Four children who packed fishing rods into an SUV belonging to one of their parents and drove 620-miles on a madcap spree across the Australian outback were arrested by police on Sunday.
The children, aged between 10 and 14, escaped officers after a brief car chase in one town.
They also fled two petrol stations without paying for fuel. … continue reading Four children arrested after stealing parents’ SUV and driving across Australian outback
It’s not the best-kept secret that parenthood is hard, and for many different reasons. Whether it’s the actual act of giving birth, the constant sleep deprivation, the financial obligations, or just the sheer stress of being in charge of another human being, there are plenty of reasons you might be thrilled not to be a parent — now or ever. But one unexpected silver lining for those of us who do not currently wish to be parents? Not having to deal with parental politics.
The story isn’t exactly new: Some parents are desperate for their children to attend the most elite schools. I mean, just look at the college admissions scam happen. But stories like The Cut’s July 8 piece about the cinema-worthy administrative conflict at Brooklyn’s Grace Church School only continue to drive the point home: When it comes to parenthood, sometimes, hell is other parents. And that’s the sort of drama you really don’t need in your own life right now. Continue at Source: 5 Books About Parent Drama That Are “Get Out The Popcorn” Good
There’s loads to keep kids engaged and off the iPad, whether they’re into soccer, science, animals or ice cream.
Of course Barcelona is a hit with adults, but how to avoid the dreaded “I’m bored” for a demographic whose interests don’t include cava and Catalan architecture? Good news: Barcelona with kids is easy to pull off, and a good time for every generation involved. The city’s sandy beaches are only the start of the entertainment program. There’s loads to keep young ones engaged and off the iPad, whether they’re into soccer, science, animals or ice cream. And don’t worry, there’s are some opportunities for a glass of cava along the way. Read on for our favorite child-friendly activities in the Catalan capital. Continue at Source: Best Things to Do With Kids in Barcelona
Traveling with the family is a wonderful way to build special memories, and it is said that children remember the trips that they take far more than any gift they might receive for a birthday or holiday. They remember those special times spent together, exploring a new place, trying a new activity, and spending time with their family. Continue at Source: 10 Affordable Family Vacation Destinations Kids Will Actually Like
Everything you need to know to keep the little ones entertained on your next family trip.
At first glance, Rome might not seem like the most kid-friendly city—all those espressos, aperitivos, and talk of amore. But delve a little deeper, and you’ll find a bunch of diverse activities, experiences, and tours capable of keeping children (and their parents) entertained for hours. Whether its exploring Villa Borghese atop a six-seater bicycle; racing through the Vatican, wide-eyed, on a private treasure hunt; or making pizza in the bucolic Roman hills, there are plenty of adventures for the young, and young at heart, to be had in the Italian capital. Here, we’ve rounded up the best things to do in Rome with kids. Continue at Source: 10 Best Things to Do in Rome with Kids
Enjoy all over again.
Why re-read the best children books to be written you ask? Children books most often are designed to entertain, are short, illustrated to hold the attention of a young person- and often are the literature that’s had the greatest influence on our lives. Many think just because we’re all grown now that it means we’ve outgrown our favorite kids’ book. That’s so not true! When it comes to children literature, we all have our favorites that have left lasting impressions to our hearts, minds, and souls with characters that kept us smiling and entertained our imaginations. Those books are passed on to the next generation in hopes that our children are equally inspired and thrilled. Continue at Source: The Best Children Books To Re-Read As An Adult
From Whoopi Goldberg to Jimmy Fallon, so many celebrities have tried their hands at writing children’s books, with fantastic results.
There are hundreds of thousands of amazing children books out there for your little one. There are old classics like Dr. Suess books, and new classic books by Mo Williams that create worlds that your kids will fall in love with. There are also a handful of children’s books written by some of your favorite celebrities. Continue at Source: 10 Children’s Books Written By Celebrities
Closed to tourists and would-be guests, the Cinderella Castle Suite might just be Disney’s most exclusive spot — and there is only one way you can win
The Cinderella Castle Suite might just be Disney’s most exclusive spot — and there is only one way you can win the proverbial lottery and spend the night in the magical bedchamber. Continue at Source: Inside the Cinderella Castle Suite at Disney World
How hard can this be? There are only five of them.
My poor daughter. She’s happy and healthy, and has loving parents and a stable home.
But, she also has a dad who scours scholarly articles to find the modern consensus on best practices in raising kids. Continue at Source: Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Do These 5 Things Every Day
As meteorologist Paul Goodloe mused to us about family travel: “If you include the kids, it’s no longer a vacation—we just call that a trip.” Don’t get us wrong: Traversing the world with your children can be a formative experience in which lifelong memories are made. It can also be rather suffocating (flashback to that one trip to San Diego when the hotel only had rooms with single beds). Your kids are loud and amped up on virgin tiki drinks, and there’s nowhere to escape. Continue at Source: How to Get a Break From Your Kids While On Vacation