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  • Dutch immigrant kids take to street demanding 'white' classmates

    05/23/2015 4:53:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 5/23/15 | Charlotte Van Ouwerkerk
    Faced with an increasingly segregated education system, Dutch immigrant children have taken to the streets of their ethnically mixed Amsterdam neighbourhood seeking "white" pupils to attend their schools and help their integration. Around 100 schoolchildren -- Arabs, Turks, Africans, Moroccans -- accompanied by their parents and teachers, wore provocative dazzling white T-shirts emblazoned with "Is this white enough for you?". Dutch native Annelies, 10, and immigrants' daughter Aminata, 11, have been friends since kindergarten and are also wearing the shirts, which have "All children have the right to integrate" written on the back. They "want more white children in the...
  • Chris Rock: It´s ´Weird,´ White Kids Never Get Shot By Cops

    05/12/2015 11:01:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/12/15 | Melissa Mullins
    Chris Rock was interviewed by Hadley Freeman at The Guardian last week, where he spoke on everything from his divorce, to new Daily Show host Trevor Noah, and of course, racism. Rock seems to think that police violence is just a part of everyday life for young black men, and that “white kids” are never victims of police brutality: “It’s not that it’s gotten worse, it’s just that it’s part of the 24-hour news cycle. What’s weird is that it never happens to white kids. There’s no evidence that white youngsters are any less belligerent, you know? We can go
  • 17 People Who Shouldn't Have Kids

    04/16/2015 3:07:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Diply ^ | April 11, 2015
    Parenting can be tough. Really tough, actually. Kids are constant time and money sucks, but hey, you try your best. Unless, of course, you're one of these parents. Maybe these are the result of negligence. Maybe they're lifehacks that went too far. Maybe they're the result of sleep deprivation and caffeine deficiency. I don't know. Regardless, here's to every parent who's ever said "ah, screw it!"
  • American Teens Are Stressed and Bored. It’s Time To Talk About Feelings.

    04/10/2015 2:21:47 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 56 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 04/10/2015 | Diana Divecha and Robin Stern
    A growing body of research highlights the importance of how kids feel and how they manage those feelings, or not. Emotions drive attention, learning, memory, and decision-making. They affect relationships and psychological well-being. Learning to handle emotions well is especially important in adolescence, a time when neural networks are being sculpted that will influence behavior patterns for life.
  • Toddler Idolizes the Garbage Men

    03/25/2015 9:31:45 AM PDT · by apoliticalone · 30 replies
    AOL-Huffington ^ | 3-24-2015 | Cameron Keady
    Some things in life are just too good to handle. Quincy Kroner had that exact feeling on March 13 when he met his local heroes -- the neighborhood garbage men, Mark Davis and Eddie Washington. The Cincinnati 2-year-old has been fascinated by the garbage truck “since about the age he could walk,” the toddler’s father, Ollie Kroner, told The Huffington Post in an email. But this was the first time he met the garbage men in person, and it was all too much for him -- resulting in the adorably priceless photo above. “He was all smiles as the garbage...
  • One Tomball Woman's Suggestion On How To Handle An Unruly Child. (Rant of the day - Profanity)

    03/24/2015 9:52:16 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 10 replies
    KPRCRadio.com (950 AM Houston) ^ | March 24, 2015 | kathleen Smith
    RANT OF THE DAY ! The link consist of two Facebook videos: Kathleen Smith's experience with unruly toddler(2 or 3) in a Tomball, Texas HEB supermarket. She took some heat on Facebook. Then issued her unapology.
  • Dem Suggests Kids Should Be Drug-Tested Before They Can Inherit From Their Parents

    03/19/2015 5:51:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/19/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    People receiving food stamps have to pass drug tests or meet work requirements to receive taxpayer dollars, Sanchez reasoned, so it’s only fair that those “lucky” enough to inherit wealth should have to do something to earn it or, in this case, pay a tax.
  • For second straight year, Penn State’s THON raises $13 million for pediatric cancer

