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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Show your Support: Help STOP the CRPD Initiative

 News of GREATEST Importance
 ~ For Our Families ~ For Our Children ~ For Our Future ~
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                       Parental Rights Organization
July 23, 2014

~~CRPD Passes Committee:
Help Us Stop It Once Again!~~
ParentalRights.org logoThe United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday by a 12-6 vote. That’s the bad news, and we need your support to halt this treaty that can now be brought to the Senate floor for a final vote at any time. A two-thirds majority is needed to provide consent for its ratification, meaning 34 “No” votes are enough to stop it – but they could be hard to come by.

Then there is good news, from a different and unexpected direction, which also requires immediate funding. Oklahoma’s new Parents’ Bill of Rights, signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin just last month, has prompted other organizations, including local school administrations, to reach out to ParentalRights.org for interpretation and application of the law. How do they need to shape their policies – especially those relative to data collection under the soon-defunct Common Core – to respect the rights of parents now called for under this statute? That they are looking to us as experts on this law creates a tremendous opportunity for us in that state.

These two recent events demand that we both fund and take immediate action in the effort to protect parental rights.

The CRPD’s passage out of committee greatly increases our need to have an on-going presence on Capitol Hill. We must make certain this treaty does not pass – whether brought to a full Senate vote, or sneaked through when nearly no one is on the floor (as Harry Reid attempted once before). We also need to increase calls to our senators urging them to vote “no.” (Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or click on your state at parentalrights.org/states for your senators’ office numbers.)
Oklahoma
 Meanwhile, the Oklahoma development means we need to secure reviews of the law from legal experts explaining its application in several areas. Everything from public schools to child abuse investigations to medical decisions was covered by the bill, and providing solid guidance on each subject will allow us to stake our position as the go-to experts on parental rights.

To do either of these requires your generous donation today, and the fact is we need to do both. Please take a moment, dig deep, and give to help us drive the success we have enjoyed and defeat this dangerous treaty for perhaps the final time.

(The CRPD, like any treaty, can be brought back at any time. But if the Senate’s structure shifts this November as many pundits expect, the CRPD may not pose as great a threat for some time as it does right now.)

We must stop the Senate from giving away American sovereignty and enlisting the U.N. to set American domestic policy. And we need to step up as the parental rights experts in Oklahoma as well.

We know things are tight, and we greatly appreciate all of your past support. But we simply cannot win without you now. Please give today as we strive to keep our country free!

Sincerely,

Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research


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May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
GranPa Chuck
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Politics: Grandparents can change the nation

 Grandparents.
Did you know that we represent 50% of the voting potential?
Be that "One Small Voice" Become informed, get involved, and heck, may even want to vote?

Image Credit: Johnny the Bricklayer
Original Link: http://www.caintv.com/grandparents-can-change-the-na

Herman CainPublished by: Herman Cain on Wednesday June 18th, 2014
Make sure there is a future for them to look forward to.
Grandparents have the clout to turn this nation around in one election cycle if they are all informed, involved and registered voters. Grandparents represent about 50 percent of all voters!
·         The problem is that too many, just like voters in general, do not get informed, involved or vote.
Maybe grandparents need to be reminded that they are already investing in their grandchildren's future in many ways. They provide that special love, that special attention, that special understanding when needed, and just that special connection that makes most grandchildren feel special. They are!

Tragic or misfortunate circumstances sometimes leave the responsibility of raising their children's children to the grandparents. Sometimes it's just a single grandparent. That takes even more special commitment, but that's what love does.

In today's tough economic environment, some grandparents are having to help supplement their grandchildren financially, directly and indirectly, where possible. It's not always possible because many grandparents are living on tight budgets themselves, but most will assist their children with the needs of the grandchildren, especially when it comes to their education.

Each generation wants to give the next generation a little bit better start in life than they had. What they do with it is up to them. I experienced that firsthand with my parents, and now with our own children. A good education, some common sense and a good dose of moral values are a good start to a happy and rewarding life.

But preparing our grandchildren for a future that may not be there would be a travesty. Since World War II, we have seen decades of continuous growth and opportunity for people to succeed. Some people made choices to survive, and others chose to invest the sweat equity in life necessary to thrive.

That continuous growth and opportunity is gradually slipping away due to the burdensome impact of big government, and people being trapped in government dependency programs.
  • Median household income has actually gone down in the last six years by about $2,000 per household, while the cost of everything has gone up!
That trend will continue unless we elect people who believe in real pro-growth policies instead of pro-government policies, and people who will truly embrace the urgency of curtailing our federal out-of-control spending.

Grandchildren prepared for a future that won't be there would be a disappointment for all of us. That's like getting kids ready for school when there's no bus, and no gas in the car to get them there. That's why it is urgent that we change the current trend line for future opportunities.

You don't have to be a grandparent to care about the future of this country. Any patriot cares just as much, because love's got everything to do with it.

I know many grandparents have worked and planned for many years to "retire". Unfortunately, in many cases we cannot retire but we must refocus some of our energy and attention to making sure there is a future for those grandchildren we are helping to prepare for the future.

