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  • For Black Men

    02/02/2016 5:26:28 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    UConn creates new living and learning space for African-American male students. Some see overdue attention to this group's needs. Others see segregation. February 2, 2016 By Jake New The University of Connecticut announced last week that it is creating a living-learning community for African-American male students, drawing praise from researchers concerned with the low graduation rates of -- and racism against -- black men on college campuses, and criticism from those who view the plan as racial and gender segregation. Freshmen and sophomores will begin living in the Scholastic House of Leaders who are African-American Researchers and Scholars -- or...
  • Mizzou: Grievance versus gratitude

    11/13/2015 5:12:37 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 11/12/2015 | Laura Hollis
    This week we celebrated Veterans Day, and social media has been filled with stories, pictures and expressions of deep appreciation for those who have served their country. Our armed forces are the very embodiment of love, service and real diversity: men and women, of all races and ethnicities, who practice any number of religions (or none). We thank those who survived and remember those who did not. Against this noble backdrop, we have also seen the Pageant of Petulant Children and their Tempest-in-a-Teapot Tantrums play out on college campuses, most notably and recently (but by no means exclusively) at the...
  • Colorado students stage walkouts to protest proposed curriculum

    09/24/2014 4:17:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/24/14 | Keith Coffman
    DENVER - Hundreds of high school students in Colorado´s second-largest school district staged a walkout on Wednesday to protest proposed changes to a history curriculum that would stress patriotism and discourage civil disobedience. Student protesters marched outside schools waving placards bearing slogans such as: "My School, My Education, My Voice!" and "Don´t Make History a Mystery!" The demonstrations marked the third straight day of protests at six high schools in Jefferson County, a suburban Denver school district of 84,000 students. The controversy stems from proposed changes to an advanced placement history curriculum proposed by a school board member who was
  • Fed up gorilla gives taunting kids at the zoo a scare they won't soon forget (VIDEO at LINK)

    06/25/2013 5:45:03 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 June 2013 | Joshua Gardner
    A group of kids made brazen by protective glass decided to taunt a zoo gorilla, but video shows the tables turn when the annoyed primate gets his revenge. Nothing tragic went down at the Dallas Zoo’s western lowland gorilla exhibit. But one of the giant apes decided to put a scare in some visiting children who just wouldn’t leave it alone. ‘You ugly,’ yell the kids at the gorilla, whose species can weigh up to 400 pounds.
  • Parents' shock after restaurant bill shows $4 discount for their 'Well Behaved Kids'

    02/07/2013 10:14:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 50 replies
    mailonline ^ | Lydia Warren
    A Washington couple were left stunned after their server handed them the bill for their family's dinner - and they saw they had been given a $4 discount for their 'Well Behaved Kids'. Laura King and her husband took their three children, aged two, three and eight, to an Italian restaurant in Poulsbo to enjoy an early-evening meal last Friday. As they tucked into their feast of pizza, pasta and mushroom ragu, the family discussed planets, racecars, zebra jokes, and commented on the warm decor of the restaurant, Mrs King said. 'They were just being their normal selves,' she told...
  • Video: Making the bus monitor cry

    06/21/2012 6:51:35 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 62 replies
    HotAir ^ | 06/20/2012 | Allahpundit
    Rarely will I post something for you that I haven’t watched myself, but I’ll cop straight up to not having watched this one. I can’t take it; the descriptions are bad enough. The cruelty’s so gratuitous and the target so sympathetic that it’s a bit like reading a story about someone torturing a small animal. A taste from the Blaze: Among the comment that hurt the most, Klein told WHAM-TV that one child’s statement that she is so ugly that her “kids should kill themselves” was particularly hurtful. Her son committed suicide 10 years ago. She’s a widow, hearing-impaired, and...
  • The Revenge of the “Worst Generation”

    03/05/2011 10:04:19 AM PST · by Wanderer659 · 121 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 3-5-11 | Matt
    I have often said to my mother, who is a baby boomer and liberal, that my generation (Gen X), would have to clean up the mess that her generation left behind. As time wears on, that statement rings more and more true.
  • Christmas Presents For Brat Grandkids

