We as Americans value two things more highly than any other. We tout these to the rest of the world as the reason that our country is the greatest on the planet. We give them as reasons for being the object of hate of terrorists and oppressed people everywhere.
More than anything else, we love opportunity! The greatest thing about this country is that everyone has the opportunity to be successful. (Apparently)
The second greatest thing, is the ability to resent those with better opportunities, such as our children. This must be done, however, with the greatest level of efficiency. For, you know, freedom.
Here is a handy-dandy guide to helping parents resent their children in the most effective ways possible.
I’m sure you guys all know the biggies: Green Eggs & Ham, The Giving Tree, and Knuffle Bunny Too. But have you ever thought of reading your kids a …
Amazon.com, in what can only be referred to as “getting their ass handed to them”, has pulled a controversial e-book titled The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure. The bigger issue: are our kids safer now because of it?
Author, Phillip Greaves, a 47 year old retird nurse’s aide, said that before the book was pulled from Amazon’s website, over 300 copies had been bought from the Kindle’s online store. He also received over 3,000 complaints about the book, which sold for $4.79. On a humorous note, I wonder how many of the sales were to publications and journalists just so they could take a photo of the e-book for their articles.
Here’s the real kicker – Greaves said that before the internet and media hit uproar status, he’d only sold ONE solitary copy. The media, as it seems, created its own monster. Again. We do this from time to time.
Naturally, Greaves says that he does not promote pedophilia. [Long pause]
Autism is truly unique in children, occuring in about 1–2 per 1,000 people. It affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child’s life. The signs usually develop gradually, but some autistic children first develop more normally and then regress.Although early behavioral or cognitive intervention can help autistic children gain self-care, social, and communication skills, there is no known cure.
Sometimes you don’t have the option or time to drop what your doing and give a 20 minute deep pressure massage. This Instructables article is a great resource for a cheap and easy way to calm your little sensory seeker.
Brief info and gallery after the jump.