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  • What Mothers Need To Make Us Strong

    05/10/2020 8:14:49 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 4 replies
    What Mothers Need To Make Us Strong When families are strong, the nation is strong. What makes families strong is love and that love is centred on the mother. Australia’s most conservative recent Prime Minister was a staunch opponent of unnecessary taxes. But he had his own proposal to tax big business to protect and nurture the family. He wanted every mother on incomes up to $AUD150,000 (much closer to $100,000 in US dollars on typical exchange rates) to be able to have 6 months fully paid leave to be with a new baby. The $AUD150,000 cap was reduced to...
  • Why Depressed Moms Often Depress Their Kids, And How To Stop The Cycle

    05/04/2020 6:22:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 4, 2020 | A.D.P. Efferson
    Carrying the weight of a parent’s unhappiness is a heavy burden for a child. It makes sense that children prone to self-blame would develop anxiety from their mother's depression. We’ve all heard the saying, “If mom’s unhappy, everyone’s unhappy.” I think it’s a little unfair to moms, but it’s meant as a playful way of saying what most of us have experienced at some point: Moms set the mood for the family. If mom is unhappy, the whole family feels it. Mothers wield tremendous influence in the home, and for most families this isn’t a problem.Moms can have ups and...
  • Harvard Law Prof Calls for Ban on Homeschooling, Saying It's 'Dangerous' to Leave Children with Their Parents 24/7

    04/20/2020 6:56:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/20/2020 | Paula Bolyard
    It's ironic at a time when 56 million children in the U.S. are being homeschooled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that Harvard Magazine would publish an article calling for a ban on homeschooling. The article by Erin O'Donnell, headlined "The Risks of Homeschooling," sets up one straw man after another to make the case that the government must step in to protect children from their own parents—who are presumed guilty and ill-qualified to care for their own children. Elizabeth Bartholet, faculty director of Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program, told the magazine that homeschooling deprives children of their...
  • Dispatches From Isolation Vol 5

    04/16/2020 5:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | April16, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    This is the latest in a continuing series of thoughts, half-columns, policy observations, and parenting journals during life spent inside. It’s all very odd how normal this has becomeThe first time I wore gloves to the store I kept them in my pocket, determined to not need them. The idea felt weird. “What am I, Michael Jackson?” I thought. But sitting in the parking lot of the Safeway at 2:00 am (the best time to go, if your grocery store is 24 hours), I was uneasy: will I or won’t I? By the time I got to the automatic doors...
  • The Schoolwork My Kids Are Bringing Home Exposes Public Schools’ Radical Leftist Politics

    04/06/2020 6:44:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 6, 2020 | Beth Feeley
    Schools are likely to continue home e-learning efforts in the upcoming weeks as we continue through the pandemic. Parents, use this time to find out what your kids are studying. “Mom, can you look at this assignment?” A few weeks ago, before the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic forced my school-aged children home, I looked at the homework sheet my high school-age child was referring to and quickly realized what prompted the question. The freshman world history reading assignment was about parents raising “theybies.” Scratching my head, I read through the assigned article, which included definitions such as “gender is a social...
  • 50 Cent slammed for joke about Dwyane Wade’s transgender daughter and R. Kelly

    02/24/2020 2:08:28 PM PST · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | February 24, 2020 | 12:31pm | Eileen Reslen
    The internet is not laughing after 50 Cent made a joke about Dwyane Wade‘s transgender daughter, Zaya. The “Power” producer shared a meme on Sunday that featured an image of Wade, 38, and R. Kelly during New York Fashion Week in 2016. A talk bubble above Kelly reads, “Heard you had a daughter now,” while one above the former NBA star reads, “U touch her I’ll kill ya.” “LOL NOW THIS SOME FUNNY S–T,” 50 Cent, 44, captioned the post. Kelly, 53, has been accused of sexually abusing several minors. He also faces racketeering, sex-trafficking and bribery charges in Brooklyn...
  • What Today’s Insanely Left Democratic Party Is Doing With Virginia Will Scare You

