Attention Parents: Kids of all ages are experimenting with Molly. Do you know about Molly? In the last week, three young adults have died after taking apparent overdoses of a drug known on the street as “molly”— two of them over the Labor Day weekend at a New York electronic music festival. Officials canceled the last day of the event … Read More
It’s Not Just The VMA’s – It’s Our Entire World
The internet was a buzz this week from the recent VMA’s. Some performances were great to see, some not so great, and some just raunchy. We definitely live in a free world by what’s on TV, in movies, and on the internet. I’m no prude. I love to dance like everyone else. I love to watch other people dance. I … Read More
You Are Who You Associate With
There is an old saying “you are who you hang with.” If you hang out with positive-minded people, you are positive about your situations and can grow in a positive direction. If you hang out with negative people, you will generate negative outcomes. Your friends can be the most powerful influence on your attitude, opinions, and how you handle different … Read More
Taking on the Role of Step Parent
Man and woman relationships alone are difficult. When you add his kids, her kids, his ex, her ex and the in-laws, most people cannot handle the pressure. Step-families require more effort and understanding because of more people involved, and this often includes young ones who didn’t ask to be put into the situation to begin with.Long ago, the term “stepmother” … Read More
Dating after Divorce – Fake it ‘Til You Make It!
latest article in LA Family. http://www.lafamily.com/marriage-and-divorce/dating-after-divorce-fake-it-til-you-make-it
Everybody’s Different and it’s OK!
In today’s society we still put a strong emphasis on looking thin, being smart, and having more. By going along with these thoughts what are we teaching our kids? We need to be teaching our children that is is OK to be different. We want them to be healthy, not too thin not too chunky – but healthy. We need … Read More
Do you teach your kids about being Truthful?
In reading “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield, one of the success priciples is based on telling the truth. Most of us avoid telling the truth because it’s uncomfortable. We are afriad of the consequences like making others feel uncomfortable, hurting their feelings, or risking them being angry. And yet, when we don’t tell the truth, and others don’t tell … Read More
Disasters & Donations
I received this today from Adam H. Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, and wanted to share. Our hearts go out to those affected in the most recent bombings in Boston and the explosion in West, Texas. Beware of those trying to take money for false purpose. “I’m deeply saddened by the recent events in Boston, MA and West, TX. During … Read More
No Crying in Baseball?
Recently at my grandson’s little league baseball game (ages 6,7 & 8), I was reminded of all of the games I attended for my son. Have you ever watched parents at a little league game? The parents are much more competitive than the kids, not realizing that the kids are watching their every move. And, yes, I was one of … Read More
This morning i have read two separate articles on missing teens. Are these children runaways or something much worse? What leads a teen to runaway? No teen is immune to the pressures of growing up or dealing with issues at home. Some teens may become too overwhelmed with problems and may feel like running away is their only way to … Read More