Entries in the Category 'Moral conviction'

What to do when your child swears

February 10th, 2011 / No Comments

What should you do if your child swears? Kids hear cussing at school, from their peers (yes, in elementary school too) and even their teachers. They hear it on TV, on YouTube, in their music. Just about every form of media contains some profanity. Kids become so accustom to it that they think it’s no […]

High expectations of character for our children

January 20th, 2011 / 1 Comment

In further reflection of Amy Chua’s controversial article “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior”, I don’t disagree with her premise that parents should have high expectations for their children. I would consider myself a “Chinese” mother who has high expectations for my children and want them to reach their potential. Who can argue with that? But […]

What we learn from Michael Phelps

February 16th, 2009 / 3 Comments

Michael Phelps has been in the news quite a bit lately, unfortunately not the kind of publicity he would want. The question on everyone’s mind is, “Why would a kid with great accomplishments, talents, and promise want to take drugs?” Maybe Michael Phelps, like a lot of kids, didn’t think drugs would affect their lives. […]