Posts tagged parenting

Step right up and let us examine the excellent parenting advice of “don’t be a whore,” “don’t be a kid abandoner” and “children and a job can coexist” from Bristol Palin (known for underage drinkin’, underage-baby-poopin’, and dancing the hand jive in a gorilla costume) to Wendy Davis (known for being a lying liar who lies because she was only a single mom living in a trailer for a while before waitressing through college, marrying, going on to Harvard Law, and becoming a politician nationally known for standing up for women’s reproductive rights).
lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please share! Sign the petition and watch the video here:http://lakotalaw.org/actionLakota Law S.D. Counsel Chase Iron Eyes of Last real indians asks you to tell #Obama- #SouthDakota has received federal money to kidnap our#Lakota #children for too long!

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please share! 
Sign the petition and watch the video here:http://lakotalaw.org/action

Lakota Law S.D. Counsel Chase Iron Eyes of Last real indians asks you to tell #Obama
#SouthDakota has received federal money to kidnap our#Lakota #children for too long!

The Tiger Mom Con

inothernews:

I was watching Tee Vee newz last night, and ABC snapped on this story like a small fish you have to throw back in to the lake / sea. Then it occurred to me: Chua is running this racket to take advantage of well-to-do narcissists who have developed the means to feel comfortable while parenting children: she’s found their Achilles’ heel – looking good by proxy through your kid.

"Dressing up as a dominatrix"?

Once again, you reveal a great deal about yourself, none of it attractive.

To a four-year-old, there’d be no difference between seeing this particular performance and seeing, for example, a pantomime dame, which is traditionally a cross-dressing role in a form of entertainment that is aimed squarely at children. If there’s a certain level of verbal innuendo, and there often is, it goes over the kids’ heads. The only reason you’d have to explain “dressing up as a dominatrix” is if you’re so frightened of anything different from yourself that you’re compelled to pass your own prejudices on to your kids - or, I suppose, if you’re so deeply closeted that the sight of another man doing what you don’t have the guts to do yourself makes you burn with shame.
itsblitzomg:

lakotapeopleslawproject:

LAST DAY TO SIGN THE PETITION to investigate#SouthDakota's illegal violations of the rights of Native children and families. We are presenting the signatures to Congress and the Justice Department in D.C. this weekend. Please sign and share!Petition: http://lakota.cc/1aaAnns

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I join South Dakota’s American Indian tribes and the Lakota People’s Law Project in calling on you to conduct a field hearing on Native foster care in South Dakota at the earliest possible opportunity. We are encouraged by the upcoming BIA-sponsored Summit, but we want to ensure that the Summit investigates the roots of the problem and proposes real, lasting solutions.     
I am appalled at the treatment of Lakota families and children by South Dakota’s Department of Social Services. The recent report submitted to Congress by the Coalition of Sioux Tribes for Children and Families confirms the worst of the findings in NPR’s 2011 series Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families. The Indian Child Welfare Act, signed in 1978, was supposed to end the centuries-old pattern of governments destroying tribal culture and family structure by seizing Indian children and placing them into non-Native environments to “assimilate” them. But I have no doubt that an agenda of assimilation is alive and well in South Dakota today.     
The ICWA is not working. The state of South Dakota is violating federal law, and their abuses are longstanding and egregious. It’s time for members of Congress to hear first-hand from the state’s lost children and shattered families. It’s time to go to South Dakota.

itsblitzomg:

lakotapeopleslawproject:

LAST DAY TO SIGN THE PETITION to investigate#SouthDakota's illegal violations of the rights of Native children and families. We are presenting the signatures to Congress and the Justice Department in D.C. this weekend. 
Please sign and share!

Petition: http://lakota.cc/1aaAnns

BOOST

I join South Dakota’s American Indian tribes and the Lakota People’s Law Project in calling on you to conduct a field hearing on Native foster care in South Dakota at the earliest possible opportunity. We are encouraged by the upcoming BIA-sponsored Summit, but we want to ensure that the Summit investigates the roots of the problem and proposes real, lasting solutions.

I am appalled at the treatment of Lakota families and children by South Dakota’s Department of Social Services. The recent report submitted to Congress by the Coalition of Sioux Tribes for Children and Families confirms the worst of the findings in NPR’s 2011 series Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families. The Indian Child Welfare Act, signed in 1978, was supposed to end the centuries-old pattern of governments destroying tribal culture and family structure by seizing Indian children and placing them into non-Native environments to “assimilate” them. But I have no doubt that an agenda of assimilation is alive and well in South Dakota today.

