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Distressed parents: Prom dresses too sexy

For Holly Manson, a mom of three teens in Oakland, Maine, one simple saying has made the difference between absolute dread during prom season and actually welcoming the rite of passage.

NY's hottest nightclub for kids

New York's hottest nightclub -- for kids

The dance floor was thick with the smell of sweat and alcohol, and tattooed arms waved neon glow sticks through the dark as a remix of Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" filled the club.

Baby playing with toys

Fussy infants and toddlers watch more TV

Does your baby have difficulty calm him or herself? Falling and staying asleep? It can be stressful, especially for new parents. But once again, researchers are recommending that parents avoid plopping them down in front of the television.

Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

Laurie Halse Anderson's 'Speak' turns 15

During 15 years of talking to high school students about sex and bullying, Laurie Halse Anderson has continued to get the same questions from boys: Why was the main character in her book, "Speak," so upset about what happened to her?

Family with sick infant rescued

Family defends decision to sail with children

A family rescued at sea with a sick baby is out of danger and back on dry land, but may be facing its toughest storm yet.

Jesus wife fragment

Study: 'Jesus' wife' fragment not a fake

A team of scientists has concluded that a controversial scrap of papyrus that purportedly quotes Jesus referring to "my wife," is not a fake, according to the Harvard Theological Review.

Child on iPad computer

Using tablets to reach kids with autism

Two 5-year-old boys, one with autism, were having some friendly playtime when they had a communication breakdown.

Mother, son, family

Stay-at-home moms are on the rise

Staying at home with children is on the rise again in the U.S., but this isn't the story of a great cultural shift. More often, it's an economic necessity.

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Should people without kids pay higher taxes?

The chat-o-sphere has been abuzz lately about a proposal by Slate columnist Reihan Salam: The childless should pay higher taxes so that lower- and middle-income parents can pay less.

Baby

Why is paternity leave so controversial?

Boomer Esiason apologized for what he called his "insensitive" comment about scheduling a C-section before the season started, but critical stances by other radio hosts demonstrate how much paternity leave is still not widely accepted.

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