We can use Google to translate words, but our family is how we learn to interpret the world. It can be mundane, frightful, funny, and even a matter of life and death. I remember one scene as if it happened yesterday. I am 5 years old…. Read the full piece here.
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Ian was sitting at his usual place during what his parents had decreed was his nightly homework time. But he had his chair turned away from his open books and calculator, and he was removing the fourth raw hot dog from the package. He gingerly placed it sideways on the family dog Walter’s muzzle and […]
This post originally appeared on Huffington Post in January 2015. The kid started smoking at 5 and drinking at 8. He ran away over and over, fought in the streets, and robbed strangers and neighbors alike. He slashed his teachers’ tires, threw things at cops, and vandalized train tracks. Sounds like a parents’ worst nightmare, doesn’t he? A […]