No Racial Bias in Child Welfare System, Report Finds

Almost three times as many African Americans as whites live below the poverty line, and economic need plays a huge role in abuse. Credit: Corbis It has long been argued that systemwide racial bias is behind the reporting of double ...
Almost three times as many African Americans as whites live below the poverty line, and economic need plays a huge role in abuse.

Opinion: Verbal Abuse Leaves Wounds That Never Heal

Verbal abuse leaves scars, too. Illustration by Dori Hartley When I was little, "abuse" wasn't a commonly used word -- at least, not in the context in which it is used today. During the free-lovin' late '60s, and the hedonistic ea...Physical abuse leaves scars, whereas a venomous tongue has the ability to create wounds that never heal.

Mom in Hot Water After Admitting She Forced Son to Drink Hot Sauce on 'Dr. Phil'

Granted, the segment is called "Mommy Confessions," but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know it's probably not the smartest thing in the world to appear on "Dr. Phil" with a home video of yourself screaming and berating your kid as you f...
Mother who appeared on "Dr. Phil" now faces child abuse charges.

Adolescence a Bigger Battlefield Than Most Adults Know, Study Finds

Nearly 60 percent of teens reported abuse in a recent study, but less than half reported it. Credit: Getty If Archie comics were real, Archie would pound the snot out of Jughead just for wearing that stupid hat and Reggie would slip ...Most kids abuse, but adults generally don't know about it.

Mom Joins Cheering Crowd While Girls Fight Like Pit Bulls

Who needs pit bulls and roosters? All you really need is two young girls. Let them fight it out while a bunch of cheering and jeering spectators circle around and egg them on. Heck, even a proud mama will show up to root for her little girl. ...The first fule of fight club: Don't cheer on your child as she pummels another girl. This Florida mom now faces child abuse charges.

Child Allegedly Beaten for Not Doing His Homework Quickly Enough

Bianca Anderson is accused of beating her young son. Credit: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
A Cincinnati woman allegedly beat her 5-year-old son for not doing his homework quickly enough. According to WLWT, the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati,...
A Cincinnati woman allegedly beat her 5-year-old son for not doing his homework quickly enough.

Boy Scouts Refuse to Release Files on Child Molestors

The guy who lives down the street next to the playground is a pervert who likes to fondle young boys. You know it. You even investigated him to make absolutely sure. You compiled everything you learned -- and it's some pretty damning stuff -- in...Boy Scouts of America have responded to several complaints of pedophilia over the years and have created their own files for safety reasons. So why won't they hand over their findings to law enforcement?

Adults Aren't Taking Their Economic Woes Out on Kids, Report Shows

Despite the bad economy, child abuse rates are down. Credit: Getty Images
Grownups apparently are not taking their anger and frustration over the blankety-blank economy out on children. At least not in statistically significant numbers. S...

Are Parents of Obese Kids Abusive?

Could a heavy kid land you in the pokey? Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Think twice before you give your child that candy bar or cookie -- some are saying obese kids have abusive parents. Two extremely obese Georgia children who were...

Mom Forced Son to Kill Hamster as Punishment for Bad Grades

Sure, many parents can be strict about homework and grades, but one Georgia mom allegedly took discipline a step too far when she demanded that her son's pet be killed as punishment. Now she's facing some punishment of her own in the county jail. ...

Would You Bust a Bad Mother?

Liv Tyler stepped up to help a crying kid -- would you? Photo: Getty Images
Actress Live Tyler recently found herself in a situation that I'll bet many of you have been in as well: She witnessed a woman losing her temper with a child in public...

Twitter Post on Child Abuse Crosses Line

A blogger who goes by the name Thordora recently tweeted something rather alarming on Twitter, an online site where posters talk about what they're doing or thinking at any given moment in 140 characters or less. Thordora is mom to a 3-year-old daugh...

Girl Asks Santa to Make the Abuse Stop

When most kids write to Santa, they ask for things like baby dolls, Legos, or even a shiny new bike. But a nine-year-old girl in Texas had a much more important request. She asked Santa to please stop a male relative from touching her and her older s...

Man Arrested for Posting Baby Swinging Video

When I watched this video of a man swinging a baby in an alarming manner , I thought it was fake. Actually, I still think (and truly hope) it's not real. But shortly after I watched the original video, it was pulled from YouTube for violation of user...

Mom Brands Daughter a Wimp

These days, given that I'm married and have three kids, I try to keep my violent nature suppressed. Most of the time, I succeed pretty well, but every once in a while I come across a story that makes me want to dig out the electric carving knife and ...


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