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  • Do you Remember Shooting Daddy's Shotgun the First Time?

    04/20/2016 6:19:50 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/20/2016 | C Raleigh
    Those of us who have shouldered a shotgun a few thousand times in our lives can recall that first time we touched off a 12 gauge, or any gauge for that matter. It reminds us that we didn’t always have the bulk or the muscle memory to handle one. Did it stop any of us from wanting another try, one of our own, or a trip to deer camp with dad? Maybe, its the macho side or just trying to impress Dad. Cheer for a young fella who just got his shoulder popped and in a minute when it quits...
  • Marion County Mother Charged With Neglect for Making Children Walk to School

    04/04/2016 9:33:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | April 1st, 2016 | Ben Benton
    A 32-year-old Marion County, Tenn., mother faces an April court date on child neglect charges after deputies found her driving ahead of her young daughters as she made them walk miles to school on Valley View Highway. The charges are linked to an investigation launched March 1 after Marion County sheriff's deputy Chris Ladd and another deputy responded to a call about the situation and spotted two girls with a dog "walking the fog line just south of Ketner Mill Road and a gold Cadillac parked on the shoulder, engine running, just north of Ketner Mill Road," Ladd's report states....
  • My Son Is All Boy. And That’s Just Fine With Me.

    03/29/2016 6:31:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 28, 2016 | Faith Moore
    In many ways I am a girly-girl. I love pretty dresses and going out for afternoon tea. I could sit with a book for hours, snuggled under a blanket, without feeling the need to move. Pink is one of my favorite colors, second only to powder blue. I’m not a huge fan of getting dirty and my relationship with bugs is strained. But my son is all boy. Yesterday I watched him sit on the ground, placing handful after handful of dirt methodically into his lap. Then he stood up, grinned, and fell over onto a plant that, somewhat inexplicably,...
  • Woman missing for 42 years located in small Texas town

    03/26/2016 11:12:26 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 39 replies
    Al.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | Erin Edgemon
    Lula Ann Gillespie-Miller, then 28, left her home in Laurel, Ind. in 1974 shortly after giving birth to her third child, according to the Indiana State Police. Feeling she was too young to be a mother, she signed her children over to her parents and left. ... The woman admitted to the Rangers that her name is actually Lula Gillespie-Miller, now 69 years old, and originally from Laurel, Ind. Gillespie-Miller did not commit any crime by leaving her home in 1974 and wanted to remain anonymous.
  • Screaming to sleep, Part One: The moral imperative to end 'cry it out'

    03/25/2016 8:50:29 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 89 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | 150126 | Amy Wright Glenn
    Suddenly, Tyler is screaming. Screaming. Tyler’s screams could pierce through the din of any commercial. They could break glass. Gabriel sits up with a start, his heart racing.
  • Stem Cells in Baby Teeth Can Now Be Banked, Just Like Cord Blood!

    03/03/2016 7:46:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 3, 2016 | Lauren Spagnoletti
    When a child’s tooth falls out, many people adhere to the tradition of the Tooth Fairy. Until recently, a baby tooth was worth nothing more than a couple of bucks tucked under a six-year-old’s pillow. Not so much anymore. Now those very baby teeth can hold the key to a healthy future for your child.Many parents already opt to bank a baby’s umbilical cord blood, since this blood contains stem cells that can be used to treat dozens of diseases that the child (or a sibling) might develop later in life. While banking cord blood has become popular, it is...
  • Sad & Maddening Results of African American Child Abuse & Neglect!!!

    02/11/2016 9:09:37 PM PST · by AveryJarhman · 21 replies
    KAKE News ^ | Aug 14, 2015 | KAKE News
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8dzkygDKDU http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article45444474.html http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Derby-store-shooting-321395561.html Julie Dombo - James Michael Phillips http://i.imgur.com/5vCo32L.png Sadly, I believe a seriously emotionally damaged James Michael Phillips is a victim of America's expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty*, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of emotionally abused and neglected young developing children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood. Depraved acts of violence as well as other 'people and community' harming anti-social behaviors often occur when emotionally or physically abused and neglected developing young children mature into depressed, frustrated, sometimes suicidal *(NY Times May 18, 2015...
  • 15,000 Protest Norwegian Govt's Removal of Children From Christian Parents Over 'Spankings''

