4-year-old boy faces discipline for having long hair, sparks school dress code battle

4-year-old boy faces discipline for having long hair, sparks school dress code battle

Usually he just wears one but this was a special occasion, so I took more time on his hair," Woodley told TODAY Style .After meeting with her grandson's teacher at Tatum Primary School in Tatum, Texas, Woodley was asked to visit the school's principal to discuss a potential dress code issue.

Here's what I wish I had known before I had 4 kids

Here's what I wish I had known before I had 4 kids

Then, inevitably, people ask you if you are having any more children, even if you haven't actually given birth to said fourth child yet.Siri and Carson Daly are likely getting these questions right now: The couple announced they're expecting their fourth child this spring .I mean, I can't really blame people for having questions.

'Real Housewives' star Teddi Mellencamp is pregnant with baby No. 3

'Real Housewives' star Teddi Mellencamp is pregnant with baby No. 3

It's going to be baby No. 3 for "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills " star Teddi Mellencamp and husband Edwin Arroyave.Slate and Cruz were conceived via IVF, but Mellencamp says this baby is a surprise.

3 Ways to Raise Independent Children

3 Ways to Raise Independent Children

As parents, we tend to be the Master of Systems, but what if we asked our children and teens questions like, “What kind of system or chart can we put in place to help you get ready in the morning?

Should Bedrooms Be No-Phone Zones for Parents?

Should Bedrooms Be No-Phone Zones for Parents?

In fact, a report published earlier this year by Common Sense Media called, "The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens, and Sleep in the United States" revealed that 62% of parents polled said they keep their devices within reach of their bed at night and 61% check their device within 30 minutes of falling asleep.

Five signs your child is in the wrong friendship group at school

Five signs your child is in the wrong friendship group at school

If you’re worried your child may be unhappy in their friendship group, or forming relationships with children who don’t bring out the best in them, it’s crucial to recognise the signs so you can offer support.

Andy Cohen talks to Hoda Kotb about possibility of more kids

Andy Cohen talks to Hoda Kotb about possibility of more kids

Hoda was a source of inspiration for Cohen, who sought out advice from her before becoming a father for the first time at 50 years old."It's shifted in every way and yet it's also kind of adapting,'' he said.

'My friend started a rumour I was pregnant at my wedding'

'My friend started a rumour I was pregnant at my wedding'

And when it comes to weddings , there are a bunch more rules we all know to follow: never wear white, don’t post photos of the bride online before she does and never, EVER make the day all about you: it’s not the time to announce you are engaged or getting divorced or pregnant.

'A piece of joy from a day that was so drastic': Baby born on 9/11 at 9:11 p.m.

'A piece of joy from a day that was so drastic': Baby born on 9/11 at 9:11 p.m.

Little Christina Malone-Brown was born at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee, on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks ."We had emotions and we felt it," Cametrione Malone-Brown, the baby girl's mother, said, according to a Facebook post from the hospital.

Theme park worker helped claustrophobic mom enjoy the ride

Theme park worker helped claustrophobic mom enjoy the ride

"The second reason I put it on and went into detail was I was hoping another mom could see it, and not feel bad like I do, all the time, when I can't get on the ride.".

Mom makes relaxing bath for son after a bad week at school

Mom makes relaxing bath for son after a bad week at school

Laurie Koch, a Colorado mom of four, made a relaxing bath for her son, Kade, after a tough start to the school year.Koch posted an adorable photo of Kade enjoying his bath — and wrote about her son's hard time at school — on her Facebook page, Justifying Jane.

Is Social Media Toxic to Your Teen's Mental Health?

Is Social Media Toxic to Your Teen's Mental Health?

The new study in JAMA Psychiatry has concluded that time spent on social media is bad for teenagers ' mental health, echoing a growing body of research.

Children in Grief: Crying Is Brave

Children in Grief: Crying Is Brave

Crying is holy water.” Your kids have a lot to learn from their tears.For example, this week my older son noted, “I am looking forward to playing my new game, but I can’t be excited.” Remind your child that it is okay to be sad about loss and excited or joyful about something else.

9 - 11: Answering children's questions about the attacks

9 - 11: Answering children's questions about the attacks

Sometimes bad things happen and we will never really know why they do, but the most important thing is to try to be as strong as we can be, and be good people in the world to try to make it a better place.

Adoptive moms battle skepticism, hostility over maternity leave

Adoptive moms battle skepticism, hostility over maternity leave

Levy said that her leave gave her and her husband time to bond with the new baby, find a daycare, and get through newborn sleep deprivation.

