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New Zealand School ditches coddling kids rule&bullying decreases

Imagine that….stop coddling the kids and let them be kids, let them learn and learn to respect one another without the adults interfering in their natural ability to play and get along. Sure adult supervision should still exist, and intervention or redirection is needed at times, but stop coddling the kids, setting them up to fail with strict rules and let them learn through play, have fun and eventually they will grow up to be healthy, active and productive citizens like the rest of us.

I know when I was growing up there were not all these restrictive rules on play and kids could play kickball, dodge-ball, tag, cowboys and Indians, etc without adults saying it was too rough or insulting and kids were more active, less obese and more likely to get along through learning cooperative learning and group skills. Now days if a kid is called ‘stupid’ other kids are tattle telling right away. It seems kids today need to learn to know the difference between teasing,joking around play and actual bullying. Now days everything is bullying or harmful and they are growing up more obese, less active and overly sensitive. In result, we have more kids committing suicide and going on shooting sprees because they aren’t learning how to cope with their emotions and overcome teasing and name calling or they are afraid to play.


A school in Auckland, New Zealand ditched the rules (video) and is losing the bullies.
Chaos may reign at Swanson Primary School with children climbing trees, riding skateboards and playing bullrush during playtime, but surprisingly the students don’t cause bedlam, the principal says.
The school is actually seeing a drop in bullying, serious injuries and vandalism, while concentration levels in class are increasing.
Principal Bruce McLachlan rid the school of playtime rules as part of a successful university experiment.
“We want kids to be safe and to look after them, but we end up wrapping them in cotton wool when in fact they should be able to fall over.”
Here in the United States a Long Island school did the opposite and banned all games during recess. Many of the parents believe it was done to prevent a lawsuit.
Obesity rates are epidemic in American children. Instead of natural play, many want to ban it then substitute with structured programs that reinforce exercise like the NFL Play 60 and Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaigns. I’m all for these programs as part of the solution, not a substitution for natural play. Kids with involved parents don’t need corporate entities or government telling them how to play. 

Studies show kids who play hard and take risks turn out less dependent as adults.Play matters throughout our entire lifetime. Think about your bruises and maybe fractured or broken bones. Aren’t some of them fond memories? Mine are. 

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Tragedy:TX Hospital Agrees to Let Unborn Child Die With Pregnant Mother

Such a tragedy and sad end to this story. While reports now say the baby was not “viable” and was deformed likely led to the reason the judge may have decided in favor of the husband, I find it hard to imagine any mom and reasonable person would not want to let time take its course and let the baby live. Doctors have been wrong before about abnormalities with the fetus and children have gone on to live full and healthy lives. In another example, here is a page dedicated to children born with Hydranencephaly,born without a brain, who are alive and loved today:

It’s sad that even before this ‘non viable’ diagnosis was given the family still didn’t care and wanted to take her off of life support, claiming the mother would never have wanted to be kept on life support. However, did anyone ever ask her if she were pregnant if she would want to be kept on life support to try and save her baby?? I’m sure if she had considered this possibility before ever making the statement she would have wanted to save her baby. I can’t imagine a family that wanted nothing to do with the baby and made no effort to try and save the baby. Even if the prognosis was right, who wouldn’t want to at least have a chance to hold the baby and kiss them goodbye before their short lived life ended? The baby was 22 weeks and was two weeks short of being medically identified as “viable”.  What was the harm in waiting two more weeks!?? May God save their souls and the mother and child RIP.

Tragic: Texas Hospital Takes Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman Off Ventilator

Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant with the couple’s second child when her husband found her unconscious on their kitchen floor November 26. Though doctors had pronounced her brain dead and her family had said she did not want to have machines keep her body alive, officials at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth had said state law required them to maintain life-sustaining treatment for a pregnant patient.
Sunday’s announcement came two days after a judge in Fort Worth ordered the hospital to remove any artificial means of life support from Munoz by 5 p.m. Monday. Earlier Sunday, the hospital said it intended to comply with that order.
“The past eight weeks have been difficult for the Munoz family, the caregivers and the entire Tarrant County community, which found itself involved in a sad situation,” a hospital statement said. “JPS Health Network has followed what we believed were the demands of a state statute.”

The hospital acknowledged Friday that Munoz, 33, had been brain dead since November 28 and that the fetus she carried was not viable. Her husband, Erick Munoz, had argued that sustaining her body artificially amounted to “the cruel and obscene mutilation of a deceased body” against her wishes and those of her family.

