Category Archives: Heard on the Net

Communicating with teens in the age of memes

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For those of you with kids going into high school, it’s the time when students typically take a foreign language. For most schools, it’s a requirement. But some teens and tweens are already speaking their own foreign language, the tongue of Internet geeks and their viral catch phrases and “rage comics.” I can hear you […]

Add this to your bookshelf: ‘Go The F**k to Sleep’

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Finally! A children’s book us Imperfect Parents can get behind. Of course, it’s not for those parents who have a gigantic, pointy and uncomfortably knobby stick up their ass, but rather for parents who can relate to the night-time chaos, the pleading and negotiating that takes place when mom and/or dad is simply over it […]

Bayer (and others) Face Numerous Lawsuits Over Birth Control Pills

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There appears to be several cases, within the past year or so, where women who are (or had been) taking oral contraceptives such as Yaz, Yasmin and NuvaRing- a flexible ring containing hormonal contraceptive-have had serious complications, some leading to death. One of the more common reasons for death among the women taking these contraceptives […]

Nutmeg Frenzy

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Earlier this month, there was a lot of (ahem) buzz about Nutmeg and kids getting high off it. Some even suggesting locking up your spice cabinet.  Seems a little ridiculous and extremist to me. I mean, if you’re going to lock up the nutmeg, might as well lock up your entire kitchen because, dear god, […]

Ancient Birth Control

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I came across an interesting list the other day on ancient birth control. It is by no means a complete list, but mentions “methods that would be unusual today”. The two most unusual seem to be Papaya…. and Mercury…..Yikes.

Why Sex Ed Is Needed In Schools

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It actually sounds like a joke, but according to a study conducted in England, More than 20% of 18 to 25-year-olds questioned thought a pregnancy lasted a year, 10% believed eating red meat influenced the sex of a baby and half expected a baby to walk and talk within its first year. The poll also […]

6 Year Old Kicked Off Squad Over “Inappropriate” Chant

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I came across this article about a six year old getting kicked off her cheerleading team. It seemed as if there could have been more to it. Then I read this article on the same subject and thought, maybe this could be taken as a reflection upon our society as a whole. She was kicked […]

Girl Arrested For Drawing on Desk Sues….

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Remember the 12-year-old girl who got arrested for doodling on her desk at school? She’s suing the city of New York for $1 Million. Alexa Gonzalez was led out of her school in the borough of Queens by police who had been called after she was caught scribbling “I love my friends Abby and Faith” […]

Kids Not Showing Up For School? You Could Get A Ticket

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Yep. You read that right. Apparently, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, if your kid is “truant” you- the parent- will be punished. The warning was sent out in July about an increased focus on truancy in East Baton Rouge Parish, but the crackdown officially began this week as three tickets were issued to the parents of […]

Mom tweets about son’s drowning, claws come out

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Yesterday, at around 6:12 p.m. EST, Twitter user Shellie Ross (@Military_Mom) posted an ominous tweet: Please pray like never before, my 2 yr old fell in the pool Several hours later, she posted a link to a picture “remembering [her] million dollar baby,” indicating that her beautiful son, Bryson Drago Ross, had drowned. An immediate […]