Reading to Your Kids is a Crime

Do you read your kids a story before bed? The National Children's Reading Foundation recommends that you spend twenty minutes each day reading out lou...

Empathy Comes From Mom and Dad

New research suggests that empathy -- that so-called "sensitivity chip" Jennifer Aniston famously said Brad Pitt is missing -- is at least partly cont...

Tennis Prodigy Not Old Enough for Kindergarten

It's no secret I don't care for organized sports, especially for kids. I believe they cause far too much stress, encourage an unhealthy emphasis on wi...

Teens Online Spend Hours on Porn and Dieting Sites

I guess teenagers really are the same everywhere. A new survey shows that the average teenager in the UK spends more than 80 hours a year looking at p...

Bad Grades Lead to Public Shame

15-year-old Trenton O'Neal's parents were unhappy with his report card, so they forced him to wear a sandwich board for hours at a busy intersection i...

Valentine's Day Best Gifts, Goodies and Games for Families

Valentine's Day is, for many people, a very special time. It can be difficult, however, when you have kids to keep that romantic feeling alive, especi...

Candy Land to Sweeten Movie Theatres

If you haven't had the pleasure of playing Candy Land with your kids, I suggest you run right out, pick up a copy and sit down for a game tonight. Esp...

The Baby That Just Won't Grow

At nine months old today, my son Ezra weighs 25 pounds and is 30 inches tall. He's a big kid, but not exceptionally so. Over in England, though, there...

Bathroom Cameras a Good Thing, Says School

Someone installs cameras in the school bathrooms, hoping to catch teenage girls involved in some "horseplay." Sounds like it's time to call the police...

DUI Not Enough - Mother Adds Grand Theft Auto

Teenagers often do, well, dumb things. I know I did my fair share. One thing I never did, however, was get behind the wheel of a car when I had been d...

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