    12/09/2010 6:14:59 PM PST · by Little Bill · 47 replies
    Self | 12/9/10 | Self
    Because of the General State of the Obamma Economy I agreed to herd my Grandkids, Sons Spawn, two day a week so my daughter in law could pick up some of the slack. My Grandson is a prince among men, or boys, and is not a problem. My Grand Daughter is proving to be a snot, Brat, and is taking after her Bapci, my ex, for being wilfull, pig headed, and Lithuanian. My son who had many of the above attributes when he was a child and needed a strong hand commands Respect for the same reason that he needed...
  • Kate's kids expelled (Kate Gosselin)

    11/26/2010 9:50:05 PM PST · by nmh · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 11/12/10 | MAXINE SHEN
    Two of the 6-year-old Gosselin sextuplets are said to be having a rough time in their new school. According to reports from In Touch, Collin and Alexis have been expelled from their Pennsylvania private school and are now being homeschooled. "They've fought with their peers, called them nasty names and made fun of other kids," a source close to the family told the magazine. "The things they are saying are not words they should know. They are learning them somewhere -- but Jon [Gosselin, their dad] doesn't know where." The source also said that some of the eight kids are...
  • Students protest in London, Conservative HQ attacked

    11/10/2010 9:20:39 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | November 10, 2010 11:31 a.m. EST | Atika Shubert,
    A group of demonstrators broke into the headquarters of Britain's governing Conservative party in London Wednesday, spray-painting anarchy symbols and setting off flares before being forced out of the building. They went on to set fires outside the building. The violence came during a largely peaceful protest by students against government plans to allow universities to increase tuition fees. The National Union of Students said 40,000 demonstrators were on the streets. London's Metropolitan Police did not offer a crowd estimate or have any information about arrests. Students and university staff are protesting against government plans to allow universities to charge...
  • Nationwide Saturday Cookout Recipes in Honor of 9/11

    09/09/2010 2:59:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 92 replies
    Self | 9/9/10 | Self
    I am looking for recipes for a good cookout meat this Saturday. Anyone?
  • Surefire Ways to Turn OFF Your Teen

    07/08/2010 10:47:52 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 27 replies
    Yahoo! Shine ^ | Jul 6, 2010
    Talking with an adolescent can be like walking through a minefield. At any moment you could be asking what you thought was a simple, sincere question only to find it triggering an explosive response. You know that communication keeps you connected to your child, but it often seems to backfire because of the type of questions asked. Research proves our instincts: The number one antidote to risky-kid behavior is a strong relationship with a parent. Believe it or not our kids even like us and want us in their lives! (Really!!!!) A recent Girl Scout of America survey found that...
  • Phoebe Prince bullies live in fear amid death threats

    04/07/2010 5:31:20 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 93 replies · 2,174+ views
    Irish Central ^ | Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 9:15 PM | By ANTOINETTE KELLY,
    Three of the nine teenagers accused of driving 15-year-old Irish immigrant Phoebe Prince to commit suicide have been ordered to stay away from her family. Sean Mulveyhill, 17, Austin Renaud, 18, and Kayla Narey, 17, were all freed today on personal recognizances as long as they left Phoebe's heartborken family alone. Judge Judd Carheart made the ruling in a brief arraignment which the three teenagers did not attend.
  • WAH!

    03/10/2010 4:44:55 AM PST · by ConservativeHideout · 3 replies · 175+ views
    I last talked about the “Law of Successive Approximations”. I hope that was fun for you. This should be as well. Today I want to talk about kids, actually the grown-up kids in government, who can’t seem to have it any way but their way. If they were children we would call them brats. OK, so even as adults they are brats. For now let’s call them Senator or President or Partisans. The bottom line is they are a bunch of brats. They haven’t a clue nor the moral fortitude to do what is right for the country and the...
  • A spanked child may be a better adult: study (Should Have Just Read The Bible)

