Kids

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!<p><i>The HuffPost Parents</i> …

Children's Books

26 Little Things That Ruin Every Teacher’s Day

Waking up at 6am ON A SATURDAY.<p>1. When a student asks you a question you don’t know the answer to.<p>You cover it up like: “Well, what do <i>you</i> think the answer is, Amina?”<p>2. When you ask <i>your students</i> a question and all you get is tumbleweed.<p>3. Getting invited out on a weeknight when you’ve got a shit …

Education

You Won't Believe How This Single Mom Spent Her $5400 Tax Return

The internet is loving this mom-of-two's message about how she's spending her tax refund.<p>With a $5,400 tax return in hand, single mom Christina Knaack could have gone out and bought a lot of things. Like a new iPhone, perhaps. Or a bigger TV. Or a whole new wardrobe. Or even a fancy pair (or 10) of …

Parenting

Daughter adorably narcs on dad about the weed in his backyard

BTW<p>There are some things that happen at home that you’d prefer your kid not to talk about school. That’s especially true if you’re growing copious …

Cannabis

23 Hilariously Genius Lies Parents Actually Told Their Kids

“I was made to believe that the city of Amsterdam was actually called Hamster Jam.”<p>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what lies they were led to believe as kids. Here are some of the best responses:<p>1. M&M’S<p>“My mother was a genius: She told us that brown M&M’S were only for …

Parenting

Kids Whose Parents Make Them Do Chores Are More Successful

So drop the sponge and hand it to your child — tonight!<p>There's a reason your children are prone to tantrums when you ask them to wash the dishes — chores are <i>not</i> fun. After all, who wants to spend 20 minutes scrubbing crusted-on tomato sauce instead of watching <i>Frozen</i> for the millionth time? But …

Parenting

This Mom Was Scolded by Her Daughter's Teacher Over What She Packed for Lunch

A mom of a 3-year-old receieved a scolding note for packing a slice of birthday cake in her daughter's lunch.<p>When I was growing up, the kids whose parents packed Twinkies and Ring Dings and homemade cupcakes in their school lunches were some of the most popular kids in school. EVERYONE wanted to …

Parenting

How We Came to Play: Pictures of Kids Enjoy Dangerous Playgrounds in the Early 20th Century

Do the word “playgrounds” bring back some fun childhood memories? What did you like the most about the playground?<br>On warm spring evenings, blustery …

Parenting

Here’s a Case for Letting Your Kid Play With Matches

Adults have a tendency to see kids less as people and more as ticking time bombs that constantly need defusing, potential catastrophes on legs …

Parenting

This Eager Little Girl Trying to Make Oatmeal Is Every Kid Who Takes Directions Too Literally

We can't stop watching this cute video of little Ellie trying to make oatmeal following her mom's directions.<p>As a mom of two, I'm the first one to admit that cooking dinner every night isn't always so easy. And following a recipe to the letter isn't always a piece of cake, either. I've mixed up …

Parenting

Teens Are Hoarding The Nation's Glue To Make Weird Slime Videos

Last night, I noticed that between the Kylie Jenner fan accounts and the photos of baseball WAGs, Instagram had slipped a channel into my discover …

Parenting

Crosby takes the ice with Little Penguins

When the season started and the kids picked up their equipment at Dick's Sporting Goods, 100 young players received special "Golden Tickets," …

Dick's Sporting Goods

Why Don't Cereal Boxes Have Prizes Anymore?

Toys and cereal boxes have been longtime boon companions. Decoder rings, Rainbow Brite charm necklaces, Honeycomb bike license plates—back in the …

Parenting

Mom's Spot-On Video Sums Up Road Tripping With Kids

Good luck out there, parents!<p>Road tripping is a particularly trying experience for parents. Between all the potty breaks, dropped toys and cries of “Are we there yet?”, the journey can feel like forever.<p>Mom Esther Anderson of Story of This Life portrays this parenting struggle in her latest video, …

Parenting

Kim Kardashian writes a letter to her kids at the end of each year, and we straight up love this idea

Time flies when you’re having fun (or, let’s be real…time just flies in general), and sometimes we forget to truly sit back and reflect on our …

Pop Culture

This Hashtag Is for Every Parent Who's Wondered 'Is This Really My Child?'

