I recently came across John Tesh‘s 5 Cardinal Rules for life.
What are your cardinal rules?
(I don’t have mine yet, well, maybe my 46 at 46 post counts.)
I love Thanksgiving – Love it, love it! Why? 4 simple reasons:
“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” –Native American saying
“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” ~Henry Van Dyke
Situation: Your high school child has three unexcused absences and swears he was in class and its the teacher’s mistake. Do you…
A. Send the teacher a scathing email
B. Encourage your student to work with the teacher to correct the mistake
C. Call the Principal and demand that the wrong be righted!
Situation: Your middle school student complains of not being able to get into his locker and must leave his belongings on the floor. Worse, the locker has not worked all year long. Do you…
A. Send the custodian a scathing email
B. Encourage your student to work with the school to correct the mistake
C. March in to the school to fix it yourself
Situation: Your straight A senior in high school is up for class valedictorian and has multiple academic scholarship opportunities. Unfortunately, it looks like she will get a B in Physical Education class. Do you…
A. Send a scathing email to the PE teacher
B. Encourage your student to talk to the teacher to find out what she can do to improve her grade
C. Go directly to the Superintendent
Before I share the answers I believe are correct, have you put together your list of three attributes that you want your children to possess when they grow up. (My wife and I want our kids to be independent, confident, and kind.)
It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” Roy E. Disney
In case it’s not obvious, my answers for all situations is B.
How would you complete this sentence?
Passion is good but _______ is better!