    02/02/2016 8:43:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/02/2016 | Samuel Smith
    As many as 15,000 supporters rallied at protests held in eight cities around the globe on Saturday to continue putting pressure on the Norwegian government to release five Romanian Pentecostal children who were removed from their parents based on abuse allegations. As previously reported by The Christian Post, the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were removed from their parents' custody last Nov. 16 after the principal from the school the Bodnarius' two daughters attended notified authorities of her concern that the children were being spanked by their parents at home as a form of discipline. All five children,...
  • Couple charged after toddler found stuck in toilet

    01/25/2016 5:02:21 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 36 replies
    PennLive online ^ | January 25, 2016 | John Luciew
    The child's screams went on for a full 30 minutes from inside the Canton, Ohio, apartment before neighbors called 911 and police arrived on-scene late last week. They discovered that the distraught, 20-month-old boy wasn't simply left home alone. He was stuck in a toilet inside the empty apartment, WPXI in Pittsburgh is reporting. Eventually, police did catch up with the boy's parents. It turns out that the boy's mother, identified as 20-year-old Justice Chance, was shopping at Wal-Mart, according to the news account first reported by Fox 8 in Ohio. Police were still at the apartment when the mother...
  • Leonard Sax: The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

    01/07/2016 11:53:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 5, 2016 | Leonard Sax and Christopher N. Malagisi
    Full title: Author Interview with Leonard Sax: The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups Our feature author interview is with Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, author of the new book The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups, published by Basic Books. With PC safe-space student protests roiling our nation's campuses, the topic of parenting has never been more topical. How did they get this way? Find out more below! Congratulations Leonard on your new book, The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When...
  • Mesa mother arrested after finding, beating teen in bed with daughter

    01/07/2016 7:11:52 AM PST · by simpson96 · 131 replies
    KSAZ News ^ | 12/29/2015 | Brent Corrado
    MESA, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A woman has been arrested after telling police she beat a 16-year-old teen after finding him in bed with her teenage daughter inside her Mesa home on Thanksgiving.According to court documents, Jeanette Woods found the boy in her 16-year-old daughter's bed after the two had consensual sex. The two teens had fallen asleep when the boy says he awoke to Woods yelling at him and punching him in the face just after 1 a.m.The boy says Woods was straddling him and repeatedly punching him in the face and body. The boy eventually broke free, but Woods...
  • Justice Kennedy’s troubling incoherence

    12/11/2015 6:01:09 AM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/10/15 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    December 10, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse) -- Obergefell v. Hodges was decided by five robed justices, but only one man both wrote and signed his name to the majority opinion. The four concurring justices chose to concur silently, adding nothing more than their signatures. This case is the brainchild of one man. That man and his state of mind—indeed, his character—matter. Recently, Justice Anthony Kennedy dismissed conscientious objectors to Obergefell, such as Kim Davis, by pointing out that very few Christian judges resigned when the Nazis imposed the Nuremberg Laws on Germany. Leaving aside how offensive it is to compare gay marriage supporters to Nazis, Justice Kennedy’s...
  • (Vanity) BABIES THAT RODE BACKWARD IN THE CAR

    11/27/2015 11:08:07 PM PST · by knarf · 62 replies
    SELF | NOVEMBER 28, 2015 | KNARF
    I have NEVER been able to ride in a car reading a bookThe head down position makes me motion sick
  • Ronda Rousey Loss a Good Argument Against Narcissistic Parenting

    11/19/2015 9:08:29 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/17/2015 | Megan Fox
    The parenting trend of building self-esteem has taken a dark turn in recent years. Studies show that we are raising narcissists, with all this unwarranted praise creating a sense of entitlement in children. But even the ones who deserve praise for their accomplishments can be ruined by too much of the stuff as is evidenced by the great fall of UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who not only lost her title on Saturday night, but also lost many fans who admired her.
  • From Child Protection to State-sponsored Child Kidnapping: How Did we Get Here?

