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  • 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the fact that our individual and group research, writing and lobbying efforts have caused Common Core to be either repealed or modified...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.
  • Dad Arrested for Taking Daughter’s Phone as Punishment

    01/27/2016 12:09:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 72 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/27/2016 | Melissa Walker
    When Ronald Jackson found a text he thought was rude and inappropriate on his then-12-year-old daughter's phone in September 2013, he took the cell away. But the child's mother, Michelle Steppe, balked at his action -- and she called the police. Steppe and Jackson have not been a couple for years, and Steppe is now married to a Grand Prairie, Texas, police officer. When the police showed up at Jackson's door later that day and asked for the iPhone 4 back, Jackson refused. "At that point I decided the police don't interfere with my ability to parent my daughter," he...
  • My year of terror and abuse teaching at a NYC high school (Liberal Mugged by Reality)

    01/18/2016 11:41:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2016 | Maureen Callahan
    In 2008, Ed Boland, a well-off New Yorker who had spent 20 years as an executive at a nonprofit, had a midlife epiphany: He should leave his white-glove world, the galas at the Waldorf and drinks at the Yale Club, and go work with the city’s neediest children. “The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School” (Grand Central Publishing) is Boland’s memoir of his brief, harrowing tenure as a public school teacher, and it’s riveting. There’s nothing dry or academic here. It’s tragedy and farce, an economic and societal indictment...
  • MS Initiative 42 LOST

    11/04/2015 9:35:01 AM PST · by securityMama · 12 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi voters rejected any change to the state constitution to bolster public school funding, defeating Initiative 42 on Tuesday.
  • Gov't approves law cancelling parents' rights

    11/01/2015 3:56:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/11/15 | Gil Ronen
    The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved Sunday for legislation a bill submitted by MK Yoav Kisch (Likud) called "Parents and their Children." The law would make Israel the first country in the world to take away parents' rights as legal guardians of their own children. It would hand over vast power to social workers, who will be able to initiate proceedings against parents who, in their opinion, fail to respect a list of ten "children's rights" enumerated in the bill. These rights include the right "to physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development and to develop their talents and personal...
  • Parent’s sign asks ‘responsible’ neighbors to only hand out carrot sticks, raisins

    10/31/2015 7:01:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 121 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 31, 2015 | soopermexican
    Oh boy. Thanks to those among us that have a peanut allergy, everyone else has to have a crappy Halloween. That’s what it means to be a sensitive, “responsible” American these days. Here’s the sign asking parents to only hand out carrot sticks, raisins and other boring treats:
  • Cancer-stricken children, parents, ejected from park near White House

    09/20/2015 8:16:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/20/15 | WaPo
    The U.S. Secret Service ordered hundreds of parents and their cancer-stricken children out of Lafayette Square on Saturday night, barricading the park for at least two hours and disrupting the group’s plans for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and research funding for childhood cancer, participants said. Some of the parents and children expressed hurt and disappointment that Secret Service and National Park Police, citing security precautions, virtually shut down part of a two-day event called CureFest for Childhood Cancer. “We ended up waiting at the gates for two hours, and they never let us in,” said Natasha Gould, an...
  • Agenda for a Freer and More Prosperous America

    08/25/2015 12:40:05 AM PDT · by conservativeread · 14 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 08-24-2015 | christopher paiva
    There is little that happens in society in general and the market economy in particular that most on the political “left” do not think needs more government intervention, regulation, and redistribution to make “better.” One recent example of this is a lengthy “report” primarily prepared by Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph E. Stiglitz, for the Roosevelt Institute. Released in June 2015, Stiglitz and his co-authors present an agenda for, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity. The “Progressive’s” Agenda for Bigger Government Running for 100 pages, it is based on the premise that markets...
  • Parents can make all the difference

    08/15/2015 2:28:31 PM PDT · by Dartman · 5 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Aug. 14/15 | Michele Mandel
    TORONTO - What a difference two families make. How could you not be struck by the glaring disparity between the parents of Lecent Ross and those of Duvel Hibbert, each mourning the loss of a child killed by gun violence? Lecent, just 14, was killed in her Jamestown Cres. home last month by an illegal handgun and now two boys — one 18, the other just 13 — are under arrest. Hibbert, gunned down inside Muzik nightclub on Aug. 4, was a 23-year-old with a long criminal record who was supposed to be on house arrest under his father’s supervision....
  • OR Res 'Stunned' to Find Out State Allows 15-Y/O to Get Sex-Change Op Without Parental Notification