MSNBC's Katy Tur on C-section and difficulty breastfeeding

MSNBC's Katy Tur on C-section and difficulty breastfeeding

On MSNBC anchor Katy Tur's first day back at work after a five-month maternity leave, she shared new details about the struggles she faced after giving birth to her son Teddy.Tur said that the nurse was right; her husband Tony Dokoupil was a major source of support during his month of parental leave.

Heartbroken parents urge others to prioritize family time after son dies

Heartbroken parents urge others to prioritize family time after son dies

Three weeks ago, Jessica Brandes noticed her son, Wiley, 8, seemed to be sleeping quite late."Eight years ago, during the same month, I had twin boys and co-founded Cloudability," Storment wrote in his own viral LinkedIn post.

Hoda Kotb returns to TODAY show after maternity leave

Hoda Kotb returns to TODAY show after maternity leave

In April, Hoda adopted her second child , a beautiful baby girl named Hope Catherine, and since then, she's taken time to appreciate every precious moment with her new bundle of joy.

Jenna Bush Hager shares photos of Mila and Poppy going back to school

Jenna Bush Hager shares photos of Mila and Poppy going back to school

Not long after Jenna Bush Hager welcomed a new child , she shipped out two !The TODAY with Hoda & Jenna co-host and new mom of baby boy Hal posted a pair of back-to-school photos on today, featuring daughters Mila and Poppy .“Back to school!!!

Micro-preemie baby headed back-to-school to kindergarten

Micro-preemie baby headed back-to-school to kindergarten

I made it five years, seven months and 17 days to get my son and myself to this point (not that I’m counting).Wyatt weighed just 900 grams when he was born.

The Four Keys to Unlocking a Great School Year for the Whole Family

The Four Keys to Unlocking a Great School Year for the Whole Family

You can use the first meeting to discuss ideas about routines for school days covering mornings, afternoons, homework, and how to spend free time during the week and even on the weekends.

Footsteps on the bridge that brought us home

Footsteps on the bridge that brought us home

After his mother was paralyzed by spinal cancer, his father built an 85-foot bridge at their home.Jared CrawfordIt’s a wooden bridge, nearly 40 years old and spanning the 85 feet that linked my boyhood home to the rest of the world.

When Worlds Collide: Clashes with Birth Parents

When Worlds Collide: Clashes with Birth Parents

Some grandparents have the child call them Mom, Dad, or a variation of that, while the birth parents are Mommy and Daddy.The birth parents may also threaten to take the child away without your permission.

Kim Kardashian West reveals where she sees herself and Kanye in 10 years

Kim Kardashian West reveals where she sees herself and Kanye in 10 years

And even as she concentrates on the future and her studies, Kim also said she's thinking of how she'd like their children — North, 6, Saint, 3, Chicago, 1, and Psalm, 3 months — to remember their parents.

Hoda Kotb tells Maria Shriver about moving moment with daughter

Hoda Kotb tells Maria Shriver about moving moment with daughter

"I was putting Haley to bed, and it was kind of like the beginning of this new (transition) coming back to work," Hoda recalled.Hoda Kotb reflects on the special moments from maternity leave.

Back to School in the Era of Mass Shootings

Back to School in the Era of Mass Shootings

Now that your child is back in school, making time for yourself with activities you enjoy can help clear your mind and help you think straight.Many schools are practicing safety drills and active shooter drills to help children, parents and staff feel safer and better prepared for these tragic but rare events.

Should Desexing Dogs Continue to Be the Rule?

Should Desexing Dogs Continue to Be the Rule?

She's also right on the mark when she writes, "But we are the ones who need fixing," and, "Spay-neuter has become the automatic mantra of those concerned with the lives of dogs.".

The 'mom haircut': short, stylish and easy to maintain

The 'mom haircut': short, stylish and easy to maintain

I've been slowly returning to a lighter shade and, over time, my hair has definitely been getting brassy.“Instead, take the hair a color deeper and highlights just one shade lighter.”.

Why People Get Tattoos

Why People Get Tattoos

Other reasons for forgoing a tattoo included disapproval from family and friends and incurring negative views at work.Some participants (10%) shared concerns about the permanency of tattoos and their sense that it looks unattractive on older people.

Paedophile who groomed girls avoids jail because it would be too 'tough'

Paedophile who groomed girls avoids jail because it would be too 'tough'

Brazen Kyle Sweet, 19, targeted two of his victims after cops arrested him for sending x-rated images to a 14-year-old girl - but was let off with a slap on the wrist as he was "vulnerable" behind bars.