Category: Parenting

Media’s Gift to Dads on Father’s Day; A Comedy about Statutory Rape

Imagine that on Mother’s Day a comedy film was released about the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl by her male teacher. The girl’s friends laugh and congratulate her on getting pregnant by her teacher as he is taken away … Continue reading

The dangers of detergent pods

By Oakwood mom Amanda Hoying Two years ago, I made the decision to leave the classroom and become a full time mom.  Little did I know what I challenge this was going to be!  I envisioned days of arts and … Continue reading

A game that isn’t

The Choking Game is not a playful activity, but a dangerous way some of America’s young people are using to experience temporary euphoria.  I learned about the seriousness of this problem at a presentation given by Scott Metheny, a Pennsylvania … Continue reading

Time magazine’s exploitation of children

The provocative Time Magazine cover of a three-year old child standing on a chair and sucking on his mother’s breast is yet another example of child exploitation masquerading as creative advertising. We’ve seen this before, with Abercrombie and Fitch’s sexually … Continue reading

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