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Choices Our Boys Make Can Be Life Altering

Posted by Thomas on January 27, 2012

I saw this young lady in an interview this morning. It made me think about bad choices I sometimes made as a young adult. As a loving parent, teacher, mentor, caring adult impress upon our youngsters (especially our sons) that split second poor choices can be life altering.

But, also important to note, poor choices now do not have to define who and how our young people live their lives going forward. Every choice has a consequence, good or bad–but even the bad ones can make us stronger individuals.

Peace,

 

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Young Adults and the Holidays

Posted by Thomas on December 15, 2011

My son is scheduled to be home next week. As a married adult and father I haven’t been really big on holidays. However, as a little child, like most folks probably, holidays were an exciting time. But, I do recall, having a bigger expectation during the holidays when I was in college for a short while and came home during that time. My expectation was, those I loved would come together as one if for no other reason (outside the holiday that is) but to see me during my visit.

So that brings me back to my son. I haven’t had a chance to talk with him but I wondered as a young adult returning home for a very short while after USCG boot camp what would be his perspective on this time of the year? What are his expectations?

What about your young adult children? Have you seen a difference in their approach to the holidays since they have gotten older? How has that change in them affected you? I would like to hear your thoughts about this, leave your comments below.

For me, I just remember how I navigated the holiday season as I came into adulthood and look to afford my son the same space I needed back then.

In the meantime check out these great tips for managing the level of involvement of your children during the holiday season. The Search Institute is a great parenting resource.

All the best to you and yours…

Peace,

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