In 2012 an 11 year old boy accidentally flew to Rome alone without any money, passports, or boarding passes while running away from his mom in a mall. No one realized until the plane was already halfway to Italy.
Millennial dads are spending 3 times as much times with their kids than their fathers spent with them. Back in 1982, 43% of fathers admitted they’d never changed a diaper. Today, that number is down to about 3%.
Research shows that parents who want their children to cut back on screen-time must cut back on screen-time themselves.
The Stubborn Children Law (repealed in 1973) enacted by Massachusetts Bay Colony (1646), Connecticut (1650), Rhode Island (1668), and New Hampshire (1679), allowed a disobedient son “of sufficient years and understanding” (at least 16) to be put to death.
Decades of studies have shown that parenting has the largest effect on a child’s grades, not the quality of the school. Affluent families produce better grades regardless of the school due to having more interactions with their parents, resulting in a 30 million average word gap by age 3.
Disney has a bedtime hotline you can call where you can speak to a Disney character (including Yoga and Spiderman) and they’ll tell your kid to go to sleep.
A 98-year old mother moved into same nursing home as her 80-Year old son to take care of him
In 1974, Time magazine researchers learned, and informed Jack Nicholson (30 at that time), that his sister was actually his mother, and his mother was his grandmother.
For nominatively challenged parents, a new company offers help. Future Perfect charges $350 for a personalized list of 10 possible first and middle names for a newborn. For $225, you’ll get a list of first names only, while for $100 they’ll provide “a namestorming session like no other.” And for a mere $75, they’ll also help you name your pet.
A teenage cheerleader’s mom tried to hire a hitman to kill her daughter’s cheerleading rival’s mother. She thought if her mom was killed, she would be too sad to cheerlead. The man she “hired” was working for the cops.