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Don’t Drive on the Sidewalk

By |March 3rd, 2015|

Everyone has experienced impatience while driving. The bus in front of you isn’t going fast enough. The car behind you is too close for comfort. The car next to you is drifting over into your lane because they’re texting. You’re in a hurry because you’re late for work, and now the school bus you’re behind […]

Let’s Be Honest

By |March 3rd, 2015|

No parent likes to admit it, but their children probably lie from time to time. Whether it’s about homework or chores, kids tell fibs when they feel in a jam or there’s something they’d rather be doing instead of what they should be doing.
Statistics reveal that 80% of all lies are undetected and that one […]

Add it up

By |March 3rd, 2015|

There really is something to the idea of the circle of life. I believe it’s a circle that revolves around giving and taking. From age 0 to age 16, we do a lot of taking. We can’t help it. We are dependent on our parents for just about everything. About the only thing that kids […]

Focus On Kids

By |January 30th, 2015|

Think back to high school when you had your first serious relationship. It probably lasted anywhere from six days to six weeks to maybe six months. Then you broke up. Remember how it hurt to see that person so you tried to avoid them, but it was difficult because you had three classes together. Within […]

Good Kids Make Bad Decisions

By |December 29th, 2014|

Grant has been playing football since he was nine years old. He began playing in elementary school and then progressed to the high school level, where he played on the freshmen team, followed by junior varsity, and finally varsity in eleventh grade. Due to his skills and abilities, Grant was often brought up to the […]

Get in the Game

By |December 29th, 2014|

I was at a friend’s house recently and the scene inside his home reminded me of the days when I was parenting young children. There was stuff all over the floor. There were people pushing and pulling each other. There were children seemingly being pulled apart. There was debris flying through the air. A paper […]

Can’t Google This

By |November 6th, 2014|

Just about anything you want to know can be Googled these days. The fact that we tell someone to Google something is odd—at least for those of us who didn’t grow up with technology. The last time I clicked on the Google search engine, I was offered the opportunity to upgrade to Google Chrome. Wow! […]

The Dog Ate My Homework

By |November 6th, 2014|

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths people will go to in avoiding responsibility for their own actions.  There are times I’ve done this myself. I’ve made excuses for why I didn’t put away the milk I had poured on my cereal a few minutes before or why I left my shoes in the […]

The Circle of Strife

By |September 30th, 2014|

We love movies because they often have happy endings whereas life does not. Some movies help us understand life. The theme of the movie Lion King not only brought awareness to meerkats and warthogs, but it helped us better comprehend the circle of life.  The main character, Simba, is shamed into leaving his family’s kingdom […]

KIDS CAN SEE RIGHT THROUGH IT

By |July 31st, 2014|

For most students, school is out for the summer and enjoying their time away from the books. I was thinking about when my kids were in school, and I was reminded of a guest speaker in one of my children’s classes. He was invited in for the day to share his expertise in a particular […]