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Should Teens Be Required to Have Parental Consent for Abortions?

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In Delaware, "Legislation introduced Tuesday in the House would require parental consent for minors under 18 to get an abortion," according to DelawareOnline.com.
The st...

Do You Pull Your Child Out of School for Family Vacations?

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Do you pull your child out of school for family vacations?
The Kansas City Star reports on a recent Travel Industry of America poll that found 16 million parents "let children miss school to gain travel experien...
Family vacations are great. But school is important. Do you let your child skip school for vacations?

Should Teen Sexting Be Decriminalized?

Sexting is a crime in most states. Credit: Corbis A teenager sending nude photos to another teenager is considered a sex crime in most states. Because of child pornography laws, a 15-year-old who stupidly sends a picture of their priva...

Are You Talking to Your Kids About the Earthquake in Japan?

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Some parents like to inform their offspring about current events, even those that are truly terrible, while others prefer not to mention such disasters.
When readers were asked if they were talking to t...

Do You Leave Your Kids in the Car When You Go Shopping?

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A South Carolina mom has been charged with "unlawful conduct toward a child." What did she do? Left three kids in a pick-up truck while she went shopping at Walmart, according to NBC's WCBD News.
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A South Carolina mom has been charged with "unlawful conduct toward a child" for leaving her kids in the car while she went shopping at Walmart.

Do Parents Kid Themselves About How Happy They Are to Have Children?

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According to a new study from Canada, "Parents may create rosy pictures of parental joy as a way to justify the huge investment that children require," UPI reports.
We all k...
We all know kids are great. But is it possible that we overcompensate for the fact that they are also incredibly expensive by going overboard saying how wonderful it is to be a parent?

Do You Want to Know What Justin Bieber Thinks About Abortion?

Justin Bieber attends the "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" premiere in London. Credit: Jon Furniss, WireImage Justin Bieber is speaking out. The massively popular teen idol offered his opinion about several topics in a Rolling Stone in...In a new Rolling Stone interview, Bieber says he's against abortion, even in cases of rape.

Would You Ever Use a Nanny Cam?

Some parents believe you can never be too careful. Credit: Getty Images You may have heard the story about Anneliese Brucato, the nanny from Plainview, NY who was caught giving antihistamines to a 4-month-old girl. She has been arreste...

Do You Celebrate Valentine's Day With Your Kids?

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In theory, Valentine's Day is a romantic holiday. One to be spent with significant others. Husband and wife, life partner, boyfriends, girlfriends, you know what we mean.
But what a...

How Important is Middle School?

Middle school is a pivotal time in a student's education, according to Laura Bush. Credit: Getty Images
Former First Lady Laura Bush's new education initiative is aimed squarely at the middle. Middle school, to be precise.
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Former first lady Laura Bush says middle school doesn't get enough attention.

Would You Want Your Child to Be Required to Learn Arabic in School?

Two Texas schools have scrapped their plans for mandatory Arabic classes. Credit: Joseph Barrak, AFP / Getty Images
Studying a foreign language is a good thing. As far as I know, students are required to take at least a couple of yea...
Two schools in Texas were about to make classes in Arabic language and culture mandatory, but the program is on hold after protests from parents.

Should Schools Be Teaching Creationism?

An apple for the teacher, or Eve? Credit: Getty Images Evolution. Creationism. Unlike chocolate and peanut butter, these are not typically thought of as two great tastes that taste great together. (You also don't eat them, but you know...Thirteen percent of bio teachers "explicitly advocate creationism," using "at least an hour of class time presenting it in a positive light."

How Do You Talk to Your Kids About the Situation in Egypt?

Protesters in Egypt are calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Credit: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images Even though the terrible events in Egypt appear to be moving towards some sort of resolution, it is still a major news st...Are your children interested in the Egypt situation?

Are Kids Today Meaner Than Ever Before?

The internet could be a factor in today's kids being meaner than in years past. Credit: Getty Images This topic was inspired by someone whom even the author of the original article refers to as a "family scientist" (think air-quotes), ...

Should Health Insurers Be Required to Offer Free Contraceptives?

It's unclear whether the health care bill includes free contraceptives. Credit: Getty Images The health care bill is a hot topic these days, and a story in The New York Times today says that the bill requires health insurers to cover "...When it comes to the health care bill, the question is whether or not "preventive health services" includes contraceptives and other family planning services for women.

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