Christy Parfet

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A Better Way to Say Sorry

March 30, 2014<p><i>This post is part of my series on</i> <i>How to Shape Children’s Behavior.</i><p>“Say sorry to your brother.”<p>“But he’s the one who–”<p>“Say it!” you …

Michelle Obama made this election about something much bigger than Clinton versus Trump

Every great speech has a stop-everything, listen-to-this moment. In Michelle Obama’s speech before the Democratic National Convention, it was this, where she talks about her place in history as the first black mother in the White House:<p>[This] is the story that has brought me to this stage tonight. …

The astounding carelessness of Donald Trump finally caught up with him

Donald Trump prides himself on flying by the seat of his pants. By doing things — in life and in politics — that freak out the squares. By being different and, in his mind, better.<p>That unpredictability has served him remarkably well in the presidential campaign to date; it kept his opponents in the …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy

By Editorial Board<p>DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance. To …

Donald Trump

Melania Trump's plagiarism matters because it exposes Donald Trump's profound laziness

That Melania Trump’s speech Monday night at the Republican National Convention contained material plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention is not the most significant issue in the world. But it genuinely is one of the most important things that happened at …

Donald Trump

Laura Ingraham just showed us how Trumpism will survive after Trump

She out-Trumped Trump. And the audience loved it.<p>The first two nights of Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention were — to put it in terms the nominee might recognize — low-energy. The convention hall wasn’t full, or if it was full, attendees milled around instead of listening to GOP …

Donald Trump’s nomination is the first time American politics has left me truly afraid

Tonight, Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president of the United States.<p>And I am, for the first time since I began covering American politics, genuinely afraid.<p>Donald Trump is not a man who should be president. This is not an ideological judgment. This is not …

The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

Here is a new post from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, author of a number of popular posts on this blog, including “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today,” as well as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class” and “How schools ruined …

Pre-school

Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues

When my dad was growing up he had one sweater each winter. One. Total.<p>He remembers how vigilantly he cared for his sweater. If the elbows got holes …

No, a Vote for a Third Party (or Abstaining from Voting) Is not the Same as a Vote for Hillary

Not a “reformer”, but this man’s thinking is basically what we have been saying. We are looking to do a write in of Ted Cruz if he signs the write in …

Government

I dare you to read this and still feel good about tipping

Three years ago, Jay Porter, a former restaurant owner who abolished tipping at his restaurant, made a powerful case against the practice, an industry standard in the United States. Everything at his establishment, he wrote in a 2013 Op-Ed for Slate, improved after he enforced a mandatory 18 …

Sexual Harassment

Kids Gone Wild

No one would ever let Johan Laigaard run a kindergarten in Australia.<p>At the one he runs in Denmark, two boys swing large sticks over their heads as …

Why I Changed My Mind about Women’s Ordination

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p>A trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

Busy Is a Sickness

I'm busy.<p>I don't know about you, but anytime I am asked, "How's it going?", I never just say "fine" anymore. Instead, my stock response is always some degree of frazzled. The scale ranges from "busy" to "crazy busy" to "nutballs."<p>The good news is, my answer is usually met with sympathetic response, …

In Defense of Doing Nothing

I feel it too, the passing of time. The frustration of physical limits. Mounting achievements by your friends and loved ones, when simply getting out …

Positive Thinking

Has progress in science and technology come to a halt? – Michael Hanlon

We live in a golden age of technological, medical, scientific and social progress. Look at our computers! Look at our phones! Twenty years ago, the …

Civil Rights

Fifteen National Forest Waterfalls Not to Miss - National Forest Foundation

Facebook Twitter Pintrest Email<p>Across our National Forests, waterfalls offer the perfect destination after a short of long hike. Did we miss any of …

The Magic of Equality: Biblical Feminism

Illustration by Evan Black<p><i>[On Mondays we’re sharing personal stories of Christian women who identify in some way as feminists. We hope that hearing</i> …

No, Everything Does Not Happen for a Reason

We don't have to figure out the purpose for our pain, but we do follow a God who meets us in it.We’ve all received that phrase “everything happens …

Schadenfreude

Forbes Welcome

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Seventh-day Adventists to decide whether women can become clergy

Tens of thousands of Seventh-day Adventists are meeting this week to face an issue as divisive as any in the Protestant group’s 152-year history: Does the Bible allow women to be ordained as clergy?<p>The question has special complexity for Adventists, who to this day revere one of their founders who …

God's Highest Authority

Ellen White's changing attitude toward the General Conference in Session is illustrated by these statements:<p><b>E.G.White in 1875:</b><p>"I have been shown that …

The Voice

Why the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Shouldn't Dictate Ordination Policy

<b>Reason #1:</b> <b>Our Church Structure</b><p>The biggest problem with what is happening now with women’s ordination is that our people are ignorant about our church …

San Antonio

5 Reasons to Stop Using 1 Timothy 2:12 Against Women

It baffles me that the #1 search term used to find The Junia Project blog is some version of “1 Timothy 2:8-15”.<p>Every. Single. Day.<p><i>8 Therefore I want</i> …