monday miscellany

A few links that have made me think:

~ You cannot raise snowflakes in Jesus’ name:

Today’s parents often go to ludicrous lengths attempting to remove all risk from their children’s lives and protect them from any negative assessment. There are very real consequences in the child’s life when parents raise their children in this self-referential environment. Children are taught that they have a right not to hear anything they do not agree with, and when they do, they should take it personally. This mollycoddling of our children does not prepare them for life.

~ Now I understand why my mom wouldn’t go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink. Many years ago before I married and began keeping my own house, my mom advised me to always tidy up before bed. That became my habit, and to this day I see the value in it.

~ Anxiety: My Thorn in My Flesh

~ Opposite words

~ Speaking of words, the most complicated word in English

Happy Monday, y’all!

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2 thoughts on “monday miscellany

  1. Hi Anne. Lovely to see you at your blog again. Mine remains dormant and I occasionally wax a bit too lyrical on Facebook or Instagram but haven’t quite found it in me to head back to my blog. Very glad you have though.
    I’ve just finished reading the most fantastic book about not raising snowflakes called “The Gift of Failure” by Jessica Lahey. It’s something I have been thinking about a lot lately so I was very happy to follow your link today as well.
    Thank you.

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