I found the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong National Museum of Play in New York. What a delight! Their motto has to do with learning, creativity, and discovery, which are not offered to all children, either in the US or globally.
Sometimes, children are consumed by the work of sheer survival and never see a toy. The lives of other children are cut too short by tragedy. I hope the families of the children who perished in the Sandy Hook Elementary School disaster of December 2012 will donated their children’s Christmas Presents to a charity or needy family in their neighborhoods.
In writing this holiday article, I wish every child everywhere the delights of play, family and friendship – even those children who are over 100 years old.
via Who’s In the National Toy Hall of Fame?.
The American Psychological Association has examined the large body of research behind all the disorders that landed on the new Autism Spectrum published by the Other APA (Psychiatric) in the DSM-V diagnostic manual effective May 2013.
Public input was taken into account by the psychiatric professionals. The stricter criteria may cut tome people out of a diagnosis, but some experts see it the other way. Regardless, some private citizens may be unhappy with the findings. On the other hand, some treatments work amazingly well in very early childhood. It is hoped that symptoms can be eliminated by age 5.
Early Childhood Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD, and Diagnostic Changes
Although they are public facilities, public libraries are workplaces for staff, volunteers, researchers, and tutors. Personal and professional etiquette is important for good customer service to patrons and to have a place conducive to work. Even though you as a patron are not usually purchasing something at the library, you are a customer. Read some of the horror stories at local libraries above at the link – cars driving through buildings, fistfights, all sorts of things.
Have you ever been knocked down by toddlers running through the aisles and under tables in a nice restaurant? have you ever sat down in a chair smeared with condiments? While many good parents train their children on how to behave in a restaurant, some other parents do not, and still others do not watch their kids at all in these establishments – when they are ready to leave, they don;t even know where their toddlers are. Some really simple ideas would help us all to have a friendly meal, if they were followed.
In the 1990s, a major cause of death among “infant to 5-years” in America was murder. In school districts in my Midwest county during those years, the major issue reported by interviewed parents and teachers in schools from daycare to grade 12 was violence.
Toledo OH, although additional legal efforts have been directed toward the problem, is the gateway city for distributing children across North America for the sex trade. This includes Canada, but Canada already suffered child abuse and exploitation. Lynda Martin draws inspiration from years of caseload and personal experiences in abusive treatment to bring us This Bird Flew Away.
This Bird Flew Away by Lynda M. Martin
“A Journey from Neglect, Betrayal and Abuse to a Life Dedicated to Helping Others”
Japanese Baby Boomers are retiring, leaving fewer taxpayers to replace them. Japan reprots some of the highest life expectancies globally, but low birth rates. There were 1.19 million deaths in 2010, the most since 1947 when the records started. Japan is almost at Zero Population growth.
In 2010, Japan contracted by 123,000 people, losing population numbers in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 to cancer, heart disease, stroke, and others. Age 65+ = 25% of Japan’s population in December 2010. Younger people are putting off marriage and children. [NOTE from Careerping: In fact, young women in 1980s’ Japan began to rebel against marriage and children, a trend that has extended 30 years. Japan is becoming a nation of Senior Citizens.]
The year 2010 showed 706,000 recorded marriages, the lowest figure since 1954. Unwed pregnancies are an insignificant number, so fewer marriages = fewer children = fewer Japanse.
via Major Causes Of Divorce — Japan Gaining on USA and Canada 2005 – 2020.
The history of dreams and their importance is often neglected by modern people. “Dream Interpretation” and fortune-telling are entertaining but they fully miss the point. Dreams are a projection forward to which you can travel, passing over your obstacles.
During the MidWinter Festivals of the Eastern Woodlands nations in America, Dreamguessing is called the Ceremony of the Great Riddle. Some dreams are shared outright and interpreted, but others are related vaguely. These are guessed by the community, which then does everything it can do to make those dreams come true – especially of good dreams.
Bad dreams are acted out symbolically with appropriate consequences also delivered symbolically so that the dreamer can be released from old concerns and make new accomplishments in the New Year unfettered by the past. Livelihood and marriages often come into important play in these celebrations, amid community support. Friendships are often restored.
School supplies are too expensive for most families when only specific BRAND NAMES can be purchased. Some school families in America have been strapped for cash to pay for $65 to $100 worth of school supplies in Elementary School! In Middle and High Schools, add an expensive calculator that is required.
Some Parent Teach Organizations are purchasing supplies in bulk at Whole sale Prices to offer large discounts to their students. Have a look at the articles above and see what you can do to avoid financial problems at the start of the school year.
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