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  • In 24 States, 50% Or More Of Babies Born On Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%

    03/24/2017 7:40:34 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    CNS ews ^ | 3-24-2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In 24 of the nation’s 50 states at least half of the babies born during the latest year on record had their births paid for by Medicaid, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. New Mexico led all states with 72 percent of the babies born there in 2015 having their births covered by Medicaid. Arkansas ranked second with 67 percent; Louisiana ranked third with 65 percent; and three states—Mississippi, Nevada and Wisconsin—tied for fourth place with 64 percent of babies born there covered by Medicaid. New Hampshire earned the distinction of having the smallest percentage of babies born...
  • WATCH: Toddlers skip sleep to party in bedroom

    03/18/2017 6:45:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    Fox13news.com ^ | March 18, 2017
    The proud parents of twin boys in New York found out why their toddlers seemed like they hadn't been sleeping through the night. Because the toddlers definitely were not sleeping. Video recorded by Jonathan and Susana Balkin on their Nest home monitoring system shows 2-year-old twins, Andrew and Ryan having a gymnastics roll-around instead of getting much-needed sleep. The boys easily climbed in and out of their cribs, which are side-by-side in their shared bedroom. They proceeded to line pillows along the floor and do summersaults, and then took rests on the couch together, before going back to their floor...
  • 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...
  • 92% Of Left-Wing Activists Live With Their Parents And One In Three Is Unemployed, Study

    02/07/2017 11:24:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 02/07/17 | Dave Burke
    The vast majority of left-wing protesters arrested on suspicion of politically-fuelled offences in Berlin are young men who live with their parents, a new report found. The figures, which were published in daily newspaper Bild revealed that 873 suspects were investigated by authorities between 2003 and 2013. Of these 84 per cent were men, and 72 per cent were aged between 18 and 29. More than half of the arrests were made in the Berlin districts of Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Mitte, mostly during demonstrations. A third of them were unemployed, and 92 per cent still live with their parents. The...
  • CATHOLIC CAUCUS: Fatima visionary predicted 'final battle' would be over marriage, family

    01/02/2017 11:02:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 31, 2016 / 02:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family. So says Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, who reports that the visionary sent him a letter with this prediction when he was Archbishop of Bologna, Italy. This reported statement by Sister Lucia, expressed during the pontificate of Saint John Paul II, was revisited earlier this year by the Desde la Fe...
  • Canadian Law Erasing Moms And Dads From State Documents Reduces Children To Chattel

    12/12/2016 12:05:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 7, 2016 | Stella Morabito
    Nobody has a mother or a father, according to a certain Bill 28 recently passed in the legislature of Ontario, Canada. Got that? The law’s official title is: “An Act to amend the Children’s Law Reform Act, the Vital Statistics Act and various other Acts respecting parentage and related registrations.” Basically, the law scrubs the words “mother” and “father” from documents, and replaces them with the neutered term “parent.” The law also raises the number of legal parents to as many as four per child. In other words, the government of Ontario will cease to legally recognize the natural origins...
  • German MP proposes 'free basic income' for parents

    11/30/2016 9:22:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.28.2016 | Ben Knight
    It wouldn’t be the first progressive idea to be taken on by conservatives. A group of Bundestag members in the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) have proposed offering parents a basic state income — independent of their own financial situation. The fixed monthly payment, the exact amount of which was not mentioned, would be tied to child care costs and would be subject to social insurance contributions. The payment, part of what the CDU calls its “family pact,” would also be paid out from birth until the child starts school, regardless of whether the parents send their children to kindergartens or...
  • Parents ...Urge Donald Trump: Return ‘Control Over Education of Children’ to Us

    11/18/2016 10:23:08 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Susan Berry
    Susan BerryNovember 18, 2016 An organization of parent activists, retired teachers, and other professionals from around the nation has released an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, urging him to do all within his power to return control of education to parents. Parents Against Common Core, which consists mainly of the heads of state groups that have been fighting for repeal of the controversial standards, writes: Though primarily parents and not policy experts ourselves, there is no escaping the fact that our individual and group research, writing and lobbying efforts have caused Common Core to be either repealed or modified...
  • Man threatened to kill parents for 'not voting his way,' affidavit says

    11/14/2016 2:05:14 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    A 29-year-old man threatened to kill his parents because of how they voted, an arrest affidavit says. According to the affidavit, Chase Michael Carter "was highly upset because he was not happy with the election results." More News Headlines Twin charged for murder again after driving off cliff in crash that… 'David's Law' to be filed in Texas Legislature Monday Man arrested after allegedly killing woman in wrong-way accident Local airman accused of slapping 20-month-old, leaving bruise Carter's 27-year-old girlfriend told police that Carter on Wednesday got angry with his parents and threatened to kill them "for not voting his...
  • Fewer U.S. parents spanking their kids

