Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in (in)courage, Kids, Mom stuff, Parenting, Teens & Tweens |

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One of my goals as a mom has been to cultivate an atmosphere where my kids can tell me anything.  While I'm sure there are a few things they've chosen not to share, I'm thankful when they tell me Hard Things–about stupid decisions (yes, stupid…I started to use the word "poor" and it's just not strong enough…) they've made, about the heart-breaking choices their friends have made, and about life in general for the teen and 20-something set. 

Today I'm writing about one of those things, a Power Hour (there are a few definitions for it…) and how a few are redefining it and turning a bleak negative into a bright positive.  I'm throwing in a little parenting advice, too.  Imagine that… ~ wink ~.

I'd be grateful if you read my post Power Hour on (in)courage, and share it with parents of teenagers and others who work with this age group.