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Teachable Moments

A teachable moment usually occurs during a normal day to day activity. A moral lesson is taught and learned. Teachable moments are organic.

Alana found a doll in a corner of the classroom floor. My daughter’s fondness for the toy pushed her to tell an elaborate story about its ownership. She claimed to be the owner even in the face of her friend and classmate’s tears and pleadings that the doll was hers. When I received the phone call I giggled because Alana’s story was so… Continue

Added by adiaha on June 23, 2009 at 10:34pm — 1 Comment

The Nickname Phenom

I am a Brooklyn girl with Southern roots and to prove it, I share with you my nickname, Day-Day. That is right, until I was 18 and had earned the right to respectfully demand adults call me Adiaha (Ah-day-ah-ha), I was called Day-Day by nearly everyone in my life. The only person who called me Adiaha was my mother.**

Having a nickname where I come from is a rite of passage. My brother’s nickname was Ti-Ti, my cousins were/are, Robbie, Nikki, Ray-Ray, Mi-Mi, Danni, and Mikki. I knew a… Continue

Added by adiaha on June 21, 2009 at 6:59pm — No Comments

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