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How Jennifer Garner Explained 'Thongs' to Daughter Violet

Post by Jacqueline Burt Kids say the darndest things, they really do. And they don't pull any punches, not even when they're talking about how mom looks in a thong. Just ask Jennifer Garner, who recently told Ellen DeGeneres about the moment 5-year-old daughter Violet decided it was time to level with her mommy about a... Show More Summary

Why We Should Argue About Parenting

Post by April Peveteaux For the past five years I've been chatting away about the big world of parenting. Along with a zillion other journalists, bloggers, and commenters, it seems like the parents of today just can't get enough of the discussion. Show More Summary

Autism Research Funding Narrowly Saved, but It's Not Enough

Post by Julie Ryan Evans When as many as 1 in every 110 children in this country is diagnosed with some form of autism, you can't argue that it's not a national health crisis. How to treat and research the cause and a potential cure for autism, however, provides plenty of fodder for argument, as evidenced by a recent bill in the U.S. Show More Summary

Angelina Jolie Takes Shiloh and Zahara to Get Their Ears Pierced

Post by Jacqueline Burt She's a smart girl, that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt! When Angelina Jolie took daughters Zahara, 6, and Shiloh, 5, to get their ears pierced in London recently, Zahara was first in line. So of course Shiloh was going to...Show More Summary

Whooping Cough Vaccine May Not Work as Well as We Thought

Post by Julie Ryan Evans Vaccines freak me out, plain and simple. I've read the research on all sides, but believe there are still too many unknowns not to be at least a little wary. My children get them -- some delayed -- but each one strikes fear in my heart about possible side effects. Show More Summary

Kid Has Funniest Reaction Ever to Boy's Messy Sneeze (VIDEO)

Post by Jacqueline Burt One of my favorite things about little kids is their inability to hide what they're thinking. Who cares if it makes for awkward moments?! Kids are comedic geniuses, I tell you. Especially the little girl in this...Show More Summary

Child Found Chewing on Shockingly Vile Object at Playground

Post by Jacqueline Burt Ewwww. Why, why must toddlers put everything in their mouths?? And I mean everything. I know there's one dad in particular out there who would really love to know the answer to that question: The dad whose 2-and-a-half-year-old...Show More Summary

Potty Training: Pull-Ups, Diapers, or What?

Post by April Peveteaux In my incredibly laissez-faire potty training adventures, it recently came to my attention that perhaps we're doing it wrong. Of course we are. After all, we're not consistent, we're kind of letting our boy lead...Show More Summary

5 Educational Games to Play With Your Kids

Post by Julie Ryan Evans We all want to give our children every possible advantage when it comes to learning and paving their way to a successful school year and professional career in the future. But none of us wants to be that crazy...Show More Summary

'Elmo Backlash' Should Be Directed at a Different Character

Post by Jacqueline Burt La la la la, la la la la... if you automatically chimed in with "Elmo's World" right there, chances are you have a toddler who's hardcore obsessed with the furry red dude. Lots of toddlers are -- so many, in fact, that there's now news of an "Elmo backlash" among parents. Show More Summary

Is Justin Bieber Encouraging This Toddler to Tweet?

Post by April Peveteaux Hold onto your tweens parents, there's a new Bieber in town. Justin isn't the only social media star in his family, but perhaps that's not a good thing. After all, the next Bieber who is jumping into the Twitter pool is his little sister, Jazmyn. Show More Summary

Anti-Vaxers Are a Small Group With Big Mouths

Post by April Peveteaux The latest numbers are out in the journal Pediatrics regarding vaccines and our children, and while most people are crying foul, I can kind of see a silver lining in this cloud. The survey tells us that 10 percent...Show More Summary

'Child Care Provider of the Year' Investigated in Child's Death

Post by Julie Ryan Evans Leaving a baby or young toddler in the care of someone other than yourself or a trusted family member is one of the hardest things a parent has to do. They're too young to tell you what really goes on when you're not around, and the fact is -- you'll likely really never know. Show More Summary

Everything Will Be Okay (And Other Lies Parents Tell)

Post by Linda Sharps About a year ago, my youngest son woke me up with his typical grousing sort of complaint and I did my sleepwalk-stumble into his room, re-arranged his blankets, gave him a kiss, and zombie’d my way back to bed....Show More Summary

Boy Bitten by Rabid Bat at School Puts Our Worrying in Perspective

Post by Julie Ryan Evans As parents, there are a lot of dreadful calls we imagine getting from our children's school, but one informing us that our child has been bitten by a bat isn't on the regular list of worries. Sandra Coleman of San Antonio, however, got that call last week.  At Brooks Academy, her 5-year-old son, John, was playing in the gym. Show More Summary

Nobody Can Brainwash Your Toddler Without Your Permission

Post by Jacqueline Burt Does it ever feel like your main job as the parent of a toddler is to protect your little one from the big, bad world? Between germs and sharp objects and kidnappers and natural disasters, the list of potential hazards can seem endless. Show More Summary

Babysitters Who Used Tot as Crime Decoy Don't Justify Helicopter Parents

Post by Jeanne Sager From the day we started trying to have a child, I promised that I would not be one of "those" parents. You know, the "OMG, I can't trust another living soul with my little snookums because I have to be in control of EVERYTHING" parents. Show More Summary

New Politically Correct Muppet on 'Sesame Street' Breaks My Heart

Post by Jacqueline Burt For a show about monsters and a giant talking bird, Sesame Street has always kept it real. (Consider Oscar the Grouch, who lives in a garbage can and is, well, as unpleasant as you'd expect a dumpster-dweller to be.) Sesame Street was multicultural before "multicultural" was even a word. Show More Summary

You Can Be Friends With a Woman Who Is a Bad Mother

Post by Amy Reiter Most of us have had it happen to us, and if you haven't, you're unusually lucky: You have a friend whose kids are around the same age as yours. You may know this friend from before you had kids, or have met her after,...Show More Summary

Horrible Toxin Found in Baby Products Finally Banned ... But Not Everywhere

Post by April Peveteaux Can I get a woot-woot? My state of residence, California, has finally done the right thing by banning that big bad old BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups. Governor Brown signed the bill into law today, making it illegal to keep poisoning our children -- directly anyway. Show More Summary

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