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Video WARNING!!!! If you take photos with your cell phone&have kids or grandchildren…

Happy New Year everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but I just came across this news report/video today and wanted to raise awareness for other parents. I never use my geo location setting when posting online or when using my cell phone for anything unless I am using the maps feature to find a location. But beware before taking or posting photos online of your children….

WARNING!!!! If you take photos with your cell phone turn off the GPS,location geo tag setting before taking pictures or posting them online!

“Warning” If you, your kids or grand kids take pics from your phone—WATCH THIS!
This is truly alarming – please take the time to watch. At the end they’ll tell you how to set your phone so you don’t run this risk!

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Parents Shocked to Discover Infant Daughter’s Photos Associated With Online Porn

The Florida couple was disturbed when they learned photos of their daughter they uploaded to Instagram were being used for sexual role-playing. (Image source: WPTV-TV)

How perverted can people get to turn a picture of a child into a discussion about porn….pedophilia. However, I don’t think labeling certain forms of free speech as child pornography is a solution to the problem. Parents just need to be more careful about posting pictures of their kids online and making sure if they do they use all security measures and only allow private family/friends to view them. I never posted my kids pictures online. I just don’t trust the perverted people out there as I have heard sometimes they will photoshop faces onto different’s disgusting anyone does these things with children’s pictures, let alone infants. “WPTV-TV reported that the West Palm Beach, Fla., parents found out photos of their daughter Taylen, not even a year old, were being copied onto Instagram pages involved in pornographic role-playing.”

The blog Nanny Notes warned about Instagram role-playing earlier this year.
Role-playing is an activity in which people assume the role of a character in a fictional setting and interact to create a story. This type of role-playing is typically done by fans of books/movies such as Harry Potter. Those who want to role-play on Instagram simply start their story from an image and post character actions in the description using appropriate hash tags like #roleplay.
The most alarming aspect of role-playing on Instagram is not that a child is involved. The disturbing condition occurs when a child predator role-plays and uses the image of a child as a springboard for writing inappropriate scenarios. Such images are often copied without permission from a young Instagramer with loose privacy settings. What’s worse, the child’s image doesn’t have to be suggestive in any way for someone to use it as the basis for a pornographic discussion.
The incident with Calad and Bigg’s daughter isn’t the first one involving an infant; earlier this year, the Toronto Star reported on a similar case, including some of the dialogue surrounding the picture of a baby:
“I need mommy and would be nwaughty with me and tell me things,” writes a user called @melissa_kelsey_babys in a screenshot posted by a denouncer with the tag #downwithbabyrp.
A user called ggjjjjjjjjgffgbbhhhgcbbnvxmmbb volunteers: “Ok @melissa_kelsey_babys I will be ur mommy.”
A local police officer told the Toronto Star at the time that even if explicit photos weren’t being used, the text associated with the photo could still be considered child pornography. But this “text-definition” of child pornography only exists in Canada, the Star reported.
Meanwhile, tech giants are taking action to combat online child abuse.
Google and Microsoft announced Monday that they would be using software to make it harder for users to search for child abuse material online.

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Disgusting!! Website Selling Little Girl Sex Doll Sparks Outrage


This is disgusting….why would anyone want to buy a toy doll to have sex with in the first place?? But a child size doll…that’s even more disgusting…it is promoting pedophilia, human sex trafficking and feeding into the twisted minds of people that prey on women and children. I hope this product is removed now that the item has been brought to the world’s attention. Hopefully there are more decent people than perverts willing to buy such an item.

Pat Dollard:
“Excerpted from Opposing Views: A Chinese website is selling child-sized sex dolls costing about $180 and has shipped several to customers in the US.

The website DHgate is under fire for offering a sex doll described as “beautiful young girl sex doll for men.”

The product listing says the doll is very flexible and “all three holes can be used.”

The human rights groups Dining with Dignity says the sex doll promotes “human sex trafficking, pedophilia, violent rape, and more.”