    11/10/2015 2:19:31 PM PST · by Sopater · 3 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | 10/30/2015 | Monica Mears
    Legal Kidnapping: Government’s Assault on Parents How Did We Get Here? The Slippery Slope of Government “Protection”by Monica MearsHealth Impact NewsWhen most people today hear of a terrible child abuse case, their immediate reaction is to call on the government to protect the child and bring justice to bear on the situation. This reliance upon government to enforce child protection, rather than families, churches or non-profit groups, is a relatively new concept in history.As American government has grown ever larger in response to society’s expectations that it should be all children’s protector, Americans have discovered these good intentions have created...
  • White House wants to ban conversion therapy on minors

    10/15/2015 6:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/15 | Robert King
    White House officials pushed to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youths, pointing to new findings that debunk the therapy. A ban on the conversion therapy for minors was introduced in Congress on Thursday, following a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. "The science rebukes this so-called practice and so do we," White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters on a call Thursday. The report from the administration includes a consensus from an expert panel held by the American Psychological Association earlier this summer.The panel found that variations in "sexual orientation and gender identity are normal,...
  • Bidding My College-Bound Son Good Riddance

    09/19/2015 9:42:38 PM PDT · by Huntress · 106 replies
    Pacific Standard PSMag.com ^ | 9/9/15 | Ronnie Cohen
    My son, Cory, will leave our Northern California home to start college back East in the fall, prompting other mothers to offer condolences about my soon-to-be-empty nest. Though they expect me to break into tears, my overriding emotion when my youngest departs will be relief. I will finally be freed from the constant scrutiny of the ever-vigilant eco-warrior I raised. I can do nothing right in my teenage son’s eyes. He grills me about the distance traveled of each piece of fruit and every vegetable I purchase. He interrogates me about the provenance of all the meat, poultry, and fish...
  • Should I Let My Kid Dress Like a Weirdo?

    09/01/2015 2:40:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 09/01/2015 | SIMCHA FISHER
    Last night, I told my kids, "Make sure you have an outfit picked out for the first day of school, so it will be easy to get ready on time!" This morning, I discovered that they heard me say, "Make sure you have an outfit picked out mentally, so we can spend the first morning frantically tearing through mountains of laundry in the hopes that your My Little Pony tank somehow miraculously found its way into a basket." This is just the little kids, who more or less want to look like all their friends. I do have teenagers, too,...
  • Western parents need to chill out about their kids

    07/23/2015 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 17 replies
    Spiked online ^ | June 9, 2015 | Frank Furedi
    The author of Paranoid Parenting says that far from needing a stricter ‘Asian’ approach, Western parenting is already way too intensive. Last night, in a debate in London titled ‘Western parents don’t know how to bring up their children’, regular spiked contributor Frank Furedi clashed with Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother , and others. Furedi’s opening remarks are published below. When it comes to discussing parenting, everyone thinks they are warranted to take their own personal story and recast it as a philosophy. On no other issue are you allowed to communicate such prejudices and...
  • CNN Contributor: My Daughter Doesn’t Have to Hug Grandma If She Doesn’t Want To. Because Abuse

    07/23/2015 11:39:11 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-23-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    CNN contributor Katia Hetter is the author of one of the strangest, weirdest, and downright craziest articles I’ve ever read on that website — and that’s saying a lot. This deluded mom writes: 'My daughter occasionally goes on a hugging and kissing strike. 'She’s 7, and she’s been holding these wildcat strikes since she was 3 or 4. Her parents can get a hug or a kiss, but many people who know her cannot, at least not all the time. And I won’t make her. “I would like you to hug Grandma, but I won’t make you do it,” I...
  • Boy Attacked by Lion During Father's Filming in Saudi Arabia

    07/15/2015 6:46:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    Nayef is son of famous Saudi poetThe son of a famous Saudi poet was attacked by a lion during TV filming of the poet and was rescued by the predator’s trainer at the last minute. The lion was left with the boy, Nayef, as his father Ziad Ibn Naheet recited poems in front of the camera in a deserted area in the Gulf Kingdom. A YouTube film showed the lion chased the boy, pushed him down and grabbed him from the back before the trainer managed to control the animal. “Suddenly the lion jumped on the son, Nayef, who tried...
  • Toddler Covers Herself in Paint While Mom Is Distracted

