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Worst-first thinking = assuming a heinous crime instead of sad ol' fate.

Shaken Up About Shaken Baby Syndrome

. On a recent Saturday night, Marine Sgt. Aaron Rasheed was in Manhattan with his wife and three young children, including baby Elijah, who cried part-way through the new documentary they’d come up from Virginia to watch. I can’t blame the boy. “The Syndrome” is about Shaken Baby Syndrome — a heinous crime we’ve all […]

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This mom let her kids play in the fenced-in backyard. Child Protective Services came to investigate.

Kids Play in Backyard While Mom Does Dishes. An Investigation Ensues

. I’m thrilled and worried when these stories make the news (via CTV): A Winnipeg mom was doing the dishes while her three kids, 10, 5 and 2 , played in their fenced-in backyard. A neighbor called to report “unattended” kids frolicking and Jacqui Kendrick was visited by a child protective services rep. The rep […]

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Since when are kids allowed to walk outside?

Mom Arrested for Letting 9 and 3 y.o. Walk to McDonald’s

. A South Carolina mom who let her 9-year-old nephew walk her 3-year-old son to the McDonald’s less than a quarter mile away has been — I’m sure you can finish this sentence in your sleep by now — arrested and charged with child neglect. . The reason? According to WSPA News 7: .  The […]

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I hope someone arrested their mom! Where IS she? And why did she let a stranger take their picture???)

Mom Charged with Neglect for Making Her Kids Walk to School

. Free country? Not if you think your kids are old enough to walk to school AND learn a lesson. A Tennessee mom, Lisa Marie Palmer, learned this the hard way, after she made her kids walk to school when they missed the bus. Wait a minute — she made her kids WALK? Outside? To […]

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Shall we send these folks to prison?

From Consensual Teen Sex to Solitary Confinement. Plus: An Explanation of the “Peter-Meter”

. This week’s New Yorker contains possibly the most devastating article I’ve ever read: Sarah Stillman‘s, “The List,” subtitled, “When juveniles are found guilty of sexual misconduct, the sex-offender registry can be a life sentence.” Stillman  calmly details just how shocking and sadistic our sex offender laws are, from arresting tweens who played doctor, to […]

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