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Ohio Mall Requires Chaperone for Teens

If you're going shopping in Springdale, Ohio, make sure you bring your identification with you. News station WCPO reports that security guards at Tri-County Mall outside Cincinnati will ask anyone who looks younger than 25 to present his or her...

Manilow Music to Scare Off Mall Teens

Barry Manilow is the latest weapon in the war on crime. The New Zealand city of Christchurch is fed up with unruly teens spreading trash, spraying graffiti, getting drunk and intimidating citizens at a local mall, so they're pulling out the big guns:...

Inauguration - No Strollers Allowed

Parents know that outings mean planning ahead, and the planners of Barack Obama's inauguration are counting on that fact. Though no one is explicitly saying "no kids allowed," restrictions on strollers, carriages, and backpacks will make it difficult...

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa School!

When I was a kid my Uncle Bob, who lived down the street, used to dress up like Santa Claus and visit our house Christmas Eve to deliver presents. He was pretty convincing, I must admit, in his Santa suit, beard and bag of presents (it was actually ...

Store refuses to let child go to the bathroom

It's a parental nightmare -- a kid who really has to go and no bathroom in sight. A reader of the Consumerist web site wrote about an experience she and her daughter had: "I explained she had diarrhea and couldn't hold it and told them she was about ...

Sexy books where teenagers shop

Marci Milfs was shocked! Shocked, I tell you! She went into an Urban Outfitters clothing store in Northwestern Washington State to buy some hip, trendy clothing for her teenage son when she spotted some books on a table in the store. In addition to s...

Shoppers miss missing girl

A Florida television station, in an attempt to help raise awareness of missing children, performed an experiment at a local shopping mall. The station posted signs with a picture of a missing girl by the entrance to the mall and then had the girl -- ...

Young girls getting highlights

It seems to be all the rage these days: talk of teens, and tweens, and their primping. When is it too soon? When is it too much? I remember getting my ears pierced at a relatively young age--I think I was in the second grade--but makeup? Well, even...

Lining up for Santa

The other day my husband asked me the strangest question. Barely had we let go of Halloween, let alone thought about that holiday near the end of December, when he sidled up to me and very quietly asked the quintessential question: Would we be taki...

Working it out at the mall

The other evening, we stopped by one of the local shopping malls where there is a play area the kids enjoy. We took off their shoes and socks and set them loose to burn off some excess energy. Less than five minutes later, however, Jared came running...

Jesus hangin' with his peeps at the mall

You know that song, Jesus Left Chicago? Well, apparently, after New Orleans, he went to Des Moines, Iowa, to see a movie and hang out at the mall. Reverend Steve McElroy of the Lamoni United Methodist Church thought it would be a good idea to have a ...

Could you stay jolly like the mall Santa?

When I see Santa Claus at the mall, I see a jolly fat guy in a red suit. I admit, I still think of him as "Santa" and not "some guy who has a job that involves little children peeing in his lap." But, that's the life for many Santas....crying kids, t...

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