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  • Dad Shoots Daughter's Laptop Over Facebook Post

    02/10/2012 7:25:14 AM PST · by tutstar · 86 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 2 9 2012 | news yahoo
    Dad ain't putting up with no more mouth from this girl! LOL you'll love this I think. There are some bad words but not f word.
  • Child left alone in car points gun at Memphis police

    02/09/2012 5:44:36 AM PST · by armymarinemom · 30 replies
    wmctv-5 ^ | 02/06/2012 | Jamel Major
    MEMPHIS, TN -(WMC-TV) – Police say a two-year-old pointed a gun at them while they were checking on a report that the child and its siblings were left alone in a car while their mother got her nails done. It was a bizarre twist of events that left other customers wondering why a mother would leave her kids alone in such a dangerous environment. "It's a crying shame," said Nicole Eubanks, after she heard about the arrest of 23-year-old Erica Rooks. "It doesn't make any sense." Rooks is charged with marijuana possession, unlawful possession of a weapon and three counts...
  • Vanity--How Very Hard It Is to be a Stepmom In This Day and Age of Child Entitlement

    01/17/2012 6:01:07 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies
    The Guilty Parent Trap ^ | 1/12/2012 | Yvonne Collette
    Much as Western men are subconsciously boycotting marriage due to government interference, lop sided, antequated divorce laws anti-male family law courts, etc., women are starting to see the drawbacks to remarrying men who have children with former wives and even former girlfriends who hold all the power in the relationship.
  • Why Gay Parents May Be the Best Parents (Vomit warning)

    01/16/2012 2:00:55 PM PST · by nerdwithagun · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-16-2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    Gay marriage, and especially gay parenting, has been in the cross hairs in recent days. On Jan. 6, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a New Hampshire audience that children are better off with a father in prison than being raised in a home with lesbian parents and no father at all.
  • Infant, abandoned on Northeast doorstep in freezing temperatures, dies

    01/16/2012 10:42:55 AM PST · by KingofZion · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/16/2012 | unsigned
    An infant girl found wrapped in a towel on the front steps of a Northeast residence late Sunday night later died, and police are investigating the case as a homicide. A resident of the 3000 block of Channing Street, NE, was walking home when he saw the unidentified infant on the steps of another home in the same block, police said Tuesday morning. After finding the baby cold and unconscious, he brought the baby into his home and called 911. Police and Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived at the scene shortly after 11:30 p.m. and found a neighbor performing...
  • Did Christian parenting book contribute to child deaths?

    12/30/2011 5:01:11 PM PST · by TheDon · 90 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 28, 2011 | Carolyn Kellogg
    A Christian parenting book has come under fire after the deaths of three children from abuse. The families are reported to have been following the guidance of the book "To Train Up a Child" by Michael and Debi Pearl. The "Today" show reports: Hana Williams, 13, died of hypothermia after allegedly being starved, abused and locked outside by her parents. Lydia Schatz, age 7, died after being repeatedly beaten by her parents. And 4-year-old Sean Paddock suffocated after his mother wrapped him in a blanket too tightly in an effort to keep him from getting out of bed. ...
  • Following The Truth: Parents…Are You Doing Your Job? (Catholic or Open)

    12/31/2011 10:23:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies ^ | Dec 30th, 2011 | Gary Zimak
    Parents…Are You Doing Your Job? Dec 30th, 2011by Gary Zimak. Today we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family.  God values family life so highly that He willed that the Savior would be born into an ordinary family.  In fact, Jesus spent the vast majority of His life living an ordinary life with Mary and Joseph.  Rather than go with the obvious “feel good” message about family life, I’m choosing instead to use this opportunity to remind all parents of their responsibilities to their children.  In today’s society, the family is under constant attack and it’s all too easy to...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Education Question

    12/06/2011 12:13:39 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Education Question 1092. Speaking of education, what is the real reason for Catholic antipathy to our state schools? Whatever others may think of our public policy of free, compulsory, and secular education, Catholics cannot in conscience accept that system as being suitable for the education of Catholic children. The real reason is that the religious training of the children is not sufficiently provided for, the time allotted for religion being quite inadequate, even were it utilized. The State system demands the "3 R's," reading, writing and arithmetic. Catholic principles demand the "4 R's," religion, reading, writing and arithmetic; and...
  • How Teens Smuggle Booze Under Your Nose

    10/24/2011 6:48:37 AM PDT · by justlurking · 45 replies · 1+ views
    WDIV - Detroit ^ | 2011-10-19 | Click On Detroit
    You can watch the full video at the link, but I'll summarize: Under-age teens have figured out that they can soak Gummi candy (bears, worms, LifeSavers, whatever) in vodka, and then carry the candy into school, sporting events, movies, etc. The knowledge is spreading quickly through social networking like Facebook. Left overnight, the gelatin in the candy can soak up a lot of liquid. Since vodka doesn't have much of an odor, you have to eat the candy or smell it carefully to realize it has been soaked in liquor.
  • Video Of School Students Having Sex Goes Viral Online (Frisky Baltimore High Schoolers Alert)

    10/23/2011 6:34:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 2+ views
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Indecent exposure. Videos of Baltimore students having sex spreading worldwide. WJZ first broke news of both sex scandals, and there are two police investigations underway at this hour. The incidents are provoking strong opinions online. Mike Hellgren has new insight into the controversy. Video of students as young as 14, having sex on school grounds in Baltimore has spread online.
  • Luciano: 'Wicked' Munchkins spoil the experience

