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Back-To-School Takes Over Social Media

If you are on social media at all this week, you will quickly understand that school has started.

As parents, there is some sort of reflex that makes us mark these back-to-school moments on Facebook, and as you might be able to see in this picture, the kids would rather just hurry up and get to class

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Kids’ Backpacks Shouldn’t Be Any Heavier Than This

School starts next week in Lufkin and all across East Texas, and kids will be cramming iPods, notebooks, Kindles, phones, a change of shoes, snacks, and maybe even a book into those backpacks.

How heavy is too heavy?  If the backpack weighs more than a certain amount, it can knock kids off balance and lead to back problems later on.  Here's the magic number.

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Kids Put a Damper on Memorial Day Weekend Road Trips With These Phrases

It's more than just, "Are we there yet?"  That usually starts in the driveway, and there a dozen other comments and questions that can take the steam out of our Memorial Day Weekend road trips just as quickly.  Here are some of the best zingers from the back seat that stress out parents.

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The School Year is Ending. Do You Toss The Kids’ Artwork?

It's always a dilemma for parents.

Kids create art from the heart all year long in school, and although you've trashed some of it here and there, the end-of-the-year stack takes some consideration because there is guilt involved.  Keep it or junk it?

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Lufkin’s Full Moon This Friday Will Make People Wild

Science may be starting to agree that a full moon does make us all a little more unruly than usual. Here's when you can expect the next full moon in East Texas so you can prepare yourself.  

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Not All Bluebonnet Pictures Turn Out Great

It's the time of year in Texas when a bluebonnet patch can draw dozens of freshly bathed kids in their cutest clothes, along with those amazing parents-of-the-year armed with high tech zoom lenses ready to upload the photos to online scrapbooks right away to share with Grandma and Grandpa in Poughkeepsie.  And then there are the rest of us.  This was kind of a disaster. 

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Hilarious Video Shows There Is More Than One Way To Parent [VIDEO]

When these different kinds of parents meet on the playground, things get heated. Burrrrnnnn!

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‘Our Teenager Is an Idiot’ Craigslist Ad Is Parenting Brilliance

One set of parents in Shreveport, Louisiana, is winning the Internet today with a Craigslist posting to sell a vehicle they had promised their son once he graduated from high school.

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Mom Forces Stepdaughter to Wear Thrift Store Clothes for Being a Bully

We've seen parents use unique methods to punish kids in the past -- through Facebook and by making them carry signs on busy streets, for example. But a Utah woman punished her stepdaughter in the most creative way yet by forcing her to wear ill-fitting thrift store clothing for being a bully.

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Dad Makes Curfew Breaking Teen Daughter Wear T-Shirt With His Photo on It

The latest parental public shaming technique is also the most narcissistic one we've ever encountered.

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Mom Arrested After Slapping Kids Who Bullied Her Daughter

Rebecca Sardoni doesn't deny that she entered her nine-year-old's school bus to complain about her daughter being bullied by four of her fellow students.

But it's what happened next that is subject to dispute.

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Facebook Parenting – Continued (VIDEO)

And a follow up to my post earlier today... You know YouTube is addictive. It's pretty much like a rabbit hole. You find one video and then you find more similar and before you know it, you've wasted an entire afternoon...

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