Category Archives: kids

You ask, I shall Answer!

It was a quiet evening. I was sitting on the floor playing with my niece, Jason was at his computer, and Bailey at the laptop reading. The TV was on, more as back ground noise than anything. I wasn’t paying … Continue reading

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Zero Tolerance

I got this from someone I know who reads here but doesn’t comment much. They wanted our view on this. We’ve all heard of “zero tolerance” and I think we’ve discussed it here before.  I think at this point, most people … Continue reading

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Let us pray…

“Thank you, God, for this food. For rest and home and all that’s good. For wind and rain and sun above, But most of all, for those we love.” Thus begins every meal in our house, unless Josh chooses to … Continue reading

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Why Are Jingles So Catchy?

Anyone seen this?? Now, if you can listen to that jingle and not have it get stuck in your head, I envy you. My youngest grandson sings this NON STOP and I can’t help but find it hilarious. He’s also … Continue reading

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Random Thought Thursday

I’m wondering what kind of random things we will talk about this Thursday! The last two Thursdays have been fun, just chatting about anything and sometimes nothing at all. It kind of felt like I was sitting in my living … Continue reading

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Care to Share?

Back by popular demand….another installment of nothingness from yours truly! The weekend went by fast as always. I welcomed the end of this weekend though. It started out great, a nice Friday evening with some friends and cards. Then Jason … Continue reading

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Food fights have sure changed

This story was brought to my attention by SKL. “A 13-year-old girl who threw vegetables in a cafeteria worker’s face sparked a fist-fight that ended with criminal charges being filed against the worker, who apparently didn’t find the incident very … Continue reading

Posted in adults, anger, behavior, childhood, children, choices, discipline, food fights, kids, learning, paraprofessionals, people, problems, school, self esteem, special ed, teachers, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Too Much, Too Soon?

Meet David Sills, Jr.  David is in middle school, a seventh grader in Delaware who loves to play football.  And he’s entered into a verbal agreement with USC to play for them in 2015. I was all set to be … Continue reading

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Fussy eaters. What did/do you do?

Here’s a little conversation that took place one day on Facebook with the names taken off to protect the innocent. A friend of mine put this: I need help. What do you do with kids that don’t like what you … Continue reading

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Test Answers?

Rather than admit defeat in the face of tricky questions, some will decide to take a more creative approach to their answers…

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Chores? Allowances? What works for you?

A few of us were talking this morning on Facebook about how to go about getting kids to do their chores. Laura put the question out there and Nikki and I both commented and I thought it would be a … Continue reading

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Mother Faces Charges for Cursing at Principal

I heard about this story on The View one morning last week and couldn’t believe it and then I was surfing around and found it again and thought, what the hell. If you haven’t heard about this you can read … Continue reading

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Old School

My son is 9 this Christmas. For the last few years he’s been asking for the typical things most boys his age ask for, video games, Nerf guns, jerseys. This year is so different and his dad and I could not be happier! … Continue reading

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Kids moving back home

This was on the news a few weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. What to do when you 20 something moves back home. I personally don’t think this is anything new. I know more kids who … Continue reading

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No alcohol allowed

We just built a new stadium for our University of Minnesota Gophers. It’s called the TCF Bank Stadium. All very fine and good. But some “do gooders” have decided that it’s going to be an alcohol free zone. Okay, that’s … Continue reading

Posted in activities, adults, alcohol, behavior, choices, college student, differences, getting drunk, kids, learning, life, life lessons, opinions, people, problems, things, today's times, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

What is a role model?

You know, when this first came on the news, I thought so what, who cares. It’s none of our business and it shouldn’t be news. Tiger Woods! I figured something was up. Who’s driving like that in their driveway in … Continue reading

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Kids and burnout

I remember when my boys were young and a few people told me I had them involved in to many things. I didn’t think they were. I saw this on a special report the other night and started to think … Continue reading

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Doing what’s right for ALL the kids

I’ve always stood behind public schools. Maybe because I worked in one for so many years. Maybe because I’ve had pretty good luck with them and my boys were happy there “for the most part.” I’m not really sure. It … Continue reading

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Tough Love

Most people nowadays think it improper to spank children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have one of “those moments”. One that I have found very effective is for me to just take the … Continue reading

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An Invasion Of Privacy?

This was on our news on something called Inside The Box and I wanted to know what everyone thought about it. “A teacher in Northfield, MN is now changing a method he used to help motivate his students. After a test, … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, choices, differences, education, embarrassed, grades, humiliate, kids, life lessons, live and learn, people, privacy, school, teachers, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

It’s not the Cape

Recently, Glenn Beck has been lamenting an experience he had with his son, Raphe, who, I gather, is around five years old.  He had been discussing “heroes,” and  referring to regular men.  Raphe looked at him and said, “They’re not … Continue reading

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Mom’s getting schooled (SKL)

With my 2 daughters rounding age 3, they are now “preschoolers.”  This fall, they transitioned from a nanny’s care to a well-regarded preschool/daycare near my home.  I was pretty excited by many good things about the school – the academic … Continue reading

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Miracle-“Herb Brooks” Pre-Game Speech from Darryl

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Question of the day

You discover your one year old child is, because of a mixup at the hospital, not yours. Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the mistake?

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New Ideas…please!!

With winter coming at us a lot faster than we had anticipated, we have been indoors a lot more. If it isn’t raining or too windy we’ll go outside but with temperatures nearly freezing that never lasts very long. I … Continue reading

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