Thursday, December 22, 2016

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A Journey Through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability

Gathering Courage
A Life-Changing Journey Through Adoption, Adversity, 
and a Reading Disability
T A Terry McMullin

Why do some people find success despite hardships and others sink into a pit of despair?
A journey about adoption, a readying disability and adversity to success.Gathering Courage: A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. “Terry” McMullin is the author's incredible, award-winning memoir meant to inspire hope and encouragement to those who are going through tough times.

Terry dusted off the hurt from abandonment, rejection by her adoptive parents, struggles with a reading disability, shock from foster home placement, and a life-altering accident. Her faith and tenacity along with the internal desire to overcome is thought provoking as Terry worked her way through college, Texas A&M University. Terry’s life transformed from a broken-hearted child who could barely make out words in elementary school to a distinguished educator and writer who encourages young people to work hard and to achieve their greatest aspirations
Terry proves that we are not defined by our hurts and wounds but it is what we become after the scars heal that counts.
Any reader who loves a true story with a Christian focus should definitely read this book.

== Words from the Readers ==
“If you are looking for an encouraging book, look no further because this one is it!
Yours is one of the most inspiring books I’ve ever read.”
“People like her give me hope that there is something for all of us in this world.
It is truly amazing how she is a teacher right now and changing the lives of people...
people like her who make changes in this world and help others.”

" An American story filled with adversity, triumphs, heartbreaks and great personal victory. T.A. McMullin will transport your mind through the epic words of

a female pioneer who never gives up no matter the challenges she faced!”
​Charmaine Carraway - The Visionary Woman

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christian Baby Bounce

Have you seen the new Christian Baby Bounce video?  Now, I don't have any babies anymore (nor do I plan on having anymore, Lord willing) but I can appreciate a good baby product when I see it.  With little ones exposed to social media and technology at an early age, why not use it to entertain, teach, and mold about your values?  That's what I believe Christian Baby Bounce is trying to do here.

Check it out...

Their About Me reads:
Our vision at Christian Baby Bounce® is to educate children all over the world right from their infant stage about Christian values. In order to do this we create high quality 3D animation sing along christian videos that children will enjoy watching even at this early age. CBB debuted on November 11 2016 with a release of our first video Jesus Love me.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

For Your Health, Wellness and Weightloss: NatuReal

Let's face it -- you can never slack when it comes to taking great care of yourself.  Anything you can do to make better lifestyle choices is always a plus.  That's where NatuReal comes in.  
NatuReal is an industry leader in dietary supplements. They take health serious and pride themselves on having health, wellness and weight loss down to a science.
According to their process they use pure all natural ingredients in their complete line of supplements, which includes a fat burner, probiotic, detox, tea, fat loss drops and whey.
NATUREAL dietary supplements are produced under strict safety control manufactured in a cGMP and FDA-registered facility in the United States.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Roman Christians

Roman Christians: How today's Christians can be saved by not going to any church by [Gilchrist, Oyanilo C]"Are you DONE with just any Christian church but still hope in Jesus? Does the Bible bewilder you but you still search for the simple and sensible explanations? Jehovah has revealed His secrets."

Do you like a challenge? A good debate -- topics that make you think? Then check out the newest book Christians: How today's Christians can be saved by not going to any church bOyanilo C Gilchrist .  

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Writing in Cursive - More Than Making Loops on Paper

5 Brain-Based Reasons to Teach Handwriting in School

Cognitive psychology and neuroscience support teaching handwriting in school.

