About Us. Brand Publishing. Times News Platforms. Real Estate. Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options. May 10, Lau, seen here in a scene with Prescott, is appearing in a U. Amy Kaufman. Follow Us. More From the Los Angeles Times. Rip Taylor, confetti comic and game show personality, dies at Comic and game show personality Rip Taylor died at his home Sunday at the age of And so, I think I was in the Denver Airport or somethin'. I got a phone call from Mike and he said, "Hey, Mom, I'm gonna go to a movie tonight with my friends.
That's not a[n] appropriate movie. You need to see something more appropriate. Sigh "Fine. Well, so then I got a call from Autumn later that night, right?
She says, "I picked Mike up and he's home. I don't care what she does to me, 'cause whatever she does to me, it was worth it. It was totally worth it. I don't care what the punishment is. And I'm on the phone and I'm thinkin', oh, okay. Laughing Here it is. Here it is, Lord, you know, this is the rubber meets the road. So, I got home the next night and I said, "Hi, Mike.
So, I heard you had a good time at the movie. And I said, "Mike, you know, you're dealing with like the queen of strong will, right? Cynthia: See, "I'm sorry, Mom. Cynthia: And you could just see, just a little bit of revenge, a little. And then by the next morning, you know, he said, "What is my punishment?
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But you know, it was that whole thing of, I mean, we were facing, "I don't care what she does. I don't care what the price is. Cynthia: --you're in trouble, because they can go totally wild. I can't emphasize enough for the listeners right now, the younger you start this, it's really important to have that relationship and to nurture it. Don't let go of it.
The middle school years, they're so turbulent and it's so tempting to just go, oh! Forget the kid; let's just survive it. No, no, no, don't you understand?
If you don't keep that relationship, you lose that child. Cynthia: And if you do keep the relationship, you've saved that child. And even if they go away, they come back. Jim: Cynthia, that makes total sense, but I need to ask that question, what if you feel as a parent, that relationship with that , year-old has gone beyond? Maybe you've had that encounter and it didn't work out that way. You've, in essence, you've lost the relationship. What can you do to begin to reestablish it?
It's difficult. It's not easy and it's said that it takes a while and you start small, you know. And maybe if they don't want to talk to you, you send 'em a text or you leave a yellow Post-It note. And you just have to prove over time. And there are some heartbreaking things of when it really does look too late. Cynthia: I was just in Topeka, Kansas and spoke to a staff of a high school that is totally enclosed in a maximum security prison for juveniles.enter site
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And these are 8 th through 12 th graders who are rapists and murderers and they are just so far gone in many ways. And yet, that staff for example, they really care about those kids. And they do whatever they can. And sometimes it's a teacher who brings them back. Cynthia: You pray, if you can't reach 'em, you pray, "Lord, bring somebody across their path. Would You just, because only the Holy Spirit can change a heart.
I can't change a heart. I can't change a life. Whether you want to hear it or not, you cannot do it without God. You cannot. He has to supernaturally bring that relationship back and I've seen Him do it over and over, even when it's not easy. Jim: Well, and John, that's a great place to remind folks that we have a counseling center here at Focus. Jim: And if you're struggling in that parenting role, let us be there for you.
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Call us. The key is, Cynthia, never giving up hope. I think Cynthia: And I'm so thankful, by the way, for Focus and the services that they provide with the counseling and with the resources. I recommend wholeheartedly and do it frequently to parents who write me and others. It's just so important to have a faith-based resource like that. Jim: Well, we so appreciate that and again, we're there for you, so call us and John, you'll give all those details at the end.
Jim: Cynthia, you also talk about the top 10 tips for bringing out the best in your strong-willed child. And we don't have to go through all We'll post those on the website Jim: But let's cover a few of them and Jean and I Chuckling and John, jump in here, because we all have strong-willed children.
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The first one is value my ability to see the world from a unique perspective. Chuckling Again, the theme here, Cynthia is that we as parents, have got to understand that our children are unique people, created in the image of God.
I don't know what age a parent clicks all of a sudden and say, "Okay, you can now think for yourself. Jim: But there has to come that point in time when a parent does make that cognitive transition to say, "My fourth-grader can really think on his feet now and I need to come back with honesty. Jim: I can't trick them. I can't manipulate them. I've got to treat them like a human being that understands their circumstances. Cynthia: Yeah, yeah, definitely. And sometimes just to reinforce my strengths to say, you know, I have never known anyone like you. You are the most amazing person; you are the most unique combination of traits.
I can't wait to see what you'll look like as an adult. Catherine was a big believer in astrology and her advisors Como Ruggeri told her she would die near Saint-Germain. It must have been a little Medici witchcraft that protected the column from being demolished. It remains today alongside the stock exchange, although currently covered and going through a renovation. Tour de Jean Sans Peur in the second arrondissement is one of the few architectural remains of the Middle Ages. Over the many years, the property passed through the hands of one noble after another and the land was divided.
The tower is all that remains of this once medieval palace.
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The good news is that you can visit, climbing each of its historic steps. Each floor has details of the former rooms and those that lived there. Make sure to look up, as you get closer to the final floor. The ceiling at the top of the tower is beautiful and looks like a tree that has grown from the center of the stairs reaching to the sky. The wall was built between and by Philippe Auguste to protect Paris while he was off on crusades. Encircling over acres and running a mile and a half on the right bank alone, the 20 to 25 foot high and three foot thick limestone walls kept the invaders out.
On the right bank just behind the Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis church is the longest stretch of wall that remains today. On the Rue des Jardins-Saint Paul lining the large basketball court is almost feet of ancient wall and a portion of the Tour Montgomery just outside the court. Walking by and seeing all the kids playing basketball, I constantly wonder if they know what that wall means and what it once was. Sitting in the third arrondissement, close to the center of all of Paris, this was once the outside of what we now know as the City of Light.
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