BOSTON (AP) — The daughter of the late Ann Landers is rebooting her mother's famous advice column.
Columnist and author Margo Howard says "Ask Ann Landers" will launch online Tuesday with a...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine hospital says it will provide parenting coaching services to mothers with the help of a new grant.
MaineGeneral Medical Center says its Edmund N. Ervin...
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Jail can be harsh, a place with slamming steel doors and tensions running high. But once a week for 45 minutes, that rigor is replaced by children's...
Early release for mother of child who died from exposure
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl found unresponsive outside an Ohio home on a frigid February day has been released from prison after three months.
Emily Oster crunches parenting data so you don’t have to
NEW YORK (AP) — Breastfeeding, sleep training, food allergies: Parents navigate an onslaught of decisions, particularly fraught from birth to preschool when their own sleep deprivation and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Heidi Murkoff's "What to Expect" books, the million-selling series on pregnancy and parenting, will soon be available in audio for the first time.
Wisconsin struggles with child care worker shortage
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Low wages and a lack of benefits are making it difficult for child care centers in Wisconsin to attract and retain workers, particularly in rural areas, according to state child care experts.
Reports: Suspect filed for custody 6 days after massacre
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Documents say that a suspect in the massacre of a family in which a parenting dispute is said to have played a role filed for custody of his daughter six days after the slayings.
Defendant Edward "Jake" Wagner is one of four members of a different family charged with killing eight members of the Rhoden family in April 2016.
The 26-year-old Wagner shared custody of a daughter with Hanna Rhoden, one of the victims.
Awards buzz is icing for John Krasinski and ‘A Quiet Place’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Krasinski is still pinching himself over the critical and financial success of his experimental thriller "A Quiet Place," but the Cinderella year is not over yet. With awards season heating up, "A Quiet Place," has found its own spot in the conversation. Krasinski who co-wrote, directed and starred in the film opposite his wife, Emily Blunt, is only humbled.
Serena Williams talks motherhood, insecurities at conference
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Serena Williams has opened up about parenting, motherhood and her own insecurities during a women's conference in Philadelphia.
The tennis star was one of a number of speakers Friday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.
She told the group of about 10,000 attendees: "I always have these insecurities that I'm not good enough as a mom. We all go through these different emotions that we all don't feel comfortable talking about. But I think we should."
Goo-gle gaga: Parenting in the age of Alexa and her ilk
Hey parents: What if there was a machine that could respond to your kids' every command, never tiring, even if they ask it to tell jokes for two hours or answer all their homework...
MOSCOW (AP) — Having a baby is even more important than playing in the World Cup for some.
Three dads-to-be have made trips home from Russia to welcome a child, with the blessing of coaches and teammates.
On Tuesday, Fabian Delph will likely miss England's match against Colombia in the round of 16 while awaiting the birth of his third child.
"Some things in life are more important than football," England coach Gareth Southgate said Monday. "His focus needs to be with his family at this time."
Fatherhood program teaches dads parenting skills
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — On Friday, Nathan Otero, 35, took the day off.
The Bridgeport resident works 50 to 52 hours a week juggling two jobs, so time off is hard to come by. But Friday was a special occasion - his eldest son, Nathaniel Jr., 6, was graduating kindergarten.
David Hood has been a dad and a college football player and sometimes he had to do both at the same time.
Last year during summer workouts at Temple, little David IV, then 3, tagged along with his dad for a few days. Up at 5 a.m., Hood brought his son to the locker room, the training table, the practice field — where the youngster stretched with the team — and then the weight room.
How testosterone and oxytocin hormones interact in male work and parenting effort
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The 4-year-old character referred to in the title of the new film "A Kid Like Jake " does not actually get much screen time at all. He's around and always being talked about, as his gender-fluidity is becoming more apparent to those around him, but "A Kid Like Jake" is not really about Jake at all — it's about his parents.
Jessica Biel recalls a recent parenting victory
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to parenting advice, you've got your homegrown experts, your celebrities, the granola crunchy crowd and your "bad moms" who write funny books about drinking and cursing their way through rearing children.
Sometimes, though, there's a mom who writes a book that revs on a great many of those cylinders. Count the real Rainbow "Bow" Johnson in that camp, only her name is Dr. Rania Edwards-Barris.
Mom-to-be Briana Arzate strolled through the corridors of Edinburg Regional Medical Center with her essential snack — popcorn — tucked away in her bag.
