Children | PJ Media

Children

Free Market Beats Porn at Hilton

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - by Tyler O'Neil

Hilton Hotels agreed to remove pornography on demand from their locations worldwide this month, due to pressure from consumers and the National Foundation on Sexual Exploitation (NFSE). In a victory against sexual exploitation and for the free market, a worldwide business listened to the concerns of consumers and changed its ways. “We have listened carefully […]

Would You Rather Be a Man or a Woman Facing a Sexual Assault Trial?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - by Leslie Loftis

“She admitted in court to having sexual contact in 2009 with two boys who were age 10 and 12 at the time, Smith-Norton said. The sexual contact came to light in late 2014 after the boys stepped forward and talked to authorities. They told police the sexual contact began in 2005, when they were about […]

Bullying and Teen Suicide Explained: It’s Public Schools

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Last year, lawmakers in the state of Minnesota imposed a vast new anti-bullying bureaucracy in public schools. The argument for it centered around the experience of gay and transgender students. The new anti-bullying gestapo aspires to eliminate any possibility of such students encountering criticism or the slightest hint of rejection. Of course, in order to […]

College Football Star Publishes Children’s Book

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

If you’re like me, you’re counting down the days until college football starts. Nothing compares to Saturdays in the fall and the tailgating, pageantry, and traditions that go along with college football season — especially here in the South. I’ve written in the past about how the South does college football best, and I devoted […]

Dear Funny or Die: There’s Nothing Funny About Crushing Babies to Death

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 - by Megan Fox

Funny or Die has probably been on your Facebook feed once or twice. It is a project founded by a spoiled rich kid who asked his very wealthy father to fund his frat-humor-turned-money-maker online comedy show. The wealthy daddy-benefactor is Mark Kvamme, who happens to be Governor Kasich’s sugar daddy. Kasich has been flying around […]

The Myth of Unconditional Love

Friday, August 7th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

While watching the above trailer for Amazon’s Transparent, I was struck by the tagline, “Love is unconditional.” In the context of a show about a transgender father who comes out to his grown children, the idea seems clear. If his children love him, they won’t care that he thinks he’s a woman. Is that true […]

Parents, Here’s Your Horrifying Infographic of the Day

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

According to State of Digital, the Internet is dumbing-down our kids:  At the age of just five, more than 50% of American children habitually use a computer or tablet device, while 95% of those aged 12 to 17 years regularly access the internet, spending more time online than their parents or teachers. 80% of American […]

A Doctor Who Advises Parents to Trust…Their Intuition?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

In an interview promoting his new book The Intuitive Parent, Dr. Stephen Camarata balks at “…the marketing frenzy aimed at ensuring educational success, the neuroscience of learning and the heightened anxiety that has made parenting today a competitive sport.” Quite frankly, it’s a refreshing read coming from the world of academia. Camarata, a father of 7, […]

We Can’t Have Kids Because Global Warming and Other Paranoias

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

As a Gen-X/Millennial crossover, I have a number of friends who claim they don’t want children of their own. None of them can give a solid reason why. Most of them express fear of puking while pregnant or screwing their kid up for life as if they’re living in a television-reality of their own making. […]

Rebecca Watson: ‘Planned Parenthood Is Not Selling Baby Parts, You F*cking Idiots’

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by Megan Fox

An unknown (not for long) blogger by the name of “SkepChick” (or Rebecca Watson) has written a profanity-laced screed titled “Planned Parenthood is Not Selling Baby Parts, You F*cking Idiots,” accompanied by a snarky video to defend the scavenging of aborted baby organs by Planned Parenthood that by now, we have all seen on undercover […]

Boy Scouts Capitulate on Gay Leaders — Liberals Still Angry

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Tyler O'Neil

In yet another act of conservative capitulation, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted to reverse its policy against openly gay scout leaders last week, with an important exception for church-based troops, who can choose to keep excluding them. Unfortunately, this may alienate the Boy Scouts’ huge conservative constituency, without satisfying the Left. As an Eagle […]

Mom Arrested for ‘Abandonment’ of Kids 30 Feet Away

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Apparently, my parents were criminals. Yours probably were too. In my day, I would hop on my bike (without a helmet) and ride off into the neighborhood with no guidance beyond “be home when the street lights come on.” Fast-forward 25 years. A mom in Houston was arrested last week after taking her two young […]

