Entries Tagged as 'goals'

Getting energy out of your kids

September 5th, 2008 / 2 Comments

While we were at the cemetery paying tribute at my mother’s grave site (it’s been 9 years since her passing, I miss her), my 8-year-old nephew started running around with no apparent aim. His mother and I looked at each other. “Where is he going?” We nodded with mutual understanding: It doesn’t matter where he’s […]

The Rebelution

March 19th, 2008 / 3 Comments

There is a general consensus that teenagers nowadays are materialistic, selfish, and have no worthwhile goals in life. We don’t want our teenagers to go down that road. Yes, there is hope! The Rebelution is a movement started by two teenage boys to challenge other teens to go against the grain of that culture. Their […]

From Teen to Adulthood

November 1st, 2007 / No Comments

“What would you wish your parents would do differently?” I asked this of some 10th and 11th graders in class today. Several of them shouted out, “I wish they wouldn’t be so overprotective.” “I wish they would let me go out more.” “They should let me drive.” I suppose that answer doesn’t surprise me. Every […]

Goal setting can be fun

September 17th, 2007 / No Comments

I am generally not a disciplined type of person. I am what my sister nicely termed “fluid.”  I don’t do well with setting goals because I lose track, then feel guilty for not keeping my goals. For people like me, setting very short term goals is a good way slowly ease our way to a […]