PARENTING

SAY NO TO COLLEGE Say yes, only after your child has been self supporting for two years.   That is one of my pleas to parents.   Here is support for that idea. How Much Do College Students Learn, and Study? – NYTimes.com. College means freedom and far too often freedom to party.  The social …

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Parenting

SHAME IS USEFUL We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters or perish as fools. Martin Luther King,  American political activist The biblical story of Cain and Able illustrates  the difficulty of raising an Abel and not a Cain.  One popular  book preaches that one can have Siblings Without Rivalry.   Wishful thinking. …

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Parenting

Much is made today of protecting children’s feelings.  Here is another approach which has some merit.  I remember having to teach my sons to defend themselves from kids who had no reluctance throwing  a punch or calling names.   I don’t like violence, but I do believe when attacked you need to know how to …

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From the Downhill Slope

Lucid Dreaming I have been trying to control my dreams–what is called Lucid Dreaming.  Think I discussed this earlier.  Here is an updated report and a link to an article about dreams.   Here’s the article. THE POWER AND PURPOSE OF DREAMS | Psychology Today. Here is the updated Lucid Dreaming report.  This is not …

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