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>In a message dated 10/22/99 9:50:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> In a message dated 10/22/99 5:17:12 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> << I don't see my boys drinking water very much-usually they have
> Mountain Dew. Linda in NC
> You missed my point, Linda, that whatever the source we all drink from
> > > Has to be the water - something we all drink.
> The reason floated at my school is the World Wrestling Federation show,
> to promote violence and rudeness, and little boys watch and emulate. >>
>It just so happens that today I spent some of my lunch period gazing out of
>the window at the students on the playground. There is so much pushing and
>shoving and "karate kicking" going on! It is in fun, most of the
>I am not sure it is the television violence and world wrestling that some
>blaming. Even on my way TO school, the kids waiting for their busses in
>groups were "punching" each other however playfully EVERYwhere I looked!
>our children starved for just more physical contact? As I passed my own
>daughter in the hallway this afternoon, I gave her a quick kiss on the
>forehead. The three others gathered there just looked on, used to this.
>Something compelled me to quickly hug and kiss each and every one of them,
>and they all just beamed and grinned (these are FOURTH graders, too)!
>Post-it notes of encouragement? Okay. Try a hug or a kiss (if you are
>allowed at your school) or a gentle shoulder touch. We need to touch. We
>need to feel. Try it.
>Desperately ran out to buy another goldfish so Goldene had someone to rub