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Book review: The Horse Boy, Rupert Isaacson

mk88Travel writer and activist Rupert Isaacson has written for an assortment of publications in diverse parts of the English-speaking world. Married to an academic psychologist and based in Texas, travel was his livelihood as well as his pleasure. But when his son was diagnosed with autism in 2004, the whole family’s world threatened to implode. Five-year-old Rowan had epic tantrums during which he would scream and wail inconsolably for hours, was physically incontinent and  completely unable to connect with others. The child had 9 of 10 symptoms of autism, but because he could make good eye contact the clinicians thought he couldn’t be autistic.

Life for Isaacson and his wife became a never-ending series of crises. Hypersensitivity could make Rowan flip out if the texture of his clothing wasn’t quite right, or when he had to go from one place to another. And of course, he was still in diapers.

Nothing seemed to help until, in 2004, Rowan started making friends with his neighbour’s horse, Betsy. The first time they met, she dipped her head to him in the sign of obeisance which horses rarely give to other horses, let alone humans. Rowan liked Betsy just as much. On her back his tantrums calmed, he began to speak lucidly and even told the horse he loved it – the first time he had expressed love for anything or anyone. (more…)

Compliments that build confidence

hutt33We all love us some praise, and especially children. Note, however, that not every praise to build self-confidence. Excessive and wrongly formulated praise can lead the child is expected to delight every little thing you do is not good for the self-confidence. Praise that builds a positive belief in yourself is earned, it refers to a specific action, and repeated when necessary.

Help your child identify their abilities through the wise praise, here’s how:

Start by child attention.

Pay attention to the special talent, trait, skill or love for something that deserves recognition. You may notice a talent for art, or a character trait that is worthy of praise.

Then, wait a moment in which the talents or characteristics come to the fore.

This is the moment where you can pay tribute to the talent of the child or property. It is important that your message is a child, that child understand exactly what you want to praise in him, for example: “Ana you really have a sense of painting as you use all the beautiful colors in their drawings.” It’s a good idea to always use the same word to describe talent of the child, and to be precise why praise a child.

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Reuben Singh Scholarship Programme

A British entrepreneur, Reuben Singh is happy to introduce the Reuben Singh Scholarship Programme, a remarkable opportunity to create funding for your university fees. Reuben Singh has started the plan as a supporting hand for the startup tycoons of tomorrow. Reuben Singh, who personally was a business proprietor from a young age, thinks that business education throughout the UK must be anchored in real-world conditions.

The concept behind the scholarship program was simply to help individuals with the desire to study, stand out in their upcoming careers and fully understand the significance of education but need to have financial support to achieve this.

This is just his method of helping people who want to help themselves. Education and learning is essential in numerous ways and he feels one of those is how the process of learning teaches us self-discipline such as the self-discipline to focus, (more…)

Self Improvement, Self Growth and Positive Success

Today, there are many people looking for ways to improve themselves and grow as an individual. The reason for the popularity on the subject is that it can lead to positive success and happiness. When you are satisfied with how you are, you can be satisfied with other aspects of their life. With self improvement and growth, careers, love lives, families and friendships can also be improved. The way one acts when they’re confident radiates potential success because there are little doubts and fears about achieving goals.

In order to improve yourself, you will need to use mind power. By changing the way you think and the thoughts you have on your subconscious, will allow you to change habits, behavior and your attitude. Using visualizations and affirmations can help to change your outlook on life, thus improving you to go after your goals. It is also a good idea to analyze your behavior and habits to see how they can be improved. Removing something negative for something positive is always a good trade. (more…)

The right place to watch cartoon movies online for free

vde33If you are trying to find a reliable site of watching cartoons online, you can visit 1movies.online which allows you to watch anime and cartoons online totally free. This website is the most convenient spot to sit back and watch your favorite animated movies online, at whatever time and wherever, on your need.
You do not need to wait for your favorite cartoon on the TV, if you can quickly find it online and watch it in your leisure time.

There are new and old, long and short free animated and cartoon movies online. Enjoy your new explorations of your preferred cartoon characters and visit the site regularly to keep updated about what goes on next in your favorite movies. Also, it can save you a small fortune for other stuff when you watch animated movies online at no charge on their site. (more…)

Teaching Children to Give Gifts with Meaning

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I can’t disclose everything quite yet, but I can share that we are actively pursuing adoption.  Actually, we have been doing so for some time now with many “ups” and “downs” along the way, something I suspect is rather typical.  So, you can imagine this changes our perspective greatly regarding life in general, especially during the holiday season and especially as it pertains to children.  Just the basic awareness of so many children needing a healthy family is enough to bring me to tears every single day.

I can’t hide the burden blazed on our hearts nor can I explain it all in one simple post.  We really don’t know what will come of our heart’s desires, but I’m pretty certain that’s not important right now.  So, while we don’t know all the details of how God will use our family, we certainly are willing to be a vessel used for greater purposes than self indulgence. (more…)