Charlie & Debbie

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I love this mom.  I absolutely love her.  It has nothing to do with how she went about disciplining her misbehaving child.  Although I really love that too.  No, what I love about her is how much she loves her child and how involved she is in his life.  Our country would be 100% better if every parent was like her.  I cannot speak to raising girl children.  I haven’t done it.  I would not know the first thing about it.  Boy children?  I was one, and I’ve been raising one for twenty-one years.  I consider myself an expert.

As I was growing up, any time my mom (she was the disciplinarian in the house) was having to reign me in she would say, “It’s my job to harness your spirit but not break it.”  Once boys start to come of age.  We’re a problem.  Testosterone is a scary hormone.  At a certain point all males start to “smell themselves.”  By that I mean, we start to think we’re pretty hot stuff.  We don’t need anyone else.  We don’t need to do anything we don’t want to do.  Sound familiar?  That inner drive, confidence, whatever you want to call it-if “harnessed”-is a good thing.   I try to keep that in mind with my boy,

This Georgia mom’s motto is “Play stupid games, you get stupid prizes.”  In other words, “Son, you do something dumb, you’re going to reap the dumb benefit of your action.”  Apparently, her son was acting up in class.  There was an assignment that he basically told his teacher that when it came to him doing it?  She could pound sand.

This mother was notified and decided a stupid prize was necessary immediately for her son’s stupid game.  She documented the entire story in the TikTok video below.  This is spectacular parenting.  Somewhere in Texas, my mother is raising a glass of iced tea to this mom’s spirit harnessing technique.


I’ve said it once, ill say it again: stupid games get stupid prizes. #middleschoolteacher #middleschoolersbelike #nottodaysatan

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50 North Carolina School Districts Ranked Best To Worst

Choosing the right school for your child can feel like the most important decision in the world. It’s certainly a factor in where you purchase a home. In our area, even the county you choose to settle in can be heavily influenced by school districts. Or should you just shell out the big bucks for private school education? How can you set your child up for success? So many parents stress about these decisions for years and years. Good thing is here to help with rankings of schools and universities across the country. They recently released their 2023 rankings of schools. This includes K-12 as well as higher education. You can play around with the filters and view the rankings based on a variety of factors. Your child will only stay at a school for a few years but will be in a district for up to 12. So which North Carolina school districts are the best? Let’s find out.

The 2023 Best School Districts ranking is based on a rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

If you’re struggling with where to send your child to school hopefully this list will help you narrow it down. These are the top 50 North Carolina school districts ranked from best to worst: