Could helicopter parents be the happiest kind of parents? A new study suggests that the 'child-centered' parenting style, which motivates many helicopter parents, may actually improve parents' sense of well-being.
Pledge of allegiance controversy: A Florida teacher was suspended for forcing a Jehovah's Witness student to pledge allegiance to the American flag, against religious doctrine. Was this a battle over the pledge of allegiance, or of allegiance to the teacher?
Satellite falling: Astronomers say debris from a spent satellite could plummet to Earth over the Veteran's Day weekend. At least one nine-year-old is hoping to find remnants of the satellite falling to Earth for his upcoming science fair.
Baby milestones are exciting events in the homes of new parents. Family and friends often pressure parents to document and share each and every baby milestone, but doing so can remove the parent from the actual experience.
The Monitor asked parents to submit their favorite books to read with their toddlers in an informal Facebook survey. Our survey revealed that many of the books that parents cherish most are those that they remember reading as children. Here are the top ten recommendations of stories that are sure to hold up through endless readings – we can't make any promises about the pages of the book, though.
Ms. Marvel: Marvel Comics new character Kamala Khan, a teen geek from a Pakistani family in New Jersey offers a great new role model. And, says this mom with Jersey roots: It's marvelous that Ms. Marvel presents an alternative to Snookie's representation of Garden State youth.
Raymond Loewy: Today's Google Doodle honors Raymond Loewy, the designer who created the sleek and streamlined Greyhound bus, the iconic Coca-Cola bottle, and the ground-shaking Pennsylvania Railroad S1 train.
Selena Gomez tells Teen Vogue she's always going to be a 'good girl,' but the lyrics to her recent hit 'Come and get it' and the lurid photo spread inside the magazine tell a different story. Which is the real Selena Gomez?
Artist David Trumble creates a set of satirical cartoons depicting real-life heroines as Disney Princesses. If Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem, and Malala Yousafzai, don't fit the Disney Princess mold, why must fictitious role models?
Twelve-year-old Leon McCarthy was born without fingers on his left hand, but thanks to his determined dad, a generous inventor, and a 3-D printer, he now has a brand new set of digits.
Facebook has lost some of its allure for teens as their parents and teachers have made themselves home on the site. So where are they heading for their social media fix?
'Ender’s Game,' the box office hit based on Orson Scott Card's 1985 science-fiction novel, may be a hit with tweens and teens, but parents may cringe at the use of children as weapons and the notion that compassion is a trait that must be weeded out.
Sexy Halloween costumes for little girls prompt big-time outrage, but when critics call out dolls for being too sexualized, people rush to defend them. What's the difference?
Pixie haircut: Pam Anderson's pixie haircut garners rave reviews and gives the Baywatch actress back her sparkle. Maybe it's time we all found our pixietude.