Teaching handwriting in elementary school is getting huge support from research incognitive psychology and neuroscience. Some state legislatures are paying attention and mandating that handwriting be put back in the elementary school curriculum. That’s smart. Handwriting absolutely helps support children’s literacy and academic development. Here’s what the research now says regarding both “why” and “how” to teach handwriting.
Five Brain-Based Reasons to Teach Handwriting: 3 “Whys” and 2 “Hows"
Why? #1. Handwriting helps kids develop reading circuitry in their brains.
If we want kids to learn to read, we should teach handwriting beginning in preschool. Brain scanning has demonstrated that handwriting in manuscript helps preschoolers learn their letters (James & Englehardt, 2012). In doing so the child who is learning to print letters is setting up the neural systems that underlie reading. How? By connecting several reading and handwriting distinct shared neural systems or networks in the human brain (James & Englehardt, 2012). Think of writing by hand as being indispensable for helping children develop a brain that reads with proficiency. That’s why schools that have thrown out teaching handwriting should bring it back.
Why? #2. Handwriting makes better writers and spellers and predicts reading and academic success.
The handwriting is on the wall. Research shows that learning to write by hand is a key component in improving both spelling ability and written composition. With beginners, handwriting experience facilitates letter learning (James, 2010; Longcamp et al., 2005), and letter learning not only sets up the neural systems that underlie reading, writing, and spelling but it is a primary predictor of later reading success (James & Engelhardt, 2012; Piasta & Wagner, 2010). In addition, handwriting fluency frees the child’s mind for more complex composing skills for making meaning (Dinehart, 2015). Much of the current handwriting research demonstrates immediate gains and lasting benefits for academic achievement. Even in upper elementary and middle school, research has shown that learning to write in cursive improved spelling and composing skills (Berninger, 2015). The takeaway? It’s worth taking the time in the daily curriculum and it’s worth the financial investment in teaching resources for handwriting.
Why? #3.  Handwriting makes both children—and adults—smarter! Close those laptops!
Learning handwriting in preschool is better than learning letters on the computer because research shows that handwriting in print—not keyboarding—leads to adult-like neural processing in the visual system of the preschool child’s developing reading brain (Stevenson & Just, 2014). In one study, researchers found gray matter volume and density correlating with higher handwriting quality, which signals more efficient neural processing and higher skills and ability (Gimenez et al., 2014). Furthermore, when older students lack fluency in their writing, composition skills suffer along with self-esteem, grades, and test scores (Stevenson & Just, 2014).
Even in adults handwriting is better than keyboarding for learning. Public Radio International’s Marc Sollinger reports Pam Mueller’s notetaking research at Princeton University that led Sollinger to champion handwriting and implore laptop writers to “Close Your Laptops!” and write notes in longhand. Mueller’s notetaking experiments found that typing on a laptop was much less effective for remembering and synthesizing information. Those lecturer-verbatim laptop notes weren’t as good as longhand for studying for the test or for retrieving information because ENCODING in writing—just as with preschoolers and kindergartners—is better for the learning brain than keyboarding.
How? #4. Start out with teacher modeling.
Exemplary veteran kindergarten teachers and researchers Eileen Fledgus, Isabell Cardonick, and I worked for over thirty years synthesizing the research and showing kindergarten and first grade teachers the benefits of teacher modeling for letter learning and writing. Even if children come to kindergarten classrooms unable to write their own names we have them drawing their story or drawing their information and writing meaningful pieces within a couple of months (Feldgus, Cardonick, & Gentry, in press). Now our techniques are supported by neuroscience and psychological research (see for example Puranik & Alobaita, 2012; Puranik,& Lonigan, 2011; Puranik, Lonigan, & Kim,2011).
How? #5. Teach handwriting directly and explicitly.
Handwriting is a complex skill engaging cognitive, perceptual, and motor skills simultaneously. It is best learned through direct instruction (Beringner, 2015; Berninger et al. 2006; Hanstra-Bletz and Blote, 1993; Maeland, 1992).
Some schools in the United States have stopped teaching manuscript explicitly in kindergarten and first grade, and stopped teaching cursive beginning in grade 3 ostensibly due to not having time to teach handwriting in elementary school. That’s a mistake. Handwriting for school children is a boon for reading, writing, and spelling. It’s still required in Great Britain—they are getting it right. It’s supported by research. We should be teaching handwriting (and spelling) in the U.S.
Invest in handwriting instruction, and as I reported in previous posts, invest in explicit spelling instruction. If you are a parent, a principal, a school board member, or aneducation administrator insist on direct handwriting and spelling instruction throughout primary and elementary school. Both are important stepping stones on the 21st century pathway to academic success.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Treat Yourself: Does It Really Make You Happy?

New research explores its psychological effects.

