As Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary, Pew releases study results showing parents disapproval of their child's image being shared on the site without their consent.
Mark Wahlberg has been selected to host the Kids' Choice Awards – a show aimed at kids ages 2-11 – during the marketing campaign for the latest 'Transformers' film, rated PG-13. Is he the wrong choice as host?
Most kids have a friend – that friend – who causes enough of a ruckus that even the kid realizes they aren't good to have around. Justin Bieber has turned into that friend. And President Obama has been asked to play dad and boot him out. Maybe he could call his parent country to have a talk?
Researchers at Tufts University's are developing an interactive video game to try to engage students in civic responsibility. Could it miss out on the important lessons learned through real-life civic interactions?
As the Super Bowl approaches, parents may have concerns over how much the advertising will affect young viewers. A new study by Common Sense Media reveals that marketing to kids is already immeasurably invasive in everyday activities, beyond what they see during the game.
Schools in the United Kingdom are using software to flag dangerous online conversations for teachers. Could we use the same software in the US?
A mother writes a note to her son as he mourns the death of a friend from suicide.
The student president of the African American Men of Arizona State University wrote to the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon, not 'to reprimand, or defame, or scold, but to ask with the utmost sincerity: Why?'
The National Football League has proposed expanding the season to include Friday night playoff games. One former player and parent says that there are dangers in adopting a longer season, including potentially more injuries for players and a bad model for the sport.
A new Harvard study reports that school closures from weather have little impact on student performance, while delayed school openings due to inclement weather have an adverse effect on some students.
Winter Storm Janus, named by The Weather Channel, sparked complaints from one mom's son about its weak sound, which in turn sparked a teachable moment: How a name like 'Janus' could pack a powerful punch, when you take the time to learn its origins.
Sunday's championship games offered teachable moments on leadership, sportsmanship, and even lip reading.
Jennifer Lopez was gushing earlier this week about the first love note she received from her son, Max. Remember to keep those love notes handy, J-Lo. When he enters his teens, you may need them as a reminder of his mother love, even if he doesn't show it.
A new Harvard University study published this week reports that the obesity rate is rising among low-income kids, and cites lack of spaces for exercise as one contributing factor. One community serves as an exception, thanks to a neighborhood matriarch's example and a task force of caring parents.
Monster drinks investigation: The San Francisco city attorney and the New York state attorney general have partnered up to investigate if the maker of Monster drinks is directly marketing to kids. True or not, the frontline of the battle against bad foods for kids begins at home.
The winter season often includes school science fairs for many elementary school students. The annual science fair offers a perfect chance for parents to experiment with how hands-off they can be when it comes to letting kids prepare projects on their own.
Westboro Baptist Church showed up at church services in California this weekend. How would you respond if they strained religious conversations in your own home?
Chewbacca's 'Star Wars': Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, has tweeted behind-the-scenes photos of the cast. Fans of the legendary sci-fi film series see the tweets as a reflection of their own family memories.
Search online for the cursing toddler video posted by friends of a teen mom in Omaha, and find lots more just like it. Why are we so interested in cursing kids and why are we shooting video of them in the first place?
Team sports can bring out the best and sometimes the worst in athletes and fans alike. When parents debate team sports for their kids, there may need to be a referee involved.