It's that time of the year when the kiddies are back to school and our mornings and evenings become rather chaotic in the shuffle. I don't know about you, but I like to keep that chaos to a minimum, especially in the mornings. I don't want my kids running around looking for their backpacks or homework or lunches or whatevs. I find that designating a small command center zone in my home really helps with the morning and after school routine. My kids know where to get their stuff in the morning and they know where to put their stuff after school without me having to nag them.
Putting together a back-to-school drop zone can be super easy too, as you'll see!
Jaw dropping surveillance video footage of a woman with her three children being sexually assaulted by some monster claiming to a livery taxi driver in Queens, New York has been released as cops are searching for this man. The 26-year-old mother along with her kids, who are 1, 3 and 5 years old, were picked up by this man who drove them to the back of the Pan American Hotel on Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst where he cornered the woman and tried to get her to perform a sexual act in the backseat with her 1-year-old on her lap!
This mother fought and did what she could to get herself and her kids out of danger because this son of a gun went off on her kids too. It's all caught on the video below and it's beyond upsetting.
You know how they say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder? Well, apparently so is fat and we all know that love is blind, so I guess that's why so many parents can't see that their kids are fat, but they are. A recent study published by Pediatrics found that parents nowadays are more likely to see their overweight kids as being "healthy" than parents in the previous decade. Now, before you go dismissing this as some boring study findings, if you are a parent this stuff matters because pediatric obesity can lead to a host of health issues and if you can't even figure out that your kid is fat then you most likely aren't going to swap out bad habits and instill good habits simply because you don't SEE the need to.
So how is it that parents aren't noticing that their kids are fat and what can we do about it?
Most of us take for granted simple acts such as enjoying a meal. Georgia Diamond, a toddler in England, has been denied that pleasure. She suffers from a rare medical condition known as gastroschisis. The 23-month-old was born with her intestines outside of her body. She can only eat via a feeding tube. Georgia's only hope to ever eat snacks like other kids her age is to undergo an intestine transplant, but the procedure has been put on hold for another two years.
Some children (and parents) have a very difficult time being separated from their parents when it's time to start school, whether it's their first time ever attending, or they've gotten a little too used to being at home with their families during the summer. This can mean tears and meltdowns come the first day of school, which is undoubtedly stressful on everyone. It can probaly seem like a hopeless and awful situation to be in, but if you know that your child is introverted, shy or perhaps just very attached, you can prepare for the situation to try and make it go as smoothly as possible. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
Martha Dreher was fed up of taking care of two preteen girls in Austin, Texas and decided to set their bedrooms on fire to get back at them. The 57-year-old nanny was charged with arson. The home surveillance video showed the house going up in flames moments after she left the home. Fortunately the girls weren't home when the incident happened and the fire was contained in their two bedrooms. The parents are demanding justice, but the nanny defends her innocence.
If you thought your sleepless nights as a new mom were bad, can you imagine having to give CPR to your baby 20 times a night? This is a true story! Eight-month-old Phyllisity Ramm suffers from obstructive sleep apnea, which causes her to stop breathing within seconds. Her parents Kylie and Michael Ramm, from the English town of Dereham, have to perform CPR on the toddler every single time she stops breathing. She literally turns blue about 20 times a night due to a lack of air supply.
If you want to help your kids keep boredom at bay and get their creative juices flowing during rainy summer days, setting up an indoor tent provides opportunity for hours and hours of imaginative fun, family bonding and relaxation. There are so many ways you can do this--homemade or not, theme or no theme, individual or group, etc.
Even those who don't believe in miracles will let out a "Hallelujah!" when they read this: a 6-year-old boy in China not only survived being run over by an SUV but emerged completely unscathed, with only a bit of dust on his pants and a slightly sore back. The boy was playing on a road by the side of a driveway in Shadong Province when a red SUV approached and drove right over the boy's crouched body. The moment is captured in a 30-second surveillance video obtained by the BBC. Luckily, the child fit perfectly in between the car's tires and under the vehicle's relatively high chassis--hence why he sustained no injuries.
Unfortunately, lying is one of those nasty habits that children pick up at an early age. No matter how big or small their motive might be, parents have to step in and make sure to kick this nasty habit to the curb. The tough part is teaching the consequences of dishonestly without fueling a child's need to lie. Here are five easy tips that will help encourage your kid to be truthful and hopefully dump the fibbing for good.