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PK Subban Is Misunderstood (And That's A Good Thing)

Let's call it what it is -- young, black hockey players are few and far between in the National Hockey League. Rising to the top of his position in his short NHL career is also fairly unique. His parents immigrated from Jamaica to Sudbury, and PK did spend some of his childhood growing up in Northwestern Ontario. A minority there too, undoubtedly. He is one of three brothers playing in the NHL. Pretty unique as well. Subban is unabashedly different, and he owns it. That's worth admiring and emulating.
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What Parents And Children Can Learn From Muhammad Ali

His unwavering principle is something to marvel at. Principle supported by action. He didn't just talk the talk (which in itself he was highly-skilled it and evidenced in a litany of piercing quotes). He backed it up with action -- which was usually followed by some degree of conviction and courage -- cause being your own man is usually a road riddled with potholes, even in the best of times.
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The Challenge Of Taking A Stand

How courageous do you suspect those victims had to be to come forward? How much time, thought and fortitude do you think they needed to even decide to take a stand, advocate for themselves -- in the face of all forms of painful, targeted, mostly harsh scrutiny and judgment from a variety of sources. IT TAKES COURAGE.
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Justin Trudeau Proves The Power Of Positive Parenting

Mr. Trudeau: he does his own thing. His own thing seems to be rooted in seeing the glass half full, rather than half-empty. Positive parenting and positive politics must be the "new normal." With positive anything, one can be assured that empathy, compassion, integrity and kindness are not far behind. Trudeau incidentally has already displayed these traits quite openly since taking office.
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Justin Trudeau Proves The Power Of Positive Parenting

Mr. Trudeau: he does his own thing. His own thing seems to be rooted in seeing the glass half full, rather than half-empty. Positive parenting and positive politics must be the "new normal." With positive anything, one can be assured that empathy, compassion, integrity and kindness are not far behind. Trudeau incidentally has already displayed these traits quite openly since taking office.
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Porn Is Too Serious For Kids of Any Age

Why is porn not being policed on the net? Regardless of your opinion on the existence of porn in the world at large, children of any age SHOULD NOT have access to it. This is serious stuff. It deserves our undivided attention. Especially because kids, by and large, learn much by modelling behaviour they see.
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Parenting Isn't a Competition

If we celebrate each others' successes rather than use them as a lightning rod for competition, our kids may actually understand the idea that what you have is really not important at the end of the day. What is important is who you are and how each of us treats each other.