Category: Parental Rights/ Parenting
sociologist Christina Cross discussed forthcoming findings suggesting that, when it comes to educational outcomes, two parents aren’t quite as important for low-income Black children as perhaps previously thought.Read More
Nurturing dads raise emotionally intelligent kids – helping make society more respectful and equitable
When fathers are caregivers – when they provide emotional support and act affectionately toward their kids – the effects go well beyond growth, development, good health and solid grades. My research shows the benefits also include having children who value emotional intelligence, gender equality and healthy competition.Read More
As Supreme Court Weighs Catholic Adoption Agency Ruling, Wealthy Donors Pour Millions into Anti-Religious Freedom Efforts
The case concerns the city of Philadelphia’s 2018 decision to notify Catholic Social Services in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that its policy not to place foster care children with same-sex couples was discriminatory.Read More
She concluded, “I knew Zoomer would find pronouns that fit. As a gender creative parent, I made sure Z had all the pronouns to try on, to hear being used, to put in piles — Not for me; Maybe; I like; I love. Z knows he can use he/him pronouns for the rest of his life, alternate pronouns like I do, forego pronouns, or invent new ones. The gender creative adventure doesn’t stop here.”Read More
Liberals are now asking that you pay no attention to the curriculum behind the curtain. They have taken to insisting that critical race theory isn’t actually being taught in K-12 schools, even though there are clear examples that show that it is. The New York Times even wrote in July 2020 about the “anti-racism” programs being brought to parents and staff in various school districts. Another New York Times piece published just two weeks ago noted that critical race theory is a “framework that has found its way into K-12 public education.”Read More
In his famed memoir, Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance begins his story with a detailed depiction of his familial relations. Raised in a single-parent home, he shares how his mother attributed her many romantic relationships to the hope of finding a “new” father for J.D. and his sister, whose own father was largely absent. Despite these failed attempts, J.D. discusses the uncles in his life who stepped into this role:
In Ohio, I had grown especially skillful at navigating various father figures… I once overheard Mamaw tell her mother that I loved the Blanton men because so many father figures had come and gone, but the Blanton men were always there…The oldest and meanest of the Blanton men was Uncle Teaberry… Uncle Pet came next… Uncle David may have been the only one of Mamaw’s brothers to care little for that honor culture… Youngest of all the Blanton boys was Uncle Gary. He was the head of the family and one of the sweetest men I knew… I was obsessed with the Blanton men. I would sit among them and beg them to tell and retell their stories. These men were the gatekeepers to the family’s oral traditions, and I was their best student.Read More
Teaching kids social responsibility – like how to settle fights and ask for help – can reduce school bullying
Schools that encourage their students to care for their classmates’ feelings and to peacefully resolve conflicts with their peers can lower incidents of bullying, according to our peer-reviewed study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Development in June 2021.
We surveyed 1,850 Brazilian schoolchildren ages 7 to 15 and their teachers over a three-month period in 2019 – shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted in-person instruction. The teachers were working to cultivate these social responsibility skills among their students.Read More
Bringing joy back to the classroom and supporting stressed kids – what summer school looks like in 2021
Summer school programs help children get better at both reading and mathematics. Students who attend summer school tend to have higher test scores than those who don’t, which means that offering voluntary summer programs is likely to help students catch up from pandemic-related learning slowdowns. And summer learning programs may also improve outcomes beyond test scores, such as by helping students to recover course credits.
Summer learning programs work best when the reading instruction uses research-based strategies such as guided oral reading and modeling approaches to reading comprehension, and when daily time is given to math.Summer school programs help children get better at both reading and mathematics. Students who attend summer school tend to have higher test scores than those who don’t, which means that offering voluntary summer programs is likely to help students catch up from pandemic-related learning slowdowns. And summer learning programs may also improve outcomes beyond test scores, such as by helping students to recover course credits.
Summer learning programs work best when the reading instruction uses research-based strategies such as guided oral reading and modeling approaches to reading comprehension, and when daily time is given to math.Read More
It may be years before we regain a sense of normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic, but one of the hidden tragedies of the last 16 months is how extended lockdowns affected children, particularly through an increase in online sexual exploitation.
In April 2020, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received 4.2 million reports of sexual exploitation, online enticement, child sex abuse materials (or “CSAM”), and unsolicited pornography sent to a child. This represented an increase of 2 million reports from the same month in 2019 and 2 million more than in 2018.Read More
President Joe Biden’s pro-abortion Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra refused to use the term “mother” instead of “birthing person” when challenged by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) in a Senate Finance Committee hearing which addressed the proposed budget for the 2022 fiscal year.
During the hearing, Lankford told Becerra he observed that the word “mothers” had been replaced with “birthing people” in the 2022 budget proposal.Read More
The sleeping giant of the American Mom has been awakened and is “filled with a terrible resolve,” as Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto once said of the United States after his country’s attack on Pearl Harbor.
These mothers’ watershed moment is the hateful cult of “critical race theory” which is being shoved down their children’s throats under the guise of “equity” and “anti-racism.”Read More
A mother of five sons, Ann Romney is taking issue with the Biden administration’s use of the term “birthing person” in its federal budget proposal.
“I’m not the ‘birthing person’ of five boys, I’m their mother. With all the sacrifice, joy, commitment, hardship, and love that comes with that. The Biden Administration diminishing motherhood to ‘birthing person’ is simply insulting to all moms,” the wife of Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney tweeted over the weekend.Read More