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Good Samaritans of Twitter Band Together and Answer Dad's Desperate Plea to Help His Autistic Son

Marc Carter's 14-year-old son Ben who suffers from severe autism, has drank from this Tommee Tippee cup, and no other Tommee Tippee cup out there, since he was two years old. Since then Marc has grown very concerned that his son is apt to suffer severe consequences of no other cup is found as replacement. Marc said, "People say he will drink when he's thirsty, but two emergency trips to A&E with severe dehydration say otherwise."

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Like most dads, this guy wasn't a fan of his daughter getting old enough to take selfies. Instead of just telling her that she can't take selfies (which never works) he decided to join her.



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Mom Goes Into Freakout Mode, Thinks Daughter's Head Turned Into a Square

If your parents are unfamiliar with Snapchat filters and perhaps a little "thick", it can be quite easy to mess with them.

So, when a child shows up with a square head during a WhatsApp conversation, motherly instincts are sure to kick into gear.

As is the case with Rebecca Owen's mother, who was certain her daughter's square head was the result of a food allergy (salmon paste) or even drugs.

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Bentley Yoder was born with the odds stacked against him-- born with a brain outside his skull. Bentley's parents, Sierra and Dustin were told by doctors that discovered Bentley's rare condition called cranium bifidum, that Bentley was simply 'incompatible with life.' 



Bentley's parents refused to quit on him though, and decided to go through with the pregnancy, 'just to see him before saying goodbye.' To everyone's surprise Bentley came kicking and screaming into this world on time, on October 31, 2015. He went on to develop normally, save for the critical parts of his brain on top his head, and left nearly all doctors at a mere loss for words over how this could be so. 

Fast forward four months, and Bentley's parents were actively seeking out the nation's foremost leading authorities on the brain surgery front, with hopes to find a team capable of performing the surgery necessary to relocate parts of Bentley's brain back inside his skull.

They found Dr. John Meara at Boston Children's Hospital, who planned and practiced the pending procedure using 3D-printed models. On May 24th the surgery commenced, and finished with success six hours later. 



A month after the surgery Bentley shows all signs of being just fine, but only time will tell whether things like his vision were impaired for the long run. 

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Facebook Parents Are Competing to See Who Can Stack the Most Cheerios on Their Kids' Head

The Facebook page 'Life of Dad' has issued a #CheerioChallenge to all of their loyal followers. Competition is getting serious and families are sacrificing hours of precious parenting time to try to outstack each other.

Currently, the record for most Cheerios on a child's face is at 17.

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Almost a week ago, Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka was left on the side of the road near a "bear-infested" forest in Hokkaido, Japan. The search began after the missing boy dissapeared into the forest, thinking his parents had left him for good as punishment for throwing rocks at cars and visitors at a nearby park.  Miraculously, this little boy was found ALIVE and relatively unharmed after six nights alone in the forest. 


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Yamato managed to survive in the forest for so long after stumbling upon a hut used during training for the Japanese military. He did not have any food or heating but he did manage to keep warm by sleeping between two mattresses.  He also had access to clean water nearby.  For now, he's being kept for observation under a doctors orders but seems to be doing fine. This event has sparked debate over where normal parental punishment can cross the line into abuse with most people on social media condemning his parents for leaving him. 

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The display of Nick from Zootopia had only been up for an hour at the LEGO Expo in Ningbo, China before a chinese boy decided to push it over.

Zhao, the artist who spent three days piecing together the Zootopia figure, said he was heartbroken but declined compensation. Noting that the child had not meant to destroy LEGO Nick.

All in all, the life size LEGO figurine is estimated to cost more than 100,000 yuan ($15,170).

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On May 19, baby Zyla strapped into a set of skies (bolted together for saftety) and water-skied for over 600 feet. Her parents, both being professional barefoot water skiers and co-owners of the World Barefoot Center in Florida, were possibly the only two parents in the world who could make this sound like a good idea.

Take a look at their Christmas card this year for an idea of this family's passion for the water.

"Every year we do a Christmas card skiing, this year wasn't going to be any different;)"

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The volunteer in this video said some shocking things while screaming and pushing a family out of the hospital waiting room.  Isaiah Baskins, the man behind the camera, posted the video on Youtube and says that she made racist comments just before he started recording. 

You can also see an interview from the family who was behind the camera and the apology issued from the hospital in this video :

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The description that was posted with this picture on Facebook reads:

We are celebrating today because Lauren has gone one week without someone saying something mean to her about baby weight gain. That's a new record. Big day is only 9 weeks away!

A week without having something mean said to her is a new record? Great job, guys, way to get someone excited about bringing a new baby into the world. At least the comments seem more supportive, so it's not all bad. 

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This 'Cool Mom', in Florida of course, arranged for a stripper to be the entertainment for her son's 8th birthday party. That's right, the child was turning 8-years old, and she got him a stripper.



In the long run, it's debatable which would be more damaging later in life, a stripper or a clown at your birthday party. My money would be on the stripper (literally) though.

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This Wrong Number Text Connected New Parents With the Nicest People Possible

When the grandma of a new baby sent out a mass text to family and friends a stranger was also included. It turned out he probably had someone's old phone number. That didn't stop him and his brother from visiting the new parents and bringing gifts for mom and baby to congratulate them.

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This toddler was saved by his neighbors holding out quilts for him to land in. Miraculously, he got away without a scratch. 

According to South China Morning Post, he was trying to get out of the room after locking his grandmother out while playing hide and seek.  He was examined by a doctor who gave him the all clear so this story has a happy ending.