by Clyde Verner © Aleksandar Nikolov – Fotolia.com All rights reserved. We shouldn’t hit our kids. I raised two sons to adulthood without ever needing to really hit them. I thought it was due my good parenting skills. Now I know better. Some children are simply more accepting of authority. For a variety of reasons, … Read more

It’s a Boy!

The programme It’s a Boy, to be screened on Channel 4 this month, includes graphic footage of a circumcision in the Midlands that went disastrously wrong. The 8-day-old baby, circumcised without anaesthetic by a rabbi who is not a doctor, is seen bloodied and screaming in agony during the operation. When it was clear things were … Read more

Traits of a Good Parent

Not as important as you might think! by Mark Phillips    –show me more like this © Irina Fischer – Fotolia.com All rights reserved. When a couple discerns which of them should stay home with their children, there are personality traits that seem like they would be useful for the Primary Parent to have but aren’t … Read more

My Child Is Missing a Third Time

by John Edward Gill  I raised Margie, my daughter, until she was twenty-three and had finished college. It was hard because Estelle kept telling her that she had left us because I was horrible. Yet my ex-wife never came to those school events, not even Margie’s graduations–from high school, junior high, elementary school–not even when … Read more

Just Let Me Be a Dad

Practical advice for divorcing fathers. Just Let Me Be a Dad, by Michelle Denise Lovato. ISBN 1-55630-199-5, Brentwood Publishers, Columbus, GA, 1995. Available from YMO Enterprises, PO Box 84, Barstow, CA 92312. Eighty-five percent of divorces are initiated by women. The men these women leave behind sometimes dare to remarry, and some of the most … Read more

High Child Support Awards Deny Contact between Fathers and Their Children

by Roger F. Gay Project for the Improvement of Child Support Litigation Technology (PICSLT) revisits the question of giving fair credit for expenses paid by non-custodial parents during visitation [1] Visitation credits reduce the amount of child support awarded in recognition of the fact that non-custodial parents support their children directly during visitation periods. It … Read more

Science Fair Projects

When the kids have a science fair project to do, it’s time to look for good ideas for an experiment and then successfully carry through to the final presentation. This section on science fair projects is designed to help you do just that. In addition, the short story by Bob Schwartz is based on his … Read more

A Plague of Grief Therapy

Dweebesses, Geekettes, and Earnest Men in Panty Hose by Fred Reed I reckon we ought to find an abandoned oil well in some forsaken part of Oklahoma, way out where tumble weeds bounce around all lonely and nobody ever goes. Then we’ll canvass the country, and find all the grief therapists, and stuff them into … Read more