    01/06/2010 9:15:41 PM PST · by bogusname · 12 replies · 413+ views
    National Post ^ | January 06, 2010 | Shirley Lin
    Young children spanked by their parents may perform better at school later on and grow up to be happier, according to a controversial new study that is drawing scorn from critics. The U.S.-based research states that spanking children up to six years old made them more successful in school, more optimistic about life, more likely to take voluntary work, and more keen to attend university than their never-spanked counterparts.
  • VALLEJO: Mayor's 'gay sin' remarks ignite protest

    12/02/2009 8:11:49 AM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1,003+ views
    Vallejo Times-Herald ^ | 12/2/9 | Shauntel Lowe
    Dozens of people crowded the steps of Vallejo City Hall on Tuesday to protest a recent quoted remark by Mayor Osby Davis that gay people would not go to heaven. The protesters waved rainbow flags, held signs demanding the separation of church and state and some called for Davis' resignation. And then there was a roar. From inside City Hall came the sounds of more than 100 people clapping and cheering, praising God. "Lord, we're not against anybody. We're for our children," prayed New Hope Church Community Senior Pastor Terrence Nichols. "No matter what outside forces may stir up the...
  • Human Rights Campaign Responds to Misleading Claims by Organizations Seeking to Discriminate

    11/22/2009 7:43:41 AM PST · by redreno · 244+ views
    HRC Human Rights Campaign ^ | 11/20/2009 | HRC
    Washington – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today responded to the “Manhattan Declaration” produced and released by 145 evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders indicating that they will not cooperate with laws that conflict with their beliefs, including those recognizing same-sex couples. The document also references the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as a threat to religious liberty. Yet ENDA – which prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity – broadly exempts religious organizations. The declaration also argues that religious groups that receive public funds...
  • St. Louis Archbishop responds to gay rights protest outside cathedral

    11/30/2009 3:30:15 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 813+ views
    cna ^ | November 30, 2009
    Archbishop Robert J. Carlson St. Louis, Mo., Nov 30, 2009 / 06:17 pm (CNA).- In a statement Monday, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis responded to a demonstration held outside the city's cathedral by a gay rights group protesting the use of archdiocesan funds to defend traditional marriage in Maine. Catholics have an obligation to “carry out Christ's teachings, whether in the privacy of our own home or in the public square,” stated the prelate on the Archdiocese of St. Louis website.On Sunday, gay rights organization Show Me No Hate protested the donation of $10,000 that the Archdiocese...
  • Mattingly Son Faced Charges (Charged with being a Jerk to Mom)

    07/23/2009 8:15:24 AM PDT · by politicalmerc · 17 replies · 734+ views
    Fan House ^ | July 22, 2009 | Rick Callahan
    INDIANAPOLIS (June 23) - The son of former New York Yankees star first baseman Don Mattingly was arraigned Wednesday on misdemeanor charges of shoving his mother and spitting in her face after she allegedly sent him an insulting text message. The case against Taylor Mattingly, 24, was deferred so he can apply for a pretrial diversion program, said Angela Watson, director of the program for the Vanderburgh County prosecutor's office. Mattingly expressed an interest in the program during his court appearance, where he was not represented by an attorney, she said. He is scheduled to appear in court again Sept....
  • Are We in a Narcissism Epidemic?

    05/03/2009 5:22:39 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 87 replies · 2,068+ views
    Newsweak ^ | 27 April 2009 | Raina Kelley
    But as Twenge goes on to illustrate, all that narcissism is a problem that can range from the discourteous—residential advisers at Southern lament students disregarding curfews, playing dance music until 3 a.m., demanding new room assignments at a moment's notice and failing to understand why professors won't let them make up an exam they were too hung over to take—to the disastrous—failed marriages, abusive working environments and billion-dollar Ponzi schemes. Seems that the flip side of all that confidence isn't prodigious success but antisocial behavior.
  • Heads Up! Mr & Mrs Fred Thompson will be interviewed on Hannity & Colmes tonight

