Schools

by Erin Weist Coming up this month my state is reconvening for the second session of the state legislature.  It is a great time to get educated and involved, these weeks before they meet.  It gives me a chance to study upcoming bills, discover proposed issues,...

by Diane Robertson We’re at that time of year where seniors in high school are making choices about what they want to do after graduation. Many are preparing for college, the military or some sort of training beyond high school. My oldest daughter, is there now....

by Erin Weist I ran across some interesting statistics on the Centers for Disease Control website about teens and it seemed like important information to share.  These statistics come from studies done from 1991-2013 as part of a Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance and cover both high...

by Diane Robertson Promiscuity has consequences. Since the 1960’s people have been trying to avoid the consequences by destigmatizing sexual choice. Social and school programs have been set up to support children born without a married mother and father. Free medical care is available to the...

by Jessica Westfall It's not new news that there are explicit sexual education programs being implemented throughout the western world. It's hard as a parent to know what to do. In May, Toronto held a boycott against the curriculum, almost 35,000 students didn't go to school in protest....

by Rebecca Mallory Imagine this little scenario. Your 17 year old son comes to you with a notebook in hand. "Mom and dad, I have some demands I'd like to review with you. First, I'm done doing chores around the house. House work is just too menial for...

by Mekelle Tenney It’s easy for us to get caught up in all that is wrong in this world. Last week our Friday night was met with reports of terrorist attacks in Paris where over 200 people were killed. ISIS continues to make the news with...

  by Jessica Westfall I have always been drawn to the behaviorist approach. The ability to support good behavior and ignore or punish bad behavior and get desired results sits well with me. However, I have been reading Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn, and he fights all my...

by Tashica Jacobson Studies, opinions, social science, commonly known facts, and psychology have all shown and continue to show that the single most influential factor in an individual’s life is the family structure that they grew up in. It affects their behavior, education, career choices, relationships,...