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Morals, Ethics, Values
01/23/2012
Competitive Kids Is competition good for kids? I'm going to give you the short answer and the long answer. The short answer? After about 8 years old, it's absolutely necessary. Before 8 years old, most kids are not really ready to process competition and what it means, and what the rules are and what's fair, and what failure means and the rest of that. So, for the sake of argument, I'm going to be talking about kids over 8 - when competition is absolutely necessary. More >>

Tags: Morals, Ethics, ValuesParentingQuote of the WeekValues
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01/18/2012
Women Who Love Prisoners There's an increasing population of women who want to date, have sex with or marry death row prisoners. Some women actually find that sexy. So I did some research in trying to understand more about why a woman would be turned on by that. More >>

Tags: DatingMorals, Ethics, ValuesRelationshipsSocial Issues
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01/16/2012
Being 'Hot' vs. Being 'Pretty' You probably all heard about this really stupid story - they are happening more and more and more - when a kid misbehaves in one way or another and the parents call attorneys and the ACLU. It seems everything is self expression, which then is supposed to be protected speech. More >>

Tags: EducationMorals, Ethics, ValuesSexValues
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01/11/2012
Leaving Your Child to Return to Work - A How-to Guide The following malarkey was taken from a work-distributed newsletter: More >>

Tags: Morals, Ethics, ValuesParentingSAHM stay-at-home momValues
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01/09/2012
Bad Childhood, Great Life I am a product of an affair my mother had on her first husband. I have 12 half brothers and sisters, but only grew up knowing 3 of them (the three from her first marriage). My mother divorced and remarried my step father when I was 4. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBad Childhood - Good LifeBad Childhood-Good LifeFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyHealthMorals, Ethics, ValuesRelatives
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12/28/2011
My Son the Comedian ...And I'm not really worried anymore about my son, the comedian... He was invited to a friend's house recently. I'd met this boy and liked his manners and attitude, but my son had never been to his house. More >>

Tags: HumorMorals, Ethics, ValuesParentingResponse to a CallValues
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12/21/2011
Quote for Your Refrigerator Thought you could use this quote as you see fit. It has helped me in the five years it has been tacked on my refrigerator - right at eye level! More >>

Tags: Doing the Right ThingMorals, Ethics, ValuesValues
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12/19/2011
What I Want to be When I Grow Up When I was growing up, to earn my weekly allowance, my dad used to have me write an essay. One week, he assigned me to write about what I wanted to be when I grew up. More >>

Tags: FeminismMorals, Ethics, ValuesSAHM stay-at-home momSocial IssuesValues
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12/15/2011
Lessons for Raising Kids In the early 1990's, (my then) shack-up honey and I started listening to you. We were raising (my now) husband's, 10 year old daughter. I immediately loved your program and listened everyday. Both of us were so confused in raising a 10 year old. From you we learned: More >>

Tags: Morals, Ethics, ValuesRaising kidsRegarding Dr. LauraResponse to a CommentValues
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12/13/2011
The Right Thing to Do Recently I had the sad task of walking with a family as they buried their infant daughter after many months of preparation and anticipation. This child was a "miracle child" conceived by a couple after their other children had reached adulthood. More >>

Tags: Character, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-Consciencedeath of a childMilitaryMorals, Ethics, ValuesRead On-AirStay-at-Home MomValues
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