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When parents split up, the one person they should be able to count on to take care of their kids is the other parent. Even though those relationships can be strained, we tend to think the other parent has the kids’ best interests at heart. While that’s the case most of the time, it’s still important to be vigilant because you may not know what’s...

One huge part of parenting is learning how to have difficult conversations with kids. Everyone wants their children to grow up knowing how to treat everyone with kindness and respect, but in a society that doesn’t value differences, it can be hard to set an example. For instance, it’s drilled into our heads from a very young age that “fat”...

We all say we want to make the world a better place, and sometimes we do. There are some people, however, who dedicate their whole lives to that task. Willie Ortiz, who is 76 years old, has fed stray cats for the last 24 years, and his dedication to the task of keeping these animals alive has long gone unnoticed. Now, people are recognizing his huge heart and the...

When I think about a fun day from my childhood, I think about curling up with a good book. I’m the first to admit that I’m not really the outdoorsy type. Then again, I never had to be. Life in other parts of the United States and around the world puts adults and children in places where interacting with the natural world is essential, and even part of...

One long-standing rule at hospitals is “no pets.” After all, the place would become a petting zoo, and the fur and hair flying everywhere might impede treatment. Not to mention all the allergic reactions! (Well, at least they’d already be in the hospital.) Over the years, this hard and fast rule has been tested by lots of people, and sometimes even...

As it gets hotter, it’s important that we never leave pets or children inside hot cars for any period of time. Cars can become much hotter than the outside temperature, and it only takes a few minutes to do terrible harm. While this is common knowledge now, there are many cases of people “accidentally” killing animals or small children by leaving...

Every June, the LGBTQ community comes together to embrace their diversity and quest for equality during Pride celebrations. While Pride originally was just a single day of celebration, it has quickly turned into a whole month of events held to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. These riots were considered the turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement...

There are all kinds of hilarious ways people have tried to pull their own teeth. Whether it’s attaching a string to a doorknob or something even more insane, people really go nuts about their loose teeth. Kids can also get super excited if their families have a Tooth Fairy (and from what I hear, the dollar amounts have gone way up since I was a kid). What you...

I live somewhere without much grass on the ground and I miss it. I used to love laying down in it and feeling the strands between my toes on a beautiful day. If you ask most people who aren’t allergic, they’d say that grass is pretty pleasant, right? You don’t even have to be that outdoorsy to appreciate its magic. One 11-month-old in Georgia is...

Jake Gardiner was recently enjoying a nice walk through the woods in Crescenta, California, during his lunch break when he heard noises coming from nearby trees. He initially thought the sounds were made from birds or other animals known to live in the area, but after feeling a strange sensation that he was being watched, he decided to pull out his phone and try to...