Treat yourself. The premise for a funny episode of Parks and Recreation now seems to have taken our culture by storm. Feeling stressed after a long day of work? Treat yourself to a bubble bath. Feeling blue? Treat yourself to a decadent dessert. Feeling frustrated after an argument with a friend? Skip your workout and have an extra scoop of ice cream.
The message is clear: If you want to feel happy, you should focus on your own wishes and desires.
Yet this is not the advice that many people grew up hearing. Indeed, most of the world’s religions (and grandmothers everywhere) have long suggested that people should focus on others first and themselves second. Psychologists refer to such behavior that is intended to benefit others as prosocial behavior. Many studies have shown that when people focus prosocially on others—with kind acts such as buying a friend a cup of coffee, picking up an extra chore for a family member or roommate, or helping a neighbor with an errand—their own happiness increases. 
But how does prosocial behavior compare to treating oneself? Does treating oneself really make people feel happy?
In a recent study published in the journal Emotion, my colleagues and I put this question to the test.
The Study
Participants were divided into four groups and given instructions each week for four weeks: One group was instructed to perform acts of kindness for themselves (such as going shopping or enjoying a favorite hobby); the second group was instructed to perform acts of kindness for others (such as visiting an elderly relative or helping someone carry groceries); the third group was instructed to perform acts kindness to improve the world (such as recycling or donating to charity); and the fourth group was instructed to keep track of their daily activities.
Each week, participants reported their activities from the previous week, as well as their experience of positive and negative emotions. At the beginning and end of the four-week period and again two weeks later, participants completed a questionnaire to assess their psychological flourishing—a measure of overall happiness, which includes questions asking about psychological, social, and emotional well-being.
At this point, you might be wondering: Is it really possible to measure happiness? Many psychologists have devoted their careers to answering this question.
In short, the answer is yes.
Happiness is a uniquely subjective experience, which means that nobody is better at reporting on people’s happiness than the individuals themselves. Thus, in my research and in this study, I relied on individual reports of happiness.
The Results
The results of the study were striking. Only participants who engaged in prosocial behavior demonstrated improvements in psychological flourishing. Participants who practiced prosocial behavior also demonstrated increases in positive emotions from one week to the next. In turn, these increases in feelings such as happiness, joy, and enjoyment predicted increases in psychological flourishing at the end of the study. In other words, positive emotions appeared to have been a critical ingredient linking prosocial behavior to increases in flourishing.
What about the people who treated themselves? They did not show the same increases in positive emotions or psychological flourishing as those who engaged in kindness. In fact, people who treated themselves did not differ in positive emotions, negative emotions, or psychological flourishing over the course of the study compared to those who merely kept track of their daily activities.
Take Home Message
Does this mean that we shouldn’t treat ourselves every now and then?
Not necessarily.
Believe me, I enjoy a bubble bath, a glass of wine, and a good book as much as the next person. However, the results of this study suggest that if you want to feel happier in your life, then you would better reach that goal by treating others with kindness rather than having that extra piece of chocolate cake for yourself.

Original article found here
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

He's a Promise Keeper

New Gospel Music Worship Song "God Will Do What He Promised/ Promise Keeper"

 I pray this Christian song encourages you to keep your faith that God will do what He Promised You. Anytime you feel yourself wavering in your faith, simply remind yourself with this song that God is a PROMISE KEEPER!!!!

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Do You Have 12 Seconds?

Do you know how to date appropriately? Do you know how to treat others in a way to promote attraction? Do you know how to prepare for a successful marriage? Do you know how to have the finances for your future family?

Unbeknownst to the masses, life is not random. There are universal laws that govern every blessing and opportunity that comes our way. When these laws are observed, tremendous things happen. When they are ignored, unnecessary delays, difficulties and problems enter into one's life. But actually, it only takes 12 SECONDS to take off negative mental roadblocks, so you can take off on positive roads!

So join our rocket and blast off because your blessings are waiting and every second counts...twelve, eleven, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one...manifestation!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Power of Prayer

There is nothing like the power of prayer. Many people have doubted its ability to heal, comfort, and change the direction of an outcome. Many more know and understand this wonderful gift given to us by God. 

This audiobook by Ben Lance contains 81 powerful prayers for connecting with God every day. There is power in prayer. There is power in putting your hands together, kneeling before him, and connecting with the Lord. All you have to do is make time to include the Lord in your daily routine to see the results of his divine activity at work.

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Make Room in Your Office for the Helicopter Parent

When "Helicopter Parents" Land at Their Kids' Jobs

"Mind if I Skype in to my son's interview?"

