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  • Opinion: The problem with all this talk about two-parent ‘privilege’ (major barf alert)

    09/27/2023 8:06:05 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | sep 27, 2023 | Jill Filipovic
    A new book by economist Melissa Kearney makes a readily apparent but still-provocative argument: Children raised by two married parents do better than children raised by single parents. The difference, Kearney argues, isn’t just financial (although the money matters a lot); the “two-parent privilege,” as her book calls it, is also about parental time investment and familial stability. The problem with the point she makes — and with the firestorm of discussion it’s touched off on the left and the right — is that there are many things that are statistically better for us, but if those things are not...
  • Teacher Explains Why More Kindergarteners Than Ever Are Starting School Still In Diapers

    09/25/2023 2:46:12 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 68 replies
    Your Tango ^ | Sep 25, 2023 | Megan Quinn
    It seems as though the difficulties of teaching elementary school never end for teachers. Between lesson planning, keeping a group of children together and quiet in the hallways, and dealing with parent complaints, the job is certainly not for the weak. However, it may be more challenging now than ever as diaper changing is added to many kindergarten teachers' ever-growing list of responsibilities. Kindergarten teachers are realizing that most of their students were never potty trained. Many teachers are asking themselves, why now? Up until recently, kindergarten students were fully potty-trained and had been for years, with the exception of...
  • Georgia parents arrested after starving 10-year-old son runs away to beg for food: cops

    05/16/2023 4:56:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Georgia parents were arrested for child abuse and negligence after their starving 10-year-old son was found wandering their neighborhood looking for a grocery store where he could beg for food. They said the boy was intentionally starved and weighed only about 36 pounds when he was rescued, nearly the weight of an average 4-year-old. The parents were accused of locking the child inside his bedroom and leaving him alone in the home for “extended periods of time, and on multiple occasions, with no access to lights, food, clothing or adult interaction and/or assistance,” according to court documents. They also allegedly...
  • TikTok Star, 30, Dies Suddenly After Months of Migraines and Bouts of Illnesses

    03/20/2023 2:20:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Mirror ^ | 19 Mar 2023 | Benedict Tetzlaff-Deas, Lucy Marshall
    Tributes have been paid by 'heartbroken' friends to a TikTok famous mum-of-two who died suddenly after experiencing several months of migraines and 'bouts of illness'Tributes have been paid to a TikTok star who died suddenly after suffering from migraines and "bouts of illness". Jehane Thomas, from Doncaster, died unexpectedly on Friday March 17 at the age of just 30, reports Yorkshire Live. She leaves behind her two sons Isaac, aged three, and her one-year-old Elijah. The mum was well known for sharing her life as a parent on TikTok, where she had over 56.6K followers and 1.2million views on...
  • Dad Spends Daughter's $30k College Tuition to Remodel Kitchen And She Is Furious. Was He Wrong?

    02/11/2023 2:05:58 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 157 replies
    WEALTHY NICKEL ^ | Feb 9, 2023 | Elizabeth Ervin
    A 20-year-old young woman who dropped out of college decided to return to school after a year of working in her boyfriend’s family’s restaurant business. For the sake of her story, we’ll call her Jane. Jane’s parents had set aside 30,000 dollars in a college tuition account for her. But instead, her parents used the money to remodel their kitchen after Jane moved in with her boyfriend, despite her parent’s advice not to. When Jane realized what her parents had done, she was shocked and angry. She asked for access to her college tuition account. Still, her parents refused, citing...
  • Is He Wrong For Refusing To Turn His Home Office Back To His Daughter’s Bedroom?

    01/29/2023 5:51:42 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 64 replies
    Parent Portfolio ^ | Jan 29, 2023 | Claire
    A Reddit user shares that he turned his daughter’s bedroom into a home office after she moved out and decided to live with her boyfriend. However, her boyfriend accepted a job abroad, and she didn’t want to go with him. So, she announced she’ll be moving back in with her parents. The parents were okay with her moving back in. But, the daughter wasn’t happy living in the spare guest bedroom and wanted her original bedroom back. What Makes This Room Special? The original poster (OP) started working for a different company, and they allowed working from home. And, since...
  • Marie Osmond doubles down on decision not to leave her eight children an inheritance: 'It breeds laziness'

