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When I was a kid, my mom had a standard reply when my brother and I made a request that was validated with the exaggerated statement, But Mom, everyone else is going. Everyone else is wearing it. Everyone else is doing it. I’m not sure exactly why we were so slow to embrace the truth that my mother had very little interest in what everyone else was doing. She would shoot us the raised eyebrow and state, quite matter of factly, I am not everyone else’s mother. I am your…Continue
I was in the grocery store with my most favorite two year old buddy and his adorable baby brother. Our list was short, but our time was long, so we enjoyed a leisurely adventure through the store. Both boys were in the grocery cart in a seat with steering wheels so that as far as the two year old was concerned, he was driving the cart. We got everything on the list, we circled the store several times and the boys enjoyed numerous samples from the deli and bakery.
Everything was going…Continue
I am sometimes amazed at the research done, at great time and expense, that reveals something that common sense should have told us to begin with. One such example is a study done in the Los Angeles Times concerning very young children and naps:
Naps help preschoolers with memory, study says…
In the local Richmond paper this weekend was a column by Stephen Sowulewski titled Teachers Deserving of More Respect.As an occasional substitute teacher myself, I couldn’t agree more. But I would take it a step further – maybe several steps. I think the entire culture has a respect problem. We are a self-centered lot, intent on getting what we want, when we want it and how we want it. We are a people who have become our own authority and beware anyone or…Continue