So-called parental control apps on smartphones might suck at actually protecting kids from iffy stuff on the internet, new preliminary research from the University of Central Florida suggests. And unsurprisingly, they also seem to drive a wedge between teens and parents.
The email arrived in my personal inbox, mysteriously and poorly titled: “Heidi ‘s christening.” I was not sure who Heidi was, but after noting it came from my mother’s rarely used email address, I assumed it was a relation I’d heard mentioned in weekly phone calls. I clicked and there was a single image about the size…
A German court has ruled on a copyright infringement case that dates back to 2011 and the verdict has disturbing consequences for parents. The ruling found that parents must identify their child by name as the one responsible for downloading a torrent or they will be held responsible for the violation.
Make some room on your shelf next to Blood Diner, Chopping Mall, C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud, and Waxwork, because two new grimy essentials are coming from the Vestron Video Collector’s Series of Blu-rays: Parents and The Lair of the White Worm.
MOM! DAD! Why don’t you understand me? Why don’t you get my internet tendencies? Why don’t you instinctively know that all I want to do with my time is snap flower-crown selfies and stan Zayn on Tumblr? Why can’t you just let me be me?
If you spend any time around young children you’ll know what a soothing and calming influence a tablet can be, but it’s potentially a pretty dangerous one too—there’s plenty of unwholesome content out there on the internet and app store for your little friend to accidentally stumble across. Here are the best ways to…
Science fairs require more parental help and involvement than ever before, writes Hana Schank in The Atlantic. Filled with tales from the front lines, including the author's, the piece also explains the pros and cons of keeping this classroom tradition going.
This has to be the most perfect lip-sync job I've ever seen. Heck, if somebody told me these two were actually singing Frozen's Love Is an Open Door I would totally buy it. I'm flabbergasted by how well they do it. And the daughter not giving a damn is the perfect cherry to this sugary cake.
Mom, you look ridiculous. Son, what the hell are you wearing? These type of conversations go on in every household everywhere. In a generational tug of war between style and comfort it seems like parents and children are on opposite sides. But what if they changed places? What if parents wore the outfits of their…
Being a tech blogger has made me the default tech support for my family. Especially for my mother. While she's pretty savvy, all things considered, she still asks me some pretty funny questions.
Kids will believe anything so why not let them imagine and wonder and dream and believe in magic? We all have to become semi-responsible, half functioning adults some day so let kids be kids, right? Refe Tuma and his wife certainly think so. Every November, Refe and his wife try and convince their kids that their toy…
I'm at my parents' house for the weekend. Loosely translated, I'm doing some minor tech support for the next few days. My mother just implored: Siri now hates me. Can you help me? Sure, mom.
Most parents will never let kids go watch an R-rated movie. But, according to this video game retail veteran, they have no problem letting them play the M-rated—the game world equivalent to R-rated—Grand Theft Auto V. In fact, they're buying it for them. Good parenting, America!
Parents tell kids to "shush" all the time, even though this has never worked because children are just intolerably loud. Ignore them, Deadspin's Drew Magary writes. "Children are like the homeless: you cannot engage."
If you didn't know, Mother's day is a few weeks away (May 12th this year) so it's a pretty good idea to tell your Mom you love her. Though you should do that everyday! Especially if you're the sons of amazing Nina Levy. She turns regular ol' lunch napkins into wonderful pieces of art. Just look at them.
Redditor resgestae spotted this pair in a hardware store and titled the resulting photo, "I know a good dad when I see one." Here's a guy who knows his kid is super and understands the power a symbolic article of clothing can lend to a hero—be they superpowered or just big-hearted.
Rick and Erica Jones have been trying to adopt a baby for the past three years. Unfortunately for the Michigan couple, their adoption agency (Morningstar Adoption Center) doesn't have the means to market their clients—nor do the Jones's have the enough money to pay for the services of a larger, more successful…
The day Grayson James Walker was born, his parents—Heather and Patrick Walker, of Memphis, Tennessee—knew their time with him would be brief. Grayson had been diagnosed in utero with a rare neural tube birth defect called Anencephaly, in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull.
"Gee, Honey. I'm all done loading the dirty laundry, but I don't want to stop and hey look there's an empty machine right here."
It's well known that women find sexy, rebellious rogues attractive. Duh. But until now it's not really been clear why women choose to turn that attraction into long-term relationships, when they know they stand a high chance of getting burned. New research, however, reveals that the secret lies in the hormones.