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#MeToo

A Nouveau Approach to Female Sexuality Equality

The DailyMail and a cup of café con leche: is there a more enjoyable start to a morning!? Yes, there is. Not seeing Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Terry Richardson or some other sex pest's smug mug festooning the headline complete with details on how they flashed, stripped and wanked in front of all and sundry. Switching over to the Daily Star, my senses are assaulted by a dizzying array of so-called stars and paparazzi photos of their very public "nip slips," "boobs...
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The Negative Effects of Technology on Childhood Behavior


Almost every child in America right now has grown up in a world doused with technology. We’ve all heard the common concerns about how this affects a child’s upbringing—eyesight, attention span, emotional safety, personal boundaries, etc.—but fewer people recognize the effect technology has on behavior.

Not only does it affect the behavior of children, but it also affects the behavior of adults, which, in turn, changes the parenting and teaching that children experience.

One of the most prevalent...
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Social Skills

Social Skills Training For Schizophrenia

What is Schizophrenia?  According to , schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is a severe than most that is characterized by profound deficits in thinking, perception, affect, and social behavior.  According to , the main symptoms of schizophrenia are "hallucinations, delusions, thought disorder, abnormal affect and disturbance of motor behavior."  According to , despite the delusions and hallucinations, which are the positive symptoms of shizophrenia, the negative symptoms of schizophrenia are also present.  According to...
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How to Motivate the Unmotivated Child

What are you afraid of?

Spiders?

Snakes?

Going bankrupt?

Getting cancer?

Disappointing people? Close your eyes and really think about that for a moment. What would you really run away from? What pops into your mind when you think about being afraid?

Now, think about what you love. What do you run toward?

Is it money? Respect? Relationships? Good food? Jesus?

There are a million answers to either of those questions, but what I really want you to evaluate is this. Are you more...
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The Controversy Of Halloween

There is a controversy over Halloween.

Some people on the 'religious right' label it as a day for the devil. I have heard stories of gangs who use the day for initiations and such. Whether that is accurate or urban legend I am not sure. Quite honestly I think it is a little bit of both.

To me the whole concept of Halloween seems benign. Little kids dress up in costumes and they go to their neighbor's houses....
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“Difficult” Behavior in Children — How Much Is Too Much?

When I worked as a house parent of a group home, a lot of people said to me [after finding out what I did] things like, “Oh, you take care of difficult kids? I’ll go ahead and send mine over to you, then. Haha.”

They would laugh, and I would politely smile, but I didn’t find it particularly funny.

I mean, I get what they were trying to say.

They were trying to commend me for...
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