    07/09/2015 1:34:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Yahoo!Parenting ^ | July 9, 2015 | Esther Crain
    Anyone who has spent 30 seconds with a toddler knows that kids this age are wired to explore the world around them. That means they require 24-7 supervision to keep them safe, or at least to keep them from making a huge mess all over the house One Colorado mom found this out the hard way. While nursing her infant son, Madox, Victoria Farmer momentarily took her eyes off her 2-year-old daughter, Anistyn. And suddenly, she realized the entire house was “scary quiet.” Putting her son down, Farmer went into the next room and found Anistyn completely drenched in white...
  • Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

    07/02/2015 10:16:17 PM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 24 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Steven Ertelt, Rebecca Downs
    When asked if a sixth grader could get an IUD implanted without parental consent, Take Charge told CNSNews.com: “We encourage all Take Charge providers to offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) in their clinics. A young person does not need parental consent to obtain a LARC or any other contraceptive method…If the young person is not choosing abstinence, she would be able to select a LARC and have it inserted without parental consent.”
  • How Seinfeld became a bad joke: The threat of a hyper-vigilant left-wing outrage machine....

    06/12/2015 12:28:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | June 11, 2015 | Arthur Chu
    How Seinfeld became a bad joke: The threat of a hyper-vigilant left-wing outrage machine has been greatly exaggerated Jerry Seinfeld is the latest brave middle-aged white man to weigh in on the “creepy” ascendance of humorless p.c. SJW anti-free-speech scolds. We know the drill now–we’ve heard it from comedians like Seinfeld and Patton Oswalt and, to a lesser degree, Louis C.K. and Chris Rock. We’ve heard it packaged in a different format from Very Serious media commentators like Jonathan Chait, Laura Kipnis and, most recently, an anonymous white male adjunct professor whose left-wing students “terrify” him. It’s a familiar, tired...
  • VA woman charged with leaving kids in hot car turns self in - while leaving kids in car a 2nd time

    06/10/2015 10:54:18 AM PDT · by day10 · 40 replies
    AL.com ^ | 6/10/2015 | Crystal Bonvillian
    A Virginia woman charged with leaving her one of her two children inside her hot car last month apparently did not learn her lesson the first time, leaving the children in the car again on Monday as she turned herself in to authorities. Laquanda Newby of Henrico, Va., now faces three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of a child, reports CBS 6 out of Richmond. Newby was initially accused of leaving one of the children, ages 6 and 1, inside the car as she shopped at Sam's Club on May 26. When she showed up at the...
  • Son Comes Home With Bad Grades. Then His Father Decides to Give Him Some Tough Love Motivation

    05/16/2015 3:45:46 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05-16-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [VIDEO AT THE LINK Provided below] What do you do when your child comes home with bad grades? Do you cuddle him (or her)? Or do you get angry and tell them they should do better? Or do you go further than that? Do you punish him by, say, not giving him pocket money or by grounding him for a few days? One father decided to take it a bit further than that. When his son told him he failed his class, he gave his son a sledgehammer, threw his most prized possession (Xbox) in the garden and forced him...
  • Generation X's Parenting Problem

    05/15/2015 9:09:12 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 63 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 05/13/15 | Anjali Enjeti
    You remember childhood, don't you? We wore our house keys around our necks like dog tags, walked home from school alone and let ourselves inside while our parents were still at work. We crossed busy intersections during rush hour to purchase bubble gum cigarettes with change from empty soda cans. Our playgrounds were construction sites, heaps of dirt, creeks filled with snakes and turtles we collected as pets. We climbed trees, muddied our Garanimals, scaled fences between neighbors' backyards. We spent Memorial Day to Labor Day barefoot, the soles of our feet blackened like coal, dirt clumping underneath our toenails....
  • Professor: If You Read To Your Kids, You’re ‘Unfairly Disadvantaging’ Others

    05/06/2015 4:21:59 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 47 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children” by doing so. In an interview with ABC Radio last week, philosopher and professor Adam Swift said that since “bedtime stories activities . . . do indeed foster and produce . . . [desired] familial relationship goods,” he wouldn’t want to ban them, but that parents who “engage in bedtime-stories activities” should definitely at least feel kinda bad about it sometimes: “I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly...
  • Parents reading to kids blasted as 'unfair'

    05/05/2015 1:29:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 71 replies
    WND ^ | 5/05/15 | Joe Kovacs
    Does reading to your children somehow give them an unfair advantage over less fortunate children? A British philosopher is making that claim, and it’s causing ripple waves across the globe. A story on the website of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s website asks: “Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?” It raises the question: “Should parents snuggling up for one last story before lights out be even a little concerned about the advantage they might be conferring?”
  • At What Point Do We Call Schools Orphanages?

