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School Secretary Says She Was Fired for Speaking Spanish

A school employee in North Carolina claims she was fired because she continued to speak Spanish to Latino parents after a school administrator banned her from doing so. Ana Ligia Mateo was hired as a bilingual secretary at Devonshire Elementary ...

A Baby Can Have Three Biological Parents, Research Shows

As science continues to advance, our ideas and values related to pregnancy and parenthood continue to be challenged. Should we test for birth defects? Would you control the sex of your baby if you could? Does a surrogate mother have no rights to t...

Postpartum Depression Affects Dads, Too

According to a recent story by psychiatrist Dr. Richard Friedman in The New York Times, postpartum depression doesn't just affect new mothers -- fathers can suffer the devastation, too. Here are some of the most interesting points of the story. ...

The Art of Writing Santa Letters

'Tis the season when Cabin Fever begins receiving frantic phone calls from grandparents. "What do the kids want for gifts this year?" In fact, the unspoken question is: "What gifts do you want us to get the kids this year?" Or more specifically, "W...

Parenting Styles: Which One is Right for You?

There are three main parenting styles that most psychologists recommend. Authoritative parents who treat their children like mature adults. These parents give their kids choices and believe in letting them see the results of their decisions as a p...

Sexy Craigslist Ad Allegedly Posted by Social Worker as Revenge on 9-year-old

A Long Island social worker is facing charges after she allegedly posted a sexy Craigslist ad with the name and phone number of a 9-year-old girl who argued with the social worker's daughter at school. Margery Tannenbaum of Hauppauge, N.Y., i...

Parents Use Deception to Influence Kids

A new study shows that parents lie to their kids often. Credit: m-a-p, Flickr We tell our kids that lying is flat-out wrong, but a new study shows that parents aren't afraid to fib to their children in order to influence their behavior and em...

Parents Play Key Role In Preventing Smoking, Study Says

Parents can keep teens from smoking. Credit: Getty Images
Kids whose parents keep tabs on them and set strong limits are less likely to become habitual smokers, according to a new study. Of 270 teenagers studied, 58 percent of them had a da...

Parents Say Pornographic Candy Wrappers Are Not All That Sweet

A dad was disturbed by what he saw on his kids' candy wrapper. Credit: Europics / CEN
A British father got his knickers in a twist after seeing what he believes are pornographic images depicted on candy wrappers. Simon Simpkins of West York...

Twitter Follow Friday on ParentDish!

Love Twitter? So do we! It can be tough to keep tabs on all your favorite "Tweeters" from the "Twitterverse" -- but don't worry, we've got you covered! Here's our favorite parenting Tweets of the week. Follow ParentDish on Twitter to join the discus...

Are You Your Child's Role Model?

Should parents strive for perfection? Photo: sxc.hu
As a child, were you ever told "Do as I say, not as I do?" That little saying is intended to get parents off the hook for any less-than-perfect behavior and dissuade kids from mimicking said beh...

Teacher Gives Sex Tape to Students

Teacher begs students not to press play. Photo: sxc.hu
One teacher shared a memory of herself when she accidentally included a private sex scene on a DVD for the class. To commemorate the past school year and say goodbye to her fifth grade cl...

Have You Named a Guardian for Your Child?

Who would care for your child if you weren't here? Image: sxc.hu
It's a subject no parent wants to think about: Who would care for my child if something happened to me? It is painful to imagine your kids alone in the world without parents, but as...

Kids and Extracurriculars - When Do You Let Them Quit?

When kids are ready to quit, do you let them?. Photo: sxc.hu
Extracurricular activities are a child's way of trying out new things and figuring out what fits. Dance, at our house, is one activity that never changes -- the kids look forward to ...

Summer Reading - Should 'Part-Time Indian' be Banned?

Some Chicago parents think this book should be banned. Image: fallsapart.com
When I was 13, I spent my summer rereading V.C. Andrews books -- they weren't great literature, more like junk food for the brain, so to speak. So it always surprises m...

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