This fathers kid wouldnt respond to his texts, so he created the perfect app to torture teens.

via ReplyASAP The average age a child receives their first smartphone is now down to ten years old. They’re not even out of elementary school before they get plugged into a world of never-ending anxiety-inducing notifications, texts, and calls. Seems like an easy way to ruin the carefree days of childhood. However, smartphones can be a positive for parents. They allow them to track their children and stay in touch 24-7. That is, of course, if the child responds to their texts and calls. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Mom’s viral rant about her baby son’s exposure to measles calls out the selfishness of anti-vaxxers.

via Shutterstock The growth of anti-vaxx communities is nothing short of a public health crisis. At the time of writing this, lawmakers in Washington state are considering passing legislation forcing parents to vaccinate their children due to a recent measles outbreak. Sadly, these fresh outbreaks have been going on for a couple of years, and they not only endanger the children of the anti-vaxxers, but small children in contact with these families. She then laid out the reasons she blames anti-vaxxers for the position her son was put in, and how not vaccinating your child is a public health threat. I won’t get angry at or blame the person in the waiting room. I would have likely done the same …

Finland is one of the best countries in the world to be a mom. How does the U.S. compare?

Even among highly developed nations, there are vast disparities in the experience of becoming a mom. We all know that the Nordic countries consistently rank sky high when it comes to many measures of wellness—happiness, health, quality of life, life expectancy, education, and the list goes on. So perhaps it’s not surprising that Finland is frequently touted as one of the best places to become a mother. As CBS This Morning points out, the country has the lowest maternal mortality rate in the world. The Finnish government’s maternity and paternity leave policies put many countries to shame. Residents enjoy top-notch, low-cost healthcare, which includes free checkups for kids after birth. To top it off, every new mom receives a box …

Dove is offering $5,000 to dads without parental leave at their jobs.

The workplace has daddy issues. While it’s common for a new mother to take maternity leave postpartum, there’s still a stigma surrounding paternity leave. Most dads don’t have access to paid time off to experience their child’s crucial first few weeks of life. Furthermore, they feel as if their jobs might be in jeopardy if they do opt to spend time with their bundle of joy. In order to combat the stigma around paternity leave, Dove Men+Care is offering $5,000 to new dads planning to take full-time paternity leave. Dove has pledged $1 million to new fathers across America for the next two years. “Less than 1 in 5 men in the U.S. are offered any paid paternity leave. Most …

Patton Oswalt and his fans just transformed a Twitter troll’s life with a simple but powerful act of kindness.

Social media spats usually end in ugly words or blocking people—unless you’re Patton Oswalt. Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt has made a name for himself off screen as a blunt yet caring, compassionate human. His raw openness after his wife’s unexpected passing and his willingness to engage in conversations about depression and dadhood after her death has touched people’s hearts and opened people’s minds. And once again on Twitter, Oswalt has proven that he is unquestionably one of the most kind-hearted dudes in Hollywood. Oswalt shared that a man who attacked him on Twitter needed help, then encouraged people to help him. Twitter user Michael Beatty had replied to Oswalt’s response to one of Trump’s tweet with “I just realized …