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How to Answer the Dreaded Question: "What is Sex?"

Mom, what is sex? It’s the question that makes parents queasy. They hope it is never asked. Maybe their children will just figure out the answer. 723 more words


Dealing with Bullies

Bullies are a hindrance to education and happy academic and social lives. They can hurt others emotionally, socially, physically, and, indirectly, academically. (They are also probably hurting themselves – if they choose to deal with their own problems by hurting others, they are not addressing their own insecurities or solving the problems they are facing). 1,044 more words

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Failure - It's Good for You

“The real question is whether you dare to do the things that are necessary in order to be great.  Are you willing to be different, and are you willing to be wrong?   996 more words

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101 Dead Mothers and Other Tales for Children

Bambi.  The Land Before Time.  Finding Nemo.  Frozen.  Tarzan.  The Lion King.  The Little Mermaid.   Kung Fu Panda.  Ice Age.  Beauty and the Beast.  Despicable Me.   3,449 more words


Parents Would Be Shocked To Know This...

The other day my daughter heard a portion of “Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift) as I flipped radio stations in the car. We listened for a minute and I changed the station, letting her know that I wasn’t sure that it was a kid-friendly song and that I would need to check. 862 more words


The Post I Hoped Never to Write

“For we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:20

I have something to say about many things. But I think I know when to speak up and when to shut up. 673 more words

How to Deal with Tough Subjects in Writing

Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, whether you’re a journalist or a poet, if you’re a writer you’re bound to encounter a tough topic. Writers are often moved to depict situations that can test the limits of our empathy, our tact, and our writing abilities. 698 more words

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