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The New Tough

Posted: December 26, 2017

By Master Christopher Rappold As parents we want the best for our children: do well in school, keep healthy plus have a strong social network of good friends.  We also want our children be “tough”.  In times past, that meant that young boys needed the courage and skill to fight the bully behind the building after school.   Like with almost everything, the definition of what “tough” means is more complex.  Tough now means that we want our children to be able to be tough enough to not follow the crowd, tough enough to hear the criticism and not lash back in anger, tough enough to stand tall against someone who is being picked on and be tough enough to be above having to resort to physical confrontation. 


3 Things You Must Do Now To Get Your Child Ready For School

Posted: December 26, 2017

By Master Christopher Rappold

Can you believe it? We are already talking about the school year?  Didn’t we just start summer?  Well, like every year, the time comes faster than expected, but that doesn’t mean it has to be bad.  As all the retail stores start running their enticing back to school commercials, as parents we should be planning our children’s smooth return back to school.  Smooth for them and, yes,… smooth for us. So what are those three things we should do with a month to go that will make this transition the best it can be?


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