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  • 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...
  • New Study Finding Lesbians Are ‘Just As Good’ As Married Biological Parents Is Fake News

    07/25/2018 8:34:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/25/2018 | Glenn Stanton
    Do children living with same-sex adults do just as well as kids raised by their mother and father in all the important measures of healthy child well-being? Because it involves children, it’s a terribly important question. The answer is an unquestioned “Absolutely! No difference whatsoever” if you listen to the LGBT movement’s media partisans. But it is not that simple.You will not find any articles by mainstream journalists taking the slightest critical look at the research they say establishes the “just as good as” fact. Your chances of finding a breezy sit-down interview with a Sasquatch are greater. Last...
  • Neighbors rush to man’s defense after he is arrested for shoving a 12-year-old boy to the ground

    06/15/2018 9:09:24 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 139 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/15/18 | Minyvonne Burke
    * William Conte, 39, was caught on video shoving a 12-year-old boy to the ground * The boy, Alex Anderson, said Conte's wife was following him and his friend * Anderson is seen in the video calling the woman a 'low life' while his friend calls her a 'pedophile' and asks if she like 'taking pictures of little children' * Conte, a father-of-two, was charged with criminal mischief and harassment * Residents have stuck up for Conte and one neighbor said the kids were trying to throw a dead snake into his wife's car A Long Island man was arrested...
  • Elementary children disciplined for mimicking obscene YouTube puppet (Jeffy the Rapper)

    05/25/2018 12:53:17 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 24 replies
    Brainerd Dispatch ^ | 2/23/18 | Gabriel Lagarde
    When there's a dark world waiting just a click away, it's a wonder how much parents have to do to protect their children from viewing inappropriate content on the internet. Then along comes Jeffy. Thursday, school officials sent a letter to Garfield Elementary School parents regarding a recent rash of obscene and disturbing behaviors by second- and third-graders. These comments and gestures, perpetrated mostly by boys, the letter stated, are tied to YouTube videos featuring a puppet called "Jeffy the Rapper." "I've been a lady working in education for 20 years. I know that kids can be kids," said Jodi...
  • Mom Shares Urgent Warning About Viral 'Fainting Challenge' After Finding Her Boy Dead

    05/24/2018 12:39:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    cafemom ^ | May 16, 2018 | Jordyn Smith
    Whether they're referred to as Internet games or challenges, there's no denying that kids have been seriously drawn to them recently. Sometimes it's for Internet fame while other times children are just curious or want the chance to feel included. Either way, kids in all age groups have been putting themselves in serious danger trying to successfully take part in them and it needs to stop. After one mom found her 12-year-old son dead while playing the "fainting challenge," she's warning other parents about the deadly game that has already taken multiple kids' lives. On Friday, 12-year-old Tua Muai was...
  • 65% Of Public School 8th Graders Not Proficient In Reading; 67% Not Proficient In Math

    05/02/2018 5:55:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    CNS News ^ | 05/01/18 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Sixty-five percent of the eighth graders in American public schools in 2017 were not proficient in reading and 67 percent were not proficient in mathematics, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress test results released by the U.S. Department of Education. The results are far worse for students enrolled in some urban districts. Among the 27 large urban districts for which the Department of Education published 2017 NAEP test scores, the Detroit public schools had the lowest percentage of students who scored proficient or better in math and the lowest percentage who scored proficient or better in reading. Only...
  • Utah’s 'free range' law necessary in today's punitive parenting culture

    03/31/2018 3:33:48 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 42 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | March 30, 2018 | Julie Gunlock
    This week, parents in one state can breathe a sigh of relief. Utah Governor Gary Herbert has made parenting a lot easier by signing a bill that legalizes “free-range” parenting. Free-range parenting allows children to play without the constant and close supervision of their parents or another adult. Devotees believe children benefit from more freedom and learn vital decision making skills while playing at parks, walking to school, or wandering the neighborhood, without a parent hovering over them. The bill’s sponsor, Utah state Senator Lincoln Fillmore recognized the benefits of free-range parenting saying, “kids need to wonder about the world,...
  • The Snitches in Your Kids' Dental Office

    03/28/2018 6:19:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    How sharper than a serpent's tooth to have a despotic pediatric dentist. Parents who decide, for whatever reason, that they don't like their children's oral care provider should be forewarned. Empowered by government "mandatory reporter" laws, dental offices are now using their authority to threaten families with child abuse charges if they don't comply with the cavity police. Mom Trey Hoyumpa shared a letter last week on Facebook from a dental office called Smiles 4 Keeps in Bartonsville, Pennsylvania. It informed her that if she did not make a dental appointment for "regular professional cleanings" for her child, she could...
  • Tucker Carlson on Parenting

    03/04/2018 5:34:15 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/4/18 | Tucker Carlson via Philosophy Insights on Twitter
    I subscribe to Philosophy Insights on YouTube and this popped up in my email today as a new posting. This has to be the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. Tucker Carlson talks about his parenting style and if you want to truly laugh at something really hilariousclick the Youtube link at the top.
  • Woman Accused of Dumping Popcorn on 2-Year-Old, Hitting Her With Container in Movie Theater

    03/03/2018 2:10:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 2/3
    A woman is under arrest for allegedly dumping popcorn on a 2-year-old child at a movie theater back in January. Detectives said 25-year-old Keri Karman and 61-year-old Charles Karman told the child to quiet down during the movie at a theater in Levittown on Long Island. The girl's mother intervened then Keri Karman put her hand over the girl's mouth and started yelling and cursing at her. Police said Keri then dumped popcorn on the girl, hit her in the head with the empty container and ran off. The little girl suffered a contusion. Both of the Karmans are charged...
  • Why Single Fathers Die Early or Have Higher Risk of Death

