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Man Strangles Boy Over Bad Grades: Cops

Posted 10.15.2013 | Crime

A Tempe, Ariz., man is accused of strangling his nephew over bad grades. Police said Garrett Wright, 48, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse ...

Twin Babies Found Naked In Locked Room

Posted 10.14.2013 | Crime

A mother and aunt in Texas face child neglect charges after police in Liberty County found twin baby girls locked naked in a dirty room without food. ...

Yea Though I Walk Through the Valley of Lice

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

It hath come to pass that a plague hath beset the Colleary family whereupon we were ravaged by lice. No, they were not any of the particular louses that Shannon hath, in the past, lain with like the Whore of Babylon.

Mom Forced Child To Walk On Busy Freeway As Punishment: Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

It's one thing to make your child walk home. It's another when that walk is across a busy, dangerous highway. But that's exactly what one League Ci...

Dad Beats Son To Death Over Bad Grades

Posted 10.10.2013 | World

A father in the United Arab Emirates who killed his son over the boy's bad grades has reportedly been sentenced to three years in prison. Accordin...

Teen Mom Threw Baby Out Window: Police

Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

An Arizona teen faces criminal charges after police said she threw her newborn baby out a bathroom window. Maricopa County sheriff's deputies resp...

Parenting FAIL

Frida Berrigan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

In these columns, I tend to focus on the joys, idiosyncrasies and contradictions of being a peace-loving, simplicity-seeking parent in a hyper-violent...

Mom Who Killed 3 Kids Wants Cut Of Their Estate

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A mentally disturbed woman who drowned her three young children in a bathtub is going to court to ask a judge ...

Mom Hid Daughter's Body In Trunk: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 09.30.2013 | Crime

A Davis, Calif., woman faces murder charges after police discovered her 5-year-old daughter's body in the trunk of her car. Aquelin Talamantes, 29...

Dad Injects 4-Year-Old With Heroin To Delay Divorce: Cops

Posted 09.30.2013 | Crime

A Washington state man is accused of trying to kill his 4-year-old with heroin on the day his divorce was supposed to be finalized. Eric Emil Leht...

Mother Left Newborn In Trash: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 09.26.2013 | Crime

A Kentucky woman who gave birth at a Kohl's and left her newborn baby in the trash to die told police that she thought she had miscarried. Jessica...

Bad Dad Left Baby In Car To Die: Cops

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.25.2013 | Crime

A Phoenix man who left his son in his car while he went to work faces second-degree murder charges. Police say Brokale Lytte Marques, 28, left his...

Parents Charged For Daughter's Detergent Death

AP | Posted 09.19.2013 | Crime

MADISON, Ala. -- Court records say the parents of an 18-month-old girl who died after eating dishwashing detergent may not have immediately helped the...

Man Told Young Son To Lie About Shooting Sister In Face: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.24.2013 | Weird News

A Wisconsin dad is under fire for allegedly telling his 6-year-old son to lie about shooting his 4-year-old sister in the face. The incident happen...

3-Year-Old Fatally Shot Playing 'Game' With Mother's Boyfriend

Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago

A 3-year-old boy from Northwest Indiana is dead after "playing a game" with his mother's boyfriend who apparently forgot he was holding a loaded gun, ...

Mom Guilty Of Abusing Twin Daughters Sentenced To Jail

AP | Posted 09.13.2013 | Crime

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania mother accused of locking up her 6-year-old twins and nearly starving them has been given a prison sentence of 14 to...

Mom's Demands Led To Her Son Lighting Himself On Fire: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.12.2013 | Crime

A mother in Henderson, Nev., is facing child abuse charges after her 11-year-old lit himself on fire. The boy was allegedly following Juanita Carr'...

Dad Wanted For Tot's Starvation Death

AP | Posted 11.09.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A severely disabled 3-year-old girl who weighed just 11 pounds when she died Monday was starved to death, Philadelphia police sai...

Dad Allegedly Hit Son, 3, For Not Saying 'May I Please'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.05.2013 | Crime

It's good for kids to learn to say "May I please," but not if it involves slapping them in the face. That was the teaching method allegedly utilize...

Man Accused Of Beheading Disabled Son In Jail

AP | Posted 09.04.2013 | Crime

THIBODAUX, La. -- A Louisiana man accused of beheading his disabled 7-year-old son is out of a state mental hospital and in jail. Defense attorney Ke...

Woman Pulled Over For Breastfeeding On A Moped

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.03.2013 | Weird News

Busy moms have to multitask, but a woman in Yuzhou, China, recently got stopped by police for breastfeeding her 18-month-old son while riding on a mop...

Father Shoots Son With B.B. Gun: Cops

AP | Posted 08.30.2013 | Crime

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police say a father has been charged with felony murder in the BB gun shooting death of his 18-month-old son. Officer Kim Y. Jones...

Mother-Daughter Team 'Broke Hearts Worldwide,' Jailed In Internet Dating Scam

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.30.2013 | Crime

A mother-daughter team has a date behind bars for running an Internet dating scam that cheated one unsuspecting woman out of $1 million. Tracy Vass...

Co-Parent Checklist

Tara Fass | Posted 10.27.2013 | Divorce
Tara Fass

If you are dissatisfied with your child's "other parent," if you need to double down on the good will to keep up the steady effort it takes to make co-parenting work, then this blog is for you.

Mom Raised Kids In Meth Lab: Police

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 08.27.2013 | Crime

A Florida woman faces child neglect charges after police discovered that she was raising five children in a mobile home that was used to cook methamph...