As first-time parents, she and her partner attended Bloom — an event dedicated to new and expecting moms — to gain insight from medical practitioners and socialize with a community of persons approaching parenthood.
Raising Highly Capable Kids (Spanish version) — Runs until June 11. 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Head Start/Rose Elementary, 948 SE Roberts Ave., Roseburg. On-site childcare, free, light refreshments. Douglas ESD, 541-492-6604.
In case you haven't heard, there's a new concept that's gaining steam in parenting circles. It's called "free-range parenting."
It really caught on in Utah, which just passed the country's first "free-range parenting" law, which -- get this -- gives parents the freedom to let their kids do stuff alone. That's right, we have to pass a law now that allows parents to let kids be kids.
In the olden days, they just called it "parenting."
NEW YORK (AP) — So you want to have a baby.
Would you like a dark-haired girl with a high risk of someday getting colon cancer, but a good chance of above-average music ability?
Or would you prefer a girl with a good prospect for high SAT scores and a good shot at being athletic, but who also is likely to run an above-average risk of bipolar disorder and lupus as an adult?
Free-range parents now have a law protecting their approach to child-rearing
Kids, run along now. Parents, let them run along now. They’ve got the law on their side.
In one state, at least.
In news that synthesizes just how low our parental helicopters are flying, the governor of Utah signed a “free-range parenting” bill in March. Believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, the bill frees parents from panicking that they’ll be charged with child neglect for letting their competent kids walk home alone from the convenience store.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Twelve days before a Wichita woman reported her 5-year-old stepson missing, the father of her two young sons told police he was concerned for their safety.
The Wichita Eagle reports court records show the boys' father filed a police report in early February saying one of the boys had red marks on his chest after he returned home from visiting Emily Glass. The report said the man later asked a Butler County court to suspend Glass' parenting time with her sons.
In parenting, there are many occasions where the old adage “what you don’t know won’t hurt you” is completely accurate. It is common and often comical when parents hear stories from their now-adult children about some things they did in their youth that probably would have brought on early gray hair and sleepless nights had they known then.
Upon arrival on-site for a recent speaking engagement, I am told that several rather vocal parents refused to attend because I am not an advocate of "gentle parenting." That implies that I proselytize for "rough" or "harsh" parenting, which I do not, and be assured dear reader, at this stage of my life I am acutely clear concerning what I do and do not believe.
Minnesota toddler raps DMX lyrics while doing chores; internet loses its mind ‘up in here, up in here’
A video of a Plymouth 3-year-old rapping while clearing her dishes has lit up the parenting segment of social media, and her mother a breast cancer survivor couldnt be prouder.
"Other People's Houses" (Berkley), by Abbi Waxman
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
I have been with my partner and her two children, 13 and 11, for three years. We recently bought a house together. The 13-year-old daughter has been at odds about my relationship with her mother since the beginning. The 11-year-old son and I have a pretty good relationship. He recently traveled with me, and my extended family enjoyed him.
Khloe Kardashian hopes her parenting style will be similar to that of her sister Kim Kardashian West.
The 33-year-old reality star is expecting her first child, a daughter, with her boyfriend Tristan Thompson in a matter of weeks, and has said that out of all her sisters who have children already - Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, as well as Kylie Jenner - she thinks she'll be most similar to Kim when it comes to motherhood.
Mariah Carey is "fully committed" to co-parenting her twins with her former husband Nick Cannon.
The 'We Belong Together' hitmaker has six-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with her former spouse - whom she split from in 2014 and divorced in 2016 - and more than three years after the pair went their separate ways, sources say they're still "hands-on parents".
Dear Annie: My daughter and her best friend are 30. When her friend was 12, she lost both her parents. She has been like part of our family since then. She came home last year with a beautiful baby. Her husband is stuck in his own country awaiting a visa. My daughter baby-sits daily for her, and they are both here almost daily. She is a wonderful, accomplished young woman, and we adore her toddler. As she is a single mom with no other family support, she relies on us. But she has started yelling...
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mother has been sentenced to 11 to 22 years in the suffocation death of her 2-month-old son as the two slept in the same bed.
Thirty-year-old Jessica Harper pleaded no contest Monday to third-degree murder and child endangerment charges in the child's July 2017 death in Fulton Township.
Authorities in Lancaster County said social services workers and the defendant's pediatrician repeatedly warned her of the dangers of sleeping in the same bed as the infant.