    10/03/2007 5:49:16 PM PDT · by kellynla · 269 replies · 5,925+ views
    Fox News | 10/3/2007 | staff
    Mr. & Mrs. Fred Thompson will be interviewed on Hannity & Colmes tonight.
  • School balks at excusing absences for GI's kids

    03/23/2007 12:51:14 PM PDT · by Rogle · 56 replies · 1,723+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 23 March 2007 | Carol Ann Alaimo
    When her husband comes home to Tucson on leave from Iraq, Keila Rios could face a dilemma she finds infuriating. She plans to take their children out of school for a week to spend time with their Army dad. But when she asked for makeup work they could do at home, she initially was told they'd receive zeroes if they didn't go to class. The head of the charter school they attend declared the absences inexcusable and told the Arizona Daily Star that Rios' children would not be allowed to make up missed assignments. It now seems the principal is...
  • S.M.U. Faculty Complains About Bush Library

    01/10/2007 12:23:42 PM PST · by LC HOGHEAD · 36 replies · 1,130+ views
    S.M.U. Faculty Complains About Bush Library By RALPH BLUMENTHAL DALLAS, Jan. 9 — Intimates of President Bush have singled out Southern Methodist University as the likely site of his presidential library, but faculty members, complaining of being bypassed, are raising sharp questions about the school’s identification with his presidency. In a meeting Tuesday, faculty members complained of a lack of consultation over the emerging agreement and all but demanded answers from the university’s president, R. Gerald Turner, on the relationship that would develop between the university and the library. “There’s been a lack of transparency from the beginning,” said Tony...
  • No Brats Allowed!

    08/15/2006 6:24:16 AM PDT · by steve-b · 523 replies · 10,801+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/15/06 | Victoria Clayton
    For Cindy Nooney's 3-year-old twin boys, playing with the Thomas the Train set at their local bookstore in Southern California is a major thrill. Jack and Sam push Thomas, Arthur and friends down the track, they run around the table, jump up and down — and, of course, they squeeeaal. Nooney expects as much in the children's section of the store. But on a recent afternoon, she was surprised by an employee who confronted her, calling her darling Jack a tyrant. "He was a little loud but this is a children's section," says Nooney. "They run a noisy, cavernous bookstore...
  • Author Explains Culture for Fellow Military Brats

    04/25/2006 6:31:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 35 replies · 764+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 25, 2006 – Military "brats" are powerfully shaped by the culture they grow up in, and that culture makes a lasting impression, author Mary Edwards Wertsch said. Military brat Mary Edwards Wertsch is the author of "Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress." The book has been credited with recognizing the military as a home culture. Courtesy Photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "It has everything to do with everything that's ever happened in my life," the St. Louis resident said. Wertsch, who wrote "Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress," lived in 20...
  • Brats: Our Journey Home

    04/10/2006 11:53:58 AM PDT · by Rogle · 1,100+ views
    For all of those military brats out there and who do not know about this. “Brats: Our Journey Home” is a documentary of how we grew up. It is well done and a good film even if it is fixated on the negative of growing up in the military.
  • Military 'Brats' Thrive While Coping With Challenges

    04/04/2006 4:49:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 352+ views
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, April 4, 2006 – Deployed to Afghanistan for a year, Army Lt. Col. Timothy Newcomer will miss his son's prom, high school graduation and, a few months later, his departure to college. Army Sgt. 1st Class Eddie Mitchell shares a few minutes with his 6-year-old son, Desmond, April 4 at Desmond's school. Photo by Elaine Wilson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But his son, Matt, is not upset in the least. "He loves to be a soldier, and if it makes him happy, it makes me happy," said Matt, a high school senior. "How...
  • Study: Conservatives Begin Life as Whiners

