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Teenagers Refusing to Put Their Dishes in the Sink? THIS is Parenting Done Right.

I would do this if I was a parent!

Kindness Blog

Gone are the days when being grounded or having your pocket-money deducted was deemed a suitable punishment.

Now a father has shared his particular method of discipline and it involves the extremely grave threat of restricting his children’s internet access and cutting off their phone plans.

father threatens teenagers - liam neeson

The reminder, based on Liam Neeson’s famous speech in the Hollywood blockbuster Taken, was taped up in the kitchen as ‘Labuzan’ [the father], who is believed to be from the US, explained:

‘My teenagers refuse to put their dishes in the dishwasher. So I put this above the sink.’

Transcribed for anyone who has trouble reading it from the picture.

‘I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want.

‘If you are looking for a maid to clear up for you, I can tell you I don’t do that.

But what I do have are a very particular set of skills…

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Living with a Disability

Many people know first hand what it’s like to live with a disability.  I love this woman’s TED Talk about her personal experience and how she challenges our view of disabilities.  And she is very funny.

Stepping Out in the UpseeThen check out this mother’s fabulous invention for children with cerebral palsy or other mobility challenges, this harness gives them a chance to walk with their parents.

The 2nd Solutionary Congress

I wish I lived in Utah to participate in this year’s Solutionary Congress coming up in two weeks.  This is such a fantastic opportunity for high school students.  As a judge for the local debate league, I wish we could adopt this type of program in Boston too.  Maybe one day soon.  Just think of the potential social improvement we might make by harnessing the fresh ideas of young people.

To learn more about what it means to be a Solutionary, watch this TED talk by Zoe Weil.

Couture Fashionista, or just Dressup by this 4 Year Old?


click on the photo for more dresses included in the Huffington Post article

I love the idea of making dresses from colored construction paper.  This mother-daughter duo teams has some genuine originality, but also expertly imitates the masters of the red carpet.

What really makes these dresses look amazing is the model’s poses and demure expressions.  The photographer really knows how to capture her beauty.