Child Development

By Jackie Bowles As young teenagers, my sisters and I started a babysitting service. We called ourselves “Three Sisters Three Sitters”. I remember babysitting all the time. Sometimes each of us had 3 different jobs on a given day. People knew they could always get one...

by Erin Weist Citizens in Australia have been dealing with a politically-motivated scheme trying to force its way into their schools.  The program, entitled “Safe Schools Coalition,” seems useful at first glance.  Its focus is on teaching anti-bullying messages.  However, as parents read more detail about...

by Ally Fife When I was pregnant with my third child, my in-laws sent me a 500 page, hardbound journal written by my husband’s great great grandmother. Her name was Hannah Jane, and I became obsessed with her over the course of my pregnancy. She was...

by Diane Robertson Parents if you want your children to maintain their rights under the Constitution of the United States, you must teach your kids history and a love of freedom. You cannot expect this to be taught in school. About 100 years ago, John Dewey...

by Erin Weist When I was a teenager I didn't think much of being a mom.  In fact, that thought process continued as I grew into a young adult, attended college, lived overseas, held full-time jobs and basically became an adult.  Looking back it’s silly that...

by Elise Ellsworth Kids in Ontario have been learning things a little differently this year.  There has not been as much time for the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic as the schools have a new challenge: sexual re-education from kindergarten on up.  The area’s new...

by Christie Masters Senator Bernie Sanders has undergirded his presidential campaign with the declaration that “Income inequality is the great moral issue of our time...

by Jackie Bowles A few weeks ago I attended a family reunion. Getting everyone together is very hard to accomplish. As the week progressed, it was interesting to see the interactions between various family members or should I say a lack of interaction. Most were endlessly...