Welcome to another edition of Weird Parenting News. This week’s news stories are all about those things that may fry your kid’s brain…from Oreos to Call of Duty.
Oreos…with a twist. One science teacher isn’t taking any chances when it comes to everyone’s favorite caloric treat. If you want your kid to sample the Oreo cookie she’s using in her school science project, you’ll need to sign a permission slip. And send it in with a tall glass of milk. Check out the story here.
Call of Duty (to report your student’s parents). In Cheshire, England, teachers have been instructed to report to the police and Social Services any parents who let their kids play violent video games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto. I say add Super Mario Bros. to the list — we all know what those mushrooms are really about. Read the story.
I learned it from watching you, dad. Letting your kid try a sip of wine at Christmas dinner may not be as harmless as you think. According to a recent study, kids who’d sipped alcohol by sixth grade were five times more likely than their peers to down a full drink by the time they were in high school, and four times more likely to have binged or been drunk. Read the full story here.
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