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Joseph’s Parenting Style: Encouraging Growth

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Joseph’s Parenting Style: Encouraging Growth

How can parenting continue while facing issues in your life that seem like giants? Does it seem as if you will be ineffective at parenting because of raging personal battles? Fighting giants while parenting requires concentration. Remember, you are encouraging growth in your child. I think what happens to us is that we are so discouraged with the giants we are trying to slay that we do not think we are doing very well in our parenting, either. Most of all, while fighting giants: stay true to you determine what is most important stick to your core beliefs Consider that while Joseph was going through all those circumstances in his life, he stayed true to himself, and stuck to his core beliefs. Observe what works with your child and with your parenting; be...

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Learning from Cats with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Learning from Cats with the Teachable Spirit

Remaining open to potential learning opportunities allows the teachable spirit to learn from any source. Pets provide an abundance of joy through their presence, antics, and need of our nurturing. Recently, a friend loaned me a book entitled, Everything I Know About Life I Learned from My Cat, by Hope Lyda, with incredibly gorgeous paintings by Lesley Anne Ivory. Enjoying the exquisite art and lovely idioms about cats, I also encountered delightful epiphanies, such as the following: The Best Gifts in Life Are Relationships Never Give Up Hope Personal Space Is Good Be Careful What You Ask For Ritual Is Important A Life Is as Good as the View Love the One You are With Miracles Can Happen Experiencing a very close friendship where we just “get” each...

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Encouraging Fathers With The Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Encouraging Fathers With The Teachable Spirit

How does a young father get experience? How does a young father become successful? What motivates a young father to continue in spite of how he feels? Teaching is one of the best ways the teachable spirit learns. During my tenure teaching Adult Basic Education (ABE) to students at Highline Community College (HCC) in the hope of assisting them to obtain their General Educational Development (GED) diploma, I used various topics and ideas to assist the process of developing essay writing skills. One concept I used frequently was asking them to talk about the difference they are today compared to ten years ago. Reflecting on maturing as a father, one student wrote the following essay: The person I am today is completely different than the person I was ten years...

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The Teachable Spirit of Natasha Wainaina

»Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

The Teachable Spirit of Natasha Wainaina

What is Natasha doing now? What did Natasha learn when she participated in the Face of Kenya UK (FOKUK) contest? How did she raise money for Ingrid Education Centre? After the FOKUK contest, Natasha returned to her passion and started dancing with her old dance crews again. She has thoroughly enjoyed the time spent and is equally glad that they have welcomed her back for the summer with open arms. She has been involved in a number of shows in a short space of time. Additionally, she has also been fortunate in finding a job within a week of being back home for the summer; so, she feels blessed to be keeping herself busy in a positive way. I like to keep busy so that whenever I get any free time to myself, I appreciate it more; therefore, I try do as much as...

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Finishing with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Finishing with the Teachable Spirit

What does it mean to be finished? What does finishing a garment look like? Why is it so difficult to finish a project? Tailoring is one step above the work of a seamstress. Attending Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) as a student in the Sewing Design and Specialist class, the teachable spirit was told that being a tailor meant learning how to do hand work. Much of what goes into making a man’s suit look finished is the fine art of working with thread, needle, and thimble. The class at CPTC included 2,160 hours, complete with instructions on how to make a pattern for a wedding dress and man’s suit. Any amount you pay for a pattern from the store is nothing compared to the excruciating hours it takes to create a pattern start to finish. Subsequently,...

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