Alternative Education – The ADD Child

What educational format is best for the ADD/ADHD child? As a parent, there are many choices, and increasingly popular choices, to public education. While making a decision may seem more difficult in the case of ADD/ADHD, the process is the same for the parent of any child.

A recent article in USA Today reports that home schooling has been on a steady rise for the last five years. There are now 1.5 million children being home schooled, up 74% since 1999. A desire for religious or moral instruction, formerly the number one reason to choose homeschooling, is now the second most popular reason. The first reason is safety and avoidance of peer pressure and exposure to drugs. Third is the dissatisfaction with academic instruction and fourth is interest in nontraditional approaches.

Current statistics indicate that the number of alternative educational/school choices, not including religious based schools or military schools, is somewhere around twelve thousand. That is the largest number of choices ever to exist outside the traditional public school system and the number keeps growing.

Obviously, the selection of public versus private includes many factors, among them the practical aspects of cost, location, transportation and does the alternative represent a basic ideology that the parent feels would be detrimental to the child. What follows is a look at some of the factors in choosing an educational format.

Determining the educational goal, as a parent, is an easy way to eliminate whole groupings of alternative educational choices. However, a parent might be wise to avoid automatically eliminating, for example, religiously based schools because they are simply not of the family’s religion. A school might be quite passive about religious “recruitment” of the child, as are many Catholic private schools, or they may be very active, even aggressive, in the “recruitment” of a child, as are many more fundamentally based religious schools. In one case, a parent chose such a school because of its educational quality but did not fully understand the aggressiveness of the school in converting her child to its belief system. At least not until her child started coming home every day, in tears, begging her mother to convert because she would go to hell if she didn’t. Upon further questioning, it was clear that the school had made the child responsible for the task of converting the mother. The child was nine. The mother moved the child the following week.

Next, we want to look at the child. It is imperative to look at the child from multiple perspectives, not just does he/she have ADD/ADHD. Because ADD plays out differently based on learning style, processing style and communication style, the parent should find the school that either actively teaches in a variety of styles or specializes in the styles that best enable his/her child to learn. The parent should also consider aspects such as the child’s emotional age and if the child has already found his/her passion(s) in life. If the child is brilliant in computer programming and …

Teaching Laughter Yoga for Cancer Patients

Laughter Yoga – are you serious? Many Yoga teachers don’t even consider it. Yoga is a serious art, science, and way of life. Should we make it into a joke? Paul Jerard often says, “we have to learn to laugh at ourselves.” In fact, taking life too seriously could kill us. Next time you think about adding a new Yoga class to the schedule, you might want to smile while you’re doing it.

Evidently, laughter really is the best medicine. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, known for its innovative research and cutting-edge technology, recently added an unexpected weapon to its arsenal of complementary care alternatives. Laughter Yoga, a technique developed by an Indian doctor in 1995, provides a light-hearted, healthy break from the grueling pace of medical procedures and offers patients a chance to play and connect with each other.

Already growing in popularity, the use of laughing Yoga in the medical field gives additional credibility and exposure to a practice that can potentially help cancer patients deal with anxiety and find support. Consisting of three techniques, laughing Yoga engages practitioners with chanting and clapping, laughter, and meditation.

A study based on results from 20 people at the University of Maryland suggests that laughter might be as effective as aerobic exercise in keeping arteries healthy. According to “Psychology Today,” humor has far-reaching emotional and physical benefits:

• It increases creativity and problem-solving abilities.

• It creates a sense of connection and synchronizes brains within a group setting.

• It increases pain tolerance.

• It lowers blood sugar levels.

• It increases the flow of oxygen to the heart and brain.

• It strengthens immunity and regulates blood flow.

• It provides support by bringing people together.

“Science Daily” reported in 2008 that health care workers who care for terminally ill patients say that constructive wit is the key to coping on a daily basis, and evidence shows that students learn more quickly when humor is part of the lesson. At Swedish Cancer Hospital in Chicago, laughter Yoga accompanies chemotherapy, potentially helping patients and caregivers at the same time.

