 2009 study of New York City public high school students found one in 10 had attempted suicide, and 3.4 percent got s...It is time to have "The Talk" with our kids. No, not the talk about sex. The one about suicide.

Enough With the Breast-feeding Wars!

And we think men are obsessed with breasts? Geez, can we possibly call a time-out on the mom vs. mom breast-feeding wars? The latest skirmish erupt...You know what is truly optimal, when it comes to feeding your baby? Whatever works best for you.

Cops Ticket Mom for Letting Son, 14, Babysit His Pre-K Brother

Lovely. A mom in England was ticketed for "cruelty" for leaving her 14-year-old son in charge of his 3-year-old brother for half an hour while she wen...What, exactly, is so cruel about letting your teenage son act responsibly?

Reality TV, Here I Come (and Maybe You Can Join Me!)

Hey, parents! Do you ever find yourself over-worrying about creeps, kidnapping, germs, grades, flash cards, flashers, baby snatchers, sleepovers and/o...Do you need to stop freaking out and start enjoying parenting a little more? If so, you could be on Lenore Skenazy's new reality show!

Mom Behind Bars for Trying to Give Kids a Decent Education

A 40-year-old Ohio mom is heading to jail for trying to sneak her kids into a better school. Kelley Williams-Bolar pretended her two daughters li...She was found guilty of a felony and told that she can forget about finishing up her teaching degree.


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