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Give all kids a fighting chance

October 15, 2013

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  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

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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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