Kari Anne Roy had a concerned parent show up on her doorstep with her 6-year-old son, then a police officer, then Child Protective Services. Overkill or justified? One mom offers a counterpoint to parents who let young kids outside alone.
As a daughter settles into her LSU dorm room, a father realizes that college dorm life today, with its matching accessories and designer coffee machines, buries the valued lessons of simplicity espoused by scholars like Thoreau.
Kanye West offered a valuable lesson for how not to behave when things don't quite go your way. At a recent concert, Mr. West chided two fans among thousands for not dancing, only to learn they were disabled.
While many parents are wary of video games, more studies have found that some gaming can help kids learn teamwork and other important skills. Here's a list of games that provide kids with a positive gaming experience.
A new report shows that teens, especially those under 17, who use cannabis regularly are less likely to graduate from high school or earn a higher degree, among other negative results.
Tina Fey told David Letterman that working with some co-stars has improved her parenting skills. Similarly, many parents find their resumes benefited by perfecting problem-solving and communication skills while raising kids.
As one mom drops off her son for his first day of middle school, she tries to figure out how her son became so courageous, perhaps overlooking the fact that parent's fears often stem from knowing what middle school is all about.
As more parents buy smartphones and gadgets for connected teens, one mom finds the original ‘contract’ she made with her kids when she caved and bought them ordinary cellphones almost a decade ago.
A major car seat manufacturer is introducing new instructions for making sure parents keep young children rear-facing longer. Are some Americans over-thinking car seats while others here and abroad forgo using them entirely?
Multiple news reports have reported on baby spa benefits for infants. One mom wonders, when it comes to modern parenthood, where is the balance between too little attention and too much?
A Virginia couple who has married in their ninth decade has been called to court over a civil dispute concerning the wife's two grown daughters, who have been caring for their mother in her senior years.
Drew Carey has offered a $10,000 reward for those who can identify a group of bullies that lured a boy into an 'ice bucket challenge' only to dump human waste and garbage on the unsuspecting teen.
It was announced Monday that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a second child. Royal or not, the announcement of a second child can have more pressure behind it, as many parents aim to up the creativity.
A mountain lion attacked a young boy in California on Sunday, prompting parents to look again at important safety precautions before taking their kids into wild habitats.
One school in Turkey is teaching kids to make a difference in their community through getting to know the issues and taking real-life steps to encourage systemic change.
One young job seeker finds that changing his name makes is easier to find a job. This inspires one mom to reflect on reactions to her own husband's birth name and her daughter's name that translates easily to different languages.
Joan Rivers death has given one mom a chance to reflect on the role humor – even sometimes self-deprecating wit – plays in stress relief and relating to others.
Once a first job for many kids, newspaper delivery is now largely a job for adults. National Newspaper Carrier Day celebrates the history of newspaper delivery that stemmed from enterprising kids.