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Give all kids a fighting chance

October 15, 2013

  Give all kids a fighting chance ©John Y. Odom, Ph.D. and Joann Pritchett, R.N, Ph.D. Many would agree that child rearing or ‘raising a child’ is the most difficult job in the world. And the internet – where anything you do or don’t want to know, see or experience is within a few keystrokes – makes parenting much more challenging.

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So, Commence!

October 15, 2013

You graduated, congratulations! Have you thought about how strange it is that your graduation activities were called “commencement” ceremonies? “Commence” means “to begin.” Why would they call it a beginning when you are ending this stage of your education? It’s called “commencement” because you are just beginning – the next phase of your education or your life as an adult. So, what was it that you finished? You finished qualifying to begin.

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