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Monthly Archives: February, 2013

Maslows Hierarchy of Needs And Why Some Students And Schools Are Failing

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is based on Dr. Abraham Mallow’s research and hypothesis. It describes the stages we all need in order to become fully functioning and responsible adults moving towards reaching the highest possible achievements humans can accomplish. The hierarchy is broken down into five needs: Self-Actualization            Esteem Love/Belonging Safety Physiological The physiological needs is all the basic needs …

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Childhood PTSD AND Trauma: Part 1

Imagine a four-year-old child found covered in blood, lying over her mother’s naked, dead body, whimpering incoherently. She’s witnessed her mother being raped and murdered, and her own throat had been cut, twice in an attempt to leave behind no witnesses. She’s alone with her mother for approximately eleven hours before she is discovered. After …

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I’ve Been Nominated For The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Wow, thank you so much Rachna for nominating me for this awesome award! Make sure you check out her blog, she is an awesome writer and a dynamic, inspiring person. It definitely feels good to be recognized by fellow bloggers in the blogosphere. I’ve always enjoyed writing and have been trying unsuccessfully for several years to blog …

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Teenage Girls And Older Men: What Every Parent Should Know

Working with teenage girls, there’s a lot of things I worry about because the teenage years are so perplexing, especially with teenage girls who are often searching for a sense of belonging to the point that they are willing to starve themselves, cut themselves out of pain and shame, sleep with boys just to feel …

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My New Client: Coincidence or Predestination

How is this for coincidence or predestination? The other night when I was going to the gym (which is located in a community center), I saw a girl I had seen around the high school campus I work at, sitting in a chair, drenched in sweat, struggling to breath. I waved at her, and she …

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Mindy McCready: Addiction, Mental Illness And Suicide

Suicide is such a tragic occurrence in life, something that always surprises me a little, even when it’s expected, such as in the case of Chris Domer. Even more shocking are the instances when it’s not expected, even if the person has had a troubling past, such as Mindy McCready. Mindy McCready was a 37 year old …

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Originally posted on The Truth Warrior:
Are you living your life full of excitement, enthusiasm and energy and really making the most of every single moment your have? Are you just putting in the hours and going through the motions in your life with a feeling of boredom and lack of enthusiasm for your life?…

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The School To Prison Pipeline

The school-to-prison pipeline is a widespread pattern across the United States that pushes students, particularly disadvantaged students, out of schools and into the criminal justice system. This is largely due to public institutions not properly addressing  the needs of individual students who may need extra help educationally and socially. This is often because of financial and staffing …

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Noxious People: Dealing, Working and Living With High Conflict People

Unfortunately, dealing with difficult people is a part of life. They can be found everywhere from our own homes, to our jobs, which is way it’s important that we know how to deal with these difficult and high conflict people so that they don’t negatively affect our lives. Noxious people can not only cause us …

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The Preschool Oral Sex Scandal

Some things we just shouldn’t have to talk about, and this is definitely one of those things. Apparently during last June and last September, a five year old preschool girl initiated sexual contact with approximately six other preschool boys at the First Lutheran Church of Carson School, in California. And by sexual contact I am …

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