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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 12-9-2014 | Dennis Prager
    We don't have to love our parents. We have to honor them. Last week 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | January 07th, 2009 | Sister Maria Philomena, M.I.C.M.
    - - - 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...
  • Yes, I let her have sex at 14 - but I never thought she'd run off with a 46-year-old grandfather

    05/17/2008 10:16:50 AM PDT · by conservativegamer · 34 replies · 144+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/2008 | KATHRYN KNIGHT
    "Last month, Angela's youngest daughter, 16-year-old Lisa, ran away from home to be with Glyn's father, Nigel, who, at 46, is precisely 30 years her senior. Lisa was due to sit her GCSEs this week and was expected to achieve a succession of As and A*s. Nigel Trowbridge is an unemployed father of five - including a daughter who is a year younger than Lisa - and would not strike you as a particularly ideal catch for anyone, let alone a girl who is meant to be taking her GCSEs. To say Angela is horrified is an understatement. This, after...
  • 'Teachers Are Surrogate Parents Now'

    03/10/2008 5:04:49 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 601+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-10-2008 | Graeme Paton and James Kirkup
    'Teachers are surrogate parents now' By Graeme Paton and James Kirkup Last Updated: 2:38am GMT 10/03/2008 The demise of the traditional family is breeding a generation of children who are increasingly relying on teachers to become surrogate parents, a prominent education leader warned yesterday. Thousands of children lacked basic social skills, said John Dunford, the general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders. Many pupils were unable to hold simple conversations, use a knife and fork or sit at the table, he added. Others suffered serious behavioural problems because of the lack of a stable home life. For...
  • Pray for my dad

    06/11/2007 8:19:19 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 44 replies · 549+ views
    Vanity | 6/11/07 | EQAndyBuzz
    Pray for my dad
  • Winter Break No Holiday for Working Parents

    12/27/2006 2:05:31 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 70 replies · 1,464+ views
    JSOnline ^ | December 26, 2006 | Joanne Cleaver
    (With schools closed between Christmas and New Year's, Mom and Dad are forced to find child care alternatives) Kids are on vacation this week, but many working parents aren't. School and work schedules misalign for snow days, teacher conferences, random holidays and, of course, summer, but the mismatch is at its worst between Christmas and New Year's. West Allis resident Jeanne Rohde considers herself lucky to be a regular at one of the few programs that bridges the gap - vacation camp at the West Suburban YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee in Wauwatosa. Daughters Stephanie, 10, and Michelle, 8, usually can...
  • Childless: Some by Chance, Some by Choice

    11/28/2006 10:11:14 AM PST · by steve-b · 186 replies · 3,832+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/28/06 | Nancy Rome
    No, no, sorry. I don't have any . . ." Why does this always seem to be the first thing I'm asked? It takes my breath away, yet why do I feel the need to apologize for my reply? Looking vague and embarrassed, my questioner glances over my shoulder for someone else to talk to: someone with whom he or she has more in common, someone with children.... Just as some women talk of a visceral urge that propels them to have children, others speak of an equally visceral urge that propels them not to. Laurie, a transplanted southerner who...
  • Today's parenting vs. yesterday's parenting

    08/02/2006 1:51:31 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 8 replies · 459+ views
    johnrosemond ^ | 20-July-2006 | John Rosemond
    One of the great ironies of our time is that todays parents, with more professional resources at their disposal than ever before, are experiencing more and greater problems in the area of discipline than their grandparents even thought possible. Once upon a not-so-very-long-ago time, children were mischievous. They tried to get away with what they thought they could when adults werent looking. All too many of todays kids are surly, rude, disrespectful, ill-mannered, petulant, and openly defiant. The nature of the child has not changed in fifty years, so the problem must lie with changes in how parents are going...
  • Families Without Children - Report Reveals Changes in Attitudes Towards Kids

    07/22/2006 6:03:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 393 replies · 6,199+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 22, 2006
    PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, JULY 22, 2006 ( Life without children is a growing social reality for an increasing number of American adults. This is the conclusion of the 2006 edition of "The State of Our Unions" report on marriage, released last week by the National Marriage Project. The project is based at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Up until recently, for most people, the greater part of adult life was spent with young children forming part of the household. A combination of marrying later, less children and longer life expectancy means, however, that a significantly greater part of...
  • In the name of the father

    07/15/2006 7:09:34 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 558+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | Sun 16 Jul 2006 | DANI GARAVELLI
    In the name of the father DANI GARAVELLI Sun 16 Jul 2006 ONCE upon a time, I believed it didn't matter a whit whether a baby was born into a family with one parent or two. Or with two mothers or two fathers rather than a mother and a father. Why should it? What was important was not the number or gender of the parents, but whether or not they were loving and attentive. That was, of course, before I had any of my own. Now I realise that bringing up children is a challenge even for two well-meaning...
  • CIRCUMCISION: Did you know?

