If you want your child to do well both in school and in their career, it turns out that helping them maintain a positive attitude may be the most effective technique you can use.
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In the face of the recent public health alert from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which we told you about last month, U.S. lawmakers are moving to classify the dangerous animal tranquilizer xylazine as a controlled substance.
Our children face challenges of one degree or another every day of their lives. It’s part of growing up. It’s up to you to help your child persevere in the tasks they will need to accomplish throughout their lives.
Important announcement from DEA! The DEA is warning the American public of a sharp increase in the trafficking of fentanyl mixed with Xylazine. Xylazine, also known as “Tranq,” is a powerful sedative that the FDA has approved for veterinary use.
Finally, some good news in the fight for drug sanity: Earlier this month, Oklahoma voters resoundingly rejected a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use. With nearly all the precincts reporting, the vote was 62 percent opposed and 38 percent in favor of the measure.
Today, widespread marijuana use has become an unfortunate fact of life. Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have legalized its use, and 20 others—including Florida—have approved it for medical use. Celebrities like Bill Maher, Willie Nelson, and Woody Harrelson brag about their constant use of the drug.
There are so many things we need to teach our kids to prepare them for a healthy, happy, productive life.
One philosopher thought endurance was the single most important life skill to teach our children:
“Endurance and to be able to endure is the first lesson a child should learn because it’s the one they will most need to know.”
—Jean Jacques Rousseau
Here’s just one more reason why it’s such a bad idea to legalize marijuana: A recent report from the National Poison Data System (NPDS) found that calls to poison control centers about kids five and under accidentally consuming marijuana edibles rose from 207 in 2017 to 3,054 in 2021—a 1,375 percent increase. In 98 percent of these cases, the victims found the edibles either at home or at a friend’s house.
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, one in every five students reports being bullied at school. It happens to all races, sexes, income levels, and grade levels, according to the center’s findings.