Intersex

One out of every two thousand births is an intersex child, and the new baby presents the parents with a sudden gender dilemma. A tradition of secrecy means most parents are totally unprepared. by Alice Dreger © ArtToday All rights reserved. There was a time not so long ago when parents couldn’t answer the question … Read more

Fatherless Homes Statistics

RE: Youth Suicide and Divorce/ Single parent Homes: “In a study of 146 adolescent friends of 26 adolescent suicide victims, teens living in single-parent families are not only more likely to commit suicide but also more likely to suffer from psychological disorders, when compared to teens living in intact families.” Source: David A. Brent, (et. … Read more

Tanner Stages of Puberty

girls view images See discussion of the newest devices for pubic hair removal at home. The presence of pubic hair or armpit odor prior to the other stages is the result of excess adrenal androgens, and is one of the first indicators of PCOS. PCOS is a potentially serious condition that needs the attention of … Read more

Safer with Mommy?

What it takes to win in family court by John Arlon My story begins with the Alaska court system. Looking back it’s hard to believe I was that naive. I thought the court would recognize my wife’s well-documented mental illness and substance abuse problems and grant me custody of our two boys. All of the … Read more

Single Fathers

Single Fathers Not a Father, a Daddy! From teenage father to single dad, part two More from Glenn about how he went from teenage father to single dad. Not a Father, a Daddy! From teenage father to single dad. Father-Daughter Poem: The Single Parent My little one sleeps, a bump on a log. She always … Read more

Wanna Fight?

by Ceil Than andJohn Edward Gill bully victim © godfer – Fotolia.com All rights reserved. What is Bullying? Ask a twelve-year-old what he or she hates most about school, and you might be surprised to learn that the school bully outranks homework and tests on the fear factor scale. A bully is a child who … Read more

The Case for Father Custody

It is fatherhood that makes childhood possible. by Daniel Amneus © Elena Elisseeva – Fotolia.com All rights reserved. A judge will try a divorce case in the morning and place the children in the mother’s custody. He will try a criminal case in the afternoon and send a man to prison for robbing a liquor … Read more