With the tragedies of Sandy Hook, Hurricane Sandy, our national deficit and what's going in Syria one would think that no one would care about Lance Armstrong.
We have better things to worry about right? Right?
If you're a parent or teacher, you are no doubt familiar with the term "ADHD," or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is an ailment that is most common in children and causes behavior such as short attention spans, hyperactivity, inability to complete simple tasks
When I was growing up, my mother would leave me and my sisters a note with a list of “jobs” that she would want accomplished by the end of every day.
It didn't matter if it was a school day, a lazy day of summer or if a tornado was about to touch down, you read the note and did what you were told.
Two weeks ago, I happened to call an old friend who lives in Ohio, with whom I speak once a year or so. Before I could even ask how the kids were, my friend launched into a fiery political diatribe that caught me by surprise.
It’s times when my 5-year-old daughter acts like a wise old granny that reminds me of the reality that sensitivity and awareness are present in people of many ages, and absent in others.
Rain had a breakdown or normal 5-year-old tantrum before school yesterday. She never has them, but I expect them and know she’s supposed to act her age sometimes, not the Dali Lama she poses to be.
1. “Don’t throw like a girl.”
2. “Take it like a man!”
3. “Stop whining; you sound like a little girl!”
4. “Big boys don’t cry.”
These are examples of things I recall being said throughout my childhood, and no one thought anything of it. However, recently, I’ve been hearing these things again, and it’s really disturbing. It is a reminder that there is still a lot of work to be done in how we express what we value, especially to our children.
My girlfriend once told me that the names of imaginary friends are actually names of children that have died in your house. That’s an awesome urban legend isn’t it?
What is most valuable to you? What is most valuable in your life? It could be anything: your car, favorite jewelry, engagement ring, family memento? How is it kept safe? Maybe it’s hidden away or locked up in a safe or safety deposit box?
So, I want a new bag. More specifically I would like a tan colored bag that I can wear; lately I have really been wanting to be hands free.
After a little shopping around, I think I've found something I like. Now the problem is, how do I get it?