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Mommy! Save me from this pointless, alarmist Public Service Announcement!

Worst Public Service Announcement Ever?

This public service announcement tells you not to abandon your toddler in the park, even if you’re having a bad day. Because…this is such a pervasive problem? . Here’s what Ellie Lee, director of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies at the University of Kent, has to say: How can any responsible public service organisation […]

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These are not the steps the boy died on. But I needed a photo and did not want to show the boy himself.

Is Newspaper Trying to Make this 5-Year-Old’s Death EVEN SADDER?

. If you can stand it, please take a look at this article from the Sydney Morning Herald about the death of a 5-year-old boy who tripped on his pre-school’s steps. Is it just me or is the way it’s presented…sickening? The story features photo after photo of the sweet-looking child: five of them, one sadder […]

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How dare this mom make a rational decision!

That B***ch Left Her Baby for Three Minutes!

. Pitchforks are so 19th century. Today’s righteous mobs wield cell phone videos and Facebook likes. Here’s the video of a baby whose mom did not drag him into the gas station for a short errand, causing some modern day “hero” to whip out his cell phone, start videotaping, and swear about what a horrible […]

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This mom felt she might have been followed at the grocery. Oh my.

Local TV News Report: Mom Felt Scared in Grocery

. “A Fargo mom is telling local parents to watch out after an incident at a local grocery store,” intones the anchor. The incident? (And remember my warning about the word incident: Every time you hear it, it means that NOTHING HAPPENED. Otherwise it would be a “crime” or “mauling” or “deadly spider attack.” Incident […]

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