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  • 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...
  • Central California woman who had corpse, teen daughter in car gets probation

    09/29/2017 2:56:36 PM PDT · by rey · 40 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 29 Sept 2017
    <p>SAN LUIS OBISPO — A woman who was found in Central California with her teenage daughter and a decomposing corpse in the car has been sentenced to probation.</p> <p>KSBY-TV says (http://bit.ly/2wiHiJ1) Sherrie Lynn Boggess also was ordered to take parenting classes at her sentencing Tuesday in San Luis Obispo County.</p>
  • Control Your Kids at the Restaurants

    09/19/2017 10:24:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | Published on Aug 5, 2012 | E.T. Williams
    Control Your Kids at the Restaurants Control Your Kids at Restaurants, Your Kids Are Not Cute To Everyone, I'm Trying To Enjoy My Food, Can I Eat In Piece, It's Your Kid Not Mind, Get Over Yourself, Stop it please, You must be kidding, No That is not funny
  • The Truth About Spanking

    08/31/2017 9:19:47 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 202 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 27, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    "How to Lower Your Child's IQ," "Why Spanking Does Not Work," and other videos.
  • Police identify boy mauled by dogs; mother allegedly left child in trampoline

    07/29/2017 8:27:02 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 26 replies
    KVIA ^ | 7/28/17 | --
    "The child had been left by his mother in an enclosed trampoline in the backyard where there were four dogs," police said in a news release. ... Hernandez's grandmother told ABC-7 she knew the family and had a friendly relationship with them, but had brought it to their attention that the dogs were aggressive and always escaping the backyard.
  • Mom’s PSA About Not Making Her Kids Share Should Be Required Reading For All Parents

    04/30/2017 9:09:37 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 37 replies
    ScaryMommy.com ^ | Maria Guido
    Mom’s post about not making her son share all the time goes viralShare! Make sure you share! You have to share! This message is pounded into our brains our entire lives isn’t it? But, why? Is it really necessary to teach kids to share all the time? Are we even thinking about the message we’re sending, or just repeating a mantra we’ve been told our entire lives, too?Alanya Kolberg was at the park with her son, Carson, last week. He brought a few action figures to share with a friend he was meeting. As soon as they got to the...
  • Go See Sinatra

    03/01/2017 6:14:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    "You're going without me?" My not-yet-6-year-old daughter stood resolutely between us and the door. "Yes," I said. "Your mom and I need to go." "Without me?" "We only have two tickets." "Why?" My profoundly puzzled daughter asked this question in complete sincerity. The story that answers it began several weeks before that moment of familial crisis in a midtown Manhattan hotel. I was driving to work one March morning in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. -- listening to talk radio. The lead local news story that day had nothing to do with politics or government but had global significance. Seventy-eight-year-old...
  • Almost 40 per cent of all young adults are living with their parents hitting a 75-year high[tr]

    12/22/2016 6:28:22 AM PST · by kevcol · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 21, 2016 | Regina F. Graham
    For the last 10 years, the number of millennials who have failed to move out of their parents or grandparents homes has climbed steadily, according to new data. Nearly 40 per cent of young adults are either living with their parents or other relatives, which is the highest point in over seven decades, new data from real estate analytics company Trulia states. This is the highest point in 75 years where young adults have just stayed at home with no plans on moving out. The only other time in American history where the share has been higher was back in...
  • Cyberbullying Pushed Texas Teen To Commit Suicide, Family Says

    12/02/2016 9:42:39 AM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 2, 2016
    December 2, 2016 Cyberbullying Pushed Texas Teen To Commit Suicide, Family Says TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against cyberbullying. Brandy Vela’s family says cyberbullying pushed the 18-year-old over the edge, leading her to shoot herself in the chest Tuesday afternoon at the family’s Texas City home as family members watched. Her father, Raul Vela, said she had been receiving abusive text messages for months from bullies using an untraceable smartphone application. Her father said someone made a fake Facebook page of her, creating another cyberbullying...
  • Mother Punishes Son For Supporting Donald Trump

    11/11/2016 10:59:31 AM PST · by FR_addict · 75 replies
    Just a little boy! This is a sickening video that shows how extreme the left is.
  • Haverford School headmaster placed on leave after alleged assault

    10/12/2016 4:52:40 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 26 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Mari A. Schaefer
    The Haverford School's headmaster has been placed on leave after being charged with simple assault stemming from an alleged altercation with his son after finding marijauna in his backpack. [SNIP]Nagl confiscated the drugs and his son’s cell phone as punishment but later found the phone was missing when he went to show his estranged wife the drugs. He confronted his son who refused to turn over the phone. Nagl then physically took the phone from his son's hands and walked away when the son “re-engaged” in an altercation, according to court documents...
  • Parenting Magazine Warns ‘Blond, Cheerful’ Families Dangerous, Likely Right Wing (Germany)

    09/25/2016 5:48:02 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/25/2016
    Parenting magazine Baby & Family has told readers to beware of families who are “inconspicuous” and “cheerful”, as these warning signs indicate they are right wing and thus “dangerous”. Depicted with illustrations featuring solely blonde women and children, the report says ordinary parents must take action against right-wing families and make clear that their ideology has no place in the world. Asserting that the term “right wing” “stirs up anxiety” and brings to mind “burning refugee homes”, skinheads, and the National Socialist Underground (NSU) group who carried out a string of violent attacks on foreign people, Baby & Family notes...
  • Why Spanking Does Not Work | Elizabeth Gershoff and Stefan Molyneux

    09/03/2016 8:24:21 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 184 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on You Tube on September 3, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    New studies have failed to find even a single positive benefit to spanking children and a near endless amount of horrible effects. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss her latest study, refuting the common pro-spanking arguments, why social justice warriors have nothing to do with less aggressive parenting, associating love with physical abuse and ending the escalating cycle of violence in relationships. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff is a developmental psychologist, in addition to being a Faculty Research Associate and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at University of Texas at Austin. She recently published a revolutionary new...
  • Pediatricians putting new focus on how violence, other problems affect children's lives

    08/30/2016 6:39:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    bergen record ^ | August 29, 2016 | KARA YORIO
    Violence, racism, intolerance and religious bigotry made headlines this summer and the American Academy of Pediatrics took notice. These issues are impacting children and the organization wants to address the societal problems proactively with kids and their families.“We need to talk more about this, definitely,” said Dr. Sylvia Blaustein of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. “I think everybody should be discussing these issues because of what’s going on nationally and internationally.”  The AAP was pushed to action in early July after shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas. It announced an initiative aimed at addressing gun violence as...
  • Benjamin Spock and Amy Chua: Two Disaster for our children

    08/09/2016 6:12:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 25 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Hey everyone I'm having fun on my vacation with my family, we've done a lot this summer and I know many of you wanted some good articles and I felt compelled to do this particular article about Amy Chua for a while. In fact I've meant to do this several months ago but for whatever reason I never did. That changed while in California. California has the tenth worst education system in the country. Public school teachers especially in California really don't give a damn about our kids... They take our money, raise our kids to be commies, illiterates and...