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Would You Pay Your Teen to Participate in a Family Activity?

Mary Rowen | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Mary Rowen

I don't have plans to offer my kids cash again for a movie night -- at least not any time soon -- but the evening was really lovely, and it wouldn't have happened without that lousy ten bucks.

Mom Took Daughter Out On Egging Rampage, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.01.2015 | Weird News

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Police Hunting For Baby Allegedly Thrown In Creek By Mom

Newser | David Moye | Posted 11.04.2015 | Crime

Police are scouring a creek outside Myrtle Beach, SC, for a missing infant who disappeared under suspicious circumstances involving her mother....

Grandpa Leaves Girl In Desert With Gun To Get Cheeseburger: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.03.2015 | Crime

CBS 5 - KPHO A man in Buckeye, Arizona, is facing child endangerment charges after authorities said he left his 5-year-old granddaughter in th...

The Worst Mother I've Ever Seen

Stephanie Jankowski | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Jankowski

I feel like I'm about to witness a heinous car crash, and even throwing myself on the painted lines in the middle of the road wouldn't stop it.

5 Things Bad Parents Are NOT Doing

Alicia Gonzalez | Posted 10.01.2015 | Parents
Alicia Gonzalez

I've always been very vocal about my disagreement with the social tendency to arbitrarily blame parents, for everything. Parenting is the hardest job in the world. There is no single "right way" to parent.

Naked Joggers Left Baby Alone On Beach For Hours, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.24.2015 | Crime

KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana Deputies in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, have arrested a couple accused of leaving a 20-month-ol...

7 Sins I Commit in the Name of Motherhood

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

We are closing in on the holiest day of the year for Jews: Yom Kippur. It's the day of atonement. As a serial sinner, on a daily basis (minute-by-minute, really), you better believe I will repent.

Mom Planned Daughter's Birthday Blowout With 12 Bags Of Cocaine

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.10.2015 | Weird News

When Nicola Austen's daughter turned 18 in February, the 37-year-old decided they should celebrate in high style. So, Austen (pictured above) purchas...

Teen Girl Fakes Triplet Pregnancy For 10 Months

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.01.2015 | Weird News

A 16-year-old girl in Wyandotte, Michigan, could be in triple trouble after she allegedly faked a pregnancy for 10 months. The friends ...

Mom Killed Baby, Lived With Corpse For 3 Months, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.31.2015 | Crime

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who prosecutors say lived with her dead baby girl's body for three months was charged Saturday with murde...

Woman Guilty Of Robbing 3 Banks In Half Hour For Daughter's Party

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.28.2015 | Weird News

An accused thief told a court she held up three banks in May to raise money for her daughter's graduation party. Cindy Sanchez Carabeo, 50, of B...

Woman Hires Hitman Because Her Grandkids Got Lice, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.25.2015 | Crime

A Florida woman is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill a man she claims gave her grandchildren lice. Police in New Smyrna said Pamela Van...

Baby Locked In Safe In Niagara Falls Hotel Room

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.20.2015 | Weird News

The parents of an infant who was locked in a hotel safe in Niagara Falls, Canada, won't be charged, officials said. The child was place...

Drunk Man Makes 10-Year-Old Son His Designated Driver, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.17.2015 | Weird News

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an upstate New York man had his 10-year-old drive his pickup truck while he was sitting in the passenger seat...

Florida Dad Let Teen Daughter Dance, Do Drugs At Strip Club: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.14.2015 | Crime

A Florida man allegedly brought his teenage daughter into a Miami strip club to drink, do drugs, and dance on a stripper pole. Jose&nbs...

Mother And Daughter Arrested For Shooting Heroin At Gas Station

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.12.2015 | Crime

  A mother and daughter face child endangerment and other charges after police said they shot heroin in front of a baby. Courtney Jordi...

Mom Tosses Baby Boy Out Window For Being Possessed: Prosecutors

Associated Press | David Moye | Posted 08.10.2015 | Crime

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Man Allegedly Tries To Pick Up Prostitute With 7-Year-Old In Car

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime

A Pennsylvania man is behind bars after police said he tried to solicit a prostitute while a 7-year-old child was sitting in the back seat. Antho...

The Little Runaway (Or Why My Neighbors Don't Like Me That Much)

Gina Sampaio | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Gina Sampaio

A few weeks ago, late in the afternoon, my six-year-old Z was climbing the tree near our very un-busy road when I saw that our eleven-year-old neighbor was talking to him.

Man Accidentally Leaves Baby In Car, Calls 911

Associated Press | David Moye | Posted 08.05.2015 | Crime

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a man left his 6-month-old baby in a truck parked at a Metro station in Maryland for hours before rea...

'Criminal Minds' TV Show Teaches Murder Suspect To Hide Bodies: Cops

Newser | David Moye | Posted 08.04.2015 | Crime

A 25-year-old Florida woman was charged with murder after allegedly killing her father and 6-year-old daughter and then using an episode of Criminal ...

Florida Mom Chased Boy With Knife For Bugging Her Daughter, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.29.2015 | Crime

When Shakella Quinn saw her daughter get into a playground argument with a fifth grade boy, she felt obliged to defend the girl's honor -- by al...

The Disappearance of America's Dads

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 07.08.2015 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

So many children in our nation without strong male role models. So many children in our country with absent fathers. It's time to change that. It's time for our churches, schools, politicians, and our society to begin taking a stronger stand on this issue.

Parents Banished Teen To Woods For Eating Pop-Tart, Police Say | Posted 07.07.2015 | Crime

A 14-year-old girl who ate an unauthorized Pop-Tart found herself banished to the woods for a week with only a tent, a roll of toilet paper, a flashli...