The disease of wanting to be liked

Today after dropping off boy #2 at preschool, I was attempting to “sell” preschool to my daughter, using it as a leverage tool for her to (for the love) go in the potty. Her response, “Yeah I go to preschool next year and people will like me!” I have to stop buckling her seat and look at her.  Did she just say that? She’s not even 3 but she’s going to go to preschool with the aim that people will like her? Oh that …

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How good mentorship can change your finances and your life

Why do young men begin a life of thievery or violence in order to support their habits? Why do some women serial date men that will never commit to marriage? Why do young students go out and borrow $100,000 for a Bachelors degree? This, and other issues, I believe can be radically changed by changing the level of mentorship in our society. Sometimes, this mentorship will be called parenting, but many times it won’t come directly from the parents.  I remember …

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Take the kids out of school for vacation? Yay or Nay?

A few weeks ago on Facebook, another blogger posted this video from the Today Show in which the anchors discussed whether parents should be able to pull their kids out of school for family vacations.  It’s not just that the absences would be considered unexcused, it is actually considered illegal in some states.   As a homeschooling family, I find this debate really compelling.  It seems to me it is one more situation in America where parents are ultimately losing the …

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