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Hope Has a Place, a Physical Space / Autism Linked to Exposure to Pesticides, Viruses, Household Chemicals / School Calendar 2019-20

When
in such times
as we are in need
of Hope,
let us remember:
Hope
has a place,
a physical space,
and it may be found
in the Human Heart –
in your Heart.

The bounty
of God’s Love
is far greater
than the infinite
and vast Universe.

In the empty fields
of this Life
is fertile soil.
The one who plants
trees,
knowing that he
will never sit in their
shade,
has started to understand
the meaning
of Life.

Let us abandon
ourselves
to the Will
of our Lord.

When
in such times
as we
are in need,
we may come to understand
that our Humankind,
can create such powerful
Love
in helping one another,
as to lift
ourselves
from the
depths of despair.

Such emotion
conveyed by the Heart,
has a physical
presence.
We Children of God
have been Created
with the power
to heal ourselves
and a Spirit
that binds.

In the wink
of an eye,
our Soul is turning
in the depths
of our yearning.

As times change
we evolve,
in dimensions and ways
seen
and unseen.
.

The Time
we have so little of,
can set your
emotions
brightly ablaze.
The Light of Love
can free you.
Do not remain
in the dark
forever.

“If all your Dreams were on fire,
Which one would you save?
When it comes down to the wire
Should I be afraid?

I don’t need the World to be content.
All I’ll ever need is you.
Time alone with you is time well spent.
For me that simple Dream will more than do.”
Don Black

God’s Love is far greater than the infinite and vast Universe.

Life,
like Love,
is a choice.
God has empowered
us
to choose.

In choosing,
remember:
the breath
of our Being
is like
the wind.

And the leaves
of the Trees
are laughing,
laughing with
delight.

Join them.

Goodnight.

New Study:
Autism Linked to Environment

Research links soaring incidence of the mysterious neurological disorder to fetal and infant exposure to pesticides, viruses, household chemicals.
by
Marla Cone in Scientific American

click to read more

 California’s sevenfold increase in autism cannot be explained by changes in doctors’ diagnoses and most likely is due to environmental exposures, University of California scientists reported Thursday.

The scientists who authored the new study advocate a nationwide shift in autism research to focus on potential factors in the environment that babies and fetuses are exposed to, including pesticides, viruses and chemicals in household products.

“It’s time to start looking for the environmental culprits responsible for the remarkable increase in the rate of autism in California,” said Irva Hertz-Picciotto, an epidemiology professor at University of California, Davis who led the study.

Throughout the nation, the numbers of autistic children have increased dramatically over the past 15 years. Autistic children have problems communicating and interacting socially; the symptoms usually are evident by the time the child is a toddler.

More than 3,000 new cases of autism were reported in California in 2006, compared with 205 in 1990. In 1990, 6.2 of every 10,000 children born in the state were diagnosed with autism by the age of five, compared with 42.5 in 10,000 born in 2001, according to the study, published in the Journal Epidemiology. The numbers have continued to rise since then.

To nail down the causes, scientists must unravel a mystery: What in the environment has changed since the early 1990s that could account for such an enormous rise in the brain disorder?

For years, many medical officials have suspected that the trend is artificial – due to changes in diagnoses or migration patterns rather than a real rise in the disorder.

But the new study concludes that those factors cannot explain most of the increase in autism.

Hertz-Picciotto and Lora Delwiche of the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences analyzed 17 years of state data that tracks developmental disabilities, and used birth records and Census Bureau data to calculate the rate of autism and age of diagnosis.

The results: Migration to the state had no effect. And changes in how and when doctors diagnose the disorder and when state officials report it can explain less than half of the increase.

Dr. Bernard Weiss, a professor of environmental medicine and pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center who was not involved in the new research, said the autism rate reported in the study “seems astonishing.” He agreed that environmental causes should be getting more attention.