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Cops under investigation after shocking dashcam video shows them shooting at mom fleeing with her children

 What was the mother thinking taking off in the first place?? She put herself and her children in danger and left cops with no choice but to pursue her in a high speed chase. The officers did what was necessary, but I do think they should have refrained from shooting at the back of the van as she drove away the second time knowing small children were in the car and knowing the woman was not armed or threatening the officers lives. What do you think?

via Mail Online:
Let's do this again: The van pulled over a second time and the officer ordered the driver out, she refused

Let’s do this again: The van pulled over a second time and the officer ordered the driver out, she refused

“Officers fought with a young teen and opened fire on a minivan filled with children
A window was also smashed by a baton-wielding cop
Driver Rihanna Ferrell and her teen son were arrested three high-speed chases “

See the routine traffic stop that went horribly wrong.
What started out earlier this week as a humdrum traffic stop soon turned violent. Shots were fired and arrests were made as a van full of children was terrorized by out-of-control cops.
The entire incident was caught on the dashcam of the police officer who first pulled Rihanna Ferrell’s minivan over for speeding.

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Remembering and Honoring Our Veterans!Thank you ALL For Your Service and Sacrifice!

Also in honor and rememberance of my Dad, who proudly served with the Flying Tigers in WWII 
and past away a month ago today :(
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RIP Dad…you are in safe hands now…you are with God…until we meet again… 7/13/22-10/11/13
We had his funeral 10/17….

Remembering my dad on this day…may God rest his soul….
Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.

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Horror: Mom Tortured In Front of 2yro Daughter & Family During Home Invasion

Horrific home invasion and robbery in Philadelphia last night. Interesting that the police say…one of the suspects was described as wearing a mask….funny they can’t give anymore of a description than that?? What about height, tone of voice, accent, height, etc? Makes you wonder if one of the adults had a concealed weapon on them if the outcome would have been different and the robbers would have been stopped? Let’s hope the fingerprints obtained at the crime will help capture the thugs who did this and they are given a long term prison sentence for this horrific crime and attempted murder.

Horror: Mom Tortured In Front of 2 Year Old Daughter & Family During Home Invasion
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. (Image source: KYW-TV)
“A 28-year-old mother was tortured in front of her family — including her two-year-old daughter and four-year-old nephew — during a Friday night home invasion in Philadelphia, police say.”

“These two individuals tied up all the three adults. They tied up their wrists and their ankles,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told KYW-TV at a press conference.
Demands for money from the mother were not complied with, so the criminals turned to violence, torturing the woman for the entire family to see.
“And then four separate times burnt the 28-year-old female, burnt her face, both of her arms and her stomach,” Small said.
“They were literally torturing her with a hot knife while she was tied up, demanding money,” he added to WCAU-TV.
When she still refused, the pair of criminals threatened to kill her daughter.
“Then picked up the 28-year-old’s two-year-old daughter and threatened to kill the daughter if she didn’t say where the money was,” Small said.
The woman, as well as her mother and the electrician, finally gave in to the demands for money and the duo escaped with about $4,000.

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Woman, 33, ‘threw toddler to the ground’ in a rage that killed the 3-year-old at her in-home daycare center

OMG, my heart is broken for these parents. What a senseless loss of their sweet little girl. May Autumn RIP eternally with our Heavenly Father and may the woman who did this to her never see the outside of a prison again!!

Tragic: Autumn Elgersma, 3, died from head injuries after being 'thrown to the floor' by a woman running a daycare centre
Tragic: Autumn Elgersma, 3, died from head injuries after being ‘thrown to the floor’ by a woman running a daycare centre

Mail Online:
“Woman, 33, ‘threw toddler to the ground’ in a rage that killed the 3-year-old at her in-home daycare centre in Iowa
Orange City toddler, Autumn Elgersma, 3, died on Thursday from severe brain trauma and a fractured skull
Rochelle Sapp, 33, who runs the in-home daycare centre at her home, admitted to police she threw the girl to the ground after she refused to remove her coat
She first told the mother that Autumn had fallen down the stairs
Sapp has been charged in the girl’s death”

Admitted: Rochelle Lynn Sapp, 33, who runs a daycare centre in Orange City, Iowa, told police she got angry when Autumn refused to remove her coat
What a smug look for someone who killed a little girl 

A woman running a daycare centre in Iowa has been charged in the death of a 3-year-old girl who she ‘threw to the ground’ because she refused to take off her coat.