    11/14/2016 10:43:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 14, 2016 | Steven Reinberg
    MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2016 -- Spanking and hitting children to discipline them has been on the decline among U.S. parents -- rich and poor alike -- since 1988, a new study finds. According to the researchers, the number of mothers with an average income level who considered physical discipline acceptable decreased from 46 percent to 21 percent over two decades. At the same time, mothers who felt timeouts were a better type of discipline rose from 51 percent to 71 percent, the investigators found. "Parents seem to be using more reasoning and nonphysical discipline strategies with children, which is...
  • Father of 4 dies in same way as his parents before him: gunshots

    09/25/2016 11:31:52 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/16 | Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Tuesday night (Sept. 20), 38-year-old Travon Williams lay dead on the pavement outside a small grocery store at the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Desire Street. Fatally shot, Williams had followed a grim pattern running through his family, a well-worn groove of untimely, violent deaths. According to those who knew him, Williams had spent the past few years of his life trying to build better relationships with his daughters -- and trying to free himself from a tragic legacy. At age 5, Williams lost his 24-year-old mother to gunfire at a Desire neighborhood barroom. Gretchen Williams of Desire was...
  • Hillary Clinton’s inner Orwell comes out in CREEPY tweet about her plan for our children

    09/16/2016 7:44:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 121 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 16, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    America, Hillary Clinton wants control of your children. The Democratic presidential nominee sent a collective chill down the spine of many parents in a disturbing Twitter post on Thursday.
  • School rule posted at Catholic High School for Boys sparks debate [Boys, grow up!]

    08/19/2016 10:08:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 57 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | August 19, 2016 | ABC 13
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- One strict rule at a high school has gone viral and sparked debate. Catholic High School for Boys posted a sign on Facebook six days ago, and it has now been shared more than 110,000 times. The message tells parents to turn around at the front door if they're bringing something for their sons. "If you are dropping off your son's forgotten lunch, books, homework, equipment, etc., please turn around and exit the building. Your son will learn to problem-solve." The school's principal Steve Straessle defended the rule. Straessle said, "It's simply to help boys avoid...
  • Parents, children of Pa. family found dead in their home

    08/07/2016 11:57:50 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 40 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 8/7/16 | Rob Tornoe
    Five family members, including a 2-year-old toddler, were found dead in their home in a small Pennsylvania town in what authorities are describing as an apparent murder-suicide.
  • My father, a great lawyer from Chicago, has passed away.

    05/25/2016 12:20:02 AM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 64 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 16, 2016 | myself
    I just have a few words to say about my father. He recently passed away. I am doing something bad (in FR), because I am posting, and then going to bed. And hopefully falling asleep. Although I will have my tablet. So I won't be posting and running. ;) :) haven't slept much since my father died. I was just wondering, how do you deal with becoming an adult orphan? When there is no one you can call for advice? Whenever I see the Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls, and later, "da Bears," I want to call him. I cannot even...
  • Protest Suggestion on Facebook: Take Kids Out of School 1 Day to Protest Hussein's Diktat

    05/19/2016 12:54:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    5/19/16 | sff
    I saw this suggestion by someone who is concerned, apparently, about kids...
  • Huntsville parents of 6 die within 48 hours of each other

    04/29/2016 8:47:09 PM PDT · by boycott · 9 replies
    AL.com ^ | 4-29-16 | Jonathan Grass
    A north Alabama family is trying to pick up the pieces after six children lost their parents to separate circumstances in the same weekend. Jennifer and Toby Norsworthy were known as a loving and generous couple who put their family above all else. That family is quite extensive, with many of them traveling to Huntsville to be with them during this time. "Toby and Jennifer were all about family," said his mother, Tami Norsworthy. Jennifer Norsworthy, 40, had a history of blood clots. The family said one formed in her sleep last Friday. She was rushed to Madison Hospital where...
  • School's new policy bans parents from walking children to school

    04/12/2016 3:23:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 66 replies
    Fox 26 ^ | 05 April 2016 | Andrea Watkins
    MAGNOLIA - Pick your child up from school and you could be charged with trespassing. That's the threat against parents at Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia ISD. This is the school's tactic to keep parents who live close to the school from walking on school grounds. Bear Branch is losing students over this pick up policy, that's been in place since the beginning of this school year. The principal has decided that no matter how close the student lives to the school, the student must either take the bus, or the parent must wait in a long car pickup...
  • Parents could be arrested for walking their kids to school

    04/07/2016 3:12:22 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    MSN News ^ | Apr 6, 2016 | Claire Gillespie
    Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia, Texas, is losing students — and it has nothing to do with the standard of teaching. The school principal, Holly Ray, has decided that parents who walk on school grounds are trespassing, meaning anyone who walks their kids to and from school could, effectively, be arrested. Wow. Way to make parents feel welcome, right?
  • Surprise, Parents! Co-Ed Restroom in North Shore High School

    02/09/2016 11:33:07 AM PST · by Maudeen · 30 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 2/9/2016 | Laurie Higgins
    A couple of months ago, Deerfield High School (DHS) in Deerfield, Illinois quietly changed a multi-stall girls restroom to a co-ed restroom. Worse still the administration has not notified either parents or students. Rumors are circulating that the administration chose secrecy over transparency in order to avoid controversy.