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Education
02/07/2013
Perseverance I learned from a teacher/mentor not to give up. She encouraged me to stop and review a topic or concept if I did not understand it or became frustrated because I didn't understand. More >>

Tags: AttitudeDepressionEducationFamilyFinancesHealthMental HealthRead On-AirRelativesSchoolThankful
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02/05/2013
When Your Teen Dresses Like a Slut A couple months ago, I was in a clothing store looking for a pair of jeans when I saw a man shopping with his 12-year-old daughter... His daughter went in to the dressing room and when she came out, she was wearing something that would have revealed her pubic hair if she had any. More >>

Tags: AttitudeCharacter-Courage-ConscienceCharacter/Courage/ConscienceEating disordersEducationFamily/Relationships - TeensMental HealthModestyParentingSelf-esteemSexSocial IssuesTeensValues
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02/04/2013
Ten Ways to Know if Your Child Is Ready or Not for College Spring is the time of year when high school juniors are learning about different colleges and high school seniors are receiving their acceptance letters. More >>

Tags: AcceptanceAttitudeCollegeEducationFinancesFriendsFriendshipsParenting
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01/31/2013
My Son Doesn't Have Friends ...I've homeschooled my son off and on since 5th grade and he's now in 8th. It seems that he learns best at home where he is not distracted by other students... I continually worry about socialization however. More >>

Tags: EducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFriendshipsHomeschoolParentingRelationshipsStay-at-Home Mom
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01/31/2013
Video: My Son Doesn't Have Friends Not every kid fits neatly into a group or clique at school. If your child is having a hard time making friends, I have a perspective you may not have considered. More >>

Tags: EducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFriendshipsHomeschoolParentingRelationshipsStay-at-Home Mom
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01/29/2013
All Work Is Honorable I think that young people are set up for making poor career choices when they are guided to think about their career as picking something that they will like to do, which most often correlates with "will I be making big bucks"... More >>

Tags: CollegeEducationEmploymentHonorJobJobsParentingWorking
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01/24/2013
Carry the Cow... It was 1962 and I was a freshman in high school fresh off the farm. I was sitting in a Latin class with a teacher 'older than dirt.' She was very demanding and kept saying... More >>

Tags: AttitudeEducationLife lessonsParentingPrideTeachingValues
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01/23/2013
Teaching Manners to Children I just wanted to relay my thankfulness to parents in today's world who take the time to teach manners. This reminded me of a recent Christmas shopping story I have... More >>

Tags: BehaviorChristmasEducationHolidaysKidsMannersParentingRespectTeachingValues
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01/21/2013
Losing Like a Winner One of the most horrendous things to happen to kids since the advent of day care is the way the concept of winning is now taught in schools. Schools today teach children that everybody is entitled to something simply by showing up. More >>

Tags: AttitudeEducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFeelingsParenting
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12/21/2012
Standing Up Against a Bully Cyber-bullying is no joke. It happened to a girl in my son's high school. Her ex-boyfriend created a derogatory Facebook page about her and the jokes and teasing spilled over into school life for this poor girl. My son was friends with the ex-boyfriend... More >>

Tags: BullyingDoing the Right ThingEducationFamily/Relationships - TeensFriendshipsMorals/Ethics/ValuesParentingRead On-AirSchoolTeens
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