    07/12/2015 3:20:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 10, 2015 | STOYAN ZAIMOV
    A report has claimed that residents in Oregon are only now finding out that the state allows teenagers as young as 15-years-old to get state-subsidized sex-change operations without parental notification."It is trespassing on the hearts, the minds, the bodies of our children," Lori Porter of Parents' Rights in Education told Fox News on Thursday. "They're our children. And for a decision, a life-altering decision like that to be done unbeknownst to a parent or guardian, it's mindboggling."The report says that the policy, the first of its kind in the nation, was enacted in January, and that residents are "stunned" that the...
  • Parents Charged with 'Neglect' After 11-Year-Old Plays in Yard for 90 Minutes

    06/15/2015 8:22:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/14/2015
    Two Florida parents were hit with felony neglect charges after their 11-year-old son was reportedly playing alone in the backyard for an hour and a half. According to his mother, the boy arrived home before his parents and was locked out of the house, so he shot some hoops in the yard until they arrived. A neighbor saw the child outside alone and called the local police. When his mother and father arrived home, they were met by a police officer, who arrested them for child negligence. Robert Bianchi and Steve Raiser joined Clayton Morris on "Fox and Friends Weekend"...
  • The Incredible Lightness of Freedom

    06/14/2015 12:28:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Free, at last! Free, at last! Thank the Maryland Social Services Administration, we’re free at last! Free to have our children walk down a Maryland street in broad daylight, anyway, without them stopped and detained for five-and-a-half hours by police and social workers. Without parents and children being threatened with separation. Ahhh . . . it feels good. Free, perchance, for the kids to skip or to jitterbug or do cartwheels down the sidewalk — as long as a youngster doesn’t accidentally bump into someone. Respect the rights of others. Play safe now. All these very old freedoms are new...
  • Fathers and Daughters – Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today?

    03/26/2015 8:25:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-25-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Fathers and Daughters – Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today? By: Msgr. Charles PopeWe often speak today of the terrible toll that fatherless homes have on young boys. And this is true. Without a reasonably good (even though not sinless) model of manhood and responsibility, many boys lose their way. Fathers also play a large role in disciplining boys, especially as they grow older and become  stronger than their mothers.But missing fathers also bring forth terrible effects on many girls. Women, even young girls, certainly do seek and desire the love and appreciation of men and have...
  • Down with the Struggle or Up with the Cross? A Word to Priests, Catechists, and Parents

    02/27/2015 7:49:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Down with the Struggle or Up with the Cross? A Word to Priests, Catechists, and Parents By: Msgr. Charles PopeSome forty years ago, the Venerable Bishop Fulton J. Sheen admonished the priests of his day with these words:We become real priests when we empty ourselves, and no longer seek our [own] identity, and where we are lifted up to the cross, not going "down to people" Too many of us today feel we have to be loved $B!D (J [thinking] the young will not love us unless we talk like them, eat like them, drink like them, clothe ourselves...
  • 17 People Who Shouldn't Have Kids

    04/16/2015 3:07:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Diply ^ | April 11, 2015
    Parenting can be tough. Really tough, actually. Kids are constant time and money sucks, but hey, you try your best. Unless, of course, you're one of these parents. Maybe these are the result of negligence. Maybe they're lifehacks that went too far. Maybe they're the result of sleep deprivation and caffeine deficiency. I don't know. Regardless, here's to every parent who's ever said "ah, screw it!"
  • Md. parents who let kids walk alone being investigated again

    04/13/2015 11:03:44 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    MSN News ^ | 04/13/2015 | MEG WAGNER
    The Maryland parents who let their “free-range” kids walk home alone and were found responsible of unsubstantiated child neglect are under fire again for leaving the children unsupervised in a park. Child Protective Services is investigating Danielle and Alexander Meitiv after their children were found alone in a Silver Springs park Sunday, NBC Washington reported.
  • Obama: Ban Parents from Having Children Counseled Not to be ‘LGBTQ+’

    04/09/2015 6:57:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 318 replies
    CNS ^ | April 8, 2015
    President Barack Obama, through a statement posted Wednesday night on the White House website by adviser Valerie Jarrett, backed legislation that would ban parents from having their children counseled not to be what Jarrett called "LGBTQ+". “As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors,” Jarrett said in the White House statement. “Conversion therapy generally refers to any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity,” said the statement. “Often, this practice is used on minors, who lack the...
  • USDA Tells Parents to Teach Healthy Eating Habits: Don’t Praise That Clean Plate

    04/03/2015 9:01:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Penny Starr
    Apparently, parents should visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) website to find out how to teach their children good eating habits.The agency in charge of the country’s agricultural sector is now in the nanny business, thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative to fight childhood obesity, which links to choosemyplate.gov on its website.In the kids’ section of My Plate, advice is dished out on how parents can help pre-schoolers “develop healthy eating habits,” including a warning about praising an empty plate.“Avoid praising a clean plate,” the website states. “Your child should stop eating when he or she...
  • How Parents are Stealing the Gift of the Mass from their Children

