Scary Stories Won’t Stop Kids From Lying or Will They?

Reading cautionary tales like The Boy Who Cried Wolf and Pinocchio to little kids might not be the best way to teach them to tell the truth. New research suggests stories that praise, rather than punish, characters for being honest are more effective. “As parents of young children, we wanted to know how effective the stories actually are in promoting honesty,” says Victoria Talwar of McGill University’s educational psychology department. “Is it ‘in one ear, […] Read the Full Article »

Throwback Thursday – Gayla, Trey and Coty Baer – circa 1993

This is one of the last visits we had with my grandpa, Frank Binion, before he passed away the following January. I look back on pictures like this and remember older mothers telling me to enjoy it – that it goes by so fast. At the time, life seemed to drag, but little did I know, they were right. My babies are 21 now – living on their own. They have great jobs and pay […] Read the Full Article »

The Shocking Look at Spring Break – Sean Hannity

A friend of mine shared this video clip on Facebook. Maybe I’m an old prude. Maybe I learned my lessons in the few times I managed to get sloshed. Maybe I am just a bit more OCD than I thought. I can’t be sure – but as I watched this video, all I could imagine was the horrible smells and a Club Med Convention for STD Exchange. If marketers were smart – they would sell […] Read the Full Article »

Stranger Danger – What Your Kids Need To Know

This post is in support of the efforts of More on MugWatch at the end of this post “Stranger danger” is an important topic of discussion. Beginning when your children are very young, you need to begin talking to them about strangers. Here are some things they should know and how you can approach the topic in a constructive manner. Who are Strangers? In order to teach your kids about stranger danger, it’s most […] Read the Full Article »

It’s not a sex issue–it’s a respect issue

An Indianapolis teen is recovering after he says his girlfriend’s family members beat him up for having sex with her. The Pike High school student, 18, drove to his girlfriend’s home Sunday morning. He said the girl let him into the home and the two went back to her bedroom. Shortly after that, the girl’s brother caught the two in flagrante delicto. The teen says the brother called for the girl’s step father and the […] Read the Full Article »