a parent’s worst nightmare

From Australia, but it happens here (US) with frightening regularity clipped from http://www.dadsontheair.net Department of Child Stealing a distraught father who has spent the past 13 years desperately trying to have his son returned to his care and protection, following the boys’ removal from his parents’ care on the bases of allegations of abuse and neglect, […]

Tip: “emergency” buttons on smart phones

You may or may not have taught your youngsters how (and why) to dial 9-1-1 (and to not practice it – sorry, local PD). It’s a very good idea to do so. However it’s one thing to teach 2-4-yr-olds how to operate a push-button phone (assuming they know which buttons are which). It’s quite another […]

Tip: Cell phone as stand-in travel night light

We frequently do overnights at Grandma & Grandpa’s house, but we often neglect to take a night light. Solution: mobile phone. It occurred to me one day as I was leaving my phone charging, powered on, that it emitted enough light to illuminate the room, just barely. Our son simply cannot go to sleep in […]