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  • 'Spoiled' New Jersey teen Rachel Canning says boyfriend choked her, gets restraining order

    07/23/2014 3:41:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Daily News ^ | 23/7/14 | Meg Wagner
    The New Jersey teenager who sued her parents has received a domestic violence restraining order against the boyfriend her mom and dad always hated. Rachel Canning, 18, made headlines last year when she moved out of her family's Lincoln Park home, then demanded her parents pay her child support. The family had been fighting for months over Rachel's wild behavior.... .....
  • NJ teen who sued parents obtains restraining order against boyfriend

    07/23/2014 2:40:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7-23-14 | Fox News
    The New Jersey teen who made headlines when she sued her parents for child support after moving out of their home was back in court Wednesday, this time to obtain a temporary restraining order against her boyfriend, The Star-Ledger reported. Rachael Canning, the honor student who sued her parents earlier this year for $650 a week, the remainder of her Catholic school tuition and attorney fees, obtained the order against her beau, Lucas Kitzmiller, 18. He was the teen her parents reportedly asked her to stop seeing at the time of the initial suit. Canning' father said Kitzmiller choked her...
  • When It Comes to Parents, It Isn't "The More The Merrier"

    07/16/2014 4:53:15 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 2 replies
    National Organization for Marriage ^ | July 14, 2014 | National Organization for Marriage
    Blogging for the Ruth Institute, Jennifer Johnson recounted her experience of growing up with five parents. The piece responds to claims by Masha Gessen, a prominent LGBT activist who was recently honored by the state department, who has famously celebrated her own unorthodox family as the shape of things to come: I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally… I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage....
  • Parents Rescued by Navy Warship Plan to File Lawsuit (They're Baaaack!!)

    07/11/2014 2:30:24 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/10/14 | ABC News staff
    The parents who were stranded at sea with their two young daughters and had to be rescued by a U.S. Navy warship say they plan to sue their satellite phone carrier and hope any monetary winnings will allow them to help repay the government's cost of their rescue. “To see people show up to help you like that is pretty amazing,” Eric Kaufman told ABC News, referring to the team from California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing that parachuted out of a plane into the frigid waters off the coast of Mexico to save his family. Kaufman and his...
  • Obama: My Amnesty Programs Not Luring ´Misinformed´ Parents to Send Kids to US

    07/09/2014 7:58:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7/9/14 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama does not believe his temporary amnesty program for illegal immigrant children has exacerbated the border crisis even though the number of illegal immigrant kids crossing the border spiked the year after he unilaterally enacted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012. In fact, Obama thinks programs like DACA and a comprehensive amnesty bill are ways to solve the border crisis. Addressing the press Wednesday after meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry to discuss the border crisis in Dallas, Obama, when asked if programs like DACA have caused or contributed to the crisis,
  • Orphan Davion Only who became famous is thrown out by adoptive parents

    07/04/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2014 | By Associated Press
    The orphaned Florida teen whose impassioned plea for a family to 'love him forever' prompted an outpouring of sympathy from around the country has been removed from his foster home following a physical altercation with another child and the father. After 16 years of floundering in foster care, after taking the pulpit at a St. Petersburg church last September asking someone - anyone - to adopt him, after his story was shared around the world and 10,000 people offered to help or take him home, Davion Only moved to Ohio in March to live with the parents who had promised...
  • Hundreds of furious protestors block road for buses carrying illegal immigrants

    07/02/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2014 | James Nye
    "A crowd of 300 angry protestors forced three buses carrying 140 undocumented migrant children and their parents to turn around in Murrieta, California, on Tuesday after they blocked the road. The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government's plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Holding up banners that said 'Return to Sender' and suggesting the children should be sent to the White House instead, the irate protestors succeeded when...
  • FBI: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents have received threats

    06/07/2014 6:15:32 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | 06-07-2014 | Michael Martinez
    (CNN) -- As the controversy surrounding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl release gains growing attention, Bergdahl's family is now the target of recent threats, according to an FBI spokesman. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl family have received threats following his release after five years in captivity at the hands of the Taliban, an FBI spokesman told CNN on Saturday. "We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously," FBI Special Agent William Facer said in an e-mail. Facer declined to detail the nature and severity of the threats. Additionally, the military spokesperson for the Bergdahl family...
  • Father of girl who stabbed friend proudly shared her sketch of horror creature on DEADBOY Instagram

    06/04/2014 12:10:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6-4-14 | Will Payne
    The father of one of the girls accused of brutally stabbing a school friend to pay homage to an eerie horror story character, apparently encouraged his daughter's sick obsession by proudly posting a sketch the 12-year-old drew of the scary figure on Instagram. Morgan Geyser, 12, drew the sinister stickman, inspired by an online ghost story about a ghoulish child killer called Slender Man, on a napkin and left it in the family home while she was out with her parents were out for dinner. But far from being alarmed by the disturbing sketch, Morgan's father Matt seemed to find...
  • Who Owns Our Kids Anyway?

