Anti-Spanking Laws Could Turn America Into Egalitarian Hellhole

Sweden became the first country to outlaw physical punishment of children in 1979. Now, the first generation of Swedish young adults to have been raised in a spanking-free society is in its thirties. Contrary to what your cantankerous, defensive grandpa might suggest, the entire country hasn't turned into a bunch of… » 11/11/11 10:30am 11/11/11 10:30am

Should Grandparents' Rights Trump A Parent's Wishes?

Even the healthiest families may wind up squabbling a bit over the holidays, but in the coming weeks the Supreme Court may reconsider how we should handle family conflicts so bad that the generations will only gather together if the court schedules a hearing. Eleven years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that when… » 11/06/11 11:29pm 11/06/11 11:29pm

Should Mom Who Abandoned Her Baby Get Custody?

After leaving Myanmar with the help of Catholic Charities, Nunu Sung wound up living with cousins in Wheaton, Illinois. She became pregnant, and when the baby's father refused to help her, she decided to hide the pregnancy from her family and friends because she was afraid of how they'd react. When Joshua was born in… » 8/11/11 10:34pm 8/11/11 10:34pm