    05/04/2015 9:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 4, 2015 | Joy Pullmann, managing editor
    Schools that do everything parents should are not schools. They're orphanages. The city fathers of Buffalo, New York are considering what they call “public boarding schools,” “where students as young as first or second grade would be assured proper meals, uniforms, after-school tutoring and activities.” “We have teachers and union leaders telling us, ‘The problem is with the homes; these kids are in dysfunctional homes,'” Buffalo school board member Carl Paladino told the Huffington Post. The “Buffalo Institute of Growth would supplement a college-style academic schedule with life skills and social activities that would keep students on campus seven days...
  • (USA TODAY) Today’s hot take: That Baltimore mom who slapped her rioting son showed some bad parent

    04/30/2015 2:42:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    USA TODAY Washington Post Hotair ^ | 04/30/2015 | USA TODAY Washington Post AllahPundit
    As much as I love the vitally important “is ‘thug’ the new N-word?” debate, dumping on a mom for literally dragging her kid away from a riot that could have gotten him killed or sent to prison is my very favorite of this week’s many Baltimore hot takes.How hot do you like it? Do you like it hitting-kids-is-bad-mmkay hot? Extensive research shows that using harsh verbal discipline and physical hostility is counterproductive to good parenting. It increases the risk of delinquency, fighting, misbehavior and belligerence in teens. Science Daily reported that “harsh verbal discipline may actually aggravate” problematic behavior...
  • "HELP! I Hate My Child's Coach" Part 2

    04/30/2015 10:47:07 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 7 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 30, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    We thought it would be clear to most readers that the script was a fictional account. Interestingly, the blog article garnered attention on several web sites and a number of readers on those sites mistakenly thought the article was a non-fiction article. While we're sure some of the scenarios presented in the article have been encountered by parents of youth athletes, we also found it telling about the current state of youth sports that so many people took the script seriously. Installment one ended with a quote from the player who just left practice in tears that read, "Dad, I...
  • "What a horrible mother:" How a call from a "good samaritan" derailed these mothers’ lives

    04/20/2015 9:14:41 AM PDT · by No One Special · 104 replies
    Salon ^ | April 19, 2015 | Kim Brooks
    In the moments before the police and county prosecutors and child protective services took over her life, Monique was thinking about dinner. Specifically, she wanted a baked chicken. She had just left a birthday party and was driving home with her two daughters. By the time she pulled into the parking lot of a grocery store near their house, her younger daughter, then 4 years old, was taking a much needed nap. Monique hesitated. She didn’t want to wake her daughter to bring her into the store, where she was liable to be as cranky and difficult as anyone else...
  • Free Range Children

    04/19/2015 10:55:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/15 | Timothy Birdnow
    Agenda 21 A recent story in the media about 2 children aged 10 and 6 being taken into protective custody by over-zealous officials has introduced a phrase I expect we’ll be hearing a lot more of in coming years - Free Range Children. The children were allowed to play unsupervised in a nearby park, and busybodies called authorities who took the children into custody without notifying the parents. This was a “second offense” as the parents let the children walk home from their nearby school. Basically the kids were given a modicum of freedom to encourage responsibility and independence. I...
  • 65-Year-Old Mom Pregnant With Quadruplets: Amazingly Beautiful Or Extremely Egotistical?

