Weaving folk tales into Soviet children’s books, it turns out, was a fairly unconventional move in the 1930s.
The rumors are true: Honey Boo Boo is coming to Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, along with Miles Brown from black-ish and Bristol Palin’s child.
An Oklahoma middle school closed this week after parents used a private Facebook group to threaten a 12-year-old girl who is transgender. Parents referred to the student as “it,” “he,” and a “maggot,” according to Newsweek. They also made threats of physical violence, including castration with a knife.
Shouting out commands to Alexa, Siri, or your quasi-sentient-personal-assistant of choice seems mostly (mostly?) harmless, but watch out: You might fuck up your kid!
The children’s movie Show Dogs, starring Will Arnett in human form and Ludacris as the voice of a dog, is being recut because of a subplot that’s thought to be detrimental to young viewers.
The cartoonish evil of the Department of Homeland Security continues apace. The Daily Beast reports that DHS is proposing a rule that requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement to check the immigration status of any sponsor of an unaccompanied child, as well as anyone who lives in the home of that sponsor.
Do you remember the feeling of being an eight-year-old and desperately needing a Razor scooter? No, not wanting. Needing. You needed it so much you were willing to build up the courage to ask your mom to buy it for you right in front of the checkout aisle.
Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s first ex-wife, seems to have a muddled understanding of what it takes to make a baby. According to her, the only person in the above photo who is a parent is Vanessa and not Don Jr., her bloated, cheating-ass son!!
The most important thing to know about director Ava DuVernay’s film adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time—the beloved children’s sci-fi book about time travel, tesseracts, and a dog named Fortinbras—is that it’s meant to appeal primarily to children, with jokes and a few nods for their handlers sprinkled in as an…
For the past few years McDonald’s has made changes to the chain’s kids-friendly Happy Meal in order for it to be healthier.
French teachers are sick and tired of tweens and their smartphones, so they’re banning phones and sending the children straight to the guillotines. Just kidding! But they are banning the phones.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism is 4.5 times more common in boys than it is in girls. But some doctors think that the number of autistic boys and girls might not be so different, rather traits just go undetected in girls because they don’t line up with traditional definitions of…
Chris Christie caused a government shut down that closed all of New Jersey’s state beaches over the Fourth of July weekend. Then he enjoyed the beach with his family on an empty shoreline. Then he got dragged to hell over it. You know who didn’t enjoy all the memes, guys? Chris Christie’s kids. Bet you feel bad now.
There’s no one like a 19th century novelist, enraged by the conditions of her world, to get you weeping and furious about a premature death—and very often, in the same book, to portray the callous, limited sphere of the privileged, snooty denizens of “Society” as Charles Dickens would write, with a capital S.
I have entered the phase of married life where some of my friends’ first marriages are beginning to fall apart. Statistically, we’re right on the money; most American divorces happen before the eighth year of marriage, and it’s been about eight years since that one summer when my husband and I attended seven weddings.…
Woah my God. An eight-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl were doused with gasoline and set on fire by a third child this weekend, The Canadian Press reports. In the understatement of the century, the Mounties say that this happened in “an altercation” between the children.
Apologies for the nausea I’m about to bring into your life, though you probably saw this coming: child bullies are using Trump’s statements to ostracize their peers, particularly those who are not white.
On Saturday, a particularly bold California sea lion pulled a little girl off the dock and into the water at Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf in Richmond, British Columbia. She was quickly recovered, and aside from the scare, seems to be relatively unscathed.
Many of my friends have kids. Many more are planning to have kids. I have a sibling with kids. I, on the other hand, do not have kids, and will probably never have kids. And the next time I am asked why I do not want to have kids (which is honestly a question I’m asked more than I ever expected to be asked), I will…