The ICWA is not working. The state of South Dakota is violating federal law, and their abuses are longstanding and egregious. It’s time for members of Congress to hear first-hand from the state’s lost children and shattered families. It’s time to go to South Dakota.

(via DreamActivist: Let Father of 5 Stay! Don’t Deport Teodulfo!)
 Teodulfo first immigrated to the US when he was 23 years old. He originally came to work so he could provide his family in Mexico with a better life. In 1997 he approached by Immigration Officers and by not wanting to get apprehended, signed his voluntary departure. He returned to the US in 2004 when he decided to bring his entire family with him. Soon after in 2008 while looking for work in front of a Home Depot, Teodulfo got approached by ICE officials only to be detained again and be given another voluntary departure.  Teodulfo soon returned due to the necessity of his presence in the United States. He last worked in San Juan Capistrano where he had to wake up early to avoid the checkpoint in Temecula. One morning, a Border Patrol officer began to follow him on the freeway after the checkpoint. Now Immigration says he is set to be deported any moment. His entire family is in the United States and have all resided in this country for the majority of their life. He has 3 kids who are DACA eligible (a 19 year old who has a learning disability) and 2 US citizen children ages 7 and 2 that depend on him for financially and emotional support. Teodulfo is the main provider for his family of 5 and they urgently need him in order to support his kids and his oldest daughter’s tuition to Cal State San Marcos.   There is no reason why Teodulfo should be deported. He should be allowed to stay here with his family and community.
Please call and sign on behalf of Teodulfo and his family.

(via DreamActivist: Let Father of 5 Stay! Don’t Deport Teodulfo!)


Teodulfo first immigrated to the US when he was 23 years old. He originally came to work so he could provide his family in Mexico with a better life. In 1997 he approached by Immigration Officers and by not wanting to get apprehended, signed his voluntary departure. He returned to the US in 2004 when he decided to bring his entire family with him. Soon after in 2008 while looking for work in front of a Home Depot, Teodulfo got approached by ICE officials only to be detained again and be given another voluntary departure.

Teodulfo soon returned due to the necessity of his presence in the United States. He last worked in San Juan Capistrano where he had to wake up early to avoid the checkpoint in Temecula. One morning, a Border Patrol officer began to follow him on the freeway after the checkpoint. Now Immigration says he is set to be deported any moment.

His entire family is in the United States and have all resided in this country for the majority of their life. He has 3 kids who are DACA eligible (a 19 year old who has a learning disability) and 2 US citizen children ages 7 and 2 that depend on him for financially and emotional support. Teodulfo is the main provider for his family of 5 and they urgently need him in order to support his kids and his oldest daughter’s tuition to Cal State San Marcos.

There is no reason why Teodulfo should be deported. He should be allowed to stay here with his family and community.

Please call and sign on behalf of Teodulfo and his family.

Seeing the kid’s Xmas school play

Maybe the man sitting next to me in the pew knew that I had been eating trail mix and isn’t worried that holding a strange man’s hand during a prayer would make him gay. It’s fun to watch him nod off.

There is a woman whose head swivels around with a worried expression on her face. It has to be something she perfected 2 decades ago.

Bernadette Gillick was a college freshman in 1988 when she first met Scott Walker. It was spring semester, and she had just transferred to Marquette University. She was assigned a room in O’Donnell Hall (then a women’s dormitory), which she shared with her new roommate, Ruth (not her real name). Ruth was dating Scott Walker, who was 20 at the time, and, according to Bernadette, Ruth was deeply in love with him.

Midway through that spring semester, Bernadette alleges, Ruth found out she was pregnant. She informed her boyfriend, Scott, and initially he was supportive. That support changed to callous indifference for his girlfriend’s predicament after Scott informed his parents of the pregnancy.

Bernadette reports that at this point Scott began denying that he was the father of the baby, and when Ruth said she was considering an abortion, he claimed he didn’t care, as he wasn’t the father anyway.

Bernadette remembers being present when Ruth was dealing with the wrath of Scott’s mother, who allegedly admonished Ruth for trying to “ruin [her son’s] reputation.”

“I supported her [Ruth] as he [Scott] went from encouraging her to get an abortion, to telling me it was in my best interest to keep my mouth shut, to denying that he was the father and having his own mother call her and tell her to stop erroneously accusing her son of paternity,” Bernadette recounts.
Tucked in the cracks of crawl spaces, embedded in the surfaces of twisty slides and caked on steps in many playlands are traces of fecal matter and strains of staph and bacteria that can lead to meningitis and gonorrhea…
You’re a #Parent Having Problems with The #LGBT community?(via imgur: the simple image sharer)

You’re a #Parent Having Problems with The #LGBT community?