Family & kids

From the joyous chaos of playtime to the heartwarming moments of familial love, the "Family & Kids" section invites you to explore the many facets of family life. It's a space dedicated to sharing stories, advice, and insights about familial bonds that make life meaningful and fulfilling.

Here you can find a variety of topics, each shedding light on the complex and beautiful dynamics of family life. You'll read stories that highlight parenting trials and triumphs, offering perspectives from different walks of life and diverse family structures. Here, we celebrate the unconventional and embrace the unique, recognizing that every family has its own story to tell.

In the "Family & Kids" section, we believe in the importance of lifelong learning. You'll find thought-provoking articles that challenge common misconceptions and encourage open discussion about topics that matter. From understanding the benefits of sleeping in separate beds to navigating the complexities of sibling relationships, we aim to provide you with a fresh look at family dynamics.

Safety and well-being are paramount to us. We share tips and insights from experts that can help ensure your loved ones' safety. Whether it's a swimming instructor warning about the dangers of a seemingly harmless habit or a story highlighting the importance of DNA testing, our articles are designed to inform and educate.

As we explore the world of parenting, we also delve into the joys and challenges of raising children. From celebrity parenting styles to the awe-inspiring resilience of parents searching for their lost child, our articles encapsulate the breadth of experiences that shape the journey of parenthood.

In the spirit of inclusivity, we also shine a light on controversial topics that spark important conversations about parenting decisions. We believe in creating a platform for open dialogue, where everyone can share their views and learn from others.

Overall, the "Family & Kids" section is a celebration of family life in all its forms. It's a space where you can immerse yourself in stories that inspire, educate, and provoke thought. No matter what your family looks like, we hope that our content will resonate with you, offering a deeper understanding of the dynamics that make family life both challenging and rewarding.

Join us as we explore the intricate tapestry of family life, diving into stories that capture the essence of love, resilience, and the undeniable bond that ties us together.

Recent Stories of Family & kids

15 Stories of Children Who Recall Haunting Memories from Their Past

15 Stories of Children Who Recall Haunting Memories from Their Past
day ago

The nature of our existence holds mysteries beyond the grasp of our conscious minds. We are puzzled by how children can recall what seem to be “past memories” and “previous lives,” if such phenomena are even real. Nevertheless, the stories we heard today sent chills down our spines and left us with many questions.

I’m a Single Mom and My Friends Have Secret Plans for My Son; I’m Fuming

I’m a Single Mom and My Friends Have Secret Plans for My Son; I’m Fuming
day ago

It’s difficult to be a single mother because you have to balance being a father and a mother. Single mothers typically face great struggles and shoulder twice as many duties. Today, we’re highlighting a 25-year-old lady who has shown incredible fortitude in the face of being a single mom. She is now deeply unsettled by the well-intentioned meddling of her pals, though. Her narrative is told here.

I Secretly Fed Meat to My Vegan Grandchildren and I’m Not Sorry

I Secretly Fed Meat to My Vegan Grandchildren and I’m Not Sorry
2 days ago

Family disagreements can become complicated, particularly regarding the upbringing of grandchildren. One of our readers has a committed vegan daughter who is raising her children on the same diet. Recently, she observed that the kids seemed low on energy, had dark circles under their eyes, and frequently complained of hunger. What our reader did in response ignited a major family conflict.

I Did the "Unforgivable" When I Saw My Baby’s Memory Being Dishonored

I Did the "Unforgivable" When I Saw My Baby’s Memory Being Dishonored
2 days ago

Sometimes life presents challenges that can overwhelm us, and Evie found herself in one such moment. After her miscarriage, the young woman couldn't bear to see her stillborn baby's clothes, so she asked her husband to dispose of them. What unfolded next was unexpected, prompting Evie, in her grief, to take a surprising action. Although her journey ultimately concludes on a positive note, even a year later, Evie remembers the events vividly and has reached out to share her story with us.

I Didn’t Let a Family Tragedy Spoil My Most Important Day

I Didn’t Let a Family Tragedy Spoil My Most Important Day
2 days ago

Leah faced a heartbreaking situation as her sister’s husband and son tragically passed away just days before her wedding. Her sister urged her to cancel the wedding amidst the grief, but Leah chose to proceed. However, the events that followed were devastating. Leah shared her poignant story with us.