“Helicopter parents” are increasingly landing in their kids’ job scene.
Long known for over-involved hovering around schools and sports events, helicopter parents’ flight paths now sometimes include stops in the workplace.
These are the findings of a fascinating survey by Office Team that recently examined the phenomenon of such parental involvement, and how management is responding to it.
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Source: Wikimedia Commons
For the survey, managers were asked to recall some of the more “unusual or surprising behavior” of helicopter parents. Some of the responses are below.
“One parent asked if she could do the interview for her child because he had somewhere else to be.”
“A job seeker was texting his parents the questions I was asking during the interview and waiting for a response.”
“A father asked us to pay his son a higher salary.”
“A woman brought a cake to try to convince us to hire her daughter.”
“One mom knocked on the office door during an interview and asked if she could sit in.”
“The candidate opened his laptop and had his mother Skype in for the interview.”
While the precise level of incidence is hard to determine, Brandi Britton, district president for Office Team, confirms parental involvement is a reasonably common phenomenon. “As a staffing firm, it’s not uncommon for us to encounter helicopter parents in the job search,” Britton says, ”And we’ve even heard of moms and dads hovering in career stages beyond that. This time of year, especially, we tend to hear more about helicopter parents since many students recently graduated and are hoping to land their first positions – potentially with a little help from mom and dad since finding a job is totally new to them.”
Managers' reactions – So how do managers react to parents being actively involved in their kids’ job search?
According to the survey, 35% felt “It’s annoying – job seekers should handle things on their own.”
34% felt “I wouldn’t recommend it, but I’ll let it slide.”
29% felt “It’s totally fine for job seekers to get help from their parents.”
Let me here interject a longtime manager’s (and parent’s) perspective. Personally, I think the managers interviewed for this survey have been extraordinarily tolerant and patient. And I do get that parents want the best for their kids. Sure. Understood. We all do. As a former manager for the largest employer in my area I was occasionally asked by a parent to guide a son or daughter’s resume to the right hiring manager or HR executive – and if I knew the young man or woman and thought highly of them, which I usually did, I was glad to voluntarily put in a good word for them. That level of parental involvement is entirely reasonable networking – it’s just how business is done. I never at all minded, never even thought twice about it.
But that kind of parental involvement is entirely different from the Skyping and cake-carrying and interview-meddling described above.
I don’t mean to sound like a curmudgeon, but this is my candid reaction to such “high-touch” parental involvement. If mom or dad had asked me to “Skype in” to an interview with their son or daughter, after I recovered from my initial astonishment I would have had five words for it.
2. Inappropriate
3. Not a chance
There’s a great old saying that parents should give their children “roots and wings.” Roots for a solid foundation and wings to make their own way.
That doesn’t include the wings of a helicopter!
Perhaps most important, for job searchers and parents this level of over-involvement just isn’t helpful. It’s counterproductive.
Ms. Britton offers the best perspective. “Ultimately,” she says simply, “Companies seek employees who display self-sufficiency and maturity.”

Original article found here
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Can You Suck Your Thumb As An Adult?

Can Thumb Sucking Be Addictive?

A brief look at the research into those who constantly suck their thumb.

