I Went to a Simulated Teen Drinking Party and It Freaked Me the Fuck Out

I’m far from the target audience for the simulated teen drinking party I attended last weekend—that audience being freaked-out parents who want to see what really goes on at the hormone-fueled ragers their children are just starting to attend—but let me start by saying that the whole thing was very effective. I was… » 5/04/15 3:45pm 5/04/15 3:45pm

Nightmare Parents Write Letter About Baby's Nightmare Birthday Party

There are lots of things to put into a baby’s memory book: Their first smile, their first step, their first time throwing up all over your back. And now, thanks to the magic of the internet, one baby will have something extra special to remind them how wonderful their parents were: A batshit birthday invite that… » 4/17/15 1:10pm 4/17/15 1:10pm

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

Bride Gets Back at Awful Parents With Brilliant Burn of a Wedding Invite

Say you're getting married and don't want to invite your parents due to the abuse they visited upon you as a child. And say those same parents are now bullying you for an invitation. What do you do? If you're this bride, you send them an invitation that's so acid-dipped that you can feel the burn from here. » 2/16/15 9:45pm 2/16/15 9:45pm

Watch This Teen Come Out to His Mother With Shocking Results

We've had a bad run of coming out stories lately. It was heartbreaking to see Daniel Pierce come out to his parents and it was even more awful to learn that LGBT youth homelesness was on the rise. That's why it's so awesome to see this video of a teen come out to his mom and hear her shocking confession. » 9/18/14 10:30pm 9/18/14 10:30pm

Police Investigating Mom Who Nodded Out On Bus, Put Daughter in Danger

Police have launched an investigation of a Philadelphia-area mother (whose name has been withheld) after a video of the woman nodding out on the bus went viral yesterday. And while video evidence of the mother's behavior is likely going to be something that the police and social workers take into consideration, it's… » 3/08/14 7:00pm 3/08/14 7:00pm

Parents Hope Their Sons Are Geniuses and Their Daughters Aren't Fat

Another reason to feel bad for today's little girls: one day, the straight ones will grow up to face a dating selection consisting of doted upon nightmare boys raised by parents who used the power of the internet to validate their sneaking suspicion that their lil' All Star might be a genius. Meanwhile, the girls'… » 1/22/14 4:45pm 1/22/14 4:45pm