Anderson Private School
School Calendar

2019-2020

First Semester

Sept. 3 (Tuesday)                   First Day of First Semester
Oct. 12 (Monday)                    Columbus Day Holiday
Nov.  25-29                             Thanksgiving / Fall Break
To Be Announced                    Texas A. G. T. Conference
Dec. 20                                    Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 6                       Christmas / Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester                     Jan. 7 – May 22

Jan. 7 (Thursday)                     Second Semester Begins
Jan. 20 (Monday)                     Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday
Feb. 17 (Monday)                     President’s Day Holiday
March 9 – 13                             Spring Break Holidays
April 10 & 13 (Fri. & Mon.)       Good Friday and Easter
May 18 (Monday)                     Preparation Day for Adventure Trip
May 19 – 22                              Adventure Trip
May 22                                     Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
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and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
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Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

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© Copyright 1995-2019
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Yes, to Life and Yes to Living / Ray Kurzweil Hacks His Body / Sept. 3 (Tuesday) is the First Day of Fall Semester

                                   They say YES.

To understand the Song
of a tiny feathered Heart,
and reflect upon
the music of his
magical moment,
is to understand
Life.
As beautiful Birds sing
and flutter around
you,
they say
YES.

Yes,
to Life.
And Yes
to Living.

If
we pause long enough,
and truly listen
to the sensations of their
Hearts,
we no longer decipher
this World
by thought,
but by feeling
and finally knowing,
knowing we belong
in the Beautiful Web
of Life.

                                           We belong.

All
Living Things
are elegantly interdependent
and connected to
everything.

There is
so much Beauty
in this World,
your Heart
cannot comprehend
the profound awe and wonder
of it.

There are deeper forces
at play.
.
Go outside.
Go into God’s World.
Close your eyes.
.

Listen.
Just listen,
and your Heart will see
a larger perception of
Reality
abides all around
the Dream
that is you
and me.

There is Magic
in the moment
you discover
your Spiritual Nature
is in the Wisdom
of Being.

It is simple.
Remove yourself
from the artificial constraints
and the linear constructions
created by the feeble mind
of our kind.

A far greater Love
than we can even imagine,
has Lovingly crafted and created
the truly meaningful moment
that is
YOU.

And the journey
of discovery
My Friend,
is effortless,
like Magic.

Simply go
into the Natural World
created by God.
Sit quietly
under the shade
of His beautiful Tree.
It is simply a matter
of listening,
hearing, feeling
and sensing
what is all around
YOU.

The dark shadows
of our thoughts
can be confusing,
chaotic,
irrelevant.

Stop searching
your mind
for somewhere to go,
something to discover,
something to figure out.
The clarity
we seek,
we need not
look for.
It will find
YOU.

                    It will find YOU.

My Dear Friends,
the awareness
of our kinship
with all of Nature
is long overdue.
It is a relationship
that reaches beyond
Mankind
and extends everywhere.

It is not bounded
by the dimensions
of our species.
It connects
with kindred currents
and ancestral rivers,
visible
and invisible.
.
Shift
from experiencing Life,
to truly Living
in the flow.
Allow the Love
of God
to flow through you,
and all around
you.

When
our precious Hearts
feel the Loving flow
of this beautiful Universe,
we are open
and aware
centered
in the here and now,
and forever more.

We no longer
expect
anything.
What we feel
is more real,
than real.

With no expectations,
our fragile Human Hearts
gently flow
to a deeper state of
Being.

             Your Heart cannot comprehend.

“The harmony
of Natural Law,
reveals an intelligence
of such superiority
that,
compared with it,
all the systematic thinking
and acting of Human Beings
is an utterly insignificant
reflection.”
Albert Einstein

The Universe God created
always
responds to our deep need
to leave our thoughts
and allow the Love
in our Hearts
to flow out
to all
Creation.

So often
we get into
our own way.
We never open
the door
to the most magnificent Gift
that is before
us.

We fail
to explore
the Wisdom
hiding all around
us.
Everything that Lives
has something of value
to share with
you.

As a young Child,
we learned to label
the World.
In trusting others
and not ourselves,
we learned
to color our feelings
about everything
around us.

                      Everything we see is a mirror.

We came to forget
what we instinctively
always knew,
that every Creature in this World
was a beautiful Living Being,
with its own
feelings,
and Hope
for the future.

We failed
to find Wonder,
Knowledge and Insight
and pure Delight,
in the Magic of the moment
we were with them.

