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Restore California's parent trigger

For the first time in 15 years, California has no real accountability system for schools. The state's Academic Performance Index, which judged student progress mainly by test scores, was washed away in the switch to Common Core standards, and the shape of whatever will replace it is fuzzy. The...

Why Does the Gun Lobby Encourage Small Children to Handle Guns?

With depressing regularity, it keeps happening. A child, sometimes as young as a toddler, gets hold of a firearm (usually owned by a parent or other family member) and unintentionally pulls the trigger with horrific results. The most...Show More Summary

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Parents Held Me Against My Will for Almost a Month Because of My Depression

2 months agoLifestyle : xoJane

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Trigger warning — contains suicidal ideation, self-harm, abuse, and rape.]This story really starts in June of 2013, when my son was born. I'd been struggling with postpartum depression/psychosis since then. I'd been on Zoloft and then Prozac and then Depakote. Ultimately, they did... Continue reading

Five years on, closure has yet to come to Fukushima parents

OKUMA, Japan (Reuters) - Takayuki Ueno did not hesitate one moment to expose himself to high radiation five years ago while searching for family members swept away by the tsunami that triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear pla...

A Trigger Warning For Toni Morrison?

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

A bill in front of the Virginia legislature would force schools to seek parental permission before teaching books that have sex scenes.

Boy’s Allergies In Plane Clapping Incident Leads To Family Getting Kicked Off Flight [Video]

A 7-year-old boy and his parents were kicked off a flight after the boy’s allergies triggered an incident that resulted in the family’s removal from the plane. The incident has sparked outrage among many, and it is being labeled as a cold-hearted act. Show More Summary

Slow Parenting & The Gift of Boredom

Often, when I hear my children complain "I'm bored" or "That's boring" - I feel myself getting triggered. I get reactively annoyed, thinking: "How can they be so spoiled? All the toys and activities I arrange, all the abundance in their lives - and still it's not enough?!" But then, I try to remind myself what I really think about boredom. Show More Summary

How To Tell Your Folks You're Not Coming Home For The Holidays 

5 months agoSports : Deadspin

No matter how old you get, there’s some news that’s hard to break to your parents. Nobody ever wants to trigger another “we’re not mad, we’re just disappointed” situation. The holidays especially hold a lot of emotional weight, so making plans can get complicated, especially when you’ve got... Show More Summary

Some Mormons angry at church plans to shun children of gay parents

6 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Proposed rules in the Mormon church would deny baptism to the children of gay parents until they are 18 years old, and mandate that they denounce homosexuality in order to receive it. The BBC reports that the plans have triggered a threat...Show More Summary

The Only Trigger Warning Colleges Need

(Steven Hayward) The sensible Jonathan Rauch, writing yesterday in the New York Daily News, offers the only “trigger warning” that any self-respecting college should ever use: So it is only fair to warn students and their parents that higher education is not a Disney cruise. Show More Summary

Air France to make some job cuts in 2016, rest negotiable: CEO

PARIS (Reuters) - Air France will cut less than a thousand jobs next year, under a third of the 2,900 job losses in a plan for 2016/2017 that triggered clashes with some staff this month, the chief executive of parent company Air France-KLM said on Sunday. Show More Summary

Pikesville Kiss: Boy Arrested After Kissing Girl, Incident Sparks Outrage

An incident that is being dubbed the “Pikesville kiss” has triggered widespread outrage among parents because police arrested a 13-year-old boy for allegedly kissing a 14-year-old girl against her will. Not only was the boy arrested for a kiss, he now faces a second-degree assault charge, a report from WJLA revealed. Show More Summary

New trend in US: naming your baby after a weapon or act of violence

8 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

US parents are weaponizing their babies, christening them with names associated with killing and maiming. Here's a sample of baby names, many of which are on the rise: Danger, Arrow, Rebel, Pistol, Arson, Gunner, Cannon, Trigger, Shooter, Caliber, Magnum, Pistol, Mace, Blade, Saw, Dagger, Archer, Arrow, Chaos, Rambo. Read the rest

Girl Realizes She's Going To Be A Big Sister, Dissolves In Happy Tears

8 months agoNews : Huffington Post

It took just 10 words to trigger an outpouring of emotion from Lilia, a girl in the U.K. who celebrated her seventh birthday last week: "Lots of love from your baby sister or baby brother." Lilia's parents attached the note to a birthday...Show More Summary

Trigger warnings, 90’s edition

There was a time when I opposed trigger warnings, because I worried they’d have a chilling effect. That was the mid-90’s, and the ‘trigger warnings’ in question were the FCC’s voluntary but widely adopted “TV Parental guidelines” that went into effect in 1997. I knew this system didn’t include any overt censorship, but I worried […]

8 Ways to Deal With Difficult People

Teacher Ram Dass once said: "If you think you are so enlightened, go and spend a week with your parents." It's great advice. Whether it's your parent, lover, friend or colleague, we all have people who trigger us. Something about them touches our wounds and brings out the worst in us -- our pain, irritation, impatience, anger or even hostility. Show More Summary

Cross-post: Trigger Warnings Will Destroy Us ALL! (or not)

Categories: Feminism Tags: Atlantickids these daysmediapoliticspopular cultureschoolsex educationtrigger warningstriggersuniversity Editor’s Note: this piece originally appeared on Grounded Parents and is written by Deek. Trigger Warning: infant death, graphic description of fetal tissue There is this man who stands... (Read more...)

'Trigger' law distracts from parents' responsibility in education

To the editor: Kudos to The Times for presenting a somewhat balanced view of California's 2010 parent-trigger law. What was missing was a discussion of parent responsibility. ("It's time to reconsider the parent trigger," editorial, Aug. 3) 

Kids expecting aggression from others become aggressive themselves

Hypervigilance to hostility in others triggers aggressive behavior in children, says a new study. The four-year longitudinal study, the largest of its kind involving 1,299 children and their parents, finds the pattern holds true in 12 different cultural groups from nine different counties across the globe.

Before School Starts, Train Everyone's Brains for Allergies and Asthma

Parents may have been thinking through their child's back-to-school allergy plan since school let out in spring. But unless everyone their child deals with at school knows his symptoms and triggers, the plan won't help keep allergies and asthma under control.

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