    05/20/2014 2:31:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    On Valentine's Day 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families took into emergency custody then-14-year-old Justina Pelletier because the doctors at Tufts Medical Center and doctors at Boston Children's Hospital collided over the diagnosis of her rare medical condition. But when medical egos and battles lead to a child's being torn from her parents by judges ruling on dubious grounds, isn't it time to confess that something is seriously askew in society and even under the stethoscope? Fox News recently summarized the 15-month custody catastrophe by explaining that Tufts was originally treating Justina for a rare mitochondrial disease affecting...
  • Exclusive: We'll never give her back! Biological family of 9-year-old girl ripped from foster parent

    05/16/2014 10:18:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 May 2014 | By Will Payne and Sara Malm
    "The biological family of a little girl taken from her foster parents and returned to her jailbird father have branded her adoptive mom and dad, ‘selfish’ for fighting to get her back and vowed never to give her up again. Sonya, aged nine, had been in the care of Kim and David Hodgin, from Dickson, Tennessee for more than seven years, but she was recently handed over to ex-con John McCaul in Omaha, Nebraska. The Hodgin family have released a heart-breaking phone conversation, revealing Sonya’s desperate pleas, begging to be reunited with them."
  • Kindergarten show canceled so kids can keep studying to become ‘college and career ready.’ Really.

    04/28/2014 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Kindergarten show canceled so kids can keep studying to become ‘college and career ready.’ Really. By Valerie Strauss April 26 at 11:59 am An annual year-end kindergarten show has been canceled at a New York school because the kids have to keep working so they will be “college and career” ready. Really. That’s what it says in a letter (see below) sent to parents by Ellen Best-Laimit, the interim principal of Harley Avenue Primary School in Elwood, N.Y., and four kindergarten teachers. The play was to be staged over two days, May 14 and 15, according to the school’s calendar....
  • Parents empowered while fighting against Common Core in public schools

    03/31/2014 7:52:41 AM PDT · by usalady · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 30, 2014 | Martha
    Common Core indoctrination has become an issue in coming elections as parents target politicians who support the Federal government imposed program on school districts.
  • Gay activists hurl feces at German parents protesting pro-gay school curriculum: report

    03/29/2014 5:15:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 75 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3-28-14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    As parents in Germany have protested a new pro-homosexual “sexual diversity” curriculum in their schools, homosexual activists have attacked them by hurling feces and destroying their property, according to the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, which documents anti-Christian incidents in Europe. "Protesters were physically attacked and it was felt that the police failed to protect the parents’ basic right of assembly," said a statement from the Observatory describing incidents at recent rallies in Baden-Württemberg and Cologne. According to eyewitnesses, says the Observatory, "Christian parents were shouted at with obscenities.” "They were spit at, eggs were thrown, and little...
  • Charter school success ignored and stymied by U.S. Senators

    03/22/2014 8:29:03 AM PDT · by usalady · 5 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 22, 2014 | Martha
    There is growing evidence that charter schools are empowering parents, pioneering fresh teaching methods, encouraging state and local innovation and help students escape underperforming schools.
  • ‘Spoiled’ 18-year-old Cheerleader Moving Back in With Parents After Judge Throws Out Her Lawsuit

    03/13/2014 9:38:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/12/2014
    A New Jersey cheerleader who sued her parents for child support after she moved out was today pictured leaving her family's home with her mother after returning to the house this week. In an apparent sign that the family were attempting to return to normality after their embarrassment, Rachel Canning, 18, climbed into her car to head to school on Thursday while her mother Elizabeth climbed into a separate vehicle. They were followed by her father Sean and a younger sibling. Rachel returned to the Morris County home with her tail between her legs on Tuesday night after a judge...
  • Students and parents rejecting costly college loan burden

