O’clock, a quarter of, half past – what does it all that mean?As kids go, I must have been one of the hardest to teach how to tell time. My fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Grace Whisnant, helped us kids make a pretend clock with a paper plate, a paper fastener and … [Read more...] about Learning To Tell Time
Parents are pushed to the limit by work and school schedules and most are running late and it’s only noon.There are too many stories of child abuse on the TV news and in newspapers that stop us in our tracks; just what would drive a parent do something like that to their own … [Read more...] about One Spill Away From Disaster
We instinctively cover our ears when we know we are about to hear an extremely loud noise, but what about those loud noises we do not expect?Extremely loud sounds do not simply hurt— they damage hearing. Ringing or whistling in the ears may stop after a couple of hours or … [Read more...] about What’s the Volume of Your Home?
Who is Jolly K. and why does she matter?Born in the late 1940s, Jolly K. was placed in the first foster care home as a young child. From there she would continue to endure physical and sexual abuse until she ran away for the last time as a teenager. To support herself, she … [Read more...] about Jolly K.’s Courageous Contribution
Gender roles are often in the news but I wonder if we are talking about it enough with spouses and children.Back in May I discussed child discipline and child abuse with a fellow blogger in Scotland after my article Reporting My Husband to CPS Not Once— But Twice. He enjoyed … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Raising Gender-Able Children