Although researchers are not sure exactly how laughter works, some theorize that it may increase feel-good endorphins or stimulate the production of nitric oxide in the walls of arteries. Clinical studies conducted in India, Austria, Bangalore, and the United States, however, claim their studies offer proof that Laughter Yoga lowers levels of stress hormones and decreases the likelihood of helplessness and depression.

People who have cancer live with stress and uncertainty, states that foster negative feelings. Laughing Yoga offers emotional and physical relief that can improve the quality of their lives and possibly allow them to live longer. Sometimes, Yoga instructors need to have a sense of humor.

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Pros And Cons Of Being A Tattoo Designer

Tattoo designers are one of the most well paid jobs in the industry. However, it is not that easy to a successful tattoo designer. Unless you really have the passion for the art, you can’t be very successful. Here are a few pros and cons of being a tattoo artist.

Pros

Being a tattoo designer has its pros, especially if you love your profession. It is satisfying to see your creativity getting inked on someone else’s body. It is interesting to note how people trust you completely as far as their safety and looks are concerned. If you take your jobs seriously, you will have a large number of clients following you. Even though there will be competition, you will be able to set your own mark in this niche.

Moneywise, like any other business, tattoo artists have highs as well as lows. When you have those ‘high’ times, money flow is fantastic. And it will be your good money managing skills that will help you in the end.

Before you become a full-fledged tattoo designer, you need to be an apprentice of an established tattoo designer. Most of the established tattoo designers love to help the youngsters. You will spend time cleaning and sterilizing their equipment or simply helping them to modify the designs. In the beginning you will be required to create designs on leather. Later you will be asked to work on human skin. This entire process will make you come close to the world of tattooing.

This is a life-long career, which will bring satisfaction to you. Your self-expression is at its best, and if you are giving quality work, your clients will be impressed and come back to you.

You get to meet like-minded people, people who are amazingly artistic and creative, who will have their opinions but would appreciate that you have the right to be in this industry.

Cons

Being a tattoo designer has its share of cons. Establishing yourself in the industry as a recognized artist can be a cumbersome uphill journey. Competition is very high. There are so many aspiring tattoo designers that you will be surprised to know, and creating your mark amongst them would not be an easy task.

Besides that there are so many expenses to take care of. For example you need to maintain sterilized equipment, you have to source and maintain equipment, you have to source all your drawing and art material. If you want to be a custom tattoo artist, then you have to always keep looking for great designs and either modify them or just practice your own skills by drawing, drawing and more drawing!

While money flow may be really good when the business is in boom, it may dwindle during holiday seasons when people go out of the town. It is at this time you have to manage your money in a way that you sustain your business as well as yourself. At those times you would love to ink any person …

Career Concerns – Selling Points For Overcoming Changing Jobs Too Often

If you're like many people you may have had a period of time in your Career where you had too many job changes. You feel that you may be perceived as chronic job hopper, a negative to many companies who consider a stable job history with a dependable, quality employee.

Selling Point number one is to consider your job hopping as paid training for this new position, paid for by past employers.

Selling Point number two is that with your diverse experience you will bring many other Skills, Knowledge and Abilities to the table none of their other candidates could possibly bring.

Selling Point number three is that by being new you have no preset habits and you can update your training by participating in all of the newest courses which will benefit the Team immediately.

Selling Point number four is that you bring new and fresh insights from a diverse set of employers and industries.

It is important that you begin with understanding the selling points, often those who have been job hoppers tend to feel inadequate. They tend to look upon their Career as having some problems, due to the lack of stability. When in fact your job hopping is your value, however you need to believe in yourself, and you need to know how to sell yourself, because if you do not believe in yourself no one else will either.

When discussing your previous positions observe how you describe that experience. When asked about it do you complain, or criticize your former employer? Do you defend yourself? Did you get hurt by the experience and feel disgruntled enough to complain about them? If you do any of these you need to stop IMMEDIATELY because your doing yourself great harm. Even if you were fired you still have immunity value to thousands of employers, employers who are hungry to higher people just like you.

