The New School Year is a time of change, stress and anxiety for kids. On the flip side, it also provides a brand new start toward making this year one of school success, parent support and an opportunity to "turn over a new leaf" from last year issues and conflicts.
Added by Judy Armes on August 21, 2009 at 8:35am — No Comments
When an invitation from the owners of a new restaurant arrived for the opening, we accepted. We were seated next to a family celebrating their little boys birthday. On top of the divided booths were floppy leaf plants. I sat on the end, noticed the leaves moving, then realized there were 2 little eyes peering at me.
I pretended not to see him, then waved, startling the child. A moment later the cute little face reappeared, bestowing a quick smile. He seemed taller which made me…Continue
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The first time you laid eyes on the this beautiful stranger, you were entranced. You stared at the tiny perfect fingers, you sighed and felt all warm and inspired. You had entered another level of your life. You had become a parent. You wanted to be everything. You saw the future all laid out. This one was going to be the best child ever! You were going to be the ideal parent. The child will lack nothing! Promises, Dreams, the stuff that life is made of!
You know you did your…Continue
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I write from my concern for children and teenagers - not from any criticism of any one in particular or parents in general. I know that there are many fantastic parents with responsible teenagers who work and play hard, care about others and make the choice to take neither drugs nor alcohol. I also know that there are parents who have tried their hardest and their children make choices that do not lead to health of happiness.
All make their own choices but my view is that no…Continue
Added by Assistant Editor on August 17, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Each class that graduates from our high school selects a "class flower". It shouldn't come as a great surprise that the rose is selected on a regular basis. After the graduates walk across the stage to shake hands and receive their diploma, they are given a single long-stemmed rose. There are always a few left over after commencement, and I carefully took one out of the pail after the ceremony once to give it a good sniff. I didn't really need to worry - all of the thorns had been…Continue
Added by Leah on August 13, 2009 at 12:11pm — No Comments
Teens Struggle With Finding Acceptance From Other Teens
By Jordan Adams
As you might know, I work for the United States Army as a Youth Contractor. That means that my wife and I run youth groups for the military youth and provide a safe atmosphere where they can come and build relationships with staff and other peers while their…Continue
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When I taught my son how to ride a bike, I think he got his first bike when he was three years old. Of course he rode with training wheels and we got the smallest bike we could find. You can go to Target or Wal-Mart, they probably have the cheapest bikes. It's not like you need something fancy or super durable.
I think my son went through two bikes in this period. The second bike we got him was a little nicer, more like a BMX bike. When we got this one we were planning that he…Continue
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