“When I got to pre-school, I discovered that thumb sucking was not the social norm. Other kids teased me: ‘Only babies suck their thumbs!’ This was terrible news. I didn’t want to be a baby, but there was no way for me to stop doing the only thing in the world that soothed me; the one thing I could do, in a violent home, to comfort myself and feel safe. So I compromised: I stopped sucking my thumb in public…But at home, or during any moment of privacy…my left thumb went automatically into my mouth. Rather than tapering off as I aged, my thumb sucking intensified, and I added a small swatch of cotton blanket to the ritual, rubbing it against my upper lip until it was soft and grey. My parents had split up, and I was moving from place to place with my mother and stepfamily, so nobody really had the energy to monitor my behavior. If anybody did notice and say something to me (‘Stop that, you’re going to ruin your teeth!’), I just popped the thumb out and waited 30 seconds before the coast was clear again.” (Janice Erlbaum)
The opening quote is taken from Janice Erlbaum’s blog article “I was an adult thumbsucker” (a habit she managed to kick when she was 26 years old). From Erlbaum’s full account, I wouldn’t class the behavior as an addiction although depending on what definition of addiction is used, an argument could perhaps be made. I have to admit that adult thumb sucking is something which I have often thought about as someone I know well has sucked her right thumb all her life. She’s now in her forties and has two completely different shaped thumbs (one ‘normal’ and the other flat and very elongated) as a result of four decades of constant thumb sucking. She also tells me that her upper mouth palate has also changed shape and her thumb fits perfectly into the upper groove in her mouth. She also has a number of little routines she performs while sucking her thumb including the caressing of her eyelashes with her right index finger which when thumb sucking is close to her eyes. She only ever does it when relaxing (such as when she’s watching television) and has learned not to do it in public. During her junior years and early adolescence, her parents tried to get her to stop, and at one point she was given a substance to coat her thumb in (which tasted disgusting when she put her thumb in her mouth). It didn’t work. She still sucked her thumb and put up with the horrible taste.
Most parents reading this will be aware that thumb sucking tends to emerge in infancy (although there is some evidence that babies can suck their thumbs inside the womb. For instance, Professor Peter Hepper and his colleagues (Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland) have followed up children who were known to have sucked their thumbs as fetuses). Constant thumb sucking is not necessarily problematic but depending on how the thumb is sucked, it can cause protruding teeth and other dental problems such as anterior open bite, malocclusion (i.e., misalignment of teeth or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches), and mucosal trauma. Other problems include deformity of the thumb (something which I have seen for myself first-hand) and speech problems. Thumb suckers are also more prone to infections such as impetigo around the mouth (i.e., a highly contagious bacterial infection of the surface layers of the skin, which causes sores and blisters), and paronychia of the thumb (i.e., a skin infection that occurs around the nails). Basically, as children get older, the more of a problem thumb sucking is from a medical perspective. As one review of thumb sucking in the American Family Physician journal concluded:
“Major complications of thumb sucking, usually corrects spontaneously if thumb sucking ceases by six years of age. Thumb sucking in a child less than two years of age requires no treatment. In a three-to four-year-old child, thumb sucking may be secondary to changes in the child's emotional environment, and treatment should be directed at correcting the underlying problem. Thumb sucking that persists beyond the age of six years should be treated.”
An article on thumb sucking in Psychology Today by psychologist Dr. Susan Heitler looked at the topic of thumb sucking. Dr. Heitler had been a thumb sucker herself until she was nine years old and had to endure “years of orthodonture” because of her childhoodthumb sucking. Her own daughter was also a thumb sucker and her dentist told her that "trying to end thumb sucking will do more harm than good," advice that she was not happy with given her own experiences. In her article, she wrote:
"Looks are hugely important to one's success in life. Allowing thumb sucking to damage facial appearance is wrong advice. By the time a child is four or five, with the habit no longer socially appropriate and permanent teeth coming shortly, the risks of continuing to thumb or finger suck clearly outweigh the benefits…When does a bad habit qualify as an addiction? Usually it's a function of how much the habit has become physiologically essential so that people feel craving when it is missing. That definitely happens with thumb sucking.”
Dr. Heitler’s article referred to empirical research that had been carried out on thumb-sucking although none of the main findings had any detail as to who had carried out the work, where the research was published, or what methodologies were employed (apart from very general information). Here are some of the main things she reported:
“In a study with premature infants, researchers found that infants who sucked their thumbs or a pacifier had shorter hospital stays. That was because rhythmic sucking soothed them so that they spent less energy in crying. In addition, sucking re-optimized their heart beats and breathing patterns if they were beginning to get upset…In studies of children who do or do not suck a thumb, finger or pacifier, it turns out that the suckers become emotionally more independent at a younger age. Researchers put a child and mom on one end of a long room. On the far end were appealing toys. The suckers ventured further and played with the toys away from Mom longer than the non-suckers…They just had higher self-confidence in being able to handle independent play, knowing that if they felt stressed they could suck for a bit, feel better, and resume playing on their own. It's generally not until they become toddlers that the downsides of thumb sucking begin to outweigh the gains. Kids then tend to suck when they are trying to fall asleep, when they bored, when they are idling between activities, or to self-soothe when they are upset.”
One online article on thumb sucking reports that it is a common activity among infants (30%-40% of those yet to start school) and around 10%-20% of children aged over six years. In a more academic source, Dr. Sherry Ellington and colleagues (in a 2000 issue of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis) reported that thumb sucking is estimated to occur in 23% to 46% of children aged one to four years. As with the article by Dr. Heitler, it claims that thumb sucking may have a psychological benefit for young children as it “allows them to consolidate emotions and handle their stresses.”
In a 1953 paper in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, the Dr. Donald Winnicot presented his theory of transitional objects and phenomena. Dr. Winnicott compared thumb sucking with the use of external objects such as children’s use of comfort blankets drawing parallels between the two. He also a claims that childish actions like thumb sucking and objects like cuddly toys are the source of manifold adult behavior, amongst many others sexual fetishism. It is also claimed (particularly by psychodynamic psychologists) that such actions stem back to childhood trauma and that behaviors like thumb sucking help facilitate the need to feel comforted and secure. Another early longitudinal study by Dr. Marjorie Honzik and Dr. John McKee published in the Journal of Pediatrics reported that after the first year of being born, girls more likely to suck their thumbs than boys. The main reason was speculated that “girls' greater orality may involve greater pleasure from tactile stimulation.”
There doesn’t appear to be much empirical research on adult thumb sucking. A small 1996 study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry led by Dr. F. Castellanous found that in 12 intellectually normal adults with stereotypic movement disorder, eight of them displayed thumb sucking and/or rocking behavior (and 11 of them had an affective anxiety disorder suggesting that behaviors such as thumb sucking may be engaged in to help reduce anxiety). A 2008 literature review by Dr Orlando Tanaka and colleagues in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics reported some evidence that thumb sucking might turn into nail biting. This might explain why there is such a seemingly low prevalence of thumb sucking in adults. All the evidence suggests that thumb sucking in adults is not an addiction but in some people may be symptomatic of other underlying disorders.
Original article found here
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