Tag: kids

Is Chicago a Good Place to Raise Children?

This post was inspired by a recent article entitled, Is NYC a Good Place to Raise Children? — Laura Houston, Motherhood Later….than Sooner. Parents often wonder if it is a good idea to raise children in the city, and they get their share of opinions from family and friends. As Laura points out, this decision... Read more »

Happy Kids?

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20 Creepy Beauty Pageant Kids

Beauty pageants used to be exclusive to grown women, but somewhere along the line, somebody had the bright idea to include little girls, too. In the early days, child beauty pageants were innocent, only requiring a simple silk hair bow and an age-appropriate party dress to compete. These days, little pageant girls are forced to... Read more »
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23 Things that Irrationally and Hilariously Terrify Children

The blank staring eyes and clunky, jerky movements of these things are like a nightmare come to life.
As kids, most of the things we were all afraid of were imaginary or completely harmless. The fact that there was no rational reason to be terrified of these things didn’t matter, we were still petrified. As adults, it can be absolutely hilarious to see children temporarily startled by something for absolutely no reason. We’re... Read more »

The claw game as a life outlook metaphor

I’m telling you, folks, more of this outside-the-box thinking is exactly what we need* in this world when it comes to solving problems and meeting our goals. The child is a innovator, I’m telling you! An innovator! See for yourselves: *If you, your child, your pet, your fraternity brother, your grandmother or anyone else gets... Read more »