The debate over whether schools should reopen in the fall has reached a new level of urgency as start dates for schools across the country grow closer. Do the benefits of bringing kids back to campus outweigh the health risks?
Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.
The couple’s journey to fatherhood, however, was complicated. “There’s a lot of people don’t like that I’m married and I’m gay,” he says. “I’m not giving you the power. I’m giving that relationship love. But fatherhood and masculinity are intertwined.
Students from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City joined more than 2,000 schools across the country in staging a walkout to call for action on gun laws. The #NationalWalkoutDay was intended to pressure state and federal lawmakers to tighten gun laws to make it more difficult for minors and those with mental health issues to obtain firearms. The walkouts took place at 10 a.m. local time in each time zone and lasted for 17 minutes in remembrance of the 17 Parkland, Fla., school shooting victims.
Parents of the former Little League baseball champs (pictured above) who won national respect after their 2014 winning season, only to then be rocked with a high-profile residency scandal, have filed a lawsuit, alleging that their kids were exploited.
Juggling career and kids can be tricky — but for Karl L'ecuyer, it’s a literal circus because the Montreal native is raising his 2-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son on the road, while traveling to perform with Cirque du Soleil as a trampolinist and acrobat. It’s not the sleeping together in one room, the constantly packing and unpacking all of their belongings into just two bags each, or even having to negotiate play dates with kids who only speak Russian or Portuguese, though, that phases him and his circus-dancer wife. “I ran away with the circus and came back home with a wife and two kids,” explains the performer — a star in more than 2,000 shows as part of Cirque’s KURIOUS and OVO tours — in a candid interview about parenting under the Big Top as part of Yahoo Parenting’s “What It’s Like” original video series. “Now, every day I’m wondering, ‘Should I go back home and settle?’"
There were many things I swore I’d never do as a mom — most of which flew out the window once I had kids. Except I kept this one promise.
Are you looking for a fun and easy craft your child can make this Presidents’ Day? Related story on Yahoo Makers: 5 Kids’ Clutter Clean-Up Solutions Although our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, never actually lived in it, his parents occupied this famous landmark and played hosts to the President there on occasion. It is a symbol of Presidents’ Day and a great starting point for a little creative time with the kids. Related story on Yahoo Makers: A Perfect Doodle Desk for Kids Materials: Chocolate Twizzlers White frosting in a squeeze tube Hershey chocolate bar Tootsie Roll Wooden slab Black card stock Tools: Utility knife Hot glue gun Instructions: 1. Cut the chocolate Twizzlers into the same length, to serve as ‘logs.’ Use the frosting to glue them together one on top of the other to make a wall panel (you can do this laying them down on the table instead stacking them).
Do you remember your favorite toy growing up? Was it a doll or a stuffed animal or a board game? Sadly, many of these once-must-have playthings have faded into obscurity over time. That’s why we’re advocating for a retro-toy reboot – starting with these classics!
When you’re a kid, there’s nothing quite like finding a surprising treat where you least expect it! These DIY sugar cone confections are sweet, festive, and lots of fun. 2. Dip and swirl the top half of the sugar cone in the melted chocolate and stand it upright on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 3. While still wet, decorate the chocolate-covered half of the cone with sugar decorations. Related on Yahoo Makers: How to Make a Quick and Adorable Lunchbox Treat the Kids Won’t Want to Trade 4.
Today, when the latest campaign trail gaffe or political scandal goes viral, your kids will likely hear about it before you do. How will they know whether a claim or a charge is based in fact, an unsubstantiated smear, or typical campaign overstatement?
Has the cabin fever set in? Spark your kids’ imaginations with some hands-on crafts! Here’s how to create a space that is both cozy and clutter-free. More from Martha Stewart: How to Help Your Child Get (And Stay) Organized Organizing Ideas for Kids’ Areas Cool Accessories that Kids Can Make Themselve
Big box store Target has taken the lead in unveiling some ground-breaking changes to the way their customers shop—like doing away with sex-specific toy labels and launching a kids’ home décor line that relies on more gender-neutral colors rather than pink and blue.
She has plenty of money, mega fame, and a tight, super-involved family living nearby who can lend a hand in a pinch.
Nine-year-old Domenic Pace’s dream of becoming a superhero came true when the boy battling life-threatening cystic fibrosis was not only gifted a helmet-to-toe “Iron Boy” suit by the Make-A-Wish Foundation but also shuttled around on a helicopter and speedboat to perform a thrilling series of rescue missions in a day of adventure that his mother declared “just amazing.”
That’s right, folks. You spent all week daydreaming about the perfect Valentine, and low and behold, time’s up. Thankfully, the Internet is full of talented bloggers who have been generous enough to prepare for this exact predicament. So check your ink levels and get your scissors ready.
Come on, admit it, this one made you smile! Who doesn’t remember the classic line from Jerry Maguire, when Renee Zellweger tells Tom Cruise “you had me at hello”? It’s one of those lines that sticks with you - even years after you saw the movie.
According to author Paul Coughlin, who wrote “Parental Sarcasm is No Joke,” raising sarcastic children can have its pitfalls, too. Whereas there’s no harm in telling a witty joke, sarcasm can sometimes belittle and bully.
A lot of parents don’t have a choice when it comes to making their children share a bedroom. “Children who share a room are learning how to live together, tune in to each other’s feelings, compromise, problem-solve, and defend themselves,” Adele Faber, a parent educator and co-author of Siblings Without Rivalry told Parents magazine. Not only is it a great learning experience, but according to Patricia Dalton, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and family therapist, sharing a room can be comforting.
“It may seem desperate at this point, but I can’t be mad at any and all efforts to get people vaccinated.”
“I won’t get rich, but I will get to live my life. That seems like reward enough.”
“Offering incentives may encourage people who are not actively opposed to vaccination but may have put it off.”
“At some point, the government is simply rewarding irresponsible behavior.”
“Sure, people should do it without needing an incentive. But what’s the alternative? Not enough people get vaccinated.”