Again you have to believe this fact yourself, if you are ever going to sell it to someone else. Begin by collecting stories of experiences that you enjoyed and times when you actually contributed significantly to your employer. Stories that would have them ask you 'How did you do that' that's when you will get employers and yourself to look past your job hopping and see your value. Tell them stories about the many programs you worked on, and the machines you helped build and the software you worked with. This gets you focused on what you can do for your next prospect employer and steers you away from your hurt and disgruntled feelings.

Look inside yourself and find the excitation when you consider all the opportunity ahead of you. When you find it share it with others, friends, family and prospective employers, that's what they want a hungry and highly motivated employee, someone like you. …

College Grants – Scholarships and Grants From Obama Stimulus Package

Getting college grants is really quite easy. Qualifying for a scholarship is one of the best gifts that you can receive in regards to getting a college education. Getting a grant does not have to be educationally oriented. However, President Obama is providing educational grants for college-bound moms. Here's how you can access the billions of dollars of college grants available from the stimulus package starting today.

The economic system in the United States seems to be in a state of trouble. People are worried that they will be unable to pay their mortgage on a monthly basis. Jobs are not available for almost 10% of our nation's people. Unemployment needs to go down but in order to do so we must train our people.

This is where the Obama administration comes in!

By offering single mothers the ability to go back to college for free and earn a college degree that will net them a better paying job in a long-lasting career, we are setting our country up to succeed.

Single moms are very dedicated people that will bend over backwards and do whatever they need to protect and provide for their families. These are the types of people that you want working for you. This is why the President has chosen mothers with children as they will probably be the most dedicated workers.

You can qualify for over $ 10,000 in financial aid from the federal government. This money will never need to be paid back and you can use it to earn a two-year college degree in no time at all. It's time to make a good decision to apply for scholarships and college grants from the federal government today. …

Career Change Pathways: 5 Critical Steps to a New Career!

In many ways there are striking similarities between a mid-life career change and the effort required to find a first job. Both require discovering a career target and planning the skills and experience required to qualify for the planned job.

So regardless of your position on a specific career path, here are five things you must accomplish to help you move toward you planned new career.

1. Career testing is a great start. The internet has any number of career, personality and interest testing tools. They will do a great deal in focusing your career direction. Sometimes even pointing out specific care where you would excel.

Some career tests may charge a fee, but many do not. Take several to make it easier to validate the results. Your local library can be another resource. Whatever steps you take at the very least they will get you thinking and pointing out areas for additional career research.

2. Keep a record of your ideas and progress. When you start your journey for career discovery, begin by keeping a written record of your ideas and progress. Jot down ideas, the results of research, conversations with others, articles read, and any other possible career directives that you may have forgotten.

Refer to your notes on a frequent basis. Your written record will be a big help in planning your career and job hunting efforts.

3. What are your interests? Do you have a hobby? Maybe something that you used to enjoy but for whatever reason has moved away from the activity? What do you enjoy about the hobby? Look at each action that goes into the hobby. What do your see? What part of the hobby is fun?

Even though you may not be able to make a living from the hobby, many of the activities can easily translate to major functions of a career.

4. Get ideas and feedback from a variety of sources. In any research project, the more sources the better the decision. Do some informative interviews of individuals working in the proposed career. Talk to friends and family for ideas. Your school or alumni group may have resources you can tap to discuss your career ideas.

5. Gear up your career planning by laying out short and long-term goals. After you've decided on a career, there will be gaps in your skills and qualifications. How will you close the gaps? Education, self-study and possible part-time positions are all possibilities.

Lay out your career change plan starting with your long-term goals. Now fill out your short-term goals by completing a course, added informational interviews, attending a workshop or seminar all will get you closer to you final goal.

