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Oh my gosh. Oh my GOSH. OH MY GOSH!

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By Bernadette Lauritzen

Did you know that there’s a class action lawsuit by parents suing McDonald’s because their Happy Meals, which include toys, are addicting to their children?
Today we’ll look at the negative and positive aspects of people and how you can make a difference.
Hey folks, if your seven year old has the power over you and their “addiction” to Happy Meals has you driving to McDonald’s on demand, let me offer you some advice.
If you indulge the every whim of your little one now, you will be trying to indulge the whim of the juvenile probation officer by the time they are in their teens.
My husband and I work with a few schools to create a pledge garden, which teaches not only about gardening and flower growth, but trying to making healthy choices and being empowered to say no.
As part of the exercise, my husband has them turn to the student beside them and say “no,” then yell, “NO,” to demonstrate how easy it is to say it.
So, for those of you who need some practice, just say out loud, “no.” That’s right, from just behind the newspaper, give a loud no and see if it elicits any response from those in the room other than the dog. Now that isn’t such a hard thing to do, is it?


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