To Spank or Not?

Good Morning America featured a story about a movement in Massachusetts to ban spanking. The law is being considered today by Massachusetts lawmakers. Kathleen Wolf, a nurse, is the initiator of the proposed law. She believes that spanking is a form of domestic violence and should be banned. If passed this would make Massachusetts the … Continue reading To Spank or Not?

MySpace Hoax Isn’t a Crime But it Should Be

Last year 13-year-old Megan Meier took her own life after being the victim of cyber-bullying.  The instigator of the plot was 48-year-old Lori Drew. Drew was a neighbor and the mother of one of Megan’s former friends.  Drew apparently wanted to mess with Megan in retaliation for what happened to her daughter. Drew created a … Continue reading MySpace Hoax Isn’t a Crime But it Should Be

New Home for TheDeeZone

Well, this is the first post on the new home for the DeeZone. After doing research, I have decided that I liked what WordPress offers better than Blogger. I just moved my blog over yesterday and haven’t really publicized the new location but I already have a comment. Check back soon for more posts. -- … Continue reading New Home for TheDeeZone

Tutoring for Toddlers

According to an article in the current issue of Time there is a growing trend in academic tutoring for preschool aged children. The preschoolers are being taught skills traditionally learned in kindergarten and first grade. Part of this craze may be attributed to a study recently published in Developmental Psychology citing a high corollary between … Continue reading Tutoring for Toddlers

A Family Thanksgiving Favorite

A few years ago, I came up with the idea of pumpkin waffles to use up some leftover pumpkin. It was a hit and my husband insists that I fix them every year. So, I hope your family enjoy's them as much as we do. Pumpkin Pancakes/Waffles 1 ¼ C flour – sifted 1 T. … Continue reading A Family Thanksgiving Favorite

In the News

Today’s blog consists of some items I found interesting. A recent study by Massachusetts General Hospital suggests that there are brain differences between those prone to migraines and those who are not. Apparently, part of the cortex is thicker in those who are prone to migraines. This was a small study limited to 24 people … Continue reading In the News

Vaccinations or Jail?

Today I read a story on the ABC News website about a judge in Prince George County, Maryland who has ordered parents to either vaccinate their children or face jail time. The school district has gotten stricter about enforcing the vaccination policy. Want to see video coverage of the story? Recently, there has been a … Continue reading Vaccinations or Jail?