The La Habra Police Department and investigators from the Orange County Social Services Agency visited the home of "Octomom" Nadya Suleman on Tuesday after a complaint of general neglect, but found no evidence that the kids are in any danger. Sgt. Daniel Barnes told City News Service that authorities received a report that her 14 children were living in squalor. However … [Read more...] about Police Investigate Child Neglect Claims Against Octomom
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Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All
Most single parents want the best for their children despite the circumstances. Although there are an increasing number of single parent homes in the U.S., the effects can often be long-term for kids who are in the care of a single mother or father. When you want to learn about how children are affected by living in a single parent home, there are a few important facts to … [Read more...] about The Negative Effects of Single Parent Homes on Children
I read a book by Lenore Skenazy called Free-Range Kids. The author was dubbed "America's worst mom" for trusting her son to ride the subway in NYC alone. Just a note, he made it home perfectly safely. And also another note: I don't think I could have done it. Lenore has now started the "free range movement" and is trying to encourage parents to relax and allow their kids to … [Read more...] about Are We Raising Bubble Wrap Kids?
Teen birthrates are higher in the United States than in most other developed countries, according to the March of Dimes. This is problematic because teen mothers and their babies have increased risks to their health. In addition, future opportunities in life are limited to teen parents and their children. Premature Births Teen mothers are more likely to give birth … [Read more...] about Problems That Teen Parents Face