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Teens Participate in Fire Challenge on Instagram

The Social Media Dare Parents of Teens Should Fear


There's never a shortage of news in the parenting world — from differing parenting styles to new studies and beyond. But there are only so many hours in the day, and we can't cover every story that catches our eyes. Take a look at the seven stories you may have missed this week but need to read.

  • Teens take on a lot of crazy social media dares, from downing a spoonful of cinnamon to diving into freezing waters. But this may be the most dangerous one yet. A number of teens have participated in the fire challenge, where they film themselves setting various parts of their body on fire. We just have one question for these kids — why?
  • We know how important it is to keep our kids healthy, but how many of us actually know what that word means? A recent study found that 31 percent of parents of obese or overweight children think their kids are in excellent health. Perhaps it's time we pay more attention to what Michelle Obama has to say.
  • Meet your modern-day Lassie! A dog in Michigan located a baby that had been left on the side of the road. Minus a few bumps and bruises, the child is doing well and now has a new best buddy.
  • We know one girl who won't be pursuing an art career any time soon. After being caught doodling on her desk, one first-grader was forced to sit on the floor for several weeks. The worst part — she kept it a secret from her parents because she didn't want to be punished even more.
  • Having a daughter makes most men a little overprotective. Just like one Philadelphia father. After noticing a male customer checking out his daughter, the dad proceeded to punch him in the face.
  • We've seen plenty of cool playgrounds, but this one takes the cake! Designer and architect David Rockwell has launched a line of playground sets that allow children to build their own area of adventure and fun.
  • One boy in Oregon has a huge mark on his driving record — and he's not even in kindergarten! While his babysitter was in the bathroom, the 3-year-old drove a Jeep into a nearby house. Not knowing he had to leave his insurance information, the tot ran home to watch cartoons.

Source: YouTube user 1BlazinEagle1

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