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Setting limits teaches your children valuable skills they will use the rest of their lives. One day, they will report to a job where their ability to follow rules will dictate their success.

Removing a child from a traumatic environment does not remove the trauma from the child's memory.

The best inheritance  parents can give their children is a few minutes of their time each day.

Children do not develop on their own - they only develop within relationships.

The challenge of adolescence is to balance the right of the parents to feel they are in charge with the need of the adolescent to gain independence.

"To be a man, a boy must see a man."  (J.R. Moehringer)

"Parents aren't the cause of ADHD, but they are part of the solution." (Kenny Handleman, M.D.)

Children fare better when expectations on them are clear and firm.

Adolescence can be the cruelest place on earth. It can really be heartless.  ( Tori Amos)

"Unexpressed feeling never die. They are buried alive and come back later in ugly ways." (Stephen Covey)

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Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Day

 

 

I had an opportunity recently to meet with a number of people connected through Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The Wellington Street Sportsmen’s Club each year invite the “Brothers and Sisters” to participate in a day of fishing at the club pond near Dorchester. About 50 Brothers and Sisters came out to enjoy a beautiful Saturday, lots of fish, a BBQ of hot dogs and hamburgers, topped off with a bag of chips and an ice-cream sandwich.

The Big Brothers, Big Sisters is a volunteer organization committed to providing a same sex mentor to every child who for a number of reasons could use one. This organization has been making a positive difference in the lives of our youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs both in our schools and homes.

A quote from the Big Brothers Big Sisters website: “Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family, peers and community. Each time we pair a child with a mentor we start something incredible – a life changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.”

I want to thank the big brothers and  big sisters for investing their time in helping Canada’s children realize their full potential.

A big thanks also to the members of the Wellington Street Sportsman Club for donating your facilities, pond, poles, lunch and assistance. For many of the kids it was the first fish they have ever caught and cameras were clicking all day capturing this happy memory.

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