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How to raise a son in a challenged life

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How to raise a son in a challenged life

Keep them busy, busy, busy
busy as a bee!

Let them train a dog
Rent him out to the neighbors-hard labor
Sports-any kind with lots of running/sweating

challenge them to write poetry, paint a picture or a barn.
Muriels, graffiti what ever their flavor-within reason
Encourage them to help other children that are less fortunate

Let me know, what you think!
Will it work?

Copyright © Doris Culverhouse

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  1. Date: 12/1/2009 12:28:00 PM
    Give him a working dog to train, that will be his best friend when his heart is breaking....reserve judgement and let him talk, have your house be the one where the kids hang out, feed them, take them places, open your heart. Chores, a job, service, will give him self respect and a safe view to the outside world.

  1. Date: 11/25/2009 4:11:00 AM
    Such fasinating writing I am reading today. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and heart with us today Doris. I wish you a weekend filled with love and inspiration. May your writings inspire others to write from their hearts as well. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 9:28:00 PM
    Sounds Like Excellent Advice To Me ... 'Cause, You Know What They Say 'Bout Idle Hands ... (smile).... MoonBee

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 6:04:00 PM
    Great ideas! And also lots of encouragment and appreciation and listen to them carefully. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your nice comments on my poems. A Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Caroline.

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 5:01:00 PM
    And give them love, love, LOVE.Thank you for your nice comment on my poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 1:21:00 PM
    Keep them busy will work. The graffiti only if it is permitted. Nicely done write. Keep the magical pen flowing. Mom

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 10:35:00 AM
    nice formula. john

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 8:26:00 AM
    Yes....keep them busy......keep those hours in front of television, computer screens to a minimum, know their friends..give 'em lots and lot's of attention and love !!! BE A GOOD EXAMPLE!! etc.etc.etc.....whew~~it's a hard job, but worth the effort!! :)

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 7:40:00 AM
    Maybe.... I was good for my mother.... I had to, she was a single mom, I her backbone.... I knew as a young man my place.... I had to support my mother... This is an awesome write Doris....... Keep em comin'..... I see the similarities between you and miss Kendrick...... A dynamic duo.....Awesome......:JP]