    02/22/2015 3:46:04 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    times leader ^ | 2-22-15 | Nick Wagner
    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s THON made a statement. Again. The 2015 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, was held this past weekend at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University. After 46 hours of dancing, it was revealed that the organization raised $13,026,653.23 during the past year. THON is a year-long fundraising campaign for the fight against pediatric cancer. Money raised is donated to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey. This marks the first time since 2004 that THON raised less money than the previous year. Last...
  • Islamic State turns to captured women, kids for battlefield blood transfusions

    02/12/2015 2:25:43 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    the Islamic State group also uses children as a terror-funding mechanism by selling them into slavery. Those who are turned into child soldiers are deemed “cubs of the caliphate.” “Children of minorities have been captured in places where the so-called ISIL has its strength, have been sold in market with tags, price tags on them, have been sold as slaves,”
  • Cops Shutdown High School Kids Trying to Earn Money by Shoveling Snow

    01/29/2015 5:20:42 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | 01/28/15 | Matt Agorist
    Earlier this week, Matt Molinari and his friend Eric Schnepf, both seniors in High School, were going door-to-door advertising their snow shoveling services in advance of the storm. School was out, and instead of sitting inside and playing XBOX, these two young entrepreneurs felt the fire of enterprise and decided to turn their down time into an actual dime. However, Molinari and Schnepf apparently didn’t realize that in order to make a dime you have to pay a quarter — to the state. When the two boys were out trying to rustle up some business during what they saw as...
  • Teacher Pensions Going To Kill Us All

    01/28/2015 5:49:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Teacher pensions are a huge and growing crisis waiting to explode without major reforms, warns a new report released Tuesday by an educational think tank.“Do the math on teacher pensions and it just doesn’t add up,” argues the National Council on Teacher Quality in its report, Doing the Math on Teacher Pensions. Total unfunded teacher pension liabilities in 2014 were a whopping $499 billion dollars, the group found. That amount is surging rapidly; in 2012, the total was just $394 billion, meaning that pension debt is growing by over $50 billion a year.Some states are in a particularly huge hole....
  • Police Investigate Family for Letting Their Kids Walk Home Alone.

    01/21/2015 8:13:32 AM PST · by petercooper · 47 replies
    Slate ^ | 01/16/2015 | Slate- Hanna Rosin
    On a recent Saturday afternoon, a 10-year old Maryland boy named Rafi and his 6-year old sister, Dvora, walked home by themselves from a playground about a mile away from their suburban house. They made it about halfway home when the police picked them up. You’ve heard these stories before, about what happens when kids in paranoid, hyperprotective America go to and from playgrounds alone. I bet you can guess the sequence of events preceding and after: Someone saw the kids walking without an adult and called the police. The police tracked down the kids and drove them home. The...
  • 3 Serious Threats to Children’s Rights More People Need to Know About

    01/02/2015 10:44:31 AM PST · by millegan · 14 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Matthew Dugandzic
    That children have a right to grow up with their biological mother and father should be uncontroversial, but unfortunately it isn’t. The International Children’s Rights Institute was recently founded in order to defend this important right. Below are three practices which it thinks often involve gross and depressingly-common violations of children’s rights.
  • Boy missing 4 years found behind false wall in Georgia

    12/01/2014 5:16:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/29/14
    A 13-year-old boy who had been missing for four years was found by police hidden behind a false wall in a home in Jonesboro, Georgia.... Five people at the home were arrested, including the boy's father and stepmother. They have been charged with false imprisonment, cruelty to children and obstruction, the Journal-Constitution reported. The boy's mother, who lives out of state, was traveling to Georgia to be reunited with her son, police said.
  • Dog Saves Atlanta Family from Road-Rage Gunfire

    11/30/2014 9:55:39 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/30/14 | Michael Pearson
    (CNN) -- Witnesses are crediting a family's German shepherd with shielding its owners from gunfire in an Atlanta road-rage incident (video also)
  • Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

