Tag Archives: Sons

Georgia Parents forgive sons who were trying to kill them…could you forgive?


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Are Fathers shortchanged on Father’s Day?

fahter's day 2014

Every year I struggle with Father’s Day. What do you get for the man who wants nothing? Generally speaking mothers will tell their spouse and children what they want for Mother’s Day. In some cases a mother will provide them with a list, but far too often fathers are mum when asked the simple question, “what do you want for Father’s Day?” Over the years we have had hits and misses. One year we struck gold with a hammock. He loved it and over the course of the summer he enjoyed his leisure time on it, but one year the kids struck out when they gave him a Three Stooges anthology which has never been opened. We have given him polo shirts in nearly every color known to man. Movie passes, restaurant cards and far too many ties. Why have we given him all of these things? Because he refuses to answer the simple question, “What do you want?” This morning on the Today Show they showed a statistic revealing that people spend close to 20 Billion dollars on Mother’s Day compared to only 12 Billion dollars on Father’s Day. So I encourage dads to speak up and say what you want. I always say I am going to tell you what I want. I might not get it, but you will never be able to say you didn’t know what I wanted. If you don’t ask don’t be disappointed if you get Volume II of the Three Stooges anthology. Stop being stoic, stop being the martyr, and just ask for what you want. You deserve it. So the question is what do you think is a good present for dad on his special day?

North Dakota Woman not giving obese kids Halloween candy…does she mean well or is she just mean?

Halloween wreath
A North Dakota woman has decided not to give obese children candy instead she will give them a letter telling their parents that the kid is too fat to be out asking for free candy. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/local_news/water_cooler/woman-plans-to-give-letter-not-candy-to-obese-kids-on-halloween

Bully in My Backseat

When my son was in middle school I used to pick him and a neighbor’s son up from the bus stop. The boys had been in elementary school and Cub Scouts together. My husband actually helped both boys create their soapbox cars. I thought they were friends, but I noticed that sometimes when I would pick them up they were either standing there not talking to each other or they would be talking to other children. One day one of the mothers at the bus stop told me that the boy I had been picking up was actually bullying other children on the bus. That same night the boy’s mother called me and said that she had been called in for a conference at the school. She could not believe that her son was being accused of being a bully. I couldn’t believe it either because he was so polite to me. As I expressed surprise the next day another mother informed me that the boy was actually bullying my son too. I asked my son and he admitted that the boy had also been tormenting him. I had unknowingly been carrying this bully in my backseat. I asked my son why he didn’t tell me and he was not able to come up with a reason. Needless to say I stopped driving the bully, but I never told his mother why, and I believe to this day she still believes he was falsely accused. This was in the pre-social media era. I share this story because of the recent suicide of Rebecca Sedwick. Sedwick was bullied by classmates and their relentless bullying was allegedly a contributing factor to her suicide. The local sheriff is exploring whether he can also bring charges against the parents of the girls. The parents say they did not know anything about the bullying. My question is should they be charged? How do you know your child is a bully or if they are being bullied? Do you know everything your child is doing on social media? Is it the parent’s responsibility to know? Share your thoughts.

Halloween Hoodie Campaign


Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://thegrio.com/2012/10/15/halloween-hoodie-campaign-held-in-florida-after-death-of-trayvon-martin/

TV One-Save My Son Premires Tonight

What would a fool do for a $315 pair of Nikes?

“There’s dumb, and then there’s dumber. The three teens who decided to break into a Houston, Texas mall to steal Air Jordan sneakers arguably fall under the latter category. According to police, three teens cut a hole — yes, a hole — through the roof of Greenspoint Mall to steal 16 pairs of the over-priced, $175 shoes from Foot Action, reports FoxNews.com.” Read the linked story.

http://newsone.com/2032462/teens-steal-air-jordans/?omcamp=sf_N1TW

Florida Dad forces son to wear a sign due to bad grades…does the punishment fit the crime?

Michael Bell Jr. received 3 Fs on his latest report card. His father Michael Bell Sr. forced his son to wear a sign that stated he had received 3Fs and stand at a busy intersection with that information on the sign. Bell Sr. says he is trying to keep his son from becoming a statistic. What do you think about the punishment did the father go too far?

http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/failing-student-wears-sign-as-punishment-15901527

Why didn’t Penn State officials call the police on Jerry Sandusky?

From the Second Mile WebsiteMany children face adversity even before they understand how to dream. The Second Mile, founded in 1977 in State College, Pennsylvania, is a statewide non-profit organization for children who need additional support and who would benefit from positive human contact. The Second Mile plans, organizes, and offers activities and programs for children – and adults who work with them – to promote self-confidence as well as physical, academic, and personal success.
Jerry Sandusky former Penn State football assistant coach is accused of abusing boys, many who were a part of the Second Mile foundation, on the grounds of the university. As early as 2002 he was spotted by a graduate assistant engaging in sex with a young boy. So did the graduate assistant call the police no he told the real head of the sports department legendary coach Joe Paterno. So Paterno called the police. No, he told the athletic director. If you saw someone abusing a child wouldn’t you call the police? This situation was mishandled from the jump. Sandusky was a member of the club and he was protected, but finally this alleged predator has been stopped. One has to wonder if these children had not been under-priviledged and had been members of Sandusky’s own community would these allegations have come to light sooner?
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/Curley-Schultz-step-down-amid-Penn-State-sex-abuse-scandal-110611

Should overweight kids be protected under anti-bullying legislation?

Should overweight children be a protected class?  “Saying overweight kids bear the brunt of bullying and harassment at school, an advocacy group wants additional wording included in proposed congressional legislation designed to fight the problem. The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance is asking lawmakers behind the Safe Schools Improvement Act not to stop at listing race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality and other characteristics that could make a child a target of bullying. The group also wants to discourage the targeting of children who are heavier or shorter than their peers. “One in six children are being bullied,” association board member Jason Docherty said. “Eighty-five percent of those bullying cases are children of size or with visible handicaps. So a federal law that does not protect those children is a federal law without teeth.”* So what do you think. Should overweight kids be a protected class?

 

http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/08/08/anit.bullying.bill.fat.acceptance/