I don't know if I would be as vocal and involved in helping to get this nation back on the right track if my wife and I did not have four grandchildren. Without them it would be a lot easier to sit in that hypothetical rocking chair and watch the world go by.
But for now, we can't sit back and watch the nation go under.
So stay informed, stay involved and stay inspired that there will be a future in this great nation for our grandchildren when they get there!
Grandparents have the power to change the future of our nation.
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Thanks and be that "One Small Voice",
Proud National Coordinator of the Family Survey Program
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rethinking foster care: Molly McGrath Tierney at TEDxBaltimore 2014

Let's Make This Go Viral ~ Please Share

 
Published on Feb 27, 2014
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Molly McGrath Tierney is the Director for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, managing the City's child welfare and public assistance programs. Over the past six years, she has led a massive reform effort to dramatically improve the impact of services to vulnerable citizens of Baltimore. Molly's work is considered a national model for modern social services.

Molly McGrath Tierney was the Director for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, managing the City's child welfare and public assistance programs. Over the past six years, she has led a massive reform effort to dramatically improve the impact of services to vulnerable citizens of Baltimore. Molly's work is considered a national model for modern social services.
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Proud National Coordinator of the Family Survey Program
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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Parents: Be that “One Small Voice” and Share your Opinions when Faced with the Child Protective AGENCY

Starting in Early May, 2014, a group of Family Advocates came together and thought it would be useful to create an “Initial” Survey to primarily see if:
·         A Parent was accused of Child Abuse
·         If the AGENCY, Lawyers, Judges, etc. where sharing
·         The Right a Parent had to properly defend themselves.

Yes, there is Real Child Abuse… And those that do such to Our Children, should be punished accordingly. (Noting that even those in the AGENCY abuse children, when they are bound to Protect
them. Sad, Yes?)
However, for even creating the AGENCY some 40 years ago, they were given these main tasks:

1.  Protect Children;

2.  Strengthen Families

Has this been done?  AND  Have parents had the opportunity to Share their Opinion?
Parents ~ Be that “One Small Voice”
And Take this Survey OR Check Back when a survey comes to your state.
We are creating Surveys state by state.
Here is our Progress as of Today:
ACTIVE State Teams' Survey Home Page> ~ FL~ HI ~ IA ~ NV ~ WA
Soon to Be ACTIVE States>> AZ ~ CA ~MA ~ MD ~ OH ~ OR ~ SC ~ TX
Want to Become a Member of the State Team for further Development in Your State??
We have NO Leaders~
Just Dedicated and Creative TEAM Members
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Thanks for reviewing this information.
Any comments would be Super.

Remember- If you don't know your Rights,
You have NONE
May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
GranPa Chuck
Researcher, Editor, Publisher

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Did the Whole World Just Go Crazy????

ParentalRights.org logo Great Topic today from the Parental Rights Organization.
KEY THOUGHT for ALL PARENTS, mentioned in this article:

"Parents generally bring common sense and wisdom to local education decision-making. Most importantly, they provide accountability – 
but only if they are not powerless themselves."
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Did the Whole World Just Go Crazy?
Call Today!
May 28, 2014
Every once in a while, so many senseless things happen all at once that you have to ask yourself if maybe the whole world suddenly “went nuts” and simply forgot to tell you about it. Last Friday was one of those days.

In New York, a fuming mom went to the news after her slim nine-year-old brought home a “Fitnessgram” from school warning that the girl was “overweight” based on her BMI, or body mass index. The girl is 4’1” and weighs 66 pounds.

Child called overweight Twitter photo of the student classified as "overweight" by New York school district
In Connecticut, a couple filed suit against their local school system and four staff members for “indoctrinating their three daughters into a religious cult.

In Colorado, a second-grade boy drew a handgun during an assignment to sketch what he saw in the clouds. That is “drew” with a pencil, not “drew” from a holster. The student was punished for his sketch.

In Pennsylvania, a math teacher was charged with having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student. Yes, another one.

And it’s not just in our country. A bill being considered in the United Kingdom would send parents to jail for up to ten years for harming their child’s “physical, intellectual, emotional, social, or behavioral development.” Some fear parents could face jail time just for hurting their child’s feelings. You know, hampering their emotional development.

As these stories crossed my desk one after another on Friday, I thought two things. First, did the whole world just go crazy? All of these in a single day? Really??

Second, we truly and desperately need the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA), and we need it soon!

Adding to the U.S. Constitution the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children will strengthen the role of parents in every situation where that role is currently eroding. We can’t say definitively that the PRA would reverse any one of these events (except to keep such laws as the UK is considering from coming here). But these stories show the insanity that takes root in our institutions once parents are no longer allowed.

Parents generally bring common sense and wisdom to local education decision-making. Most importantly, they provide accountability – but only if they are not powerless themselves.

The whole world hasn’t gone crazy yet. A large majority still support the traditional right of parents to make decisions for their children. But the time to preserve these rights is growing short.

Action Item
Please call today and urge your congressman to cosponsor HJRes. 50, the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. We are still 24 cosponsors away from our goal of 100 to move the PRA into a committee hearing this summer!

