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Category: Parenting

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...

Crossing Ideological Lines on Pinterest

One person’s sustainability is another person’s prep. While surveying for ways to rid our tent of those nasty, pinching earwigs, I was struck by how this flat-earther’s pin feed was populated...

The Cure for Autism: More Testing, More Schoolwork, a Robust Curriculum, and High Expectations?

Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder must be jumping for joy upon the news of the cure for Autism and all disabilities in a June 24th media conference call. According to an NPR...

Common Core Oklahoma Back in the News

Oklahoma has made national news again!  Our governor-appointed School Board and a few others have filed a lawsuit over HB3399 to repeal Common Core.   The claim is that it is unconstitutional for...

Did You Know Obamacare Can Now Collect DNA Info on Newborns?

On June 24th, 2014 the U.S. House passed HR 1281, a bill that nationalizes newborn genetic screening without consent. It passed on a voice vote without a roll call or amendments. HR 1281 may be...

War on Boys

What ever happened to letting “boys be boys?” Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun. In another, a teacher was so alarmed...

The Democrat Dilemma Over Charter Schools

Are Democrats eating their own over charter schools? At the center of this firestorm is the decision to displace the 200 students from the highly performing Success Academy Harlem Central Middle...

What Did Your Parents Most Want You to Be?

When parents boast about their children with other people, what do most say first? Is it how nice they are to strangers? Or how much volunteering they did last year? Usually not. More often, they...

The Slick New Common Core Brochure of Lies

They have slick-suited lobbyists taking your Representative to lunch, offering them campaign dollars to buy this mess. Why? They want your children to be compliant little worker bees for their...

Think Your Child Can Opt Out of Common Core Testing? Think Again…

This is from Mississippi, but could easily be from any state in the U.S. Parents are being bullied for asking questions about their children’s education. Please read the EagNews.org article...