Game of Thrones: Sunday's episode featured the demise of King Joffrey, known by fans of the 'Game of Thrones' series as a dangerous, spoiled king. Could the fictional king teach real parents what happens when they fail to set boundaries for their kids?
As the nation learns of a school stabbing in Pennsylvania and prepares to mark the 15th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, a question creeps into mind: Are parents and kids used to bracing for violence in schools?
April 9 marks the date for 'National Name Yourself Day,' a chance for those who don't like their name to think of a new one, and for parents to learn what kids really think of the names they were given.
The share of US mothers with children under age 18 who do not work outside the home has risen in recent decades, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data.
The nation is wrapped up in the throes of the Final Four college basketball tournament this month. Meanwhile this weekend, another college championship – equally competitive – took place, with a female coach leading a men's team to victory.
Parents know all too well how to use fictional characters from movies for lessons ("don't follow the dark side!") or as connectors to our kids ("I love Katniss, too!"). As news breaks that Darth Vader is running for president of Ukraine, one mom wonders, who's next?
Jennifer Love Hewiit shares her struggles of searching for her mother mojo – or 'momjo' – as she ditches brunette hair for blonde. What she will soon learn is that it's the attitude, not the outer appearance, that truly matters.
Kindergartner praying: A student praying over her lunch was allegedly told to stop by a lunch teacher at her school. Would it have been OK if she was just sitting quietly with her hands in her lap?
April Fools' Day is a day one mom dreads as she considers her son particularly susceptible to teasing and pranks from kids at school. She sets out to teach him that good-natured jokes always win out over mean pranks.
Hobie Alter, considered the 'father of popular surfing' and the creator of the Hobie Cat sailboat, died on Saturday. More than surf culture, Mr. Alter inspired 'go-with-the-flow' parenting culture too.
As Taco Bell has launches its breakfast offerings and an ad campaign featuring real life Ronald McDonalds, one mom wonders if we can't we do better at making breakfast at home. She recruits a few real life Wendys to help make her case.
Among unrealistic and often useless tech toys for kids today, a new wrist-worn cellphone in bright colors has the means to be an important tool for parents to keep their kids safe.
Robin Roberts joins the judges panel of 'Dancing With the Stars' and Billy Dee Williams found himself safe for another week. Thanks to hard core 'Star Wars' and ballroom dance fans, geek culture, the arts, and multiple generations are colliding on the dance floor.
Arnold Schwarzenegger promotes the film 'Sabotage' this week. Meanwhile, another generation of kids learns to parrot his famous line from 'The Terminator,' many who aren't old enough to have ever seen him say 'I'll be back" on screen.
Elephants escape circus in St. Louis, reminding some parents that the childhood joys of seeing the circus have to be balanced with a respect for the elephants that are trained to entertain.
Gerald R. Ronning – known better as Mr. Gerald – is a master chess player, and an instructor for kids in need. He is also a curmudgeon at times. The whole package makes him the perfect mentor.
Spring Equinox: One mom eschews spring cleaning for some good, old-fashioned, digging in the dirt. She learns the best way to bond with her kids is tending to garden beds, not wiping muddy prints off the floor.
Where do 'Bronies' come from? What do they represent? How can we educate kids and adults about the cultural influence that is creating a community shooting down stereotypes?
Grayson Bruce was bullied for his 'My Little Pony' backpack, only to be told by his school to leave it at home to avoid triggering bully attacks. The response from the school prompts the question: How much does adult response inspire kids to tease?