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Teens Lie, Like, a Lot, Survey Reveals

Is Pinocchio your teen's role model? Credit: Corbis
Teens lie. It's not such a shocking revelation. But you may be surprised to learn just how pervasive dishonesty is amongst teens.
Eight out of 10 high school students admit they've...
Eight out of 10 high school students admit they've lied to a parent about something significant.

Stealing: Lessons for a 4-Year-Old

I took the kids to the pet store on this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday morning, thinking we'd get bird seed to make peanut butter and bird seed pine cones this afternoon. We love all the birds that come to our yard, and even keep a running list of...This is one of those moments where you know you have to make a stand, hoping it sticks so that the offense is never repeated.

When Your Favorite Name is "Taken"

I love my grandmother's middle name, but it is my cousin's first name (we are not very close). Dare I use it for my own daughter? If I were to use it, would my family think I was stealing the name from my cousin, or would they assume it was in her...

High Schoolers Steal Car to Go to School

I don't know about you, but if I were going to steal a car, I don't think I'd bother going to school that day. I mean, if you're going to commit a felony, what's a little truancy on the side? I'd take that car and head for the beach or the mountains...

Mom Shoplifts Parenting Book - With Kids in Tow

You would probably assume that a mom who reads parenting books is serious about raising her kids well. That would generally be correct, but not in this case. Callie Rough, 37, did indeed show an interest in a parenting "how-to" called 101 Ways to Be...

GPS Prevents Thefts of Baby Jesus

Sure, it sounds hysterical, but leave it to modern technology to solve a long-standing problem around the holidays. No, I'm not talking about how Santa's sleigh makes it to the houses of good boys and girls the world over in one night. Rather, I'm...

Mom Turns Kids in For Robbery

Whenever I see one of those surveillance videos showing a robbery taking place, I always do my civic duty and take a good hard look at the robbers. I never expect to actually recognize anyone, but you just never know. I imagine that was the attitude...

Third graders searched after money goes missing

My mother is famous for losing things. She's also famous for immediately accusing the nearest person of taking whatever it was she lost. Never, not once, has it turned out that someone actually took the missing item, but rather it was merely...

The family that shoplifts together....

...gets arrested together. Sadly, that is what happened when 59-year-old Linda Robinson took her 36-year-old daughter and some of her grandchildren along with her for a shoplifting spree. Police say that Robinson, her daughter Anna Fernandez, and...

DNA helps nab piggy bank thief

What parent among us has not swiped a few bucks from our kid's piggy bank? Okay, maybe that is just me, but there was a time when a couple of dollars meant the difference between buying milk and eating dry cereal. If those couple of dollars happened...

10-year-old's bus stealing 'prank'

When school officials in Dumas, Arkansas spotted lights coming from the school bus yard around 11 pm, they figured they had a bus thief on their hands. They were right and ultimately officers from three counties, four towns and the Arkansas State...

Child forced to be real life 'Artful Dodger'

I got teary-eyed watching this video. It's from a surveillance camera located in Lucky Leo's, an arcade in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. In it, you see two small children accompanied by an adult hanging out in the arcade. Nothing exceptional there,...

7-year-old girl chases armed robber

Apparently, 7-year-old Alisha works at a convenience store in Reidsville, North Carolina. Well, her mother works there and I guess Alisha was just hanging out when a robber came in. She says this robber had a shirt over his face and began to push...

Teen robs bank to pay for college

For many, finding the money to go to college is a difficult task. Christy has availed herself of legal every opportunity to receive funds to pay her way through school. Through full and part time jobs, grants, loans and grandma's generosity, she has...

Wal Mart plans to bust 16 year-olds for swiping merchandise

It used to be that you had to be over 18 and steal something worth more than $25 to get in trouble with Wal Mart. Well, no more. The store has just issued a new policy stating that they will begin prosecuting children as young as 16 for shoplifting...

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