Study: Time Spent with Your Kid Means Less Than Quality of The Hang

Apparently American parents spend more time with their kids than any other parents in any other country. I for sure thought Swedish parents - with their endless maternity and paternity leave - would win the parental hang time race but the Washington Post attests to American exceptionalism. Rah rah. So how come… » 3/29/15 5:30pm 3/29/15 5:30pm

New Trend: Men Wanting Babies, Women Wanting Freedom

It was bound to happen: One day, women would awake from the fog of cultural myth-making to realize that having kids is in fact a lot of work, work that was bound to fall disproportionately on them—maybe even too much work, all said, if you want to get other stuff done or have a low-key existence. And they would decide… » 3/19/15 2:50pm 3/19/15 2:50pm

How Do You Discipline a Child in the Post-Hitting Era?

American children are a bunch of spoiled brats. You've likely heard the refrain repeated for years now, and new verses are always being added. A couple years ago Elizabeth Kolbert's widely shared New Yorker article "Spoiled Rotten" remarked that, "With the exception of the imperial offspring of the Ming dynasty and… » 3/06/15 12:10pm 3/06/15 12:10pm

The Funniest, Weirdest Thing You Did as a Kid

Over the past week, an unnamed Gawker Media dad has been bringing his four-year-old into the office. While you might (somewhat rightfully) be thinking of us as a group of cold and unfeeling bloggers, this little girl has been warming our hearts and making us laugh continually with her adorable and zany antics. The… » 2/20/15 8:40pm 2/20/15 8:40pm

Will Smith Is a Prisoner Of Daughter Willow's Teenage Emotions

Willow Smith might be the famous daughter of a celebrity but she's also a 14-year-old girl full of colliding hormones. You know, like we once were. On Thursday, her dad Will Smith stopped by David Letterman—who's still on, amazing—and talked about the perpetual Teenage Girl Independence Day going on at home and how… » 2/19/15 11:30am 2/19/15 11:30am

Diabolical Barber Gives Misbehaving Kids the "Old Man" Special

Kids acting up? Not getting the grades they should be or listening to you when it's time to wash the dishes? Well, if you live in Snellville, Georgia, you don't have to punish them with time outs or idle threats of giving them to the bad man who will sell all of their organs for below-market value. You can send them… » 2/04/15 9:47pm 2/04/15 9:47pm

How to Talk About Race with Your Kids

It'd be wonderful if you could just say to children, "People might look different and come from different places, but we're all equal and should be treated the same" and leave it at that. But if recent news has taught us anything, it's that reality is not so simple, and we need to face the topics of race and racism… » 1/23/15 2:06pm 1/23/15 2:06pm

Kids React to The Sheer Terror That is Teddy Ruxpin

Remember when Santa brought your friend Julie a Teddy Ruxpin for Christmas and didn't bring you shit and when you talked to Julie about it she said "well maybe Santa just loves me more" and you had to tell that little brat that actually Santa doesn't exist and she's just a spoiled little monster? Anyway, watch some of… » 1/21/15 6:10pm 1/21/15 6:10pm

Teen Bully to Dr. Phil: 'Somebody Has to Tell People They're Ugly'

In Wednesday's episode of Dr. Phil, the "older, less attractive" and "bald" host subjects himself to Salty Teen opinions of himself in an attempt to get said group of Salty Teens, skilled in the art of social bullying, to lay down their swords. Instead, the intervention kind of goes off the rails. » 1/14/15 3:45pm 1/14/15 3:45pm

Kids Who Were in Same Wedding Once Tie Knot 20 Years Later

What a thing to wake up to on a Monday morning! A touching love story that will alternately make you want to weep happy tears and then also retch out the rest of all the red wine you "accidentally" drank while watching The Golden Globes last night! Here it is, the cutest "kids getting married" story of ALL TIME. » 1/12/15 10:45am 1/12/15 10:45am