Authority is a Fearsome Gift – UPDATED

There may be something to Lisa Mladinich's view that as a nation we have become so suspect of authority that we have lost sight of our responsibility to wield authority (or perhaps, "holy authority") when it comes to our children or our students.It's not just your imagination. The problem of kids who won't behave in class is getting worse. We can take the easy way out and blame parents, claiming they just can't be bothered to discipline their children, but that's like saying a person is sick … [Read more...]

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Vaccines & Autism; the Parental Quandary

Some might remember reading Shana Buck's moving piece last month, where she wondered about the conceptual perceptions of her son who is autistic.Last weeks news that the certain "studies" linking autism to vaccines were fraudulent finds Shana pondering what parents are supposed to do, and who they should trust:Something is causing the rise in actual numbers of autistic children, something besides ‘better diagnosis'. What should I, as the mother of one child with autism and another with A … [Read more...]

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