New Batch Of Adorable, Aesthetically Perfect Children Win Gap Modeling…

Four children have emerged victorious from Gap's Casting Call contest: Sofia Jaworovich and Keyghan Burns for GapKids, Evie Sowers and Dylan Bandale for babyGap. They beat out one million other kids to star in Gap's relentlessly cheerful ads. » 1/21/11 11:16am 1/21/11 11:16am

"Picking Out A Wheelchair With Your Daughter Is A Lot Like Picking Out…

Ellen Moore is a working mother. With a special needs child. As she says, "People tell me I'm good at it; I'm never quite as sure." And her advice, while not new, is amazing. » 12/13/10 5:10pm 12/13/10 5:10pm

Little Kids Make The Project Runway Video You'll See

This kids-reenact-Project-Runway is kind of reminiscent of a po-mo Our Gang — and we feel bad for the little boy who has to wear the Michael Kors bronzer — but we can't stop watching it. » 10/12/10 5:43pm 10/12/10 5:43pm

For The Last Time: Your Only Child Will Not Grow Up To Be Socially…

According to a new study of 13,446 youngsters, only kids do suffer socially — at first. By their teens, everyone's on a level playing field. "Whatever benefits there are in having a sibling are mediated; there's a catch-up." » 8/16/10 6:27pm 8/16/10 6:27pm

Little Girl's Lemonade Stand Closed For Operating Without A License

Last Thursday, officials closed down a lemonade stand run by 7-year-old Julie Murphy at a Portland street fair. The young entrepreneur didn't have the required $120 temporary restaurant license. Julie sums it up: "It was a bad day." » 8/06/10 3:51pm 8/06/10 3:51pm

Why Being A Teen Phenom Isn't Necessarily Awesome

Australian writer Steph Bowe got a book deal at fifteen, but felt like a failure for not publishing at thirteen or fourteen. Sounds insane — except that I can relate. » 5/20/10 3:20pm 5/20/10 3:20pm

Mother's Day When You're Unmothered

If you get a chance, read Meghan O'Rourke's tribute to her mother on Slate: it's beautiful, and an interesting counterpoint for those people who don't have mothers but still, like the rest of us, are unavoidably inundated with Mother's Day. » 5/06/10 7:00pm 5/06/10 7:00pm

India's Child Brides Say "I Don't"

Inspired in part by Rekha Kalindi, increasing numbers of young Indian girls are refusing to submit to child marriage. As an article in today's Los Angeles Times makes clear, no small feat: » 11/13/09 1:00pm 11/13/09 1:00pm

"Like Something From A Greek Tragedy": Nadya Suleman At Home

We want certain things from an Octomom story: chaos, madness, the squirm of discomfort, and plenty of cute kids. A New York Times Magazine profile brings us all this, and more: » 11/12/09 5:00pm 11/12/09 5:00pm

No Longer Quivering: Breaking Out Of The Movement (Army Of Kids In Tow)

If you caught yesterday's Secret Lives of Women, you'll know it didn't contain that many insights into the Quiverfull lifestyle - possibly because it was titled "Born to Breed?" The most interesting by far? The woman who left the movement: » 11/11/09 6:40pm 11/11/09 6:40pm

Oprah Tries To Interview 7-Year-Old Schizophrenic, Fails

Today on Oprah, the host interviewed a a 7-year-old schizophrenic girl who wanted absolutely nothing to do with O. You can tell, in the clip, that Oprah isn't used to this kind of rejection at all. » 10/06/09 8:00pm 10/06/09 8:00pm

Not That Innocent: Teaching Kids About Morals, Race & Mental Health

Do preschoolers need therapy? Are babies racist? Two stories this week challenge the notion that kids live in an innocent world, free of the problems and stereotypes that complicate adult life. » 9/09/09 12:00pm 9/09/09 12:00pm

Jack Black Visits Yo Gabba Gabba!

Today, Jack Black landed in Gabbaland, via talking motorbike, and made friends with the gang. He got to wear DJ Lance's outfit, and he's a really good dancer. More dancing after the jump. » 4/03/09 5:30pm 4/03/09 5:30pm