    02/07/2020 8:11:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 7, 2020 | Ashley Bateman
    Virginia Democrats mistake their legislative control as a mandate for extreme liberal social re-engineering — and it shows where the rest of the party is headed. For the first time in 26 years, Virginians voted a Democrat majority into both the state’s House and Senate. Four weeks into the General Assembly, the new majority is voting in laws restricting parents’ rights, removing religious protections, and disturbing rights traditional to Virginians.“The aggressive onslaught of hostile legislation is new this year,” said Victoria Cobb, president of the Family Foundation of Virginia. “Virginia has never even had a public policy discussion about forcing...
  • Canadian Appeals Court Rules Father Can’t Stop Teen Daughter From Taking Male Hormones

    01/14/2020 9:57:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 14, 2020 | Jeremia Keenan
    Last Friday, the highest court in British Columbia, Canada, ruled that a father could not prevent doctors from giving his 15-year-old daughter testosterone injections to 'affirm' her transgender male identity. Last Friday, the highest court in British Columbia, Canada, ruled that a father could not prevent doctors from giving his 15-year-old daughter testosterone injections to “affirm” her transgender male identity. The court also ruled that the father, Clark*, must “acknowledge and refer to [his daughter Maxine*] as male,” and refrain from talking to the media about her case.The decision concludes a nearly year-long appeals process that has garnered significant attention...
  • Alicia Keys ‘Frustrated’ That 4-Year-Old Son Didn’t Want to Be Seen in Public with Rainbow Manicure

    11/12/2019 5:41:22 PM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2019 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys said in an Instagram video that she was “frustrated” that her 4-year-old son didn’t want to be seen in public with a rainbow manicure and lamented the “judgments” and “stereotypes” that are provoked when men want to express their “feminine energy” and vice versa. “He’s in the chair and he’s like ‘I want rainbow.’ So he tells the lady that he wants rainbow colors on his nails,” Keys explained. “And after he painted his nails, he looked at me and said ‘Mommy, I don’t want this on my nails.’ And I was like why? You were...
  • Are We Ready for the Breastfeeding Father?

    10/18/2019 10:10:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2019 | Carl Cederstrom
    We are unlikely to stumble upon dads openly suckling their babies anytime soon. The hormones are not without side effects; they inevitably entail some degree of breast growth. But as technology has made it increasingly feasible, the potential impact of male breastfeeding on gender roles — who takes on what sort of parenting duties, and all of the consequences that result from those early first choices — looms larger than ever. And at least one man is excited about the possibilities. “I just thought, ‘How cool if it would work!’” Mr. Bengtsson said. “Just imagine the extraordinary consequences it...
  • A psychologist shares the 7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ confidence and self-esteem

    09/07/2019 5:50:41 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/7/19 | Amy Morin
    1. Letting them escape responsibility While you might think chores will weigh your kids down and add to their stress level, pitching in around the house will help them become more responsible citizens. Doing age-appropriate duties helps them feel a sense of mastery and accomplishment. So whether you tell your child to help with the laundry or take the trash out, responsibilities are opportunities for kids to see themselves as capable and competent. 2. Preventing them from making mistakes It’s tough to watch your child fail, get rejected or mess up on something. When this happens, so many parents rush...
  • How our children surprised Americans

    09/06/2019 10:09:38 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 66 replies
    (in Russian) ^ | 09/05/2019
    A blog entry intended for the Russian readers by a Russian mum who moved to the USA's Harvard from Russia with her husband and two children. The people who're interested in cultural differences might like this text. Translated from Russian. *** When we came to the USA I immediately took notice that the US children were very different from ours and that wasn’t just about that there were some black children. It was about their behavior, speaking and almost everything. My children, in turn, became objects of curiosity for my new American female friends and the school teachers. They took...
  • Who’s Minding the Kids?

