J wrote: Listen. I'm not going to say my name. Call me J. Point is, school is the bane of my existence. Something you've heard before, I'm sure. High school is hell. I feel my life value is determined by a letter and a number. My parents are literally screaming at me to get my […]
May 20, 2011:
California Bill To Give Parents Access To Kids' Facebook Pages (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 2:09 AM
California SB 242, proposed by Sen. Ellen Corbett, would force social networks like Facebook to allow parents access to their child’s account(s) and, more importantly, force all privacy settings to their maximum level by default. Parents can request that images or text be removed from any social network page “upon request … within 48 hours […]
May 14, 2011:
Christian Choate, Boy Found Buried In Concrete Died While Locked In A Cage, Sister Says (2 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 4:26 AM
Christian Choate's father Riley and his stepmother Kimberly Kubina were charged Tuesday with murder, battery, criminal confinement, and neglect of a dependent in the young boy's death. Kubina allegedly helped Riley Choate bury his son's body, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
May 12, 2011:
Invading the privacy of young people makes them less safe (3 Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 8:37 PM
Point/counterpoint: Alex Koroknay-Palicz on parental surveillance Privacy is not a luxury. Nor is it a threat to safety. Ten years ago America was attacked in a shockingly brutal and violent way. Thousands of innocent people died and millions more feared for their safety. Pledging to protect us from terrorists, the government passed the Patriot Act, […]
May 7, 2011:
No time-outs, no yelling, no spanking, no taking away toys. When contributor Jillian Lauren's son acts up, she treats him with 'empathy and respect.' How does it work?
By Jillian Lauren, TODAY Moms contributor
My husband and I have tattoos from our toenails to our eyeballs. We still sleep in...
January 30, 2011:
Crazy Bitch: Mom Killed Her Kids Because They Were "Mouthy" (4 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 9:00 PM
Julie Schenecker Allegedly Shot Her 16-Year-Old Daughter and 13-Year-Old Son A Tampa, Fla., mother accused of murdering her two teenage children because they were "mouthy" was hospitalized today, delaying her first scheduled court appearance. Julie Schenecker, 50, a military officer's wife, was arrested Friday when police, responding to call from a concerned relative, found her […]
October 28, 2010:
California Teens Given Right to Consent to Their Own Mental Health Treatment (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 4:52 PM
California recently made it much easier for teens to seek mental health treatment on their own. In a landmark bill proposed by State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on September 30, SB 543 gives adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 the ability to consent to […]
October 1, 2010:
by KittyKatBlack We always hear, probably daily, about how teenagers or this generation (because no generation before us ever had issues) have this huge sense of entitlement. But what about parents? Those of you who have the more bitchy parentage may have been told that you should be grateful that they're spending and sacrificing so […]
September 17, 2010:
More families are deciding that school's out - forever (1 Comment)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 2:04 PM
Kate Hammer From Saturday's Globe and Mail It may sound flaky, but the ‘unschooling’ movement's ideas are going mainstream as parents are increasingly opting to keep their kids out of class. It has been Saturday in the Laricchia household for nearly a decade. The family's three teenagers, Michael, Lissy and Joseph, have known nothing of […]
August 30, 2010:
Dad buys newspaper ad after daughter breaks curfew (4 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 9:51 PM
SOUTHLAKE, Texas (AP) — A Texas teenager who broke curfew is headed for a reluctant adventure in baby-sitting. Robert Rausch placed an advertisement offering his daughter's free baby-sitting services in the community newspaper in Southlake, a wealthy suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth that is home to business leaders and professional athletes. The advertisement names Rausch's 16-year-old-daughter […]
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