    04/12/2015 8:03:17 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-12-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A 65 year old German lady has told German newspaper Bild that she’s expecting quadruplets. This news story is the talk of the day in Europe. There are those who believe it’s a reason to celebrate, while others have a slightly different opinion. See for instance this tweet from a Dutch Twitter-user: Translation: “A women of 65 years old pregnant with quadruplets. This is loathsome. Incredibly egotistical.” Her argument is that the mother is a) too old to take care of one new baby let alone four, and b) that she’s basically nearing the end of her life thereby making...
  • Elegant Black Girls of the 80s Make Graceless Hip-Hop Generation Look Like Complete Slobs

    03/23/2015 9:37:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 59 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    No tats/angst/mutant posterior/glorification of stupidity-  and the music was better, too: And note Whitney, Sade, et. al. sporting cross necklaces... what a difference 30 yrs can make for an imploding culture: [gallery/video] ______________________________________________ Frompo   mTV   Wikipedia Commons   VanessaWilliams.com
  • Woman Raised by Lesbian Couple: 'I Ached Every Day For a Dad'

    03/22/2015 5:15:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    CNS ^ | March 20, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Heather Barwick, who was raised by her mother and her mother's lesbian partner, wrote in an essay this week that same-sex "marriage" is not the same as normal marriage between a man and a woman, that the traditional family is best, and that while growing up she "ached every day for a dad." Heather Barwick, who was raised by her mother and her mother's lesbian partner, says "gay marriage" not only redefines marriage but also parenting and that "as a little girl, I so desperately wanted a daddy." (Photo: The Federalist.) Barwick, who is 31 now, married, and has four...
  • Daughter of Two Moms Comes Out Against Gay Marriage

    03/20/2015 6:49:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    A South Carolina woman’s new essay about being raised by her lesbian mom contains a surprising revelation: she opposes marriage equality. “Gay community, I am your daughter. My mom raised me with her same-sex partner back in the ’80s and ’90s,” writes Heather Barwick, a 31-year-old mother of four, in The Federalist. “I’m writing to you because I’m letting myself out of the closet: I don’t support gay marriage. But it might not be for the reasons that you think. It’s not because you’re gay. I love you, so much. It’s because of the nature of the same-sex relationship itself.”
  • Parent calls 911 after public school refuses to release child (wouldn't take Common Core test)

    03/07/2015 8:39:22 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Education Action Group ^ | 03/07/2015 | Kyle Olson
    WINTER PARK, Fla. – A Florida parent was forced to take drastic measures when her public school refused to release her child during a dispute over standardized testing.Jacqui Myers says another mother with a child at Winter Park’s Brookshire Elementary School called her after she arrived at the school to opt her fifth-grade daughter out of standardized testing related to the Common Core national standards initiative.“They’re not giving me my child, can you help?” the mother told Myers.Myers, the mother of a first grader, is active in a group working to opt children out of state tests and was at...
  • Pink Hearts and Green Aliens

    02/14/2015 1:50:44 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | February 13, 2015 | Jake Frost
    Valentine’s Day is a big deal around our house. Our first child was born on Valentine’s, and she loves all things pink, pretty, and frilly. And chocolate.She loves her princess shoes, sparkles, fancy hair doo-dads (she’s also asking me for hair rollers, and she’s only five), hearts, ribbons, make-up, purses, clothes (the more sequins the better). And chocolate. Did I mention that she really likes chocolate?How such a bubbling passion for feminine farrago took hold in her heart is something of a mystery to us. Our family tends to be more of a low-key, sweatshirts and sneakers kind of crew....
  • Boy's family accused of staging kidnapping to teach danger

    02/06/2015 6:44:05 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    wpvi 6 abc ^ | 2-6-2015
    Authorities say they enlisted help from the aunt's co-worker, who lured the child into his pickup after he got off a school bus Monday. Authorities said the man told the boy he wouldn't "see his mommy again," and that he'd be "nailed to the wall of a shed," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. He showed the boy a handgun in an effort to make him stop crying, authorities said. The man tied the child's hands and feet with plastic bags and blindfolded him with a jacket, the sheriff's office said, before he drove the boy to his Troy home. Authorities...
  • Doctor Dad SLAPS DOWN Busybody Teacher Over Daughter’s Sack Lunch

    01/25/2015 4:04:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 24, 2015 | Eric Owens
    A Kirksville, Mo. doctor righteously and very satisfyingly slapped down a substitute teacher after she sent a note home condemning the lunch his second-grade daughter had brought to school. The doctor and mad dad is Justin Puckett, reports ABC News. As Puckett — who is certified in obesity medicine — later observed to the principal at the school, the teacher and a cafeteria worker didn’t see the whole lunch. Sure, they saw a pickle, a bag of marshmallows, some Ritz crackers and four tiny chocolate bars. Importantly, what the sub and the lunch lady missed were four pieces of ham...
  • Modern Parenting is Impoverishing the Childhood Experience

