A Chilean nanny is currently suing a wealthy Upper East Side couple claiming that they kept her as a "virtual slave" in their NYC apartment. Carmen Villanueava Garnica states that Malu Custer Edwards and Micky Hurley, brought her with them to the U.S. with a fake passport with intentions of making her their nanny. What seemed like a potentially good offer to the 50-year-old child care worker turned out to be a living nightmare!Continue Reading >
There's a new sick sex trend out there and it's called "reproductive coercion." It's pretty much when men try to sabotage women's birth control methods to trick them into getting pregnant. I found this particularly interesting, because for years I've always heard of it being the other way around--where women lie about being on birth control or poke holes in condoms to get their partners to get them pregnant, and thus more attached. But it looks like men have now caught on to the scary phenomenon. Now why would any man want to do this?Continue Reading >
Great teachers not only teach, they inspire, they support, they give confidence, and they set excellent examples. Unfortunately, not all teachers are great. After reading a story about a student that was forced to lick his desk as punishment, I started wondering how many people had stories to share of a similar nature, of teachers who were not wonderful at all. So I put out the following question to people online: What is the worst thing a teacher ever said to you?Continue Reading >
The mystery behind the 4-year-old girl who was found in a stroller on the front porch of a home in Anderson County, South Carolina has finally been solved. The child has been identified as Zoe Brown, daughter of Alonzo Brown and Tongela Denise McBride who apparently neglected her. I really don't understand parents that just abandoned their kids like this. Seriously, how do they sleep at night?Continue Reading >
A father who was caught on camera brutally beating his teenage daughters with a cable wire has been recently charged with child endangerment and corporal punishment. The 35-year-old man from Dayton, Ohio started to beat the two girls after discovering that they had posted a "twerk" video on Facebook. "Twerking" is a type of provocative dance that involves shaking the hips and lower body. Now I think any parent would flip after discovering that their teenage girl posted a video of themselves "twerking" on Facebook. Even so, violently beating your girls with a cable wire is not an appropriate form of discipline--it's child abuse!Continue Reading >
You wouldn't believe my rage when I found out about the case of a teacher that allegedly tied tied the wrists and ankles of a 2-year-old girl because she didn't want to nap! I immediately thought of my son, Santiago, who is 3 and a half years old. My little guy stopped his naps recently and he's the only one in his preschool class that doesn't sleep the afternoon nap anymore. Let me tell you, if I EVER found out that one of his teachers did something like this to force him to nap, I don't know what I would do (but I know it wouldn't be pretty)!
In the case of this California toddler, it seems, the teacher was also so stupid that after she used adhesive tape to tie up the little girl, she took a picture and shared it with her coworkers. Can you say dumb?Continue Reading >
This year, there seemed to be a never ending amount of horror stories when it came to parents and their kids. Some were scary, others silly and others just plain bizarre. But whatever the case was, one thing is for sure: 2012 saw more than its fair share of downright BAD parenting.
Below, check out 10 cases that we haven't been able to get out of our heads since we heard of them.Continue Reading >
One of the most popular shows on TV right now is the zombie phenom The Walking Dead, and there are some people who take that obsession to the next level. Take, for example, 26-year-old Jared Gurman, of Long Island, New York, who was arrested and charged with attempted murder for shooting his girlfriend after they had a heated argument over the AMC television show.
According to police, Gurman insisted that a "military mishap" could occur in real life, but when his girlfriend disagreed, it escalated into a super heated argument. The woman became fed up with Gurman and decided to drop him off at home, but the feud continued via text messages. She eventually grew concerned by the bitter content in his messages and paid a visit to his house where he appeared with a .22- rifle in hand and shot her.Continue Reading >
La muerte de Prince McLeod Rams, de un chiquillo de apenas 15 meses, mientras estaba en una visita no supervisada de tres horas con su papá, podría dar pie para que la policía investigara la muerte, en extrañas circunstancias, de otras dos personas.
Algo huele raro en este caso. Y como dice la mamá del bebé muerto, Hera McLeod, o Joaquin Rams tiene mucha, pero mucha mala suerte, o es un asesino. La conclusión de esta mujer, que ahora cuestiona como el sistema le falló a su hijito, al obligarla a ella a entregarlo para que Rams lo "cuidara" durante las llamadas visitas no supervisadas, tiene a más de uno pensando y hurgando en el pasado.Continue Reading >
Hailey Domínguez, una nenita de 5 años quien este domingo resultara víctima de una balacera cuando regresaba de una fiesta en el Bronx con su mamá, lucha por su vida en la unidad de cuidados intensivos de un hospital de Washington Heights, en la Gran Manzana.
La nena está desde ayer en un estado de coma, inducido por los médicos que están luchando contra la fiebre que desarrolló y tratan de salvarle la vida a esta nueva víctima de la violencia. Su mamá, Gloria Miranda, también fue internada en el hospital en estado de shock.Continue Reading >