Topic: children’s safety

Watch This Strong 11-Year-Old Go Before School Superintendents To Talk About Bullying

Watch This Strong 11-Year-Old Go Before School Superintendents To Talk About Bullying

Bullying exceeds the mere seven to three o’ clock torture fest that kids of yester-year endured. Round the clock cyberbulling, along with more conventional bullying, make life a quadruple hell for those kids who have obvious differences. Like 11-year-old Caine Smith, who says that he endures daily physical abuse (including being beaten and choked) and all because HE HAS TWO MOMS AND LONG HAIR. More »

Real Or Fake: Sanctimommy Arguments For Ruining Halloween

Real Or Fake: Sanctimommy Arguments For Ruining Halloween

Sanctimommies pop up year round but Halloween is very special time of year  for those looking to wag some parenting fingers. As you’re scrambling to put together this year’s Halloween costume and organize a tick or treating route, you better believe there will be Facebook statuses and online comments about how “evil” Halloween is and how that Halloween candy consumption needs to be put into check. Whether it’s a concern about cavities, “tripping hazards,” or Satanic Worship, you’ll be truly spooked. More »

Out Of This World Brave 11-Year-Old Goes Public With Being Molested By Grandfather

Out Of This World Brave 11-Year-Old Goes Public With Being Molested By Grandfather

While media outlets are touting the word “brave” to describe women who wear a bikini while pregnant, 11-year-old Breann Hill is putting her own face to the pervasiveness of inter-family molestation. This little girl is not only superhuman for getting vocal within her own family — a herculean effort for anybody– but also for speaking into a microphone about it. More »

My Daughter’s Daycare Teacher Has Been Charged With Abuse

My Daughterâs Daycare Teacher Has Been Charged With Abuse

My first impression of Jessie was that she was a bit distant with the kids—the first time I saw her, she was outside on the playground holding a toddler, surveying the group of kids without a smile. I thought she was someone’s mom, because she didn’t seem very interested in interacting with everyone. But she was young, somewhat attractive, and perhaps these things tricked me into believing she was perfectly competent. More »

Some Parents Are Creepily Using Homeschooling As A Cover For Abuse

Some Parents Are Creepily Using Homeschooling As A Cover For Abuse

Homeschooling is often hotly debated in terms of child development, “socializing,” and simply having the time and means to shoulder your child’s education. But among the usual parenting talking points that often dot homeschooling narratives, the question of a child’s safety isn’t even one of the top five, until some reporting proves that it very well should be. More »

Rich College-Educated Parents Aren’t Smart Enough To Buckle Up Their Kids

Rich College-Educated Parents Aren't Smart Enough To Buckle Up Their Kids

For all the vilifying that often happens to poor parents, the biggest offenders in child seat belt safety aren’t parents making decisions between paying their electricity bill and having enough gas in their cars. Nope, according to a Safe Kids Worldwide study, it’s the college-educated wealthy set that are totally throwing caution to the wind when it comes to carpool duty. More »

Playboy’s 2013 Awesomely Consensual College Party Guide Deemed A Big Fat Fake

Playboy's 2013 Awesomely Consensual College Party Guide Deemed A Big Fat Fake

Playboy doesn’t have the best track record with women/girls and abuse. Between the magazine citing Lolita as one of top 25 “sexiest novels ever written,” you know, where a little girl gets raped, and Hugh Hefner publicly hoping that his girlfriend-beating son “patch things up” with his lady friend, the “sex positive” branding definitely doesn’t square with ladies’ well-being. But, it would appear that the publication is looking to turn over a new leaf with their “2013 Top Ten Party Commandments.” The tagline? “The ultimate guide to a consensual good time.” Too bad it has been deemed a fake. More »

What Your Playdate Style Says About You

What Your Playdate Style Says About You

Playdates say a lot about not just what kind of host you are, but what kind of parenting substitute you are. With more kids in attendance than your own, mixed company often makes for slight adjustments in your otherwise hard and fast (or fluid) parenting style. Are you the let’s get crunk on sugar mom? The lax, pile everyone in the backyard mom? The let’s get booooooozey while our kids are playing mom? Only your signature playdate style can tell. More »