    01/19/2015 3:34:59 PM PST · by wtd · 21 replies
    Yet, Freedom! ^ | January 18, 2015 | Marc Poitras
    Modern Parenting is Impoverishing the Childhood ExperienceIn a fascinating article in The Atlantic, Hanna Rosin reveals how much parenting, and therefore also the childhood experience, have changed since we were kids. It’s hard to absorb how much childhood norms have shifted in just one generation. Actions that would have been considered paranoid in the ’70s—walking third-graders to school, forbidding your kid to play ball in the street, going down the slide with your child in your lap—are now routine. In fact, they are the markers of good, responsible parenting. One very thorough study of “children’s independent mobility,” conducted in...
  • Parenting in an American Gulag

    01/19/2015 2:55:18 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 18 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/19/2015 | Steve Berman
    Hey moms and dads, if you’re like me, before you had kids, you imagined yourself teaching them, raising them, and being responsible for them.  After generations of our parents and grandparents shedding their responsibility to the government in exchange for a selfish, me-centered life, we no longer have primary authority to raise our children as we see fit.  That authority now lies with the government. We’ve given away so much authority to the all-powerful state in the name of protecting children, that it’s a crap-shoot when kids who really need protection will get it.  And when the state gets it...
  • This Is the Scary Amount of Pizza Kids Are Really Eating [Food Nazis]

    01/19/2015 3:55:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Time ^ | 1/19/15 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    ....researchers looked at the diets of children ages 2 to 11 and teens aged 12 to 19 from 2003-2010. They found that pizza makes up about 20% of kids’ daily calories on days when they eat pizza—and despite the insistence of some politicians that pizza should be considered a vegetable for its ample tomato sauce, those calories aren’t coming from an onslaught of veggies.....
  • Maryland couple want ‘free-range’ kids, but not all do

    01/15/2015 5:02:57 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 114 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | January 14, 2015 | Donna St. George
    It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they are being investigated for neglect for the Dec. 20 trek — in a case they say reflects a clash of ideas about how safe the world is and whether parents are free to make their own choices about raising their children. “We wouldn’t have let them do it if we didn’t think they...
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Rules State Can Force Chemotherapy On Teen

    01/08/2015 11:55:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 1/8/15 | Josh Kovner
    HARTFORD — The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Windsor Locks teen is not legally mature enough to decide against life-saving chemotherapy. The unanimous decision, after a 75-minute hearing, upheld a lower court ruling that the state can force treatment for Hodgkin´s lymphoma on the girl, identified as Cassandra C. The state Department of Children and Families had been awarded custody of the child, who is "doing well" with chemotherapy at Connecticut Children´s Medical Center, a lawyer for the state told the justices. The court Thursday heard arguments from lawyers for Cassandra and her mother, Jackie Fortin, who supports
  • Ruining Everything

    01/08/2015 4:44:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Adults are awful. Is there anything adults don’t eventually ruin? The economy was ruined by adults, the national debt was rung up by adults. Wars, famine, you name anything and somewhere there’s an adult somewhere on the verge of ruining it. The ruining of things was generally reserved for adulthood, making things more expensive or illegal for adults to engage in. But kids, well, they’d been left largely alone to be kids. Over the last few decades the line of fun ruining has been creeping down, younger and younger, to the point now that kids have gone from being kids...
  • Parents turn kids in to police after seeing burglary video on the news

    01/07/2015 8:17:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    abc11 ^ | , January 01, 2015 | Nicole Carr
    FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- The parents of two teens involved in a Fayetteville store burglary have turned their sons in to police after seeing the surveillance footage on ABC11. Police said Thursday that the parents of 14- and 16-year-old brothers returned home from Watch Night Service, had recorded the evening news, and recognized their sons in the surveillance. "I'm just glad the parents decided to do the right thing," said Jesse Hill, the co-owner of Tech Boyz, who provided the surveillance video to ABC11. The video, which aired on New Year's Eve, showed five teens breaking into the store at 2126...
  • Mom and dad move to college with daughter [video]

    12/31/2014 4:21:00 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 30, 2014 | Fox News Videos
    Overprotective parents hurting child's growth?