    03/27/2015 2:55:12 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 18 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 3/27/15 | Father Anthony Gerber
    A parish priest on the troubling news he's learned from kids in the confessional The Need for Questions in Lent Lent is a penitential season, a time of purification and of clarification: of being purified of our sins and of clarifying the roots of what has been keeping us from God in the first place. Purification and clarification can come about through the typical Lenten observances: prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. Fasting, for example, not only acts as an immediate purification of something (ie, a thing is taken away), but it can also clarify in that, as we are feeling the...
  • One Tomball Woman's Suggestion On How To Handle An Unruly Child. (Rant of the day - Profanity)

    03/24/2015 9:52:16 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 10 replies
    KPRCRadio.com (950 AM Houston) ^ | March 24, 2015 | kathleen Smith
    RANT OF THE DAY ! The link consist of two Facebook videos: Kathleen Smith's experience with unruly toddler(2 or 3) in a Tomball, Texas HEB supermarket. She took some heat on Facebook. Then issued her unapology.
  • Dem Suggests Kids Should Be Drug-Tested Before They Can Inherit From Their Parents

    03/19/2015 5:51:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/19/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    People receiving food stamps have to pass drug tests or meet work requirements to receive taxpayer dollars, Sanchez reasoned, so it’s only fair that those “lucky” enough to inherit wealth should have to do something to earn it or, in this case, pay a tax.
  • California Couple Gets Quite a Surprise When They Meet Their New Baby

    03/17/2015 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | March 17, 2015 | Liz Neporent
    A California couple told they were having a girl got the shock of their life when surprise ... it was a boy! “I had been up for 24 hours and I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me,” Kyle Williams, the proud, but confused father, told ABC News. Danielle Williams had a sonogram back in October 2014, 20 weeks into her pregnancy, her husband told ABC News. The technician informed them they would be adding a second daughter to their family and they were thrilled.
  • Birth Records Sealed for 50 Years To Be Released Friday

    03/16/2015 8:00:25 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 38 replies
    wkef abc 22 ^ | 3-16-2015
    DAYTON -- Imagine never knowing who your biological parents are, or where you came from. That is the reality for 400K people born in Ohio from the mid 1960's until 1996. Their birth records have been sealed, until this Friday. The law originally passed in 1963 was designed to give birth parents some protection, and it was heavily supported by the adoptive parents. But fast forward 50 years, and attitudes have changed. "I've always known that I was adopted... and I've always known that I wanted to find my birth parents," said Beth Miller who described her childhood as ordinary...
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy (in support of traditional family)

    02/27/2015 2:51:13 PM PST · by NYer · 50 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | KATY FAUST
    Dear Justice Kennedy,June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage.I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights.It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of us children...
  • Blaming Anti-vax Parents for Mickey Mouse Measles

    02/02/2015 12:00:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    The New American ^ | February 2, 2015 | Rebecca Terrell
    California's measles outbreak has climbed to 91 confirmed cases, prompting a vicious attack from USA Today contributor Alex Berezow against "anti-vaxxers." He blames them for the epidemic that CDC officials say was introduced at the Disneyland theme park by a person infected with measles overseas. Berezow's knee-jerk reaction is to declare, "Parents who do not vaccinate their children should go to jail." He erroneously maintains that measles could not spread in a fully vaccinated society and discredits as "ludicrous" concerns regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Claiming there is a "mountain of data" proving otherwise, his one and only...
  • Maryland couple want ‘free-range’ kids, but not all do

    01/15/2015 5:02:57 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 114 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | January 14, 2015 | Donna St. George
    It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they are being investigated for neglect for the Dec. 20 trek — in a case they say reflects a clash of ideas about how safe the world is and whether parents are free to make their own choices about raising their children. “We wouldn’t have let them do it if we didn’t think they...
  • Parents turn kids in to police after seeing burglary video on the news

    01/07/2015 8:17:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    abc11 ^ | , January 01, 2015 | Nicole Carr
    FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- The parents of two teens involved in a Fayetteville store burglary have turned their sons in to police after seeing the surveillance footage on ABC11. Police said Thursday that the parents of 14- and 16-year-old brothers returned home from Watch Night Service, had recorded the evening news, and recognized their sons in the surveillance. "I'm just glad the parents decided to do the right thing," said Jesse Hill, the co-owner of Tech Boyz, who provided the surveillance video to ABC11. The video, which aired on New Year's Eve, showed five teens breaking into the store at 2126...
  • Hundreds of parents lose their children on Cape Town beaches

    01/02/2015 10:23:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 1/02/14 | Robyn Dixon
    **SNIP** The children, most of them less than 7 years old, were ferried to the city's police stations, where they had to spend the night. At one crowded city beach, 35 children were handed in, according to authorities. South African's reacted with shock on social media. "I am battling to understand, how do you lose a child on a beach? And you still go home? It is sad," tweeted one Cape Town resident with the Twitter handle WaMputhi. "If I travelled with a child, I will not leave without him/her even if it means no sleep searching," he added in...
  • Common Core Curtailed in Colorado

