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March 28, 2019

Build A Better You Challenge: Discipline

This year, Fight For Life is excited to continue it’s “Build A Better You Challenge” that incorporates our Building Dreams program with Jack and Jill Magazine! In this series, Marlin Jackson sets out the building blocks that students need in order to live the life they want. As someone who grew up in humble circumstances and was able to overcome a broken home and drug-fueled neighborhood, Marlin knows all about what it takes to fight for a better life.

In the second issue of 2019, Marlin teaches readers about the importance of Discipline. In this lesson, Marley is a very lucky girl. She has a lot of toys in her bedroom. To keep her bedroom neat and tidy, Marley’s mom has a rule that when Marley is finished playing with her toys, she must put them back in their proper place. Her mom gives Marley a challenge: If she can save $10 from her allowance and keep her room neat, she can buy the new toy she really wants. By doing this early in life, Marley will develop positive behaviors when it comes to financial literacy.

Marlin teaches in this leasson 4 tips on Discipline. They are: 1. – Start Small. Come up with a couple goals to focus on at first so that you don’t overwhelm yourself and give up. 2. – Make a list. It is important to decide on what you need to do in order to achieve your goals and stick with them. 3. – Plan ahead. If your trying out for the soccer team at school, ask your parents if they can start taking you to the local field for practice after school a couple of days a week. 4. – Know your limits. It’s never a good idea to push yourself too hard.

We’re asking our readers: 1. What does Discipline mean to you? 2. How do you show Discipline at home, in school, or in your community?

All participants will receive a signed picture of Marlin Jackson. One winner from each issue will be named by Marlin as a Rising Star, receive a fidget spinner, and be featured in the next issue of this magazine. Coach Marlin’s Super Star will win an NFL Jersey of his or her choice. Winner to be announced January/February 2020 Issue. Our readers will need to read the article, download the attached PDF and mail the filled out essay questions to:

Jack and Jill
P.O. Box 88928
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Take a peek at our issue below and subscribe to Jack and Jill Magazine right here.