School could be a daily battle field for some kids, but this mom is trying to put an end to it. Cathrina, who chose not to reveal her full identify to protect her family, is speaking out about the physical and emotional bullying that has been going on in her son's Washington state middle school. The desperate mother claims that her teen boy was told to "drink bleach and die" during school and later texted a friend that he was contemplating suicide.
Jade Kilburg is your average 17-year-old teen on the inside, but on the outside, she is in a wheelchair with severe brain damage and she can't talk. She was born with cytomegalovirus and because of that she suffered a severe stroke which damaged a big portion of her brain. She loves school and her friends and that love paid off when she was voted homecoming queen by the entire Maquoketa High School in Iowa.
I thought teachers were supposed to be somewhat smart, but these days far too many of them are proving to be anything but! Take Louisiana high school teachers Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respess for example. The Destrehan High School educators were busted this week for having sex with the same male student. Oh, and get this: they were having sex with him at the same dang time! Yeah, you would think that one of the two would have second guessed their decision and hauled the other out of there. But they didn't. Instead they decided to videotape their illegal ménage à trois!
My daughters are 3 and 6 years old and they both know what a vagina is and what it's called. They also know what a penis is and what it's called. I have no issue with them knowing these things because they are body parts, they exist and I'm cool with it, BUT there are limits to my coolness. For example when it's our turn to provide snacks for my 6-year-old's class, I don't show up with penis-shaped gummy candies or a platter of sugar cookies with frosting depicting an anatomically correct vagina on them because those snacks seem more appropriate for a bachelor or bachelorette party than for elementary school student, right? And who the heck wants to see kids chomping on gummy penises or chowing down on sweet vaginas?
Well, apparently the mother of one particular second grader is WAY cooler than I am because she showed up with a tray of vagina cookies to her kid's second grade class and lost her friggin' mind when the teacher told her the snack was inappropriate.
I've heard of giving the shirt off your back for your children's education, but the ring off your finger? Well, that's a new one.
But that's exactly what one Ohio mom said she had to do in order to get her son into summer school. Tamika Hamilton's son needed to go to summer school if he was going to be promoted from 7th to 8th grade, but she could not pay the $400 tuition bill up front. According to Hamilton, Superintendent Charles Keenan offered her a solution: she could let the school district hold something that was worth $400 as collateral until she was able to pay off the tuition bill. That sounds sort of shady, doesn't it?
Is it me or are schools coming out with the craziest rules these days? Remember when that 9-year-old Colorado girl was kicked out of school after shaving off all of her hair to support a friend undergoing chemotherapy treatment? Or that poor teen who was publicly shamed by school administrators just for wearing a skirt that supposedly was a little too short? Well, now I'm hearing about a fifth-grader who was banned from using lip balm at school. Can you believe this nonsense?
A mysterious respiratory illness has affected more than 1,000 in over 10 states in the Midwest, and doctors suspect this is just the tip of the iceberg!
At present, all health officials seem to know about the illness is that it may be related to a rare virus called human enterovirus 68 (HEV68) and it's incredibly dangerous. Because the virus affects the human respiratory system, doctors warn it may become life threatening if left untreated.
I'm baffled by a situation that is going on involving a beautiful little girl being referred to on social media as AvaLynn. This little girl was on the playground at Arlington Elementary in Mississippi and she got hurt something bad. I will share photographs with you below of her injuries, but please be warned that they are severe and upsetting. What's strange to me about the situation other than the severity of this little girl's injuries is that the child's mother and parents seem to have different stories about what happened at the playground.
It's all very disconcerting, especially since it involves a young child and happened on a playground that you would assume was supervised.
Some children (and parents) have a very difficult time being separated from their parents when it's time to start school, whether it's their first time ever attending, or they've gotten a little too used to being at home with their families during the summer. This can mean tears and meltdowns come the first day of school, which is undoubtedly stressful on everyone. It can probaly seem like a hopeless and awful situation to be in, but if you know that your child is introverted, shy or perhaps just very attached, you can prepare for the situation to try and make it go as smoothly as possible. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
Imagine having your kid come back from school and say she was served school lunch out of a trash can. That is exactly what happened to Utah student Sierra Prince, who claims that she asked a kitchen employee for pizza, but there wasn't any left. The gross solution another school lunch worker found was to dig up a toss pizza--straight out of the trash can! Now this is the perfect example that some people just aren't meant to work with kids and belong in a freaking prison yard instead. Now Sierra's mom is fighting back and has some strong words for school officials.