All
Living Things
are Beautiful Instruments
through which
the Mind of the Universe
feels,
and thinks
and speaks
and acts.

We
are ALL
instruments
in a vast Cosmic Orchestra,
essential
to the harmonious and complementary
playing of the
Whole.

So very often,
the Creatures God Created
that we fear the most,
or hate,
are the ones that offer
the greatest lessons
for our own personal
growth.

And
this includes
other people.

But,
in remembering our connection
to ALL things Living,
we begin to realize
that everything we see
is a mirror
to our own deeper
Being.

Our Mother,
this Earth,
has dressed Herself up
for a command performance
with the Stars,
arrayed upon the black
of night,
and entwined in Her Hair.
She will forgive you
for not taking
the Time
to know
Love is there,
and everywhere.

“While
with an Eye
made quiet
by the Power of Harmony,
and the deeper Power
of JOY,
we see into
the Life of Things.”
William Wordsworth

We
are One.

Goodnight.

                     Entwined in Her Hair.

Google Futurist Ray Kurzweil Hacks His Body With These

Ray Kurzweil has many followers. Some call him a prophet.

Over a decade ago, Ray Kurzweil predicted that, within decades, we will have medical nanorobots, now called nanodocs, swimming through our veins keeping us healthy. In a 2007 essay in the Guardian, Kurzweil made the following prediction:

“Within a couple of decades, we will have ‘nanobots’ in our blood stream, basically small robots the size of blood cells, that will keep us healthy at the cellular and molecular level.” Kurzweil later added, “These devices will be a billion times more powerful than they are today in 25 years, and will continue the accelerating path to radical life extension.”

Ray Kurzweil made that prediction back in 2007, and his prophecy is becoming a reality, at least in the treatment of solid-tumor cancer. According to a recent report on bacteriobots, a physician in Montreal may be the first to treat cancer patients with tumor-killing nanorobots.
Futurist, Heal Thyself.

Kurzweil was diagnosed with high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes when only 35. The diagnosis of type 2 diabetes was a wake-up call for Ray, so he read up on the latest nutritional research, went on a diet and cut his fat intake. All that hard work paid off for Ray Kurzweil, who says he reversed both his diabetes and high cholesterol,
losing 40 pounds in the process.

Immortality Isn’t Easy for Ray Kurzweil

As reported by the Financial Times (FT.com), the futurist used to eat 250 pills a day. Now, he’s down to 100. In an interview a few years back, Kurzweil told the Financial Times’s Caroline Daniel that he spends “a few thousand dollars per year” on vitamins and supplements. According to press reports, Kurzweil also spends one day a week in a doctor’s office, receiving intravenous longevity treatments in a bid to live forever.

In addition to taking vitamins and supplements, Ray also eats a healthy diet, rich in plant compounds called phytonutrients. According to Caroline Daniel, his breakfast includes berries, dark chocolate infused with espresso, smoked salmon and mackerel, vanilla soy milk, porridge and green tea.

If the supplement plan doesn’t work, Ray Kurzweil has a backup plan. The outspoken futurist has signed up to for cryonics. Kurzweil joins other notables such as SENS Foundation’s Aubrey de Grey on the member list of the cryonics firm Alcor. Ray Kurzweil has arranged for the cryopreservation of his body shortly after death, with the hopes of being revived when medical science has found a cure for whatever felled him.
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                            Ray Kurzweil’s Supplement List

Most of the items on this list come from Kurzweil’s book, Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever, published back in 2005 when Ray was taking 250 supplements a day. The list has been updated to include the supplements vinpocetine, vitamin D, and alkaline water, recently added to Kurzweil’s list, based on current press reports.

