Sadly, the “Mommy Wars” Are Back……..

5 09 2008

Moms around the country are putting up their dukes about Palin’s decision to run for VP, given her current status as a mother.

Mommy Wars

Mommy Wars

In one corner……..

Many mothers know the tremendous amount of love, time, energy and sacrifice (willingly given) that goes into raising children when one is devoted to their health and happiness. They question Sarah Palin’s decision to run for Vice President NOW.

Why not wait until her 4-month-old who was born with Down Syndrome is older?

Why not be more available to him during these critical developmental years?

Sarah Palin is 42, so they believe she has plenty of time to run for National office. But, she will not have another chance for these early years with him. Because Palin’s 17-year old, un-wed pregnant daughter will also need a great deal of love and support as she tries to raise a newborn, these moms believe Palin should also be available to her.

The issue with these moms is not “working mothers”—MOST mothers work—whether they want to or have to. It is the nature of her job: running the most powerful country in the world. These mothers criticize Palin’s “priorities” and say that she is selfish, putting her personal need for power and success above the needs of her children—two of whom are in special situations right now.

In the other corner……

And in this corner....

Many mothers are thrilled to have a candidate who is a working mother they can relate to. They’re attitude is “you go girl!” They believe that Palin’s husband should be–and can be–an equal partner in the care giving of the children.

In this day and age, they believe he can even be…. READ MORE Read the rest of this entry »





Teen Birth Rates on the Rise

1 08 2008
Pregnant Teens

Pregnant Teens

(HealthDay News) — The teen birth rate is up for the first time in 15 years, and homicides among teens are up for the first time in 12 years, a new government report finds. Dr. Lisa Boesky, clinical psychologist and national speaker recently appeared on CBS’ The Early Show to discuss this phenomenon brought to the mainstream media because of the pregnancy pact among teens in Massachusetts On the plus side, there has been a drop in childhood deaths from injuries, and fewer eighth graders are smoking, according to the report, put out by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. The proportion of Asian and Hispanic children in the population has increased, which reflects the growing diversity among individuals of all ages across the country. A particularly disturbing trend was the increase in Homicides committed by teenagers– up for the first time since the early 1990’s. Other risky behaviors, such as alcohol and drug use did not increase or decrease. Read More..





Dr. Lisa Boesky, on The Early Show

23 06 2008

Dr. Lisa Boesky, shares her opinions about the Teen Pregnancy Pact –

Dr. Lisa is interviewed about the frightening trend in Teen Pregnancy today….Instead of “unplanned” pregnancies, there seems to be girls “planning” to get pregnant. Hear Dr. Lisa’s theories about why and what we should do about