Goliath comes in many forms~
It is time to stop the devastation to innocent families which is occurring daily across the country.
My Family Rights Affiliation


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."
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.


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research

Parents, Take part in our Survey>> Learn More
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>>
Here is the recent email, on Memorial Day, to me:
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,


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?<<<<<<<<<<<<

Granpa Chuck
GPC Publications

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


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