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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...

Are You Making These 5 Communication Mistakes With Your Kids?

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

To create connection rather than disconnection with our kids, we need to demonstrate to them that we accept them exactly as they are. Then, kids find it safe to be themselves around us. In an atmosphere of acceptance, children can grow, develop, create and learn.

Woman Found Pushing Dead 3-Year-Old Son In Swing

AP | KASEY JONES | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime

BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or...

Man Brings 2 Kids To Failed Drug Deal, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.20.2015 | Weird News

A Florida man is facing child abuse charges after allegedly bringing his two kids to a botched drug deal. Charles McDowell, 54, was arrested Sunday...

Mother Convicted Of Murdering, Mutilating Adult Son

AP | Posted 05.19.2015 | Crime

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A jury in Michigan on Monday found a 61-year-old woman guilty of killing and dismembering her adult son, rejecting her t...

Mom Who Left Kids In Hot Car Learns Her Fate

AP | TERRY TANG | Posted 05.15.2015 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — A single mother who left her two young sons in a hot car in Phoenix during a job interview was sentenced Friday to 18 years of superv...

Breastfeeding Mom Blames Whiskey-Soaked Burgers For DUI

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.15.2015 | Crime

A Florida mother accused of driving drunk with four small kids in the car allegedly told police the alcohol on her breath came from the four whiskey-s...

Woman Allegedly Leaves Child In Car To Go Drinking On Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.13.2015 | Weird News

Hayley Dawn Hampton probably won't forget this past Mother's Day, thanks to an arrest for suspected child neglect. Hampton, 28, was allegedly left ...

Worst Mother Selfies Ever! | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weird News

For all the things you can thank your mother for, add this to the list: At least she never took a sexy selfie with you in the photo. Some moms did ...

Dad Uses Daughter, 9, To Scam Girl Scout Cookie Buyers: Cops

AP | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weird News

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A man used his 9-year-old daughter as a ploy to collect money for Girl Scout cookies he never ordered or delivered, police said. ...

Parents Gave Kids Pot, Cocaine As 'Bargaining Tool': Cops

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weird News

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A couple gave their teenage daughters cocaine and marijuana if they went to school and did household chores, authorities...

Florida Mom Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Son On Hood, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

A Florida mom has been charged with child abuse after she allegedly drove her car with her 13-year-old son clinging to the hood. Bridget Garcia, 32...

Mom Instigated Fight Between Daughter, Rival: Deputies

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.21.2015 | Crime

A Florida mom is facing various felony charges after allegedly instigating a fight between her 13-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old classmate. Ta...

Mother Accused Of 'Naked Twister Party' With Teen Daughter, Friends

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.15.2015 | Crime

A mother in Evans, Georgia, is being accused of hosting a party for her teenage daughter that allegedly included naked Twister, consumption of pot and...

9 Parenting Sins We're All Guilty Of

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

We need to face it: No parent is perfect all the time. It's okay to have bad days, or to look back and realize we had a bad parenting afternoon. Junior will live. And we'll feel better for being honest, rather than wracked with guilt.

Man Fatally Assaults Baby Who Urinated On Him: Police

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.13.2015 | Crime

An Illinois man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of an 18-month-old child who urinated on him. Police in Cicero said Martin A...

Maine Woman Sentenced For Suffocating Toddler

AP | Posted 06.09.2015 | Crime

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman was sentenced to 37 years in prison on Thursday for killing her 2-year-old daughter by giving her allergy medicin...

7 Idiotic Parenting Tips | Posted 04.08.2015 | Weird News

Parenting is hard. There is no class, no test; you just do what comes naturally and nine months later someone hands you a kid and expects you to figur...

Murder Charge For Mom Whose Kids Were Found In Freezer

AP | Posted 04.01.2015 | Crime

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mother was charged Wednesday with murder and torture in the slayings of two of her children whose bodies were found last we...

Baby Chokes On Cigarette Butt While Mom Drinks At Bar

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.01.2015 | Crime

When Kendra Jane Hampton left her home on Saturday to go to a bar, she didn't expect she'd soon be behind jail bars. Hampton, 39, was arrested afte...

Aunt Gave Rum To Baby Nephew To Celebrate Kentucky Win: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.31.2015 | Crime

When the University of Kentucky basketball earned a spot in the NCAA Final Four Saturday night by beating Notre Dame, Angela Spoonamore celebrated the...

Stepdad Killed 9-Week-Old Girl While Mom Was In Hospital: Cops

AP | Posted 03.30.2015 | Crime

MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged with killing his 9-week-old stepdaughter while her mother was in the hospital. Cumberland ...

Mom Allegedly Allowed Drug Dealer To Rape Daughter In Return For Heroin

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.26.2015 | Crime

An Ohio mom accused of providing her 11-year-old daughter to a drug dealer for sex in exchange for heroin pleaded not guilty today. April Corcoran,...

Florida Woman Charged In Death Of 3-Year-Old Stepson

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 03.25.2015 | Crime

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Police charged the stepmother of a 3-year-old boy with aggravated manslaughter Wednesday and accused her of hiding the boy's ...