Tag: parents

Meet the Parents Behind the Viral Talking Baby Video

We’re betting you’ve seen the video: A dad and his cute kid are chillin’ on the couch, having one of the best father-son conversations you’ve ever witnessed. The best part? The son is a baby, and we have no idea what he’s saying. The reason the video went viral is that his dad seems to

New York City's mandatory measles vaccine orders trigger lawsuit from parents

Is the anti-vaccination movement to blame for the near-record number of measles cases? NEW YORK CITY – Five parents filed a lawsuit Monday against the New York City Department of Health claiming the city overstepped its authority by making vaccinations mandatory in neighborhoods experiencing the measles outbreak. The parents claimed last week’s orders violated their “children’s

Don’t Panic: How parents can deal with internet hoaxes

The latest parental panic on social media—over a purported challenge for kids to complete harmful tasks—elevates the importance of establishing an open dialogue with children and taking advantage of online parental controls. Warnings about the “Momo challenge” swept Facebook and other social media in recent days, as parents worried about purported videos that encourage children

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse parents slam Watchdog allergen probe findings

‘It’s a shambles.. it makes me very angry’: Family of girl, 15, who died from allergic reaction after eating Pret sandwich slam findings of new probe that shows bakeries still flouting labelling rules Reporters from BBC1’s Watchdog Live posed as customers with food allergies  Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Asda found to have incorrect and confusing information

First-born children more likely to learn about sex from parents

Birth order may play a significant role in how children learn about sex, especially for boys, according to a new study published in the journal Sex Education. Researchers found that first-born children were more likely to report parental involvement in sex education than later-born children, a pattern which was especially pronounced in men. Led by

Should Parents Care What Their Teen Wears?

"I can’t believe she goes out dressed like that."  "I wish she’d dress more appropriately." "She’s showing off far too much skin." These are all things I’ve heard parents of teenage girls say. I’m still a few years away from that stage with my own daughter, but I’ve seen firsthand how much tension can be

Depressed teens, depressed parents

The bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviors, as symptoms of depression in teens and parents appear to be linked, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. When a teen’s depression improved through treatment, so did depression experienced by his or her parent,

How 10 Parents Give Their Kids Downtime

Wake up. Get dressed. Eat breakfast. School drop-off. Soccer for one kid. Gymnastics for the other. Dinner. Homework. Sleep. If this kind of super-regimented routine sounds familiar, well, that’s no surprise. Today, children under 12 have precipitously less free time than any generation before theirs, as unstructured play and moments of respite have taken a

Legit Job Tips for Work-From-Home Parents

As a work-from-home parent, I find the thought of putting on "work clothes" and traveling beyond the four walls of my house to earn a living pretty grim. Don’t get me wrong — working from home can be challenging, frustrating and exhausting, and it’s not suited to everyone. But in my experience, the cons far