Melania Trump launches initiative to prevent child bullying

WASHINGTON — First Lady Melania Trump on Monday launched her first White House initiative, which will focus on improving children’s well-being — including preventing cyber bullying.

“As a mother and as First Lady, it concerns me that in today’s fast- paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express or manage their emotions and oftentimes turn to forms of destructive or addictive behavior such as bullying, drug addiction or even suicide,” she said at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, as President Trump watched on from the audience.


Minnesota priest accused of abusing 60 boys in Guam

The Rev. Louis Brouillard has kept a low profile at his home in Pine City. But the Catholic priest faces growing notoriety on the island of Guam, where he’s been sued by at least 60 men who say he sexually abused them as children.


Two Pa. friars plead no contest in sexual-abuse case

HARRISBURG — Two Franciscan friars who supervised a third friar who fatally stabbed himself in the heart while facing child-molestation allegations pleaded no contest to child endangerment charges Friday and were sentenced to five years of probation.


Abusive parenting styles can be inherited. Here are 5 ways to break the cycle.

We don’t really talk much about corporal punishment, but it wasn’t so long ago that it was an acceptable way to discipline children. Although public opinion may have hushed the conversation, in practice, physical discipline is not uncommon. A 2013 Harris Poll found that 81 percent of parents believe that hitting is a sometimes acceptable form of discipline, and two-thirds said they had used it with their children.

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