Ethan Couch was legally drunk when he drove and killed 4 people. His punishment 10 years probation. His reason…he is a victim of “affluenza”. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
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My daughter made me aware of this atrocity. A video game that centers around the Sandy Hook massacre. In a word this is despicable. What kind of person would try to profit off the lives of 26 innocent people. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Being a mother is a full time job and so often mothers think they are failing at this very important job. Elevation church gave moms an opportunity to access how they think they are doing as a mom. The moms were very hard on themselves. The church brought their children in and asked them questions about their moms and the children had words of praise. It is funny how we beat ourselves up so much and the people we love see us so differently. Moms give yourself credit for all you do.
A North Dakota woman has decided not to give obese children candy instead she will give them a letter telling their parents that the kid is too fat to be out asking for free candy. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
We have entered the age of the thumbs. Good thumbs are essential in this tech driven society. To send thousands of texts per month you have to have two agile working thumbs, but does that mean that you surrender use of your other eight digits? Last night we were out with some friends and we were talking about how tech savvy teens are today, but some seem to be lacking one essential skill. They simply can’t write in cursive. A friend told me her daughter a sophmore in high school recently took a standardized test. The proctor told the students to sign their name on a document prior to the test. This simple request sent some in the group into a frenzy? Why? They didn’t have a Number 2 pencil? No they couldn’t sign their name. They never learned cursive. The proctor encouraged them to try and finally told them to print their name and connect the letters. What??? Yes, that is what they had to do because they simply could not write their own name. We know all of us probably write less then we ever did before, but we still can write. No one is asking for the resurrection of quill and ink…a simple BIC pen will do, but this skill deserves to survive. If the school system has decided they will no longer teach them how to write parents should do it. There are still books out their that can help you teach your child this skill. Teens need to know how to sign their own name. In a couple of years I’m sure thumbs will have the ultimate triumph the students will simply be asked to put their thumb print on the application.
Have you seen the ads for Pizza Hut Pizza? Any pizza, any size for $10. I must have seen this ad 15 times during sunday’s football games. So tonight we were out running errands and we decided to take advantage of this sweet deal. We called our local Pizza Hut and ordered a large Supreme. After we placed the order the guy told us the order would $15 and change. I asked what happened to the $10 deal and the ordertaker said oh you’ve got to ask for it. Really? I have never heard in the ad remember to ask for it. They just blast deal. How would you like to slap down your $15 only to go home turn on your television and hear about the deal you had to ask for but no one told you that you had to?
The question is why would Boy Scout leaders David Hall and Glenn Taylor destroy this ancient rock formation? Their answer is lame. Watch the clip and read the linked story. share your thoughts.
Where is your 9 year old child? It’s a simple question that most responsible parents would have no trouble answering. He’s at school, at soccer practiceor at his friend’s house. As a parent you know because it is your job to know. So please tell me how a 9 year old boarded a plane alone and went to Las Vegas? We all can question the airport. How did he bypass the screening process that requires you to semi-strip prior to boarding and one would also think he might have needed a valid ticket or boarding pass. There definately was a breakdaown at the airport, but the bigger breakdown was at the child’s home. The child’s father said the last time he saw the child he was dumping the trash and then he was supposed to go to school. So what about when the child did not return at the end of the day? the father assumed he was staying with a friend. Really? No call from the child to the parent to ask if he could stay over and no call from the friend’s parent to see if this was alright. The reality is the child was not at a friend’s house he was actually on a big unauthorized adventure. A nine year old does not have the ability to make good decisions that is why every parent should be able to tell you the location of their 9 year old child.
More and more resteraunts are becoming “kid free zones”. They let you know up front no kids are welcome or allowed, but what about a family friendly resteraunt like Applebee’s? They recently called 911 to contend with a noisy family, and when the family left the resteraunt they were confronted by a sheriff who issued them a citation. Really? Was this a bridge too far? Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
While out today I visited a local bookstore and I saw this book being featured along with the author and illustrator. I talked with him a few minutes about the concept and I decided to share the information with the Ebony Mom Politics audience. I have also copied some detailed information about the book from Amazon. Read over it and you decide if this approach to fitness is the right one for your children. FROM AMAZON:
Bulsby Duncan utilizes a unique style of teaching children different elements of fitness through his book “Jacob’s ABC’s of Exercise”. This book introduces healthy activity unifying each letter of the alphabet and exercise, and is intended to reinforce the importance of being active at an early age. “Jacob’s ABC’s of Exercise” focuses on the various components of exercise such as: aerobic, abdominal, balance, flexibility, strengthening, and stretching. This book is also geared to assisting in the development of self-esteem, building character, and increasing knowledge of exercise in children to help in the fight against early childhood obesity. Parents and teachers will love how this book allows them to interact with the kids to help them learn ideal ways to be and stay fit. According to the American Dietetic Association (ADA), one in every three children is obese and weight-related diseases are a result of their lack of activity. To join national movement to reduce childhood obesity, Mr. Duncan created Alphafit. Alphafit promotes healthy lifestyles during early childhood development by stressing the importance of being active. Mr. Duncan knows that children are our future and wants to start with ACTIVITY as a way to head them in the right direction. Grab a towel and some water and get ready to exercise with Jacob!!
for more information visit: http://www.createspace.com/3668643