Youth for Tomorrow, an organization that does great work in the DC/MD/VA area has an opprtunity to receive a $25,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation. For those of you unfamiliar with Youth For Tomorrow, their mission statement is below: Youth For Tomorrow is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and compassionate environment for at-risk […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Charles, my eight year old boy, came to me tonight with his pencil and paper in hand. Hmm, I’ll bet someone needs help with homework. He had a list of homonyms and was required to use each in a sentence. Well, at the time I was upstairs using my laptop to read email and surf the net. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wil Wheaton comes in first with this excellent posting: As a parent, all I want to do in my life is help my stepkids make good decisions, and hopefully develop into kind, compassionate, caring adults. A big part of that is teaching them to care less about the results of something, so they can enjoy […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In case anyone was wondering, there is indeed evil in this world. There are no words.Continue Reading... No Comments.
D.C. Thornton has a (unfortunately) timely posting on children, cars and summer days. Folks – DON’T LEAVE YOUR KIDS LOCKED UP IN HOT CARS! How fucking hard is that?Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wendy McElroy, writing in The Multiracial Activist, on Children Victimized By System Secrecy Denise Moore is the Indiana caseworker who recommended taking 4-year-old Anthony Bars away from a loving foster mother and placed him, instead, with a couple who starved and beat him to death over a 10-month period. Had Moore bothered with the required […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Lewis Beale of USA Weekend on Precious freedom: Francis Bok's escape from childhood slavery is a horror tale with a happy ending: At age 7, most kids are mastering tying their shoes and reading. Francis Bok was a slave. An ethnic Dinka from civil-war-torn Sudan in Africa, he was abducted in a raid by Muslim […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Peggy O'Hare of the Houston Chronicle on Wrecker driver rescues toddler left inside stolen car: The consequences could have been deadly for a kidnapped child abandoned in a hot car Friday afternoon, but wrecker driver Don McCoy was in the right place when Echo Rain Rodriguez most needed help. The 20-month-old girl was strapped in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
CBC News on Pellet lodges in boy's brain after shooting: No surgery has been scheduled for a five-year-old boy who was shot in the face with a high-powered pellet gun, doctors in Toronto said Monday. While the kid will be okay, a few centimeters here or there and he could have been killed or suffered […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
The Associated Press on Baby survives 7-story fall: A man was arrested Monday and charged with tossing his baby daughter out a seventh-floor apartment window, police said. The 10-month-old girl survived the 80-foot fall, crashing through several tree branches before landing on the ground. She suffered only cuts and bruises. Police said Willie Williams barged […]Continue Reading... No Comments.