    11/21/2014 6:55:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/21/14 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    **SNIP** His photo of a soupy Spanish rice gone wrong and an apple on a school lunch tray was retweeted more than 170 times. Hunter, 17, is a senior at Richland Center High School in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He said in an interview with The Associated Press that his school lunches have gone downhill over his four years in high school. Of the Spanish rice, he said "you couldn't feel the individual grains of rice. It was just a solid mush." Halana Turner, a junior at Fraser High School in Fraser, Michigan, posted a photo of a mushy breakfast sandwich...
  • Police search for teacher suspected of sexual abuse [Islamic School]

    10/25/2014 5:21:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/24/14 | Erika Pesantes
    Police are searching for a teacher suspected of sexually abusing students who attended a private Cooper City school. The investigation centers on accusations against Tariq Ahmad.... ...a former teacher at Nur-Ul-Islam Academy in Cooper City, school officials said. ....After a parent caught one of the girls in a late night phone conversation with Ahmed, the parent confronted school officials about the inappropriate behavior, but got no response, the lawsuit said. The school "maintained Tariq Ahmad in his capacity as a teacher and continued to cloak him with the authority and prestige as being the head of its high school, and...
  • Toys R Us Is Selling Crystal Meth Toys From Breaking Bad

    10/20/2014 9:53:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Time ^ | 10/20/14 | Brad Tuttle
    Parents aren't happy that the toy store chain is selling drug dealer dolls, complete with bags of crystal meth and sacks of cash. Susan Schrivjer, a mom from Fort Myers, Fla., was a fan of the award-winning AMC show Breaking Bad.... Even so, she thinks it’s not such a great idea to sell action figures based on the show’s notorious crystal meth dealers Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in a store where the customer base is families with young children.
  • What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal?

    10/13/2014 9:28:08 AM PDT · by Baynative · 57 replies
    NYT mag ^ | 10/10/14 | JEFFREY BLITZ
    One Saturday afternoon last month, six second graders from P.S. 295 in Brooklyn got a head start on the fine-dining life when they visited the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel. There, five waiters presented them with a seven-course tasting menu (after the trio of canapés and an amuse-bouche, naturellement). The meal was overseen by the star chef and eponym himself, Daniel Boulud, whose goal was, he says, “for the children to really discover a lot of flavor, a lot of layers, a lot of texture.”
  • Wallkill Might Mites run into banner [youth football youtube video]

    09/23/2014 12:29:40 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 9-22-14 | Wallkill Mighty Mites
    same link here
  • Charlie Crist sides with teachers union over black clergy in school choice program lawsuit

    09/15/2014 6:15:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/10/14 | Marc Caputo
    Charlie Crist is siding with the teachers union — not African-American ministers — over a new lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the state’s major school-choice program..... Crist made his choice clear Wednesday when he refused to heed the request of a major Panhandle civil-rights leader, the Rev. H.K. Matthews, who asked the Democrat to “publicly denounce” a new teacher union-led lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the major school-choice program. “You cannot stay silent on this lawsuit,” Matthews wrote. “These families deserve to know if you support or oppose the lawsuit to evict 70,000 poor — and mostly minority — children...
  • "Apparently Kid" gets his first tv commercial [youtube video]

    09/13/2014 7:42:53 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | 9-12-14 | Apparently Kid
    Remember the "Apparently Kid" from the PA county fair?
  • WOAH! Michelle Obama Takes Swipe at “RICH KIDS” During Speech at Black School in Atlanta (Video)

    09/09/2014 8:36:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/9/14 | Jim Hoft
    First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at Booker T. Washington High School, a predominantly black school, in Atlanta on Monday. During her speech a student fainted. Obama paused her speech to make sure the child was attended to, then she took a weird swipe at “rich kids.” White House Dossier posted the transcript: MRS. OBAMA: But here’s the thing –- even if you’re working hard and doing everything right, there will still be times when things don’t go according to plan. That ever happen to you all? STUDENTS: Yes…. (student faints) MRS. OBAMA: Are you all still fired up and ready...
  • ‘What Were You Thinking?’: Little Boy’s Priceless Reaction to the News That His Mom Is Pregnant

