HumanismStep Families

Our Contribution to The Future

I’ve had kids in my house for over 21 years, some my own, some stepchildren. All of them, worrying, fun, infuriating, wonderful in turns. Now, for the first time in two decades, I’m kidless. Our youngest have moved out and will be starting college in the fall. I have arrived …

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Logical Fallacies
Parenting Styles

Skeptical Parenting

Skeptical Parenting Being a parent is the hardest job any of us can have, but being a skeptical parent offers it’s own set of challenges.   There are several issues that come up when you are trying to raise your children to think critically and skeptically that the average parent probably …

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Grief and Loss

Death – Part II

I’ve written before about helping children deal with death.  It’s a difficult thing to do, especially if you  haven’t developed ways of deal with death yourself. A couple of weeks ago we had to put down Bailey, our Aussie Shepard.  He was almost 15 years old and we had him …

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Grief and LossPolitics

Dead Babies: What Lengths, For What Purpose?

“Originally I was just doing it to bring people’s awareness to what babies look like that young, and with the abortions and everything that’s going on with Planned Parenthood it’s just made me so upset,” said Ellis. I came across a disturbing article that tries to link a miscarriage to …

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Special Needs

Dangerous Obsession

I have to apologize for my absence here on Grounded Parents.  Between a move to a new house, work, and helping my kids deal with the fun house (un-fun house?) of adolescence, I’ve been either too tired or too scatterbrained to write. Once of those un-fun house issues that we …

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Parenting Styles

Parenting Is About Parents Too

Grounded Parents, as the name implies, is a parenting blog.  Most of us usually take this to mean that it focuses on tips and experiences raising children and so is child focused, and this is certainly true.  What is often overlooked is that parenting has another side to it and …

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Parenting Fails

Whats The Harm – Miracle Mineral Solution – Part 2

This is the second part of my two-part piece on Mineral Miracle Solution. If you missed the first part, you can find it here. If it weren’t bad enough that Jim Humble is still pushing bleach as a cure-all, the latest product that he is championing is MMS2. What is …

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Parenting Fails

Whats The Harm – Miracle Mineral Solution – Part 1

A week or so ago I came across an article about a couple who had their children taken away because the father was known to use Miracle Mineral Solution and the state was concerned that the children were being made to use it as well.  This made me go back …

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Parenting Styles

Parenting the Parents

As parents, we have all had someone, somewhere, tell us how we should, or shouldn’t, parent.  Usually it is our own parents. “Well, I never used those kind of diapers. Brand X is much better.” And “You should always check the temperature on your left wrist first before feeding her.” …

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Politics

A Better World For Our Children?

This has been a pretty disappointing day considering the results from last month’s U.S. elections.  Except for a win for raising the minimum wage here in Nebraska, it was pretty much a disaster for a liberal living among the barbarians. This led to me posting a bunch of comments on …

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