    03/08/2014 5:14:01 PM PST · by usalady · 10 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 8, 2014 | Martha
    Students and parents rejecting costly college loan burdens Higher education accompanied by student debt is losing its appeal for many college-age Americans and their parents. The result could be a move by many colleges and universities to find ways to cut costs and even offer tuition discounts.
  • Judge rejects financial support requests by New Jersey teen suing parents

    03/05/2014 7:26:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-5-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Rachel Canning, 18, of Morris Catholic High School, was denied her requests for child support of $654 a week as well as thousands of dollars in attorney fees and immediate reimbursement of her high school tuition. Morris County Court Judge Peter Bogaard also ruled that Rachel’s parents must keep her on their health insurance policy and keep status quo on all college savings accounts set up for her. *************** “This whole thing is just destroying our family,” Sean Canning told The Post. “We love our daughter. She’s our pride and joy. The door is wide open. We want her to...
  • These Children are Mine and the State Can’t Have Them

    02/15/2014 7:55:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Rob Morse
    Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville said that children belong to all of us. No, they donÂ’t. IÂ’ve seen what happens to children when they are owned by the state. State ownership of children leads to neglect. It cripples children, so donÂ’t do it. That is so glaringly obvious that I wonder why Harris-Perry and Reville say otherwise.IÂ’ve cleaned up the mess of state owned children. My son came from an Eastern European orphanage. Many children died there. He was examined by a foreign doctor before he was given an immigration visa. His medical...
  • Is the American Dream Dead?

    02/13/2014 11:39:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture Challenge of the Week: No Future for our Kids? President Obama recently warned Americans that too many members of our society never climb the ladder to success—they’re defeated before they even begin. When children have no future, it poses “a fundamental threat to the American Dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe.” He actually got that right. According to a recent Pew study, “[m]ore than 40 percent of Americans raised in the bottom quintile of the family income ladder remain stuck there as adults.” It’s a tragedy to see human potential go to...
  • Sexual abuse of students by teachers often ignored and unpunished

    02/07/2014 9:44:37 AM PST · by usalady · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 7, 2014 | Martha
    Alert parents are becoming aware that sexual abuse of students by teachers is not just an occasional problem rather something that is happening in every state in America. However some administrators choose to ignore sexual misconduct and even when it is discovered perpetrators often go unpunished.
  • Almost One in Four 26-Year-Olds Still Live with Parents

    02/07/2014 8:36:00 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 40 replies
    Breitbart: Big Gov ^ | 2/6/14 | Robert Wilde
    The survey followed 13,000 high school students who were sophomores in 2002, and checked in with them in 2012 to see where are they now. Some of the results are: -10% living with roommate(s), prompting fellow millennial Katy Waldman to write an embarrassing Slate article bearing the headline, "More 27-Year-Olds Live With Parents Than Roommates" -53.8 percent made less than $25,000 from employment in 2011 -40% had been unemployed for one or more months since January 2009 -13% reported they were neither working for pay nor taking postsecondary courses -60.2 % of those who had enrolled in college, reported they...
  • A Georgia Mother's Desperate Plea (Common Core)

    02/04/2014 12:34:57 PM PST · by RobaWho · 18 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Feb 4, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Establishment republicans simply don't get it. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and presumed 2016 GOP Presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, are both big government elitists eager to use the massive machinery of government to implement a "brilliant federal scheme"; one guaranteed to damage public education as much as ObamaCare is damaging our nation's healthcare industry. Barack Obama will forever be associated with the nightmare known as ObamaCare. Yet, very few parents, taxpayers, educators and citizens understand the disastrous potential of Obama's hostile takeover of every single aspect of public education. How two so-called conservative republicans, Georgia's Nathan Deal and Fox News' Mike...
  • Parents reject Common Core indoctrination and lawmakers in many states agree

    02/03/2014 12:35:32 PM PST · by usalady · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 3, 2014 | Martha
    Common Core State Standards are under pressure by parents and lawmakers are getting the message. They are using legislation to boot the U.S. Department of Education’s indoctrination of students in their districts.
  • Parents revolt against public schools leave buildings empty

    01/31/2014 1:28:43 PM PST · by usalady · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Martha
    As those in power continues to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the “deciders” as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America. According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
  • Reverence or Ruin: How the 4th Commandment is Necessary for Civilization

