How to Be a Good Role Model

I recently asked a group of adults to describe important qualities they believed young people look for in a role model. They said a strong role model is fun and has a great sense of humor. Someone who understands what it’s like to be a kid. Someone who wants to be their friend.  Developmental psychologist and researcher, Marilyn Price-Mitchell, […]

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Who Is Your Role Model?

I like to win. I like to deliver spectacular presentations. I recently volunteered to present a speech about passion to a group of Toastmasters. I prepared a striking PowerPoint presentation to accompany my exquisitely timed talk. However, I felt an insatiable desire to veer off course to acknowledge individuals in the room walking examples of […]

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Use Your Core Values to Make Moral Decisions

“If your skin is on the shiny side, stop by your local Starbucks, grab a handful of those brown napkins, and shove them in your purse – and they’re free,” suggested a beauty tip in a popular health and fitness magazine. “And, don’t feel guilty about pilfering from the coffee conglomerate.  If they’re charging four […]

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Guardian Angel in the Classroom

“I want to do something splendid … Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead,” wrote Louis May Alcott, author of Little Women.   I read Little Women in 1968; 100 years after it was first published. “A significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us and those around us […]

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