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  • Rescued sailboat family returns safely to California aboard Navy ship

    04/09/2014 3:32:32 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/9/14 | Marty Graham
    (Reuters) - A family of four rescued from their sailboat after their infant daughter became seriously ill at sea returned safely to San Diego on Wednesday aboard a U.S. warship that picked them up in the Pacific over the weekend, a Navy spokeswoman said. The parents, Eric and Charlotte Kaufman, and their two daughters, 3-year-old Cora and 1-year-old Lyra, left the Navy frigate Vandegrift after the ship arrived in port around 10 a.m. local time and proceeded to their family doctor, according to Lieutenant Lenaya Rotklein of the Third Fleet. Rotklein declined to give any further information about the arrival...
  • Nature, Nurture, Talents

    03/27/2014 4:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    As a mother, I often dwell on my role and that of my husband in influencing our children. I also think about the roles their peers and their environment play in affecting their growth. Are our children being challenged enough? Are they being taught responsibility, gratitude and manners? Should they be focusing on one activity or many? Are they over- or under-scheduled? The list goes on and on. Recently our 14-year-old daughter Maggie has been questioning me about her talents. Specifically, she has been wondering what those talents might be. My response most often has been to tell her that...
  • THE EVOLUTION OF PARENTING..

    03/26/2014 6:10:11 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 13 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | March 26, 2014 | Carlo3b DAD/CHEF/AUTHOR
    THE EVOLUTION OF PARENTING.. The 40’s.. THE EYES.. If an adult looked at you, you froze.. The 50’s.. THE SILENT TREATMENT.. If they stopped talking, you stopped asking, or else.. The 60’s.. THE COMMAND.. Sit down and Shut up, and that was the last straw.. The 70’s.. THE DISCUSSION.. Let’s talk about this. The compromise.. The 80’s.. THE PAY-OFF.. If you stop, I’ll buy you.. The 90’s.. THE THREATS.. You told the school councilor WHAT? 2000’s.. ..  THE END.. You could do time Behind Bars for placing your kid in TIME OUT! YIKESDoes anyone have the number to a Bail...
  • Missing boy found after five days on his own in New York City

    03/12/2014 4:58:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/11/14
    A New York City boy was reunited with his family, after leaving home for five days because he refused to clean up after his dog, a family member said. Kareem Granton, 11, disappeared with a friend Wednesday in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, and his return came after he was spotted by a stranger on a subway train, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday...
  • Modern Family?

    02/28/2014 6:37:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The traditional family is dead, so we've been informed. It's been replaced by blended families, cohabitation, single-parent families, and, if the latest scientific controversy regarding mitochondrial DNA pans out, multiple biological parents for a single child. It's not wrong to declare that the face of the American family is changing (even if most of the changes have been for the worse), but it may be overwrought. The only way to sing a dirge for the "traditional" family is to define it exceedingly narrowly -- and even then, it's not dead, just diminished. If you define "traditional" as a father working...
  • Newborn baby’s smell is as addictive as drugs or food: study

    02/24/2014 8:47:51 PM PST · by Altariel · 30 replies
    TORONTO – For women, smelling a newborn baby feels as good as drugs are to addicts or cheeseburgers to those just breaking a fast, new Montreal research suggests. A University of Montreal scientist says a newborn baby’s odour lights up the reward centres in our brain in a way other scents can’t. And for women – specifically moms – the experience, a rush of dopamine to the brain, is heightened. The reaction is so strong, it exists even if the baby isn’t in front of you. It’s chemistry between mom and baby. “What we’ve shown for the first time is...
  • Coming soon to New York: Mandatory state-run parenting classes?

    02/21/2014 2:20:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Ace. “Not only would parents have to attend” if they want their kid to pass sixth grade, notes Walter Olson at Cato, “but for good measure the bill would require employers to bestow a paid day off each year for employees who are parents to do so.” Sounds good to some New Yorkers, as you’re about to see.Here’s the bill, which you can read in 30 seconds. The state would put together workshops on 12 different subjects with parents required to attend four, one of which must be a workshop on sexual abuse. That’s the bill’s saving grace potentially;...
  • Parents raise their son as a boy AND a girl so he won't 'grow up aggressive'

