You might remember earlier this year about the teacher from Port St. Lucie, FL who had her class vote on whether Alex Barton, a child with autism, could remain in her Kindergarten class. Under her guidance and urging, he was voted out, traumatized and could not return to school. There was a great uproar and teacher Wendy Portillo was suspended without pay for a year with her tenure revoked.
James is one of a set of twin brothers. Born in the Panama Canal Zone before the United States relinquished any rights to it, back in the 50’s. Their father was a retired army WW11 veteran, working for the FAA in the Canal Zone. He fell in love and married a beautiful, petite Panamanian woman and had two sons-twins. Carmen, a widow had a son from the marriage.
Another place worth mentioning would be the local churches. Granted this might not appeal to you or your family. Some churches offer various sport programs and if it is a local church there is a good chance your child will already know some faces on the team.
Age: Puppies are blank slates and have had less time to rehearse and commit to unwanted behaviors. You can have real influence on a puppy by insuring that he or she has the continued opportunity to interact with other puppies and dogs after they leave their litter and by purposefully introducing them to as many sights, sounds and smells as you can (in a non threatening way) to help to create a confident, social animal. By managing their environment, you can keep unwanted behaviors from happening in the first place. But a puppy can be tough. They have limited concentration, they chew and eliminate indiscriminately and they require lots and lots of attention.
The someone can be a person, a company or even a product. The something is an action. And the odds, well, that could be a villain or obstacle or challenge. These are the basic elements of all good stories. Now, how do you put those elements to work?
If you have an illness or Certificate III in Individual Support your own voice can assist in recovery. Many chants are sand script chants that came from the holy text from India called Vedas. Your voice through prayer or singing purifies your body and your surroundings.
Now grandma had taken in all 5 of her grand kids and was raising them on her own, so she didn’t have it easy herself. But just as I was staring at an empty pantry once again getting ready to cook ramen noodles for dinner, there was a knock at my door. There stood that girl from school with her cousin and 2 bags full of groceries. Not expensive stuff – frozen chicken wings, vegetables, potatoes and a loaf of homemade bread. It got me through a tight spot. And she wouldn’t take a dime back.
Mastering the art of the story can propel your speaking to new heights, but you need to practice. After all, it IS an art. Try storytelling on a regular basis in small meetings or staff events to gain feedback on your skills. Get comments on what works and does not. Listen to good storytellers and take mental notes. Keep a journal and fill it with all the great examples of stories that you hear everyday.