Saturday, June 30, 2012


As our children graduate high school they will move away and face the many challenges that we have faced when we were their age.  Click here for a list of Nevada County's graduates published by the Union. Temptation will truly be a reality regardless of where they go and what they do as it can be found everywhere. 

By definition temptation is the desire to perform an action that one may enjoy immediately or in the short term but will probably later regret for various reasons: legal, social, psychological (including feeling guilt), health-related, economic, etc. Temptation also describes the coaxing or inducing a person into committing such an act, by manipulation or otherwise of curiosity, desire or fear of loss.

More informally, temptation may be used to mean "the state of being attracted and enticed" without anything to do with moral, ethical, or ideological valuation; for example, one may say that a piece of food looks "tempting" even though eating it would result in no negative consequences.

As grown-ups, we know all to well what the college years look like. While scary for the ones who already have lived that time period, it is very liberating for the departing. It is not what they do with the temptations (yes they might do some of the things you did) but how they learn and grow from them. They will make mistakes but we must trust we have done a good job raising them to make their own decisions

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