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Rethinking the Blended Family

December 11th, 2014 No comments

As somebody who was raised in multiple divorce/remarriage situations, the phrase “blended family” has always reminded me of a blender.  Yes, a literal blender, like this:

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Clinic to kids: ‘Sex is fun … we’re here to help’

May 26th, 2014 Comments off

by Charlie Butts

A federally funded children’s hospital in Colorado is providing underage children free birth control, the “morning-after” pill, and even intrauterine devices – and under the law, parents don’t have to know about it.

Bob Enyart of Colorado Right to Life tells OneNewsNow the situation is really out of control. “Children’s Hospital Colorado [through a clinic in Colorado Springs] is giving medical treatment to children as young as 12 years of age – and that includes an abortifacient pill called Plan B, the morning-after pill,” he details. He adds the treatment includes providing the girls IUDs if they walk into the BC4U clinic. Read more…

Put the Sex Back in Sex Ed

March 22nd, 2014 Comments off

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When public schools refuse to acknowledge gender differences, we betray boys and girls alike

Fertility is the missing chapter in sex education. Sobering facts about women’s declining fertility after their 20s are being withheld from ambitious young women, who are propelled along a career track devised for men. Read more…

President against what’s best for teens

March 13th, 2014 Comments off

by Bob Kellogg

A frequent spokesperson for teen sexual health says President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget shows a blatant disregard for the majority of parents and the health of teens, as he has once again eliminated funding for abstinence education. Read more…

Common teen behaviours linked to depression

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

Too much media, not enough sleep, and little exercise. Sound like your average teenager? Yes, and worryingly so, according to a recent article by Time Magazine. New research shows that a combination of these three behaviours puts teenagers at risk of mental health issues. Read more…

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Shouldn’t same-sex oriented teens be given a chance to change?

February 21st, 2014 Comments off
The evidence shows that most “unsure” adolescents become exclusively heterosexual.

In 2013 California and New Jersey passed laws that ban licensed mental health providers from offering sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) to minors. Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Minnesota and Maryland are considering similar legislation. Recently, however, this legislation died in the Virginia House, and a stay was imposed in California pending review by the Supreme Court of the United States. Read more…

Poster in middle school includes graphic sexual references

February 11th, 2014 Comments off

Bob Kellogg   (OneNewsNow.com) Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The father of a 13-year-old girl in Kansas is challenging a middle school for putting up a poster titled “How Do People Express Their Sexual Feelings?”

Some of the terms on the poster, posted on a Grove Middle School classroom door, are innocent enough: kissing, hugging, talking. But others are too graphic to even mention. Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute is representing Mark Ellis, the father. Read more…

Sex, schools and social suicide

January 24th, 2014 Comments off
If students attend schools which are run as sexual playgrounds, is it any wonder if they fail to learn?

Over the last three decades, social scientists, educational researchers, and pundits have probed for the reason why educationally the US on the fringe of being a Third World country. In particular, why does the academic achievement of American students begin to fall off during junior high and plummet during the high school years? Read more…

When government bans therapy for teens

December 2nd, 2013 Comments off
Two US states have laws violating the rights of parents and children to seek counseling for same-sex attraction.

The governors of California and New Jersey have recently signed bills into law that violate First Amendment protections of freedom of speech and freedom of religion. These new laws ban licensed counselors from engaging in talk therapies that reduce the level of same-sex attractions in minors for whom such reduction is a personal goal. Strikingly, these bills apply to all minors except those who wish to change their sex (“gender identity”) altogether, via hormones and surgery. Legislators in New York,Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania are pushing for similar talk-therapy bans. Such legislation usurps the rights of parents and children to seek counseling that conforms to their values. They are also based on faulty premises. Read more…

Family ties, not condoms, protect teens’ health

December 2nd, 2013 Comments off
Some paediatricians do not agree with dishing out condoms to teen patients.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, a national organization of pediatric healthcare providers, recently issued a position statement that advocates pediatricians not only teach teens how to use condoms but also to dispense them in the office. Intuitively, this makes sense. Used correctly and consistently, condoms decrease the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and unwanted pregnancies. Therefore, increased availability of condoms coupled with more education Read more…