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Unforeseen Consequences

by Judy Richardson | Published November 11, 2021

Unforeseen Consequences

Several years ago, I wrote a course called Case Studies in Moral Leadership. The course 

analyzed the decisions of leaders and focused on the unexpected consequences of their decisions. One study was of Truman’s decision to

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Parent Tips 2021

by Judy Richardson | Published October 1, 2021

Parenting Tips Revisited.

In the 1980’s, when I was Director of Community and Adult Education for the Des Moines Public Schools and publisher of Iowa Parent and Family Magazine,  I did thirty second parenting tips for WHO Radio.

1-800-CALL MOM

by Judy Richardson | Published May 26, 2021

1-800 CALL MOM

Show me a working mother who has never had a frantic phone call from a child when she is at work, and you will show me a very lucky woman. There have been several

College Plans

by Judy Richardson | Published April 23, 2021

Many parents want their children to attend college. It is true that studies in the past have shown people with college degrees can earn a higher lifetime wage.  Today we have learned that it is becoming more

What’s in a name?

by Judy Richardson | Published March 23, 2021

When I was a little girl and we went to visit my mother’s parents, I was taught to call them Mother Dearest, and Daddy Bill, not Grandma and Grandpa. I have often wondered if this practice