Below are 5 simple things that you can do today, tomorrow or anytime before Christmas, to give you kids the ultimate gifts this year. The gifts of understanding, compassion and altruism. These truly embody the Spirit of Santa and teach our children what the holidays are about.
This is about an incident that occurred last night with my 17-year-old daughter. While she did come home safe and sound the hours that passed while we waited felt like a lifetime. I want to write it all down in effort to express the sheer terror that goes through a parent’s mind when they do not know where there child is, even if it is only for a short time.
It is both with honor and fear that I watch this transition. Honor that I have been given the opportunity to play a role in the lives of not one but two amazing young women. Fear in that I wonder did I teach them enough? Do they have the tools they need? Will they leave and suddenly our closeness start to fade away? I know those answers cannot be magically conjured yet I cannot help but feel a sense of nostalgia for the time we have had together and the times yet to come.
In a world where even our televisions boast over 300 channels, shopping for the holidays can take on a competitive sports quality, racing one another to get that last doll or the best deal on the perfect video game. So how in today’s world of never ending choices do we focus on making our kids happy while still teaching them the value of giving back?
I have posted a few pics here of the latest “spots”. I am hoping the dermatologist will have answers but in the mean time if anyone out here in the net has ever seen anything like this, I would really love some thoughts. I am beyond frustrated and hope that perhaps someone else has seen or dealt with this to give me a better idea of what we are dealing with
There are only 3 things in your life that will ever happen once. You are born. You die. You give away your virginity. 2 are out of your control, 1 is not. How you choose to deal with the one that is in your control will stay with you the rest of your life. It is time to talk about sex and making proactive instead of reactive choices about our sexual health.