    04/05/2006 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Giant Conservative · 580 replies · 13,865+ views
    The Daily Barometer ^ | Today | Daniel Cullen
    The debate about neonatal circumcision is over. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), neonatal circumcision is the result of ignorance, bad medical practice and American social and cultural pressure. Regarding the three most commonly cited justifications for neonatal circumcision (penile cancer, venereal disease and penile hygiene), the AAP now states that the benefits are negligible, which means that the majority of American men are walking around without foreskins for no good reason. Yet, the barbaric practice shows no sign of abating, and for this reason I plan to shed some light on the cultural dark spot of circumcision....
  • Yes...Competition works...even for humans...even in schools

    03/01/2006 6:46:26 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 13 replies · 600+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 1, 2006 | John Stossel
    One exciting thing about the free market is that you can't predict what the market will create. Big-government advocates tell you exactly what will happen when their plans work (as if they actually would work!), but we who trust the free market can only say that people will compete and good ideas will win. We do know that competition works. It works because it gives people the chance to be creative...
  • Twins drown while father is gaming

    11/25/2005 11:52:58 AM PST · by jb6 · 67 replies · 1,709+ views
    Joystiq ^ | Nov 25, 2005 | James Ransom-Wiley
    A Fostoria (Ohio) man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the drowning-deaths of his 10-month-old twins. On August 7, Gregg J. Kleinmark, 24, left his sons unattended in a bathtub for 30 minutes while he played a computer game three rooms away. One report suggests that Kleinmark was playing a Game Boy Advance, which as we know, is portable and could have been just as easily used in the bathroom while supervising the infants. Kleinmark is facing up to 10 years in prison
  • The Parent Trap

    10/02/2005 2:20:35 PM PDT · by gpapa · 19 replies · 950+ views
    U. S. New & World Report ^ | October 2, 2005 | John Leo
    David and Tonia Parker of Lexington, Mass., saw a red flag when their son came home from kindergarten last January with a "diversity book bag" that included Who ' s in a Family, a book promoting acceptance of gay marriage. The Parkers thought it was their right, as parents, to decide when and how to introduce their son to the issue of homosexuality. The Parkers believed the public school, Estabrook, is right to be teaching tolerance of gays but wrong in raising the subject in kindergarten and then indoctrinating 5-year-olds on gay marriage. Tonia Parker says gay parents are allowed...
  • Natural Mother Punished By Lower Court While Former Lesbian Partner Gets Visitation Award

    09/02/2005 6:56:58 AM PDT · by LifeSite News · 4 replies · 237+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, September 1, 2005 ( The Utah Supreme Court heard Tuesday the case of a mother who wants a lower court decision granting parental standing to her former partner, a lesbian, overturned. I am here to protect my child, Cheryl Barlow said. That's the only reason. In a courtroom with standing room only, Barlows attorney argued that, This case is about the right of a natural mother to decide what is best for her child. My client decided what she thought was best for her 2-year-old child and left a relationship and a lifestyle, said Alliance...
  • Iran's Mullahs give green light to abortion

    04/12/2005 5:38:06 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 20 replies · 560+ views ^ | Wednesday 13.04.2005 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's conservative-dominated parliament has approved abortions in cases where themother's life is in danger or the child would be handicapped, the official IRNA news agency is reporting. "It is the first time in the past 26 years that parliament dared to debate such a controversial law," the agencysaid on Tuesday, referring to the period since the 1979 Islamic revolution. IRNA remarked that opponents of the bill argued many disabled people had played important roles in societyand that the legislation was open to abuse. Proponents of the law underlined the financial drain of handicapped children on families. IRNA...
  • Sign the New Hampshire Protection of Parenting Equality Petition

    04/02/2005 6:07:13 PM PST · by nhman1 · 1 replies · 357+ views
    Please sign the New Hampshire petition for Protection of Parenting Equality. And please visit for an education on the problems in New Hampshire and across the country relating to how the family courts continue to sever the parent/child relationship after a no-fault divorce or separation and are thus creating huge numbers of NH and American children with only a single parent. Equal parenting rights require protections explicitly written into our states' child custody statutes, even though these same [parental] rights have been historically upheld as amongst the most sacred liberties protected by the constitution's 14th amendment equal protection clause....
  • Mother arrested for attempting to intervene in her 14-year old's decision to have abortion

