Poem of the Day: “Choices”

My oldest son and I have been talking a lot lately about choices and consequences and responsibility. He is angry with me about the divorce. It’s a mix really. He tells me he lost respect for me and his father because of the divorce. This came up because he lost his phone because of his…

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Quote of the Day: “Obstacles are the path.”

Again, I am pulling from 101 Essays that will Change the way You Think. Today I read this quote. There was nothing else around it. Just these words, and I must admit, I had a visceral reaction. “Obstacles are the path.” Is this true for me? It does not feel good or true. It doesn’t…

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Question of the Day: “How do you get more choices?”

Raising a teen is a daunting task, but being a teacher of teenagers has really helped. Over the years, my students have taught me a valuable lesson: the more mistakes you make, the less choices you get. Students who make poor choices over and over again start to lose certain freedoms. They lose the trust…

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