    12/12/2014 7:08:07 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 11, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Thus, no matter how full-throated the endorsements of Common Core by such worthies as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the parents go marching on. “Colorado Springs School District 11 struck a blow against the Common Core by voting to remove the majority of its students from the new, mandatory standardized tests,” Chris Neal wrote in School Reform News this month. “District 11, which has nearly 30, 000 students, announced it plans to randomly test the minimum number of students needed to meet the federal requirement, allowing the rest to opt...
  • Parents vs. Teachers’ Unions

    12/10/2014 7:23:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 9, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    For years, teachers’ unions, and the politicians they support, have been equating caring for children with public school funding. Apparently, parents do not agree. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) released a new report which recounted the results of a poll taken by the group Stand for Children which found that the main issues that parents are concerned about are strong teachers and principals, curriculum and standards, charter schools, pre-Kindergarten and early learning, and equity in education. The issues that are of lower concern to parents? School funding, it turns out, is number 10. Moreover, in the survey, “parents were given...
  • Parents: 50 texting acronyms your kids might use that you need to know

    12/09/2014 5:47:49 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    7NEWS ^ | Dec 8, 2014
    Parent involvement key to keeping kids safe online. These days, kids let their fingers do the talking, instant messaging or texting their "BFF's" at any time of the day or night. BFF is "best friend forever" in Internet shorthand. ... Do you know what "POS" means in kid lingo? That's "parent over shoulder." Don't worry, the three dads we asked didn't know either. We stumped another mom with "ASL." That's "age-sex-location," a phrase swapped liberally throughout the Internet when strangers meet.
  • Boy missing 4 years found behind false wall in Georgia

    12/01/2014 5:16:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/29/14
    A 13-year-old boy who had been missing for four years was found by police hidden behind a false wall in a home in Jonesboro, Georgia.... Five people at the home were arrested, including the boy's father and stepmother. They have been charged with false imprisonment, cruelty to children and obstruction, the Journal-Constitution reported. The boy's mother, who lives out of state, was traveling to Georgia to be reunited with her son, police said.
  • 12-year-old girl's dad went after alleged pimp with baseball bat

    11/26/2014 7:32:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    wmc action news 5 ^ | Nov 25, 2014 1 | Nick Kenney
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 12-year-old girl was saved from prostitution by her own father. The man accused of pimping her out is behind bars on rape of a child and trafficking charges. According to police, the young girl was forced into prostitution. And when her dad figured out where she was, he went after her alleged pimp with a baseball bat. Brian Jones is now locked up on a $200,000 bond, accused of holding a 12-year-old girl against her will.
  • Beat Educational Administrators At Their Own Game

    11/24/2014 8:50:23 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Ignatius Publishers ^ | 11/24/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Plague Journal (Children of the Last Days)Paperback– March 1, 2003 by Michael D. O'Brien In this book, the author spins “a story" about a newspaper editor who "is uncooperative" with the educational authorities, is quickly declared a child abuser, becomes a fugitive, witnesses the extra-judicial killing of a young Vietnamese man who assists him, his life generally falling apart. Either the common patterns of provocation and over-reaction seen in the news are a bizarre coincidence, or a protocol for dealing with uncooperative parents has been developed and distributed widely in training institutes for educational administrators. What is needed is...
  • Guardianship of Elderly Parents; Have you had to do this. Experiences & advise welcome.

    11/12/2014 11:32:47 AM PST · by zlala · 79 replies
    Self | November 12, 2014 | zlala
    Looking for suggestions and/or advice dealing with parents with dementia and making mostly bad decisions.
  • Opposition Group Turns to Stealth and Sexism to Oppose Shared Parenting in North Dakota

    10/13/2014 8:44:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    All too often, instead of being the keepers of the law, state bar associations flagrantly violate the law instead. They get away with this because they are controlled by powerful judges and affluent left-wing attorneys. Most often, people are too terrified to take on the rich and well connected, fearing they could be easily decimated by (ab)using the legal system. The debate about Measure 6, on the ballot this fall in North Dakota, is a recent example. Measure 6 would establish approximately 50/50 shared parenting as the default when parents with children split up, unless a court finds that one...
  • Prayer request for Dexter, Mom

    09/23/2014 6:19:58 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 18 replies
    Hey all, September's been a difficult month. I lost my Gus on the 6th, almost 14. Had been nursing him through since December, last few months were pretty busy taking care of him. Anyway, his roomie Dex had been of food/water and I took him in and he's anemic. They sent the blood away to determine if the anemia is due to something acute, like internal bleed/ulcer , or more chronic anemia, like kidney/liver/bone marrow kind of issue. He's also a "senior" animal so all i really ask is that we can find out what the cause is so we...