know what is best for their children - the Supreme
Court ruled recently after the issue in the state of Washington was debated,
the right of parents to decide whether and when to allow visitation with their
Divorce and teen smoking - After
collecting data from 9,215 adults in San Diego, CA, scientists from Emory
College and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found results showed
that parental divorce caused early teens to smoke.
Difficult childhood experiences caused by the divorcing of parents led to
this use of nicotine as a form of self-medication, as a coping device.
Family Must Be Priority for Governments – Pope
John Paul II appealed to public authorities to pay "assiduous attention
" to the family. He requested
that “special efforts be made to resolve the problems of the family on the
issues of lack of affordable homes and insufficient day care centers for
children which makes it difficult for families to be open to life".
Youth Making a Difference (YMAD) A
Millennium Youth Assembly & Family Celebration was held April 28-29, 2000 in
Alberta, Canada, co-sponsored by Youth for Action and The World Congress of
decay of the family throughout the world is accelerating.
Disturbing developments are happening nationally and at the UN, which
jeopardize the natural family. At
this critical moment in history we have an incredible opportunity to stand for
the natural family and light the way to a brighter future.…
The power we possess, as youth is great…. " - Katie Davis, 17, of