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21 Oct 2011 00:14


Culture: Bad ideas: Five things parents probably shouldn’t do with their kids

  • We figure some of our readers have to have kids at this point, right? Have a young child that you’re looking to take care of? Making some stupid mistakes along the way, without realizing it? CNN’s got you covered — they threw together this list of ways to ensure your children are safe — a bunch of stuff that most parents normally tend to do without thinking about it. Do you catch yourself doing any of this?
  • one Moving their kid to a bigger car seat too soon. Not so fast, pediatricians say. Fish gotta swim, kids gotta grow.
  • two Letting their baby sleep in a swing. Though the motion lulls them asleep, they may not get enough oxygen in that position.
  • three Making them watch educational videos. Babies under two years old can’t even understand them at all yet.
  • four Putting the babies on their stomachs when sleeping — a SIDS rick. Just give them “tummy time” during the day instead.
  • five Microwaving their babies’ bottles. The bottles may be made with BPA — or could get too hot to handle. Yikes. source

16 Jun 2010 10:46


Culture: Could Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston get back together?

  • I believe that wherever possible, if the parents can cooperate and co-parent in a positive way, the child will benefit. Levi and I are turning a new page here as co-parents to this wonderful boy and putting aside the past because doing so is in Tripp’s best interest.
  • Bristol Palin • Talking on “Good Morning America” about working together with Levi Johnston on parenting. There are some claims the new leaf goes even further, to the point where the two are a couple again, but that would probably mean that Ricky Hollywood would have to avoid going back to Hollywood for the rest of his life. Which is a world we don’t want to live in. source

07 Mar 2010 22:31


Offbeat: South Korean parents learn they prefer virtual babies to real one

  • virtual A set of South Korean parents found themselves playing Prius Online nonstop, raising a virtual child all the while.
  • real Meanwhile, their real child – a three-month-old baby – starved to death after getting fed just once a day. Bad parents! source

06 Mar 2010 12:39


U.S.: Were authorities warned about the Pentagon shooter beforehand?

  • YES his parents said something to California police source

07 Aug 2009 12:18


Culture: “Inglorious Basterds” gives a glorious welcome to Eli Roth’s parents

  • So my parents were there with Hitler singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ watching their son do his Nazi propaganda movie.
  • Director/actor Eli Roth (who is Jewish by the way) • On the surreal experience of convincing his parents to visit Berlin – breaking a vow they made to never visit the city – to see him make “Inglorious Basterds.” Director Quentin Tarantino had his 300 characters, dressed as Nazis, sing for Roth’s parents as if it was their birthday (it wasn’t). This actually amused the heck out of them – they spent the day getting charmed by Tarantino. Man, we need to try harder. • source

09 Jul 2009 22:32


U.S.: Sen. John Ensign’s parents spent lots of money on their son’s mistress

  • $96,000 last year to quell family drama source

30 Jun 2009 10:56


Culture: TMZ sez Michael Jackson’s spokesman, his dad, is getting nothing

  • The reason? Joe Jackson beat him as a child. Michael Jackson was the king of the dysfunctional childhood, becoming famous and having to deal with very rough family dynamics at an early age. According to his will, he never forgot it. He left his will to his mom, children and charity, but apparently didn’t leave his father, Joe, a red cent. Perhaps Michael wouldn’t want his dad speaking for him. source

26 May 2009 02:03


Culture, U.S.: Octomom has fresh competition – from the dudes