    01/15/2023 4:36:57 AM PST · by blueplum · 145 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 Jan 2023 | ASHLEIGH GRAY
    In a new interview with Us Weekly, Marie Osmond opened up about motherhood and defended her choice to not to leave her eight children an inheritance. 'Why would you enable your child to not try to be something? I don’t know anybody who becomes anything if they’re just handed money,' the show business vet, 63, said.... ....She was filming an episode of The Talk when she noted, 'I think you do a great disservice to your children to just hand them a fortune because you take away the one most important gift you can give your children, and that’s the...
  • How the Babe in a Manger Shows our Struggling Boys the Way

    12/22/2022 7:58:57 AM PST · by cyclotic · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/21/2022 | Mark Hancock
    Four significant problems are plaguing boys as they seek to navigate the perilous journey to manhood: They are unguided, ungrounded, unappreciated and, too often, uninspired. Boys in particular, lacking positive male role models, wonder what it means to be a man. They are largely unguided in this effort, as 89% of elementary-level teachers are female, and nearly 21% of boys live in a home without a father present. While these moms are performing a herculean task as a single parent, there is no question that both boys and girls do much better in a home with two parents. While girls...
  • John Hayward delves into the Left's escalating campaign to undermine parents at kids' expense

    12/14/2022 4:39:16 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 12 replies ^ | 12/13/2022 | Sarah D
    As we told you, Joe and Jill Biden are hosting a special event today to celebrate signing the Respect for Marriage Act. Among the guests is “non binary drag artist” Marti G. Cummings, who, as Libs of Tik Tok found, isn’t just your run-of-the-mill drag artist, but also someone who really shouldn’t be anywhere near kids. We also recently learned of former head of the Twitter Trust and Safety Council Yoel Roth’s history of icky, sexually charged tweets, including several involving young children. We wish we could say that Cummings and Roth were outliers on the Left, but we can’t...
  • Suburban Mom Handcuffed, Jailed for Making 8-Year-Old Son Walk Half a Mile Home

    11/17/2022 3:30:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 147 replies
    Reason ^ | 11.16.2022 | LENORE SKENAZY
    Heather Wallace plead guilty to child endangerment and can no longer work with kids.Heather Wallace's oldest son, 8-year-old Aiden, was driving his two brothers crazy in the car as they all returned from karate one afternoon in October 2021. Wallace asked Aiden to walk the rest of the way home—half a mile in quiet, suburban Waco, Texas—so that he could calm down. For this she was arrested, handcuffed, and thrown in jail. She was charged with endangering a child, a felony carrying a mandatory minimum of two years in prison. "It really brought us into deep trauma," says Wallace. She...
  • I Raised 2 Successful CEOs and a Doctor. Here’s the ‘Unpopular’ Parenting Rule I Always Used on my Kids

    10/29/2022 6:31:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sat, Oct 29 2022
    RAISING SUCCESSFUL KIDS Published Sat, Oct 29 20229:55 AM EDTUpdated 10:08 AM EDT thumbnail Esther Wojcicki, Contributor @ESTHERWOJCICKI SHARE Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via Email I raised 2 successful CEOs and a professor of pediatrics—here's the biggest parenting mistake I see 2:52 I raised 2 successful CEOs and a professor of pediatrics—here’s the biggest parenting mistake I see Here’s a wake-up call for American parents: We are doing too much for our kids. This is the origin of “helicopter parenting,” in which we constantly remove obstacles so that our kids...
  • Elon Musk blames woke colleges for turning his transgender daughter Vivian, 18, against him and accuses America's elite institutions of teaching 'full-on communism'

    10/07/2022 11:29:31 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 8 2022 | PAUL FARRELL
    Elon Musk has blamed America's woke colleges for turning his transgender daughter Vivian against him. In a new interview with the Financial Times, the world's richest man blamed 'neo-Marxists' in elite schools and universities for the estrangement between him and his daughter. He added: 'It's full-on communism . . . and a general sentiment that if you're rich, you're evil.'
  • The parents raising their children without gender

    10/03/2022 5:49:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 3, 2022 | By Maddy Savage
    As Gabriella Martenson prepared for the birth of her first child, she came to a decision. She wouldn’t tell her child if they’d been born a girl or a boy, and would largely avoid discussing their birth sex with people outside her family and friendship group. “I wanted them to be who they want to be. I don't want to decide that for them,” says Martenson, who was 30 and living in her home city, Stockholm, when she had her first child. “[It’s] just as I don't want to decide what they grow up to do, or who they decide...
  • Our Civilizational Crisis Is Really a Crisis in Parenting

