Sports Scholarships Are the Ticket to a College Education? Wrong!

For many students athletic scholarships are viewed as the ticket to a bright future. Many parents sacrifice a lot in an effort to help their promising young athlete will be able to compete on the next level. Many parents have an unrealistic expectation that every good athlete will get a full ride and somehow their … Continue reading Sports Scholarships Are the Ticket to a College Education? Wrong!

I am Still a Kid

I was tagged by Rebecca. I am tagging: Alan, Elfninosmom, Ellen, Mama Curry & Paperdreamer everyone else who’s reading this. List 5 things you still do, that you did when you were a baby/little kid.  I still eat PB&J for lunch. I still listen to music all the time. Homemade chocolate pudding (no not the … Continue reading I am Still a Kid

Response to: Teacher Encourages and Participates in Emotional Abuse of Autistic Student

Well, I did it again my response to a post has grown into a post of its own.. This started out as a response to Elfninosmom's piece about a Wendy Portillo, kindergarten teacher, at Morningside Elementary School in Port St. Lucie, Florida who encouraged her students to excommunicate 5 year-old Alex Barton from their classroom. … Continue reading Response to: Teacher Encourages and Participates in Emotional Abuse of Autistic Student

Update on Jill & Gary Campbell

Jill & Gary Campbell are British school teachers who exposed a child abuse scandal at an orphanage run by Terre Des Hommes, a Swedish charity. As I reported in an earlier post. Jill Campbell was facing jail time for defamation. She accused the charity of trying to cover-up the scandal. Due to lack of sufficient … Continue reading Update on Jill & Gary Campbell

Response to What’s the World Coming To …

This is written in response to What's the World Coming to written by Elfninosmom. In Waycross, GA a group of third graders at Center Elementary school, hatched a plot to harm their teacher. One student even brought a steak knife to school. This began as comment about the post but quickly grew into a rant. … Continue reading Response to What’s the World Coming To …

Ethiopian Court Rules Exposing Child Abuse is Defamation of Character

This one of those things that make you think "Huh?". It seems in Ethiopia accusing someone of being a pedophile is considered defamation. British school teacher Jill Campbell is facing up to 6 months jail time for exposing a pedophile an orphanage run by a Swiss charity. The strange thing is that the pervert was … Continue reading Ethiopian Court Rules Exposing Child Abuse is Defamation of Character

Things That Make You Think

A Boy Named Sue Effect Recent studies have found that children with unusual names apparently suffer no long term effects. As someone who has an unusual name I have always enjoyed being a little different than the rest of the pack. I never had to worry about 4 other people in my class with the … Continue reading Things That Make You Think