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The whitewashing of slavery in our schools. I've seen it myself. VIDEO

The whitewashing of slavery in our schools. I've seen it myself. VIDEO
Parents, do you know what your schools are teaching about slavery? What do you know about it? Do you think it is a valuable part of American history or a cruel and painful period that should be minimized or forgotten for the sake of “moving on”? The movie “12 Years a Slave” [See video below]... Read more »

Gang fight: Six Against Two

Gang fight: Six Against Two
I was 14 years old. Finished performing at my school talent show. My group was called “Pocketful of Soul” I was feeling light and happy that Spring evening. We won second place. My little Puppy Love, decided to walk me home afterwards. As we crossed the street, we saw a bunch of guys walking towards... Read more »

Father and son relationships: Boy brought to tears over Dad's approval [VIDEO]

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On the Today Show, a boy breaks down as his father expresses his pride in his son’s performance in school. What positive thing has your parent ever said to you or about you that brought you to tears?     Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Type your email... Read more »
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The teacher's strike is on, so whatcha gonna do with your kids?

The teacher's strike is on, so whatcha gonna do with your kids?
Raising Hell: Not giving priority to where your kids will be during the Chicago Teacher’s Strike Raising Them Well: Having a Plan A, Plan B and Plan C – or at least a plan in the making! Okay Chicago Parents, it’s official.  Teachers are striking, and you and your kids are left hangin’.  I know this is such a drag. So... Read more »

6-year old handcuffed and arrested! How to stop a temper tantrum WITHOUT police force

6-year old handcuffed and arrested!  How to stop a temper tantrum WITHOUT police force
Recently, six year old Salecia Johnson of Milledgeville, Georgia, had a terrible temper tantrum in her kindergarten class.  She was destroying property and throwing things.  She tipped over a small bookshelf that skimmed the Principal’s leg. It scared the heck out of the teachers, so they called police. The cops handcuffed Salecia, put her in... Read more »

The Tough Breaks of Parenting: "Break your bad habits"

The Tough Breaks of Parenting: "Break your bad habits"
A series examining the tough breaks all parents go through. Bad habits are hard to break.  Many are passed down through generations to our kids. It’s time we parents, look in the mirror and ask ourselves what habits should we break in order to raise our children well. Here are three: 1. Being late. Children... Read more »
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Bullied: A Family History, (Part 3 of 3) “Give Bullying the Beatdown”

Bullied: A Family History, (Part 3 of 3) “Give Bullying the Beatdown”
    This is the final installment in a 3-part series on my family’s history with bullying.  In this post, I give suggestions on how parents and children can fight back. Pay attention to sudden change in behavior. Listen to what your kids say or don’t say. Look for warning signs: Withdrawal, trouble sleeping, anger,... Read more »

Bullied: A Family History, Part 2 of 3 "My Son's Story"

Bullied: A Family History, Part 2 of 3 "My Son's Story"
  In Part 1,  I shared with you my experiences of being bullied. In Part 2, I’ve written my oldest son’s story. Hopefully our past history will enlighten parents about the seriousness of bullying.  Part 3, will focus on what parents can do about it.   Finding the right school goes wrong My family and... Read more »
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    I pursued a satisfying career in the advertising industry, served as a volunteer mentor and parent educator at my two (now grown up) sons' schools and have actually stayed happily married for over a quarter of a century. However, my most gratifying achievement was raising my sons well. I'm not saying there wasn't a little bit of hell raising going on, but you live and learn. Now I'm passing the knowledge on to you. My goal is to turn these nuggets of wisdom into reference books for parents.

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