Category Archives for Parenting

Melissa Henson: Kia, Red Bull Must Stop Paying For Racist and Misogynistic TV Content, Too

Earlier this week it was announced that a number of major corporations like Kia and Red Bull had pulled their … Continue reading

05. May 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Common Sense, Family, Media, Parenting, Values | 2 comments

It’s a book!

Because I’m a mom of four children and an author of four books, I am an authority on the ways … Continue reading

28. April 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Faith, Family, Parenting, Values | 1 comment

Melissa Henson: CBS’s Insipid, Vulgar “Friends with Better Lives”

For the network that airs Two and a Half Men, the bar was already pretty low for insipid and needlessly … Continue reading

10. April 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Family, Media, Not Making This Up, Parenting, Values | Leave a comment

Melissa Henson: Why TV ratings aren’t helping parents

The latest episode of Fox’s The Following, a sophomore drama about a charismatic serial killer with legions of followers who … Continue reading

28. March 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Family, Media, Parenting, Technology | Leave a comment

The Good, Bad and the Bossy

Bossy

Dear Miss Bossy Pants, You might not remember me, but I was one of the girls you bossed around when … Continue reading

18. March 2014 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Feminism, Parenting, Women | 2 comments

In parenting, happiness is not the goal (Really!)

Take the time to read this phenomenal blog post at Huff Post Parents called, “It Is Not My Job to … Continue reading

06. March 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Melissa Henson: What really works at the box office

A fundamental tenet of business is first, find out what it is that people want or need; then set about … Continue reading

28. February 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Consumerism, Family, Money, Parenting, Values | Leave a comment

Science fair proves Einstein’s Mother’s Theories

The science is settled. At long last, a brilliant mom named Susan Messina has put science fairs in their place. … Continue reading

19. February 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Marybeth: A Silent Night for mother and son

Imagine that Mary wandered the house in the middle of the night and sat at the edge of the bed. … Continue reading

17. December 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
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Lynn: Teach your children (sons) well

This past weekend, my 16-year-old daughter attended her Homecoming dance with her very first date ever. It was an epic … Continue reading

15. October 2013 by Lynn Armitage
Categories: American Teens, Education, Family, Feminism, Manners, Mom Warned Me, Parenting, PC Values, Uncategorized, Values, Women, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Marybeth: Offensive prof not what we’re looking for

Most of us up here in East Lansing would give anything right about now for something we could label “offensive,” … Continue reading

17. September 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Education, Parenting, Politics, Romney, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Marybeth: Common Core State Standards raising questions for parents

With the school year starting soon, here’s a sampling of questions from recent emails: Q. Our school district is revamping … Continue reading

21. August 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
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Lori: Every parent is a teacher

The oldest of our brood of six grandchildren, oldest being the wise, ripe age of four, sat in church during … Continue reading

13. August 2013 by Lori Borgman
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Marybeth: Spoiled children are spoiling the summer

Q. It’s the dog days of summer and I’m out of ideas to entertain my kids. For the past week, … Continue reading

25. July 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Consumerism, Family, Parenting, Values | 2 comments

Marybeth: Gay friend offers teachable moment about speaking the truth in love

Q: Recently, a boy at my daughter’s Christian high school revealed to his lunch table buddies that he is gay. … Continue reading

10. July 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Faith, Parenting, PC Values, Values, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Lori: Family culture created by default or design

A friend and I discovered that we shared a connection with a particular young family. “They’re lovely,” I said. It … Continue reading

08. July 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Family, Parenting | Leave a comment

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