The latest on Newsweek's coverage of topics related to family. A cornerstone of social media, conversations around family, parenting, and children are regularly trending topics, not to mention the subject of many viral videos.
In-law accusing bride of "body shaming" teen by editing her dress slammed
Newsweek spoke to a bespoke wedding planner who weighed up whether wedding guests should wear white or not.
Fury as woman refuses to go sister's wedding unless she pays for babysitter
"Don't ask for handouts from a stressed out bride," chided one Reddit user, while another called the poster "completely unreasonable."
Why sister-in-law is furious over free Disney vacation slammed
Several users criticized the sister-in-law in the viral post, with one writing that "the level of entitlement is beyond comprehension."
The biggest mistakes parents make with picky kids revealed by scientists
"The strategies they are instinctively using are not helping their children develop lifelong, healthy eating behaviors," Dr. Alissa Burnett said.
Horror as woman discovers source of odd noises in kitchen: "I feel sick"
Ceylan Etem told Newsweek she has not been back to the house since the unsettling encounter
Woman is diagnosed with Down Syndrome as an adult after warning signs
Ashley Zambelli was 28 weeks pregnant with her third daughter when she received the shock diagnosis.
Woman reveals "petty" revenge on family member who charged $200 to babysit
"It doesn't exactly make me feel good to be petty, but it made me feel good to offer her the same generosity she offered to me," she told Newsweek.
"We're so ashamed": Parents dragged over reason they sent teen son away
The parents said that they had "never been more ashamed" of their 16-year-old son.
Why Kate Middleton's brother thinks George, Charlotte and Louis are "lucky"
Kate's younger brother, James Middleton, who had a starring role at the 2011 royal wedding, spoke about the importance of pets in a recent interview.
Woman Blocking Sister-in-Law Over Her Gender Reveal Party Splits Views
A forensic psychiatrist broke the situation down for Newsweek.
Man cheered for telling parents to pay for his forgiveness: "Itemized bill"
"My parents expected me to be independent the minute I turned 18," the man explained.
My mom's giving our house to a cat shelter after she dies
This would leave my 10-year-old son and I homeless, as I cannot afford housing in my area and don't qualify for government-funded housing assistance programs.
Hearts melt as cats have one kitten and now they're the "perfect family"
"Imagine the good karma that soul acquired to be experiencing life this time as that baby kitten," one user said.
Bride's sister captured "sneaking off" before couple's first dance
The bride told Newsweek: "I don't think she realized the significance of the moment being that she's never really been to a wedding."
"I'm dying": Mom with brain cancer reveals how she's preparing her children
A young mom who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer shares how she told her kids and how she's preparing them for the future without her.
Mom reveals how she lost 91lb with one simple lifestyle change: "Glow up"
Lauren Polinskey shared the simple and sustainable routine that has transformed her weight, going from a size 20 to a size 4.
Woman comparing loss of dog to sister's husband's death slammed: "Her pain"
An expert told Newsweek: "The writer is demonstrating incredible maturity by recognizing her sister just doesn't seem able to grasp the obvious difference."
Pregnant woman tricking mother-in-law at gender reveal party applauded
"She came over and hissed at me that I made her look stupid. I reminded her that she had PROMISED not to tell anyone," the poster wrote.
Groom "furious" with wife for ignoring his mom's wedding speech blasted
An expert told Newsweek she could see the mom's side "in wanting to say a few words at her only son's wedding. However, a wedding day is all about the couple."
Mom dragged for choosing between daughter's graduation and new grandchild
"Parents having 'favorites' may be taboo, but it's common—and it's no different than us preferring some of our friends over others," a life coach told Newsweek.
Woman refusing to attend memorial for brother-in-law's daughter praised
"He doesn't want support, he wants attention. Milking the situation so people feel bad for him," one user said.
Terminally ill mom shares how she told her toddler about meeting in heaven
Lindsey Gritton was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer while 36 weeks pregnant with her second daughter, and was given "only six months to live."
Bride telling stepsister that "no one cared" about her wedding applauded
"She was using my important life event to draw attention to herself, which is why I reacted the way I did," the woman explained.
Parents finally reveal birth secret to twins on their 21st birthday
"My mom wanted everything to be as fair as possible and avoid arguments and fights," twin Erin Reid told Newsweek.
Groom's reason for kicking sister-in-law off his wedding guestlist praised
A man experienced an unpleasant surprise when he turned up at his future sister-in-law's wedding.
Old grenade kills man cleaning out dad's belongings
Authorities are investigating whether the pin was pulled or if the old armament somehow went off by itself.
Woman refusing to use stepdaughter's real name slammed: "Embarrassing"
After three years of being called the wrong name by her future stepmom, the teen called her out at a family party.
Woman's "disgusting" reason for excluding nephew, 10, from new home praised
"I grew up with five brothers. Michael has broken more stuff than we all did combined," one commenter on social media said.
Texas man fatally shoots brother's suspected killer: Police
Angel Chavira, 33, is being held at the Harris County Jail with his bond set at $300,000.
Fury over mom forcing teenage daughter to learn sign language: "So cold"
The 17-year-old was told to learn some "basic" sign language to communicate with her young stepsister or move out.