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December 21st, 2015
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Movie Ratings: Sex Remains Top Concern for American Parents, Not Violence by Pamela McClintock A new survey commissioned by the ratings board also reveals that the vast majority of parents think even one use of the F-word should warrant an R-rating, not PG-13. Sexual content and nudity in movies remains the top concern for parents, while violence and language —...
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June 19th, 2015
When Kathryn Kerns asked 30 teens and preteens to come to her laboratory and talk about their parents, many of their dads scored low on a standard yardstick her research team was using to evaluate the parent-child bond. The children described rich, warm relationships with their fathers, however, says Dr. Kerns, a professor of psychological sciences at Kent State University...
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June 8th, 2015
Byron Barlowe—Eagle Scout, father of an Eagle Scout, veteran of 19 years of Scouting—is grieved by Robert Gates’ declaration that the BSA needs to end the ban on gay Scout leaders because Gates’s call violates the Scout law to be morally straight. Boy Scouts will now be subject to gay adult leadership if BSA (Boy Scouts of America) president Robert...
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June 2nd, 2015
When Jill and her husband Mark dropped their son off at college, they quickly realized how times have changed. Almost immediately, text messages started to pour in… all reiterations of the same thing: “I want to come home.” Why? “The classes are too hard. I don’t like the subjects.” And so on and so on. As loving parents, Jill and...
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April 15th, 2015
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March 10th, 2015
What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this...
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December 1st, 2014
Hayden Mathias digs for her buzzing iPhone, and taps the FaceTime icon. “Oh, hey Dave,” the tall, blond haired eighth-grader says to the face filling her screen. Is it her boyfriend? Her slacker biology lab partner? Guess again. Dave is Hayden’s dad. For more than a year, the 47-year-old Denver software sales executive has been Dave to his 13-year old...
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November 12th, 2014
LOS ANGELES (November 3, 2014) – The Parents Television Council called out ABC for exposing children and unsuspecting families, who had just finished watching the “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” special on October 30, to graphic sex in the opening scene of the following program, “Scandal.” The clip can be viewed here: http://vimeo.com/parentstv/ptc-scandal-cvb. DISCLAIMER: This link contains sexual content...
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November 12th, 2014
For those who say network scheduling isn’t a big deal anymore thanks to DVRs, we turn your attention to what happened Thursday night on ABC. In a very jarring transition, the adorable end of the annual special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” segued into “Scandal,” which happened to kick off with a very steamy sex scene. Source: Emily Yahr,...
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