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Florida School District Decides To Stop Hitting Students... But Not For The Reason You Might Think

A Florida school district that has long subjected misbehaving students to corporal punishment recently announced it would be suspending the practice and will likely ban it entirely.<p>According to local reports, officials at Santa Rosa County School District in northwest Florida decided to phase out …

Why I Freely Express Emotion in Front of My Child

My dad's decline continues. The other day, my mom went to visit with some paperwork she needed him to sign. He didn't know how to sign his name. He had forgotten how.<p>It was the most recent in the noticeable signs the dementia is progressing. It was very hard for my mom to take. She left me a …

Parenting

Parents Say School's Leggings 'Ban' Is Unfair To Girls, 'Contributes To Rape Culture'

Parents at a Chicago-area middle school are speaking out against a purported ban on leggings and tight yoga pants arguing the dress code policy unfairly punishes girls.<p>The Evanston, Ill. school's dress code, which is posted online, states that shorts, dresses and skirts "must extend closer to the …

Do Parents With Tattoos Make for Bad Role Models?

<i>By Stephanie Barnhart</i><p>I remember seeing my grandpa's tattoos as a kid. They were hard to make out because of his weathered skin and the fact that the ink had bled over the years. They were badges of honor from war. I just remember looking at the huge green blot on his arm, trying to trace the lines …

Parenting

Mom Turns Herself Into 'Human Speed Bump' To Save Her Kids In Rolling Car

The maternal instinct is often associated with tender, nurturing care. But given a dash of adrenaline, it becomes an entirely different creature.<p>Few know this better than Mindy Tran, a Lawrence, Mass., mother, who threw herself under a rolling car earlier this month to save her twin daughters, …

5 Ways to Speak to Your Children Without Opening Your Mouth

For most parents, it takes more than a few dozen major spills and messes before they get the feeling that their adventurous toddler isn't quite understanding the emphatic "NO! NO! NO!" that is uttered just a little too late. That's because kids aren't always listening to our words. Surprised? …

The Most Important 10 Minutes of a Child's Day

In previous posts, I have discussed the importance of positive emotions in child development and offered some suggestions for how we can strengthen positive feelings in our children's lives -- how we can engage children's interests, nurture a spirit of kindness and generosity, support their …

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More than 100 immigrants found at suspected stash house in Texas

Police in Houston rescued more than 100 immigrants Wednesday from a suspected stash house where they were being held against their will.<p>A total of 94 men and 15 women, including children, were discovered inside the one-story, roughly 1,500 square-foot home, according to police spokesman John Cannon.<p>…