    02/14/2014 9:30:07 PM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    UK Mail Online ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | Guy Adams and Andy Dolan
    Max Price's parents Lisa and Martin are raising their son according to the technique known as 'gender-neutral parenting' Toddler is happy playing with his collection of toy cars and revels in wearing his favourite dresses and tutu Mother Lisa said: 'Gender stereotypes can be so damaging' The couple say they hope their decision will help boost Max's confidence Max Price is a happy, healthy one-year-old boy who spent yesterday morning playing with his vast collection of toy cars, planes, tractors, and dinosaurs. Max scampered upstairs to his bedroom with his 23-year-old mother, Lisa, and re-emerged several minutes later wearing a...
  • Exposed: Obama Blocks White House Council on Boys and Men

    02/03/2014 6:28:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    A White House Council on Women and Girls was formed in 2009 under the Obama administration to ensure that government agencies were taking into account the needs of women and girls. Warren Farrell, who has served on the board of NOW in New York City and writes books about men’s and women’s issues, was asked to be an adviser to the Council. He agreed, but suggested the need for a White House Council on Boys and Men. He was invited to submit a proposal to create one. Farrell got to work, and over the next 18 months put together a...
  • Woman Kidnapped as Baby by Own Mom Now Tells Her Side of the Story

    01/29/2014 9:19:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Shine Yahoo!.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
    YouTube Video Today Tonight : World Exclusive: The story of Savanna Todd At age 20, Samantha Geldenhuys learned some shocking news. And "shocking" is probably an understatement for describing the discovery: The beloved mother who'd raised her was also her kidnapper and had been wanted by authorities for nearly two decades. Shortly after losing custody of the little girl in a South Carolina court, Dorothy Barnett kidnapped her daughter in 1994, taking her on a journey across four continents, and sparking a case that soon became one of the biggest child-abduction mysteries in U.S. history. The story was back in...
  • Parents criticized online for bringing crying baby to restaurant

    01/15/2014 4:05:37 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 135 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 14, 2014
    CHICAGO, A couple dining at an upscale Chicago restaurant were sharply criticized online when their infant spent the evening crying at the eatery. Chef Grant Achatz of the Alinea restaurant took to Twitter with a question about crying baby etiquette after the infant cried though the dinner service Saturday night at the three-star restaurant, where meals can cost hundreds of dollars, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday. "Tbl brings 8mo.Old. It cries. Diners mad. Tell ppl no kids? Subject diners 2crying? Ppl take infants 2 plays? Concerts? Hate saying no, but ...," Achatz tweeted. The tweet sparked sharp criticism online for...
  • New Study On Homosexual Parents Tops All Previous Research (Must Have for Files)

    12/26/2013 5:35:23 AM PST · by xzins · 98 replies
    New Study On Homosexual Parents Tops All Previous Research By Peter Sprigg Senior Fellow for Policy Studies   In a historic study of children raised by homosexual parents, sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin has overturned the conventional academic wisdom that such children suffer no disadvantages when compared to children raised by their married mother and father. Just published in the journal Social Science Research,[1] the most careful, rigorous, and methodologically sound study ever conducted on this issue found numerous and significant differences between these groups--with the outcomes for children of homosexuals rated "suboptimal" (Regnerus' word)...
  • Daughters and Sex

    12/20/2013 5:21:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Columnist Ross Douthat has stirred up a hornet's nest by commenting on a new study suggesting that being the parent of a girl may nudge people toward the Republican Party. Douthat speculated that watching daughters cope with a "social landscape in which sex has been decoupled from marriage" and in which young men cruise through the sexual marketplace, leaving broken hearts in their wake, may cause mothers and fathers to embrace more conservative mores regarding love and sex. Well, based on the sulfuric response, Douthat has transgressed gravely. Ann Friedman, writing in New York magazine, thunders: "Are we supposed to...
  • Fox Buys Comedy TV Show Based on Dwyane Wade’s Life

    11/20/2013 3:05:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Time ^ | 11/19/13 | Eliana Dockterman
    National Basketball Association All-Star Dwyane Wade has just sold a semi-autobiographical TV show to Fox based on his New York Times best-selling book, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball, THR reports. Burn Notice writer Ben Watkins is set to pen the half-hour comedy loosely based on the life story of the Miami Heat guard titled Three the Hard Way.
  • Hoiw to Raise a Pagan Kid in a Christian Home

