by / on February 11, 2017 at 10:41 am / in Education, Parenting, Society

A Pediatrician Just Laid Out How to Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse; She’s Begging You to Listen

If someone seems a little off or a little too nice to your kids, trust yourself and keep your kids out of any situations where they would be alone with that person.

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by / on August 29, 2016 at 9:35 am / in Body, Culture, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Health, Parenting, Society

Should an Overweight Child be Considered Child Abuse?

Child abuse is defined a few different ways depending on the source, but as it relates to overweight children each definition has a few similar words that come up: neglect; maltreatment; physical harm. Child abuse, Definition #1: “Physical Maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child.” Child abuse, Definition #2: “is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing […]

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by / on September 11, 2015 at 9:58 am / in Education, Health, Parenting, Philosophy, Relationships, Society

A Letter to My Daughter

I don’t care if he puts his elbows on the table — as long as he puts his eyes on the way your nose scrunches when you smile, and then can’t stop looking.

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by / on March 3, 2013 at 10:20 am / in Body, Culture, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

This is my Story of Mother-Son Incest

Anonymous “This is my story of mother-son incest” via I was born into a religious family, into a family, though, with many problems. We were one thing on the outside and something else on the inside. Within the family, there was no peace. My father had turned to religion when he was eighteen but with little effect other than […]

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by / on November 23, 2012 at 11:19 am / in Body, Media, Parenting, Sexuality, Society

High School Horror: THREE Students Commit Suicide in Seven Weeks

We’ve got a problem.  And, it’s a huge problem.  It’s common knowledge to anyone with a pulse, by now, that there’s a problem with teen suicide and bullying.  So, I’m not breaking any news there.  The problem we’re facing runs deeper, if that’s possible, than the issues of bullying and teen suicide.  We’re suffering from a paralysis on how to […]

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by / on October 31, 2012 at 11:42 am / in Body, Parenting, Relationships, Society, Women's issues

Why We Shouldn’t Overturn Roe v. Wade (yet): A Pro-lifer’s Point of View

I was never really good at picking sides. When my friends would argue and then ask me to weigh in, more often than not I told them I was on my side, not anyone else’s, and promptly invoked Switzerland status. The reasoning behind this is that I usually agreed with (or could at least concede to) parts of what each […]

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by / on July 19, 2012 at 9:33 am / in Country, Current Events, Gender, Parenting, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Society

The Bigoted Boy Scouts of America

The defiant refusal by the Boy Scouts of America to reconsider their policy of banning openly gay people from participating reminds me of my story of Max and Mary, who lost their daughter, Martha, to suicide, after rejecting her and casting her out of their house and their lives. That sad tale resonated with more than fifteen hundred readers, far […]

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by / on July 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm / in Body, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Education, Government, Miscellaneous, News, Parenting, Politics, Prejudice, Religion, Sexuality, Society, The Pen Prostitute, Uncategorized

Male Circumcision: A Necessary Cut?

Circumcision (the removal of some or all of the foreskin of a male’s penis) made headlines again in Cologne, Germany this week where a court ruled it illegal to circumcise an infant for religious reasons regardless of parental consent.  This new law was apparently brought on by the case of a doctor in a lower court whose circumcision on a […]

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by / on June 15, 2012 at 10:20 am / in Body, Culture, Gender, Parenting, Society

An Ode to Some Childhood Buddies – Barbie Doll and Friends

When I went to college, one of the first classes I took was Women’s Studies. How could I resist learning about the history of women since I am a woman? My professor was named Dr. Jean Peterson and she was a cool hippie chick from back in the day, complete with graying jet-black hair to her waist; she was so […]

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by / on May 31, 2012 at 9:22 am / in Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Media, Parenting, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sexuality, Society

Ain’t No Homos Going to Make it to Heaven

By teaching a child disrespect and hate for people different from him/herself, parents impair their child’s healthy emotional development and hold him/her back from developing a complete image of diversity the world offers.

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