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Even In A Bleak Hour, Love Must Prevail

It couldn’t be true. There must have been a mistake. He couldn’t have won. Those were my thoughts as I read my feed on Twitter & Facebook this morning after a restless sleep, filled with anxiety while awaiting the results from yesterday’s Presidential election. How was this possible? After millions of Americans who exercised their right to vote, from young adults to senior citizens of... read more

Do You Trust Your Child’s Judgement Regarding the Opposite Sex?

What would you do if your child asks if he/she could spend a few hours at a friend’s house without any adult supervision? Would it matter if the child he/she was hanging out with was of the opposite sex? As a mom of a 15 year old daughter, I have had no problems over the years of letting my child spend time with her friends, boys and girls, so long as I knew the parents and if a parent was present... read more

Ingenuous Ad That Warns Children About Abuse

An ad that has been unveiled in Spain is creating awareness towards an issue that continues to plague children: abuse. In this brilliant hotline ad created by Fundacion Anar (Aid to Children & Adolescents at Risk) that’s prominently placed at a bus stop, a particular technology is used to focus on children who may be victims of abuse. Through lenticular photography, the ad’s message is... read more

Chinese Parents Sue Children For Neglect

There’s a saying that I’ve heard from other friends who have children that goes, “Be nice to your children because they choose your future nursing home”. While I’ve tended to laugh when I hear that phrase, it’s not a laughing matter in China. A law is set to be passed in China starting July 1st that entitles any parent to sue their child if they feel the’ve been... read more

Being Mindful Of Having Water

Water is an important resource for all of us, from bathing to drinking. We use water daily without a second thought, but how would we fare if we ran the risk of losing it? A photo essay depicting the danger of water shortage in Sierra Leone had me question how we would cope if we were in the same situation. The photo essay showed a stark environment surrounded by desert in one photo and pockets of water,... read more

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