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Good Quote for February 3, 2014 — Raising Rebellious Kids


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“So few want to be rebels anymore. And out of those few, most, like myself, scare easily.” 

― Ray Bradbury

The other day my daughter, Michelle, came home from school all chattery about a plan she had for Valentines for her class.

This struck me as weird, and, frankly, not terribly important. Nothing I’d ever heard that had anything to do with homemade paper Valentines had ever struck me as important. Regardless, I spent all last week in a state of heightened awareness of the importance of listening to my kids instead of just preaching to them about whatever thoughts stagger across my mind, so I listened to her.

Her plan involved a poem she’d seen on pinterest (Michelle is a big fan of pinterest – particularly cute animal memes). As related to me on the walk home from school, it was a picture of Grumpy Cat with this poem:

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