August 18, 2012 |
A new "Worst Mother in America" is crowned every week. Currently wearing the tiara of disapproval: June Shannon, mother of "Toddlers & Tiaras" breakout star Alana Thompson, a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo, whose spinoff show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," premiered Aug. 8 on TLC. The new show covers both Alana's forays into the hair-spray-lacquered pageant circuit and the rural Georgia family's decidedly less glamorous downtime activities: four-wheeling through the mud, telling fart jokes and eating cheese puffs.
August 13, 2012 |
When other toddlers fall into blissfully silent slumber, does your wee one begin a noisy night of grunting, gasping and sawing? If so, brace yourself, because the terrible twos may just be the beginning of your child's trying behavior, says a new study. The research found that children who snore persistently at 2 and 3 years of age were rated by their caregivers as more difficult, with behavior that tended toward hyperactive, inattentive, irritable and depressed. Other studies have found that as persistent snorers get older, those behavioral difficulties persist.
July 30, 2012 |
NEW-YORK--A 2-year-old girl was among six people shot when a car drove past a playground and sprayed it with bullets, the third time this month that a toddler has become a victim of a summer spate of shootings across New York City. None of the victims of Sunday evening's shooting in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn was killed, but the incident illuminated the problem of gun violence in a city where overall crime has seen a steady decline for years, but where shootings remain stubbornly resistant to the trend.
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July 7, 2012 |
A Los Angeles jury on Friday spared the life of a man convicted of killing a 2-year-old boy, his mother and his nanny, finding that the man should instead receive life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2003 murders. The panel deliberated less than a day before deciding against the death penalty for Robin Kyu Cho, 53, who was convicted last week of three counts of murder for fatally shooting the three people in the family's Miracle Mile-area apartment. The gruesomeness of the murders, in which a toddler was shot and the 30-year-old mother was bound and gagged with packaging tape, shocked Los Angeles' large Korean community.
May 26, 2012 |
Having your child get stuck in a washing machine is one thing. Not knowing about it until you see it on the news -- after a video of the incident has gone viral -- is something else. That's how a New Jersey mom learned that her son was at the heart of a national news story. Earlier this week, media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, reported that a toddler had been placed playfully into a washing machine at a Camden, N.J., Laundromat on May 11. As The Times described the incident: "After a curious toddler peers curiously through the glass door of one spinning washing machine, his father playfully picks him up and places him into the empty machine next to it, then closes the door.
May 23, 2012 |
This much is certain: The parents of a toddler in Camden, N.J., have one clean kid. But police also want to be sure the child is healthy after the boy got stuck in a washing machine -- the result of a father's attempt at good-natured fun gone awry. Despite the undisputed idiocy of the move, which was captured on a video gone viral, there are no plans to arrest the parents.
May 11, 2012 |
JetBlue Airways blamed a computer glitch for an 18-month-old girl being removed from a plane in Fort Lauderdale , Fla., because the carrier's employees thought she was on the no-fly list. The girl and her parents were removed after the flight bound for Newark, N.J., had boarded, media reports say. In a statement made Thursday, JetBlue said it was looking into the incident that happened Tuesday. It also said its employees "followed appropriate protocols" and included an apology to the family.
May 3, 2012 |
Five people were shot to death, including a toddler, at a house in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert on Wednesday, and a white supremacist border militiaman apparently was among them. Authorities have not released the victims' identities, but the private militia group U.S. Border Guard reported that one of the dead was Jason "J.T. " Ready, its founder. Members of the organization say they arm themselves and patrol the border with Mexico to try to combat "narco-terrorists. " Ready also advocated putting a minefield on the border.
March 5, 2012 |
Angel Babcock, called Indiana's "miracle toddler," was buried Monday, ending one story of hope as Midwestern crews trying to clean up after last week's tornadoes battled worsening weather. The toddler's grieving grandmother told RTV.com on Sunday she had thought of the girl as her "guardian Angel. " With her granddaughter's death, Kathy Babcock said, she no longer had one guardian angel: "I have five. " Angel's mother, Moriah Babcok, her father, Joseph Babcock, an infant sister and a 3-year-old brother were killed Friday when a tornado destroyed their mobile home in New Pekin, Ind. Angel's survival had been called miraculous after she was found in a field near the home and was able to open her eyes. But her condition deteriorated and she died Sunday of extensive head and neck injuries, Reuters reported.
January 6, 2012 |
Some children who have sleep problems in infancy might still have trouble sleeping when they're older, a study finds. A study published online this week in the journal Pediatrics looked at the sleeping habits of children from infancy through age 3. Researchers surveyed 359 mothers about their children's sleeping habits when the kids were 6 months old and again when they were 12, 24 and 36 months old. Questions asked included how long it...