    11/19/2013 5:55:50 AM PST · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    I.N.F.O ^ | 13 November 2013 | Barrett Johnson
    *Authors note: This post has gotten quite a lot of traffic. Several people (mainly practicing pagans) have pointed out that I used the word "pagan" in a way that doesn't fit the official definition. For my purposes here, I used that word to broadly define someone who rejects a biblical world view, fails to place God at the highest place in their lives, and is depending on something other than the cross for salvation. In hindsight, I probably could have gone with a different word. If you are a practicing pagan, please accept my apologies. Every Imperfect and Normal Family...
  • Boca Raton Toys 'R' Us theft: Video shows family stealing from store [Children Taught to Steal]

    11/15/2013 6:39:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    wptv.com ^ | 11/14/13 | Mollie Reynolds
    Surveillance video...shows a family of nine reportedly stealing from the Toys "R" Us..... young kids were instructed by their parents to undo security devices as the family walked out of the store....
  • The Kids Are Amazing

    11/09/2013 4:41:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    For many American children, the floor has become their closet. This drives me crazy. I walk into a room where an urchin resides, and there are clothes scattered everywhere. Believe me, I know the passive-aggressive tactics that kids use to torture their parents, but something else is going on here. More than a few times, I've heard parents describe their offspring as "amazing." If you look up that word, you will see this meaning: "To cause great wonder or astonishment." That's what "amazing" means. So occasionally, I will ask the parent of an "amazing" child to tell me exactly...
  • Baby Weighing Less Than a Can of Soda Heads Home From Hospital Soon

    11/08/2013 7:02:39 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Life News.com ^ | 11/7/13 | Steven Ertelt
    Alexis Clarke weighed just 11 ounces at birth — smaller than a can of soda. That was six months ago, when she was delivered at UCSD Medical Center at just 25 weeks. The smallest baby ever born at the medical center, Alexis is only now finally able to head home.After months of medical care, Alexis is now bigger and healthier — and her family has supported her each and every day.The U.S. Senate saw the introduction of a bill today that will protect babies like Aleixs from abortions. It would ban abortions on unborn children starting at 20 weeks –...
  • Mom stunned by act of kindness at Pizza Hut

    11/01/2013 2:05:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    WTVD-TV ^ | October 30, 2013
    DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A single mother wrote to ABC11 to share a story of what happened to her family at a Pizza Hut in Durham. The Raleigh woman said the past few years have been very trying for her family. She is going through a messy divorce, has had to move several times, and had to take a year off from attending college. She said recently she found out that her 4-year-old daughter has bullying tendencies, and her 6-year-old son is living with Asperger's and ADHD. Every Friday night, the woman takes her family on a dinner tour where...
  • Pro-Abortion Measure EU Rejected Would Have Also Taught Sex Ed to 4-Year-Olds

    11/01/2013 11:51:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Life News.com ^ | 10/28/13 | Dr. Peter Saunders
    Pro-Abortion Measure EU Rejected Would Have Also Taught Sex Ed to 4-Year-Olds by Dr. Peter Saunders | LifeNews.com | 10/28/13 5:58 PM The European Union voted last week to deny acceptance of a draft report which would have established abortion as a human right, and simultaneously squelched conscientious objection as well as established a perversion of sexual education for children.In a resounding victory for common sense, following a short but lively debate in the European Parliament, a majority of MEPs voted to refer the highly controversial resolution on the Estrela report back to the Committee on Women’s Rights and...
  • Scientists say babies remember lullabies played for them in the womb

    11/01/2013 11:30:31 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Thu Oct 31, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    Scientists say babies remember lullabies played for them in the womb by Kirsten Andersen Thu Oct 31 11:52 AM EST HELSINKI, Finland, October 31, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – There’s no shortage of products on the market designed to help parents expose their unborn babies to music. Experts and savvy marketers alike have long speculated that prenatal musical exposure might make babies smarter, or at least help them develop similar tastes to Mom and Dad. Others dismiss the “Mozart Effect” as a myth and a sales gimmick. A new study out of Finland, however, may send sales of belly-mounted headphones skyrocketing,...
  • A Halloween Treat, Without the Sugar Coating

