Ex-etiquette: Father finds out daughter is not his biological child

Q. I just split up with my ex-wife. She told me our last child was not mine and I just couldn't take it anymore. I demanded a DNA test – and sure enough she was right. But, then I got the bright idea to test my daughter who is three years older than the baby, and sure enough, she's not mine, either. This is the worst thing that has ever happened, and I am at a loss. I'm not sure I want to leave forever. What about my kids? Do I have to tell my daughter she's not mine? What's good ex-etiquette?


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Movie review: ‘The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won’t You Be Our Neighbor’ is a wonderful lesson-filled treat for toddlers

Parents need to know that "The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won't You Be Our Neighbor?" is the first-ever movie from the same team that produces the charming animated series based off the lovable and iconic tiger character parents may remember from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Daniel is the perfect stand-in for your typical preschooler, and kids will love the way he talks directly to the audience, bringing them into his world and encouraging them to share their thoughts out loud. There's a big focus on emotions and how to regulate and express them, as Daniel and his friends deal with relatable issues like meeting new people and moving to a new town. The movie is strongly centered on themes of family and friendship, empathy and teamwork, as well as what makes a community feel like home.


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What teenagers look like they're doing and what they're actually doing can be two totally different things – especially when it comes to social media. A bored-looking ninth-grader could be majorly bonding with her new BFF on Snapchat. A 10th-grade gamer may complain loudly when you cut off his internet but be secretly relieved. An awkward eighth-grader may be YouTube's hottest star. To find out what's really going on in teens' social media lives, Common Sense Media polled more than 1,100 13- to 17-year-olds in its latest research, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences. The new study updates our 2012 study on teens and social media with surprising new findings that address many of parents' most pressing concerns about issues such as cyberbullying, depression and even the popularity of Facebook (spoiler alert: It's not).


Game review: ‘Destiny 2: Forsaken,’ paid expansion to popular sci-fi shooter series, rewards cooperation and teamwork

Parents need to know "Destiny 2: Forsaken" is a paid expansion to "Destiny 2," which can be played on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PCs. This is a first-person sci-fi shooter focused on gun, melee and magical combat against a range of alien, robotic and – in competitive modes – human enemies. The expansion's story is focused on carrying out vengeance for the death of a close friend and ally. Fights are accompanied by screeches of pain, spurts of black blood/energy from aliens and robots and splashes of red blood that appear on the screen when a player-controlled character is injured. But the depiction of violence stops well short of showing more graphic content. Multiplayer modes demand cooperation and reward teamwork while fostering a welcoming atmosphere of friendly competitive play. Keep in mind this is primarily a multiplayer game, and kids will need play with others to access some content and have a real chance of success in certain modes, potentially exposing them to inappropriate content through chat.

Family is terrific, comprehensive learning resource for teens

Parents need to know that is a subscription-based learning resource that includes more than 35,000 lessons for students, teachers, parents and tutors. Users can study for a class, learn basic and advanced subject-specific information, earn college credit, research colleges, prepare for exams like the PSAT and SAT and more. Watch or read the brief lessons that make up courses via the website or app. Optional pre-tests tailor course material to what a student needs to learn, and quiz results at the end of courses show what the student has learned. Subscriptions for individuals range from $39.99/month to $199.99/month. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

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