Friday, January 13, 2012

Parenting: In It To 'Win' It!: Twin Cities Bullying Workshop Series Starts Soon!

Parenting: In It To 'Win' It!: Twin Cities Bullying Workshop Series Starts Soon!: Hello Fellow Parenting Enthusiasts! Bullying Workshop Series I'm sharing this information about seminars offered in the Twin Citie...

Twin Cities Bullying Workshop Series Starts Soon!

Hello Fellow Parenting Enthusiasts!

I'm sharing this information about seminars offered in the Twin Cities area on Bullying I received from one of my Bunco moms. I'm going to try and make the evening sessions, if anyone wants to join me. I'm passionate about addressing this pervasive issue in a multi-disciplinary approach so we can treat both the victim, the bystander and the bully with fairness, understanding and compassion. Understanding the nature of bullying is KEY as we find our kids face ever greater complexities in their social lives.

Thanks for giving this your thoughtful attention.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Things You Won't Learn In School, Yet Need to Know Anyway

Happy New Year Fellow Parenting Enthusiasts!

Nothing like a few 'Rules' to get the year started, eh? The origin of these little ditties is unclear- some say Bill Gates, others not. I saw it posted on my FB page and thought it was interesting enough to share. They will most certainly evoke a response, be it positive or negative. What do you think?

Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault; so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from 
paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you “FIND YOURSELF”. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television and video games are NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.