    03/22/2006 10:49:59 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 41 replies · 1,405+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 23 March 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Whiny, insecure brats who cowered with fear of being bullied on the playground grow up to be conservatives, while smooth self-confident, resilient, self-reliant kids mostly grow up to be liberals, according to a new study conducted in the sheltered confines of Berkeley, Calif., the very heart of rabid liberalism. From the 1960s onward, a husband-and-wife team at the University of California-Berkeley spent 20 years keeping an eye on children from their nursery school days to young adulthood. According to the Toronto Star, Berkeley professor Jack Block and his now late wife and fellow professor, Jeanne Block, began tracking more than...
  • Drive 55, Try to Stay Alive (students film the results of going the speed limit)

    03/02/2006 7:29:00 PM PST · by Turbopilot · 213 replies · 5,601+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3-3-2006 | Ariel Hart
    They knew it was dangerous. "We could have really been hurt," said one of the Atlanta college students after their experiment. It won't win an Oscar, but 'A Meditation on the Speed Limit,' a short film that was the brainchild of college student Andy Medlin, is quite a hit. Some strange scenes, including a car passing in the emergency lane, were the product of Georgia State students simply following the speed limit. "I was pretty sure that I was doing something stupid," said another. That may be true. But, young and brash, they had a plan. They wanted to go...
  • A Soldier's Christmas from Military Brats

    12/24/2005 2:39:20 PM PST · by BellStar · 5 replies · 420+ views
    Marc Curtis Webmaster Military-Brats Registry ^ | 12-24-2005 | Marc Curtis Webmaster
      Each year numerous requests are received for the following two poems.I hope you enjoy them!  A Soldier's Christmaswritten by a Marine Twas the night before Christmas,He lived all alone ,In a one-bedroom house made ofPlaster and stone. I had come down the chimney With presents to give,And to see just who In this home did live. I looked all about,A strange sight did I see,No tinsel, no presents,Not even a tree. No stocking by mantle,Just boots filled with sand,On the wall hung picturesOf far distant lands. With medals and badges, Awards of all kinds,A sober thought Came through my...
  • Children with ADHD may need sleep

    10/30/2005 10:48:26 AM PST · by ddtorquee · 15 replies · 630+ views
    The prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and its associated attention, hyperactivity and concentration problems among American children has been steadily on the rise in recent years. The US Centers for Disease Control now estimates that eight percent of children suffer from ADHD, and more than half of them are being treated with drugs like Ritalin. But according to a study conducted by Israeli researchers, if your child is showing symptoms associated with ADHD, it's possible that they're suffering from sleep apnea or other sleep disorders. The researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Sleep Medicine Center conclude that ADHD-diagnosed children...
  • How to find the cherub in every brat

    04/27/2005 6:33:12 PM PDT · by NCjim · 17 replies · 485+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | April 28, 2005 | Miranda Devine
    Contemporary parents are dazed and confused, and their children are suffering, writes Miranda Devine. It is clear from the extraordinary success of Channel Nine's Monday-night program Supernanny that Australian parents are suffering a crisis of confidence in their child-rearing skills. And judging by a study released this week by the Australian Childhood Foundation, insecure mums and dads are crying out for guidance on how to control the brats who rule their lives. The study revealed that 38 per cent of parents surveyed say parenting does not come naturally and 63 per cent are "concerned about their level of confidence as...
  • Florida boy accused of assault with rubber band

    02/23/2005 2:24:51 PM PST · by pageonetoo · 126 replies · 2,977+ views
    Drudge ^ | 2/23/05 | WKMG Local 6
    A 13-year-old student in Orange County, Fla., was suspended for 10 days and could be banned from school over an alleged assault with a rubber band, according to a Local 6 News report. Robert Gomez, a seventh-grader at Liberty Middle School, said he picked up a rubber band at school and slipped it on his wrist. Gomez said when his science teacher demanded the rubber band, the student said he tossed it on her desk. After the incident, Gomez received a 10-day suspension for threatening his teacher with what administrators say was a weapon, Local 6 News reported.

