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Majority of Kids Surveyed Report Seeing Their Parents Drive Recklessly

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Your kids really do watch what you do all the time. Credit: Getty Images
Be careful when you're recklessly driving. Someone is watching you.
It's your kid. ...
Drive carefully. Your kids are watching you.

Nearly 25 Percent of Moms and Dads Say They Put 'Some Trust' in Celeb Parenting Advice

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In a survey, 24 percent of parents say they place "some trust" in information provided by celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy. Credit: Getty Images Looking for a little medical advice about your kid?...
Do you trust Jenny McCarthy when it comes to parenting advice?

Adult Adoptees Legislation Would Give Access to Original Birth Records

Proposed legislation in New Jersey could give adult adoptees direct access to their original birth certificates. Credit: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services If you're an adoptive parent, you probably grapple with...Adult adoptees would have access to their original birth records.

Parents, How Much Free Time Do You Have?

"Oh, Carol, I just love my 90 minutes to myself!" Credit: Getty Images
If there's one thing all parents can agree on, it's that we don't get a lot of time to ourselves. But how much time do you actually have?
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If there's one thing all parents can agree on, it's that we don't get a lot of time to ourselves. But how much time do you actually have?

Should Teachers Grade Parents?

As a parent, what kind of grade would you earn? Credit: Corbis
Everyone thinks that parents should be involved in their child's education. But should teachers give parents grades?
This story isn't as wacky as Texas cops giving...
Rep. Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland) "is sponsoring a bill that would require teachers to give parents in Florida a grade for how involved they are with their child's education."

Your Kids (Still) Don't Want to Be Facebook Friends

Do you think Mark Zuckerberg is friends with his parents on Facebook? Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP We know it eats at you that your kid won't accept your friend request on Facebook, but our sincere advice is to snap out of it and...We know it eats at you that your kid won't accept your friend request on Facebook, but our sincere advice is to snap out of it and get a life.

Marlo Thomas Talks About Her Dad Danny

He was an old-fashioned dad. For all the fame and money my father had earned, at his core he was a working-class guy, the middle son of a large family from Toledo, Ohio.
I've listened to many sad "dad tales" from some of my women friends...
Marlo Thomas spent much of her childhood watching her father hone his comic skills in front of an eager audience.

Report: Online Video Providers Not Protecting Kids

Some websites aren't doing enough to keep explicit content from children. Credit: Getty Images
NEW YORK (AP) - Mainstream online video destinations don't do enough to keep explicit content from kids, the Parents Television Council said in a...
Mainstream online video destinations don't do enough to keep explicit content from kids, according to the Parents Television Council.

Why Breast-Feeding Makes One Mom Squeamish

Not every mom loves breast-feeding. Credit: Getty Images
I nursed E for a year. Exclusively. Not a single drop of formula ever touched her lips; she was weaned to cow's milk after her first birthday. But -- and this isn't something you'll hear...
A second-time mom shares her doubts about the nursing she did the first time around.

High Number of Moms - and Dads - Experience Depression, Study Says

Fourteen out of every 100 moms will be depressed in their baby's first year. Credit: Getty Images
We didn't need a research study to tell us being a parent can be overwhelming at times, but we were surprised to learn just how many people suffer...

Baby Announcements: The Virtual Welcome

Celebrate your baby's arrival via a virtual announcement. Credit: Getty
Back when our mothers and grandmothers had children, baby announcements had to be written and addressed by hand. More modern parents had the option of printing their baby...

Cool Baby Gifts for Literary Parents

Start 'em reading young. Credit: Getty
If moms- and dads- to-be have bookshelves lined with classics, it's likely they'll impart their love for reading onto their children. But what cool baby gifts do you give the child of literary parents?...

Amazing Dad: Danny Evans

Danny Evans opened up about male depression in his book, "Rage Against the Mushugenah," in an effort to help men talk about the disease. Credit: Sharon Evans Amazing Dad: Danny Evans, 39, blogger, author and dad of two, who turned his...

Parents Spend 49 Minutes a Day With Their Kids, Survey Shows

Money can't buy you (family) love. Credit: Getty Images
How much time do you spend with your kids? If you're like the parents polled in a U.K. survey, probably about 49 minutes a day. Sixty-eight percent of the 3,000 parents surveyed cited...

How to Ditch the Diapers and Start Potty Training

If your children are well past diapers, you don't have children, or you feel the urge to shout "TMI!" at your computer screen on a regular basis, please, avert your eyes. This column may not be for you. If, however, you have a small diapered person...Potty training requires two things: readiness and commitment.

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