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Another Pit Bull Attacks!

Pitbull barks

My daughter's friend, Sam, was just viciously attacked by her friend's pit bull. How many people have to get harmed (or killed) before it's illegal for these dogs to be around children?


Help! My Daughter Wants to Be in Pageants

toddlers and tiaras

The other day, my 6-year-old daughter saw a commercial for "Toddlers & Tiaras" and said she wanted to be in beauty pageants. HELP!


The Creativity Crisis: Are Your Kids Suffering?

Girl drawing with crayons

A controversial new article in Newsweek questions whether the gaping lack of arts education is negatively affecting our children's abilities to problem-solve. Who's to blame?


Are Carnival Rides Safe?

More than 7,000 Americans go to the emergency room every year after getting injured on carnival rides, "Good Morning America" reports.


Why Do I Try to Fix My Brother's Kids?

kid bad manner

They come to visit every summer, and I unconsciously make a list of what they should be doing. This past week, I worked on getting them to use plates and sit on a chair facing the table when they eat. You may think I'm describing a battle with toddlers, but these kids are 8 and 9.


A Cut Above: How to Throw a Kids' Haircut Party

Instead of having to deal with all of the fuss and screams that go along with forcing your child to get a haircut, make it a fun experience by hosting a haircutting party at your own house!


Should You Discuss Kidnapping with Your Kids?

mom and son talking
In light of the recent stranger abduction of 4-year-old Alisa Maier, I think it's important to discuss the topic of kidnapping with your children. Alisa's story can be used to highlight the importance of being safe. It's an opening to tell your kids what to do if somebody ever attempts to take them against their will.


Would You Let Your Kindergartner Bike to School?

kid biking

Free-range kids, or safety first? Oliver and Gillian Schonrock are in favor of their two kids, an 8-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy, riding their bikes to school each day on their own. Their school? Not so much.