    10/20/2011 10:55:11 PM PDT · by Immerito · 10 replies
    Peoria Journal Star ^ | October 18, 2011 | PHIL LUCIANO
    In "The Wizard of Oz," the Scarecrow has no brains - but at "Wicked," certain parents suffer the same shortcoming. The wildly popular musical, pulling them in at the Civic Center through Oct. 30, is the prequel to the Dorothy-led shenanigans through Oz. Crowds are wowed by the theatrics and singing, and I was also blown away - by the irritating children behind me. I think it was a trio of kids, but - for all the racket they made - it might've been three dozen. They were young and small; one seemed preschool age. And they whined and kicked...
  • Four Small Things Good Parents Do That Hurt Their Kids in Big Ways (Long article)

    10/15/2011 1:38:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | October 14. 2011 | Rhonda Robinson
    We may now have scores of sophisticated books written by highly esteemed PhDs and a well-tread, lollipops over Castor oil, time-outs over spankings parenting path, but our progressive march through human history has ultimately produced adults that are… well, still childish. Worse, we’ve managed to add an extra decade to adolescence.How could this happen? It’s one of the most confounding aspects of raising children: the sheer unpredictability of the endeavor. Success is far from guaranteed. After all, everyone can name someone that was raised by “bad” parents and turned into “good” adults and vice versa.Nonetheless, with parenting (as in all...
  • Amanda Knox: A Cautionary Tale

    10/06/2011 5:41:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies ^ | October 6, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    From now on, parents who plan to send their children abroad to study in a foreign nation should sit them down in front of the TV set and watch replays of the Amanda Knox saga. It has all the elements of a true-to-life lesson in the dangers of turning young men and women barely out of their teens into innocents abroad. Youngsters -- and many parents -- are clueless when it comes to the customs and laws in other countries that lack many of the safeguards which we Americans take for granted. They should study the Amanda Knox case. It...
  • Father and daughter burned in alleged electrical theft

    09/19/2011 5:20:05 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 31 replies
    latimes ^ | 9-17-2011
    A father and his teenage daughter were in critical condition after receiving severe burns during an alleged attempt to steal electricity from high-voltage power lines in Inglewood, a police official said Saturday. L.A. County Fire officials and police responding to an explosion at a power transformer late Friday found the 52-year-old man and his 17-year-old daughter with extensive electric burns, Inglewood Police Lt. Neal Cochran said. The man had used tools to tap into a live wire, resulting in a chain reaction and causing the transformer to explode, Cochran said. The father and daughter, whose names were not released, were...
  • What teachers really want to tell parents

    09/10/2011 6:51:05 AM PDT · by erkyl · 164 replies
    CNN ^ | September 6, 2011 | Ron Clark
    Ron Clark is an award-winning teacher who started his own academy in Atlanta He wants parents to trust teachers and their advice about their students Clark says some teachers hand out A grades so parents won't bother them It's OK for kids to get in trouble sometimes; it teaches life lessons, Clark says
  • Toddlers and Tiaras: 3-year-old wears 'Pretty Woman' prostitute outfit

    09/06/2011 12:28:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 74 replies
    SFGate: The Mommy Files ^ | 9/6/11 | Amy Graff
    Last week TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras" reality show enraged the world with a shocking performance by a 4-year-old sporting fake C-cup boobs and acting like a 20-something. . . . 3-year-old Paisley struts across the stage dressed as Julia Roberts in the opening scene of the movie "Pretty Woman." In thigh-high black patent leather boots and a tight blue mini skirt,
  • National Survey: Moms spend 1150 more hours parenting than dads

    09/07/2011 5:45:18 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies
    national examiner ^ | Gillean Smith
    Equality in parenting is still a pipe dream. Nearly half (48%) of working moms say they spend more time each day parenting than on their careers, more than double that of working dads (19%), according to the "Moms Who Do More" National Report, commissioned by VTech®. Because moms are picking up so much slack at home AND at work, most moms agree "me time" is nearly extinct. Nearly 70% of working moms have an hour or less to themselves each day. And more than 20% report that they
  • Nanny State? Calif. May Force Parents To Pay Babysitters Workers’ Comp, OT

    09/02/2011 6:04:14 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | August 31, 2011
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The next time you plan a movie night without the kids, you may have to provide more than just pizza for your babysitter. Democratic lawmakers in Sacramento are fast-tracking a bill that would require workers’ compensation benefits, meal breaks and paid vacation time for all “domestic employees”, including nannies, housekeepers and even babysitters. Assembly Bill 889, authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), has already cleared the Assembly and is expected to receive overwhelming support from Senate Democrats, who control both houses of the California legislature. Under AB 889, parents legally become household “employers” and are...
  • AB 499 Passes CA Senate Permits Consent for STD Vaccinations by 12 year olds

    09/01/2011 9:31:17 PM PDT · by Fred · 25 replies
    Catholics for the Common Good ^ | 090111 | Catholics for the Common Good
    SACRAMENTO, CA, September 1, 2011--AB 499, the bill that permits 12 year old children to give consent without their parents' knowledge for vaccines or other medication to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, passed the CA Senate yesterday on a 22-17 vote. The Governor could take action on the bill any time between September 9 and October 9. Ask the governor to veto AB 499. (See how senators voted) This bill is one of the most egregious violations of parental rights, next to the right to provide abortions for minors without parent knowledge. If it passes, parents will have no right to...
  • Oregon woman loses fight to keep sons from home of child killer

    08/30/2011 11:57:40 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 9 replies
      She was a Brownie troop leader, a room mother, a Sunday school teacher and almost the definition of an Orange County soccer mom -- until she shot her two small daughters to death in 1991 while they slept in their home in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Kristine Cushing, then 39, said she was the victim of anti-depression medication, a debilitating heart condition and worry over the impending dissolution of her 17-year marriage to former Marine Corps fighter pilot John Cushing Jr. when she shot her daughters, ages 4 and 8, and then attempted to kill herself. She was found not...