Monday, May 6, 2013
A Kentucky boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister to death with a gun he got for his birthday.
Two-year-old Caroline Sparks loved playing outside, singing, and her 5-year-old brother, who accidentally shot her to death last week with the .22-caliber rifle he got for his birthday. CNN reports the children's mother had stepped outside for just a few minutes when the accident occurred. It was the third time in about a month that someone was shot to death by a child under 6. The boy's gun was a Crickett rifle marketed specifically for young children as "my first rifle," the CNN story said. The gun stocks come in colors such as pink and blue. Officials in Kentucky noted that gun ownership among young children is common in the area. “It’s a normal way of life, and it’s not just rural Kentucky, it’s rural America – hunting and shooting and…
Monday, February 11, 2013
The largest children's consignment sale in Gwinnett opens their doors to the public Tuesday at 9am. Vendors got a preview of the mega-sale Monday at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, Ga. Patch was there as they opened the doors.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Has your child ever become friends with someone who has horrible parents?
So your son, Gregory, comes home and tells you about this new friend he made at school named Timmy. He tells you about all the fun they had at school and how Timmy likes the same games that Gregory likes, etc. Your son is so overjoyed that he wants Timmy and his parents to come over for family fun night on Friday. Friday night arrives and a delightful Timmy shows up along with his nightmare parents. What do you do? Timmy is a great boy and a good friend to your son, but his parents are the complete opposite. Let’s face it, just because we can make babies doesn’t necessarily mean that we will be good parents. There are some great kids out there who have horrible parents. I could go through a list of what a horrible parent looks like, but …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Do children of this generation have it too easy?
I can remember it like it was yesterday. My dad would force us to look up from playing Atari so he could ramble on about the fact that when he was a child he only played with sticks and boxes. "We didn't have video game systems and we actually played outside!" he exclaimed. My brother and I rolled our eyes incessantly and returned to our game of Space Invaders. Now, I'm a mother and I find myself saying the same types of things to my children. The other day, my seven-year-old complained about having to do research for a homework assignment. I said, "When I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we needed to learn about a subject we had to go to the library or read an encyclopedia." Of course, I had to further tell him that an …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
How often do you show affection towards your spouse in front of your children?
How often do you and your spouse show affection to one another in front of the kids? As a stay-at-home-mom, affection towards my husband is a must when he comes home from work. Not because he expects it but because our one-year-old daughter demands it. Like many fathers, my husband gets treated like a celebrity when he comes home from work. Immediately when the front door unlocks my children make a mad dash to the front door knocking each other down and moving me out of the way. You would think the ice cream man or Dora the Explorer was on the other side of the door. But no, it's just their dad. Don't get me wrong he is definitely the best father I have seen. It just amazes me how they are with me all day and never have I received such a…
Friday, March 30, 2012
Our events calendar is full of great ideas for children of all ages.
Students in Gwinnett are out for Spring Break. Don't know what to do with the kids? We've found some fun things for them to get into over the next week or so in Lawrenceville and just a short drive away. Mickey Mouse visits GCPL - The Mouse will be in the house at the Suwanee Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library Friday afternoon. Lego Creation Nation - Kids can build a small scale of their favorite city using the classic building blocks. The event lasts all weekend long at Discover Mills. Celebrate Rhodes Jordan Park Re-Opening - There will be a festival at the Lawrenceville park Saturday. Festivities include carnival games, live music and giant inflatables. All Stars vs. Future All Stars - The Atlanta Braves will take on …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Who won this week's poll?
This week we asked our readers to decide where's the best place to buy children's clothes in Lawrenceville. Here were your choices: 4-Little-1's Carter's The Children's Place The Purple Ladybug Strasburg Children And the winner is... The Purple Ladybug! They won with 55% of the vote (10 votes). In second place was The Children's Place with 22% (4 votes). Carter's came in third with 16% (3 votes). Strasburg Children had 5% (1 vote) and 4-Little-1's 0% (0 votes).
Monday, March 19, 2012
Where do you think the best kids clothing store in Lawrenceville is?
Kids grow like weeds and it seems like they always need new clothes. So this week, we want to know where's the best place in Lawrenceville to buy children's clothes that specifically caters to kids. Click the links below to learn more about your options and leave reviews of the businesses: 4-Little-1's Carter's The Children's Place The Purple Ladybug Strasburg Children Vote for your choice in the poll below. Voting closes Thursday at 6pm. The winner will be announced Friday by 6am.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
How should a parent respond when their child experiences racism for the first time?
I remember the first time I realized that my skin was darker than my peers. Different in height, different in size above all different in race. Back then I really could say some of my best friends are white because all of my friends were white. From kindergarten through graduate school, I went to a predominately white school. In elementary school, there were about 10 children of color in the entire school. This was back in the 80's and although there were some racist remarks, I never experienced racism from a teacher or any other adult. But today is a new time and even those who should be mature about racism are not. For instance, the recent situation that took place at Beaver Ridge Elementary School in Norcross where math problems …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Like parents, children also need help developing a resolution for the year.
Many parents start off having high hopes for the new year. Some say they will exercise, some say they'll go back to school, others promise to quit smoking. Whatever your New Year's resolution is take some time and do one more thing... help your child with their own resolution. Children, like adults, have many things to accomplish for the year. And with the help of an adult they can easily accomplish those goals. Here are a few things that children can add to their personal resolution for 2012: Be On Time: Like adults, children enjoy arriving to school, practice, birthday parties and sporting events on time. But without the help of an adult this can sometimes be hard to accomplish. If you haven't done so already, put an alarm clock in your …