As you get closer to the finish line, craft a resume targeting your new career. Your resume cover letter should focus on the needs of the prospective employer and introduce your resume. As you go through these steps in discovering your new career you will be less likely going after jobs that do …

The Real Purpose of Preschool Education

There are numerous benefits associated with early childhood education, so much so that most parents believe that this needs to be made vital and not only a choice. The advantageous capabilities children acquire and the present ones they can enhance are two attributes which helps to makeup kindergarten education, plus it offers positive influence on a young child. This article will look at some of the benefits for enrolling kids in school in early stages right after preschool. Parents thinking about early education or even those uncertain if their children are ready to attend school will find this information extremely helpful.

Probably the best skill that a child will develop and embrace during an early childhood training program would be the capacity to learn. This is the first step in the direction of schooling, prosperity and overall success in life. Virtually all children will be naturally curious and will react to anything they are seeing, touching and hearing. This capacity to learn and adjust should be carefully monitored in early stages to be able to mold a child into a much better person over time and help him or her to become a successful individual in future years. Preschool education will be a key component in guiding your child in the right direction.

Children generally communicate in any way they can, so it’s important to hear what they have to say. Preschool training will engage a child directly and enhance communication with society. They will also learn the best way to express themselves and how to realize what they are being taught. This capability to communicate effectively enables them in their every day work and gives them a better comprehension of the world they live in.

The classrooms will have many children within the same age bracket communicating with one another and carrying out tasks, while participating in recreational and learning activities. The teaching at preschool will impart the importance of doing teamwork as well as how everybody in the group needs to make the effort to reach the finish line.

It is common for children to demand more attention and time, so parents will find it difficult to care for them and carry out other household responsibilities. Preschool will be essential to help in this regard, because it offers kids more than enough room to develop physically and mentally.

In essence, preschool education will put greater emphasis on the significance of recreational and sporting activities. This will help children to maintain a healthy body and mind, which will in turn help them to develop mentally, emotionally, physically and socially.…

How To Build A Career With Digital Marketing Lead Generation Techniques

In the present time, the importance of online or digital marketing is known to everyone. Without the help of digital marketing it can get really difficult to generate sales from the online market. When we talk about digital marketing, we usually mean the generation of leads. It is the prime purpose of online marketing; the more leads you have, better the sales figure of your business turns out to be. If your website is not getting enough number of hits, it would not be able to deliver the kind of result are hoping for. This is the reason why companies are spending good amount of money in hiring digital marketing experts, and if you want to make a career in this field, it is certainly the best time.

In order to be good at generating leads for a business, you need to know about the techniques mentioned below. These techniques have always proved to be quite efficient in enhancing the traffic rate to any website, which in turn also improves the sales figure.

So, let us provide you some easy explanations on how these techniques prove to be effective in lead generation.

  1. SEO

We have already heard a lot about Search Engine Optimization. SEO is all about optimizing a website according to the rules or guidelines of the various search engines. However, we primarily mean Google. On daily basis, millions of organic searches are carried out by the online users around the world. It is pretty obvious that most of the users hardly check out the second page of the search result.

So, SEO techniques can improve the ranking of your website and help it to grab a place in the first page of the search result, which in turn will bring in more leads for your business. No matter if your company is of B2B or B2C nature; in both the cases, SEO can improve the visibility of your website. In fact, for most of the businesses, SEO accounts for 40 to 60 percent of the total lead generation.

  1. PPC

When talking about Pay Per Click campaigns or advertising, a lot of people seem to underestimate the value of this technique. However, if you take a deeper look into it, you will come to know why it is so important. The value of the leads generated through this method is very high, and most of the leads get converted into sure shot sales. In this technique, Google AdWords certainly rule the world, followed by options like Bing Ads, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

  1. LinkedIn Marketing

When it comes to generated leads for B2B clients then the techniques of LinkedIn Pro prove to be highly useful. At present, the number of users in LinkedIn is more than 400 millions. So, this platform is quite a huge one for the businesses that are looking for clients. Profile optimization is one of the basic techniques involved in this case.

Once an effective profile is ready, it is the time to focus on building an …

Education Or Dinosaurs Salvage

In spite of the modern world claiming information is king, small isolated pockets of people still survive, who only only on tradition and custom. Each group has its own unique language and ancient way of life. However, these groups are quickly being harmed with extinction, as was shown in UNESCO recently released comprehensive database of endangered languages.

