Dad Convinces Kid He'll Be Launched Into Space If He Pushes A Button

Having a kid grants a parent powers that would have seemed unimaginable before. Specifically, you have constant access to an extremely gullible tiny person you can convince of almost anything. Should you? That's for each parent to decide, but the results can be fun. And maybe just a little cruel. » 2/18/15 10:10pm 2/18/15 10:10pm

Mom Tries To Film Kid While Driving, Crashes Immediately

This is why you should avoid doing anything other than driving while you're actually driving. Especially turning around and filming your kid while they sing a silly little song, because then you get into a massive accident. » 1/06/15 10:15am 1/06/15 10:15am

Genius Dad Figures Out How To Convince His Kid To Go To Sleep

Let's be honest: "if you never go to sleep, Santa will never come" was about as convincing as "broccoli tastes good" or "you can't take a bunny to school" when you were a kid. One dad on the forums has figured out the trick, though: make the bed look like a Mercedes W05 Formula One car. » 12/25/14 5:59pm 12/25/14 5:59pm

Woman Publicly Shames Son on Facebook for Burglarizing Cars

The trend of Facebook-shaming moms continues! This time, it's a mom in Victorville, California who took to the social media site to publicly apologize for the shitty behavior of her son. » 8/13/14 4:44pm 8/13/14 4:44pm

Hero Dad Builds An Amazing Interactive Spaceship For His Son's Bedroom

MAKE Magazine's Jeff Highsmith wanted to build his 4-year-old son an interactive model of an Apollo spacecraft. The result was the surprisingly complex play area seen here – but to really appreciate the thought and effort that went into this project, you really must watch the making-of video. Seriously, this'll blow… » 8/01/14 2:26pm 8/01/14 2:26pm

Totally Safe Parents Pull Baby Carriage On Scooter

Here we see two people turning onto a major road on a scooter pulling a baby carriage behind them. Please tell me there's no baby in that baby carriage. » 5/15/13 3:09pm 5/15/13 3:09pm

Genius Parents Curb Teen's Distracted Driving With Manual Transmission

If Jalopnik were to start handing out Parent of the Year awards, Seattleites Holly Johnson and her husband would have to be the top choices. They found the solution to distracted driving that we have LITERALLY BEEN PREACHING FOR YEARS — they bought their teenager a car with a stick shift. Huzzah! » 5/08/13 1:11pm 5/08/13 1:11pm

Kid Freaks Out After Prankster Mom Tells Him He Accidentally Purchased…

Paula Papen found her 8-year-old son using her iPad to mess around on eBay, so she did what any parent who doesn't mind scarring their children for life would do: She convinced him he'd accidentally purchased a $50,000 Ford Mustang and there was no way to cancel the sale. » 1/02/13 11:24am 1/02/13 11:24am

Naked Mom Leaves Kids In Crashed Car To Get Ice Cream

A 34-year-old mother crashed her car into a Houston Metro bus on Friday with her three kids in the car. She left them in the wreck, not to get help, but to get an ice cream at a nearby CVS. Then she started stripping. » 6/19/12 3:30pm 6/19/12 3:30pm

Death Metal Parenting 101: Leave A Skeleton In A Child Seat To Teach…

The death of children left locked inside cars is almost unbearably tragic. Leave a skeleton in a child seat in the back of your car so your neighborhood's hipster parents never forget about their kids' safety. » 4/18/12 4:30pm 4/18/12 4:30pm

Man, Jealous of Dad's Minivan, Crashes It Into Pond

Being overshadowed by a minivan in the eyes of one's father would wound the pride of even the strongest of men. Sadly, such is the lot of Anthony Roho, who's been forced to compete with a Nissan Quest for his father's affections—and for far too long, it seems. » 8/07/11 4:30pm 8/07/11 4:30pm

Drunk Mom Admits to Letting Her 12-Year-Old Son Drive

A Nevada woman, Misty (of course) McCollister, has pleaded guilty to attempted child abuse after putting her 12-year-old in her lap and telling him to drive her home. And the story gets worse. » 11/05/10 3:59pm 11/05/10 3:59pm

Flight Attendant 'Takes Custody' of Crying Baby After Mother Slaps Her

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant took custody of a child after her mother slapped her because the girl wouldn't stop crying. God, what is going on with flights these days? It's like the Wild West out there! » 8/18/10 7:27am 8/18/10 7:27am

Big Brother Parenting: Tiwi Blackbox Monitors Speeding Youngsters

Helicopter parents rejoice! The Tiwi Blackbox is on the scene to prevent hoonage of any sort. The Tiwi monitors the speed of the vehicle in which it is installed; if the driver exceeds a pre-set speed threshold, it will issue a verbal warning to slow down. If your little hooligan continues to exceed the speed limit,… » 7/02/08 1:20pm 7/02/08 1:20pm

Yellin' in My Ear: San Bernardino Mother Crushes Sons' Dreams

Man, San Bernardino really is crap. Now we're not opposed to a bit of strong discipline on the part of parents. Yes, like any left-loathing lefty, we find the hippie self-esteem stuff annoying. But that said, Michelle Groh-Gordy, a columnist for the San Bernardino County Sun seems to take pleasure in crushing the… » 11/21/06 1:45am 11/21/06 1:45am