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Tarantino Unchains Django: It's Foxx (BV Newswire)

Jun 23rd 2011 9:58PM Brad Pitt?

Try This: How Do You Handle Allowance? Is It Tied to Chores? (ParentDish)

Mar 20th 2011 4:31PM Our family has a similar concept. Our kids are a valuable and cherished part of the family and for that reason, we give them a small allowance. In return, they need only participate in being part of the family. However, we do give them the opportunity to earn extra money by picking up extra work around the house.

20+ essential programs for your new Windows computer (Download Squad)

Dec 29th 2010 10:01AM @kusuma Winamp was mentioned in the list.

Grandson Won't Sleep in His Own Bed! (ParentDish)

Nov 1st 2010 8:59AM When you allow your child to sleep in your bed regularly, and consistently you are creating a litany of complications for your child. Not least among them is serious separation issues. These are the children you find screaming and crying when they are dropped of at school. These are the kids who find it difficult to develop appropriate relationships with other people and never learn to deal with stressful situations. Sure, there are families in some cultures who sleep together, but there are also other significant cultural differences in those cultures. In many of those cultures, children don't go to school, or birthday parties, and aren't even expected to leave the home until they are married. The bottom line is, this behavior is a result of the parents' unwillingness to deal with the temporary struggle involved in setting boundaries and enforcing them. The same type of parents who rather than deal with the issue in a real way through behavioral therapy write to a web sight to ask a random stranger what they should do.

Grandson Won't Sleep in His Own Bed! (ParentDish)

Nov 1st 2010 8:50AM I'm guessing the husband thing isn't going so well. Her comment went from "our bed" when referring to when the child was young, and now it's "me" and "my bed".

SmackDown: Should Body Piercings Be Allowed in School? (ParentDish)

Sep 15th 2010 8:37AM I also think that judging by the blowup about this issue, the school's position that nose piercings are a distraction is pretty accurate. It seems entirely ironic that someone would try to prove that something is not a distraction and completely ok by making a national issue of it.

SmackDown: Should Body Piercings Be Allowed in School? (ParentDish)

Sep 15th 2010 8:32AM Obviously piercings don't make you a bad person. Personally, I don't have any (I have spent most of my life trying to avoid having my flesh run through with sharp objects!). I know some lovely people who do. I also know some real losers who don't have any piercings or what many of you seem to think are obvious signs of a bad person. That being said, there is a dress code, and by most accounts, it is a reasonable one. Unfortunately for this student, nose piercings are not allowed. As for her claim that it is part of her religion, the Church of Body Modifaication certainly doesn't qualify as a religion. Reading their mission statement and faith statement, they are better described as a "support group". There is no worship in a god, deity, or group of deities. Only encouragement to use body modification in the individual's spiritual growth. They also require members to "apply" which seems to promote a sprit of exclusion, rather than inclusion. And they actively seek corporate sponsorship. So regardless of how a person feels about peircings, it can only be concluded that the student's claim that it is part of her religion is only an attempt to use peoples' sensitivity to religion to get her way.

Drunken Baby Photos? Not So Funny (ParentDish)

Jul 16th 2010 10:57AM So, from what I could glean from this rambling parody of an article, the author was offended by the pictures because her own daughter has a drinking problem? Perhaps she should spend less time complaining about adds and more time teaching her own children to abstain from alcohol until they are old enough and responsible enough to handle it. When describing the "3 types of parents" she left out the ones who are so obsessed with complaining and thrusting their opinions on the world that they completely fail at raising their own children.

New Town, No Pals? Why It's Harder to Find a BFF As a Grown-Up (Lemondrop)

Jul 14th 2010 11:42PM Weren't Jason Segal and Paul Rudd in this movie last year? I'm thinking that being whiny and freaked out about not having a BFF would be a major hurdle in meeting grown up friends, which is what you should be at this point. Grown up. Act like it. You're not in 5th grade anymore.

Possessed by His Job as a Repo Man (AOL Jobs)

May 18th 2010 9:31AM Kristin, I hate to hear what has happened to you. That is truly unfortunate. I pray that you get better. But you have to understand that yours is an extreme case. Additionally, studies show that the amount of medical debt that bankrupts consumers is between 13-18 thousand dollars. The average American household has $16,000 in unsecured debt(credit cards). So, if average Americans were not so deep in credit card debt, they wouldn't have any trouble with their medical debt. Aside from that, putting medical expenses on a credit card is a really bad way to go. It is illegal for medical providers to deny you service. Work with them to come up with a payment plan. Don't charge it on a Visa with 24% interest. Trust me, the credit card company doesn't care about your condition. Your medical provider might. Again, I hate what has happened to you, but you can't be the victim forever. You can't help it if you get sick a lot of times, but you can help how you deal with it. Find someone you trust to help you with these decisions, get some real help from a good Dr., and stop blaming the world for your situation. It won't make it any better.