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Save Lives in Drought-Stricken East Africa: You can donate to the World Food Programme

Save Lives in Drought-Stricken East Africa The Horn of Africa crisis has become the very highest global humanitarian priority. With famine in southern Somalia and more than 11 million people in need of food assistance in the region, countless lives hang in the balance.Your emergency donation allows us to reach more people on the edge of survival – especially women and children. Your support could not be more critical at this time. We urgently need more resources to expand our emergency relief operation.Make a lifesaving donation today by filling out the form to your right. Any donation made through PayPal Checkout (below) will be directed to where it is needed most. Please note that monthly gifts may be directed to where most needed if funding needs shift in the future.Read more --> https://www.wfp.org/donate/hoa_banners

Some facts about hunger... that you can help change

Some hunger facts, courtesy of the World Food Programme

TOP 4 HUNGER STATS


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Don't be too busy to parent: Do Busy Schedules Mean Lax Parenting?

Don't be too busy to parent

It’s true that most workers spend more time with their colleagues than they do with their families. And with so many survivors of economic-downturn-induced layoffs handling the duties once carried out by two or even three people, family time is even more limited. Unfortunately, parents overcompensating for their absence are spoiling their kids, says Lori Gottlieb, a therapist and author of an article, “How to Land Your Kid in Therapy.” Child psychologist Dan Kindlon concurs. “We don’t set limits, because we want our kids to like us at every moment, even though it’s better for them if sometimes they can’t stand us,” says Kindlon.

Do Busy Schedules Mean Lax Parenting?[extract from the Wall Street Journal] By John J. Edwards III
Everett CollectionA scene from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Are accommodating-to-a-fault parents raising a generation of over-entitled shrinking violets? Are our busy schedules causing us to coddle our kids during the limit…