    08/30/2014 11:02:50 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 35 replies
    BLAZE ^ | August 30, 2014 | Mike Opelka
    A mom telling her two children she was pregnant drew an unexpected reaction: rather than being excited about being a big brother again, the little boy burst out, “What were you thinking?” and “You just had two! This is exasperating.”
  • American Heart Association presses for strict federal controls on e-cigarettes

    08/26/2014 12:05:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The American Heart Association says e-cigarettes are dangerous gateway products that cause nicotine addiction and should be subject to strict federal controls for minor-aged use. The group published its statement into the journal Circulation. Among its views: Ban e-cigarettes for minors, tightly regulate the product’s marketing and ban vapors that have flavors because they entice youngsters to try the product, Medical News Today reported.
  • KIDS REACT TO ROTARY PHONES (video)

    08/24/2014 12:11:18 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    You Tube ^ | TheFineBros
    Kids reacting to technology of the past, this time around, it's rotary phones. Amazing how technology changes so quickly.
  • Female football player makes history

    08/22/2014 3:45:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    wcyb.com ^ | 8/20/14 | Olivia Bailey
    It's almost time for the Friday Night Huddle, and the best high school teams in the region are gearing up for kickoff. News 5 found a special player in Chilhowie, who is breaking barriers and a few face masks. Rachel Poston spends an hour each day in U.S. History with the school's head football coach, but it's what she is doing outside of that classroom that's making history -- she's the first female to earn a starting position on the Warriors' special team....
  • TN has received 760 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children

    07/28/2014 5:42:34 AM PDT · by GailA · 58 replies
    Then Knox News ^ | 7/25/14 | NA
    New federal data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families showed Tennessee received 760 of the more than 30,000 children who have been released to sponsors this year through July 7.
  • When It Comes to Parents, It Isn't "The More The Merrier"

    07/16/2014 4:53:15 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 2 replies
    National Organization for Marriage ^ | July 14, 2014 | National Organization for Marriage
    Blogging for the Ruth Institute, Jennifer Johnson recounted her experience of growing up with five parents. The piece responds to claims by Masha Gessen, a prominent LGBT activist who was recently honored by the state department, who has famously celebrated her own unorthodox family as the shape of things to come: I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally… I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage....
  • POLL: THREE IN FIVE WANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT KIDS SENT BACK HOME

    07/11/2014 3:42:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Three in five Americans believe the illegal immigrant children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border "should be ordered to leave the U.S." according to a recent poll.
  • illegal contagious kids your state could be next (TN ALERT)

    07/10/2014 2:32:47 AM PDT · by GailA · 48 replies
    self ^ | 7/6/14 | n
    Not allowed to post WBIR so you will have to go to web site to read. I did not enable the direct link. Kids crossing border may affect Tenn. refugees www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2014/07/06/kids-crossing-border-may-affect-tenn-refugees/12273841/ Memphis is most likely target, we currently are under a Blue Flu and Red Rash contract dispute. Our only public hospital is over run with illegals using it as a doctor's office.
  • Half of parents support their kids after college

    06/10/2014 10:22:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | June 9, 2014 | Quentin Fottrell
    A college degree will help Americans get a leg up on the job market. But financial independence proves more elusive as graduates tap their parents for help with living expenses, new research finds. Some 50% of recent college graduates say they’re receiving financial help from their family, while an additional 19% say they need financial help from their partner or spouse. This is despite the fact that half of these graduates have full-time jobs, ... Roughly 85% of parents, including those with young children, plan to offer their children monetary aid after college graduation by providing health insurance, assisting with...
  • DC school principal comes out at gay pride event

    06/05/2014 6:54:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    The principal at one of the District of Columbia's largest public high schools has told students for the first time that he is gay at a pride day event. Wilson High School Principal Pete Cahall was joined Wednesday by Mayor Vincent Gray and by the first openly gay member of the D.C. Council, David Catania.
  • The Wild Children of Yesteryear