First, you can check to see if your congressman is already a cosponsor by clicking on your state at ParentalRights.org/states. Then you will also find there his or her DC office number. Or you can call them through the Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121.

In your own words, urge them to cosponsor HJRes. 50 before their next recess this weekend. They can sign on by contacting Martha Van Lieshout in Mark Meadows’ office.

If you don’t know what else to say, you might point out to them that every day we hear of schools banning parents, of teachers abusing students, of doctors over-riding parents’ wishes. “Zero-tolerance” has become “zero sense,” while states are taking children away from their parents over conflicting medical diagnoses from two different hospitals. When is enough enough? We need to protect the rights of parents to protect their children from government overreach while enough of us still remember what that means.

Please take a moment right now to call your congressman, and then to forward this email to your family and friends. Then check back at 4pra.us/house to see the list of cosponsors grow.

Only by all of us taking action together can we halt the insanity before it becomes the new normal.

Sincerely,

Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research







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May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Keeper of the web files for http://nfpcar.org

Monday, May 26, 2014

FL: Charlie Crist for Governor??


Although, I still consider myself a "Newbie" in FL, thought I'd pass this along.
 
I do not know Charlie personally, but I've been here long enough to know our Present Governor. Need I say more?
 
So do tell me the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Charlie? I'm a great listener, but have been trained to come to my own opinion.

May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
We want Parents Opinions of this Survey.
Check it Out>>
http://rscrapz.com/rSurveys/
 
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Here is the recent email, on Memorial Day, to me:
http://www.charliecrist.com/
 
Granpa --

The single hardest moments serving as Governor were when I met with the families of our Florida brothers and sisters who were killed in service of our country.

Every single one of them volunteered for duty. Many were the families of National Guardsmen, who by day were teachers, cops, bankers, and other members of our community -- and by night, they did heroic things to defend the freedoms we all enjoy. They all believed that defending an ideal was more important than their own lives.

They are heroes to all of us, including their families. But they are also parents, siblings, children, friends, and neighbors. A grateful nation can never fill the void they left behind.

I never knew the right words to say to those families. "Thank you" could never fully express both the sorrow and gratitude for their sacrifice.

Everything we do is because of those who gave their lives to our country.

So on this Memorial Day, let's all try to commit ourselves to honor their sacrifice a little more -- not just today, but everyday. Thank a soldier in an airport. Greet the woman wearing the "Proud Army Mom" t-shirt. Buy an extra baked good at the local VFW.

Treat each other with a little more respect.

And most importantly, be grateful and forever humbled by those who love their country so much that they would die for all of us.

God bless their memories,

Charlie

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

According to Experts: A Strong Family is a Two-Generation Mechanism



NEWLY RELEASED!What a concept!!
According to this HIGH Powered Expert Study, "Two-Generation Mechanisms" is possibly a new "phrase" and Spring publication for basically helping the family "together" instead of "individually".
Yipes I say, recognizing the Family as a unit, instead of taking sides, one might say. children vs family.
Could this be a glimmer of Family Rights???. In the eyes of the Alleged Experts.


Perhaps in Line with this Publication, help Celebrate National Family Month. Appropriately scheduled between Mother's Day and Father's Day.
>>>>>>>>>>>>GREAT TIMING YES?<<<<<<<<<<<<
http://www.nfpcar.org/References/Family.htm

  
Granpa Chuck
GPC Publications
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Future of Children: Helping Parents, Helping Children: Two-Generation Mechanisms
Volume 24    Issue 1

Parents and the home environment they create exert a powerful influence on children, beginning before they are born and continuing throughout childhood. Because the home environment is so important for children’s development, many people think that “two-generation” programs, which serve disadvantaged parents and children simultaneously with high-quality interventions, can be more effective (and perhaps more efficient) than programs that serve them individually. 

This issue of Future of Children assesses past and current two-generation programs, but it goes much further than that. The editors identified six widely acknowledged mechanisms or pathways through which parents, and the home environment they create, are thought to influence children’s development: stress, education, health, income, employment, and assets. 

Understanding how these mechanisms of development work—and when, where, and how they harm or help—should aid us in designing interventions that boost children’s intellectual and socioemotional development, strengthen families, and help close academic gaps between students from poor and more affluent families.


View or Download this Study
Volume 24 Number 1 Spring 2014



Contents


Introduction: Two-Generation Mechanisms of Child Development
Ron Haskins, Irwin Garfinkel and Sara McLanahan



Two-Generation Programs in the Twenty-First Century
P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn



Stress and Child Development
Ross A. Thompson



Intergenerational Payoffs of Education
Neeraj Kaushal



Two-Generation Programs and Health
Sherry Glied and Don Oellerich



Boosting Family Income to Promote Child Development
Greg J. Duncan, Katherine A. Magnuson and Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal



Parents' Employment and Children's Wellbeing
Carolyn J. Heinrich



Family Assets and Child Outcomes: Evidence and Directions

Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Trina R. Williams Shanks and Sondra Beverly


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