    11/18/2004 6:26:04 AM PST · by JesseHousman · 48 replies · 2,936+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 11/18/2004 | AP Staff via Dayton Daily News
    MARIETTA, Ga. — Two 13-year-old middle school girls were held on assault charges Wednesday after being accused of serving poisoned cake to about a dozen students who became ill and went to a hospital. Lawyers for the two seventh graders said the cake was a prank, and that they had no intention to harm anyone. Lab tests showed the icing on the cornbread cake contained an expired prescription drug, bleach, clay and tabasco sauce. "They took it into the cafeteria at lunch time and began passing it out to students, just whoever would take a piece," said Jay Dillon, spokesman...
  • Brats! Why Are So Many Parents Afraid To Say "No?"

    08/02/2004 5:49:37 AM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 439 replies · 7,666+ views
    LA Times, via Memphis Flyer ^ | July 30, 2004 | Martin Booe
    <p>Carrie is 2 years old, with curly brown hair and Windex-blue eyes. In a still-life portrait, she would be adorable. In three dimensions, she's a cross between a Gerber baby and the Tasmanian devil. Bang. Bang, bang, bang, and bang and bang.</p>
  • Radio Show to Address Children's Deployment Issues

    01/30/2004 12:55:28 PM PST · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 124+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 30, 2004 | By Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
    Parents of very young children affected by military deployments may find help by listening to a special radio interview Feb. 4. Host Bobbi Conner of the weekly national radio program "The Parent's Home Journal," is scheduled to interview Lynette Kimes, a mother and military spouse, about coping strategies for children affected by deployment. The program is heard on 165 stations around the United States, and also is carried by the American Forces Radio and Television Service. Air times vary; check local listings. Kimes is a senior program associate for "Zero to Three,", a national nonprofit organization that promotes healthy...
  • STRAIGHT EYE FOR THE QUEER GUY - A fun fashion forum celebrating mullets, WD-40, etc.

    08/04/2003 7:29:58 PM PDT · by Chancellor Palpatine · 48 replies · 1,666+ views
    In an effort to be inclusive, this thread is for nonmetrosexual males (and likeminded women) to advise queer guys on their outfits, decor, vehicles, hairstyles, homes and hobbies. I've outfitted the thread with keywords toward this end.Enjoy.
  • Whatever It Is, They’re Against It

    05/13/2003 1:58:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies · 887+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2003 | David C. Stolinsky, M.D.
    Whatever It Is, They’re Against It David C. Stolinsky, M.D. Wednesday, May 14, 2003 I don't know what they have to say, It makes no difference anyway. Whatever it is, I'm against it. – Groucho Marx in “Horse Feathers” Total negativism is an appropriate attitude for Groucho’s zany version of a college president. His ridiculous dance in an academic robe still makes us laugh. But negativism is not an appropriate attitude for citizens of a republic. It is still less appropriate for leaders of a great nation. And it’s not at all amusing. When a small child learns he can...
  • Kuwait's cyber cafes spawn a new young breed of terrorist (SPOILED BRATS ALERT)

    12/23/2002 1:41:45 PM PST · by MadIvan · 6 replies · 185+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 23, 2002 | Jack Fairweather
    In the pool halls and cyber cafes of Kuwait a new breed of terrorist is emerging, from among the country's young, wealthy and disaffected.Spoiled brats, in other words. - Ivan "I always imagine I'm fighting against the Americans," said Jagub, as he played a popular war game that pitches a team of snipers against an invading army. "I think about what the Americans and Israelis are doing to the Palestinians, and that they are planning a war against Iraq, and it fills me with anger." No doubt he also uses his indignation to score with the ladies - Ivan Jagub...
  • Tyrants are not born, they're made.(John Rosemond)

    11/25/2002 7:00:48 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 7 replies · 220+ views
    Affirmative Parenting ^ | 11/19/02 | John Rosemond
    I recently had a funny exchange with a person in the sales division of the company that manufactured my once-trustworthy laptop. I have to share it with the class. I called the company in question to order a replacement part and in the course of confirming that I am the proper owner, the saleswoman asked, "What is the Center for Affirmative Parenting?" "I write books and give seminars on raising children," I answered. That made her happy, because, she told me, she's having problems with her sons, ages 4 and 3. Specifically, they talk back to her. They tell her,...