Had to think for a moment, and it bothered me

WPS basketball playoffs
We “force” him to go to after school activities simply to be exposed to social situations.


Had to think for a moment, and it bothered me that i couldn’t instantaneously remember the fourth one.

  1. Honesty
  2. Behave admirably
  3. Personally responsibility
  4. Self-control

He learned the first one as a young boy, the other three were added over the years. Behaving admirably was added in elementary school. Three and four added during adolescence.

A teen’s attitude is shaped by many things. One of the most obvious, and most taken for granted, is the home.

PS. “Initiative” was added after entering ninth grade. On deck for this Summer is “fun”.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.


By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.