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Weekend Reads: Child Poverty in the US, Judgmental Moms, and Trump isn’t a Toddler

Happy Weekend Readers! The school year is coming to a close and Summer is rapidly approaching. That means it is probably past time to get your kids signed up for summer camp. Camp Quest Ohio is looking for volunteers after coming up short on staff and having to waitlist some …

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Weekend Reads: Post Holiday Edition, France Says No Hitting, And a Child’s first Book of Trump

Happy New Year Weekend Readers! I know it has been a long break between posts here at Grounded Parents, but as parents yourselves (I assume,) you probably have been just as busy as we have been these past two weeks of the holiday season, so we hope you understand. It’s …

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Weekend Reads: Trump is Awful, Pence is Awful, Superman is Awesome

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s December 11th. This is my 111th post on Grounded Parents. It’s also my birthday! Someone buy me whiskey! At a political forum in New Hampshire last fall, then 18 year old Lauren Batchelder asked then candidate Donald Trump some pointed but fair questions about his views on …

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Pizzagate Is Why We Need Skepticism

If you don’t live in DC, you probably associate Washington with national politics and all its current associated nastiness. But, believe it or not, those of us who actually live here are regular people too, just getting our kids to school, going to work and even going out for pizza once in awhile. So when a man …

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Weekend Reads: Trump’s Negative Effect on Classrooms, Fear the New HHS Pick, and Patton Oswalt Breaks our Hearts

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s December the Fourth, only 21 more shopping days in the War on Christmas! 90% of teachers in who responded to a survey by the Southern Policy Law Center have reported negative impacts on their classrooms. CNN has more on the study.  Speaking of Cheeto Hitler, his …

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Super Long Overdue Weekend Reads: Lots of Stuff Happened

Happy Weekend Readers, long time no see! Yes it has been a busy month of November. Not only did we have the most astonishing presidential election of my lifetime, plus Thanksgiving and sandwiched between an awesome weekend at Skepticon 9 left this blogger a stretched just a little too thin. But …

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Not Quite Weekend Reads: Spanking Effects, Children and Online Privacy, and Shutting Down “Locker Room Talk”

Happy belated Weekend Readers. My usual Sunday Morning blogging time was interrupted by my beloved Cincinnati Bengals travelling to jolly old England for a 9:30 AM tilt against the Washington Racist Names. Apropos to the setting at Wembley Stadium  the two teams played to an exciting 28-28 draw that left this …

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Weekend Reads: Stop Torturing Shy Kids, Naked Parents, and More Trump Fallout

Happy Weekend Readers, I hope everyone had a fun and productive week. I had a week of persistent bronchitis so that was fun (cough…cough.) It’s Ok for kids to be shy, and we should be respecting their boundaries rather than pushing them into social interactions they aren’t ready for. Some …

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Weekend Reads: Training Kids to Spot Bullshit Health Claims, The Trump Effect on Bullying, and a Ninja Warrior

Happy Weekend Readers! Only a month until Election Day. This will be the longest October ever. Julia Belluz at Vox  reports on an awesome program that is just wrapping up in Uganda to teach young people how to spot bullshit health claims.  The researchers designed teaching materials, lesson plans, and …

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Weekend Reads: Stop Apologizing For Your Kids, Gender Everywhere, and Mike Pence is Awful

Hello Weekend Readers, it’s been a rough week around the world. There was a heinous attack on innocent Bastille Day revelers in Nice, France. Turkey exploded into violence as a military coup attempted and failed to overthrow the government.  I got nothing funny to say about any of that, hugs to …

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