• Living with Children,  Parenting,  Social Changes

    Stop the Insanity- Spanking is Abuse. Period.

    This situation with Adrian Peterson is shedding a HUGE light on a problem that has been raging in our families for entirely too long. We all know this isn’t anything new. Many of us have been the recipient of some type of physical punishment when we were children. But that does NOT MAKE IT RIGHT. Can we just stop and THINK about this for a few minutes? When an adult (caretaker) reprimands a child using physical force in order to obtain some adult desired behavior a host of unintended things happen: 1. The child learns that bigger people hurting smaller people is alright. (Bullying) 2. The child equates hurt and…

  • Books,  Parenting,  Social Changes,  Teens

    What if kids could test out of school?

    According to the author of “Teen 2.0: Saving our Children and Families from the Torment of Adolescence” that’s exactly what we should be doing. Teens are in limbo. They aren’t given enough rights to be independent, but they are fully capable of handling their lives and in many cases better than those who are actually deemed adults. ¬†The arbitrary age laws can really depress potential. In his book, Robert Epstein, outlines profound, totally unexpected suggestions¬†for our society to consider in order to free our young people and give them the power to reach their full potential. We see delinquent behaviors because kids feel trapped, controlled, and unappreciated. We have dumbed…