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Amazing Dad: Darryl Gibbs

Darryl Gibbs holds a photo of his daughter Cynthia, who died as a result of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Credit: The Cynthia Gibbs Foundation and Clear Channel
Amazing Dad: Darryl Gibbs, founder and CEO of The Cynthia Gibbs Foundation, a victims'...

How Your Son Could End Up on the Sex Offender List

Let's say your son turns 18. He gets a job at the local carnival, running the ride where the kids lie face down and spin around till they shriek with delight (or puke). Before each ride he has to buckle the kids in so they don't fly out. But then...

Court Rules Against Breast-Feeding Mom

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled against a nursing mom who was fired for pumping her breasts during an unauthorized break. LaNisa Allen was fired in August 2005 when she was caught pumping breast milk while she was on the clock at Totes/Isotoner,...

Wisconsin Lowers Hunting Age to 10

Would you let your 10-year-old go hunting? Credit: Photodisc
Wisconsin 10-year-olds can now legally carry guns -- at least into the woods. Previously, kids in Wisconsin had to be at least 12 years old to hunt with supervision and 14 to hunt...

Man Fathers 21 Kids With 11 Moms

Desmond Hatchett, a 29-year-old man from Knoxville, Tennessee, has father -- are you ready for this? -- 21 children. With 11 different women. None of whom he is married to. And you thought Jon and Kate Gosselin had a lot of kids. Oh, and he...

6th Grader Sues Dad Over Grounding - And Wins

Most kids complain bitterly when they are grounded. Some will sneak out, while others will settle for slamming doors and announcing that they hate the person making the rules. But sometimes, kids get creative when they're punished: A 6th grader in...

New Law May Eviscerate Libraries

What if you walked into your local public library and there were no books for kids? Or, worse yet, what if your children simply weren't allowed in the library? I don't know about you, but the public library was an integral part of my childhood. We're...

Dutch may force bad mothers to use contraception

It's not a bad idea, in an abstract, theoretical way. If you can't take care of the kids you have, you probably shouldn't oughta be having any more. It's even been tried, on a very limited and very optional basis, by offering incentives. The Dutch,...

Teens can't trick-or-treat in this Illinois town

A few weeks ago, Jennifer asked the question: How old is too old for trick-or-treating? Most of the commenters on that post thought that kids should be able to trick-or-treat as long as they want, even well into their high school years. But in...

Rhode Island to teach about dating violence

Three years ago, Lindsay Burke didn't know about abusive relationships and it cost her her life. She was killed by her boyfriend who was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. Lindsay Burke may not have recognized the signs...

Surrogate baby trapped in legal limbo

(Click the photo to see the 10 Dumbest Laws in America) For one thirteen-day-old baby, life is turning out to be no cake walk. A newborn brought into the world nearly two weeks ago by native Indian Priti Patel, who served as a surrogate mother, is...

Contraception is abortion says Bush administration

According to the definition of abortion contained in a new proposal -- "any of the various procedures -- including the prescription, dispensing and administration of any drug or the performance of any procedure or any other action -- that results in...

Farewell to Mylar

Shaped like trains, numbers, and stars and filled with helium, Mylar balloons have become a colorful staple at birthday parties in recent years. Unlike traditional latex balloons, Mylar balloons can last for several weeks before deflating. Latex...

Science gets the boot in Louisiana schools

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal -- surprisingly, a biology major in college -- has signed into law a bill that allows school boards in Louisiana to select materials to be used in science classes in order to critique scientific theories. The law is...

Don't french kiss kids in Virginia

I'm not sure what's more disturbing -- that french-kissing a ten-year-old was not a sex crime or that Virginia needed to pass a law to make it so. Whatever the case, legislators there passed a new law that would make it a misdemeanor for an adult to...

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