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Lessons Learned at Home

02/24/2013 16:01:09 PM

Simple lessons the world urgently needs to learn. Family dynamics: Divergent personalities Learning to live Under the same roof. Each member- Unique. Often at odds. Still part Of the same family. Laughter, Humour, Tolerance, Love. Skills Essential For the Nuclear family For the Global Village. &nbs..

Is teasing by a parent or adult a form of bullying?

02/23/2013 12:07:24 PM

I was teased as a kid and it didn’t make me feel good about myself or the person teasing me. Did it “toughen me up”? Maybe? I can’t really say but I’m sure I teased others because of it which looking back wasn’t a great characteristic that I can say I was proud..

Diatribe: Making Waffles When There Are Bullets In The Oven.

02/23/2013 08:35:13 AM

My grandmother was a wonderful person.  Like my grandfather, she was kind at every opportunity.  She always dressed, kept her hair styled and her nails manicured.  She was also an immaculate housekeeper who took great pride in the tidiness of her own.  She was a shining example o..

Creative Thinking

02/22/2013 23:24:33 PM

We simply must take the time to listen rather than over think and analyze. " Creative thinking may mean simply the realization that there's no particular virtue in doing things the way they always have been done " - Rudolf Flesch There are several ways of looking at a problematic situation. Earl..

The Penny Boys

02/21/2013 14:07:46 PM

  lAnthony has a pie shaped area in his iris that is more green than brown and 20/20 vision. We all keep outrageous mum sayings tucked away in the back of our brains. Modern mums try not to resort to these gory warnings. "Come down this instant; you are going to fall and break your neck!" "C..

Diatribe: Mother Faces Prison After Hiring Strippers For Son’s 16th Birthday Party.

02/21/2013 09:49:20 AM

There are many ways to celebrate a child’s “coming of age”.  In the United States and Canada, young girls have a “Sweet Sixteen” party to celebrate their progress into womanhood.  In Latin cultures a girls fifteenth birthday is celebrated with a “Quincea..

How to Prevent Home Burglaries

02/21/2013 08:54:13 AM

Home burglaries are never a pleasant thing. There is no need to explain why – somebody stealing your precious belongings, breaking your windows or doors. Really not the best thing to happen to a person. The strange thing is, that home alarm systems are becoming more popular, but the burglaries..

Diatribe: What Not To Do When You Win The Lottery - #1) Blow Yourself Up.

02/19/2013 12:19:33 PM

Have you ever wondered “What would I do if I won the lottery”?  I do.  And I find myself thinking about it every time the Powerball jackpot reaches a record size or someone is in the news for receiving an unexpected windfall.  I like to think I’d share my winnin..

How Do You Respond To Negative Feedback?

02/18/2013 11:39:09 AM

One simple but strong word springs to mind as a response to this question: I DON’T. I have finally become smart enough to understand that the best response to angry comments is silence. Why? I can repeat or clarify a misunderstanding. I can attempt to reconcile opposing viewpoints but us..

Calling B.S on Over protective Parents

02/16/2013 17:04:22 PM

  Childhood should be a time to play in freedom and joy; When I was a child, we hopped on bikes without helmets, only wore sunscreen at the beach and ate peanut butter sandwiches. When my oldest children started school in the mid to late eighty's, they played marbles, bounced tennis balls ..

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