For once, gun control advocates and gun rights groups agree – they’re fired up about a new video that urges kids to steal their parents’ guns and hand them over to teachers at school. More »'Monumentally Stupid' Anti-Gun PSA Urges Kids to Steal Parents’ Firearms
Not too long ago, I woke up, grabbed my iPhone and popped onto Facebook to see what I had missed since falling asleep. What can I say other than I play on social media like it’s my job. Normally my news feed is full of baby photos, food, travel shots and the occasional questionable joke. On this particular morning, I was faced with a photo of a food stamp with a note to “those on welfare” who “don’t work” and “milk the system.” The post was calling for “accountability.” I just shook my head in disappointment. More »How It Feels to Be a Kid on Welfare
People have been finding little handmade and rubber duckies with cash strapped to them all over the world, and the identity of the person responsible for the adorable act of goodwill has been revealed: It’s a mom. More »Mystery Donor Behind Rubber Ducks Strapped With Cash Revealed
Does your December to-do list feel a mile long? Here's how to avoid overwhelming anxiety when faced with five common holiday stressors. More »How to handle the top five holiday stress triggers
I snuck into the bathroom while she was still taking a shower. I didn’t want my younger brother to hear what I was about to ask her. My mom was getting ready for work, but I was on a mission to resolve a nagging question that’d been spinning in my head for days. I can still remember what it felt like when I sat down, with my legs folded, on the small blue bathroom rug that lay across the cold tile floor. I was scared and vulnerable, afraid for what the answer to my question might shatter and reveal. More »Can We Tell the Santa Story Without Undermining Kids' Faith?
The results are in! Check out how Canada and the US compare-and differ-on popular baby names. More »Popular baby names: How Canada and US match up
It’s a real-life Footloose at one Massachusetts high school, where earlier this week the principal announced a ban on school dances.Hopkinton High School is the latest in a series of schools to take these measures in reaction to the popularity of moves like twerking and other “dirty” dancing. More »High School’s Bold Decision to Outlaw School Dances
Grandparents’ approaches to gifting tend to fall under various ends of the spectrum: Your mom, for example, may be the type to seek out the quaintest of hard-bound copies of “Moby Dick” for your avid reader, while your mother-in-law might tend toward the extravagant — like, say, a seven-day all-expenses-paid Disney Cruise for the entire family. More »How to Keep Gifts From Grandparents In Check
An adorable two-year-old girl named Izzy Bradley is a model in a new ad for mega-chain Target. Izzy has Down syndrome. More »Toddler With Down Syndrome Star of New Target Ad
Parents in California are speaking out about their baby daughter’s rare genetic disorder in the hopes of raising awareness and research funds for the condition. “I never would wish this upon anyone, knowing she is going to live a life of pain,” Kristi Kinkle tells KCRA, explaining that recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (commonly called EB) makes skin-to-skin contact with her infant Kiira nearly impossible. More »Baby With the 'Worst Disease You Never Heard Of'
A recent study from the University of Ottawa found that kids' cartoons may not be shielding your little ones from as much death and violence as you thought. More »Kids' cartoons feature more deaths than adult movies: Study
In the days leading up to Hanukkah this year, my 6-year-old daughter could hardly contain her excitement. “We have to get the menorah out and buy the candles,” she chirped, skipping alongside me on our way to school one recent morning. More »Surviving the Holiday Season When You Don't Celebrate Christmas
A 9-year-old girl in the U.K. has declared her gay teacher “brave” and “awesome” in a poignant letter, written to him after he came out to the entire class during an anti-bullying lesson this week. More »9-Year-Old Girl Writes Sweetest Letter to Gay Teacher
One mom creates her own Hanukkah traditions for her small family of two. More »Celebrating the holidays without extended family
There are plenty of reasons why a woman might not have children. For many, it’s a choice to be childfree. Some are waiting for the right partner. Others might want to be mothers, but have had difficulties starting a family. More »Should Jennifer Aniston Be Called Selfish for Not Having Kids?
Discovering the truth about the tooth fairy (or Santa or the Easter Bunny) can be a bummer for any kid. Back in 1991, one doubting 9-year-old confronted the tooth fairy directly — and now, 23 years later, she’s sharing her takedown online, where it’s been causing huge buzz since she posted it Monday on Reddit. More »9-Year-Old's Confrontational (and Adorable) Note for Tooth Fairy
Lifting wheelchairs and towing walkers are just part of the everyday routine for some parents of kids with special needs. More »Special-needs parenting: Why fitness is especially important
When Tarrant, Alabama Police Officer William Stacy was called to the Dollar General store on Saturday, December 6, he wasn’t especially surprised. “We get shoplifting calls at Dollar General all the time,” he tells Yahoo Parenting. “Usually people are stealing things like makeup or phone chargers – not things they need to get by.” More »Cop's Act of Kindness Toward Shoplifting Grandma
If your kid is clamoring for a Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll and you haven’t even begun your search yet, no need to panic — despite the fact that this doll is one of about 30 toys that will likely sell out in the next two weeks. Others on the hard-to-get list include new toys in the Lego, Barbie, and Nerf lines, but with a little clever thinking, those can be had, as well. Just start broadening your search — today! Here, six tips for snagging this year’s must-have toy: More »How to Find That Hot Toy Your Kid Is Begging For
The writer with his son. Photo courtesy of Calvin Hennick. Race doesn’t exist for my kids yet. To my 3-year-old son, I’m “blue” or “gray” or “yellow,” depending on the color of my shirt. And my 5-month-old daughter is primarily concerned with whether or not I’m holding something shiny. More »Dad's Conversations About Race: 'Most White Kids Don't Get This Talk'
First, before you accuse me of ruining my kids’ childhood, let me say that my three-year-old son and infant daughter will be meeting the Jolly Old Elf at least a couple of times this December. And my wife and I will probably even wrap up a toy car and a rattle and slap Saint Nick’s name on them and put them under the tree. More »I Won’t Lie to My Kids About Santa
The demands of full-day kindergarten leaves one mom questioning whether or not to pull her child from the program. More »My love-hate relationship with full-day kindergarten