    10/31/2013 4:21:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Last night, my husband Jimmy and I were talking about how fast time, at least as it pertains to our children, has flown. Our 14-year-old daughter, Maggie, is planning her first Halloween trick-or-treating adventure away from home and out with friends. She spent her first Halloween dressed as a pumpkin when she was less than a month old, too small to even hold her head up by herself. The next year, she was an angel, and we pulled her around in a little red wagon to gather treats. Our younger child, Robert, who is 12, arrived 22 months after...
  • Parents send American teenage girl to live in Novosibirsk as punishment

    10/27/2013 6:36:14 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 50 replies
    sib.fm ^ | October 24, 2013
    An immigrant living in America sent her daughter home to Novosbirsk in 2011 because she allegedly misbehaved. She tried to commit suicide in Siberia, according to reports from American television company WUSA 9 and publication USA Today that Sib.fm’s correspondent examined. 17-year-old Sofia Roberts was born in Russia, but left to live in America when she was two years old with mother Natalia. According to the broadcaster, in 2011 the mother sent her daughter, then 15, from the town of Chantilly, Virginia to Novosibirsk to meet her biological father. But after Sofia arrived in Russia, her mother changed her plans...
  • Mother jailed after leaving children home alone to go eat dinner

    10/03/2013 8:06:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    valleycentral.com ^ | 10.02.2013 | Action 4 News Staff
    A Brownsville mother is facing criminal charges after she left her five children home alone while she went to go eat dinner. Brownsville police arrested 23-year-old Janerit Velez on child abandonment charges early Wednesday morning. Investigators told Action 4 News that officers were called to a home on the 3600 block of Ramirez Lane around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Neighbors told police that five children, ranging in ages 2 to 8 years old, were left home alone. Officers reported that they waited an hour before Velez showed up. Velez allegedly told officers that she had only been gone for an hour...
  • Mom uses unconventional tactic to discipline children

    09/30/2013 1:42:52 PM PDT · by ConvictionsofFaith · 15 replies
    Convictions of Faith ^ | 9/23/13 | Convictions of Faith
    On my daily commute home from work I passed a small shopping center in Chichester, PA where I saw a young boy and girl holding signs in front of the Family Dollar store. I initially thought they were raising money for something but as I slowed down I read the words "I STOLE" on the boy's sign. I turned around and drove by again to get a closer look at what the signs actually said. photo 2.jpg I STOLE CANDY FROM FAMILY DOLLAR. MY MOTHER DID NOT RAISE ME THAT WAY. photo 1.jpg I STOLE A $100 CELL PHONE FROM...
  • Real-life ‘Parent Trap’: Reality star splitting twins between dads

    09/21/2013 7:00:22 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/19/13 | Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
    “My Fair Wedding” reality-show host David Tutera announced last week that he and estranged partner Ryan Jurica would split their infant twins when in their custody agreement. The explanation is that each man is the biological father of only one of the twins. (They are “heteropaternal superfecundation,” or twins who share a mom but have different dads.) Jurica lives in Connecticut and Tutera lives in California. Jurica has said this is not the arrangement he hoped for, and he wants the twins to be in each other’s lives. Many experts, and people on social media, agree that this is a...
  • Truth from Parents of Children Who Died

    09/20/2013 7:19:30 AM PDT · by republicangel · 15 replies
    A couple weeks ago, I was out to lunch with an old friend of mine. This friend lost his young son in a car accident a couple years ago, and we got to talking about parenting and how life has been for him as a dad ever since. As a dad, I can only tell you that my heart was ripped in two as he told me not just how he has had to find his own peace with it, but how he wished that there was a place he could share some of the things he’s learned from it...
  • Chinese Mum Lied to Daughter That She Was Adopted to 'Encourage her Independence'

    09/15/2013 12:35:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Mirror ^ | 9/14 | David Raven
    When Shen feared her daughter Cheng Cheng was becoming 'spoilt and arrogant' she tried a controversial parenting techniqueA Chinese mother lied to her daughter for 13 years saying that she was adopted to give her 'more independence'. The mum, known only as Shen, married into a wealthy family and had a child called Cheng Cheng. But Shen struggled while bringing her daughter up and thought she was becoming spoilt and arrogant, Chinese media claim. So instead of disciplining her, Shen thought it would be a good idea to try a new parenting technique. She told Cheng Cheng when she was...
  • Utah Dad Wears Short Shorts To Teach Daughter About Modesty

