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Talk to Your Kids about Drinking By Age 9

Although there are many joys to being a parent, one of the most uncomfortable and awkward parts of it include talking to your kids about sex, drugs and alcohol. You obviously want your children to be educated but it can be hard figuring out what to say and WHEN to talk to your kids about these things

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The Tell Tale Signs That You’re a Parent

I was visiting home this past weekend and I was planning on leaving Sunday evening. Come Sunday evening and I'm still at my parents' house, lounging on the couch with my dogs and watching TV.

But I finally get up and get my belongings in the car and when I tell my parents that I was going to leave to head back to Grand Rapids my Dad immediately said "NO!" And I was like oh great here come the excuses

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Twerking Toy Dog [Video]

Are there any toys you won't allow your kids to play with? A new toy that's hit the shelves of Wal-Mart is raising eyebrows amongst people, especially parents.

It's the Twerking DogIt's a stuffed toy dog that backs it up to Snoop Dogg's "What's My Name?" song (how clever lol). It looks innocent enough but I can see where some people might have questions. The dog's butt is clearly accentuated and he's not wearing any pants.

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The New Way Parents Are Punishing Their Kids

It is no secret that kids are obsessed with their gadgets and always have been. If it is something new in the technological world kids are going to want it.

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Zurijeta/ThinkStock
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Crossbow Tooth Extraction

Do you remember when you lost your teeth as a kid? Did they just fall out the old-fashioned, boring way or did you attempt the classic door handle trick? Something I would never do by the way LOL. But I did lose a tooth eating a dorito

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Grand Rapids Coffee Shop Issues Formal Apology to Customers Who Are Parents

A Grand Rapids coffee shop has issued a formal apology on its website to its customers who are parents.

The Sparrows Coffee, Tea, and Newstand, located at 1035 Wealthy St. NE, posted the apology today, expressing regret to parents for something it hadn't realized until recently was a problem -- there were no changing stations in its restrooms.

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Parents Have ‘The Talk’ with Their Kids for First Time [Video]

If you have had "the talk" with your parents you know how awkward and uncomfortable that was.

Now, imagine that talk being video taped!

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Top 10 Ways Kids Are Fooling Their Parents About Their Online Behavior

According to a recent survey presented by McAfee, a security Internet technology company, about 70% of teens try to hide their behavior online from their parents. That is up from an relatively low number of 45% of just two years ago.

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Being A Father = Putting Stuff Together

I am far from the first person ever to go through the stresses of having a baby and dealing with all the obstacles being a new parent throws at you, countless number of people go through it every year.  

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Are Cellphones Allowed In West Michigan Classrooms? — Joe Knight’s Insight

What a morning! I was up with a teething baby most the night and decided to check out our Channel Facebook page after putting her back down to sleep.

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Parents Use Facebook To Track Their Kids!?? [VIDEO]

This just in!  More than half of parents are on Facebook so they can spy on their kids.  Is this true for you?

Parents aren't the only ones using the social network to find out what people are up to in his or her daily lives!  The CIA has been working with Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg, to use his program to track any and all persons of interest. 

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Is Cost The Of College Worth It’s Weight In Gold?

The value of gold is at an all time high, and choosing the right college can sometimes cost a pretty penny or small fortune.  So, is getting an undergrad degree worth its weight in gold upon entering the job force??

This isn't a new question for parents and high schoolers who are gearing up for what's next in life.  However, the times we live in are always changing -- making this a timeless question to answer.

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