The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood—a children's privacy advocacy group—released a petition today calling for Mattel to cease production of Hello Barbie, an "interactive" doll created in the hopes of reviving the toymaker's stumbling brand.
Another day, another set of parents investigated for letting their kids walk home from a nearby park. And this time, letting your 10-year-old walk home with his six-year-old sister has an official name: Free-range parenting.
Being young and fledgling in today's challenging employment market is tough for job seeking twentysomethings. But it's even tougher when those job seekers' parents can't resist the urge to further infantilize their offspring by interfering in their professional lives. Yes, "helicopter parenting" has made its way from…