Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Maine Kid News For December 29th 2013 to January 4th 2014

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Susan Collins’ primary challenger says fight against assault conviction shows integrity

It's important for parents to know who they're voting for.


This is Erick Bennett.  He has always been fun to watch because he's an idiot.  However, running for senator on a pro-family platform because you're upset with your domestic violence convictions?  That by far takes the cake.

I think there's probably a little more to this story than that.  Actually, I think it's because his ex was able to use that conviction to keep him from being allowed to see his kid. This is why he supported LePage so viciously back when he was running for governor.  He thought that LePage would help fathers in this kind of situation.  LePage, however, has done just the opposite.
And here's what the women's groups will use against him to see to it that he looses the primary.
I do gotta give him credit.  It's certainly not for a lack of trying.  After all, he once claimed to be LePage's social networking strategist, ran for Mayor of Portland without being able to get enough signatures to get on that ballot, led the fight against gay marriage in Maine, and now this.
I really wish the YouTube video's of him defending his DV conviction while dressed in his underwear was still on there, but he took those down.  

Anyway, I feel sorry for Mr. Bennett.  Not because I believe he is guilty or innocent of anything, but because Maine is so stuck on the politically correct bandwagon that he wouldn't get elected as the city garbage man.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Maine Kid News Headlines for December 15th through the 21st

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Monday, December 16, 2013

ADHD diagnoses soared amid 20-year drug marketing campaign

Here's one of those articles that I just couldn't let slip by without sharing, as I was once threatened by a school psychologist (Pam Powers I think her name was.  If she looks like Jabba the Hutt you got the right one.) right here in Maine with a report to Child Protective Services for not complying with her recommendations to have my daughter evaluated for dangerous psychiatric medications.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bill of rights in action. : juvenile law. (1974)

Here is an interesting academic video from 1974 that I just came across on the Internet Archive.  Although I believe that things are different today, it does say a thing or two about Parental Rights through history.
Bill of rights in action. : juvenile law. (1974) 
Follows two brothers, ages fifteen and eighteen, after their arrest, pointing up differences between adult criminal procedures and juvenile law. Asks whether it would be better if juveniles were treated as adults, subject to criminal sanctions but granted constitutional rights.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Parental Rights in Maine - How much control do we really have?


One of the reasons I started this blog is because my experiences as a parent of a special needs child in Maine as well as my experiences with Maine's Child Welfare system have shown me that parental rights in Maine is pretty much a non-existent illusion.  I think it's time some of these issues see the light of day from the perspective of those caught up in the systematic dysfunctional bureaucracy rather than the experts who benefit from the services provided by the state and local governments.

For those of you who have never experienced what I'm talking about, you're simply meeting their standards, agreeing with their recommendations, and staying off the radar, or so you think...
Or your kids comply with their standards such as being able to sit in all day kindergarden without triggering an ADHD accusation.  Oh we think that we control the fate of our children and can raise them as we see fit, but do we really?  Sure, the simple decisions like what to have for supper...
or what to watch on TV is certainly left up left up to us, but still must fall within the acceptable standards set forth by these setters of modern day normality.

On top of that, when in their care: they can do whatever they want to our kids whether we like it or not...
What about the important decisions like what to teach our kids in school?  We don't control that.  I'm not even talking about the academics, as subjects like math, science, history (although the patriotic and sugar coated version is what they get) is certainly important for our kids to know.  They must be prepared for the real world which includes the jobs that we actually have.  I'm talking about the social piece or whether or not to consent to a program or treatment...
Hell, they don't even allow your kid to celebrate traditional holidays or cultural traditions any more...
without putting some spin on it to make it non-offensive to whatever group...


What happened to Valentine's Day?  
What happened to it being fun?  
What ever happened to breaking up the monotony or tradition?
Health and wellness policy? 

Between the schools and doctors and shrinks who are there to monitor our behavior as parents...
(for a noble cause of course) target special needs children for various services, rat us out to DHHS when we are not complying with their recommendations (abuse or neglect not necessary) or complaining because we don't like the way our kids are treated, we seem to have much less control than we would like to believe.

However, just be thankful that it's not as bad here as it is in England where even Santa Clause is apparently now in on the game.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Maine Kid News Headlines for the week of December 8th to the 14th

Check back as this post will be updated throughout the week.  Posting a link here does not mean I agree or disagree with the story.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Maine Kid News Headlines for week of December 1st through 7th

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