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WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH THOSE KIDS THIS SUMMER?Inexpensive Summer Fun!
Maggie Mack sent me an email with some information she got out of a Dave Ramsey Newsletter:
Here are some awesome ways to skimp on the spending but not on the fun for kids this summer!Have a water gun fight —
Lock and load! All you need is a yard and some squirt guns. Have your kids choose teams or invite some friends from the neighborhood to join in. Set up a couple of bases and go at it. Don't forget the water balloons. They'll have tons of fun and an afternoon will fly by!Go to the park —
It may not be Disney World, but it doesn't need to be. Head down the street and you'll find a community park with enough monkey bars, sandboxes, swings and jungle gyms to keep any child laughing.Read —
It's called a library, and the books are free. It may be tough to get this one going, but remember this: The more you read, the easier it is to get into reading. Pick something that your son or daughter loves; even if it's a subject that's not too deep. Once they get a few pages into it, they'll want to read more. Once they finish the book, get them another on a subject they love. Once they associate reading with fun, they'll start reading books that can teach them something.Play board games —
Remember these? It could be Monopoly, Life, Operation, Candyland, Risk or any number of others. They don't cost much, they make for some good fun, and no two games are the same!
Help in the community —
This one may not seem like fun at first. But think about it for a second. If you want to teach your children about having enough and giving to those less fortunate, then serve food to the homeless with them or help in a poor area of town. If they talk about how it's not fun, that's the perfect time to start a conversation about what you are doing and why. Don't just say "this is important to do;" ask them what they think about it. Talk to them and hear what they say. They'll get into it!
North Carolina Offers Text-Message Sex Advice to Teenshttp://www.citizenlink.org/content/A000009946.cfm
Throughout North Carolina, teenagers are texting questions about sex. Within 24 hours, each will receive a reply from the state's Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign, The New York Times reported.
The Birds and Bees Text Line, which is funded with a $5,000 grant from the State Department of Health and Human services, covers everything from condom usage to homosexuality.
Bill Brooks, president of the North Carolina Family Policy Council, said he is concerned about the lack of parental oversight.
“When it comes to the Internet, parents are advised to put blockers on their computer and keep it in a central place in the home," he told The Times. "But kids can have access to this on their cell phones when they’re away from parental influence — and it can’t be controlled.”
Brooks also pointed out that the text line circumvents the state's mandated abstinence-until-marriage curriculum.
“It doesn’t make sense to fund a program that is different than the state standards,” he said.
Programs in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Toronto and San Francisco allow teens to receive automated text-message answers to frequently asked sex-related questions.
Go Over Feedback in the forum from Episode 056
April R wrote in and said......
Let's try that again ... I want to say thank you for inspiring me to be a better person and find the things in my life that I am passionate about and peruse them. I just wanted you to know that you are both having a positive impact on my life. Hope this finds you well.
Hana started a thread in the Family From The Heart Section of our forum:
http://gspn.tv/forum/index.php?topic=3264.0How Will We Love Film
I know I'm waaaay behind on FFTH podcasts, but hopefully this is still relevant.
As a senior at my highschool, I get to take one of my favorite classes ever: Marriage and Family. I've been surprised to find that so much of what Cliff and Stephanie talk about here is the same as what we've been learning class. You two have been quite helpful in understanding all this business!
Anyways. We've spent the last couple of days watching a film that I thought was important enough and meaningful enough to share with you all. It's called How Will We Love? and can be found at http://howwillwelove.com/
It's basically a film about relationships, our attitudes towards them in our society, the things that are going wrong, and essentially what can be done about it. Quote the website: "This documentary explores romantic love, relationships, and the challenges and rewards of long term commitment."
It involves commentary from multiple experts, including Gary Chapman, author of the 5 Love Languages.
I found the movie to be really inspiring and meaningful, and couldn't help sharing it with all of you. You can watch the whole movie there on the website.
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did, and find it just as meaningful