Category Archives: elders

Response to Kids’ Misbehavior: “Good Old Days” vs. Now

Your great-grandparents probably committed childhood acts that would be prosecuted as crimes these days. Today even common childish behavior is being criminalized. Time to compare. Continue reading

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Angry Stranger’s Gift

She was sure lazy employees hadn’t stocked the shelves. She insisted on seeing the manager, who wasn’t there. She. Wouldn’t. Leave. Continue reading

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What’s The Perfect Age?

What age do parents have in mind as they groom their kids for success? What age do kids have in mind as they imagine growing up? What age do older adults have in mind as they try to look and act younger? Continue reading

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Engage The Window Box Effect

What reverses urban decay can work in your life too. Really. Continue reading

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We Choose Our Own Role Models

Our childhood role models play a part in shaping who we become. Continue reading

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The Boy With No Toys

Could you deprive your child of toys for his own good? Find out why one mother does. Continue reading

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