When your kid needs your iPhone as much as you do – there's some serious soul searching a parent needs to do. App accessories – from iPotty to Tech Pet – make Mommy's iPhone part of their digitally enhanced fun. Is it better than the real thing?
Many parents share their touch-screen devices with their young kids despite fears of the dreaded 'zombie effect,' because they worry their kids might fall behind in digital literacy. Educators say parents should relax, digital literacy comes offline, grounded in real communication.
The first generation to use digital technology almost from birth are now toddlers. Parenting the 'app generation' involves handling new developmental challenges; experts say there are ways to strike a healthy balance when kids use touch screens.
As teens become increasingly connected to each other an the outside world online, parents are often in the dark about their kids digital interactions and commonly underestimate their kids' exposure to cyberbullying.
Some things never change. A progress report form is still an expression of a school community’s values and relationships, as well as individual achievement.
The honesty of Glen James, a homeless man who found – and turned in to police – a backpack full of more than $40,000 in cash and travelers checks stunned the nation. Why are we so surprised when someone takes the high road for the sake of community?
Erin Cox thought she was doing the right thing by picking up a friend who was too drunk to drive home from a party. However, school administrators found her in violation of the school's zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy. What kind of a message does this send to teens?
Craze supplement have been found to contain a meth-like substance known as N,a-DEPEA. Parents of teenagers into athletics might want to ponder the implications of the Craze and Detonate supplement discovery.
National Grouch Day: Sesame Street declared October 15 National Grouch Day. While grouchiness may not be a personality trait that parents hope to instill in their children, there is much to be learned from the curmudgeons of the world.
Banksy prank tricks New Yorkers into thinking his priceless works of art were street-vendor knockoffs, but one mom outfoxed the fox snagging two of his signed works for $60.
The courage, poise, and wisdom of Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls' education in Pakistan, has captured the hearts and minds of Westerners. While Western girls may take their education for granted, in the Muslim world, girls must cross cultural and religious barriers to attend school. Here are five snapshots of girls' education in the Muslim world. [Editor's note: The original headline and text incorrectly said "Arab world" instead of the Muslim world.]
Actress Heather Lochlear and Bon Jovi band member Richie Sambora divorced in 2007, but still get together regularly to make sure their daughter doesn't miss out on family time. A salute to the real-life families who achieve amicable divorce.
Between dirty diapers, splattered baby food, and runny noses, caring for babies is a messy proposition, but given the near constant wipe downs, how often to babies really need a bath?