Advertisements for laundry products often feature women, but new commercials from Tide feature a stay-at-home dad. He's shown throughout the ads folding a small child's laundry.
We here at "Eye on Parenting" must admit it's kind of hypnotizing to see this man fold clothing. However, there seems to be much more going on in this advertisement than housework. We'll let you be the judge.Continue »
Lifestyle expert Tara Vera stopped by to share some of her top picks with CBSNews.com's Amanda Cochran. Click on the video below for Vera's suggestions.
(CBS) Eye on Parenting recently shared an Associated Press report about the upheld life sentence for a Georgia couple's in the starvation death of their son.
The infant, according to state prosecutors, was fed only soy milk and apple juice from birth. The couple's defense was that they were vegans. Vegans typically use no animal products. Defense attorneys alleged that the couple didn't know the baby was in danger until they rushed him to the hospital. But prosecutors said they intentionally neglected the baby.Continue »
Raising a family is an expensive endeavor -- and it's more expensive than ever now, according to a wide-ranging United States Department of Agriculture report.
The annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, finds a middle-income family with a child born in 2010 can expect to spend about $226,920 ($286,860 if projected inflation costs are factored in) for food, shelter, and other necessities to raise that child over the next 17 years - a two percent increase from 2009.
That seems like a lot of money, right? Well, a few important costs aren't even factored in to that amount -- including college expenses!
Check out our "Eye on Parenting" gallery, "Cost of raising a child today," with some of the interesting highlights from the report.
"Sesame Street" star Elmo made an appearance in New York this week with "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson. The two jammed together at The Empire Hotel to launch a product line for Playskool.
But the toy line wasn't the only thing revealed at the event. Elmo's puppeteer, Kevin Clash, made an appearance in the audience. Ever wondered what he looks like? Make sure you check out our "Elmo (and friends) in New York" gallery to see photos of Clash at work.
The couple had four children when a cancer scare turned their lives around, and inspired the adoption of their first baby with special needs. Just one more baby, they thought. That was 16 years and 11 children ago.
Tom and Gloria discuss their life-changing decision to adopt 12 children with special needs, and their daily challenges caring for an array of physical and behavioral disabilities. To watch their amazing story, click on the video below.
Wondering what company is the best for you, working mom?
Today, Working Mother released its annual list of the 100 Best Companies. The publication says the list indicates companies that offer the best paid parental leave, backup child care and family-friendly benefits, among other incentives for employed moms (and dads).
This year, the magazine focused on what they call "the power of change, from flexing your schedule to finding a new job to pushing for a federal paid-parental-leave law that supports all new parents nationwide."
Big names on the new list include American Express, AOL, Bank of America, Capital One Financial, Citi, Colgate-Palmolive, Dell, General Electric, JP Morgan Chase, LEGO, and Goldman Sachs.
One father, Allen Greenblatt, has just said what may be on your mind right now about raising kids: It's "not all lavender and honey."Continue »
Imagining them out of your sight for the first time -- or again after a summer at your side -- can be scary, indeed.
However, you can prepare your kids for the larger world by teaching them what kind of behavior is safe and OK -- and what is not. "Eye on Parenting" recently sat down with child safety advocate George Molho to discuss ways parents can equip their kids for dealing with threatening situations.
Molho is the author of "Scarred," a memoir about his abduction by his father when he was 7 and yearlong torture before he escaped. Molho says he wants to teach parents how to teach their kids to be survivors.
So seize the back-to-school moment. Click on the video below. You might be surprised by what you didn't know. We were.
Three dirty diapers, five runny noses, six crying kids.
Families with multiple births face a unique set of challenges every day that many parents cannot imagine taking on.
Parenting triplets, quadruplets and higher multiples was the subject of a recent convention in suburban Philadelphia.
The event, called "Let Threedom Ring," was held in King of Prussia, Pa., by Triplet Connection, an information website for multiple birth families.
At the event, the triplets, quadruplets and higher-order multiples ranged from babies and younger children to teenagers and college-age young adults.
Workshops were held to help adults with parenting issues, while the kids took part in entertainment and social activities.
(CBS) A New York mother was recently kicked out of a popular supermarket on the city's Upper East Side after she failed to pay for a half-gallon of milk and other beverages she says she accidentally left in her stroller.
Elissa Drassinower, 33, told the New York Post, "The security guard took my photograph, told me I was banned from Fairway for life and said I was lucky she didn't call the police. I was crying, my 20-month-old son was crying. It was humiliating."Continue »
Do your children love to play with animals and building blocks? Well, the New York's Bronx Zoo has recently taken those childhood loves and shown how they can become an art form. The zoo is now featuring a rare animal exhibit called "The Great Summer Zoofari: A LEGO Wildlife Expedition" through Sep. 30, 2011. Several of the displays - like the one seen above of a tiger on the prowl - are life-size representations of many of the real animals seen in the zoo's exhibits.
Check out more of the displays in our gallery "Zoo built in building blocks."
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