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Letters
04/19/2018
Talking Kindly and Respectfully Backtalk or sassing back at our home is rewarded with work. The more the arguing and sassing, the more jobs get piled on. If jobs are not completed, privileges are revoked... More >>

Tags: Family/Relationships - Parent/Child, Parenting
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04/18/2018
The Value Of Working Hard I am a fifth-grade teacher, with 31 students in my class, ages 10-12. At least HALF of them whine and complain at the simplest of tasks. They act as if everything is too much work... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Character-Courage-Conscience, Education, Job, Personal Responsibility, Teens
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04/18/2018
Small Things Keep Me in Shape I take every opportunity to move my body. I never ask someone to bring me something, like the TV remote... More >>

Tags: Eat Less-Move More, Exercise, Health
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04/17/2018
The Importance Of Making Memories I grew up in a loving home with a stay-at-home mom and a hard-working dad. Now, as an adult, I see how having a one-income household must have been a struggle for them... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Character-Courage-Conscience, Education, Finances, Job, Parenting, Regarding Dr. Laura, Stay-at-Home Mom
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04/17/2018
From Day Care Worker to SAHM My first job out of high school was working at a daycare while I was attending college. I am wonderful with children, however, I quickly realized I could not give the children the love, attention, and care that they needed and could only receive from their mothers... More >>

Tags: Parenting, SAHM stay-at-home mom, Values
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04/16/2018
Making Time For What You WANT To Do I am a stay-at-home, homeschool mom to three. When I first began staying home, we had to make sacrifices, and money was tight. I had to get creative, so I shopped second hand for clothes, clipped coupons for groceries, and borrowed a relative's camera to take pictures of my kid, because I couldn't afford a fancy photographer... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Character-Courage-Conscience, Education, Finances, Job, Parenting, Regarding Dr. Laura, Stay-at-Home Mom
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04/16/2018
Hanging Up My Ego The #1 biggest and hardest part about being a SAHM is that darned ego. I thought it would be easy to hang it up on the door because it would be replaced by buckets of warm fuzzies and the complete inner satisfaction that I am doing a job that know one can do better than me. More >>

Tags: Career, Job, Motherhood, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting, Relatives, SAHM stay-at-home mom, Sibling rivalry
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04/13/2018
Standing Up For Those In Need Several weeks ago, my daughter-in-law was called into the local elementary school's principal's office, because my grandson was in a fight on the school bus... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Character-Courage-Conscience, Education, Parenting, Regarding Dr. Laura
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04/13/2018
Shacking Up With Boyfriends My marriage of 11 years ended violently in November 2011. He left me with a traumatic brain injury and strangle marks on my neck. I'm now a single mom of 3 sons. I had always been a housewife/full time mom, so I was stressed about getting a job. More >>

Tags: Abuse, Bad relationships, Dating, Marriage, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Mothering, Parenting, Relationships, Response to a Call, Shacking Up, Shacking-Up, Values
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04/12/2018
What Would Dr. Laura Tell Us To Do? My husband and I are foster parents to a wonderful, bright 10-year-old girl. When she studies, she gets 100% on her spelling tests. Recently, she has been pushing back on studying and her grade has slipped... More >>

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Education, Parenting, Regarding Dr. Laura
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