parenting debates

  1. K-12

    Half-birthdays, the latest trend in spoiling your kids

    As moms, it’s tempting to be a bit over-the-top when it comes to celebrating our kids — but the half-birthday trend may be taking...
  2. Tips & Advice

    15 Parenting debates guaranteed to start a catfight

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    Meow! At some point or another, we've all been in or witnessed a catfight between two moms and one thing we can all agree on is that...
  3. Tips & Advice

    Child nudity and photo sharing

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    When posting photos of our kids, what one mom finds cute, others may find indecent or even criminal. Where do you draw the line when...
  4. K-12

    Debating the flu vaccine

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    Doctors recommend that everyone, starting with children as young as 6 months old, receive an annual influenza vaccination.
  5. K-12

    A teacher's right to spank

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    Grandpa may have told you stories about a notorious teacher slapping a ruler across the wrists of naughty children. This may seem...
  6. Baby

    Objectifying your baby with ear piercings

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    Bows, flowered headbands, tutus and frilly dresses are just some of the accessories that get most moms of baby girls very excited.
  7. Baby

    Controversial new children's book touts veganism

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    A new book written for children has stirred the pot with its blunt pro-vegan and political messages. The book, Vegan is Love, has...
  8. Tips & Advice

    How to marry two parenting styles in one household

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    You may not realize how drastically you and your partner’s parenting styles differ until your children arrive in the world. When...
  9. Parenting

    What’s the right age for girls to wear makeup?

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    What is the right age for your daughter to wear makeup? Parents and experts dish on the right age for makeup and how to ensure it...
  10. K-12

    British mother gives daughter, 8, Botox & virgin waxes

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    A British mother is under fire for giving her 8-year-old daughter extreme beauty treatments. Should this sort of thing be illegal?
  11. K-12

    Selling toys on eBay as punishment: Good parenting?

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    One of the big issues parents grapple with is discipline: Are we being too strict...or not strict enough? One mom decided to sell...
  12. Tips & Advice

    Is Facebook against moms?

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    First came reports that Facebook was banning photos of women breastfeeding, then one woman said they banned her pregnancy portrait....
  13. School & Education

    Kelley Williams-Bolar: Criminal, good mom... or both?

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    Kelley Williams-Bolar, a 40-year-old Akron, Ohio, mom of two, was just released from jail after serving a ten day sentence for being...
  14. Pregnancy

    Government issues new advisory on safe babywearing

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    The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission issued new recommendations on safe babywearing. Read on for possible life-saving tips.
  15. K-12

    Should you give in to your child’s picky eating?

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    Should you give in to your child’s picky eating and fix them a different meal than the rest of the family? Or do you insist they eat...
  16. Parenting

    The teens and birth control debate

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    Does teaching teens about birth control promote promiscuity? That is at the heart of this debate. Most parents want their teens to...
  17. Parenting

    Child's gender-bending Halloween costume sparks debate

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    Mommyblogger Sarah faced harsh criticism from fellow mothers for allowing her son to wear a traditionally female costume for...
  18. Pregnancy

    The circumcision debate

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    Should you circumcise your baby boy? The answer to this question used to be a resounding “yes,” for many parents in the United...
  19. Tips & Advice

    Stay at home vs. work at home vs. work outside the home

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    “What do you do?” Four little words, one simple question…and highly emotionally charged. Whether you’re a stay at home mom forgoing...
  20. Pregnancy

    Debating circumcision

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    Circumcision has always been a touchy subject. Some parents feel it is a very personal decision, arrived at as a result of medical...