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  • 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
    Lets keep it real, shall we? I dont like everything about parenting. I hated my daughters 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. Its not a fair fight. I hear parents say All kids do it, its age appropriate at 2 years old! Yeah? Well, say that to me when Im 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 toddlers 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 didnt 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,...
  • Whos 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 babys 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 abortedestimates run as high as 90% I thought Id 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 UKs 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 childs 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 Romneys rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. Its also likely to far outpace Herman Cains 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.
  • Parents, Share Incidents of Family Wisdom

    07/30/2010 12:16:10 PM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity ^ | 07/30/10 | Sara Johnson
    This is my first vanity and let's hope the last for those who hate vanities. As a parent, I gained a great deal of insight in life from my sons. I figure it is the central benefit of the self sacrifice of parenting. I am asking Freeper parents and grandparents to share lessons from observing and interacting with their kids.
  • Indiana Senate ponders parental control

    11/02/2009 6:01:38 AM PST · by mshoffner · 3 replies · 513+ views
    Huntington Examiner ^ | 11/02/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    Decades ago, the parents in Indiana would take an unruly child out behind the proverbial woodshed and give them an attitude adjustment. Many, were the children of ages past that learned discipline from a switch or the hand. Then came the progressive attitude. The attitude that placed.....
  • Pope Benedict points to St. Monica as example of 'holy parent'

    08/30/2009 9:43:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 577+ views
    cna ^ | August 30, 2009
    Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 30, 2009 / 11:14 am (CNA).- At Sundays Angelus prayer in the courtyard of Castel Gandolfos apostolic palace, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the previous weeks liturgical memorial of St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine of Hippo and model and patron of Christian mothers. Much is recounted about her in her sons autobiography The Confessions, a masterpiece among the most read works of all time, Pope Benedict said. There, we understand that St. Augustine imbibed the name of Jesus with maternal milk and was educated in the Christian religion by his mother, the principles of which...
  • Colleges to parents: you can pay the way, but cant see the results

    08/18/2009 8:29:56 AM PDT · by SpeakToPower · 66 replies · 1,391+ views
    "Oh No You Didn't Say That" Blog ^ | August 18, 2009 | SpeakToPower
    Parents will be forbidden from receiving and accessing their dependent child's grades at colleges and universities - even when they pay for the entire cost of the child's education. Just pay up and don't ask questions
  • Ten Ways to Make a Delinquent (Guaranteed to Work!)

    01/08/2009 10:07:42 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 1,400+ views
    Catholicism.org ^ | January 07th, 2009 | Sister Maria Philomena, M.I.C.M.
    - Catholicism.org - http://catholicism.org - Ten Ways to Make a Delinquent (Guaranteed to Work!) Posted By Sister Maria Philomena, M.I.C.M. On January 7, 2009 @ 11:24 am In Columns, Marriage and Family | No Comments The police department of Houston, Texas, gave the following ten rules for raising delinquent children. 1. Begin with infancy to give the child everything he wants. In this way he will grow up to believe the world owes him a living.2. When he picks up bad words, laugh at him. This will make him think he is cute. It will also encourage him to pick...