After a pair of girls in Wisconsin were arrested for allegedly stabbing a friend repeatedly, news reports pointed to the 'Slenderman' myth as the impetus for their actions. Parents can un-mask the mythical online character by facing any fears together.
One family goes for more than a week without their daily newspaper. In that time, they re-kindle their love for print, as they come to miss everything from news headlines to the extensive household uses for an already-read newspaper.
Wil Wheaton's new SyFy channel show 'The Wil Wheaton Project' has already amassed many viewers who adopt the labels of 'geek' and 'nerd' with pride. His pop culture convergence could represent another counter-culture triumph, if fans tune in via mainstream channels.
Edward Snowden, NSA whistle-blower, 'patriot,' or 'traitor'? How do you explain the Snowden debate to kids?
Maya Angelou, poet and novelist, died Wednesday at the age of 86. Kids still read her work today as their parents did decades ago, and the same wisdom still holds as true as when she first wrote the words.
The Isla Vista shooting has left in its wakes a lot of anger and finger pointing. What parents need to show their kids is when tragedy happens, there is a perspective beyond and above the anger.
Artist Florentijn Hofman created a three-story rubber duck as a traveling art installation touring the world. More than giant bath toy, Mr. Hofman has turned duck visitors into art themselves.
Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh told customers to not wash their jeans in order to conserve energy. Great idea, unless you are a parent, in which case the jeans might walk away on their own.
Alison Teal, filmmaker and adventure guide, is the progeny of adventure parents. While there are more resources than ever before focused on adventuring with kids, Ms. Teal offers a validation for the adventure parenting style.
No matter how many guides are given to parents about how to talk to their kids about alcohol, some of the most valuable insights on underage drinking will comes from those who have watched their friends make mistakes.
Delia Garcia-Bratcher confronted her daughter's alleged bully, and was arrested for assaulting the 12-year-old. Parents may like to think they can fight their kids' battles, but that is not always the case.
The Speaking Exchange connects Brazilian youth with US seniors, facilitating one-to-one online video chats that help build language skills for foreign students and interpersonal connections for the senior mentors. Could we replicate this kind of mentoring across the US?
Dracula's Castle - also known as Bran Castle in Transylvania, is for sale. Moving is hard enough with kids, without your new home having hundreds of years of spooky legends attached to it.
Ben Affleck has bulked up for his latest movie role as 'Batman'. Holy Pectorals! Is this too much for kids looking for a hero? Super-sized muscles drawn in comic books are one thing to explain to kids, but what happens when a real actor seems larger than life?
Carrie Fisher is getting fit for her reprisal of her Princess Leia role in 'Star Wars: Episode VII.' The 'Star Wars' series serve as a bridge between generations, and a lesson that Carrie Fisher – or any princess – is more than her bikini.
Maddie Ziegler's dance in the video for the pop song 'Chandelier' sends mixed messages that potentially deter from the young dancer's talent. Is there a balance between compromising with trends and compromising a child?
Jada Pinkett Smith has commented to photographers about the recent photo of her daughter Willow alongside her friend Moses Arias in bed. Parents and kids need to build trust with each other, without other influences that can lead to false conclusions.
93-year-old woman: Pearlie Golden was shot Tuesday by a Hearne, Texas police officer. She is remembered as a 'mom' figure to her community. A familiar role in towns across the country, an elder's worth is often priceless.
Like 'Soccer Moms' with guns, 'Glocker Moms' are the newest darlings of the NRA. And anti-gun groups funded by Michael Bloomberg are also recruiting moms. Can moms – gun-toting and not – be the ones to sensibly manage the firearms debate?