November 18, 2017

Lesson of Life: Master of Your Universe

There is only one me. There is only one you.

The words I say, the words I write belong to me; as do my desires, ambitions and talents, as do my shortcomings and frustrations. Your words, desires, ambitions, talents, shortcomings and frustrations, belong to you. …

When the identity of my body flickers and the last ember dies, I must answer only to myself. And when your lifetime is over, you must answer to none other than you.

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The Super Power of Words to Improve a Parent-Child Relationship

“Believe it or not, using one pronoun over another can actually
improve a parent-child relationship.

It appears then that a child’s social behavior hinges entirely upon the attitude shown to him by the people who are dominant in his life.

Using I over you is one such example. When Mom tells Joey, “I like it better when your bed is made in the morning,” he knows she is talking about herself.

But if Mom says, “You didn’t make your bed this morning,” Joey knows the finger is pointing directly at him.

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“Quality” of You – a Telling Super Power

“By their works ye shall know them.”

This can be good or bad, but it’s a truth.

I gravitate towards people who are really good at what they do. What makes them really good is that they put their true selves into their work and it shows.

A long time ago I delved into the meaning of the word “quality” and I discovered something very interesting.

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Fortifying your Child’s Positive View of Education

While your child may have already adjusted to their new back-to-school routine, waking up for school each and every morning doesn’t necessarily imply that your child truly understands why they go to school in the first place (especially the younger children).

For some children, school is just seen as a dreaded and mechanical obligation more than an opportunity to enrich his or her mind. Viewing school so negatively at an early age can have serious long-term consequences—your child may begin to lose motivation at an early age, may drop of high school if given the chance, or may choose not to pursue a higher education.

Enjoy the rest of this Guest Post and her suggestions!

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The Super Power of Words, Grammar and Ideas

Grammar is the way words are organized into speech and writings so as to get across exact thoughts, ideas and meanings between people. It is really the agreements between people so that real communication is had.

Grammar is formed by common usage and forwarded to all by writers.

Words ARE NOT the thing itself; they are just substitutes for things, the concepts, or ideas of things.

Words don’t hurt you. They don’t love you. They only get you to do or think or feel something. The word “fire” is nothing to be afraid of; it won’t pop up on the page and burn you. They get you to remember things in the past that did hurt or love you.

Words and Grammar are only there to HELP you the reader and writer. They are not as important as having the ideas themselves.

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Free On-Line Academy for Super Power Skills

Parents, Teachers, Kids: Would you like to view over 2,200 10-12-minute digestible FREE videos designed to tutor kids and adults alike on different subjects such as K-12 math, biology, chemistry, physics and even some finance and history?

Well, you Khan!

The “Khan Academy” is a not-for-profit site with the goal of improving education and giving a FREE education to anyone, anywhere in the world.

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Sugar: Your Super Power Kryptonite

That it makes us fat is something we take for granted. That it might also be making us sick is harder to accept. … Read the article and see the U-Tube Video, I linked it.

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” Thomas Jefferson

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Guest Blog: Mimicry – A Most Powerful Super Power

The child tunes in to life and learns at breakneck speed. Mimicking what he sees and hears – he plays tribute to the old “Monkey See; Monkey Do” adage. If the child were raised by wolves, he would howl in the wind and walk on all fours. But unlike the monkey and wolf, children are not animals. … It is the same with manners. Have you ever met a beautifully behaved child? A child who says “please” and “thank you,” a child who is considerate of others, who is a delight to be with? Without a doubt, the people around such a child are polite to him, treat him with respect and grant him importance.

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Help the Super Power of Genius Come Out in Your Kids

Can you teach your child to think like a genius? Yes, that’s capital Y-E-S.

But before we push children into the realm of genius, it would be good to look at what it means to be a genius.

Most people equate geniuses with high I.Q. but that is the last definition in Webster’s college dictionary. And the World Book Dictionary lists that definition as specific to psychology.

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The Super Power of Turning Dreams Into Reality

This Taiwanese 3 minute video is the most inspirational clip I have seen in a long while. A Super Power of the Human Spirit is to dream and inspire self despite all odds. Feeling old and weak? Watch this!

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Peeking at the Super Power of Our Young Super Minds

The Super Minds of our Young Super Heroes are often untapped:
TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are.

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Guest Blog: Super Food Needed to Make Super Heroes

If your child has trouble at school, a key factor is likely to be what they are eating for breakfast. Cheerios or Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs for breakfast are a sure way to make your child unhappy, fidgety, tired, and unable to concentrate; No Super Hero can function like that.

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Book Review: Becoming a Nation of Readers, What Parents Can Do

I have found an EXCEPTIONAL book that I feel should be embedded into every Parent and Teacher Manual that every was, is, or will be.

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Guest Blog: Raising Boys with Kid Imagination and Inspiration

Don’t tell your kids what they can or can’t do with their own time: If they have earned recreational time, they get to do whatever they please, even watching TV or playing on the computer, if that’s what they want to do. Otherwise, there is no incentive for them to earn recreational time.

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Guest Blog: Parent Super Power of Raising Boys!

April is “Raising Boys” Month. BEWARE! Some of this may cause you to pause. Join the converstation and speak up!

The problem with sympathy is that sympathy begets more sympathy. Next time they walk up and say “I can’t go to school cause I have a headache” respond with, “I am sorry you have a headache. But you already took your sick day – now, head to the car.” As soon as they realize that you are not playing the sympathy game, they quit playing it too.

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The Super Power of Self-Discipline

Self-Discipline: The ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.

My attempt to explain self-discipline to my 6-year-old son was both humorous and enlightening.

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The Super Power to Take On a Bully Without Becoming One

This is a painful subject for a mother to talk about; No one wants to admit it is his or her child who has done some bullying and that some of their tendency to bully has come from you.

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Real Life Super Heroes are … Well, REAL!

There are 100’s, maybe thousands of REAL LIFE Super Heroes. More are pouring onto the streets daily.

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The Super Power of Keeping Imagination Exercised

IMAGINATION is a vital “Super Power” most strongly held by children. It only appears to fade as we age.

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Real Life Super Hero Inspiration for YouthMUSE

Ponder this long enough and you realize that imagination is a good thing! I, for one, don’t want to squelch it. Kids and adults alike need inspiration and dreams. That’s how we go from good to great.

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