Anonymous Tip: Judge Romer’s Ruling

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 168-170Here it is . . . the moment you've all been waiting for. Today you get to find out Judge Romer's decision. But first, a moment of travelogue: Peter, Gwen, and her parents knew they couldn't eat until the decision was announced. . . .Peter suggested the four of them go for a walk in Riverfront Park. They all agreed. They walked to Peter's car, drove five blocks, and got out on the north side of the park. Gwen was holding … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Ignore Your Child’s Tears

To Train Up A Child, chapter 14, part 2Today we'll finish up the chapter on "emotion control." As a reminder, we're reviewing Michael Pearl's child rearing manual, To Train Up A Child. My parents used this book with me as I grew up. As I became a parent myself I came to see Michael's advice as toxic and even abusive. And indeed, his book has been linked to three children's deaths. In this series we dismantle it piece by piece.POOR THING, WHERE DOES IT HURT? For your childrens' own good, … [Read more...]

Lesbian Duplex 43: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]

Saturday Link Love

Each week, I collect a variety of links I find interesting or helpful, some to blog about and some to save and share. At the end of each week, I always have a handful of links sitting on my computer that I haven't done anything with. I'm going to institute a new feature---each Saturday, I'll share these links here on my blog and ask my readers to share any interesting articles you have found in the last week as well.And so here you go---your first installment!ParentingThe Science of S … [Read more...]

Anonymous Tip: Closing Arguments

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 164-167In the comments on last week's post, a number of individuals with far more experience in this area than I wrote that Dr. Schram's testimony was weak because she did not go into detail about why she had come to the conclusion she had and because she kept positioning herself as a mother rather than an expert, even to the point of stating, during the hearing, that her years as a stay at home mother were the most important years … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'm taking the day off, and I hope you are too! Also, what is with Black Friday shopping beginning at 5pm today instead of, you know, on Friday?! Seriously, people! It's Thanksgiving! … [Read more...]

TTUAC: The “Emotional Liar”

To Train Up A Child, chapter 14, part 1And, we're back! I'm not sure whether I'll keep this regular or on the same day, but I do want to get back to reviewing Michael Pearl's child rearing manual, To Train Up A Child. It's been a year and a half since I took a break from this series. I had no idea it had been that long until I checked today!For those new to this series, and new to the Pearls, Michael Pearl is a fundamentalist Christian author and preacher who has traction in many … [Read more...]