I Refused to Pay for a Gift After Being Invited to an All-Expenses-Paid Trip

I Refused to Pay for a Gift After Being Invited to an All-Expenses-Paid Trip
2 days ago

Money can often be a source of tension and conflict in families, as Dan discovered during what was supposed to be a warm and celebratory family vacation. Initially promised an all-expenses-paid trip, he was later asked to contribute to a birthday gift. This unexpected request turned the vacation sour, prompting Dan to seek advice from us.

My DIL Only Gives Her Kids a Shower Twice a Week

My DIL Only Gives Her Kids a Shower Twice a Week
3 days ago

Margaret, a loving grandmother, was worried that her daughter-in-law was cutting back on the kids' showers to save on water bills. When her DIL asked her to babysit the kids, she decided to take action. Little did she expect that her choice to give her grandchildren a bath could backfire and lead to family drama. Unsure of what to do next, Margaret wrote to Bright Side seeking advice.

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12 Deep Family Secrets That Broke People’s Hearts

12 Deep Family Secrets That Broke People’s Hearts
7 months ago

Sometimes, we become curious and want to listen in on other people’s conversations or discover someone’s secrets without being noticed. Thanks to the internet, some people openly share their family’s deepest secrets, and it’s clear that they feel much better after sharing these hidden truths with the world.

My Ex-Husband’s Girlfriend Went Too Far in Relationship With Our Little Daughter, I Am Fuming

My Ex-Husband’s Girlfriend Went Too Far in Relationship With Our Little Daughter, I Am Fuming
2 months ago

A woman, 35, has recently shared a very disturbing thing that happened in her family. She’s divorced and has a small daughter, who’s in contact with the woman’s ex-husband and his new girlfriend. Everything was fine, up until one day, when the mom revealed a detail about her daughter’s communication with her ex-husband’s SO. The woman considered this behavior very inappropriate and even shocking, so, she wrote us a letter, asking our readers for their opinions about this situation.

I’m Not Going to Share a Huge Inheritance With My Family

I’m Not Going to Share a Huge Inheritance With My Family
6 months ago

Last year, my grandfather passed away, and the situation with the inheritance became quite complex. I’m Benjamin, 33 years old, and my grandfather left me the majority of his estate — this includes an upscale house valued at over $890K, along with cash and other valuable assets amounting to more than $250K.

7 Things Parents Do That Unintentionally Push Kids Away

7 Things Parents Do That Unintentionally Push Kids Away
2 years ago

Sometimes, even a simple question, like “How was your day?” can make your kid not want to be around you or spend time with you. That’s why parents, from time to time, should step into their kids’ shoes and see what they actually need from them.

I Found My Deceased MIL’s Diary and Learned a Bitter Family Secret, I’m Devastated

I Found My Deceased MIL’s Diary and Learned a Bitter Family Secret, I’m Devastated
3 months ago

We all may think that we know our family members well enough, and usually, we don’t expect that any of them may have a huge skeleton in their closet. Our today’s heroine is a woman, whose deceased MIL turned out to be a completely different person from what her family used to know her. And the woman revealed her dark secret right after her MIL’s funeral.

10 Parents Reveal the Most Heartbreaking Thing Their Child Has Said to Them

10 Parents Reveal the Most Heartbreaking Thing Their Child Has Said to Them
3 months ago

In a special survey, ten moms and dads shared some really touching moments when their kids said things that made them feel really sad. Like when a little one asked about tough stuff, or when they said something super sweet, and it made their parents’ hearts melt. These stories remind us how powerful child’s words can be and how strong the love between parents and kids is.

20 Bright Siders Share Stories That Prove Children Live to Tell the Truth to Anyone They Meet

20 Bright Siders Share Stories That Prove Children Live to Tell the Truth to Anyone They Meet
year ago

There is not the slightest doubt that we were all children once, but there is a big difference between that and remembering those early years. Precisely for that reason, it is not uncommon to feel the blush rise to our cheeks and white smoke come out of our ears every time one of our beloved children comes up with a witty comeback. We continue walking while we draw a nervous smile on our face, trying to hide the embarrassment of the situation.

13 Phrases Parents Use That Can Push a Kid to Seek Therapy in the Future

13 Phrases Parents Use That Can Push a Kid to Seek Therapy in the Future
3 years ago

Within the last decades, parents have started to spend more time with their kids. This means that modern mothers and fathers approach the question of their child’s upbringing more responsibly and this fact makes psychologists and teachers happy. But even the most responsible parent is not completely protected from mistakes. For example, using random and not-well-thought-out phrases can affect a kid’s mental well-being.

