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Chantal Kreviazuk: On Her Rock Star Marriage and Life With 3 Boys

Chantal Kreviazuk has a lot on the go. The Winnipeg-born singer/songwriter first burst onto the music scene in 1996 with her debut album "Under These Rocks and Stones," and has been delivering emotionally honest music ever since. In addition to...

Dad Calls Police When Child Refuses to Go to School

Would you call the cops to get your kid on the bus? Credit: kevindooley, Flickr
Getting on and off the school bus every day is routine for millions of students across the country. But on Jan. 11, when a 6-year-old in Monroe, Ohio, refused to...

First-Grade Teacher Cuts Off Student's Braid

Milwaukee first grader Lamya Cammon was told by her teacher to stop playing with her hair. When she kept doing it, the teacher cut off the 7-year-old's braid. The little girl told Milwaukee's News12 that the teacher, whose name was not...

Children Raised on Tough Love Are More Successful, Study Shows

How would you handle this situation? A British study says tough love is best. Credit: mattdm, Flickr
Are you too nice to your kids? A British think tank released a report that says children brought up on tough love are more successful. The...

How To Get Kids To Cooperate

This is an excerpt from Susan Stiffelman's new book, Parenting Without Power Struggles. Newsflash: Kids don't like to be bossed around! In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature has designed children to resist being told what to do outside of...

Authoritative Parenting Creates Warmth

Authoritative parenting is a style of child rearing that strives to create a close and nurturing relationship with children, while maintaining a firm set of rules and high expectations. Authoritative parents are high in control but also high in...

Spanking Lowers IQ, According to Study

Spanking lowers IQ points, a study found. Credit: cogdogblog, Flickr
Spanking children can cost them IQ points, according to a recent study by Murray A. Straus, a sociology professor at the University of New Hampshire. Straus found that children...

No United Front - How Bad?

Should you and your spouse at least appear to agree? Credit: mynameismarsha, Flickr
How many times have we heard how how important it is for parents to present a united front to the kids? But really: Must parents always agree? Or is it really...

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...

Empty Threats - How Bad?

Ah, empty threats. They're like chocolate ice cream in the morning. We know we shouldn't, but then it just... happens. The following How Bad? question is from a dad who says he has a "friend" with an empty threat problem... While *I* am perfect, I...

Family Board Games, Divorce and More - Links We Love

Keep kids busy on those rainy spring Saturdays with some family game time. Here are 15 favorite family board games. Guaranteed to be more fun than 10 games of Candyland in a row. -- LilSugar Whether you're worried about swine flu, the economy or...

Mom Says Get Out, Drives Off

How frustrated do you have to be to drive off and leave your children behind on a street corner? One mom found out. Madlyn Primoff, a 45-year-old partner in a Manhattan law firm, did what many parents -- myself included -- often threaten: she...

Lose Your Temper, Lose Your Kid

Every parent worries about being a good enough mom or dad, and we all make mistakes. But could a simple mistake be the reason our kids get taken away?
She was having a difficult morning and her eight-year-old son wasn't helping matters by...

Traffic School Is Elementary For Six-Year-Old

Getting kids to wear seat belts can be tough. One mom was struggling to keep her son belted in -- until a creative judge stepped in to help. At six years old, kids think they are invincible; specifically, they don't comprehend just how dangerous...

Bus Driver in Hot Water for Using Brake on Schoolkids

A Brattleboro, Vermont school school bus driver was arrested recently for using her brake pedal to discipline unruly students on her bus. The 38-year-old woman allegedly made sudden stops when she felt kids were getting out of hand, causing students...

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