Being A Good Influence. By: Larry Lawton

The Reality Check Foundation’s 3rd Annual Golf Outing was a huge success.We often get questions and requests from families with kids on ways to influence and help them through tough times.

Influence is the right word, because we all have influence over someone. A parent over a child, uncle over nephews and nieces, friend over friend, and so on. There is no doubt in my mind that all family members influence one another.

In the Reality Check Program we show a picture of a father and a son in prison together. What kind Read More »

Addiction the Disease – By: Larry Lawton

You will cry when you watch this video, I did. 

We all know someone with a mental illness. 

Tony Luke Jr., went through what too many parents are going through, burying their own child. 

Tony Luke Jr. lost his son by way of mental illness. (A Drug Overdose)

You might say, “Drugs are a choice, it’s the pharmaceutical companies to blame, he’s just making bad choices, the kid is spoiled, he should have just stopped, bad parenting, etc.”

For people with a drug “problem” the above is mostly true. A drug problem is totally different than Read More »

My 16-year-old son smokes pot and thinks it’s okay – Is it?

Question: My 16-year-old son smokes marijuana and says it is harmless, everyone does it and it’s legal in many states. How do I get him to stop smoking pot?

Answer: First off, everyone doesn’t do it. It is against the law in 42 out of 50 states to smoke marijuana and it is your responsibility as a parent to keep your child from breaking the law. What I am about to address goes for alcohol as well as marijuana. It frustrates me when I hear a parent say, “I let my teenage son drink when I am around, it’s better that way, at least I know where they are” If that is your standard, we need to have a different conversation.

Back to marijuana, I personally believe marijuana for Read More »

VOTE – Election 2018 – There Are Some Very Important Races You Need A Voice In

How important is YOUR vote? One of the most important things a citizen of the United States can do is exercise their right to vote. People have died, so others can live in a free society, and voting is a part of that free society. One of the main things that separates the United States from other countries is having fair elections, and a smooth transfer of power.

The 2016 election is talked about every day on TV, radio and in living rooms all over the country. The reason so many people are upset about the 2016 election is not that Donald Trump won, it is that our election was tampered with. Now comes the 2018 mid-term elections. I hear people saying that our elections are rigged and my vote doesn’t matter, so why vote. That is ludicrous. Our elections and especially the 2018 mid-term election is more important now then ever.  Read More »

Stand Your Ground – Right or Wrong? By: Larry Lawton

What does stand your ground mean and what does the law say? “Stand your ground” self-defense laws, allow armed individuals who believe they are in imminent danger to use deadly force. That is the short version. 

Stand Your Ground Laws at a Glance

Stand your ground laws are essentially a revocation of the duty to retreat. Stand your ground laws generally state that, under certain circumstances, individuals can use force to defend themselves without first attempting to retreat from the danger.

The purpose behind these laws is to remove any confusion about when individuals can Read More »