Thou Shalt Teach Your Children “Skills” Part II: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in the first blog post, there was a discussion of rabbi yehuda’s wisdom of advising parents to teach their children a trade so that they could be upstanding citizens. to not so, the rabbi opined would be tantamount to teaching them to steal. taking the rabbi’s advice to modern times, the term “skills” versus “trade”Continue reading “Thou Shalt Teach Your Children “Skills” Part II: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Looking In The Mirror Can Be Painful: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

I am not what you would call a handsome man. The good Lord chose not to bless me with… with charm, athletic ability… or a fully functional brain.  paco, waterboy the great character actor mr. clint howard, brother of ron, in the waterboy movie, laid out the epic line “i am not what you wouldContinue reading “Looking In The Mirror Can Be Painful: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Return of The Psychic Cat? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

for the lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. proverbs 2:5 a ten commandments’ project saying is “nothing good happens after midnight” sadly had a “psychic cat” moment. in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, a tragic shooting happened at an airbnb which had a party. at 1100pm, the police came to the residence responding toContinue reading “The Return of The Psychic Cat? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Father Goose Story: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

ms. victoria williard, at the moment, in an attempt to make a video recording in a jacksonville florida parking lot ran into a biological force of nature.  dailymail.com it was fowl on many levels. she was attacked by a member of one of this planet’s greatest parental teams.  while mother goose was away, father gooseContinue reading “A Father Goose Story: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Genius Moment When I Learned To Read Upside Down: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in 11th grade, high school students reported for college or career planning with the school’s guidance counselor. it was my turn. my first visit to this office ever. my school hijinks, fortunately, never got to disciplinary level. the meeting started. on his desk was my “cume” file. the formal term for it is “cumulative file.”Continue reading “The Genius Moment When I Learned To Read Upside Down: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Nothing Good Ever Happens After Midnight: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

my one bit of wisdom to all is that “nothing good ever happens after midnight.” while the saying is a generality, it a mantra for parents to impress upon their children; and for children to impress upon themselves. let me be the bad guy, the wet blanket and the marshal of the obvious. this specialContinue reading “Nothing Good Ever Happens After Midnight: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Munchausen Syndrome By Political Correctness? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

before this discussion, i am providing you a description of munchausen syndrome by proxy from the michigan health system. “munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is a mental health problem in which a caregiver makes up or causes an illness or injury in a person under his or her care, such as a child, an elderlyContinue reading “Munchausen Syndrome By Political Correctness? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Not Get Caught In A Vacuum: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i was a good kid for an extended period of time. my parents placed me in religious school. additionally, we were fixtures at saturday morning jr. congregation services. from the outside, people saw me as an upstanding child. at some point, however, i went off the rails. bad influences around me promoted petty theft andContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Get Caught In A Vacuum: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Are Nathan Chen’s Detractors Reality Or Just Noise: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

olympic champions’ stories often begin at an early age with golden dreams. nathan chen started his olympian trek at three years of age. living near the winter olympic site at salt lake city, utah, he developed his taste for medals at some of those facilities. mr. chen’s story is the classic chinese family desiring theirContinue reading “Are Nathan Chen’s Detractors Reality Or Just Noise: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A “Choice” Can Make A Better Parent: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

children want freedom. they want to do the things they want to do. a parent’s directive “because i told you so” simply does not cut it. instead, it creates parent-child conflict. for parents to win this conflict, the battlefield must be reconfigured. parents’ goals for their children must be understood and adjustments must be made.Continue reading “A “Choice” Can Make A Better Parent: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”