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Patricia Krentcil, Mom Accused of Taking Her 5-Year-Old Tanning, Strikes Back At Haters

Yesterday, we met Patricia Krentcil, who is extremely tan. While this would generally just be an aesthetic problem, it also became a legal issue for the 44-year-old New Jersey woman when her five-year-old daughter told a school nurse that her rash was from when mommy took her to the tanning salon.

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Drunken Grandparents Tow Child in Toy Car
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Drunk Grandparents Busted for Towing Child in Toy Car

In what may be the most egregious example of bad babysitting ever, a pair of grandparents were arrested on Sunday for drunk driving and child endangerment after police found them towing a seven-year-old-girl in a Hot Wheels car behind their SUV. Seems like something for the 'Jackass' crew, not the grade-school set, doesn't it?

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‘Tanorexic’ Jersey Mom Patricia Krentcil Arrested for Letting 5-Year-Old Daughter Use Tanning Bed

Knowing what we do about the health risks associated with tanning beds, it might be a good idea to stay away from them. It's certainly a good idea to keep young children away from the ultraviolet radiation they emit.

But allowing her five-year-old daughter to use a sunning bed is exactly what authorities say Patricia Krentcil did. And now the 44-year-old New Jersey woman is facing charges of second-degree child endangerment.

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Mom Uses Facebook to Punish Disrespectful Daughter

Turns out, Facebook isn't just a great way to stay in touch with friends. As an Akron, Ohio mom recently showed us, it also makes an effective tool for disciplining a teenager.

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Jimmy Kimmel Gets Parents to Pre-Chew Their Kids’ Food

Last week, Alicia Silverstone shocked the internet with a video of her chewing up some food and then feeding it mamma bird style to her 11-month-old son Bear. Silverstone calls the technique "premasticating." But, as Jimmy Kimmel correctly pointed out, the rest of us call it "disgusting."

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Yuck! Alicia Silverstone Feeds Her Child Like a Mamma Bird

A video featuring Alicia Silverstone chewing up food in her mouth and then feeding it -- mother bird style -- to her 11-month old son Bear is causing waves on the internet.

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Easter Egg Hunt Canceled Due to Aggressive Parents

An annual Easter egg hunt in Colorado Springs has been canceled this year because of misbehavior -- by parents, not kids. 

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Laptop Shooting Dad Tommy Jordan Talks Parenting on ‘Today’

It's been exactly a month since Tommy Jordan took his .45 to his daughter's laptop, creating a viral video sensation.

Jordan was angry that his daughter had posted profanity-laden comments on her Facebook page about having to do housework, and his extreme reaction touched off an intense discussion of parenting methods. Jordan, along with his wife and his daughter Hannah Maria, sat down with Matt Lauer on 'Today' to discuss the incident.

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‘Cowboy Dad’ Tommy Jordan Has Some Choice Words for Dr. Phil

Tommy Jordan, the computer savvy cowboy father with a very interesting approach to parenting, has inadvertently sparked a huge national discussion on whether or not he overreacted when he pumped his daughter's laptop full of lead in response to her foul-mouthed letter of grievance that she posted to her Facebook page. The viral video even prompted daytime TV talk show host Dr. Phil to weigh in on the debate when he spoke out against Jordan's techniques on 'Today.'

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Milk and Juice Too Passé for Your Toddler? Try a ‘Babyccino’

They say kids learn by example, and now we have further proof -- little ones who've watched their moms and dads order coffee are now able to do the same thing with a new concoction called a "babyccino." And baristas are none too happy about it.

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13 year old Memphis girl had to hold this sign for all to see
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Teen Girl Forced By Parents to Stand on Corner and Hold ‘I Steal’ Sign

Some kids just get grounded when they disobey their parents. But in Memphis, TN, this young lady had to stand on a busy corner holding a sign that said, “I steal from my family” as a punishment.

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Police Pay a Visit to Dad Who Shot His Daughter’s Laptop

Ever since he filmed himself shooting his daughter's laptop with a .45 handgun, opinions have been sharply divided over Tommy Jordan's brand of extreme parenting. In fact, someone who disagrees with his methods called police to his North Carolina home. But instead of arresting him, cops offered their thanks.

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Dad Shoots Ungrateful Daughter’s Laptop In Epic NSFW Parenting Rant

While installing software on his daughters laptop, this cowboy dad discovered a rather obscene (and NSFW) note the ungrateful girl had posted to her Facebook page regarding the many "injustices" that she had been subjected to over the years.

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2012 Baby Name Trends Include Wyatt, Poppy and Nevaeh

If you're expecting a baby in 2012, you've no doubt given a lot of thought to what the child's name will be. Curious about the latest baby name trends? Turns out, they're pretty weird.

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Got a New Baby? Yes, There’s an App for That

Between feedings, diapers and naps, new parents have a lot to think about. And yes, for all you inquiring tech-savvy parents, there's an app to help track all that. In fact, there are several. The real question, however, is, "Are they worth the download?"

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