12 Alarming Things Kids Said That Really Worried Adults

12 Alarming Things Kids Said That Really Worried Adults
9 months ago

Today, we have 12 kids with some really strange stories. Some of them predicted when their moms would lose a baby, others remembered stuff from a different life, and a few even chatted with grandparents they’d never met. These stories are sure to make you raise an eyebrow or two and maybe even give you the creeps.

Best of the Week of Family & kids

Why We Shouldn’t Teach Our Toddlers to Share

Why We Shouldn’t Teach Our Toddlers to Share
3 years ago

“Sharing is caring” — that’s what we’re taught and that`s what we want our children to understand. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to get your kid to share their toy with other kids and not throw a tantrum. The thing is, it’s important to take the age of your child into account and put off teaching them to share until they’re older.

8 Signs You Grew Up in a Toxic Family

8 Signs You Grew Up in a Toxic Family
4 years ago

Tantrums, anxiety, hiding real emotions, and low self-esteem — sadly, some parents manage to pass down all of these negative qualities to their kids. Their egoism and indifference toward their children’s feelings make a huge impact on them in their childhood. As a result, kids start to criticize themselves, feel helpless, and have problems in their social lives.

Khloé Kardashian Revealed Her Son’s Lovely Name, Making Fans Emotional (Looks Like the Family Tradition Continues)

Khloé Kardashian Revealed Her Son’s Lovely Name, Making Fans Emotional (Looks Like the Family Tradition Continues)
8 months ago

One of the things that the Kardashian family does best is keep us on our toes before announcing the names of their offspring. Khloé didn’t stray from her sisters’ traditions and took 9 months before letting the public know her second child’s special name. But it was worth the wait as Khloé’s choice turned out to be incredibly personal, so let’s learn more about it.

12 Things Our Moms Did That Prove They’re Real Heroines

12 Things Our Moms Did That Prove They’re Real Heroines
4 years ago

There are more than 2 billion moms in the world. And all of them have one thing in common — well, 2 things: they love their kids and they all are heroines. They sacrifice everything for us and we couldn’t be more thankful for this.

11 Illustrations Showing That Moms Definitely Use Magic

11 Illustrations Showing That Moms Definitely Use Magic
4 years ago

Magic does exist and we see it every day. These magicians are our moms – those special people who create the most magnificent of miracles for us every single day. They must have a secret or some tricks up their sleeves because if not – then how could they possibly do it?

My DIL Severely Offended Me, She Regretted It When I Opened Up About Who I Really Am

My DIL Severely Offended Me, She Regretted It When I Opened Up About Who I Really Am
4 months ago

A woman, 60, has written a letter to our editorial, telling a deeply dramatic story, that happened in her family. She told how her daughter-in-law was constantly poking fun at her, humiliating and mocking her. But the offended woman took her revenge in the most intricate and exquisite way and taught her DIL an important lesson in life.

Monthly Top Picks of Family & kids

My MIL Calls Me a Bad Mom for Refusing to Quit My Job

My MIL Calls Me a Bad Mom for Refusing to Quit My Job
3 months ago

Imagine a mom who works outside the home telling us how her mother-in-law doesn’t like it and calls her a «bad mom» for not staying home. Even though she loves her family and her job, she feels upset because some people still think moms should only stay home. She wants to share her story to show how many women face this pressure and why it’s important to support all moms, no matter if they work or stay at home.

20+ Tweets That Prove Parenting Is No Walk in the Park

20+ Tweets That Prove Parenting Is No Walk in the Park
4 years ago

Imagine living in a world where you have zero privacy, minimal sleep, your back hurts all the time, and there’s someone asking for attention 24/7 — that’s how it feels to be a parent. It is a full-time job where you are paid with kisses and hugs, which make the struggle worth it, but then again, parenting is no joke. Parents across the globe are sharing the problems they face daily, proving that only the brave make it through!

10 Essential Tips About Newborn Care That All Parents Should Know

10 Essential Tips About Newborn Care That All Parents Should Know
2 years ago

A kid may be a tornado of joy and excitement, but it can also make you doubt yourself and your choices. Nobody teaches us about being parents, but we can learn to be one in a way that fits our needs and the expectations of our children. Adopting some practical solutions, on the other hand, might help you cope with the situation and gain greater confidence in your connection with your child.

8 Annoying Child Habits That Are Actually Normal

8 Annoying Child Habits That Are Actually Normal
2 years ago

Each parent can recall the moment when their angel turned into a 2-year-old toddler with an awful attitude and started doing annoying things. In these cases, parents are often told to see a psychologist. But are these habits really so bad that they require an expert’s help?