The Orange City toddler, Autumn Elgersma, daughter of Phillip and Jennifer Elgersma, died on Thursday from her head injuries after two days in hospital.
The child was injured in the home of Rochelle Lynn Sapp, 33, who runs a daycare centre at her home in 706 10th Street SE, in eastern Orange City, according to police.
Court documents say Sapp called the girl’s mother shortly after 9am and told her Autumn had fallen down the stairs.
Huge loss: The little girl's parents said Autumn was 'a joy in our lives'
Huge loss: The little girl’s parents said Autumn was ‘a joy in our lives’

Mrs Elgersma picked up her daughter immediately and brought her to the Orange City hospital where she was diagnosed with a head injury, according to KTIV.
The girl was airlifted to the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls in North Dakota where doctors discovered the child suffered a fractured skull and brain trauma.

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Pregnant woman stabbed while her horrified husband watch on FaceTime video chat gives birth

Thank God she survived and the baby is ok. Hopefully the baby will overcome the effects of the medications soon and the mother will get reconstructive eye surgery she will now need. Thankfully she was able to identify her attacker and they were able to capture him right away. I hope he spends the rest of his life in jail for what he did, but I think he should get charged for double attempted murder, after all he nearly killed her baby too!

Mail Online:
“A Texas woman recovering in hospital after being stabbed in her own home has had a baby girl.

Rachel Poole, 31, gave birth to a daughter named Isabella at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas by caesarean section.”

Poole has been in hospital since Wednesday evening when she was brutally attacked by Corey Bernard, 19, while she was in her kitchen speaking to her husband Justin Pele Poole, who is deployed overseas, via FaceTime.

Joy and sadness: Justin Poole cradles his new baby girl, whose mother Rachel Poole is still in a serious condition after enduring a vicious attack in her own home
Joy and sadness: Justin Poole cradles his new baby girl, whose mother Rachel Poole is still in a serious condition after enduring a vicious attack in her own home
New mother: Rachel Poole cannot see out of one eye, has a collapsed lung and displaced vertebrae and is unable to hold her newborn baby
Suspect: Cory Bernard Moss, 19, allegedly admitted to the knife attack, which was reportedly sparked by a money dispute
Suspect: Cory Bernard Moss, 19, allegedly admitted to the knife attack, which was reportedly sparked by a money dispute
New mother: Rachel Poole cannot see out of one eye, has a collapsed lung and displaced vertebrae and is unable to hold her newborn baby

She was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition and treated for stab wounds to her face and body.

According to ABC News, Poole was scheduled to have a C-section next week.
Poole’s stepfather, Gary Jones said that doctors couldn’t ‘do anything with [her] injuries unless they got Isabella out.’

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by KFOX14, she recognized her assailant as a man who owed her husband money and screamed out his name.
The 31-year-old mother-to-be, who was nine months pregnant, was rushed to University Medical Center in critical condition suffering from multiple stab wounds and fractures to her body and face.
According to police, the wounded victim was able to call 911 and give the name of the suspect to police.
Meanwhile, Justin Poole called the 19-year-old’s co-workers, who helped apprehend Moss and seized the knife allegedly used in the attack. 
Following his arrest, police said Moss admitted to stabbing Rachel Poole
The teenager has been charged with criminal attempted capital murder and was ordered held on $60,000 bond.
Neighbors told KFOX14 they that Moss owed the Pooles money for car repairs because he had borrowed a vehicle from them and wrecked it. 
According to El Paso police, Moss, a soldier attached to Fort Bliss, went to the Pooles’ home in the 9400 block of Wichita Circle to talk to Rachel Poole about the money he owed her husband.
The woman wasn’t home, so the 19-year-old allegedly forced his way into the house and lay in ambush, waiting for her to return.
When Poole came home, she opened the Apple video chat program FaceTime on her phone and began talking to her husband, who is stationed in southwest Asia.
A short time later, police say Moss came out of hiding and surprised Rachel Poole from behind, repeatedly stabbing her with a foldout stainless steel knife and beating her.
According to the affidavit, the victim instantly recognized Moss as her husband’s debtor and yelled out his name several times so Justin Poole could hear it over the phone.
Following the attack, police say Moss fled and called a co-worker to pick him up and drive him to Fort Bliss.
Meanwhile, Justin Pele Poole called Moss’ colleagues to alert them of the suspect’s imminent return to the military base. 
The 19-year-old’s co-workers intercepted him and found the knife in the car where he was riding. 
Fort Bliss spokesman Joe Buccino said that Army Pvt Poole has been deployed in southwest Asia for the past nine months, HLN-TV reported.
According to a GoFundMe page set up for the Pooles, Rachel Poole is still in a critical condition and baby Isabella is sick from the medications doctors had to give her mother. 

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