Freedom Friday: Life Difficulties And Our Personal Picture Albums

All difficulties in this life, every moment of difficulty, come from the distance between what is and what we want to be. Why is this?  Choice Theory explains that when we are born, we begin to create and recreate, throughout life, specific pictures that make up our “quality world.”   Our quality world is made of…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Special Education And School Vouchers

Vouchers for special needs students have been endorsed by the Trump administration, and they are often heavily promoted by state education departments and by private schools, which rely on them for tuition dollars.  But there’s a catch. Legal experts say parents who use the vouchers are largely unaware that by participating in programs that rely…
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Motivational Monday: The Rhetoric Of Our Hearts And Minds

It’s our actions that reveal what is in our hearts and minds.  When the rhetoric of animosity, harsh language, and blame are praised far and wide, and the intention behind this rhetoric is clearly to harm, then there is no moral ground to stand on. There is no vision to uplift, to benefit, or to…
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Freedom Friday: Posttraumatic Growth

Posttraumatic growth is positive change experienced as a result of the struggle with a major life crisis or a traumatic event. Although we coined the term posttraumatic growth, the idea that human beings can be changed by their encounters with life challenges, sometimes in radically positive ways, is not new. The theme is present in ancient…
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Florida School Accused Of Punishing Special-Needs Students By Putting Them In Box

A Jacksonville school is accused of punishing special-needs students by putting them in a box made of drywall.  The school administration knew about it, teachers used it.” Between August 2011 and June 2012, there were 304 instances of seclusion on 120 students – 70-percent of which have emotional-behavior disorders.  CBS Miami reports the parents of…
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