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How Baby Boomers Ruined Parenting Forever

By Sarah Kendzior | Originally Published at Quartz. November 12, 2014 | Photographic Credit; Most families are just trying to get by. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli) About 25 years ago, when the era of irrational exuberance allowed enough disposable income for irrational anxiety, the concept of “helicopter parenting” [...]

How Baby Boomers Ruined Parenting Forever 2016-11-29T17:37:31+00:00

Stop Blaming Poor Parents for Their Children’s Vocabulary

By Paul Thomas | Originally Published at The Conversation. November 10, 2014 | He’s been reading for months already. Mother and child via Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock While the reading wars in education have raged for decades, most people agree that literacy is crucial for children and that the [...]

Stop Blaming Poor Parents for Their Children’s Vocabulary 2016-11-29T17:37:31+00:00

Karma, Tested by the Universe, or The Day I Did Not Kill My Dog

By Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. November 6, 2014 This past summer we had to put down both our dear chocolate lab Hershey and one month later our black lab Scout (named by her breeder after the To Kill A Mockingbird [...]

Karma, Tested by the Universe, or The Day I Did Not Kill My Dog 2016-11-29T17:37:31+00:00

There is No Debate About Hitting Children – It’s Just Wrong

By Paul Thomas, Furman University | Originally Published at the The Conversation. October 24, 2014 | Adrian Peterson has been indicted for injury to a child. Arvee5.0, CC BY US sports continue to struggle with the controversies surrounding Ray Rice’s domestic violence case, and the arrest of [...]

There is No Debate About Hitting Children – It’s Just Wrong 2016-11-29T17:37:32+00:00

Spare the Rod, Respect the Child: Avoiding the Line Between Discipline and Abuse

By Paul Thomas, Ed.D | Originally Published at TruthOut. October 22, 2014 | Image by Camille at Flickr Over the past two seasons, the National Football League (NFL) has sparked public debate and even outrage over several social issues related to violence: bullying, domestic violence and child [...]

Spare the Rod, Respect the Child: Avoiding the Line Between Discipline and Abuse 2016-11-29T17:37:33+00:00

White Parents Should Talk to Their Kids About Discrimination

By Jennifer Keys Adair | Originally Published at Huffington Post. October 15, 2014 12:16 pm EDT Updated: December 15, 2014 5:59 am EST In the aftermath of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shooting and killing Michael Brown, I have been thinking about what young children are picking [...]

White Parents Should Talk to Their Kids About Discrimination 2016-11-29T17:37:33+00:00

Is the Way We Raise Young Children Contributing to College Rape Culture?

Let me say right off the bat it's not my intention to blame parents for actively creating college rape culture. Rather, this post is meant as an appeal to parents of small children -- children who will all too soon be college age -- to [...]

Is the Way We Raise Young Children Contributing to College Rape Culture? 2016-11-29T17:37:34+00:00