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  • As An Eco-Conscious Parent, Here’s How I’m Doing Christmas For My Kids

    12/11/2019 8:23:26 PM PST · by mkleesma · 82 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 12/4/19 | Janice Quirt
    I consider myself a minimalist. Too much stuff gives me all kinds of stress, from ecological to financial. I’m a big believer in experiential gifts and spending time (together), not wads of money. But I’m buying my kids presents this year. They're tangible, need to be unwrapped and aren't just experiences or vouchers. And I’m feeling good about it. It’s not out of guilt or peer pressure, or any of those other powerful emotions. There is a method to my consumerism. First of all, when I say I’m buying my kids presents, I don’t mean a pile of plastic, electronics...
  • What is the Role of a Parent?

    10/24/2019 12:26:15 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 9 replies
    10/24/2019 | MosesKnows
    What is the role of a parent? Child: May I play in the street? Conservative parent: No, it’s too dangerous to play in the street. Liberal parent: No, it’s too dangerous to play in the street. Child: May I stay up past my bedtime? Conservative parent: No, you need your rest to grow strong and healthy. Liberal parent: No, you need your rest to grow strong and healthy. Child: May I play outside after dark? Conservative parent: No, it’s not safe to play outside after dark. Liberal parent: No, it’s not safe to play outside after dark. Child: May I...
  • Why Is the Government Telling Us How to Raise Our Kids?

    08/27/2018 4:09:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 26/12/16 | Abby Schachter
    The headline says it all: “Proposed Bill Would Expand Parents’ Rights, but Critics Say It Goes Too Far.” What exactly is too far when it comes to parents’ rights? In the case of this story from Fort Worth, Texas, it means that “critics” think parents shouldn’t have the right to know what their children are doing at school. Opposing this belief is Texas state senator Konni Burton, who authored the legislation. She believes that parents should be allowed access to their kids’ personal information, rather than protecting their child’s alleged right to privacy. The fact that legislation is necessary to...
  • Allow your Children to Play and Grow

    08/23/2018 7:23:35 PM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    metallicman ^ | 20AUG18 | Editorial staff
    ...snip... When I grew up, all my male classmates were out shooting guns when they were seven. My father, of an urban liberal persuasion, wouldn’t let me near a firearm until I was 17. Still, I strongly believe that one of the most important skills a parent can teach their children is self defense. Dogs do it. Cats do it, tigers do it. Only domesticated animals like cows, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and domesticated pigs don’t. (I guess that is why we farm them for food. They don’t fight back.) Yes. Humans tend NOT to EAT animals that fight back. I...
  • Parent Arrested for Handing Cardboard with the word "Gun" printed on it to Teacher, Staff

    03/07/2018 12:29:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Village of Shorewood Hills is an upscale bedroom community on the shore of lake Mendota, surrounded by Madison, Wisconsin, Lake Mendota, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. On 23 February, 2018, Jonathan M. Fitzgerald showed some parental concern. Jonathan, who is a 35 year old graduate student in a Ph.D program of molecular and cellular pharmacology, was buzzed into the school and calmly walked to his child's classroom. There he handed a piece of cardboard with the word "Gun" written on it to the teacher. From madison.com: Shorewood Hills Police Chief Aaron Chapin said Jonathan M. Fitzgerald, 35,...
  • The question I asked before any play date (Any evil guns in your house?)

    12/24/2015 11:55:48 AM PST · by pabianice · 107 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/15 | Donahue
    It was the most awkward and divisive of questions that I would ask of other parents, usually new acquaintances, but also of old friends. We’d be on the phone, discussing our young children, laughing, and the subject of play dates would come up. The other mom might say, “Can Chloe come over here tomorrow to play with Maddie?” I would ask, “Do you keep guns in your house?” Always it would lead to the most illuminating of answers, whether yes or no. If the response was negative, the parent would answer immediately, following up with something like, “No, never. We...
  • Young people living with parents is a global phenomenon.

  • Nursing Home Placement for Mother with Advanced Alzheimer's Disease to take place within 7 - 10 days

    07/29/2015 3:04:22 PM PDT · by hondact200 · 19 replies
    July 29, 2015 | hondact200
    Today, I was informed by the nursing home that it is in the process of moving 2 current residents from Alzheimer's Unit to the general floor, and there will be an opening within the next 7 - 10 days. Started the process for nursing home placement for my mother with now advanced Alzheimer's Disease in December 2014. Anticipated August 7, 2015 admission date.
  • The 10 things I hate about having a kid with Down syndrome.

    06/02/2015 11:34:29 PM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Mamamia Women's Network ^ | May 31, 2015 | Kat Abianac
    Let’s keep it real, shall we? I don’t like everything about parenting. I hated my daughter’s croup. Why do I need to like everything about Down syndrome? 10. I hate it when he uses his low muscle tone to his advantage in a tantrum. It’s not a fair fight. I hear parents say “All kids do it, it’s age appropriate at 2 years old!” Yeah? Well, say that to me when I’m draping a 13 kilogram liquid toddler over my arm like a highly disagreeable fish playing dead. Then still powering on with my grocery shop. 9. I hate it...
  • Ohio zoo: Mom dangling toddler over cheetah pit when he fell (Cleveland, Ohio)