    09/13/2013 12:56:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Sep 13, 2013 | An Phung
    A Utah dad made a "small" change to teach his daughter a big lesson about modesty. Fed up with his daughter's love for short denim shorts, Scott Mackintosh, a father of seven from Salt Lake City, left the house for a family outing in a pair of very short shorts after the teenager refused to change into something more modest. "I heard my wife ask our daughter if she would please change into some longer shorts before leaving. She said 'NO!'" MacKintosh wrote on his wife's blog. "Instead of turning her response and disrespectful attitude into a major battle, I...
  • The Content of Character

    08/31/2013 12:06:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    The singer Billy Ray Cyrus was supposed to be interviewed on television this week, but he canceled. And who could blame him? His daughter, Miley, embarrassed herself and her family on worldwide TV. Her narcissism on full display, the 20-year-old pop star simulated sexual activity with an older male singer while singing some kind of suggestive song. With millions of young people watching, the scene was as degrading as it was unnecessary. As her father, Mr. Cyrus should be mortified by Miley's behavior. He's made no direct comment about it, but he should. Generally speaking, there is an epidemic of...
  • Children and Smartphones: What’s the Right Age?

    08/19/2013 3:15:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Laptop Magazine ^ | August 15, 2013 | Daniel P. Howley
    One of the biggest and most divisive debates among parents of young children and preteens deals with the age at which children should be allowed to have their own smartphone. The advent of kid-friendly apps and the ability to watch streaming videos in the palm of your hand have made the decision even more difficult for parents. A recent survey conducted by mobile service provider Zact found that 56 percent of children ages 10 to 13 have a smartphone, while a shockingly high 25 percent of children ages 2 to 5 have a smartphone. But should children so young have...
  • The rise of 'co-parenting': Broody, single women advertising for men to help them have babies

    08/18/2013 6:44:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/18/2013 | EMMA ELMS
    With their biological clocks ticking, time poor and cash rich 40-something singletons are turning to the internet to find their man. But these broody women are not looking for a relationship - instead they are looking for someone to father their child. More and more people across the U.S and UK are opting for the so-called 'co-parenting’ relationships – biological parents who have an otherwise platonic relationship, but who both contribute to raising the child. Emma Elms reports on the rise of the unconventional trend. WANTED Male co-parent to father at least one child with an attractive, financially independent 42-year-old...
  • 7 Reasons to Say No to Sleepovers (unbelievable!)

    08/06/2013 3:28:27 PM PDT · by Maceman · 79 replies
    Education.com ^ | Unknown | Julie Christensen
    Think the anti-sleepover movement is the result of overprotective parenting? Read on to learn the seven top reasons that some moms and dads are just saying "no" to sleepovers. Click for slideshow
  • Where Are All The Kids?

    08/05/2013 4:40:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    You can drive through residential neighborhoods and never see a single child out playing. We should worry about what this means for the future. There are still kids in those neighborhoods to be sure; you can see them at the schools getting dropped off by their moms. Few kids seem to walk to school anymore. My old elementary school got rid of the bike racks and turned the enclosure into a garden. Maybe it’s the phenomena of helicopter parenting. It’s not the cool helicoptering of Wagner and “Ride of the Valkyries” but the lame kind of Barney and songs about...
  • Life Used to be a Great Trainer

    07/29/2013 8:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    My dad used to say, "Life is a great trainer. You make your choices, and you live the consequences." Did you hear any of these statements in your home? "No pain no gain." "Don't buy what you can't afford." "Waste not; want not." "You hang out with trouble, you get trouble." Mom would add, "You're not leaving the house dressed like that!" We had parents who weren't afraid of "destroying" our self-esteem by lecturing us, disciplining us, and letting us experience what comes from handling our own disappointments and obstacles. When a teacher called, my parents didn't blame the teacher;...
  • Don’t push kids to change gender identities

    07/21/2013 4:35:45 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 20, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Assembly member Tom Ammiano has introduced a bill that would require public schools to allow children to change their gender identities, and then have access to the bathrooms, locker rooms and sports teams of that gender. I have nothing but sympathy for people who feel they are trapped in the wrong body. I cannot think of anything that would be harder for a person to do than tell the world that he is a she or she is a he. Still, I do not like Ammiano’s bill because it overrides parental authority and basically encourages kids to change their gender...
  • Smoke Gets in Your Smoke

