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Quiz: Does Your Kid (Still) Believe in Santa?

Post by Suzanne Murray. Santa Claus in coming to town! You might think your kid still believes in the white-bearded guy in the red suit, but he could simply be pulling the Santa cap over your eyes to make sure those presents are under the tree. Show More Summary

20 Most Hilarious Answers Kids Have Given on School Tests (PHOTOS)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. Here's a question for you: if a kid answers a question with an answer that's clever, sassy, but technically correct, do they still earn the grade? Maybe they should. Don't we want our kids to be creative? To think...Show More Summary

How to Tell Your Kid the Truth About Santa

Post by Judy Dutton. It's bound to happen sooner or later: your kids discover your stash of "presents from Santa" in the closet. Or you notice an eye-roll when you propose visiting St. Nick so they can fill him in on what they want. Or your kids come home saying they've heard rumors that Santa is a ruse. Show More Summary

How Watching Trash TV Was Good For My Kids (And Me)

Post by Stephanie Booth. My kids had never even heard of beauty pageants until a fateful visit to my mom's house last summer, where one evening, she unapologetically announced it was "time for trash TV!" and clicked on the latest episode of TLC's Toddlers and Tiaras. Show More Summary

7 Surprising Signs of Dyslexia in Kids

Post by Judy Dutton. Many moms have experienced that moment where their heart stops... all because their kid has written a "b" like a "d," which leads them to wonder, OMG, is my child dyslexic? To be sure, this learning disability is surprisingly common: an estimated 10-15 percent of Americans have dyslexia. Show More Summary

Sneak Peek: 'Inside Out' Trailer Shows Dinner Table Drama Every Mom Can Relate To (VIDEO)

Post by Jill Baughman. Are you a Pixar fan? Of course you are! How could you not be? That's why the quick teaser for their newest feature, Inside Out, seemed to be so maddeningly short and frustrating. But now the time has finally come -- a brand-new, full-length trailer was released for Inside Out, and it's everything that we hoped for. Show More Summary

Movie Re-Releases Are Designed to Torture Parents

Post by Jeanne Sager If you're the type who follows the box office buzz, you might have heard that feel good family flick Dolphin Tale took The Lion King 3D down a peg or two this past weekend. Too bad it won't last. This two-week stint...Show More Summary

Big Kids Have No Place at City Playgrounds!

Post by Sasha Brown-Worsham Unless it's raining, my children and I go to the park every day. We live in the city and we have no backyard, so my kids need a bit of outdoor time at any one of the 10 parks we can walk to from our house....Show More Summary

Many Women Like Their Sons More Than Their Daughters

Post by Sasha Brown-Worsham Do you have more than one child? If so, do you have a favorite? If your answer is no, then writer Jeffrey Kluger thinks you're a liar. In a controversial new book, the writer claims that 95 percent of parents...Show More Summary

'Twilight' and 'True Blood' Just Got Kid-Friendly (VIDEO)

Post by Jeanne Sager Raise a glass of True Blood and kiss your Robert Pattinson posters, vampire loving parents, it's time to celebrate! For the first time... ever, we fans of the fang can finally share the love with the kids without worrying that we're corrupting them. Show More Summary

'Dance Moms' Abby Spills the Inside Scoop On What Really Goes On

Post by April Peveteaux For those of you keeping score, Dance Moms star and instructor Abby Lee Miller has coached 53 kids all the way to state and regional titles in dance and 24 national titles. She has sent hundreds of kids to Broadway, commercials, Nashville, Los Angeles, and beyond to perform professionally. Show More Summary

The Appalling Way Special Ed Students Are Treated

Post by Julie Ryan Evans I don't doubt for a minute that teaching children with special needs is one of the most difficult career paths a person can take. Those who do it well must have tons of patience and a real commitment to helping others. Show More Summary

Bratty Little Brother Bombs Big Sister's Dance for Huge Laughs (VIDEO)

Post by Jeanne Sager If you are a girl with a younger brother, chances are that headline made you nod your head and say something along the lines of, "Uh huh, he WOULD do that, wouldn't he?" There's a solidarity among big sisters of bratty little boys, a kinship that lasts over the years. Show More Summary

Kid Reacts to Justin Bieber's Hair With Hilarious Commentary (VIDEO)

Post by Lindsay Mannering Sometimes kids say the darnedest things, and sometimes they say things that make so much sense, you think you've raised an insightful genius who will one day rule the world yet still make time to visit you in the home. Show More Summary

School Lunches Are Gross But I Make My Kids Eat Them Anyway

Post by Amy Reiter Ugh. School lunches. The drumbeat to make them healthier for our kids is growing increasingly louder. For example, Sarah Wu is a Chicago public school teacher who wrote a blog under the pseudonym Ms. Q. and recorded all the repulsive cafeteria meals she consumed, alongside her students, for a year. Show More Summary

Kid Freaks Out Over Big 'Star Wars' Reveal (VIDEO)

Post by Jacqueline Burt Whether you've got a kid who's obsessed with Star Wars (you can't see me, but I'm raising my hand right now), a husband who's obsessed with Star Wars, or an obsession with Star Wars of your very own, you knowShow More Summary

Sending Your Kid Abroad Is Something All Parents Should Do

Post by Janelle Harris Most of us — except folks who don’t have to empathize with anybody because they’re just that wealthy and powerful — love an underdog story. So here’s one that isn’t vying for headline space alongside...Show More Summary

Heinous Mom Fakes Son's Cancer for Cash

Post by Julie Ryan Evans In general, I try not to judge the parenting decisions of others, but I feel pretty alright saying a woman in the UK who faked her son's cancer so she could collect some cash is lower than low. She convincedShow More Summary

Daddy Does Not 'Babysit' His Kids When He Is With Them

Post by Sasha Brown-Worsham Ben Affleck was spotted out last weekend while his pregnant wife Jennifer Garner presumably took a "break" from her children, 5 and 2. It's all good and Affleck is clearly a doting dad. So why does The Daily...Show More Summary

Kids of Same Sex Parents Deserve Books About Them Too

Post by Jeanne Sager When Jaclyn Roth went searching for children's books for her 6-month-old daughter, she noticed a trend. There were no stories about a life like Jessie's. Even in the new millennium, it seems, the books written about...Show More Summary

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