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02/05/2019
A Teacher Who Made a Difference ...When I arrived at the new school I was put in a classroom with a mean teacher. The first thing she did was give us an assignment to write something. I didn't quite understand her instructions and had a 'brain block'... More >>

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07/16/2013
Two-Parent Home Story Listening to your commentary regarding children being raised in a single parent vs. a dual parent home made me very reflective... More >>

Tags: EducationFamily/Relationships - FamilyHigh schoolMorals/Ethics/ValuesRelationshipsRelativesStay-at-Home MomStudents
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07/01/2013
Why Are Our Children No Longer Excellent? Excellence is an elusive goal of parenthood. Should we want our children to be excellent and if so, how do we turn this young boy eating doodle bugs on the porch into an excellent dentist? More >>

Tags: CharacterCharacter-Courage-ConscienceChildrenCollegeEducationKidsParentingPerfectionPersonal ResponsibilityResponsibilitySchoolSetting goalsStay-at-Home MomStudentsValues
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06/03/2013
Teen Suicide I called you last week as one of my 14-year-old daughter's close friends had told my daughter she was having suicidal thoughts. You told me to drive straight over to the friend's house... More >>

Tags: BehaviorEducationFriendsFriendshipsInternet-MediaMental HealthPersonal ResponsibilityPersonal ResponsiblityResponse To A CallSchoolSocial MediaStay-at-Home MomStudentsSuicideValues
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05/28/2013
Five Things Parents Worry About That Don't Matter Parents tend to get unhinged by things that have nothing to do with raising a child to be a successful adult. Here are five of them... More >>

Tags: AnxietyCollegeEducationHealthRaising kidsStay-at-Home MomStressStudents
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05/17/2013
A Teacher Who Made a Difference Mrs. Schneider, gave a scared 3rd grader at a new school (me) a tiny bit of confidence and a new best friend. More >>

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03/04/2013
Is It Time to Bring Back College Curfews? Since 1970, the rate of freshmen graduating from college has plummeted. Every study shows that there are more freshmen entering college than ever before, yet fewer of them are actually graduating than ever before. More >>

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12/14/2012
Teaching Students Today I started teaching in the late 60s. Students had the core subjects (English, social studies, science and math) when I first started. Electives were band and chorus. More >>

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10/31/2012
Not Being Ready for College-- or Life! I am a high school teacher. I serve on a committee that works with parents to encourage struggling students so they have a better chance to graduate, thus improving their later quality of life. I'd like to tell you about a recent meeting with 'Jane'... More >>

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10/31/2012
Are SAT and ACT Good Measures? ...In many of the cases where I have had to deal with students making poor grades, there were low test scores in their records. But, I have had many poor students who had higher scores. They were not applying themselves or had taken on too many responsibilities. More >>

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