    04/13/2015 3:24:35 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 33 replies
    A woman was dangling her 2-year-old son over a railing at the Cleveland zoo when he fell about 10 feet into a cheetah exhibit, zoo officials said. The toddler’s parents jumped in and pulled him to safety Saturday afternoon. He was treated at a hospital for a few bumps and bruises, said Cleveland Fire Department spokesman Larry Gray. The cheetahs didn’t go toward the boy or his parents, said Chris Kuhar, executive director of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Several eyewitnesses saw the woman holding the child over the railing, Kuhar said in a statement. “While this incident is disturbing to everyone,...
  • Who’s The Daddy?’ Homework Assignment Prompts Parent Complaint

    02/25/2015 5:35:50 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    The principal of Romeo High School has called an outraged father to apologize about a controversial homework assignment. The 9th grade biology worksheet sent home with students this week featured questions about a mother trying to determine the identity of her baby’s father. Possible answers included: the cable guy, the mailman, the cab driver, the bartender and the guy at the club.
  • I Lived in Poverty to Save My Son From Daycare

    01/28/2015 11:16:15 PM PST · by grundle · 53 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Bobbi Parish
    When my ex-husband and I divorced my economic situation took an abrupt downturn. My son and I moved from a luxurious home in an affluent suburb to a small apartment in a blue collar neighborhood. Our new home had none of the frills and extra amenities like the home we left behind. It was elbow-cracking small, the unreliable air conditioning made it heavy with heat in the Texas summers, and the neighbors were sometimes sketchy. But it was the best my budget could afford. My son and I went from being part of the upper class to living below the...
  • Started the Process of Nursing Home Placement for my mother

    01/14/2015 2:21:50 PM PST · by hondact200 · 62 replies
    January 13, 2015 | hondact200
    Today, the painful decision has been made to start the process for Nursing Home Placement of my mother who is the last stage (stage 7) of Alzheimers Disease. I have to have multiple surgeries and I can no longer take care of her by myself. Pray for the situation as my mother will decline rapidly once she goes into the nursing home. She has six children and I am the only one whom has been involved the last 4 years. Have not been given a date but placement will come soon.
  • You Don't Have to Love Your Parents: The Case for the Ten Commandments

    12/09/2014 2:10:00 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-9-2014 | Dennis Prager
    We don't have to love our parents. We have to honor them. Last week PragerUniversity.com released 11 five-minute video courses: each of the Ten Commandments and an introduction. We received over one million views this first week. The reason we made these videos is that we believe that everything needed to make a good world is contained in the Ten Commandments. This month, my columns consist of transcripts of some the courses, each of which I present. Whatever your faith, or if you have no faith, I invite you to watch the videos at www.prageru.com. They are cleverly animated with...
  • The Special Privilege of Being a Parent of a Child With Down Syndrome

    10/04/2013 12:35:43 AM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    LifeNews,com ^ | 10/3/13 | Eileen Haupt
    October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It is a time when scores of advocacy organizations and individuals across the country do their utmost to raise awareness about this genetic condition. I was thinking about Awareness and how unaware I was about Down syndrome prior to the birth of Sadie, my second daughter, almost 15 years ago. It got me thinking, what are some of the things I would like others to be aware of? In particular, because such a high percentage of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted—estimates run as high as 90%– I thought I’d use this post...
  • Mother: I regret having my kids

    04/12/2013 5:27:10 AM PDT · by traderrob6 · 44 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/12/13 | Rebekah Schilperoor
    For many women, having a child is a joyous, albeit life-changing, occasion. But for 57-year-old Isabella Dutton of Britain, it was her biggest mistake. Dutton, a typist, wrote a first-hand account for the UK’s Daily Mail in which she details her regrets about having her two children, Stuart and Jo. “My son Stuart was five days old when the realisation hit me like a physical blow: having a child had been the biggest mistake of my life,” she wrote. “I felt completely detached from this alien being who had encroached upon my settled married life and changed it, irrevocably, for...
  • Picture: Same woman appears as a grieving Sandy Hook Parent and as James Holmes' attorney

    04/08/2013 2:19:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Twing.com ^ | 4/8/13 | Nachum
    At the link an image which might suggest that the Attorney for mass muderer James Holmes was also one of the grieving parents of Sandy Hook. Third image places her with her husband as a 'crisis actor" with her husband. Last name "Sexton".
  • What real parent empowerment looks like

    01/03/2012 8:06:37 AM PST · by inkling · 53 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | Jan. 3, 2012 | Jonathan Butcher
    Imagine if your child’s assigned elementary school had puddles of urine in the bathroom, mouse droppings in the cafeteria, and clogged water fountains. Now imagine if your complaints were rejected by the principal. Parent Revolution, the Los Angeles-based group at the center of the “Parent Trigger” or “Parent Empowerment” movement, reports that these were the deplorable conditions at Washington Elementary School in Lynwood, Calif., when parents organized to help turn things around. The parents put pressure on school officials and formed a committee to help develop solutions. This idea — empowering parents to take ownership of reforms long overdue at...
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • 'I've never liked my child' mother explains why she can't love her eldest daughter

    06/03/2011 12:15:50 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:12 PM on 3rd June 2011 | By Tamara Abraham
    For most mothers, the love they have for their child is unconditional. And if that wasn't the case, few would dare admit it. Which perhaps explains why a woman breaking that social taboo has chosen to write under a pseudonym. In an article published today in the latest issue of REDBOOK, the mother-of-two, who calls herself Jennifer Rabiner, confesses how she has never been able to love her eldest child.