I recently attended a mandatory parent meeting for high school athletics and then went to the breakout session for cheerleading (the sport one of my daughters participates in). I have been around the sports world for a very long time and was immediately impressed with the head coach as she brought up the importance of behaving on social media to her athletes. This is the first time I have ever heard a coach address the topic and outline consequences for the athletes if they were inappropriate on social media. When the head coach finished her part of the program, we were all introduced to one of the co-captains of the cheer squad. After listening to her talk to a large group of cheerleaders, I decided to write a column about her success as a teenager and share some of her important words of wisdom to these teenage girls. Read more
I don’t dislike technology all of the time but the more I realize how much it’s destroying society and families the more I hope we can draw a line in the sand and not let it completely demolish human relationships. The smart phone has to be the dumbest thing that has ever happened to people, and will inevitably be the cause of humans forgetting how to talk to one another. It’s time to understand that there must be barriers in place to protect everyone.