Category: Parental Rights/ Parenting

A Harvard researcher says this is the smartest and ‘least costly’ way to help your kids reach ‘accelerated learning’

There is no learning without mistakes. But our culture teaches kids that mistakes are costly, resulting in everything from lower grades to feelings of shame to being teased or even bullied by peers.
This is why we want our kids to find ways to experience — and learn from — failure … as easily and as cheaply as possible.

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“Mommy, How Come I Only See You on the Phone?”

The 27-year-old readily admits to a history of drug use that evolved from Percocet after an injury in high school to heroin in her early 20s. In recent years, she quit using illicit opioids but continued to use cocaine.

But looking back on it now, Stevie understands why CPS got involved. She cringes at the memories of stepping outside to use during nap times and selling family belongings for drugs.

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How social media turns online arguments between teens into real-world violence

For the last three years, I have studied how and why social media triggers and accelerates offline violence. In my research, conducted in partnership with Hartford-based peace initiative COMPASS Youth Collaborative, we interviewed dozens of young people aged 12-19 in 2018. Their responses made clear that social media is not a neutral communication platform.

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Human Trafficking Is World’s Fastest-Growing Crime, Activist Says

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing crime in the world, but too few people are talking about it, says Sophia Fisher, executive director at Stop the Demand Project and a fierce foe of human trafficking. Fisher joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss her fight against human trafficking, how America is dealing with this horrible crime within its own borders and abroad, and what conservatives can do to lead the charge against it.

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Utah Dads to Be Required to Pay Half of Pregnancy Costs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Biological fathers in Utah will be legally required to pay half of a woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs under a new law unique to the state that critics say doesn’t do enough to adequately address maternal healthcare needs. The bill’s sponsor has presented the measure as an effort to decrease the burden of pregnancy on women and increase responsibility for men who have children. But some critics argue the new legislation won’t help women who are most vulnerable and could make abusive situations even more dangerous for pregnant women. Utah appears to be the first state to mandate prenatal child support, according to the state’s Planned Parenthood association and the bill’s sponsor. But a few states, including Wisconsin and New York, have provisions that can result in fathers being financially responsible for pre-birth expenses.

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How faith, family — and timing — shape Mitt Romney’s efforts to change the child tax credit

A proposal by Mitt Romney to effectively turn the child tax credit into a deficit-neutral child allowance — a monthly payment to help parents with the cost of raising children — has some critics calling Utah’s junior Republican senator more progressive than conservative. The former GOP presidential candidate and self-described budget hawk said his heart for those who struggle is a natural expression of the way he was raised and of his religion. His elected positions have given him opportunities to help alleviate some of the needs he sees. While criticized during his 2012 presidential run as out of touch with America’s low-income populace, the millionaire businessman’s roles in the lay clergy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints afforded him a close-up and very personal view of the wide range of struggles families and individuals can face. Church-appointed positions as bishop and later stake president not only made him a safe place for people to display their fragility and challenges, but also mandated that he minister to and share the burden of their pain.

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Anonymous Reporting of Child Abuse Protects Child Well-Being

Now, here’s the question: Would you give your name to the police? Consider that there are only eight apartments on the floor, and you are dealing with a man who has already had run-ins with the law because of domestic abuse. Wouldn’t you worry he would figure out who reported him or that some CPS investigator might let it slip? In fact, you might not call at all.

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