Child Handcuffed, Arrested and Thrown in Jail for Missing Too Many Days of School

Child Handcuffed, Arrested and Thrown in Jail for Missing Too Many Days of School By Jack Burns Muskogee County residents, whose school-aged children accrue four absences over a four-week period of time, get a ticket from police and have to see a judge. The citation, if not signed, also leads to the detainment and potential arrest of their children. In police accountability circles, the truancy to incarceration system is known as the “school to prison pipeline.” One mother, whose son was arrested, placed in handcuffs, and taken to the same…

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4 Ways to Teach Kids Finance

4 Ways to Teach Kids Finance By Maureen Buff Finance is hard to see. And as a result, finance can be hard to understand—especially for kids! Let me explain. My sister goes to the grocery store with her debit card. She swipes the card and leaves the grocery store with the card and a bag of groceries. From her son’s perspective, it seems like a sweet deal! It doesn’t look like my sister gave anything up to get the groceries. Her son doesn’t see the exchange; he doesn’t see that…

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How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents By Kerry McDonald Schooling is adept at rooting out individuality and enforcing compliance. In his book, Understanding Power, Noam Chomsky writes: In fact, the whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on—because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions. This filtering process begins very early in a child’s schooling as conformity is rewarded and…

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Verizon Says “High-Tech” Family Kids Get Phones At 7 1/2 While Silicon Valley Parents Desperately Keep Kids Away From Screens

Verizon Says “High-Tech” Family Kids Get Phones At 7 1/2 While Silicon Valley Parents Desperately Keep Kids Away From Screens By B.N. Frank Technology can be very helpful when used safely.  Warnings about cell phone use and exposure aren’t new – especially in regard to children.  In the U.S. Silicon Valley parents have been limiting their kids’ use and exposure to digital, electronic, and wireless technology for many years already.  Recently their efforts have become more obvious, desperate, even paranoid (spying on their nannies).  Not surprisingly, insurance companies don’t seem…

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Why Are Silicon Valley Workers Banning Their Children From Using Tech?

Why Are Silicon Valley Workers Banning Their Children From Using Tech? David Icke offers an excellent summation of recent news reports that the very same people in Silicon Valley who have offered the world smart technology are looking to restrict it for their own children. You can also read Activist Post‘s extensive reporting on this issue from B.N. Frank here. You can see more from David at his own website, DavidIcke.com Alternative News & Independent Views

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D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to Let Children Play Together

D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to Let Children Play Together By Kerry McDonald Let’s say you and some of your friends decide to gather your young children together a couple of days a week for a few hours of free play. Maybe you switch off who leads the gaggle of kids each week, allowing for some shared free time and flexibility. Sounds like a great arrangement for all, right? Your kids get to play freely with their friends, and you get some occasional free babysitting.…

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Silicon Valley Parents Spy On Nannies to Make Sure They Aren’t Using Screens Around Their Kids and Make Them Sign “No Screens” Contracts

Silicon Valley Parents Spy On Nannies to Make Sure They Aren’t Using Screens Around Their Kids and Make Them Sign “No Screens” Contracts By B.N. Frank It sounds like the opening line for a joke. “Did you hear the one about the Silicon Valley parents…” but this is really happening:  The New York Times: “Silicon Valley Nannies Are Phone Police for Kids.” Brace yourself because these Silicon Valley parents are panicking big-time.   Excerpts describing the increasing intensifying freaking-out include: Silicon Valley parents are increasingly obsessed with keeping their children away…

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New York Times’ New Articles on Silicon Valley Parents’ Fears About Kids and Screens Includes “The Devil Lives in Our Phones.”

New York Times’ New Articles on Silicon Valley Parents’ Fears About Kids and Screens Includes “The Devil Lives in Our Phones.” By B.N. Frank The New York Times and many others have reported about this before so these concerns aren’t new and neither are Silicon Valley parents’ efforts to limit their kids’ use and exposure to technology: This idea that Silicon Valley parents are wary about tech is not new. The godfathers of tech expressed these concerns years ago, and concern has been loudest from the top. Tim Cook, the…

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Attachment Theory Explained – Why People Act The Way They Do

Attachment Theory Explained – Why People Act The Way They Do The earliest and most critical events for a human being are the ones of interaction with their caregivers, the most important people in our lives. Babies and small children marvellously adapt to the way they are treated as if the world will always be similar, even after they’ve grown. Of course this is a handicap if their childhood environment does not prepare them for greatness or become people in love with life. Every event is recorded in the brain…

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Parents Are Withdrawing Kids From School Until Nearby Cell Tower Is Removed

Parents Are Withdrawing Kids From School Until Nearby Cell Tower Is Removed By B.N. Frank These UK families have the right idea.  They also aren’t the first to protest cell towers on school property: Parents, activists fight construction of cell phone towers at Prince George’s County schools (MD) Parents Object to Cell Phone Towers Near Schools (Chicago) Parents Fight Plans for Cell Tower at Virginia Elementary School Pacific Grove parents fight cell tower at school   There is still no “safe level” of wireless radiation exposure that has been…

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