There's never a shortage of news in the parenting world — from new studies to differing parenting styles. It all provides us with fodder to discuss on the playground, in the pickup line, and online. Take a look at the five stories that had our moms talking the most this week.
- Parents Upset Over My Little Pony Makeover
Our readers couldn't stop chatting about the grown-up, glitzy makeover that classic My Little Pony toys are receiving this week. The formerly pastel, cartoonlike ponies have been updated to look like "glamorous high school girls," according to Hasbro, and moms' reactions are mixed. Some felt that the dolls were too sexy for little girls, while others asked, "What's the big deal?"
- Five Early Signs Your Child Might Have a Learning Disability
The topic of diagnosing learning disabilities in young children struck a chord with many readers who were able to relate to some of the signs. With the National Center For Learning Disabilities reporting that one in five children has some sort of learning challenge, our tips for what to watch in your own kids made for a popular read this week.
- Would You Buy a Man Pram?
Because every now and then, we all need a laugh break — the "Man Pram," part of a European automotive company's latest ad campaign, has gotten some serious buzz among our readers. The amped-up baby buggy is a concept that was designed for the dad who doesn't want to be seen pushing around any average stroller, but sadly, it won't be appearing in stores anytime soon.
- Prince William and Kate Middleton Speak About the Royal Baby at His Debut
Royal baby fever may finally be subsiding, but that doesn't mean that our readers weren't clinging to every piece of Prince George info they could get! This gallery of the little prince's first photos and quotes from his proud parents was a favorite of our readers.
- Teens Get a Sweet Reward For Standing Up to a Bully
Who among us doesn't love when good deeds go viral? When a woman in line at Wendy's began to berate the cashier for slow service, two teens who witnessed the yelling decided to stand up for what they knew was right. They defended the Wendy's employee and received a sweet reward — free milk shakes and chicken nuggets!
Click here to see what else our moms were buzzing about this week!