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Making Your Kid Charge Your Phone Will Not Make Her The Next Zuckerberg

The Wall Street Journal has a new pair of articles about how to make your kid the next Mark Zuckerberg. One of the articles is literally titled “How to Raise the Next Mark Zuckerberg”. However, following their advice will not put your kid on the fast-track to VentureCapitalLand.


Virtual Reality Bedtime Lets You Ditch The Kids At Home

Being a parent, fun as it can sometimes be, is also incredibly difficult.* And for a parent who can’t be there for everything — because of work, travel obligations, divorce or separation, or other circumstances — it can be even harder.


Mother Makes Knitted Version Of Her Son For Cuddling, Still Can't Understand Why Real One Won't

It’s a good day to be frustrated with something ridiculous your parents did, because Marieke Voorsluijs will help put it in perspective. Frustrated with her teenage son’s reluctance to cuddle, she created a knitted doppelganger of him that makes whatever stupid thing your parents did seem not so terrible.


This Fake Baby Car Seat Is Designed To Help Governments Spy On People

As governments look for new ways to spy on people, the commercial surveillance business is getting creative. One of the weirder offerings: a video and audio recording device hidden inside a baby seat.


The Totally Insane Way That Breast Milk Works

I know breast milk is good and all, but when I became a mum I was kinda shocked at how often it was cited as a cure-all for anything that ailed my newborn. That’s not just because of the nutritional value. It turns out my baby’s immune system is communicating with mine THROUGH MY NIPPLES. And now that I know how it works, I kid you not when I say I am staring down at my boobs in wonderment.


The Case For Unlimited Tablet Time For Toddlers

This sounds extreme, but first let me ask: how many parents do you think actually keep track of their kids’ screen time? If the TV is on but one of the children wanders out of the room, does that count? What if they’re following along to a yoga video? What if the kid borrows mum’s phone at dinner to ask Google what snails eat?


Google Is Making A Porn-Proof Search And Other Kid-Friendly Products

As much as parents want to protect their kids, it’s damn near impossible today to totally block access to the internet. Google is moving forward with plans to create child-friendly versions of its most popular products to help kids under 12 go online safely.


How To Build A Breast Pump That Doesn't Suck

On Sunday afternoon 10 harried but happy teams of hackers shared their inventions in Shark Tank-style five-minute presentations. The goal? To reinvent a clunky necessity of modern parenting: the breast pump.


Dad Saves A Kid From Getting Hit By Becoming Faster Than A Superhero

Old man strength. The ability to fix anything broken inside the house. The impeccable sense of direction. The never-ending wallet. Dads are basically real life superheroes.


Seeing This Dad's Saturday Mornings Will Convince You To Not Have Kids

Enjoy peace and quiet? Like it when you get to unwind? Maybe you look forward to a weekend filled with nothingness. If you have kids, all that alone time gets replaced with blaring pop music wondering what certain animals sound like and dolls getting smashed on your shoulder. Every damn day. What a wonderful trade off!


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