    03/24/2005 4:26:36 PM PST · by djmv · 23 replies · 1,531+ views
    The Illinois Leader ^ | March 22, 2005 | Joyce Morrison, Southern IL News Correspondent
    GRANITE CITY - A Sothern Illinois woman was arrested last week (March 17) after trying to intervene on behalf of her 14-year old daughter's effort to have an abortion. The girl was allegedly taken to an abortion clinic by the mother of the man allegedly to have impregnated the 14-year old. According to the girl's mother, her 14-year old daughter was called off from school in Madison County by a woman posing as the girl's grandmother. The woman took the girl from her home only minutes before the girls mother returned home from work. It was later determined that the...
  • Siblings Lived with Dead Parent for Nearly A Decade

    03/08/2005 9:43:52 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 48 replies · 1,944+ views
    the scotsman ^ | 3-8-05 | PA
    Japanese police questioned three siblings today after it was discovered they had been living with the decomposed corpse of their father for nearly a decade. Police found the body of Kyujiro Kanaoka lying on a futon bed at the familys home in Itami, western Japan, said a police spokesman. Kanaokas three elderly children, all in their 70s or older, told police they thought their father was still alive but that one of them recently had consulted a relative about the possibility that he might be dead, the spokesman said. Police were investigating the cause of Kanaokas death. Judging from the...
  • St. Paul couple kept girl in a kennel, police say

    02/14/2005 8:47:18 AM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies · 734+ views
    Saint Paul Star Tribune ^ | February 10, 2005 | Paul Gustafson
    A St. Paul mother and her live-in boyfriend are accused of locking the woman's 11-year-old daughter in a chain-link dog kennel in a warehouse basement, leaving her cold and, one night, naked. Deborah L. Cameron and Eric Bare appeared in Ramsey County District Court on Wednesday, each charged with two counts of unreasonable restraint of a child, a gross misdemeanor.
  • Dad's A Real Stunner(Florida man arrested for using shocking discipline on son, 14)

    01/30/2005 2:02:06 PM PST · by CT CONSERVATIVE · 22 replies · 804+ views
    Meet Douglas Dycus. The 40-year-old Florida man was charged yesterday with felony child abuse and domestic battery for allegedly using a stun gun to discipline his 14-year-old son. Dycus, an engineer with a Palm Beach firm, admitted to cops that he used the electrical device on the boy when the child was wrestling with a brother and holding up the family's departure from their home last month.
  • Germany continues targeting homeschoolers

    01/21/2005 1:16:43 AM PST · by bd476 · 21 replies · 1,311+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 21, 2005 | Ron Strom
    Group of Baptist families face possible loss of children to state "German Christians who choose to homeschool their children are coming under continued enforcement action by the government, with one group of families fearful they may lose custody of their kids..." [ Snip ] "...The families are part of one of two Baptist denominations in the area that reportedly split over the issue of whether or not to continue homeschooling the younger generation..." [ Snip ] "...Guenther says if the parents' attempt to negotiate with government officials fails, the parents could have their children removed from their homes. Thirteen children...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Union Sent Threatening Letter To Parent Who Complained

    11/18/2004 4:56:13 PM PST · by foofoopowder · 11 replies · 1,342+ views ^ | 11/18/2004
    Union Sent Threatening Letter To Parent Who Complained POSTED: 5:16 pm EST November 18, 2004 UPDATED: 5:37 pm EST November 18, 2004 LETTER: Teachers' Union Responds To Parent Who Complained (PDF file) SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- Channel 9 has obtained a letter from the teachers' union to a parent who complained Kathy Garrett beat her child years ago. Carol Goings was shocked by the threatening letter she received.

    06/15/2004 10:24:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies · 813+ views
    SpiritDaily ^ | 06-15-04 | Michael H. Brown
    ================================================== MORE THAN PATRON OF HOMES, IT'S TIME FOR ST. JOSEPH TO GAIN HIGHEST OF RECOGNITION By Michael H. Brown Much of the time, it is baffling. While St. Joseph is widely recognized by Catholics (many churches and religious orders are named for him, as are many people), he has remained in the background when it comes to intercession. Oh, his prayers are sought. He is on the list. But he has not been granted recognition in proportion to who he was -- the father of Jesus while He was on earth. Perhaps St. Joseph is kept in the background...
  • North dons its gay apparel - Transgender, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Awareness Day (PARENT ALERT)

