Ever since “Toddlers & Tiaras” first aired, I’ve joked that I’m going to call Child Protective Services on these parents. I would never do such a thing but I was trying to make a point that such pageants — and particularly the way some parents go overboard with them — are actually quite dangerous to a child’s psychological health.
Turns out my joke had some truth to it. More
Can no young people wash dishes or is it just babysitters who have lost this skill? Or is it just my babysitters? My husband and I can’t help but notice that only one of our babysitters over the last five years is capable of washing dishes. They fall into one of three categories … More
This is utterly insane. John McGirr — a firefighter from Sydney, Australia — says he was forced to move out of his seat on a Virgin Airlines flight because his row mates were two young boys. He says the incident left him “angry, embarrassed and acutely aware of how society has become fearful of everyone.” Here’s what happened. More
The city of Holland, Michigan, shut down the hot dog business of 13-year-old Nathan Duszynski a few weeks ago. Now he and his sick parents are homeless. More
A famous doctor for kids has had his license abruptly suspended by the state of Delaware after he was charged with endangering the life of his own daughter in an alleged “waterboarding” incident. And it only gets weirder from there. More
The competition for worst son of the year is over. And it’s only August. But yesterday cops arrested William Jenkins, 22, after a domestic dispute involving vodka, feces and battery. More
New Jersey mother MaryAnn Sahoury was simply trying to help other mothers with breastfeeding. That’s why she agreed to participate in an instructional video about how to nurse your child. But after the video made its way to porn sites, and now she’s suing the producer of the original video. More
How would you feel if your children’s caretaker was keeping a journal of how your kid responded to their touch? So creepy, right? Prosecutors in Colorado are saying that the journal was about “grooming” children for abuse. But defense attorneys say there is nothing against the law with his scribblings.
The journal runs 800 pages long and is evidence in a chid-porn case. Prosecutors say it shows Dave Moe is a threat to the community and shouldn’t be released. In it, he recorded the daily interactions he had with young girls at the preschool where he taught. It records the hugs, tickles and affectionate words he gave to more than 100 young girls. More
For some completely insane reason, a New York Times reporter wrote a hit piece on American hurdler Lolo Jones on the eve of her big Olympic race. It was one of the most brutal and vicious attack jobs against a female athlete I’ve ever seen. And it speaks volumes about the confusing messages our daughters receive about self-esteem, virtue and success. The hit piece moved Jones to tears in this video. More
This morning, Olympic gold medalist gymnast Gabby Douglas posted a sad message on her Facebook page:
Whew I finally got some good rest after having to deal with some of this negativity. First my hair â€“ then my mom. I guess no one could wait till we finished competing so that we could keep our concentration and focus. But you know what one more final to go! Ladies letâ€™s make it count!!!! LETâ€™S GET EM!! #USA #beamfinals #floorfinals Pray for us! â™¥ Gabby
Charlotte, North Carolina abortionist Ashutosh Ron Virmani is candid about his beliefs. When confronted by anti-abortion activists at his home a few weeks ago, he said the unborn children he aborts are unwanted, likely to lead lives of crime and suggested that if they have a problem with his work they should “adopt one of those ugly black babies.” More
There’s a scene in the great film Black Sheep where law enforcement officers played by Chris Farley and David Spade accidentally ingest some nitrous oxide that has leaked into their car. They’re flying high and get pulled over by a cop. Here’s the dialogue: More
My husband and I got a huge kick out of the triple layers of security we went through when checking into the hospital for the birth of our first child. And then once the baby was born, we had to do that thing where the baby had sensors put on her and we had matching sensor bands. We couldn’t leave our room without them checking these sensors.
And thank God for them! More
Pediatric surgeon Donald Liu was a world-renown doctor who was known for his breakthroughs in minimally invasive surgery. But this past weekend, he died saving two children he discovered who were struggling in Lake Michigan. The children were saved but he was pulled under the water and drowned. He was on a vacation with his wife and three children at the time of his death. More