Vanuatu, (New Hebrides), has a total of 110 living languages. However, education is not free in the 83 tropical islands of Vanuatu, a tiny South Pacific nation. According to 1997 statistics, which have changed very little, 55.8% of children reach year 6; 26% never go to school at all and only 18.2% have the opportunity to go to high school. Many of their parents can either read read nor write and exist on under $ 1 a day.

A broadly diverse group of young adults from different islands in Vanuatu came together in a workshop, to learn to turn their oral language into the written word, during the International year of language. Most of the students had only very rudimentary primary school education. These students live in a culture where the ancient customs and traditions have been handed down orally, through the generations.

"It is the first time most of us have left our remote island home and flown in a plane, or crossed an ocean," said Jesse, a mother of two. Most of the students had never seen their language in the written form.

Vanuatu is a nation of numerous endangered tongues, with Ifo already lost on the southern island of Erromango.

o Only one person speaks Aore in East Santo
o Ura, another Erromanga language, has only 6 remaining native tongue speakers
o Only 8 people can use Araki on the southern part of Santo Island
o Only 10 people speak Maragus on the island of Malekula
o Sowa on Central Raga Island has 20 native tongue speakers
o 20 people use Nasarian on the Southwest coast of Malekula
o Tambotala on Southwest Santo has 50 people who speak the language
o 50 people are able to use Mafea on East Santo
o Dixon Reef is spoken by 50 people in Southwest Malekula
o 90 people on East Malekula Island speak Repanbitip
o Only 90 people use Lehalurup on Ureparapara Island
o Maii is used by only 100 people in the southwest of Epi island
o Wailapa is spoken by only 100 people in Southwest Santo
o Only 105 people can speak Koro on Gaua Island
o Hiw is spoken by just 120 people on Torres Islands

The Island of Santo has another 8 languages ​​where only 150 people or less are able to speak them. A further five languages ​​have 200 native language speakers.

The question has to be, do you use the limited resources that are available, on endeavouring to keep these ancient languages ​​alive, while most of the children remain without education, qualifications or any prospects of getting a job? While we all value the beauty of ancient …

Choosing the Right College Program

If you are about to graduate high school and have college in your eye as your next big step, it’s never too early to start looking at schools and college programs. It may seem like a daunting task to figure out which one will suit you best, but with a few helpful tips you’ll be well on your way to getting a degree that interests you and will provide an exciting career for your future.

While many adults, attendants, and other authorities may express how important a college or university’s rank is, you must remember that this is not the “be all, end all”. Just because a school is ranked in the top 10 does not mean it is the best school for you, and it most certainly doesn’t mean it has a program that will interest you or suit your intended career path.

The key to finding the perfect match is making sure you will meet the level of your prospective schools’ academic standards. Things like your high school GPA/QPA, SAT/ACT scores, and entrance criteria are all things each school will take a look at. If you find you’re aligned with these standards, you’ll be less stressed when it comes to application and acceptance time.

A school’s selectivity can also affect your decision to apply. The selectivity reflects the percentage of students accepted by the school out of the number of students who have applied. Prestigious schools are extremely popular and while they offer a wide array of college majors, they don’t have room for everyone to get accepted. Instead, students that apply will have to meet stringent admission criteria. This is an important thing to consider since each school you apply at will have an application fee that you must pay when you apply.

Don’t forget about extra-curricular activities! Colleges look for students that show leadership and take interest in activities outside of the classroom. It helps them find a good student balance on their campus and shows them your strengths and abilities showcasing what you can offer the school or university. It’s never too late to start if you don’t have much in the way of sports, music, or volunteering. If sports and music isn’t your thing, join a club or run for student council.

In the end, selecting a perfect school is as much them choosing you as you choosing them. Remember to work hard in high school and participate in a few activities or sports that you enjoy. Apply early to schools or programs that interest you because once colleges start getting tight on space, they are much more picky with their acceptance letters.…