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The Power Of Dr. Laura

I am a high school teacher, and back when we were still in the classroom, I had a student say "my Mom took away my phone" to another student.  Almost every student will get their phone taken away for a few days or weeks as punishment from parents, so I found it curious when this student happened to add "...FOREVER.  I am not getting it back!"  I immediately wondered if his Mom was a Dr. Laura listener!

A few months later, I was listening to your show on my phone during lunch.  That same student came in to ask a question, heard your voice and said "Is that Dr. Laura?  My mom listens to her too!"

I said, "Is that why you don't have a phone?"  He looked down and said a slow
"y e a h."  I knew it!!  I told him I had a feeling that Dr. Laura might be behind this.

My husband considers this his favorite story that I've brought home from school, so I just had to share it with you.

Tags: Parenting, Personal Responsibility, Teens, Values
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