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Is it OK to Spank your Child in Public?

child abuse vs discipline

A parent’s job is not easy. Raising a child takes a lot of effort and time, and that is putting things mildly. Taking care of a child and raising him or her to be a functional adult is tough. It is even tougher when parents have to worry about whether or not what they are doing could get them into legal trouble.

This kind of thought is often brought up when it comes to punishing a child, especially corporal punishment. With all of the debating that surrounds this subject, many parents are left wondering where the line between punishment and abuse is drawn. They wonder if it is okay for them to spank their child in a public place for misbehaving, and fear that if they do, someone will report them to the authorities.

Child Abuse Is Harmful

Child abuse is not something to be taken ligh...

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Annoying Neighbors Getting to You?

Annoying Neighbors Getting to You?

When you move into your first house or apartment, you’re faced with new problems that you previously never considered before. Things like what kind of paper towels to buy, where to do laundry, how to do laundry, and many other adult tasks. When you decide on a first home, you mainly are focused on appearances. If the potential home looks good, and has everything you need, you’re probably going to jump at the opportunity to rent or own it. What you didn’t pay attention to, are the finer details. For example, you didn’t notice that the neighbors are continuously loud.

Loud neighbors can take away from any exciting moment. You could be watching an intense scene of your favorite show only to be cut off by your neighbor’s home garage band...

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According to California, You Can’t Go Here

According to California, You Can’t Go Here

California is at it again with some interesting laws. Sometimes you read headlines and you find yourself scratching your head thinking it can’t be true. Well, sometimes the truth is borderline crazy. Yes, California does actually have travel bans to various states in the nation. Who knew that states could ban each other?

These travel bans aren’t actually that bad. What these travel bans mean is that the government of California won’t fund visits to certain states. This means if your school has a competition in one of these states, California won’t provide funding for the trip. These travel bans also apply to businesses in California as well. This doesn’t mean you can’t travel to these states if you want. These bans just mean that California won’t sponsor you to go.

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At What Age Can You Leave Your Child Alone

At What Age Can You Leave Your Child Alone

Every parent has been there. They need to quickly run into town for something such as a gallon of milk, an emergency dental appointment, or to pick up something from work. You don’t want to bring your child with you, but you’re not sure if you’re legally allowed to leave them at home.

California’s Laws About Leaving Children Home Alone

At this moment, the State of California doesn’t have any actual laws that deal with how old your child has to be before you can leave them unattended while you run to the store. The only states that currently have such laws are Maryland, Illinois, and Oregon. However, that doesn’t mean you’re free to leave your two-year-old in the crib while you nip out for a quick breakfast.

California law makers believe that it should be up to the parent ...

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Home Security While on Vacation

Home Security While on Vacation

Going on vacation is lots of fun but coming home and finding out that your house has been broken into isn’t. There are several things you can do to keep your home safe while you’re having a good time.

Talk to Your Neighbors/Friends

An abandoned house is one that attracts burglars. You want there to be some activity in your home while you’re vacationing. One of the simplest ways to do this is having a friends and neighbors pull into your driveway a few times a day. Other good solutions is hiring a house sitter, a pet sitter who stays in your home. If you can’t arrange from someone to come to your home while you’re gone, set some of your lights on timers. It’s best if the lights come on and go off at random times which gives the impression of a person moving around the house.

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Getting Involved in Neighborhood Watch

Getting Involved in Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is becoming increasingly common in communities all over California, and it’s been a good thing. In most cases, the crime rate dropped significantly once the civilian program was put into place. Recent data released by the U.S Department of Justice reported that on the average, communities with an active an organized neighborhood watch had a 16% reduction in crime.

How Neighborhood Watch Programs Work

While it’s okay for a group of community members to decide they want to look over the community, it’s not okay for the watch program to use a vigilante justice approach to protecting the neighborhood...

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Fireworks and California

Fireworks and California

Fireworks are lots of fun. They’re a great way to entertain your friends and neighbors during get-togethers, but when you live in California there are some pretty strict rules about setting off fireworks in your backyard.

Types of Fireworks

California’s law makers have divided fireworks into two different types of categories. There are “safe and sane fireworks” and “dangerous fireworks.”

“Dangerous fireworks” are the ones that are typically set off by the cities, the large massive explosive ones such as rockets. Even sprinklers that are over 10 inches long are listed as dangerous.

Safe and sane fireworks are lots of fun, even if they are small. These fireworks include: spinners, small sprinklers, fountains, and snap caps.

It is always illegal for anyone who doesn’t hav...

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Thinking About Dropping Your California Auto Insurance?

Thinking About Dropping Your California Auto Insurance?

Owning and driving a car in California is expensive. It’s natural to look at your monthly expenses and wonder if you really need car insurance. After all, it’s a huge chunk of your monthly expenses and the chances are good that you rarely need to use it.

While canceling your auto insurance might make good financial sense, you should seriously reconsider. There are far better ways to cut back. In the long run, canceling your auto insurance will most likely cost you far more than you can even hope to save.

Higher Rates Down the Road

If you think the current cost of your car insurance is high, you won’t believe the bill you get after you’ve gone just a few days without it...

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Your Vehicle Failed California’s Emission Test. Now What?

Your Vehicle Failed California’s Emission Test. Now What?

When it comes to vehicles and their annual emissions test, California doesn’t take failure lightly. Your vehicle has to pass the test in order to stay on the road. The idea is that not only does the strict emissions test help reduce smog, but it also keeps older vehicles that are in danger of falling apart off the road.

An emissions test isn’t a big deal right up to the moment when you’re told that your car didn’t make the cut. Now it’s time to make some big decisions.

What the State of California Does

When a vehicle fails the emission test, the state of California doesn’t straight up say you can no longer drive it...

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The Ins and Outs of Insurance Fraud in California

The Ins and Outs of Insurance Fraud in California

Fraud is the word used when a person says something they know to be untrue for the specific reason of obtaining some sort of benefit. One of the most common forms of fraud in California is insurance fraud.

There are Multiple Types of Insurance Fraud

The State of California has authorized prosecutors to handle cases of insurance fraud that fall under the provisions laid out in Chapter 12 of the California Insurance Code. The code is commonly called the Insurance Fraud Prevention Act. When insurance fraud is suspected, the Fraud Division mounts an extensive investigation that explores whether the fraud actually occurred and if the accused is in violation of California’s Penal and Insurance Codes. If the accused is found guilty, they’ll have a felony record.

Most of the cases handled b...

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