If your child isn't quite acting like your mini-me, you might be thinking #WhoseKidIsThis?<p>Let's face it: A small part of being a parent is inherently a bit egotistical. And not in a bad way—it's just pretty awesome to create a miniature version of yourself that, over time, mimics your mannerisms, …

Parenting

Kids glued to phones instead of parades? Time to intervene.

<b>Opinion by Laura A. Jayne</b><p>The sounds of Mardi Gras filled the air as the Krewe of Nyx was rolling by Wednesday night on Napoleon Avenue. Gorgeous …

Parenting

Teen couldn't see colors until this moment

Kayla lost her ability to see color after taking a medication in 2012. This surprise changed all of that. HUMANKIND<p>CHILLICOTHE, OH -- Kayla Jackson thought she had won a raffle. And that was the plan all along.<p>But when the Southeastern High School sophomore left her seat and went toward the front …

Parenting

Super Dad rescued pet hamster from drain with ingenious chicken-wire ladder

"As [it] came out I grabbed him and actually told him he was beautiful –the kids were jumping up and down."<p>A father rescued his children's pet …

Parenting

World Book Day 2017: 20 fabulous costume ideas for your kids

<b>Parents of the world, listen up: World Book Day is approaching rapidly.</b><p>And if you have a child at primary school, the chances are, you’ll receive a …

UK News

Jim Gaffigan Nails the “Exhausting, Expensive” Reality of Traveling with Kids

Jim Gaffigan is no stranger to keeping it real when it comes to parenting. And that’s no big surprise — the man has <i>five</i> kids, and a wicked sense of …

Parenting

12 Times Celebrity Kids and Their Parents Looked Like Twins

If you really think about it, having a kid is almost like having a twin. They'll mirror your actions, borrow your old clothes, and most times, grow …

Parenting

6 Ways To Get Your Kids Involved In Your Marathon Training

Moms are badass. Period.Moms that are marathoners take the badassery to a whole new level. Am I right?We cook (nutritious and organic!), clean, …

Parenting

Lessons the tooth fairy can't teach: Allowances can help kids learn financial savvy

Author recommends doling out one dollar a week for every year of the child's age<p>Robin Taub paid her two kids a weekly sum when they were younger in …

Parenting

The Internet Loves This 7-Year-Old Talking About The Robot She Made

"She is very intrigued by new things and finding out the hows and whys."<p>This mini engineer is putting a smile on a lot of people’s faces.<p>On Feb. 18, Facebook page Because of Them We Can posted a video that shows 7-year-old Noelle demonstrating how a robot that she made works. In the video, Noelle …

Robotics

Kids read to shelter dogs at Memphis animal shelter

Children in Memphis, Tennessee, are opening their books at Memphis Animal Services, allowing abandoned dogs to open their hearts.

Wildlife

Dear Trans Kids: (From A Trans Teacher)

You are so loved.<p>Dear trans, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, non-binary children, and all the kids whose genders don’t yet have words,<p><i>You are so loved.</i> As Chase Strangio said (he’s one of Gavin Grimm’s lawyers), I love you for exactly who you are.<p>I love your beautiful wisdom, your defiance, …

Parenting

Study Finds Family Vacations Are More Valuable to Kids Than Toys

Keep this in mind the next time you're in the toy aisle.<p>Birthday: you buy your kid a toy.<br>Kindergarten graduation: you buy your kid a toy.<br>You …

Parenting

Going to a 1st Birthday Party? These Are the Only Gifts You Need to Buy

You know that gift you will think is perfect for your favorite one-year-old? The one with the beeping, flashing lights and 79 pieces? It’s not …

Bravo TV

The benefits of not being the first-born

“Oh, we used to watch our first child like that,” a neighbor once said to me, as I tried to prevent my 2-year-old from swinging too high in our …

Parenting