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Can Morality be Taught in Public School?

Topic: Can Morality be Taught in Public School?

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TALK SHOW GUEST: 
Kathy Motlagh

“Of course it can!” says Kathy Motlagh, the founder of ThinkVirtues and the Eutopia book series. It is easy to integrate morality into any curriculum in a variety of settings.”

Indeed morality is not the exclusive purview of any particular denomination of religion but rather morality is a universal concept that pertains to that which is identifiable as right and wrong. Teaching morality to our children has proven to be an indispensable tool in terms of helping them develop into strong, happy and successful individuals.

Schools today, with a narrow focus on the common core, have virtually stripped away objective moral standards and have, as such, neglected to educate the whole child. ThinkVirtues fills the gap by preparing your child for an independent, successful life by cultivating timeless virtues from generations past. ThinkVirtues offers a fun, easy and engaging way for parents to prepare their children for the journey ahead. Continue Reading →

Chicago Violence Taskforce reports-Culture of Abuse Amongst Teens

Topic: Chicago Violence Taskforce reports-Culture of Abuse Amongst Teens

TALK SHOW GUEST
Kathy Motlagh

unnamed (1) A recent study by the University of Chicago revealed that abuse in teenage relationships is both prevalent and, surprisingly, accepted. Of the Chicago youth that were surveyed, 68% reported themselves as victims of adolescent relationship abuse, and 65% identify as having experienced psychological abuse specifically. Psychological abuse is the same type of emotional manipulation that a bully might leverage on its victims.

The survey subjects were all in committed relationships, which indicates that teenagers typically make an active decision to forgive psychological abuse. Why? One factor may be their inexperience; they simply don’t know what a relationship is supposed to be like. As a society we can combat violence among teens by teaching our children to not only identify unhealthy behaviors in relationships, but also to confront the situation either by opening a discussion or walking away. Another factor in why teens accept abuse in a relationship may be that they don’t consider the behavior to be negative, or at least not negative enough. Consider this astounding statistic: 62% of respondents admitted to participating in psychological abuse themselves. Knowing that, generally, survey respondents are less likely to admit to these types of behaviors, and because the disparity in this study between victims and participants is so small, it seems that the culture of disrespect among teenagers in Chicago is simply accepted. Continue Reading →

ThinkVirtues Empowers Children

Topic: ThinkVirtues Empowers Children

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TALK SHOW GUEST: 
Kathy Motlagh

Is your child learning the virtues necessary to be a strong, happy and successful individual? Schools today, with a narrow focus on the common core, neglect educating the whole child. ThinkVirtues fills the gap by preparing your child for an independent, successful life by cultivating timeless virtues from generations past. ThinkVirtues offers a fun, easy and engaging way for parents to prepare their children for the journey ahead.

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Children of Same Sex Couples Speak Out

TOPIC: Children of Same Sex Couples Speak Out
TALK SHOW GUESTS:
Robert Oscar Lopez, Kathy Faust, Denise Shick, Dawn Stefanowicz

Over 10 years after the Massachusetts State Supreme Court Goodridge decision was rendered which proclaimed gay marriage legal, the children of same sex parents have been silenced.

“When will the voices of the children of these unions be heard?” asks a group of authors and scholars, all raised by gay or lesbian parents. Given the likelihood that the scientific community has studied, often with taxpayer funding, virtually every nuance and permutation of groups and their relations based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, income, age and other configurations, their apparent lack of curiosity regarding the social phenomena of gay marriage is a fascinating illustration of an absence of scientific objectivity and integrity. Continue Reading →