Category Archives: Security

The Law versus Reason

What is better? For a child to learn to follow rules, policies and regulations; or to choose the way of reason and wisdom? Young children often lack the experience to make proper choices in their lives. Wisdom is not so … Continue reading

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Now Hear This

I was recently approached by a long-time family friend, and former nurse, who mentioned a recent conversation with a friend of hers who teaches at a preschool. It seems that her observation of the children today is they are not … Continue reading

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Undercover Hero

A mother holds her delicate, new-born baby, and imagines him to be as helpless, through and through, as he appears outwardly. Tiny fingers balled into perpetual little fists, eyes a hazy blue, legs crossed as though ready for yoga, and … Continue reading

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Death of a Personality

Once upon a time, there was a very good little girl, raised in a strictly religious home. Rules abounded, since their god had specific laws for people to follow, and big expectations for performance. Her parents had high ideals and … Continue reading

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The Food Advertizing Target, Your Child

Many parents should be credited with their efforts to provide excellent diets for their children. But it isn’t easy; the industry targets children first, and mothers second. The plan is simple; give parents ‘the answer’ for fast, easy, nutritious food. … Continue reading

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Ten Signs of Insecurity

1. He asks for a snack over and over before he has a chance to be denied. 2. She cries when she’s told she can’t wear a certain dress. 3. He pitches a fit in the mall when you won’t … Continue reading

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Displays of Insecurity

Some are of the opinion that children with problems are the problem. I flatly disagree. If children were born equipped with the experience and resource of their parents, or if they bore their own parents, I might hold the child … Continue reading

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