Video: Chris Medina - What Are Words

Any of you who saw Chris Medina compete on American Idol will know his heartbreaking and inspiring story. Two months before their wedding, his fiancée Juliana Ramos was in a car accident that has left her confined mainly to a wheelchair after suffering a severe brain injury. Medina's commitment to her has captured the heart of tv viewers even as he failed to make it to the next level of competition. Rodney Jerkins, a successful music producer collaborated with songwriter Lauren Christy, inspired by Medina's story to come up with "What Are Words". [L.A.Times]

Beautiful song, so inspiring!

His audition for American Idol

Pilot Father's Tough Love

Got this is in an email...

Most people nowadays think it improper to discipline children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have had one of 'those moments.'

Since I'm a pilot, one that I have found very effective is for me to just take the child for a flight during which I say nothing and give the child the opportunity to reflect on his or her behavior.

I don't know whether it's the steady vibration from the engines, or just the time away from any distractions such as TV, video games, computer, iPod, etc.

Either way, my kids usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our flight together. I believe that eye to eye contact during these sessions is an important element in achieving the desired results.

I've included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique...


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