An individual who occupies a fairly high-level position in the mainstream media recently told one of my associates that I’m “old-fashioned.” She meant it as a slight, but I hardly took it that way. I do, in fact, espouse a child-rearing philosophy and approach that prevailed when I was a child. To my media critic, I’m a throwback.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A father in Virginia who said his son was kicked off the bus for three days for bullying made him run to school instead. In the rain.
Bryan Thornhill's Facebook Live video , recorded while driving behind his son, picked up more than 1.6 million views. Thornhill says they joke that the boy will either be fast or obedient, but "so far we're working on fast."
Q: How do I deal with being the last to know EVERYTHING? It's like my fiance is still in a relationship with his ex and then there's me. For example, the kids had a doctor's appointment. They all ended up at our house afterward. Evidently, there were plans to go for ice cream after the doctor's, but everyone forgot to tell me. So, my guy, the ex, their kids are all saying, "Let's go!" and I'm wondering, "Where?" I caught on and jumped in the car, but I feel like I'm the odd man out. When does this normalize? When do I get to have a relationship with just my fiance? Not his ex, not his kids?
Dear Annie: I'm at my wits' end. Yesterday my mother-in-law, "Alice," called my husband, "Gavin," to complain about how I am not nice to her and how she is tired of being pushed around. This is not the first or second or 22nd time that Alice has painted herself as the victim. She has a lot of issues, though she refuses to get counseling, which is why her first marriage fell apart, and most of the time, I just let her vent and try to not let her get to me. I'll play nice and then continue my life with Gavin and our 2-year-old daughter, "Vivian."
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A father who killed his 6-year-old son and himself last month wasn't offered help despite repeatedly telling child welfare workers he felt overwhelmed by family conflicts, the director of the state Office of the Child Advocate said Thursday.
Strengthening Families Program awards $75,000 grant to Darlington County Schools
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Children's Trust has awarded a $75,000 grant to Darlington County First Steps to implement the Strengthening Families Program this year. The program's first 14-week cycle will be delivered this spring at West Hartsville Elementary School. Another cycle will take place in the fall.
Dear Mr. Dad: My daughter is almost 2 and being a dad has been the greatest experience of my life. But lately, I look at my child and feel absolutely nothing. What's wrong with me, and what can I do to get my mojo back?
A: Over the course of the 20-plus years I've been writing about parenting, there have been only a few things that I'm not sure I want my kids to see. This may be one of them. But you can read it if you promise not to tell them
How the Lacheys make it work for their family
In Raleigh, N.C., on the backside of the Department of Education building is a structure known as the Education Wall. Completed in 1992, the EW was conceived and created by artist Vernon Pratt and writer Georgann Eubanks. Engraved into the polished red granite are various messages that presumably reflect my home state’s commitment to children.
James Corden thinks parenting is "easy" at the moment, because his youngest child is only five weeks old.
The 39-year-old television presenter is father to six-year-old son Max, three-year-old daughter Carey, and newborn daughter Charlotte - all of whom he has with his wife Julia Carey - and has admitted that his life at the moment isn't too difficult, but knows the peace won't last forever.
(StatePoint) No one ever said parenting teens would be easy, however parents may not have considered the beating it can put on their household drains.
With teens piling on experimental hair products and staying on-trend with long, flowing locks, bathrooms may see hours of hair washing, brushing and styling each week.
So, get this: Two women are sitting in the Town Court in Bedford Hills, N.Y., waiting for their hearing on speeding tickets. No cell phones are allowed, they appear to be around the same age, and they get to talking.
“I got stopped doing 35 in a 30 mile-per-hour zone. I can’t believe I am here,” the first one groaned.
“I was at 38 mph, and had three screaming children,” said the second. “I couldn’t even see there was a police officer behind me for a good mile, which didn’t help things.”
Utah lawmakers OK bill legalizing free-range parenting
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Free-range parenting is a modern buzzword for families aiming to raise self-sufficient kids, but how much freedom at what age remains a fierce debate.
Now, a Utah lawmaker wants to make sure moms and dads don't find themselves under investigation for allowing mature kids with good judgment to do things alone such as travel to school, explore a playground or stay in their parents' car.
Four sentences into her Wall Street Journal article on recent research into spanking (“Spanking for Misbehavior? It Causes More!” Dec. 17, 2017), the author, Susan Pinker, makes two grievous errors: first, she says that children under 7 cannot master their emotions; second, she says a fair amount of misbehavior on the part of a young child distinguishes him from a robot.