    05/26/2010 1:47:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 221+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/25/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Fix it or Forget it – It cannot be underestimated how important the family is for the very existence of society and civilization. The widespread breakdown of the family in our own time already shows the grave results that flow from such a breakdown. Can our civilization be secure or stable if such a breakdown is allowed to continue? The importance of the family for the life and well-being of society entails a particular responsibility for society to support and strengthen marriage and the family. Authority, stability, and a life of relationships within the family constitute the foundations for...
  • Social workers take children from families who overfeed them

    01/02/2014 9:36:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Express ^ | December 29, 2013 | Matthew Davis
    One child had a BMI measurement of 35, which for a six-foot man would mean weighing 19st. Britain's obesity epidemic, which sees NHS hospitals dealing with 1,000 cases every day, is a reversal of the traditional problem when children were undernourished. Increasingly social workers find youngsters being fed a high-fat, sugary diet, which can be just as bad for their health. The phenomenon is known as "killing with kindness" because the child craves the unhealthy food and a loving parent feels unable to say no. Professionals say they have to make complex decisions in care proceedings and a family's gross...
  • Coca Cola Life - Ser Padres HD (The best pro-life commercial)

    12/30/2013 9:40:58 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Dec 3, 2013 | santobuenosaires
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sNlcwAh83Y Great commercial.
  • Facebook ‘basically dead and buried’ among teens, as their parents increasingly embrace it: study

    12/29/2013 6:20:53 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 75 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | December 27, 2013 | Matthew Sparkes
    A study of how older teenagers use social media has found that Facebook is “not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried” and is being replaced by simpler social networks such as Twitter and Snapchat, an expert has claimed. Young people now see the site as “uncool” and keep their profiles live purely to stay in touch with older relations, among whom it remains popular. Prof Daniel Miller of University College London, an anthropologist who worked on the European Union-funded research, wrote in an article for the academic news website The Conversation: “Mostly they feel embarrassed even...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Vulgarity invades entire culture; few options for escape

    12/28/2013 5:43:13 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 12-28-13 | Jonah Goldberg
    Newspapers are among the last places in America that have close to zero tolerance for [expletive deleted]. I could give you a hint about what word is between the brackets, but I’d best not for fear of arousing the ire of the editing Comstocks. About twice a year, I quote a profanity from a public figure, using just the first letter of the word and then some bowdlerizing asterisks for the rest. No dice, my editor tells me. You’re writing for a family newspaper. There was a time when such standards were the norm at major media institutions in America....
  • Family battling Massachusetts hospital to bring daughter home

    12/21/2013 5:51:00 AM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | Decccccc20, 2013 | Karen Lee, Joseph Wenzel IV
    The saga goes back to February. The 15-year-old was getting treated for Mitochondrial Disease, which affects the muscles. When symptoms grew worse, Justina Pelletier ended up at Boston Children's Hospital. Doctors there came up with a startling diagnosis. They said Justina wasn't physically sick, but mentally sick with Somatoform Disorder. It's a mental illness where someone actually experiences physical pain. When her parents tried to take her out of the hospital, they were stopped. It's now become a custody battle between the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and her parents.
  • Colorado school shooter's parents: 'Shattered' and mystified

    12/17/2013 2:15:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/16/13 | Tracy Connor
    **SNIP** A classmate told NBC News that Karl Pierson was an avid reader of a notorious bomb-making bible, "The Anarchist Cookbook" and was packing a grudge against debate coach Tracy Murphy, the school librarian. “Speech and debate was his life, and the fact that he wasn’t there crushed him a little bit and made him really tense and angry,” Joe Redmond, the team co-captain said. He said Pierson and Murphy “did not get along, and whatever it was escalated to a death threat.”
  • It Gets So Quiet So Fast

    12/13/2013 8:26:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2013 | Mona Charen
    "Our house is as quiet as a tomb." So said a friend who's at the same stage of life -- that is, a mother of three with only one child still living at home. Her youngest, unlike mine, is an introvert, but like my Ben, he is exceedingly busy in his last years of high school, thus leaving the house echoing with emptiness. As a college sophomore, I visited my academic adviser with a problem. "I don't know what I'm going to do after graduation," I confessed. He cocked his head sideways. "Most people don't come to me with this...
  • Common Core’s Uncommon Opponents

