Category: Parental Rights/ Parenting

Why a Child Allowance is Preferable to Subsidized Child Care

A recent study found that early-childhood interventions are not any more cost-effective as tools to improve economic well-being than later-in-life interventions, as others here at IFS have outlined. Furthermore, for many kids, universal childcare may actually have a negative impact in some cases, as has been found in the case of Quebec’s universal childcare program. And while I have shown in the past that spending on public child care does often boost birth rates, it’s a far more expensive strategy (in terms of dollars spent per baby born) than giving families direct cash payments.

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MARK LATHAM’S BILL TO STOP GENDER FLUIDITY IN NSW SCHOOLS

One Nation’s NSW leader Mark Latham will introduce a bill into the NSW Parliament this week to strengthen parental rights and ban gender fluidity programs in classrooms and in teacher training.

This bill is more important than ever because, despite the extreme Safe Schools program having been banned in 2017 in NSW, there are nevertheless constant efforts being undertaken to sneak in radical gender fluidity content into schools and teacher training. The recent exposition by Mark Latham of the MultiVerse programs being taught to early childhood educators is but one example of the continual and sneaky ways that the content of such programs is making its way into the school system.

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Cleveland, We Have a Problem

The city of Cleveland Ohio is putting the lives of its children at risk. And they are receiving federal taxpayer funds to do so.

No, it’s not COVID. For that low risk disease, children are sheltered, masked, kept away from many schools, and scared to death by the hovering, helicopter government bureaucracy.

But what about advice to teens that leads to lifelong complications from underage sexual promiscuity, along with the high likelihood of emotional disaster? And may cause the death of a child through abortion?

Who will be held accountable for this?

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California Senators Revive Bill On Sterilizing Children

State Senate leaders, under pressure from transgender activists, scheduled a new vote to fund sterilizing transgender procedures despite previously announcing Saturday’s Senate Health Committee was the last hearing of the year.

According to the Senate Health Committee staff, the change came from Committee Chair Senator Richard Pan and Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, a member of the LGBT Legislative Caucus. The Monday, August 10 hearing comes as a surprise after Pan’s spokesperson previously said the committee cut AB 2218 from consideration after being told to “evaluate and prioritize bills based on relevance to the current crisis our state and nation faces.” AB 2218 did not fit that criterion.

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Speaking to Your Kids About Complex Topics

A difficult part of parenting that I haven’t quite faced yet is having tough conversations about complex issues – which is why this video from CanaVox, on talking to kids about gender ideology, was very interesting to me. Not only did it open my eyes to a number of possible ways in which questions could come up for my kids in the future, it also had some really helpful guidelines about how to approach difficult topics.

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Parenting a Disabled Child is Lonely- So I Built an App to Help Us Find Each Other

We had a peculiar and medicalised initiation into parenthood. Instead of worrying about milestones and feeding, we wondered whether our baby would be with us in the morning and what her future held.

Shared experience offers a sense of cohesion and is part of the reason why new mother and baby groups are so popular. You’re in it together, riding the crazy wave of parenthood.

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Speaking to your kids about complex topics

A difficult part of parenting that I haven’t quite faced yet is having tough conversations about complex issues – which is why this video from CanaVox, on talking to kids about gender ideology, was very interesting to me. Not only did it open my eyes to a number of possible ways in which questions could come up for my kids in the future, it also had some really helpful guidelines about how to approach difficult topics.

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Utah company develops an updated kid-safe smartphone to fight too much screen time

“We position ourselves as the first phone. Our market or marketplaces is 8 to 15 (years old),” he said. “We’ve got data to show that kids who have Gabb phones spend 80%, less time on screens. We’re a strong believer that the thief of opportunity is distraction. If we’re less distracted, we can accomplish great things. So (have) less screen time and do more cool stuff.”

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The Other Pandemic

The evils of domestic violence and child abuse have been exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis.
Like the coronavirus, domestic violence has no respect for national borders, economic status, or social respectability. In fact, it’s striking to read of how similar the stories are in Midtown Manhattan, where the victims tend to be upper-middle class society women, and in the Nawuyo Village of Uganda, where 24-year-old Rahema Kyomuhendo found herself when the wave of global lockdowns in response to COVID-19 first made its presence felt in her life.

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