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China kidnapping Christian children, threatening parents with forced labor

China is now kidnapping children from Christian parents. The actions are part of an increased campaign of terror waged on China’s Christian minority. Human rights activists and church members say parents are ...

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Polls: most parents want to reopen schools this fall

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As the coronavirus lockdown loosens, most parents of school-age children want to reopen schools this fall and say it will be bad for students if they do not. A new Rasmussen Reports ...

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‘We have to move forward,’ Missouri Gov. wants schools open

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The new school year is fast approaching, and schools are trying to figure out the best options during the ongoing pandemic. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and K-12 Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven met ...

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Lockdowns may be permanently damaging mental health of children

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As lockdowns ease, many parents are still wondering if they will be able to send their children to church camp or if they’ll continue to spend time in lockdown. With children already ...

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Survey finds many parents to continue homeschooling after pandemic

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Many parents who are homeschooling out of necessity during the pandemic are finding that they actually prefer it. Forty percent of families surveyed are more likely to homeschool or virtual school after ...

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Homeschooling parents are ‘dangerous’ according to Harvard

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Homeschooling parents are “extreme religious ideologues” with “authoritarian control” of their children, according to an article in the May/June issue of Harvard Magazine. The piece, “The Risks of Homeschooling,” was written by ...

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Experts offer encouragement to parents new to homeschooling

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Many parents are homeschooling now out of necessity instead of choice. Experts encourage them to give some grace to both their children and themselves. “As you start out, trying to juggle all ...

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Child Evangelism Fellowship provides online tools for explaining pandemic to children

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The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is hard enough for adults to comprehend, much less children. Child Evangelism Fellowship is providing online help with conversing with children about such troubling situations as the coronavirus ...

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Free educational resources for homeschooling during crisis

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With schools shut down, many parents are being thrust into the brave new world of homeschooling for the first time. Free help and resources are available from several Christian organizations. One company, ...

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What my parents taught me: Lessons for a year in crisis

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It was tumultuous much like today. The United States again sent their sons to fight a war far away in Korea. At home, distrust was high with the Cold War. Polio raged ...

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‘Families Ride Free’ on Topeka Metro during Spring Break week

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The Topeka Metro bus system in Topeka has announced their 8th Annual Spring Fling/Families Ride Free campaign to take place during Spring Break week. Families can ride all fixed routes free of ...

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Gymnastics company grows into a new location

Capital Gymnastics & Athletics (formerly CAGE) is in the business of growth – growing the dreams and goals of their athletes, growing awareness about the benefits of gymnastics, and growing healthy habits ...

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Missouri judge dismisses lawsuit over religious exemptions for vaccinations

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A federal judge in Missouri has ruled against a student at a Christian school who challenged the state’s religious exemption form for vaccinations. Senior U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs dismissed the lawsuit ...

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Austin school district to teach sodomy to 8-year-olds, use gender-neutral names for parents

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Children as young as 8-years-old will learn how to engage in sodomy, after the Austin, Texas school district voted to approve a new sex education program. The instructions will include how to ...

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Hillsong pastor shares his thoughts on why parents should allow trick or treating

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Halloween is one of the most contentious days of the year for Christians, with some seeing no problem with their children participating while others shun what they consider a demonic holiday. To ...

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Orange Tour stop in KC will encourage church leaders, volunteers and parents

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A national one-day training event for church leaders, volunteers, and parents makes a stop in Kansas City in October.  The Orange Tour outlines a comprehensive strategy from preschool to adulthood for influencing the faith ...

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What’s happening with my adult children?

Maybe you are a parent with teenagers or adult children that are living destructive lives.  Can you identify with this dad and mom? “Pastor Miller, thanks for coming over on short notice.  ...

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Teen Vogue using Snapchat to show kids how to get abortions

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Teen Vogue, known for providing kids with explicit articles on sex, is now using the social media platform Snapchat to advise them on how to get an abortion. The new social media ...

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Groups back President’s warning of video game-linked violence

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When President Trump addressed the nation Monday about the mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, he cited mental illness and video game violence as contributing factors. ...

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Couple files lawsuit over adopted son’s murder

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He was adopted as the light of their world and after his tragic shooting death his parents have filed a lawsuit against everyone involved with the gun that killed him. At 29- ...

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Remember forgiveness on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, I am visiting my 97-year-old dad. He is hard of hearing, in a wheelchair, and still clear in his mind. Despite the setbacks of aging, his mood is remarkably ...

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Living at home a stigma after what age?

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A new study says living at home with your parents after college isn’t embarrassing when you’re in your early 20s but as you get older it may be. Current parents, millennials and ...

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Active shooter drills terrorizing children, says columnist

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School districts are actually terrorizing children rather than making them feel safe with active shooter drills. New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz says they are unnecessary and should not be a staple ...

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PBS show ‘Arthur’ criticized for gay wedding scene

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One of the most popular children’s shows of the last 20 years is coming under fire for an episode this week. The PBS cartoon “Arthur” presented kids with the character Mr. Ratburn ...

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Parents of Kindergartners protest new California sex ed guidelines

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Under new guidelines issued by the state, teachers in California may now tell kindergartners they may be LGBTQ. Educators may also advise teenagers about sex acts among same-sex individuals. The guidance does ...

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