parenting
Culture
Study: Teen cannabis use linked to 11x higher psychosis risk

Adolescents who use cannabis are at over 11 times greater risk of developing a psychotic disorder than those who do not use the drug. That’s the main finding of a… Read More

July 8, 2024
Culture
Psychologists urge parents to watch out for ‘sadfishing’ practices on social media

Although social media have been accused of overemphasizing idealized lifestyles and looks, psychologists are now cautioning against the opposite extreme: users exaggerating negative emotions to gain sympathy. It’s called “sadfishing,”… Read More

July 8, 2024
Culture
10 ways to combat the summer slide in your kids’ education

As summer vacation continues, parents can feel pressure to occupy children with as many activities as possible – the more learning involved, the better! How can families navigate the tension… Read More

July 1, 2024
Culture
US surgeon general calls for social media warning labels, echoing conservative book concerns

Health warnings for kids should be affixed to social media platforms, just as was done with tobacco products, says the U.S. Surgeon General. In a new essay published by The… Read More

June 18, 2024
Culture
Kirk Cameron is modern-day Mister Rogers in new faith-based children’s show

Famous Christian actor Kirk Cameron is launching a new TV show for kids that offers wholesome content parents can trust. Cameron explained that the purpose of his new children’s program… Read More

June 14, 2024
Opinion
Outmatched or outsourced? Why parents’ values fail to transmit to their children

(The Daily Signal) – Are left-leaning parents better at passing on their values to their children? The results of one recent study seem to indicate that they are, especially for… Read More

April 26, 2024
Homeschools
7 ways to start homeschool preparations over spring, summer

As the homeschool movement continues to grow after the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are preparing to withdraw from public schools or teach their preschool- or kindergarten-age… Read More

March 26, 2024
Culture
Moms inadvertently expose daughters to predators on Instagram in quest for money and fame, investigation reveals

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Mothers are inadvertently exposing their young daughters to male predators on Instagram in a quest to garner money and fame, an investigation published by The… Read More

February 26, 2024
Culture
‘Risky play’ promotes physical and mental health while teaching kids sound character traits

The idea of “risky play” may cause some parents to faint, but encouraging kids to play without adult supervision can reduce their chances of experiencing anxiety, depression and obesity. It… Read More

January 30, 2024
Culture
This family doctor, NYT best-selling author argues left-leaning parents lack ‘structure’ and ‘boundaries’ for their children

Many politically left-leaning parents have difficulty providing consistent discipline and structure for their children, a family physician and psychologist wrote in a popular essay. In fact, the Institute for Family… Read More

January 15, 2024
Culture
Parents mixed about AI for K-12 schools in new survey, as experts warn parental involvement is crucial for kids’ wellbeing

A new survey by a parents’ group said that parents see opportunities for artificial intelligence (AI) in K-12 education, but worry they know too little about it. The… Read More

December 27, 2023
Homeschools
‘Encouragement Day’ to support homeschool moms: ‘They’re not on this path alone’

Many modern-day moms may think homeschooling is challenging, but they may not know it was once considered illegal. The featured speaker for the upcoming Midwest Parent Educators (MPE)… Read More

December 26, 2023
Culture
Econ book: Single parent households have Americans falling further behind, kids in crisis 

A new book by a University of Maryland economics professor says single-parent households are causing families to fall further behind, while also harming children and society as a whole.    Melissa… Read More

October 4, 2023
Homeschools
Flexibility of homeschool schedule allows teens to accelerate learning

Not all 16-year-olds make detailed plans for life after high school, but Lauren Petronella and Jaxon Carpenter know exactly when and where they will go next. Petronella, who lives in… Read More

October 3, 2023
Culture
WARNING: ‘Don’t Let Your Child Fall Prey to a Manufactured Identity Crisis’

(Daily Signal) – Virginia mom Merianne Jensen became a voice for parental rights and common sense when she asked a simple question during a local school board meeting… Read More

Culture
AI being used to fake digital porn and blackmail teens, warns FBI, experts

Experts familiar with the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) are warning that the rapidly evolving technology is being used to fake child pornography and blackmail kids. “Malicious actors use content… Read More

July 3, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Missouri attorney general wants more information on invasive student surveys by Merrick Garland-connected firm

After vowing back in May to investigate invasive student surveys used in at least one school district, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has officially sent a civil… Read More

July 29, 2022
Culture
Eight ways to involve the whole family in community service

Many parents want to model volunteering with their children as a practical, hands-on method to help teach the importance of giving back to local communities.  However, many… Read More

July 26, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Angry mom calls NEA proposal to use the term ‘birthing parent’ the ‘radical agenda’ of the ‘K-12 Cartel’

An angry activist mom blasted the National Education Association proposal to change the term “mother” to “birthing parents,” saying Americans reject the “radical agenda” of the “K-12 cartel.” … Read More

July 13, 2022
Culture, Homeschools
Homeschool workshop to answer parents’ questions, equip them with tools and confidence

Midwest Parent Educators As more families choose homeschooling over public school, a Kansas City-area workshop can help them consider their options and explore local… Read More

July 12, 2022