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Sharon’s Parents On Valentine’s Day

It's the week of Valentine's and, of course, men are scrambling to find a card or a box of chocolate's, even diamonds, to give to their sweetheart. Women, well, we are ready with a homemade romantic dinner with candles we only bring out once a year. Maybe we'll slip into something more comfortable a little later on.

Growing up, my Dad always got my Mom a card with a monkey on it. A small box Whitman's Sampler chocolates accompanied it.

Mom would always have a card for my Dad, too. They never forgot this holiday.

They still haven't.

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Getty Images, photo by Tim Boyle
Getty Images, photo by Tim Boyle

Bring In Your Parents to Work

LinkedIn is a professional networking site and they have come up with a new idea, ‘Bring In Your Parents Day’. It happened on November 7th and countries around the world participated.  This is a day designed to have employees bring their parents to work with them in order for them to see exactly what is their kids do.

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Brian Holloway house
ABC

Parents May Sue Man After Their Kids Trashed His House, Stole His Stuff

On Labor Day weekend, around 300 teenagers threw a party at a vacant farmhouse in Stephentown, New York. They trashed the residence, stole property and caused an estimated $20,000 in damage, all the while posting pictures and comments on various social media. Incredibly, this is not what the teens' parents are upset about.

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Funniest Tweets By Parents
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Funny Tweets By Parents the Week of March 18

Parents + Internet = Awesome. Don't believe us? Check out some of the funniest things tweeted by parents this week, including Melissa Joan Hart's son's funny incident with childproof medicine bottles and Jim Gaffigan's vow regarding kids and restaurants:

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Top Tweets By Parents
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Funny Tweets By Parents the Week Of March 11

Another week, another batch of tweets by parents that would surely horrify their children if they were old enough to read. Parents this week hit Twitter with their frustrations over Daylight Savings Time and the embarrassing things their kids say in public

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Teen Girl Drugs Parents So She Can Go Online Past Curfew
Fox40 KTXL, Latimes.com

Teen Drugs Parents So She Can Stay Online Past Curfew

We've all heard the stories about stressed-out parents drugging their unruly toddlers with a dose of Benadryl so that they can get some shut-eye, but this is certainly a new twist. On December 28, a 16 year-old girl and her 15-year-old friend from Northern California decided to buy her parents two milkshakes from a local fast-food joint and crush prescription sleeping pills in them so that they can explore the wonderful world of the Internet without that pesky 10 p.m. curfew.

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Parents pranking kids
YouTube

10 Parents Playing Epic Pranks on Their Kids

2012 was a fantastic year for pranks. Remember that awesomely sassy 'Psh' joke or the adorable Mistletoe setup? We'll say it til we're blue in the face-- we love pranks! They just make life a tad bit more interesting. Now that 2013 has rolled around, we think there's no better way to welcome the year than by bringing you a whole new set of hilarious shenanigans.

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Sharon's parents
Photo by Sharon Buck

Our Parents Are Getting Older

I can still remember my father teaching me to ride my bike, my mother sliding us over the dining room table to make it shine and the two of them dancing in the livingroom while my dad sand Perry Como at the top of his lungs.

That was over 30 years ago. I can still see them in mind both with brown hair, both without glasses and both very active. The years go by and, as you know, their hair gets a little grayer, their height gets a little shorter and they can't do as much as they used to. That's when it's time to step up.

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yoga tree
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Parents Get All Bent Out of Shape Over School’s Yoga Program, Cite Religious Objection

Over the last couple decades, yoga has gone from being thought of as a mystical ancient Indian discipline to a mainstream exercise practiced the world over.

In fact, all students in the Encinitas Union School District, which is in the San Diego area, now do yoga twice a week as part of their physical education curriculum. But this isn't sitting well with some parents, who are worried that the Hindu philosophy on which yoga is based is seeping into these lessons.

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Dad drinking beer in front of his kid
Nikki McLeod, Flickr

Does Drinking Make You a Better Parent?

Booze makes you a better parent—or at least that's what one in five moms and dads thinks. A new study reveals that nearly 20 percent of all British parents believe their alcohol consumption positively affects their parenting skills.

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