    02/19/2018 1:31:24 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 50 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Lena Kirakosyan
    <p>The risk of dying prematurely is more than doubled for single fathers compared to single mothers or fathers who are in a relationship. This is the result of a study done in Canada and published on February 15 by The Lancet Public Health.</p>
  • Make Peace With Your Children Before Bedtime and Don't Sacrifice Yourself

    02/17/2018 6:53:47 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 7 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 17 2018 - 9:45pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    1. Do not let your child go to sleep in tears. Always, no matter what the child has done, no matter how upset we are - before we go to bed, resentment is forgotten, everyone forgives each other, and we all embrace. I think it's not necessary to talk about the importance of a calm, full-fledged sleep for both adults and children. If you feel the need to discuss whatever happened yesterday, allow your child to have a proper night’s sleep, and then calmly discuss it in the morning. As they say, the morning is...
  • If You Don't Talk To Your Children About Love, Someone Else Will

    02/17/2018 6:20:30 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 10 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 17 2018 - 9:15pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    The first love, the first relationship and the first poems written for them - all parents need to discuss these things with their children. Archpriest Vladimir Tukalo, a father of five children, discusses exactly how to speak about these things with your child. How do you suggest we approach our children? Sit across from them and start with the words: "Son (daughter), let's talk?” Or from time to time answer some questions as they arise? There is a formula for...
  • ‘Demonic’ child screams and rampages throughout eight hour flight (video)

    02/15/2018 8:53:38 AM PST · by simpson96 · 98 replies
    Metro U.K. ^ | 2/14/2018 | Helen Smith
    A passenger on a flight from Germany to New York documented a child’s eight-hour-long tantrum. The man began filming the three-year-old climbing on seats and screaming before the Lufthansa flight had even taken off. The footage was uploaded to YouTube by Shane Townley with the title: ‘Demonic child screams and runs through an 8 hour flight.’ He writes: ‘Watch as this kid runs and screams throughout the entire flight while the mother does little to nothing to stop him. 3 years old on a 8 hour flight from Germany to Newark NJ. He never quits!’ The footage begins with the...
  • Father Turns Teen Son in to Police After Finding Child Pornography on Phone

    01/14/2018 9:21:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    KSBW ^ | Jan 11, 2018 | Chelsea Robinson
    A Missouri teenager has been charged with child porn possession after his father found pictures of a nude toddler on his cellphone. According to KTVI, Paul Spensberger found the images after confiscating his son Andrew Spensberger's, cellphone. He had taken the device away as punishment. Advertisement He reported the images to police on Dec. 30. The O'Fallon Missouri Police Department says the images were of a 2-year-old girl, a relative of Paul Spensberger's girlfriend. Andrew Spensberger reportedly took the pictures while the child was asleep on the floor of his bedroom. Andrew told investigators he was planning to sell the...
  • Abortion Clinic Launches Billboard Ad Campaign Saying Abortion is a Good "Parenting Decision"

    01/03/2018 3:17:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | January 3, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Killing a baby in the womb is a good parenting decision. It's a blessing. It's normal. It's a family value. These essentially are the messages of a new billboard campaign by Ohio's largest abortion business, Preterm. The ads celebrate and normalize abortion, leaving out the part about the baby's death. The AP reports Preterm recently paid for 16 billboards in the Cleveland area that display the words "Abortion is ..." followed by different phrases, such as "a parenting decision," "a blessing," "liberty" and "your right." Other phrases include "life-saving," "necessary" and "a second chance." None of the billboards explain what...
  • Southern California parents accused of trying to sell kids for drugs

    12/19/2017 12:25:00 PM PST · by rey · 27 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 19 Dec 2017
    <p>LANCASTER — Los Angeles County authorities say two parents have been arrested on suspicion of trying to sell their two sons for drugs.</p> <p>Sheriff's officials said Monday that deputies responded last week to a home in the Mojave Desert city of Lancaster following reports of possible child abuse.</p>
  • I Went to Jail for Leaving my Baby Outside a Restaurant

    11/26/2017 6:18:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 25, 2017 | Raquel Laneri
    Twenty years after going to jail for leaving her baby in a stroller outside a New York City restaurant, Anette Sørensen is ready to set the record straight. Anette Sorensen in 1997.Don Halasy In 2012, she published a novel based on the “traumatizing” experience, “A Worm in the Apple” in her native Denmark, and she has just launched a Kickstarter fund to get it translated into English. “It’s a way of getting back what I never got,” said Sørensen, who feels she was treated unfairly by the city and the press and didn’t get to tell her side of the...
  • Has Promoting Mother Absence Spawned Campus Crybabies?

    11/01/2017 1:44:14 PM PDT · by punknpuss · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/1/2017 | Joy Pullman
    The reflective Mary Eberstadt has the latest Weekly Standard cover story, asserting that the late rise of identity politics especially among the young descends from the decline in family, despite myriad other theories. An excerpt: Maybe that cultural scream of ‘mine!’ is issuing from souls who did have something taken from them—only something more elemental than the totemic objects now functioning as figurative blankies for lost and angry former children. As of today, less than 65 percent of American children live with both biological parents, even as other familial boughs have broken via external forces like the opioid crisis, criminality...
  • Growing Up

    10/12/2017 10:56:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This week, our oldest child Maggie turns 18. She and I traveled together this past week visiting potential colleges. Next year she will be out of the house and enrolled in college. I can't help but pause and reflect. Way back in 1999, my husband Jimmy and I were thrilled to welcome her. I had previously suffered a miscarriage, along with all the heartbreak, tears and uncertainty that went with it. It took weekly blood tests to ensure that my progesterone was in the right range, but it worked. My labor began in the middle of the night. Having heard...