    06/01/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-31-14 | JON GRINSPAN
    PHILADELPHIA — DINNER with your children in 19th-century America often required some self-control. Berry stains in your daughter’s hair? Good for her. Raccoon bites running up your boy’s arms? Bet he had an interesting day. As this year’s summer vacation begins, many parents contemplate how to rein in their kids. But there was a time when Americans pushed in the opposite direction, preserved in Mark Twain’s cat-swinging scamps. Parents back then encouraged kids to get some wildness out of their system, to express the republic’s revolutionary values. American children of the 19th century had a reputation. Returning British visitors reported...
  • Vancouver teacher may have had children 'pay to potty'

    05/28/2014 9:29:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    kirotv ^ | 5/20/2014 | kirotv
    A lesson on the value of a dollar may have gone too far in southern Washington. A school district is investigating claims a teacher caused a student to wet their pants at school. At Mill Plain Elementary in Vancouver, third grade students earn play money to buy treats. Some students said they have to use that money to get bathroom breaks, too. In the last week, there were two cases in which children chose to spend the money on the treat instead of a trip to the bathroom.
  • 40 Hilarious Kids Images That Put the Eternal Joys of Parenting in Perspective

    05/11/2014 11:40:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    IJReview ^ | 5/11/14 | Kyle Becker
    Here are 40 images that put parenting in perspective for all of us. 1. The moment they’re born, kids are instantly skeptical.
  • Bill O’Reilly Trashes Denver Post Over Marijuana Coverage: “Worst Newspaper In The Country” (Video)

    04/30/2014 6:48:44 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 29 April 2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Tuesday’s The O’Reilly Factor, Bill gives background on a recent incident in which elementary school children were caught selling marijuana to their classmates. Needless to say, O’Reilly is none too pleased. Video...
  • SIMMONS: Food police are leaving your school kids unfed

    04/15/2014 2:05:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/14/14 | Deborah Simmons
    **SNIP** So instead of serving foods they do like, including french fries, some school authorities participating in the taxpayer-funded National School Lunch Program have decided to make smart choices on their own — and that No. 1 choice is to opt out of the program. One Illinois superintendent, of the Monticello School District, recently lamented to The News-Gazette that “The guidelines require us to serve items like three orange vegetables a week. Can you name three orange vegetables?” said Vic Zimmerman. “Squash, sweet potatoes, they wouldn’t eat them. Kids like carrots but not three times a week. You’ve got to...
  • Eggstravaganza promises family fun on Saturday

    04/10/2014 9:01:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA — Parents and families with young children are invited to the Mall at Sierra Vista Saturday morning to hunt for some of the 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. “I can’t find them all by myself,” said Ken James, who coordinates Sierra Vista Leisure and Library Services’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza. He recommends parents bring an Easter basket or something to carry the prizes and treats offered at free carnival games and Easter egg hunts, which start at 9 a.m. “Otherwise mom and dad’s hands get full real quick,” James said. In its third year at the mall,...
  • More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline

    04/08/2014 10:04:18 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/8/2014 | Laura Meckler
    After decades of decline, the share of mothers who stay home with their children has steadily risen over the last several years, a new report has found. In 2012, 29% of all mothers with children under age 18 stayed at home, a figure that has steadily risen since 1999 when 23% of mothers were stay-at-home, the Pew Research Center reported Tuesday. The share of stay-at-home moms had been dropping since 1967, when about half of all moms stayed home. [... snip ...]
  • Bus Driver Caught on Camera Calling Student a 'Crybaby'

    04/03/2014 5:35:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/3/14 | GIO BENITEZ
    Texas officials fired a school bus driver after an on-board camera caught her calling a sobbing student “crybaby” and urging other children to chime in and mock the girl...
  • Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Ban Bossy' Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead

