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Opinion: Sorry, Jon - Kate Gosselin Is Not an Absentee Mom

Jon Gosselin is claiming his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, is an absentee parent because she's out working to support her family. Credit: Ray Tamarra, Getty Images
Jon Gosselin, formerly known as one-half of TLC's reality series "Jon and Kate Plus...

Celeb Parents Behaving Badly: Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler Twitter Attack

Travis Barker and Shana Moakler in happier days. Credit: Getty Images
Would you take parenting advice from gossip blogger Perez Hilton? Maybe Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and model Shanna Moakler should. Barker recently attacked the parenting...

Do You Gossip About Other People's Kids?

Moms are gossiping about other people's kids. Image: Julia Freeman-Woolpert/sxc.hu
Whether you participate in it or not, it's hard to avoid gossip. Reality TV, celebrity culture and gossip rags all promote this idea that it's okay to talk about...

Octomom Was A Stripper Called Angelina

In the news again! Click the image to see more of the Octomom saga. Photo by Getty Images.
Did you think Nadya "OctoMom" Suleman was out of our lives for good? Oh, ye of little faith. So what is it now? More plastic surgery? Another (gulp)...

Playground News - Girls are Less Active Than Boys

Visiting my daughter's kindergarten class at recess, it's hard to tell exactly who is playing with who. Boys and girls are everywhere, climbing, crawling, and chasing. But according a recent study, by age 10, boys are more likely to be the ones...

Angelina Jolie Controls the Press to Protect Her Family

We like to think that all the nice things we read about celebrities are true. We also, whether we admit it or not, like to read about the not-so-nice parts of their lives--such gossip, whether factual or not, makes us feel a little bit better...

Mean boys just as common as mean girls

Mean girls... they've earned quite a reputation. They're everywhere, first of all. You can't catch a TV show or movie aimed at tweens or teens without at least one mean girl in the bunch. While we expect boys to act out physically, it doesn't...

Brad Pitt wants more children

We've often had the conversation here at ParentDish about how many children is enough. The answer? Well, it depends on the family. Desire, money, space, time and energy requirements all make their case in the debate, and it ultimately comes down to...

Prom safety tips

Woah--is it prom season already? Again? Well, for those of you with children old enough to be fitted for tuxes or satin and tulle, I'm sure you're a little nervous about this whole prom thing. After all, you went to prom. You know what goes on. It...

Is Britney pregnant, or just completely insane?

Just to prove that she isn't the most unfit parent in the history of the universe, Britney Spears (allegedly) was looking into adopting a couple kids from China. And then, to make matters worse, rumor had it that she was pregnant. However, today the...

Paris Hilton: "I wanna have a baby too"

Doesn't it suck when your best friend is getting so much attention that no one has time for you anymore? Welcome to the world of Paris Hilton, who's on again, off again BFF, Nicole Richie, is very famously pregnant with her first baby -- and, for the...

K-Fed one of the "Most Influencial Men Under 45"

Remember when Kevin Federline married Britney Spears? He was a laughing stock, routinely mocked in the media for taking Brit's money, getting her pregnant, and partying like a rock star (instead of a back up dancer). But times have changed. Now...

The truth about gossip

I've been thinking about gossip a lot lately. Not about doing it, but about not doing it. I've never been one to start rumors or spread gossip about someone else, but I will admit that I have listened when others have. It doesn't make me feel very...

Britney wants K-Fed back, pestilences, famines, dogs and cats living together

Now this is what we've all been waiting for. After a nasty divorce, a custody battle, a shaved head and a rehab stint, Britney is thinking maybe she's been a little rash, and wants to reconsider her divorce to K-Fed. "I'm not divorcing you!" Spears...

Take the 'no complaining' challenge

Last week, I saw this article in my local paper about a pastor in Kansas City, Missouri who asked his flock to swear off complaining for three weeks. No criticizing, gossiping or use of sarcasm for 21 days. Since then, his no-complaining campaign has...

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