The Quarrel

The Quarrel I quarreled with my brother, I don’t know what about, One thing led to another And somehow we fell out. The start of it was slight, The end of it was strong, He said he was right, I knew he was wrong!  We hated one another. The afternoon turned black. Then suddenly my […]

Because “I’m Sorry” Matters

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is teaching them when it is appropriate to say they are sorry. Have you ever met someone who thinks apologizing is a weakness? It hurts everyone involved when a family member or friend lacks this important skill. Make a point of letting your kids […]

Manners Matter

Good manners seem to be a dying one-time cultural staple. Manners are the good character building components that help shape young people. Holding the door for a stranger can teach selfless-giving. Pedestrians, crossing the road, giving a courteousy wave to the driver to a waiting car teaches that simple moments can become uplifting. Saying “please” […]

Driving and Crying

Driving on the road is a good test of patience. How often do you honk your horn, tailgate, or berate other drivers in front of your kids? They’re listening, and learning. I remember my three year old son spouting, “look at that idiot on the bicycle!” Sheepishly I recognized my own words coming back to […]

Pebble in a Pond

During times of turmoil it’s important to set a good example for kids, whether it’s the language we choose, managing our self-control, or even the manner in which we drive. Our actions can act as a pebble in a pond, rippling across the lives of our children, and even future generations. Teaching our sons and […]

The Kids are Watching

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. Benjamin Franklin Do you wonder where all of our role models have gone? Our social-media need-to-know society […]