Tag Archives: Adolescence

If It Matters

Last Thursday morning, Valentine’s Day, at about 7am as I dropped her off at school, my nearly 13-year-old, absolutely-adolescent, totally-teenage, Taylor-Swift-adoring, yell-at-her-sister, too-cool-for-school daughter Hayle got out of the car. Before shutting the door, she paused then said, “Dad, if … Continue reading

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The Weight Of Criticism: Appreciating The In-Betweeners Day 4

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.” — Dale Carnegie The sarcasm you smear, the faults you find, the criticism you create, weigh most heavily on the young. … Continue reading

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Serving A Good Message

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” — Mother Teresa A small girl stood nervously holding a ball behind the line, ready to serve. It was in the middle of a middle … Continue reading

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