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Worst Parents Ever Put Kid in a Washing Machine

There are entire websites dedicated to parenting fails and while most appear to be harmless, some make you question just how long the victimized kid will live in such a dangerous environment. Take this video of a couple parents who put their kid in a washing machine at the laundromat as a way to teach him a lesson. Seems like a funny prank at first, but then the auto lock system kicks in and everyone starts to freak out. (Note: this video may be too intense for some viewers.)

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ed and eddie, Flickr
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New Survey Reveals Parents Have Tough Time Finding Qualified Babysitters

Any parent will tell you that it is tough to find a good babysitter, and even tougher to find that good babysitter available when you need him or her.

Even so, parents would rather have a qualified sitter stay with their children, or no sitter at all.

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Mom Draws Heat for Using Facebook to Punish Disrespectful Daughter [VIDEO]

More and more parents are using Facebook to spy on their kids, but one Ohio mother has taken it to the next level by using the social media site to shame her disrespectful daughter, and it’s drawing some heated criticism.

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John Moore, Gety Images
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Study Reveals Lots of Parents Use Facebook to Spy on Their Kids

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter may have eroded levels of privacy by giving people a place to post every facet of their lives and the people around them. However, it’s also given parents a way of doing some sneaky snooping into their children’s lives.

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Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images for Nickelodeon
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Guess What Parents? Nintendo Wii Isn’t Actually Making Your Kids More Fit

Parents, don’t let your kids fool you into getting them a Nintendo Wii with promises that it’ll make them exercise more. A newly released study says that’s just a bunch of bologna.

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reneeviehmann, Flickr
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Komen Reverses Funding Cuts to Planned Parenthood

Earlier this week, the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation said it was cutting funds for breast cancer screenings conducted at Planned Parenthood facilities — and a remarkable firestorm of negative publicity followed.

On Friday, the nation’s largest breast-cancer advocacy agency waved the white flag and backed down.

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Carpooling Parents Don’t Use Booster Seats Enough

Most parents know about the importance of car seats for infants and toddlers, but booster seats for older kids are often required by law, too — yet a new survey finds lots of carpooling moms and dads use them inconsistently at best.

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Can Praising Kids Actually Make Them Dumb?

The trend in recent years that led parents and teachers to boost children’s self-esteem by rewarding them for doing little other than breathing may soon be over, thanks to new research that says such actions are actually making kids less intelligent.

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