Just Think ‘Bout It

Life & Community, Life Coaching
I don’t know how old you are, but I’m only 11 years old, and driving is one of the things I think about a lot when I think about getting older.  But, after reading the poem below, I better understand what my mom has been telling me about growing up, making choices, and how my choices not only affect my life but the lives of others, too. The poem that comes next is very sad and may be a little disturbing to read.  But for me, it made me think really deep and I will never forget the lesson.  I hope you feel the same.  Just think ‘bout it. “My Dear Mom, I Didn't Drink & Drive......” I went to a party Mom, I remembered what you said. You told…
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Healthy Eating!

Healthy Eating!

Health and Wellness, Life & Community
Hey guys, Jelly’s back with you! Today’s topic is healthy eating. Now, what you probably don’t know is that, basically, I’m a psychic. I know everything that crosses your mind. Like right now, I know you’re thinking, “OMG leave me alone with all your positive tidbits…I’ll eat what I want to eat, I’m a kid!” But seriously guys, get over yourselves. Yeah, we’re kids, which puts us at a great advantage if we start thinking about some things now. Sooner or later, the reality of a lot of things is gonna slap us in the face, so why not get a preview now, from a kid your own age, who can relate TOTALLY? All I ever want to eat is junk …candy, chips, pop, ice cream, cookies, cake, cheeseburgers, fried…
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Think ‘Bout It: It’s Never too Early to Plan

Think ‘Bout It: It’s Never too Early to Plan

Commentary, Life & Community, Life Coaching
Hi guys! It’s Jelly, and I’m back to share some good advice and give you something else to think about. My mom always tells me that I need to start to plan, well, pretty much, my life. LOL, yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking: a 6th grader SHOULD NOT already be planning their life!  I agree that when she first started talking all this “study your passions,” as she calls it, and prepare for your future stuff, the bubble in my head was like, “Mom, I’m 10, give me a break!”  Well, actually, as of January 23, I’m 11, and in my maturity (smile), I realize that, yes, yes, we kids should start preparing for our futures as soon as we can.  I mean, look around at all the…
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Be you…

Life & Community, Life Coaching
  Majallen Cespedes is 10 years old and in the 6th grade.  She is affectionately called “Jelly” by those who know her best. Jelly is an exceptional reader and has a passion for writing. She is a peer mentor for special-needs students at her school and participates in DAPCEP (Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program). She is also a cheerleader for the Vikings and involved in gymnastics. Every month she hopes to bring kids her age something to think about in her column titled “Think ‘Bout It.” THINK ‘BOUT IT! Hey, so here’s the deal: if you’re reading this, your parents or some other well-meaning adult probably made you (sorry about that), but I promise I’ll make it worth your time, or at least give you something to think about.  I’m sure…
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