Category: Parental Rights/ Parenting
While married fathers of today are playing a more active role in their children’s lives than married fathers of yesteryear, many fathers who don’t live with their kids are doing little either to support their children or even interact with them.Read More
“Women will take unpaid leave for caregiving because they have no other choice,” said Brigid Schulte, director of the Better Life Lab at New America and an author of one of the reports. Men, despite having better benefits and more choice, “don’t feel they can make that choice as often as they say they want or need to,” she said.Read More
Nearly 630 girls and women from across Pakistan were sold as brides to Chinese men last year, a new report shows, highlighting the lucrative – and widespread – human trafficking networks exploiting the country’s poor and vulnerable.Read More
The 2019 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Nairobi last week will be remembered as a United Nations gathering that deliberately shut out pro-family and pro-life advocates from around the world.
“Most United Nations conferences will allow diverse opinions, but this one was hostile to anyone who spoke against issues like abortion or homosexuality. We also know that those admitted were sexual health and reproductive rights supporters, so their voice would dominate the summit,” Dr Wahome Ngare of the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) told MercatorNet.
The restrictions did not stop there, on the final day of the Nairobi Summit, when KCPF and other organizations tried to organize a peaceful demonstration around Nairobi, opposing the ideas being pushed by the conference, they were blocked. The same forces that barred pro-family and pro-life supporters from attending the summit prevented them from marching.Read More
‘I landed into something, because of an experience I had as a kid, and I felt I couldn’t look away, even though I was told to by people close to me.” This is psychotherapist Stella O’Malley’s response when I ask why she is so caught up in the debate around the best response to transgender children.
“If I didn’t have a personal interest – if I hadn’t had the experience I did, which was so visceral, at such a young age – I’d say I’d be watching the debate, I’d be interested, but I wouldn’t be right in the centre of it.”Read More
There is great power in sharing stories. Let’s take it a step further and say sharing stories, especially those about hard or sensitive subjects can be life-changing. Here’s why: You never know when your story may help someone (especially in your own family) overcome an obstacle in their own life. Not to mention the fact that sharing your hard stuff is healing and therapeutic.
I have been interviewing people for a couple of decades and I always find that if you are hesitant to share something difficult but feel a nudge to do so, you shouldn’t hesitate. It’s probably because you need to share to help yourself or someone else.
Susan Deveau saw Mark Papamechail’s online dating profile on PlentyofFish in late 2016. Scrolling through his pictures, she saw a 54-year-old man, balding and broad, dressed in a T-shirt. Papamechail lived near her home in a suburb of Boston and, like Deveau, was divorced. His dating app profile said he wanted “to find someone to marry.”
Deveau had used dating websites for years, but she told her adult daughter the men she met were “dorky.” She joked about how she could get “catfished” if a date looked nothing like his picture. Still Deveau, 53, wanted to grow old with someone. The two were — in the popular dating platform’s jargon — “matched.”
A background check would have revealed that Papamechail was a three-time convicted rapist. It would have shown that Massachusetts designated him a dangerous registered sex offender. So how did PlentyofFish allow such a man to use its service?
A college football announcer gave a shout out to the mother of star Ohio State Buckeyes running back J’Kaylin Dobbins on Saturday, noting that she walked out of an abortion clinic when she was pregnant with Dobbins, whom she now calls her “miracle baby.”
“J.K. Dobbins’s mom, Mya, became pregnant when she was 18 years old,” Fox Sports announcer Gus Johnson said Saturday. “She went to the doctor because she was thinking about aborting the baby, but changed her mind.”
“That baby turned out to be that young man, J.K. Dobbins,” the announcer said, adding that Dobbins’s mom says now her son is her “miracle baby.”
Back in mid-September, MassResistance began exposing the horrors of the “Teen Talk” graphic LGBT/sex-ed curriculum that the Downey, CA School Board had recently approved for the high school and middle school.
Dishonest school officials led parents in this largely minority, working-class suburb of Los Angeles to believe that this was a benign program. But when the ugly details about it were revealed, the parents were shocked and horrified.Read More
Geographically, the North America region has the maximum number of sperm banks with the largest number of licensed laboratories. Due to this, the North America has accounted for one of the largest sperm banks market share, in terms of revenue.Read More
In one of the most repressive decisions of recent times, the High Court has banned any further demonstrations against pro-LGBT classes outside Anderton Park primary school in Birmingham. The reasoning Mr Justice Warby gave for this decision was that the protests had an adverse effect on pupils, residents and staff, pointing for evidence to 21 teachers being treated for ‘stress’.Read More
Whether video games become pathological or “addictive” in nature is hotly debated in the literature. Several scholars do not believe that media can be addictive. However, a host of other research indicates that video games can become pathological and destructive to family life.3 Thus, it is important for families to recognize when video games are harmless entertainment and when they become a very real problem.Read More