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Laura's Corner

I work very hard and am attending college to obtain my degree in the Human Service field. Writing makes me feel alive and gives me the opportunity to touch those whom I would not be able to otherwise. Last but not least, I have been blessed with two amazing daughters who love me completely and support my dreams. Feel free to contact me with questions, concerns or feedback.

Successful kids in school..

Adults continue to wonder why certain children are ahead of the curve when it comes to education.  We believe we have the answer, yet the answers lie within each individual family.  Due to this fact, I decided to go beyond our educators and get to the heart of the issue.  

Although school was a no-brainer in my family, I was not overly strict regarding studying.  I knew my children had different levels of learning when it came to certain subjects, so I felt it best that they created their own habits regarding test taking.  At times I felt dumber than a 5th grader and directed my daughters back to their instructors for answers.   I do not recall being overly stringent regarding completion of homework yet I did ask about future tests and projects due.  I talked with them about school on a regular basis and also attended parent-teacher conferences for updates.

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Because I can....

Every once in a while I mention my kids in my writing.  I try to exempt them from too much exposure.   To heck with it, it’s Christmas and I am going all out.  

Stephanie is 19 and heading to college next month.  She is quite busy with work, sleeping and friends.  Although she is in the room next to me most nights, it appears she has already left my nest.  I have very few worries knowing that she is street smart and can hold her own.   She is a goofball, very friendly and rarely complains.  She works, takes care of her bills and recently broke free and obtained her own cell phone service.  Talk about being kicked to the curb.  

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Escape Route...

Dear Abby, I am 45 years old and having a problem with my mother-in-law.   I have been married 20 years and she doesn’t seem to understand the word no.”

The truth of the matter is that the writer has yet to say no to her mother-in-law in the first place.  This means mom has no idea that she has been in violation from the very beginning.

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