    03/10/2014 7:10:00 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03-10-2014 | Jake Whitman
    Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes. Sandberg -- the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book "Lean In" -- is spearheading the launch of a campaign today to ban the word "bossy," arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles. "We know that by middle school, more boys than girls want to lead," Sandberg said, "and if you ask girls why they don't want to lead, whether it's the school project all the way on to running for office, they don't want to be called bossy, and...
  • Advice new dog causes allergy reaction to toddler

    03/05/2014 6:32:43 PM PST · by mojo114 · 73 replies
    Toddler gets allergic reaction to new Chocolate Lab puppy. The child loves the dog and the dog is a great dog.
  • CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California Kids

    03/03/2014 3:07:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2014 | NA
    WASHINGTON (CBS / AP) — Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months. Boxer said “we need answers” in her letter to CDC Director Thomas Frieden. In particular, she wants the agency to look into whether the illness can be traced to a virus or environmental factors. She also wants to know whether the agency is aware of similar reports of paralysis nationwide...
  • Al Roker blasts De Blasio for keeping schools open - comes under fire for putting kids in danger

    02/13/2014 10:15:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/13/14
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized for putting children at risk by failing to declare a snow day as blizzards hit the city on Wednesday. Teacher's unions and elected officials called the mayor's decision a 'mistake' as schools were kept open despite New York's governor declaring a state of emergency. NBC weather anchor Al Roker even took time out from his Olympic coverage to blast the mayor's snow policy, saying: 'It’s going to take some kid or kids getting hurt before this goofball policy gets changed.'
  • NJ Cop Plays Quarterback For Neighborhood Kids

    02/10/2014 9:25:41 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 5 replies
    MyFoxPhilly.com ^ | Feb 08, 2014 | Fox News
    Erial,NJ - An Erial New Jersey resident looked out her window and caught a heartwarming moment. A police officer patrolling the area saw a group of neighborhood kids playing football and decided to join in on the fun!........ More plus photos and video at the source.
  • Look at the FDA's First-Ever Campaign Against Youth Tobacco Use

    02/04/2014 6:47:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 4, 2014 | Clara Ritger
    The Food and Drug Administration is launching a new campaign against youth tobacco use. "The Real Cost" advertisements graphically depict the health consequences of smoking, such as tooth loss and skin damage. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, death, and disability in the U.S. Every day, more than 3,200 Americans under age 18 try their first cigarette, and more than 700 become regular smokers. The FDA is targeting its efforts toward the 10 million Americans ages 12 to 17 who have never smoked a cigarette but are open to it. "We know that early intervention is critical,...
  • $50 a week? Allowances keep climbing ["Better Economy"]

    02/04/2014 4:35:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    There's been a big jump in the number of parents who are giving their children allowances bigger than $10 or $20 a week, according to numbers crunched for Reuters by Baltimore-based money managers T. Rowe Price, which are derived from its annual Parents, Kids & Money surveys.... "There could be a couple of things going on here," explains Stuart Ritter, senior financial planner at T. Rowe Price. "One is that as the economy has been getting better, families are feeling a little more stable and are sharing that with the kids.
  • 21 brilliant little children who have absolutely mastered the game of hide and seek

    01/12/2014 1:44:36 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 19 replies
    22 Words ^ | January 7, 2014 | Abraham
    If you’re up for a challenge, see if you can find the tots who have hidden in these photos. It’s basically impossible. They’re just too good…
  • Downward and Deeper into Sexual Confusion: Parents Choose to Raise “Genderless” Child

    05/31/2011 2:51:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 30, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It is no secret that our culture as a whole is descending into an ever-deeper sexual confusion. Recently two examples of this were in the news.In the first article which I summarize here, a Canadian couple have chosen to raise (impose upon?) their child a “genderless” upbringing. For now, they have refused to tell any of their family or friends the sex of their child, whom they call “Storm,” and groom and dress the infant child ambiguously.I would like to provide excerpts of a much longer article here and comment as we go. As usual, the article is in bold,...