Boy given detention for wearing shirt with image of gun to school

There are many times that I am grateful that my son is required to wear a uniform to school. They can wear jeans but there are specific shirts that th...

International Women's Day and self-esteem for young girls

Today is International Women's Day, a day to recognize women's achievements around the world, to look back on past struggles and look ahead to new are...

Store in North Carolina selling inappropriate items to minors

When I was a teenager, I remember going to the mall and looking around Spencer's Gifts at all the crazy and wild items in there. Several things were e...

Do you take your children with you to vote?

Today is a big day in Texas, and while part of me is excited to see what happens with today's primaries, part of me will be relieved to get a break fr...

Children's manners

When my son was younger, he would have friends over or play with kids in the neighborhood and I would give them all snacks, drinks, and let them come ...

Mother arrested after being told to stay off school property

I have spent many hours at the school, in the principal's office or in parent-teacher conferences. Having a child with ADHD means that I might not alw...

Who gets custody of the pets?

In my regular visits to the family law courtrooms of southeast Texas, I stopped in recently to watch the divorce hearings in one of the local courts. ...

Iowa program helps parents avoid jail time and pay child support

Is sending a deadbeat dad or mom to jail for not paying their child support the best solution? Most states take drastic measures to collect child supp...

Social media safety

Social media sites get a lot of negative attention with regard to children. We regularly hear stories in the news about a predator on Myspace or a you...

A teen's perspective on politics

As I mentioned earlier this week, my son and I attended the Obama Rally in Houston on Tuesday, and last night we attended the debate in Austin. My son...

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