Kid apps purporting to be educational have come under fire from the Federal Trade Commission and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, however as in so many childhood experiences, the inherent value of screen time depends heavily on parents' roles in providing context.
Lisa Suhay and her 9-year-old son caught a rare glimpse of fiery trails in the evening sky last night that unleashed the family's imaginations and sparked a sleuthing adventure.
Facebook can be an easy way to share baby and kid photos with family and friends, but when should parents start asking their children for consent?
Mom Kimberly Hall's open letter to teen girls – placing responsibility for her teen boys' sexual desires on provocative teen girls – is off the mark, but it does provide a good starting point for discussion about self-sexualization, body image, and our toxic culture.
The National Wildlife Foundation's 11-city Hike and Seek turns the old-fashioned family hike into, well, a Disney marketing adventure -- at $25 a pop. Is good old-fashioned wholesome outdoor activity already an endangered species for family life?
Adopt a chicken: Yes, Mom, a new pet idea straight off the rescue jet from California. 1,000-plus white leghorn chickens rescued from gassing at a California battery cage egg farm are now in New York waiting for their forever families to adopt them through Animal Place, a sanctuary for rescued farm animals.
The drug 'Molly,' also known as ecstasy or MDMA, has become a popular conversation topic for teens wanting to appear 'in the know.' But drug slang can have this effect: When you talk the talk, others may expect you to walk the walk.
The Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal has three-dozen educators facing trial for cheating on standardized tests. But the message kids wind up with is determined by how adults around them explore virtue.
Family finds gold: The Schmitt family finds gold treasure valued at $300,000 during their family vacation at sea, a bounty that has earned them a few moments in the national spotlight. The memories, however, will probably last a lifetime.
Shana Tova, or Good New Year: Rosh Hashanah marks the start of a 10-day period of reflection and atonement for members of the Jewish faith, but non-Jews can find similar value in taking time out to assess the previous year.
Stride Rite is a popular kids' shoe store that garners online scorn for advertising campaigns that offer girls and boys stereotypical products and shopping experiences.
Adopting a child comes with many joys and many unique challenges. A new report pushes for specialized training for mental health professionals who work with adoptive families.
A 9-year-old has developed his own app, 'Treehouse Wars,' with the help of his entrepreneur father, a game-creation website, and crowdsourced funding. Are mobile apps the new 'Tinker Toys?'
Diana Nyad completed a challenging swim from Cuba to Florida Monday in a demonstration of perseverance, bravery, and dedication fit to inspire adults and children for years to come.
David Beckham has announced plans to open a pie and mash restaurant chain with foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay, disappointing this mom and her Beckham fan family.