Parenting

What do Japanese kids spend their allowance on? Survey finds out

Surprisingly, prunes and nicotine patches didn’t crack the top 10.

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You can now buy bully insurance for your kids in Japan

As more and more parents worry about the effects of bullying, one Tokyo insurance company offers a solution.

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Australian mother reflects on “lunchbox shame” she felt from her son’s Tokyo preschool teacher

Preschool teacher says the Australian-style lunch she made was “not appropriate.”

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Daddy day care center with beer opens in Japan

Urban oasis offers a place where tired dads can knock back a cold one and take a nap.

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Drunken dad in Japan steals son’s cream pastry, adorable kid erupts in galactic-level anger

The sadness of a child who’s lost his dessert is too large to be contained on this earth.

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Japan’s prime minister wants to make it illegal for parents to hit kids when disciplining them

Cites increasing number of child abuse cases as reason parents need to be reined in.

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Hyogo Police on the lookout for man complimenting babies

A seemingly benign incident highlights a dilemma many parents face.

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Otaku parenting: Loving mom shocks daughter out of bed cosplay-style

But given Mom’s past cosplay skills, maybe she should have seen this coming.

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Children’s anime PreCure features magical girl actually giving birth to a child in series finale

Hugtto! PreCure’s final episode has aired, and only truly draws to a close after we see the protagonist as an adult screaming in labor pain.

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Japanese dad mercilessly beats son to tears in Smash Bros. after he says he wants to be pro gamer

Gamer father showed his power, but the Japanese Internet thinks he might not have displayed much wisdom.

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Japanese school has ridiculous reason for not letting cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt

Mom suspects staff might just be a bunch of perverts.

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Absolutely adorable Twitter video shows Japanese toddler topple over, get comforted by puppies

You know what they say…when you get knocked down, get right back up again, unless you’re being besieged by adorable puppy dogs.
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Let Uncle Tashiro show you the perfect way to enjoy Tokyo Disneyland with young kids

The following is essential reading for parents, and possibly mental health professionals too.

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Japanese dad shares ingenious trick to keep kids (or yourself) from getting bored on the train

As usual, ice cream is the answer to our problems.

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Japanese ad showing Mom doing all the housework and childcare has people steamed at Dad【Video】

Father is shown doing so little to help around the house some people wonder if he’s even alive.

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Japanese media watchdog group publishes complaint about people who complain about anime

Maybe they should stop worrying about what’s on TV, and start worrying about why their kids aren’t asleep, says critic of critics.

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Japanese dad teaches son WAY too much about working adult life with visits to role-play park

After repeated visits to indoor amusement park for kids, son feels just like a lot of grown-ups do.

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U.K. authorities issue warning about anime-style video game Doki Doki Literature Club after death

Coroner shares concerns that dead 15-year-old “had used an online game called Doki Doki.”

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Amazing anime-style artist mom transforms daughter’s character designs into gorgeous illustration

When Mom is a professional-level illustrator, mother/daughter art projects can be truly incredible.

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Japanese school’s ethics text encourages kids to “work without reward,” gets slammed online

Exasperated mom says cute animal characters are showing young students exactly what not to do in life.

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