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Should Texas Cops Be Giving Tickets to 6-Year-Olds?

Watch it, kindergartner. Credit: Corbis This may sound like a ridiculous question, but according to a report on Yahoo! News, Texas cops are indeed giving tickets to 6-year-olds. What crimes are being committed in kindergarten? ...According to Yahoo! News, "1,000 tickets to elementary school children in 10 school districts" over a period of six years.

Dad Calls Police When Child Refuses to Go to School

Would you call the cops to get your kid on the bus? Credit: kevindooley, Flickr
Getting on and off the school bus every day is routine for millions of students across the country. But on Jan. 11, when a 6-year-old in Monroe, Ohio, refused to...

Police Replace Teddy Bears With Books

A new federal law has police departments re-thinking the toys they hand out to kids. Credit: Jek In The Box, Flickr
A law designed to protect kids from harmful chemicals means that some police officers are no longer handing out...

To Bail or Not to Bail

Tough love. Could you do it? Photo: Jason Clapp/Flickr
It's probably second on the list of phone calls a parent hopes to never receive: The police telling you that your child has been arrested. Whatever they've done, it must be pretty bad and...

Worst Babysitter Ever?

They've never found Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster? I don't think so. But The Worst Babysitter In The History of Babysitting? Yep. I think this is her. Let's look at the facts. Brandy Albright was babysitting a 2 year old boy in Port St....

Letting Kids Roam Alone - Would You?

Kids are wandering around their neighborhood on their own. Everybody panic! Lenore Skenazy, author of the book Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts With Worry, recently shared the tale of an independent child,...

Will a Daytime Curfew Keep Kids in School?

In case you were feeling like a good parent this week, the city of Dallas wants to remind you that you're not. In order to combat juvenile crime, city officials are proposing a daytime curfew, with fines of up to $500 for kids who are out and about...

Baby Born in Penn Station During Morning Rush Hour

Commuters at New York City's Penn Station got a little extra excitement on their way to the train this morning: Expectant mom Marie Booth gave birth to a seven-pound baby boy under the Departures sign. Marie and her husband, Jonathon, were making...

Teen Impersonates Cop

A 14-year-old boy donned a police uniform, walked into a Chicago police station, and spent five hours patrolling the city for bad guys before fellow officers figured out that he was an impostor. The boy, who was arrested Saturday on charges of...

Beware the Sound of Games

If you've got teens who are big into video games, especially shoot-em-ups, you might want to suggest they turn the sound down while they're playing. It seems two young men in Denmark were playing a violent video game on their Playstation recently and...

Nine-Year-Old Carries Hurt Friend to Safety

When Eric Kelley, 10, was hit on his bike by an SUV that failed to stop at a stop sign, he was lucky help nearby. Unfortunately, that help did not come from the driver of the vehicle. Yes, the driver got out of the car, but it was only to pull Eric's...

Twitter Post on Child Abuse Crosses Line

A blogger who goes by the name Thordora recently tweeted something rather alarming on Twitter, an online site where posters talk about what they're doing or thinking at any given moment in 140 characters or less. Thordora is mom to a 3-year-old...

Tiny German Lovebirds Elope to Africa

Considering the impulsiveness of their decision, it was to be a beautiful wedding. A German "couple" packed bathing suits and sunglasses, then headed to Africa to get married "where it is warm." The nuptials were interrupted when the lovebirds were...

Woman Fakes Kidnapping Story to Woo Ex Back

It was a heart-stopping story: A mother leaves her five-month-old infant with a nanny, who then disappears with the child. Mom and Dad, an ex-boyfriend who had never met the child, face news cameras on Christmas Day, begging for the return of their...

Ticketed for Speeding on the way to the Delivery Room

We live three blocks from the hospital where I gave birth the second time. THREE BLOCKS. But when I was in labor, it seemed like three miles ... and also like it took three hours for my husband to find a parking place. It's hard to imagine, then,...

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