Samantha Cooper* suffered from an extremely difficult condition for which medication had proven to be incapable of preventing flare-ups. As a result, this meant that Samantha and her parents, Richard and Lisa, had become regulars at the local children’s hospital. Samantha’s day-to-day healthcare was guided by protocols established and refined over time by her specialists. […]
Image Source: Harvard Magazine Harvard Magazine recently published an article in which Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Bartholet calls for a “presumptive ban” on homeschooling. In the article, Bartholet states that homeschooling not only violates children’s right to a “meaningful education” and their right to be protected from potential child abuse, but may keep them […]
Late one evening, five-year-old Madison* was out of her bed, speaking and singing so loudly that she was on the verge of waking up her three siblings. Her father, Michael, asked her to quiet down, but she just got louder. “Honey… shh… shh…,” Michael finally whispered as he gently put his fingers on his rambunctious daughter’s […]
After a California lawmaker’s young daughter told her teacher that her father had spanked her, he was arrested for child cruelty and CPS took away his three children. One evening, California state assemblyman Joaquin Arambula spanked his seven-year-old daughter after she misbehaved. She went to school the next morning and told her teacher that her […]
Mrs. Henry was running some errands that morning while Mr. Henry had taken the day off to spend it with their five children.* As Mr. Henry was making breakfast, their eleven- and eight-year-old daughters, Regina and Sarah, were supposed to be outside doing their chores. Instead, they had run away…
Should I leave my child alone in the car or at home? Can I let them play at the park across from our house? Can they play a game of basketball in the street? While we parents may have grown up doing these activities, our children live in a different society–one which is not necessarily […]
Though the Halberts’ newborn baby boy was otherwise doing great, someone called CPS on them after his weight temporarily dipped below his projected growth curve.
Last fall, Mary Cobb and her husband spent the afternoon at the lake with their five-year-old son who struggles with autism and is often prone to meltdowns, self-injurious behavior, and violent outbursts. On that day, however, he had dressed himself (in one-size-too-small pants), let his dad help him put his coat on, and had enjoyed […]
10-month-old Hunter, who had spent his entire life in foster care, was finally reunited with his parents after a judge ruled that their limited cognitive abilities did not make them unfit to parent.
It all began when the Grangers’ 3-year-old daughter quietly slipped out of the house. Though her parents quickly noticed and found her within just a few minutes, a passerby had already seen her, stopped, and called the police. The police were reasonable. CPS was not.