Monthly Archives: December 2011

Your Children – Your Responsibility

If you could give your child anything, what would it be? Would it be fame, wealth, love, intelligence, security, education or something different?

This is such an important question because the answer that you give will dictate much of your child’s future. Why? The answer is not easily understood when your child is young. It is simple to understand after the fact because you along with a few genes made it happen.

As we look forward to a new year filled with happiness and success, I’d like to share a few quotes from some very wise people.

“Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.”

~ Alvin Price

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

~ Helen Keller

“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.”

~ H. Jackson Brown

“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” 

~ Abigail Van Buren

“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.”

~ Robert A. Heinlein

“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.”

~ William D. Tammeus

“If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting. I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I’d take more hikes and fly more kites. I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. I’d do more hugging and less tugging.”

~ Diane Loomans

“And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.

~  Martin Scorese

Photo: lindsey gee

Now, more than ever…Believe!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and every one of you!

Just Say No To Adult Bullying!

Today’s post is about a different kind of bullying. It’s about adult bullying. Adults need to understand that what motivates people to act a certain way isn’t always easily identifiable. Just like with kids, adult bullies pick on people they believe to be weak or sensitive or vulnerable in some way. Adult bullying can beContinue Reading

What Is The Best Gift Of All?

If you want to give you children a very special gift for Christmas, give them self-confidence.  Help them to understand that being proud of who they are is the greatest gift of all. An example that was shared with us a few years ago was all about self-confidence. The story was about a young boyContinue Reading

Dare To Be Different

Whatever your differences are, make the most of them. Use them as a foundation for all that you are and all that you can be. Share with the world your differences. Show people by your example that being different won’t stop you. Remember that the people who tease you or bully you because of your differencesContinue Reading

Just One Little Thing

When we work together, we can make anything happen. At his time of year especially, things can be really great but they can be difficult for many people too. People who are different in some way, people who feel alone, people who are bullied or abused have a difficult time. My request of you isContinue Reading

What Jonah Mowry Learned

Someone just sent me this link for a video on YouTube. It is very moving and I believe  very thought provoking. If you have a child that you believe might be a bully or might be bullied, it is worth your time to watch it and share it. The following are some of theContinue Reading

Our Gift: Stuffed Rugby’s for Kids In Wheelchairs

Every year, we share our very special stuffed Rugby Jones complete with his wheelchair Zoomie with kids who are in wheelchairs and kids who have a loved one in a wheelchair. This year we want to do that again. We are very aware that there are many children who have a loved one who wasContinue Reading