    02/10/2004 6:56:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies · 1,898+ views
    Town Online ^ | 12/16/03 | David Ertischek
    North dons its gay apparel By David Ertischek / Staff Writer Tuesday, December 16, 2003 Usually at 7:50 on a high school morning, sleepy faces struggle to keep their heads up. But last Wednesday at the Newton North Little Theatre, all eyes were focused on four speakers leading a panel titled "Life Outside the Gender Norm." The panel was one of six events occurring during Newton North's Annual Transgender, Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Awareness Day, known as ToBGLAD Day. ToBGLAD Day has sparked protest in the past from some Newton parents who say they're not adequately informed about the day's...
  • Parent Claims Drama Teacher Threatened SonSchool District Says It's Investigating

    01/17/2004 6:41:27 AM PST · by christena · 29 replies · 221+ views
    KMBC ^ | 1/9/2003 | KMBC
    Parent Claims Drama Teacher Threatened Son School District Says It's Investigating POSTED: 2:41 PM CST January 9, 2004 UPDATED: 3:01 PM CST January 9, 2004 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The Blue Valley School District has opened an investigation after a drama teacher allegedly threatened a student. KMBC's Krista Tatschl reported that a student at Blue Valley North High School told his mother that his teacher threatened him. "He was shocked and scared," said Christena, whose son was allegedly threatened. Christena asked that KMBC not use her last name to protect her son. Christena told Tatschl that she knows discussions in...
  • Parent protests ruling that allows clothing with Confederate flag

    11/23/2003 8:52:24 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 509+ views
    the sylva herald ^ | 11.20.03 | Lynn Hotaling
    A parent of a high school student asked local school officials last week (Nov. 14) to reconsider a Sept. 22 decision that paved the way for students to choose clothing that displays the Confederate flag. Stella Moore told members of the Jackson County Board of Education that her son had heard racial slurs at Smoky Mountain High School and described an incident where students ran across the football field (during a pep rally) carrying a Confederate flag and yelling "KKK." "Your decision was made without regard for the feelings of those who think that flag represents racism and slavery," Moore...
  • Alert Parent Reveals Possible Terrorist Plans

    11/13/2003 2:20:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 166+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Nov 13, '03 | staff
    The FBI's Terrorism Task Force is investigating an incident that occurred last month at a girls' yeshiva in Pikesville, Maryland. The Baltimore Jewish Times reports that an alert parent spotted a young man, later identified as a Saudi Arabian national, and a female companion videotaping students at Bais Yaakov School for Girls. The parent followed the filming couple for about a mile, despite their efforts to lose him. He wrote down their license plate number, called the police, and later filed a formal complaint with the FBI. The Saudi man has been questioned, his camera has been confiscated, and the...
  • Questions for Parents of College Age Kids

    10/16/2003 6:48:48 PM PDT · by Nanny7 · 15 replies · 292+ views
    10/16/03 | Nanny7
    1. If you were going to send your child to a Christian College, what college would you choose and why? 2. Rank the colleges listed below by order of name recognition (1=best name recognition to 20=least name recognition). 3. Rank the colleges listed below by order of academic reputation (1=best academic reputation to 20=worst academic reputation). Wheaton College Gordon College Azuza Pacific University Messiah College Houghton College George Fox University Calvin College Huntington College Indiana Wesleyan University Westmont College Biola University Cedarville University LeTourneau University Taylor University Goshen College Greenville College Anderson University Hillsdale College Geneva College John Brown University...
  • Wedded to Government [Libertarian Bankruptcy - Proof # 2]

    08/15/2003 1:46:04 AM PDT · by artemiss · 5 replies · 160+ views
    American Outlook Today , The Hudson Institute ^ | August 14, 2003 | Sherry Eros
    Michael Tanner, director of health and welfare studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, took conservatives to task for offering legislation to promote marriage, in his July 29, 2003 New York Times op-ed, "Wedded to Poverty." Tanner may well be correct in claiming that conservative do-gooders are going astray in promoting marriage through the "welfare reauthorization bill passed by the House and awaiting action by the Senate: a proposal to spend nearly $2 billion over the next six years to encourage people to marry." Countless governmental and nongovernmental undertakings have foundered on the fallacy bearing the Latin name post hoc, ergo...
  • CA: Assembly hails Father's Day, barely (HR32)

    06/13/2003 7:18:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 189+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/13/03 | Jim Sanders
    <p>When it comes to California politics, even Father's Day is partisan.</p> <p>The same Assembly that fought for hours about whether to support U.S. troops when war broke out in Iraq has found a new issue to pit liberals against conservatives.</p>