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A New Way to Monitor Kids on Facebook

Kid using computer

While I have never been a proponent of spying on kids who don't deserved to be spied on, I am a supporter of setting expectations that help guide young people toward making appropriate decisions about their online use.


Woman Jumped Out of Runaway Car

The accelerator in Rebecca Storm's Honda Civic got stuck while she was driving. She saved herself by jumping out of her speeding car, reports "Good Morning America."


Why Do Black Kids Drown More Often Than Whites?

Kid swimming

A new study has found that black children between the ages of 5 and 14 drowned at a rate three times that of white children in the years studied.


'SpongeBob SquarePants' Saves Another Kid's Life


Eight-year-old Reese Ronceray saved his 5-year-old neighbor, Andrew Gentile, from drowning last weekend with a technique he says he learned from the Nickelodeon cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants."


Lap Children on Planes: Unsafe!

Woman using laptop with daughter on airplane

You know how airlines say that babies under age 2 can fly for free if they sit in your lap? Well, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is now advising parents to plunk down the cash to get Baby his or her own seat.


5 Ways to Keep Your Kid Alive Past Age 5

I see a pattern -- and it's breaking my heart. Each day when I read the news, I can't help but notice the same horrific stories, with the same circumstances that result in the death of a child. For this reason, I believe that these tragedies can be avoided. Just follow these rules...


5 Reasons I Don't Want a Pot Dispensary in My 'Hood

What are you likely to see on the streets if you visit Los Angeles? Celebrities? Yeah ... maybe. But there's a better chance that you'll see about a zillion marijuana dispensaries.


Babies Left in Hot Cars: Accident or Crime?

baby inside a car

There have been two cases of kids being left in hot cars in the last two weeks. One child died, and the other is hospitalized. In both cases, criminal charges have been filed. But is leaving a child in a hot car a crime -- or an accident?