Connections

communication, lessons learned, listening, parenting, raising teens, role models, teenagers, texting

Positively Un-broken

We need to teach our children how to connect with others. I don’t mean teach them how to connect via social media—they are experts at that already. I mean we need to teach them to connect with other people face-to-face and one-on-one.

This thought struck me the other day after a couple things happened. First of all, I realized the new version of Google’s gmail is now offering me the option to click on a pre-determined email response. Essentially, it is “reading” my email and formulating a quick response that I can send to someone like, say, my boss, to thank her, let her know I will check into something, or make her think I am following up on her response or a request. In reality, the pre-determined one-click response allows me to not think. I don’t have to think about my response, and I don’t have to think about…

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Choosing a Major

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I’ve been a writer and avid reader since I was in seventh grade. I’ll be double majoring in English and French at my university starting this fall. My concentration for my English degree is creative writing, not the usual route to become a teacher.  For me, this was a natural choice. I’ve never been one to pick money over passion. However, I’ve been criticized so many times because people don’t think I’ll be able to make a living. In this post, I’ll explain why you should make the same choice to follow what you love and pick the right major.


Obviously, there are many things I could do with a French degree. If I become fluent, I could be a translator and do pretty well for myself. I could teach French here or teach English in any Francophone country. However, the only reason I’m majoring in French is that I…

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