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The Student Has Become the Master

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Recently, my father and step-mother came for a visit. We enjoyed seven days of catching up and making new memories. However, my favorite moment of the week came when my father sat down to play a game of chess with my eleven-year-old, Peyton.    Over the past few months, Peyton has not just learned to play chess, but discovered that he has a talent for it and truly enjoys the mental challenge it provides. He and I have played a handful of games together and I have seen him...

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Posted by Greg Robinson
Categories: Good Reminders

Why Can't My Kid Remember to Wear Pants!

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My youngest son, Parker, is one of the easiest going third graders you will ever find in this world. Nothing phases the kid. He walks around with a permanent smile and not a care in the world. While this nonchalant attitude is awesome, it does have a down side. To put it mildly, he's not very detail oriented. To be blunt, he can be a bit of an airhead! (Of course that comes from his mom's side of the family!)   One of my favorite Parker memories comes from a couple of years ago, when...

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Posted by Greg Robinson
Categories: Good Reminders

Sometimes Procrastination Can Be a Good Thing

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I have oft been accused, and rightly so, of being a procrastinator. Yes, I'm that guy who buys Christmas presents on December Eve, who wrote every college term paper the night before it was due, and who regularly goes to bed saying, "I'll handle that tomorrow." I know I should strive to get things done in a more timely manner, but to be frank, all of you Type-A personalities who finish things six months in advance just drive me crazy!    I'm not as bad as I once was, but I will...

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Posted by Greg Robinson
Categories: Good Reminders