Aug 09 2012

Pushing Kids too Hard

Are Parents Setting Kids Up for Failure by Pushing Too Hard for Success? Shine from YAHOO! 

 

No matter your socioeconomic status, as parents you want your kids to have a better life than you do. But instead of launching a generation of happy young adults who feel driven to succeed, parents who are hyper-focused on doing everything "right" have created a country full of kids who are stressed-out, burned-out, and depressed. According to psychologist and author Madeline Levine, "Our current version of success is a failure." 

In her new book, "Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success," Levine says that parents are preoccupied with "a narrow and shortsighted vision of success," and that we rely on our kids to "provide status and meaning in our own lives." It's a harmful combination, weighing kids down with serious issues -- "stress, exhaustion, depression, anxiety, poor coping skills, and unhealthy reliance on others for support and direction, and a weak sense of self," Levine says -- when we should be trying to teach them to be resilient and independent if we really want them to succeed in life. 

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Aug 09 2012

Painted Over Racoon

Pennsylvania road crew paints over dead raccoon. CBS NEWS 

 

A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation official says a crew couldn't avoid painting over a dead raccoon when they put new double-yellow lines on a western Pennsylvania road last week.

But Josh Byers of the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown reported Wednesday that a motorist pointed out the mistake before it could be cleaned up.

Sean McAfee tells the newspaper he almost wrecked his motorcycle because he was laughing so hard when he saw the freshly painted road kill in Johnstown on Aug. 2.

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Aug 09 2012

Biting Gold

You've just won a gold medal! So why are you trying to eat it? TODAY 

 

After medal-winning Olympians stand on the platform, receive their medals, and solemnly listen to the gold medal winner’s national anthem, they leave the stage and face an army of photographers. In front of the flashing lights, many winners grab their medals and take a bite.

It takes years of grueling training and competition to nab gold at the Olympics. So why do the winners immediately chomp on their hard-earned prizes?

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Make a Difference - Extreme Version
Oct 18 2010

Make a Difference - Extreme Version

During pledge drive we hear from soooooo many of you who share what God's done in your lives. We're blessed knowing God has used us to make a difference in hearts and families around the world. If you'd like to be part of our team, we hope you'll consider making a pledge today.

 

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10/18/2010 2:42:51 PM
Marla Alsup United States
Marla Alsup
I give to K-love each month and am blessed that the company I work for matches my gift every month.  I am frustrated that more people don't support this ministry.  3% percent of k-love listeners carry the sweet load of this ministry. I pray that at least 10% will get on board and help this ministry be fully funded by Thursday. God is doing such great things on k-love.  Please get on board to keep k-love strong.  

Thank you Scott and Kelli for all your hard work.  I know how exhausting this must be.  Keep you chin up.  God is faithful.

God bless

Marla Alsup
Drain OR


10/18/2010 5:11:04 PM
Katie S. United States
Katie S.
K-love is the best radio station ever, but right now I don't have any money to give. I am getting my friends and I to save up a lot for next year's pledge drive.I love K-love, and I'm sure other kids do too!!Thank you for such encouraging songs!!!!!
10/19/2010 10:11:23 AM
Angela Hobbs United States
Angela Hobbs
Hi Scott and Kelli, I am a daily listener to KLOVE.  I LOVE KLOVE!  I have a CHALLENGE for your listeners on this pledge drive:

Give a gift that is attached to the Bible verse that God has promised you, you live by or is your favorite!!  

I gave a one time gift of $42.12 and changed my monthly gift to $42.12.  God's promise to me is Job 42:10-17 and especially verse 12.  I have been a supporter of KLOVE for a while.  God impressed on my heart to change my pledge.  By changing my pledge I will be giving, not to get back, but to remember and claim God's promise to me every month.  I am a single mother of 5 blessings. When times get tough, and they do, I remember God's promise to me!

So why give to KLOVE?  Because you are with me in the car, at home and at work.  I seem to get a word through song every time I need it.  I have felt a "tap" from God as He says... "listen to the next song, it's for you."  There are SO MANY times this has happened!  One of my favorite memories is when I was hurting desperately in my heart.  God told me to call my Dad to come and hold me.  I felt so odd in requesting this from my dad.  We hadn't had a great relationship up to that point but God said HE was going to heal our relationship.  I called my Dad in that moment, he dropped everything he was doing to come and hold his 40 year old daughter.  As he walked in the door KLOVE played, "I'm gonna wrap my arms around my Daddy's neck, and tell him that I LOVE HIM!!"  I bawled like a baby at God's timing and KLOVE'S obedience to His call.  THAT was the beginning of 2 years of reconciliation.  We are SO wonderfully close!  I'm so glad that KLOVE had a part in that!!  THANK YOU!  THANK GOD!
10/19/2010 11:49:18 AM
James United States
James
Please be very careful about giving money away to beggars and "down-trodden" people you see on the streets.  Lots of scams out there and I bet even Klove has policies about this.  I am very concerned about Matthew West's new song - "Population Me" and how it advocates giving money to a "homeless widow."  Nice sentiment, but it can be a real scam problem, especially as we head in to the holidays and people feel more generous than usual.  Snopes.com has a lot of recommendations on how NOT to get taken in by con-artists:

http://www.snopes.com/glurge/denver.asp
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