Parenting

Book Review: Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

"...the difficulty of discovering some truths ought not blind us to the preponderance of evidence. Anecdotally—which is the first step of empiricism, and was the only step available before the scientific revolution—marijuana produces potheads, dropouts, deadbeats. Empirically, Berenson shows that in many people marijuana does something worse." - Mark Ward

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Our Children Are Watching Our Stay-at-Home Response

"...if we rail against the government, communicate that we think these rules are stupid, thumb our nose at their spoken desire to protect us, and refuse to heed their orders or guidelines, then we are telling our children that we only listen to authorities whenever we agree. If we do this, we’re setting a horrible example." - Mike Leake

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“Mom, I Want to Be a She” – How would you respond?

"Here’s that moment we should be ready for as a parent. No, not just gender identity, but also, 'Mom, I don’t know if I believe in God,' or, 'Mom I’m pregnant'… the list is endless. But the question is, how do you respond in that exact moment? Here’s where I would encourage parents to consider four helpful practices." - Jonathan McKee

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How to Raise Children in a ‘Be Yourself’ World

"We live in a world that tells us endlessly to look within, discover who you are, and be true to yourself. For parents, it can be bewildering how this message has been absorbed by our children. Let me therefore suggest five—admittedly broad-brush—thoughts on helping your teenage kids navigate the modern maze of messages." - TGC

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Parents, don't cave to the online anti-vaccine mob

"Your choice not to vaccinate your child against measles, chickenpox, or any other vaccine-preventable illness could lead to hospitalization or even death for a baby too young for inoculations or someone whose immune system is too compromised to be vaccinated themselves." - W. Examiner

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