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Michael Jackson bleached his kid’s hair…both cruelly and cheesily!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Newish photos of Michael Jackson’s children have revealed that the eldest—Michael Joseph Kingly Son of Jackson His Highness, Jr.—was, at one point, a cheap bottle blonde. Presumably not by choice. Although fresher scandals about Prince’s parentage, biological and otherwise, are arriving fast and furious, the hair thing has really touched a nerve among parents. Especially […]

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Video of the week: Stroller porn

Monday, June 29th, 2009

If you’ve never heard of the Swedish stroller company, Emmaljunga (founded 1925), don’t worry. You’re not missing out on much—except the occasional strangely eroticized advertisement. The video that currently greets visitors to the company’s website crosscuts between a hot mama pushing an Emmaljunga and a seemingly unrelated dad who has the hots for…hmmm, could it […]

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Outraged mom reacts—sluggishly—to a 2001 teen trend

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Almost all parents excel when it comes to paranoia. For the few who don’t know how to freak out competently on their own, there are syndicated parenting columnists like Debra-Lynn B. Hook to give them a nudge. In a recent piece, Hook uncovers a trend so disturbing she can’t quite process it: Co-ed sleepovers. I […]

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Michael Jackson’s death as—what else?—a learning moment

Friday, June 26th, 2009

How parents of gifted children can take canny advantage of Michael Jackson’s death: • Give your offspring the okay to choose the King of Pop for a role model “as long as you explain that heroes are ‘complex people with less than flattering attributes,’” writes Project GiftED blogger Melissa Greczy, a woman who likes to […]

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So many Michaels, so many Jacksons

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Whatever else you think about Michael Jackson, you must admit that he was wildly creative—except when it came to naming his offspring. As the Washington Post notes: Jackson is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II. (emphasis c/o Google News) What will happen to […]

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