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Zero-Tolerance School Policies – How Would You Apply Them? [Poll]

Zero-tolerance school policies draw a lot of attention, especially when school officials are forced to make a decision between following the "zero-tolerance" policy and simply applying common sense.

We've gathered some examples of controversial zero-tolerance policy decisions and want to know what you would have done.

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Should Minors Be Allowed To Use Tanning Salons? [Poll]

Many students and families prepared for warm and sunny spring break trips by making a few trips to a tanning salon.

A proposed law would make it illegal for minors to use a tanning salon in Michigan.

Should minors be allowed to use tanning salons?

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Girl, 13, Suspended for Bringing Butter Knife to Cut Fruit at Lunch

A butter knife is causing some major controversy in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Yes, a butter knife.

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New Hampshire Bans Dodgeball Because Of Bullying Concerns

We hope you enjoyed your childhood, because it's slowly being legislated into dust.

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At What Age Did Your Kids Start Beating You At Video Games? [Poll]

Playing games with your kids is a lot of fun.  And it's nice to let them win once in a while.

But sometimes they start to win on their own a little younger than expected.

At what age did your kids start beating you at video games?

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10-Year-Old Girl Foils Abduction Attempt by Asking Stranger for Code Word

On Monday in a town outside Toronto, 10-year-old girl foiled an attempted abduction by requesting a code word she had worked out with her parents.

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Category: For Parents, News
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Mr.Lujan, Flickr
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At What Age Is It OK For Kids To Play Outside Unsupervised? [Poll]

As warmer temperatures and spring near, kids will be heading outside more often.  Some will be supervised. Some won't be.

At what age is it OK to let kids roam the neighborhood unsupervised?

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Funny Tweets By Parents The Week Of March 4

The popularity of social networking has given parents all new ways to embarrass their offspring, and often in hilarious fashion. Our favorite funny tweets by parents this week perfectly captured the frustration (and humiliation) that comes along with parenting

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How Many Snow Days Should Schools Be Required To Make Up? [Poll]

After a slow start, we've seen our share of snow this winter.

West Michigan students have seen their share of snow days too.

How many snow days should schools be required to make up?

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Which Is More Emotional: First Day Of Kindergarten Or High School Graduation? [Poll]

Kindergarten registration for next year's students has begun across West Michigan.

High school seniors are dreaming about graduation.

These are major educational milestones for students and unforgettable occasions for parents.

Have you experienced both, as a parent?  Which was more emotional for you?

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Little boy Makes Unbelievable Trick Basketball Shots (video)

This little boy is absolutely unbelievable.  Really, he makes all sorts of trick shots.  You have to see this.

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Do You Let Your Kids Play With The Toys At The Doctor’s Office? [Poll]

It's STILL flu season.

If your kids have a routine visit to the doctor's office coming up, there is reason to be cautious.  The waiting room can be full of germs.

Do you let your kids play with the toys at the doctor's office?

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