Tag: teens

To hit a child

If your child were misbehaving in class, is it okay for the teacher to hit your child? If your child’s friend were misbehaving at your house, is it okay for you to hit them? I’m guessing most people answered “No” to those two questions. If it’s not okay for someone to hit your child, and…
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A Little Encouragement Can Go A Long Way

Webster’s Dictionary states: Encourage-vb 1. To make bold 2. To urge on n-encouragement. I thought there would be more definitions for this. I feel that encouragement can be so many things, but I suppose it is as defined, just shown in many ways. My young grandchildren are great examples. I have seen their faces go…
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Birds Gotta Fly

At what point does a parent “let go”? When your children learn to walk? When they start school? When they get their driver’s license? When they turn 18? When they move out of the house? When they turn 21? When they quit asking your advice? When they get married? When they have children of their…
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Why is it that some people don’t seem to understand responsible financial management?!

For a while there was a high school math class, Personal Finance, that actually showed you how to manage your money.  Things like how to keep a checkbook, pay your bills, what bills you should have, the estimated cost of things, SAVING money, budgeting, credit cards, are all important things.  Is this not offered anymore? …
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Why are you yelling?

Have you noticed that some people are just yellers?  Not necessarily all the time, mostly when they get perturbed. I was in the car with my 4yr old granddaughter the other day and we were talking about how bossy people don’t have a lot of friends.  She was telling me she had to yell at…
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Kudos to Colorado

I recently attended an education forum that had, as one of the speakers, a Senator from Colorado, who had been a 9th grade English teacher, moved up the ranks to Principal of an alternative school, and eventually ventured into politics.  I have no idea how old he is, I would guess mid 30’s.  Apparently, he…
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How ya doin’?

I posted a quick status post about this earlier in the week.  I thought I might elaborate in this week’s BLOG – grin. How do you answer when someone asks you “How are you?” or “How ya doin’?”  Think about it.  It happened to me just this evening.  I asked someone “How are you?” and…
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Healthy vs. Inexpensive

While traveling recently, I was in a gas station/mini mart (unnamed) when I overheard a conversation between two young (7-10) children and their mother. It went something like this… Kids: Can we get these? Mom: No, I think we’ll go across the street and get some chicken nuggets. Kids: But we want these, and they’re…
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