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Lori Blum-Fagien

Senior Executive Director of Preventive Healthcare and Wellness, Consultant - Health and Wellness

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Should parents instill principles over rules through truth over harmony with our teens current social culture

Too many teens today are beneathe the radar with their families, teachers, and friends due to the dynamics of new blended families. Children are our priority and few schools are addressing the social issues creating a culture of teens who don't believe in the core principals of humility, curiousity, respect and responsibilty. Through social networking we have created a generation of teens who are selfish and feel entitled to everything. What are the options for creating change in our public, private and boarding schools.

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    Jul 27 2011: Absolutely agree. However, current culture with divorced families makes this task even harder when the parents aren't on the same playing filed and the children use that as a manipulating tool looking for the best outcome.

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