Tag Archives: Children

Why same-sex parents have healthier and happier kids

TweetSorry, bitter homophobes. It turns out having two mommies or two daddies doesn’t make you a sick and unhappy child. A new study not only debunks this claim but suggests that kids raised by lesbian or gay parents score better when it comes to measures like family cohesion and general health. And the potential reason may [...]
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Immigration: Can we really “fix” this system?

Tweet Earlier this month, a Texas reporter released photos he had taken of immigrants — many of them children — being warehoused along the border in crowded, windowless, cement cells. The photos depict these temporary detention centers as the worst of what we might imagine of prison cells — no where but the cold hard ground to [...]
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Wednesday Weigh-In: How do you talk to kids about reproductive choice?

Tweet Last Wednesday, while many of us were celebrating the 41st anniversary of the historic Roe v Wade decision, the DC streets, buses, and metros were swarming with abortion opponents who gathered here for their annual March for Life. Whenever im unlucky enough to be surrounded by a bunch of anti-choicers, a few things always [...]
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Case of 11 year old girl shows we shouldn’t use BMI testing in schools to shame kids

TweetAn 11 year old girl in Florida was given a health assessment at school by the Collier County Health Department. The assessment included a BMI (Body Mass Index) test and the results came back that she was overweight. She was sent home with a letter that included the dangers of being overweight and stated she was [...]
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Don’t miss Melissa Harris Perry slam the ‘unacceptability’ theory of black hair

Tweet Remember Tianna Parker, the 7 year old girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was sent home from school because of  school policy considering “dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles” to be “unacceptable”? Melissa Harris-Perry brings some much-needed perspective to the issue: “For the record, Tiana, your hair is not distracting, unacceptable, a fad or wrong. [...]
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