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Gay Teens Receive Harsher Penalties From Schools, Law Enforcement, Study Reveals

A study has found that U.S. gay and lesbian teens -- especially girls -- are more likely to be punished by schools and the criminal justice system. Credit: Getty
During a year when gay bullying and suicides are increasingly gaining media attent...
Lesbian teens are particularly at risk for unequal treatment from schools and the criminal justice system.

No Soup for You: School Serves Up Cold Lunch As Punishment

Bridgett Reed is upset that her child and other students at Atlantic City High School are being punished by only being served cheese sandwiches for lunch. Credit: Anthony Smedile, Press of Atlantic City
Some New Jersey high school students lear...

Quarter of Parents Don't Discipline Kids for 'Easy Life,' Survey Finds

Three in 10 adults say they're pushovers when it comes to disciplining their kids. Credit: RachelH_, Flickr
Time out may be getting its own time out, as 25 percent of parents responding to a recent survey say they don't discipline their children ...

Mom Says Get Out, Drives Off

How frustrated do you have to be to drive off and leave your children behind on a street corner? One mom found out. Madlyn Primoff, a 45-year-old partner in a Manhattan law firm, did what many parents -- myself included -- often threaten: she pull...

Lose Your Temper, Lose Your Kid

Every parent worries about being a good enough mom or dad, and we all make mistakes. But could a simple mistake be the reason our kids get taken away?
She was having a difficult morning and her eight-year-old son wasn't helping matters by refus...

Consensual Living - When Kids and Parents are Equals

We've all seen parents who seem to have a hard time standing up to their kids. Whether it be getting them to clean up their rooms or eat all their vegetables, these parents almost always give in at the first sign of resistance. You might call a paren...

Should Schools Be Able To Hit Your Kids?

Among the many issues that arise when you have children is how to discipline them, including spankings. Most of us stand on one side of the issue or the other. Something many of us never think much about is corporal punishment in school. But it ha...

Bad Grades Lead to Public Shame

15-year-old Trenton O'Neal's parents were unhappy with his report card, so they forced him to wear a sandwich board for hours at a busy intersection in his hometown of Chesapeake, Virginia. The sign listed his grades and said "My Future = Shaky!" ...

YMCA Day Care Workers Suspended Over Salty Punishment

To my knowledge, pickling salt has no legitimate use other than for pickling and canning foods. For that reason, I can't imagine why anyone other than a cook would keep a supply of the stuff on hand. But not only did a YMCA day care center in South C...

An alternative to spanking

The spanking debate has been duked out repeatedly and will probably continue to be waged so long as people keep having kids. There was the California lawmaker who tried to ban it, but it seems that folks around here see it overwhelmingly as disciplin...

A return to caning

According to the Times, one in five teachers in the UK would like to be able to use corporal punishment in the classroom. Children's behaviour, they say, has deteriorated so much that they feel the need to hit the children. "There is justification .....

Father arrested for leaving son at restaurant

Imagine you're at your local McDonald's, a few blocks from home, in a decent neighborhood. You and your eleven-year-old son get into an argument that gets worse every minute. So you tell him to walk home, jump in your car, and take off. You cool down...

Chick-fil-A founder goes easy on vandals

In addition to being responsible for creating the most delicious chicken sandwich known to man, Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy is also known as a pretty great guy. A devout Southern Baptist and former Sunday School teacher, Truett 's religious b...

Court trumps dad over detention

Gee, I hope my kids don't read this story -- I don't need to show up in court every time I send them to sit on the stairs. You see, a twelve-year-old girl in Quebec, Canada didn't like being grounded -- and missing a graduation trip with her elementa...

Eight parenting techniques that are setting you back

When my second daughter was born, parenting was physically grueling but not much of a mental game. As long as everyone was fed, dry, and well-rested, our days ran pretty smoothly. But now that they're older, I'm finding myself having to actually pare...

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