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Shocking or No? Spankings Are Still the Norm for Half of Americans

Back in the ’60s, corporal punishment was common practice for a shocking 94 percent of parents in the US. While a lot of us may find this number unsettling, just as many don’t. In fact, half of all parents today admitted to punishing children by “spanking on the bottom with a bare hand” to a telephone poll conducted by the National Institutes for Mental Health.

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Ex Cop Created the Largest Imaginary Family in Greece to Claim More Benefits

Greece’s version of Jim Bob Duggar has been exposed as a fraud due to a tiny slip up. The man, whose identity is protected by Greek law, created 19 non-existent children in order to live off of government benefits. Unfortunately, police caught on to the scheme when the man’s taxes claimed he had the largest family in the country.

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President Obama’s Family Avoids Facebook and DVRs ‘Modern Family’ Just Like Us!

He’s one of the most powerful people on the planet, but President Barack Obama is just like every other American with an average American family. According to an interview in PEOPLE, he watches TV and tries to keep his girls away from Facebook, just like any parent. Like we needed an interview to figure that out.

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Finally, Parents Take the Heat for Spoiling Their Children During the Holidays — Survey of the Day

It’s usually everyone else’s kids who are spoiled (never our own), but a new Parents.com survey reveals that moms and dads are admitting they have a problem when it comes to spoiling their kids during the holidays.

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Daddy Boot Camp Is for Soldiers in the Battle of Parenthood

Okay, new fathers, pop quiz: it’s 2 a.m. and your infant hasn’t stopped crying for an hour. What do you do?

If you don’t know, maybe it’s time to enroll in baby boot camp.

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Kids Whose Parents Drink and Drive More Likely to Do It Themselves — Health Check

Want to keep your kids from drinking and driving? A new study says not doing it yourself is a good start.

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Tech-Savvy 4-Year-Old Saves His Unconscious Grandpa with an iPhone [VIDEO]

Four-year-old Kanden Jones may not know the difference between taking a nap and blacking out, but he sure knows how to use an iPhone.

It was a guys’ day for the kid and his grandfather Carl Jones when the two were out deer hunting in the woods. When the worst happened — thankfully not a hunting disaster — Kanden was left with an unconscious grandpa.

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What Are the Most Popular Baby Names of 2011?

If you’re having a baby soon and want to avoid giving the child a name everyone else in his or her kindergarten class will have, you may want to check out BabyCenter’s list of this year’s most popular baby names.

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This Is What Happens When a Young Man Has Two Mothers [VIDEO]

Back in February, 19-year-old University of Iowa student Zach Wahls spoke out about his family on the floor of the Iowa House of Representatives as it considered House Joint Resolution 6, which would’ve ended civil unions in the state.

Zack’s personal interest in the bill? He was raised by two lesbians.

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Should an Obese Child Be Taken From His Parents? Some Authorities Thought So and Did

A boy in Cleveland, OH, who weighs more than 200 pounds, was taken from his mother by authorities last week. Officials were forced to remove the third-grader from his home when caseworkers decided that his mother’s inability to reduce his weight constituted medical neglect.

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