Today is the last day you will be 12. Tomorrow is your birthday, and you will turn 13 years old. You will officially say goodbye to your childhood and will be considered a teenager.
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At the end of the day what we most want for our children is that, growing up, they become good people and learn to do good in the world.
Everything fits better in a list. I make lists. I alphabetize my lists. Here are some life lessons I need to teach my kids in a handy list...
Whether it's a baseball MVP or one of us mere spectators, deceit and punishment must go hand-in-hand. After all, trust is at stake.
When I think of what I genuinely want for these boys, happiness is not the first thing that comes to mind. I hope saying so does not make me a bad parent.
Upon this occasion (and just in case I drop dead tomorrow), I thought I'd tell you what my perspective on life is at this particular moment.
I have become acutely aware from my own professional experience that certain life lessons still remain to be taught to our kids -- critical lessons that we parents must take responsibility for.
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