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...
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
[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
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 bill in front of the Virginia legislature would force schools to seek parental permission before teaching books that have sex scenes.
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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 […]
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
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...)
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)
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.
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.