As a parent, it can be heartbreaking to find out your child is sad for any reason and it can leave you feeling helpless about the situation.
No one knows that better than Bob Cornelius, whose youngest son, Christopher, is on the autism spectrum, and has a hard time making friends.
Last week, he went to Christopher's back-to-school night and snapped a photo of one of his son's assignments hanging on the wall.
But after taking a second look, he realized that Christopher answered who some of his friends are with a heartbreaking, “No one.”
Tired of feeling helpless, Cornelius instead took to Facebook to share his story.
If you’re a parent, you know that momentary feeling of dread when you get a call from your kid’s school. Are they puking? Did they get in trouble? Is it someone calling to ask you to bring your famous brownies to the PTA meeting?
What you probably don't expect to hear is that the principal's day has been made because your son is currently storing a dead squirrel in his backpack, as happened to Ladye M. Hobson.
As we told you earlier this week, Disney was under some fire for one of their costume offerings this year from the movie Moana, which hits theaters in November.
The children's costume was inspired by the character Maui, a Polynesian god voiced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the film, and included an "island-style skirt" made of fabric leaves, rope necklace, and fabric brown skin with tattoos.
The arms and legs also came padded to simulate Maui’s muscle-bound physique and “photorealistic teeth art appliqués.”
Would you sacrifice your job so you didn’t have to sacrifice your conscience when it comes to making sure kids are fed?
That was the question cafeteria worker Stacey Koltiska was faced with recently, when she was forced to take away a hot lunch from a first grader during the first week of school.
The young child’s parent owed more than $25 in back payments for hot lunches, and Koltiska said she couldn’t, in good conscience, work in the lunchroom anymore because she didn’t want to partake in “lunch-shaming.”
via: CBS News
Motherhood — and fatherhood, for that matter — is exhausting.
Yes, it's rewarding beyond belief, but it's also one huge contradiction, as blogger Constance Hall so perfectly put it in a Facebook post this week.