If a girl is drunk she cannot consent. Don’t even think about hooking up when your partner is intoxicated. It’s immoral and illegal. No excuses. No exceptions. . Break this law and you will be (rightfully) charged with rape and you will get sent to prison.


Don’t ask for anything until you’ve done what has been asked of you.


Toddler not interested in food? Hand them a random kitchen gadget to play with while you’re feeding them dinner, they’ll eat more if distracted.


Psalm 37:3 “Do good and trust in the Lord.” That pretty much covers it.

9, 15, 21

Learn about current trends in social media. Figure out where you draw boundaries, what platforms are allowed and not. Teach them how to stay safe, be positive and kind and always respectful.


Universal Studios


Always keep a clean rag within arm’s reach in the car. You never know when you might need to clean-up a spill or smash a spider while driving 50mph.


Give them the book Starfish by Lisa Fipps.

12, 14

It’s okay to take a beat, a pause before you answer: “Hold on, let me think about how this is going to work...” I’ve seen a lot of mistakes or loss of confidence in an employee because they just blurted out a guess or starting off in the wrong direction only to have to go back- just because the plan hadn’t been thought through. It only takes a minute.

15, 18, 20

Always remember - cheesecake is the best cake.


Send thank you acknowledgemnt for gifts received



Highly encourage typing/ keyboarding class.


Anyone who asks you to violate your values doesn’t deserve your allegiance.

16, 21

Check out the website Brightly for timely and age-appropriate book recommendations. All sorts of subjects and themes.


Go to movie Star Wars


SAT Prep https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/opinion/how-i-learned-to-take-the-sat-like-a-rich-kid.html


Never open someone else's mail, or listen to their conversation, etc. If it's not your business to know, don't snoop.


Thomas Jefferson’s Ten Rules of Conduct. This makes a good exercise for penmanship or for writing “lines” as instructional punishment.


Ask: What are you responsible for?


Two words: Kinetic Sand.


When you feel like you’re on fire with anger or fear, if you can’t shake it, put that fire to good use.


Compassion: Acting with love when faced with another’s suffering.


Defending yourself from a bear: NEVER run from or turn your back on a bear. Remember the rhyme: “If it’s black, fight back. If it’s brown hit the ground, if it’s white like Similac, frozen bear gonna send u back.” - Mamadou Ndiaye


“Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine.” From short story “The Egg” by Andy Weir


Get at least 2, preferably 3 estimates on any major expenses for home or car.


So you want to be a writer- then write. Anything. Play around with it. Journal. Fiction, non-fiction, biography, obits, blogs, plays, tv pilots, whatever. You will probably suck at it. Keep writing. Write more and more. You will get better, you’ll find your flow. This w

16, 21

Institute “Family Night” a screen-free night of games and fun and togetherness. Can use these times for conversations about things you want to address / teach. Maybe make theme nights and build around a lesson so it’s fun and enjoyable. Continue through school years.


Repeat after me: “I am beautiful I am loved I am safe I am free. I don’t need to be like them I just need to be like me.”

7, 8, 9, 13, 16

Give book "50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know" by Kay West.


Start a tradition of asking them to memorize and recite a poem or famous speech for a gift for Mother’s Day, Christmas, etc. Start small with the little ones, expand as they get older.