    12/06/2013 12:03:31 PM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 5, 2013 | Tony Perkins
    If there’s one thing education experts agree on, it’s that Common Core isn’t creating a lot of common alliances! In an interesting political twist, the President’s national standards seem to be producing plenty of strange partnerships. Republicans and Democrats are reaching across the aisle for and against the policy, while tea partiers hatch odd coalitions with teachers unions and President Obama saddles up with Exxon-Mobil. The coalitions around Common Core are as diverse as they are unpredictable. “That wonderful old line [is] that the problem with national standards is: Republicans don’t do ‘national’ and Democrats don’t do ‘standards,” said one...
  • SEAL's Parents: Obama's Rules Of Engagement Killing Our Troops

    11/13/2013 10:52:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/13/13 | Fox
    Vid at link.
  • Jindal: Government Tells 'Parents to Sit Down and Shut Up'

    10/23/2013 9:01:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 10/23/13 | Michael Warren
    An organization representing Louisiana parents shouldn't be allowed to intervene in a federal lawsuit against the state's school voucher program, the Department of Justice said in a response to a motion requesting legal intervention. The Louisiana chapter of the Black Alliance for Educational Opportunities, a group of parents who seek to improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, filed a motion to intervene in the DOJ's lawsuit against Louisiana's school voucher program, which the Obama administration says violates a Carter-era desegregation court order. The DOJ response says the organization's application does not satisfy criteria for a right to intervene and does...
  • DA: Heroin In Baby Bottle Caused Marshfield Infant’s 2011 Death

    10/14/2013 5:15:30 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 4 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | October 11, 2013
    MARSHFIELD (CBS) – A Quincy couple has been indicted on charges in the death of their infant daughter in Marshfield two years ago. Five-month-old Mya Barry died of opiate poisoning on September 23, 2011 after drinking from a bottle containing baby formula and heroin, prosecutors said EMTs found Barry on the living room floor of the family’s apartment on Castle Green. She was described as being cold to the touch, not breathing, and her pupils were fixed and dilated. CPR was unsuccessful, and Barry died at the hospital. At the time, police say they found three grams of heroin and...
  • Jerry Brown signs California bill allowing more than two parents

    10/05/2013 8:37:32 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 28 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/05/2013 | Christopher Cadelago
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation allowing children to have more than two parents. Leno's measure grew out of an appellate court case involving a biological mother, her same-sex partner and a man who had an affair with the mother while she was temporarily separated from her female lover. In the 2011 case, the California Court of Appeal held that courts could not recognize more than two parents even if doing so would protect the child from harm.
  • Parents charged after toddler wearing only shoes found wandering in Huntington, WV

    09/23/2013 11:37:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    WOWK ^ | staff
    HUNTINGTON, WV - A mom and dad are facing charges after officers say the parents had no idea the toddler was found in a store parking lot wearing nothing but shoes. Charles Grieco, 41, and Patricia Grieco, 40, of Baltimore Street in Huntington, are charged with felony child neglect, according to court documents. Officers with the Huntington Police Department say they found a two-year-old boy in the parking lot of a store in the 2900 block of 5th Avenue Sunday morning. Officers say the boy only had shoes on and managed to walk across Irvine Avenue to the parking lot...
  • Domestic Espionage and Your Child's Safety

    09/17/2013 3:41:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, WCSC-TV reported that after Benjamin and Hope Jordan relocated to Charleston, S.C., they needed to find a baby sitter for their 7-month-old son, Finn, but what they found was a wolf in sheep's clothing. Benjamin and Hope wanted a loving, nurturing baby sitter, just like any other concerned parents who work during the day but have no family or friends to watch their child. They had done their homework and thought they had discovered her in 21-year-old Alexis Khan. She passed a background check and had credible work experience as a baby sitter, and both of Finn's parents...
  • Turns Out Your Kids Really Did Love That Music You Played

    09/06/2013 2:28:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    NPR ^ | September 06, 2013 | Nancy Shute
    Way back in the 1980s, were you the one playing "When Doves Cry" over and over? Well, don't be surprised if your kids wind up doing the same thing. Young adults have strong positive memories of the music their parents loved when they were the same age, a study finds. That flies in the face of the cultural stereotype that children reject their parents' taste in music. Participants in a study on musical memory didn't just say they remembered and loved the music that was popular in the early '80s, when their parents were young. They also loved the music...
  • TV Continues Assault on Parents

