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Category: Parenting

I Saw My Father’s Heart Today

I saw my father’s heart today. My father, nearly 91, spent the morning in confusion, removing his sheets, his gown, and the leads on his chest that once linked him to a monitor. He had already...

Parenting – The Joy of the Journey

Many people say, “Parenting is a thankless job”. In a way, it is. There are many times, each day, parents do things for their children, no matter the age, without the words...

Socially Smart with Lainie & Shannon Sloane

Children should be trained early on by their parents about manners. It is past the toddler stage when we begin applying those manners to the rules of etiquette. We should always be civil toward...

Are Parents Missing the Point?

When I was growing up, I can only remember having two or three birthday parties (for me) and I don’t remember my friends having them every year either. When I had my own children, we started off...

Memo to the Mom in the Store With the Brats.

MEMO: To the mom in the store who wasn’t paying attention, watch out – you just avoided a lawsuit waiting to happen. The scenario played out like any typical one in suburban America – a...

7 Reasons Why You SHOULD Take Your Kids Out of School For Vacation

Many school districts frown upon parents pulling their children out of school while classes are in session. In fact many schools at the upper grade levels restrict parents from pulling their kids...

Kids and Technology

When my kids were growing up, we were a pretty tech-savvy family for that time period, the 1990’s into the 2000’s, but the amount of tech in our home was pretty simple. A Nintendo system, a PC,...

Nice Discipline or Lousy Parent – You Decide

In case you were wondering, you’re a lousy parent. You may have already known this but just in case you didn’t, I’ll save you the time of finding out. How do I know? I’d...

How the news about Hannah Graham raises my worst fears as a parent

Like thousands of other Virginians and across the United States, my heart skipped a beat this evening upon the news that the body of missing UVA student Hannah Graham may have been found. Graham,...

What Defines a “Parenting Expert”?

When my editor assigned me the “Parenting” beat on PolitiChicks, I had to laugh. After all, I quit teaching parenting classes over twenty years ago – not because I did not enjoy the classes...

Guest Writer Dr. Dathan Paterno: Parenting And Bacon

My bold prediction: Adrian Peterson will not win the 2014 Father of the Year award. While talk of the Peterson incident has quieted somewhat in the mainstream media, the debate about spanking,...

What Women Really Want – Fox & Friends

The Ladies on Fox & Friends September 2nd, 2014 • Female powerhouses Ann-Marie Murrell, Morgan Brittany, and Dr. Gina Loudon sound the clarion call for conservative women across America to...

Guest Writer Daniel Greenfield: “Americans Alone”

For the first time in American statistical history, the majority of American adults are single. 124 million or 50.2% of Americans are single. Some will get married, but increasing numbers never...

Parenting in a World Where Parents are Guilty until Proven Innocent

A Texas mother recently posted a blog on her website about a run-in she had with a nosy neighbor, the police, and eventually Child Protective Services. The mother, Kari Anne Roy, wrote about a...

Family Traditions by Way of Ocean City, Maryland

How does a family tradition start? I never thought about tradition but I realized it this year as we took our family back to Ocean City for Memorial Day to start our summer and on Labor Day to...

NEW Parenting Section’s Katie Abercrombie: Parents Are the Key to Educational Success

For the past twenty years, I have been homeschooling my four children. They are all grown now, and, except for my youngest, finished with college and out “doing their thing.” I loved teaching my...

Seven Things Every Parent Should Instill in Their Children about Politics

“When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it’s a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can...

Scotland Says: Government is a Better Parent for Children (Is U.S. Next?)

Here in the U.S, we should be mindful of what happens across the Atlantic. We’ve seen what happens when government violates parental rights. (Remember fifteen-year-old Justina Pelletier, who was...