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09/27/2010
IconIn 2005, Lawrence H. Summers resigned as president of Harvard University.  That announcement came a week before a "no confidence" vote by the Harvard faculty was expected.  Why?  The answer is simple:  activist groups in general, and feminist groups in particular, don't accept facts when they oppose their agenda. Dr. Summers discussed human gender differences in an academic conference.  He suggested that innate gender differences between the sexes might explain the few women in science and math.  The response to his factually based comment was akin to the apocalypse! More >>

Tags: ParentingSocial IssuesValues
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09/27/2010
IconAll I can say is HALLELUJAH! to your article advocating putting conditions under which using ones donated organs would be permitted should we die and (obviously) be unable to speak for ourselves! I am a critical care nurse... and I have cared for countless patients who have either received a donated organ in the past and now that organ is failing due to them returning to their old lifestyle of drinking, smoking, using drugs, not taking care of their diabetes etc... or patients on a waiting list for an organ because theirs are failing due to the same lifestyle issues.. and I have come to the same conclusion: I would donate but I want to be able to exclude circumstances under which under which my organs would be donated. More >>

Tags: HealthMorals, Ethics, ValuesParentingRead On-AirValues
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09/27/2010
IconWhen a military parent is deployed, it can be difficult on the entire family.  One mom is at a loss as to how to help her teenage daughters, who have started to act out... More >>

Tags: DepressionFamily/Relationships - TeensHealthMental HealthMilitaryParentingTeens
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09/24/2010
IconDr. Laura you have been part of the equation in raising our daughter, Laura. She is now 11 and makes us proud every day in her maturity and thoughtfulness. Laura skates on a synchronized skating team made up of girls aged nine to eleven. At the end of the last practice I asked her why she had been talking to two particular girls off to the side. What she said made me realize she "gets it." More >>

Tags: Character, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceFamily/Relationships - TeensMorals, Ethics, ValuesParentingTeensValues
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09/23/2010
IconBecause of YOU!!! I just celebrated my 16yr wedding anniversary. My family is in tact. I am my husband's girlfriend. My three daughters are being raised by both their parents who are deeply in love. More >>

Tags: divorceParentingRead On-AirThe Proper Care & Feeding of HusbandsThe Proper Care and Feeding of HusbandsValues
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09/22/2010
IconI came across a very interesting article in Parenting magazine: "Boys vs. Girls: Who's Harder to Raise?"  If you only had one or the other, your answer would simply be whatever you endured as a parent!  If you had both, well you probably have strong opinions based on which kid gave you the most grief, stress, and challenge. According to the article, parents of boys complain about dealing with "fights, farts, and video games," but parents of girls complain about "fussy fashion, prickly social navigations, and a far greater capacity to hold a grudge." More >>

Tags: ChildrenFamily/Relationships - ChildrenParenting
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09/22/2010
Icon...I just want to share a few of choices I have made as a father. I am married with two teenage daughters. I have a full time job but I do the majority of my work at home. I arrange my day so I can take my kids to school in the morning and I am there to pick them up in the afternoons. I was a PTA father, taught chess at their elementary school, helped them with their homework and made a home cooked meal almost every night. More >>

Tags: 9/11Family/Relationships - TeensMen's Point of ViewMorals, Ethics, ValuesParentingTeensValues
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09/21/2010
IconA few days ago, while driving I heard a portion of a phone call where the lady was looking for motivation to lose weight. Your answer was no motivation works. Eventually it is a matter of character. I am paraphrasing, but essentially you said an individual has to decide whether they keep faith with themselves or not. A person has to make a choice to be honorable and to close that refrigerator door. You mentioned how awful we feel when we cheat, and that we are cheating ourselves. I don't want to be the type of person who cheats! More >>

Tags: AdoptionCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceHealthParentingRead On-AirResponse To A CallSocial Issues
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09/20/2010
IconThe last (soon to be) 12 months have altered me in a way that I never imagined possible. I knew that parenthood would change my lifestyle, yes. I had no idea it would have such a drastic effect on my entire being. My view of myself is altered forever. I could never have believed there would someone in the world more important to me than absolutely anything else. My life revolves around how she's feeling and how I'm doing as a mother. My self image is no longer based on how good a friend I'm being or how popular I am or even what other people think about me. Am I a good mother? Am I doing the best job I can for her? Does she know how fully and completely I love her? My self worth is entirely based on those questions. There is a tiny human being holding all of that in her little hands. More >>

Tags: MarriageMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingReligionSAHM stay at home mom
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09/17/2010
IconI have to tell you how you saved my life. I am a stay at home mother of 3 small children and by some miracle I married a very good man. I have spent the last 10 years of my life angry and self destructive. I lived my life desperately trying to fill the silence both emotionally and physically. Any moment of peace would force me to look at myself and who I'd become. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentHealthParentingRelationshipsWomen's Point of View
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