January 14, 2009

Parenting and Presidential Advice

Bush reportedly has this advice for the Obamas:

“Tell them you love them daily. I have no doubt that the president-elect and Michelle Obama will have a fabulous experience with their little girls here in the White House. And I believe their little girls are going to have the time of their life. They will find that the White House is a fabulous place to live. They will find that it is full of people who work hard to make their family comfortable.”

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January 13, 2009

Selling daughter for cash and beer

Police have arrested a Greenfield man for allegedly arranging to sell his 14-year-old daughter into marriage in exchange for $16,000, 100 cases of beer and several cases of meat.

Police said they only learned of the deal after the 36-year-old man went to them to get his daughter back because payment wasn’t made as promised. The man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of human trafficking.

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January 12, 2009

Experiencing a litter of 2-year-olds

As anybody who has ever had a 2-year-old knows, these miniature Dr. Jekylls and Mr. Hydes can alternately be the most sweet, cooperative angel on the planet and then without warning — without apparent provocation — morph into the mini-widget from HECK!

While my family had seven widgets hit the terrible 2s, there was always a breather between each season of rage and calamity.

My dear bride, the saintly Susan and I, recently experienced what a full-on litter of 2-year-olds would be like.

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Know where your child is via GPS

For years, parents have been limited to traditional methods of keeping track of their children’s movements: standing in the playground, watching from the window, or asking them to phone home when they visit a friend’s house. But now anxious mothers and fathers are being offered a distinctly hi-tech method of monitoring their child’s every movement – tracking them by satellite.

Launched this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Num8 watch from British company Lok8u is said to be the first tracking device specifically designed to help parents keep tabs on wayward offspring.

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January 8, 2009

Parenting doesn’t get easier just because you’re rich

Guess what? If you are rich, you could probably afford to hire more household help. But at the end of the day, unless you are a terrible parent who will let your nannies raise your kids, you still have to deal with them.

“The marriage is experiencing frustrations because of the added stress of the twins (11-month-old Max and Emme),” a close source revealed. “But they will work things out. They love each other, and that will dictate what happens. I don’t think divorce is in the picture.”

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