    08/28/2019 8:24:38 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 1 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | August 28, 2019 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    I was sitting in a Sunday School class, and was probably around eight or nine years old. I cannot remember what the Scripture was that day. However, the room was brought into a very serious state of mind as we were presented with something and were asked to sign it. I had never entered into a contract before, but had a sense that it was a very serious thing. The contract was known as the “pledge.” The point was a promise: not to smoke or drink before age 21. I was not entirely sure of the point of the exercise....
  • Parents, Your Children Are Your Most Important Job

    07/01/2019 2:44:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | July 1, 2019 | John Dempsey
    There is one guarantee in life. We will pass from this earth, and our children will fill our void. The level of involvement in kids' lives matter if you care anything about the future of America.An article recently published in Psychology Today discussed a study that occurred over the course of several years. The research determined that four different primary parenting practices affect children later in adulthood. The four different types are the following: authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and neglectful. The study determined that parents who fall into the category of authoritative raised the most mentally and emotionally stable children. The four categories...
  • Brawl erupts between parents, coaches at youth baseball game

    06/19/2019 1:50:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 19, 2019 | 3:54pm | Joshua Rhett Miller
    <p>A little league game turned into a giant brawl between parents and coaches in Colorado — and cops are looking to identify the participants.</p> <p>“These coaches and parents, unhappy with a baseball game involving 7-year-olds and a 13-year-old umpire, took over the field and began assaulting each other,” police said on Facebook of the fight at Westgate Elementary School in Lakewood.</p>
  • NBA Star Dwyane Wade on Supporting His [11 year old] Son’s Attendance at Miami Pride

    06/19/2019 12:22:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies ^ | 6/18/19 | Ramin Setoodeh
    NBA star Dwyane Wade spoke to Variety about why it was important for him to support his younger son attending a pride parade last spring. In April, Wade’s then 11-year-old son Zion posted pictures of himself at Miami Pride.... “I don’t really talk about it much because it’s Zion’s story to tell,” Wade said to Variety during an interview... Wade said he was surprised that his love for his son resulted in some backlash on social media. “This is my job as a father,” Wade said. “I’m very uneasy.... Wade is at Cannes Lions this week to speak about his...
  • Growing Up By Proxy

    03/19/2019 7:25:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-19-19 | MOTUS
    Helicopter parenting, the practice of hovering anxiously near one’s children, monitoring their every activity, is so 20th century. Some affluent mothers and fathers now are more like snowplows: machines chugging ahead, clearing any obstacles in their child’s path to success, so they don’t have to encounter failure, frustration or lost opportunities. – NYT Snowplowing, more appropriately known as bulldozing, is a large reason why millennials, and now the GenZ cohort, are having trouble in life and at work. A third of millennials fail to even make it through their three-month probation periods. It appears when left to their own...
  • 3 Struck and Killed While Trying to Fix Flat Tire, Police Search for Driver

    03/11/2019 3:01:04 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 33 replies
    NBCDFW.COM ^ | 3-10-2019 10:35AM | Catherine Park and Maria Guerrero
    Officers are searching for the man they say struck and killed three people while they were trying to change a flat tire on Interstate 635 in Dallas early Sunday morning. Police said not only did Jesus Chavarria-Vasquez, the driver of the vehicle that hit them, abandon the scene, but he left his truck with his injured 12-year-old son inside.
  • Men are Human Beings too!

    11/09/2018 1:47:38 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 20 replies
    email | 11/9/2018 | unknown
    A man and his wife were getting a divorce at a local court, but the custody of their children posed a problem. The mother jumped to her feet and protested to the judge that since she had brought the children into this world, she should retain custody of them. The man also wanted custody of his children, so the judge asked for his side of the story. After a long moment of silence, the man rose from his chair and replied "Your Honor, when I put a coin into a vending machine, and a Coke comes out, does the Coke...
  • Raising white kids to be racially sensitive

    08/09/2018 8:56:20 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | August 9, 2018 | Jennifer Harvey
    Parenting in the current political climate isn't for the faint of heart. Recently, my 9-year old daughter asked me, "Mama, I know it's really bad they're putting people in jail, but do those people think, 'Well, at least I'm safe from war?' " My 7-year old daughter quickly followed up with, "Why would someone say Donald Trump is keeping us safe?" Clearly, my two white kids, like all children in the United States, are absorbing the racialized rhetoric about immigration and "others" that's everywhere right now. Numerous studies have shown the early and negative impact society's racism has on children's...