    07/11/2013 11:31:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    California's marijuana advocates need to inhale a breath of fresh air and take a long look at their judgment -- or lack thereof. On Monday, I attended the "International Summit on Cannabis" news conference at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco to hear why Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, supports legalizing marijuana as a means of curbing drug cartel corruption and violence. Also onstage were Oakland medical marijuana biggie Steve DeAngelo, a Washington state lawmaker, a budding marijuana venture capitalist, an attorney -- and Oaksterdam University Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones and her 2 1/2-year-old son. What,...
  • Study: 60 percent of Richmond families are single parent

    06/10/2013 7:05:49 AM PDT · by tgusa · 57 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | 10 June | Joe St. George
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — As Father’s Day approaches, children are reminded to appreciate their dads and the impact on their lives. Today dads around the city were honored a week in advance of Father’s Day. Celebrate Fatherhood 2013 was held this afternoon at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center. While these dads and their children enjoyed the moon bounce and competed in contests, an alarming amount of children in the area won’t have fathers around to celebrate the holiday. First Things First, an organization dedicated to keeping dads involved in kids’ lives, reports that 60 percent of all families in the...
  • Homosexual Parenting is Devastating to Children

    06/06/2013 6:51:43 AM PDT · by kimtom · 36 replies
    www.apologeticspress.org ^ | Mar 1, 2012 | Kyle Butt, M.A.
    (article photo) Stephanie Pappas, writing for LiveScience.com, recently penned an article titled, “Why Gay Parents May Be the Best Parents” (2012). In that article she attempted to make the case that same-sex couples provide an environment that is better for raising children than the environment provided by heterosexual couples. To bolster her case, she cited various studies, quoted numerous “experts,” and fleshed out the details with copious statistics. Her thinly veiled attempt to appear unbiased about the issue is extremely transparent, and her clear agenda to advance tolerance for homosexuality, in spite of its real impact on society, was...
  • New Organization of Leading Women for Shared Parenting May Finally End Courts Favoring Mothers

    06/03/2013 5:36:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    A new group is emerging that may finally change the way Family Courts treat mothers and fathers. Currently, the default in most states is to award the lion's share of the time with the children to mothers, and require the father to pay child support. This is unfair to fathers, and has resulted in massive abuses within the system, leading to fathers committing suicide and being imprisoned. A new organization I am a part of, Leading Women for Shared Parenting, seeks to remedy this inequality by having women and mothers speak up in favor of shared parenting. When legislators realize...
  • Area couple accused of drinking in Fla. bar with kids outside in car(Ohio police officer)

    05/28/2013 7:54:40 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 38 replies
    WLWT news ^ | Wlwt staff
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. —Police arrested an Oxford couple accused of drinking in a Florida bar while their children waited outside in a car. Employees of Coyote Ugly Saloon said they found two small children inside an unattended vehicle early Friday morning in the bar's parking lot. Police said they found an 11-month-old boy and 3-year-old boy inside the vehicle. Officers said 35-year-old Michael Webb and 29-year-old Staci Hall were inside the bar drinking alcohol. Police said they had been inside the bar for more than an hour while the children waited outside. Bar employees told police that the couple had...
  • Parents Need to Demand that Congress Enact Gun Reform

    04/22/2013 12:54:58 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 41 replies
    Babble.com ^ | 4/22/13 | Brian Gresko
    The news has sucked this week. From the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, to poison ricin discovered in the President's mail, and the explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, has any stretch of five days better epitomized life in post 9/11 America? Fear, violence, explosions, and chemicals. As I write this, my Twitter feed buzzes in the background; the city of Boston remains on lockdown as police engage the surviving suspect of the bombing. Yet as Dennis Lehane wrote in an Op-Ed in The New York Times on Tuesday, we'll recover from acts of terror like...
  • Should Parents Ask Other Parents About Guns in the Home?

