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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: Parents should be the ones setting the standards and utilizing their principals, not all parents make the best decisions but those who are educated should receive the respect from their children and value their wiseness and decisions based on their experiences. When children's attitude is overlooked because their aptitude is good, that in itself is a problem. Yes truth can be stretched but when we allow our children to lower the bar of our standards to keep "the harmoney" or peace in our household, then when has the parenting stopped and we've become their friends instead of their mentors as parents even if they don't like the outcome we should inspire our children as that is our biggest job as being parents.

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