Families

Science Says First Born Kids Have A Higher I.Q.
This is going to pour gas on the fire of those roaring sibling rivalries, especially those where the oldest sibling claims the high ground of success on their younger brothers and sisters.    Reports cards only tell half the story.
New research by the  University of Edinburgh econ…
“Be Prepared”? This Is Not Your Father’s Scout Troop
The Boys Scouts are taught to “Be Prepared” but are they prepared for a future under gay leaders, with gay and now transgendered scouts?
Yesterday the Boy Scouts of America announced that it is now allowing transgender children to enroll in its scouting programs...
Sadly, Kids Are Affected By Gender Stereotypes Way Too Soon
How are we going to help build the self esteem of our daughters?  My girl Kate “the Gator” who is 8 yrs old seemed to buy into gender stereotypes at a very early age.  She talked about boy clothes versus girl clothes or toys before I thought she even knew the di…
Study Says Kids Prefer A Dog To Their Siblings
Do your kids argue and fight? Is there always a cold war brewing or hot conflict going on?  Looking for a way to enforce the peace? Put down the switch and get a dog!
New research shows that kids prefer their pets to their siblings and that having a dog causes the least amount of conflict in a f…
Your One-In-A-Million Kid Costs A Quarter Mil To Raise
The pitter-patter of little feet leave a pretty big footprint on the family checkbook.  CNN reports that the Department of Agriculture estimates a middle-income, married couple with two children will spend an average of  $233,610 to raise a child born in 2015...
Drug Use By Early Teens At Record Lows
School is out for winter break. The kids will have a ton of unsupervised free time on their hands .  Just how worried should parents be?  Well, there is this bit of good news for nervous moms and dads in this modern age.   Fewer American teenagers are using illegal drugs or alcoh…
Statistically Speaking, You Are Most Likely To Get Dumped Today!
WOW! Today is the day! If it is going to happen, chances are it could happen today!  Researchers who study Facebook posts have identified December 11th as the day most people post about breaking up. Since that date is today, you may want to brace yourself for the worst, just in case...
The Robots Are Coming – One Plate Of Teriyaki At A Time
The experts all pretty much agree that there’s a robot in your future - but before that happens, there’s a hot plate of Teriyaki in your future first, waiting for you at Wapato High.
This Saturday you can feast on your choice of beef or chicken teriyaki, steamed rice, …

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