    09/02/2013 8:04:01 AM PDT · by digitalrainmaker · 10 replies
    Right Wing Patriot ^ | 9/2/2013 | Jeff Francis
    It’s hard being a parent in today’s world. Everywhere you look, your child is being constantly being exposed to influences that most likely run counter to your beliefs. Kids today are hyper-exposed to sexuality, vulgarity, violence, and a culture that little values discipline, manners, and respect. A parent’s authority is undermined on many fronts, with the classroom being an example, but one of the most effective tools against the authority of parents is television.The progressive left has been targeting the youth of America for decades as they have long recognized that children are the most impressionable and that if they...
  • 3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don't Leave the Church

    08/24/2013 10:20:59 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 51 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8-24-13 | John Daniel
    "What do we do about our kids?" The group of parents sat together in my office, wiping their eyes. I'm a high school pastor, but for once, they weren't talking about 16-year-olds drinking and partying. Each had a story to tell about a "good Christian" child, raised in their home and in our church, who had walked away from the faith during the college years. These children had come through our church's youth program, gone on short-term mission trips, and served in several different ministries during their teenage years. Now they didn't want anything to do with it anymore. And,...
  • Sexualizing Children Is Not ‘Cute’… It Has Consequences (image)

    08/14/2013 4:20:42 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8-14-2013 | Doug Giles
  • Worried about finances, parents opt for ‘one and done’

    08/08/2013 1:12:16 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 8, 2013 | Allison Linn
    The weak economy of the past five years could end up exacerbating a long-term trend toward more one-child families, as the cloud of financial uncertainty causes some parents to fret about the burden of taking on everything from daycare costs to college tuition for more than one child. The percentage of women who reach ages 40 to 44 and have given birth to just one child has risen sharply over the past few decades, from nearly 10 percent in 1976 to nearly 19 percent in 2010, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data available. That age range signals...
  • A Rising Share of Young Adults Live in Their Parents’ Home. A Record 21.6 Million In 2012

    08/02/2013 7:37:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    PEW RESEARCH ^ | 08/02/2013 | Richard Fry
    In 2012, 36% of the nation’s young adults ages 18 to 31—the so-called Millennial generation—were living in their parents’ home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. This is the highest share in at least four decades and represents a slow but steady increase over the 32% of their same-aged counterparts who were living at home prior to the Great Recession in 2007 and the 34% doing so when it officially ended in 2009. A record total of 21.6 million Millennials lived in their parents’ home in 2012, up from 18.5 million of their...
  • Babies with three parents could be born by 2015 after controversial genetic treatment...

    06/28/2013 4:45:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/27/13 | Jenny Hope
    The first baby with three parents could be born as early as 2015 after a landmark decision to move ahead on a controversial genetic treatment. Britain could become the first country to sanction the creation of babies with three genetic parents, despite fears it might lead to ‘designer babies’. The Government will publish draft regulations later this year that will bring techniques a step closer to giving women affected by devastating hereditary diseases the chance to have healthy children. The techniques involve replacing defective DNA in the mother’s egg with material from a donor egg. The resulting healthy child would...
  • Working Moms and Unemployed Dads

    06/07/2013 6:28:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Between the baby boomers on one hand and Generations X, Y and Z on the other, cultural and economic changes have transformed the landscape of our culture. It's difficult to wrap a description around what sociologists call a "cohort." "I'm not a real person yet," says a 27-year-old college graduate in the movie "Frances Ha," the latest and hippest of the contemporary coming-of-age scenarios. She has no credit card and explains that she even has to look for a cash machine to pay a dinner check. But if she doesn't yet feel mature enough to assume "personhood," at least she...
  • Parents can prevent teens’ drug use despite doubts, report finds

    05/26/2013 12:00:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Science Recorder ^ | Saturday, May 25, 2013 | James Fluere
    A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has revealed some interesting findings on the amount of influence parents think they have over their teens when it comes to preventing them from using illicit drugs, tobacco or alcohol. In fact, the new report reveals that parents are among the most effective factors in preventing children’s substance use. Unfortunately, there are a lot of parents who don’t think this is the case. The reports shows that 22.3 percent of parents believe what they talk about with their teens has very little impact on whether or not...
  • Nearly 70% of Adoption Credit Claims Were Audited by IRS

    05/24/2013 12:08:02 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Add another item to the list of red flags that may get you audited: Adopting a child. The Internal Revenue Service mishandled tax returns of adoptive families, flagging for further review 90% of those who claimed the adoption tax credit for the 2012 filing season. And a report by the federal agency’s Taxpayer Advocate Service also found that nearly 70% of adoptive families — more than 35,000 — had at least a partial audit of their tax return. By contrast, just one percent of all returns are audited.