Cop Teaches Peers to Deal with Autistic Suspects

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

As a father to a son on the autism spectrum, I learned early on that traditional forms of discipline don’t always have the desired effect. A child with autism does not respond in expected ways. The ways in which they do respond can seem like defiant tantrums. When the confrontation takes place between parent and […]

[VIDEO] Amazing 13 Year Old Demolishes Common Core in 3 Minutes

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

A 13-year-old boy named Christian attended last week’s Orange County Board of Education meeting and elegantly smacked down the federal takeover of local education standards, telling the board, “You are not educating my generation.” Instead Christian said, “There needs to be more of us being taught rich, content based curriculum. Being taught how to think, […]

[VIDEO] ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ Reminds Us That Our Babies Grow Up Way Too Fast

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

Aaron Dickson, who created “The Best First Date” — a video that’s been viewed over 12 million times — is back with a new creative effort. The name says it all and there’s nothing I can add except, “Grab some tissues — you’re going to need them!” Be sure to watch all the way to […]

How to Handle a Dad Who is a Total Tech Geek

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

My husband is a huge tech geek. Therefore, as soon as we started talking about having kids he began researching what he thought was the obvious: Baby monitors, of course. And the stroller/car seat combo along with any other device that had convert-to-age capabilities. Before this child was in my womb he’d already made his […]

10 Things I Want to Do Just Like My Dad

Sunday, June 21st, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Make my time their time. For most of my childhood my father worked 60 hours a week. I’d see him for about 10 minutes each morning, a 45 minute dinner hour and as I grew older, for a few minutes before bed 5 days a week. Regardless of how much house work he had to […]

15 Things You Can Do to Raise Healthy Kids

Friday, June 19th, 2015 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

Multiple studies show a positive correlation between parental body image and diet and those of their children. Parents are one of the main influences on whether a child will have a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle. Children are masters of mimicry — “monkey see, monkey do” is absolutely the rule with kids and parents. So if […]

Is 40 Too Old To Be a First-Time Mom?

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

At my age, when friends announce that they are pregnant with twins, my surprise has been replaced the reaction, “Oh, they did IVF.” #40 — Miss JMV (@MonsoonPuma) June 15, 2015 I can’t think of one friend who willingly had kids in their twenties. They say the average age of a first-time mom is 26. […]

Are They Kids or Employees? Are We Parents, or Just the Boss?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Consequence Chart for Moms and Kids via @BusyMomsHelper #Parenting http://t.co/UYnfAwINI6 pic.twitter.com/1cfE4oLMUL — 5minutesformom (@5minutesformom) June 13, 2015 The other day I came across a “Consequence Chart” when surfing parenting Tweets. It’s a simple list detailing consequences for various actions taken and it’s meant to hang in a common area of the home as a contractual […]

9 Ways Your Marriage Changes When a Baby Is on the Way

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Everything about our life together changed the minute we learned we were pregnant. The obvious changes were welcome ones. Loads of much-needed gifts, the rearranging of rooms, the changing of jobs so I could be the work-from-home mom I always wanted to be. Those weren’t the issue. It was all the seemingly mundane unexpected changes […]

4 Stages of Play All Parents of Boys Will Understand

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Stephen Green

It’s summer vacation and I’m a work-at-home dad in charge of two boys, ages Nine and Nearly Five.  They’re good kids, provided you remember — and develop the patience for — the Four Stages of Play. They are: • Every idea becomes a game • Every game becomes a contest • Every contest becomes a […]

Anatomy of a Knock-Knock Joke, or How to Raise Funny Kids Without Even Trying

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Michael T. Hamilton

Knock knock. Who’s there. Mr. Piggy Pants. Great. Mr. Piggy Pants who. Mr. Piggy Pants went to … the funniest place … and everyone came with him. Haaa. Mmm. Uhuh. Quick, change the sub— Knock knock. I said knock knock. OOOOkay, let me explain something. Here is how knock-knock jokes work…. That’s a cross-section of […]

Why I Want to Parent Like Steve Jobs

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

One of the first discussions we had as new parents involved how we were going to introduce technology to our child. For my husband, a computer geek and career engineer, the immediate desire was to get his kid pushing buttons fast. Suddenly he was ready to change cell providers just to get a more rugged […]