    04/12/2013 5:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 12, 2013 | Bonnie Rochman
    The other day, the father of a classmate of my son’s called to ask if he could join a group of fourth-grade boys practicing a comedy sketch for their school’s talent show. Like any parent coordinating a child’s schedule, I asked the basics: What time? Where do you live? When should I pick him up? Then I stammered out a final question, apologizing in advance for its personal nature: Do you keep guns in your home? Long pause. “No,” he replied, “but it’s a valid question.” The events of the past few days only reinforce the need to ask these...
  • MSNBC's Philosophy On Parenting Can Be Boiled Down To An Old Video Game Catchphrase

    04/10/2013 10:26:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-10-13 | The Looking Spoon
    In case you missed it, MSNBC doesn't think the children you feed, clothe, discipline, educate, and raise belong to you.This is a play off of "all your base are belong to us." It's a meme that has been around for a long time, but I suspect many may not know it.
  • Christie calls for investigation of New Jersey agency's response to boy-with-gun photo

    03/28/2013 7:29:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 27 March, 2013 | NA
    This undated photo provided by Shawn Moore shows his son Josh, 10, holding a rifle his father gave him for his 11th birthday, at their home in Carneys Point, N.J. (Shawn Moore) TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is asking the attorney general to probe the state's visit to the home of a man who uploaded a photo on Facebook of his 10-year-old son holding a military-style rifle.
  • Kids of gay parents fare worse, study finds, but draws fire from experts

    03/26/2013 8:46:30 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57451777-10391704 ^ | June 12, 2012, 5:23 PM | By Ryan Jaslow
    A new study that finds children of a gay or lesbian parent may be more likely to have social and emotional problems has sparked controversy on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate. The study, from Mark Regnerus, an associate professor of sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, surveyed more than 15,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 39, asking them questions about their upbringings. Its findings are published in the July issue of Social Science Research. One survey question asked whether a parent had been in a same-sex relationship during a child's upbringing; Regnerus wanted to...
  • Family's Home Raided over Facebook Photo of Child's Rifle

    03/19/2013 2:01:47 PM PDT · by JouleZ · 70 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | March 19, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    <p>New Jersey police and Dept. of Children and Families officials raided the home of a firearms instructor and demanded to see his guns after he posted a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son holding a rifle.</p> <p>“Someone called family services about the photo,” said Evan Nappen, an attorney representing Shawn Moore. “It led to an incredible, heavy-handed raid on his house. They wanted to see his gun safe, his guns and search his house. They even threatened to take his kids.” Moore was not arrested or charged.</p>
  • Egregious Government, And Walmart The Fall Guy

    03/10/2013 6:10:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2013 | Austin Hill
    What happens when a local police department and a state child protective services agency overreact and abuse their authority? In one such case, Walmart ended-up being sued. The story began in 2008. Lisa and Anthony Demaree of Peoria, Arizona (a suburb of Phoenix) visited a vacation destination that’s popular among Arizonans – San Diego – and took their three young daughters with them. When they returned home, they brought photos of their then 5, 4, and 1 ˝ year old girls to a nearby Walmart store to obtain prints. It all seemed pretty innocent productive. But some of the...
  • Cops Detain 6-year-old for Walking Around Neighborhood (And It Gets Worse)

    03/04/2013 9:50:49 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 95 replies
    freerangekids.com ^ | 4 March 2013 | Lenore Skenazy
    Readers — The story below makes me so sad and so angry, and you will see why. If anyone at Child Protective Services or the police department would pick up a single book written before predator panic swept the country, they’d see that 6-year-olds were always part of the neighborhood scene, scampering, playing, or even — in many eras and areas — working! The idea that a 6-year-old can’t be outside without constant supervision is new and warped. It also seriously underestimates kids. Is there a law requiring parents to stunt their children’s curiosity, competence, maturity and independence? I fear...
  • Christian Parents Should Have Their Kids Play with Toy Guns

    03/03/2013 4:43:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Doug Giles
    According to CBS, St. Louis, Pastor Rodney Francis, of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church, wants to keep kiddos away from guns, so this summer his church is planning a “toy gun buy back” program. How quaint. I kid you not: A. Toy. Gun. Buy. Back. Sounds like he’s setting up the next generation to be victimized slaves to bad people and policies. Yep, Reverend Rodney “feels” he needs to do “everything (he) can to not allow our kids to get exposed to (guns) too early.” Aww ... ain’t that sweet? Hey, maybe he could also hand out during that...