    09/13/2022 5:00:26 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 18 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | September 12, 2022 | Michael Cook
    “It’s tough to be alive now. I think societal collapse is in the air, it smells like it, and without being pretentious, I hope that’s why these movies matter because that’s the role of the artist is to shine a light on what’s going on.” That’s Timothée Chalamet, an up-and-coming American actor musing on Bones & All, the latest film by the Italian director Luca Guadagnino. The movie was wildly popular at the Venice Film Festival. The audience gave it a 10-minute standing ovation, chanting, “Luca! Luca!” Critics on Rotten Tomatoes ranked it 98 out of 100. One reviewer described...
  • my coworker is using paid paternity leave to work a second job instead of taking care of his baby

    08/24/2022 2:02:07 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 51 replies
    Ask a Manager ^ | 8-24-22 | Allison Green
    My company recently expanded its parental leave policy so that anyone, regardless of gender, gets the same, generous leave of six months fully paid. It’s called “bonding leave” so the intent is pretty clear. One of my male colleagues told me very matter of factly that he is intending to take his full leave after his wife’s paid maternity leave is up. But, instead of caring for the baby, he is going to get a “second” job for 6 months and his wife is going to stay home with the baby and take unpaid leave from her job. In effect,...
  • Judge Jeanine: Highland Park shooting suspect's parents are 'in deep legal trouble'

    07/06/2022 6:19:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 6, 2022 | Fox News Staff
    Fox News co-host Judge Jeanine Pirro explained Wednesday on "The Five" why the father of July 4 parade shooting suspect Robert Crimo is potentially culpable in the tragedy. JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO: If you go into a home and there are 17 knives and one sword and one dagger, and the individual had tried to kill himself a few months earlier, you don’t take the knives and then say, "Gee, you know, we are going to leave him here." We already know he is suicidal, may have been homicidal with all of these knives, they did not give the information to...
  • State Farm scraps gender identity project after ‘Like a Creepy Neighbor’ campaign brings awareness

    05/24/2022 1:17:00 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2022 | Brian Flood
    State Farm quickly distanced itself from a program that pushed books about gender fluidity on young children Monday after a new ad campaign slammed the insurance giant as "a creepy neighbor," but Consumers' Research thinks the insurance giant still has to "undo the damage" it caused. "Yesterday we launched our ad campaign calling out State Farm for donating books aimed at kindergartners on the topics of transgenderism and being non-binary… now they claim that they have ended their partnership with the GenderCool Project," Consumers' Research executive director Will Hild told Fox News Digital, calling the turn of events "an indication...
  • BuzzFeed Should Stop Publishing Only Negative Takes On Motherhood

    05/18/2022 11:38:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The ^ | May 18, 2022 | Karen Agness Lips
    Stories about parental regret might get clicks, but BuzzFeed acting as a PR machine against motherhood might also influence people’s decision to become a parent.As BuzzFeed contemplates its future, the website should reconsider its approach to motherhood. The media outlet is rethinking its news division because it loses money, offering voluntary buyouts. BuzzFeed would likely gain some mom consumers if it changed its tune on motherhood. In April, BuzzFeed ran an article headlined, “Mothers Are Revealing How They Realized They Regret Having Children And How They’re Coping Now, And They’re Such Nuanced And Valid Feelings.” The first mom the article...
  • I wanted my son to reject masculine stereotypes. Then he fell in love with tractors

    04/25/2022 12:15:15 PM PDT · by millenial4freedom · 117 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/21/2022 | Jay Deitcher
    After turning 2 years old, my son, Avishai, started demanding that he only wear tractor shirts, and my mind spiraled into darkness. I catastrophized worst-case scenarios, imagining a world where he fell for everything stereotypically manly. I envisioned him on a football field, barreling through mega-muscled opponents. Imagined him waxing a sports car on a warm summer day. I have always judged other guys who seemed boxed in by masculinity, but 3 ½ years ago, when I became a stay-at-home dad, my bias skyrocketed. My son was born in Albany, New York, on the bedroom floor of the apartment I...
  • Feminist Author: Stay-at-Home Moms Breed ‘Worse, More Sexist’ Men

    04/15/2022 11:54:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 13, 2022 | Samantha Ibrahim
    Controversial feminist author Jill Filipovic is preaching the “overwhelmingly negative consequences” of stay-at-home moms — and social media watchdogs are coming for her. Filipovic, 38, detailed her stance that these mothers create “worse, more sexist” men — and women who are “psychologically and emotionally worse off” — in a now-viral Twitter thread published on Tuesday. SNIP “The problem with paying people to stay home with kids, though, is that (1) we’re overwhelmingly not talking about ‘people,’ we’re talking about mothers; and (2) pushing women out of work comes with overwhelmingly negative consequences,” begins the thread by the outspoken author of...