Here’s the list of 80 of the 100 supplements that Ray Kurzweil reports taking:

Anti-Inflammatories

Curcumin
EPA/DHA (Omega-3 Fish Oils)

Blood Thinners

Aspirin
Lumbrokinase

Blood-Vessel Health

Arginine
Choline
TMG

Brain Health

GABA
Glyceryl phosphatidylcholine
Melatonin
Nextrutine
Quercetin
Phosphatidylcholine (Intravenous) – Brain health/cell membrane health

Chelation Therapy (detoxification)

DMPS
EDTA

Digestion

Acidophilus bifidobacteria
Betaine HCL
Fish protein
Fructooligosaccharides
Gentian root
l-glutamine
n-acetyl-d-glucosamine
Peppermint
Pepsin

Eye Health

Bilberry extract
Lutein

Testosterone Boosters

DHEA
Chrysin
Ginger
Indole-3-carbinol
Nettle
PtC
Testosterone (prescription)

Inhibit AGEs

Note: AGEs or advanced glycated end products form when sugar corrupts a cellular component, such as a protein molecule, causing macromolecular damage. Anti-aging researchers called geroscientists link the build-up of AGEs in our aging bodies to a variety of diseases.

Alpha lipoic acid
Carnosine
Quercetin
n-acetyl-carnitine

Reduce Homocysteine Levels

Vitamin B-6
Folic acid

Stress

Beta-sitosterol
Green tea extract
L-theanine
Phosphatidylserine

Type 2 Diabetes

Chromium
Gymnema sylvestra
Metformin (prescribed for Ray’s type 2 diabetes )

Cholesterol

Grapefruit powder
Guggulipid ( aka Gugulipid or Guggul)
Lecithin
Oat Bran
Plant sterols
Policosanol
Psyllium
Atorvastatin (prescription) – To lower LDL cholesterol
Vitamin B-3 (Niacin) – To raise HDL cholesterol

Vitamins / Nutrients

Coenzyme Q10 – Nutrient / anti-oxidant
Daily multivitamin (various vitamins and supplements)
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate (active form of vitamin B-6)
Vitamin B-12 shots (megadose)
L-carnitine – Nutrient
Lecithin – Nutrient
Linoleic acid – Nutrient
Vitamin D

General Health

Bilberry extract – antioxidant
Lycopene – antioxidant
n-acetyl-l-cysteine – antioxidant
Resveratrol – antioxidant.
Silymarin (flavonoid) – Liver health benefits.
Grapeseed extract – Cardiovascular benefits / anti-oxidant.
Echinacea – Immune support.
Garlic – Multiple health benefits.
Various Herbs.

Miscellaneous

Vinpocetine
Alkaline Water
Glutathione (Intravenous) – Liver health
Saw palmetto complex – Prostate health
Antioxidant skin creams – Skin anti-aging

How Not To Live Forever

As reported in a previous article, large doses of some vitamins can cause harm. A few of the supplements on Ray Kurzweil’s list could ruin his health or shorten his life, notably the vitamins B-3 and B-6. Recent research on vitamin B-6 shows that taking more than 100 milligrams of the vitamin over an extended period can cause a form of nerve damage called neuropathy. Research shows that taking excessive vitamin B-3 lowers cholesterol, but can also harm the liver.

Department of Redundancy Department

There’s redundancy in Ray Kurzweil’s longevity regimen.

Ray takes EPA/DHA fish oil supplements. Studies show that when compared to omega-3 supplements, whole fish is a healthier source of these oils. Ray Kurzweil should stick to his salmon.

Kurzweil has a healthy diet, rich in fruit and vegetables. He doesn’t need that many supplements. Ray Kurzweil is going overboard.

I’m puzzled by Ray’s testosterone-boosting regimen. Kurzweil takes many supplements that increase testosterone. At the same time, Ray takes the drug itself.

The best thing to boost testosterone is testosterone itself.
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Bottom Line on Ray Kurzweil’s Regimen

On the plus side, Kurzweil has an otherwise healthy lifestyle. He takes prescription drugs for legitimate reasons, such as aspirin for the heart, metformin for diabetes and statins for high cholesterol. Some of the medicines have dual purposes. Metformin has been shown to prevent cancer, and it’s a general anti-aging drug to boot. Cholesterol-lowering statins are also proposed for anti-aging purposes.

On the other hand, while justification can be found for some of the items on his list, it seems as if the futurist is taking too many overall. A recent report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that vitamin supplements aren’t all they are cracked up to be. Instead, the JAMA article recommends that people obtain most of their vitamins and minerals through a healthy diet. The report suggests that those people with specific conditions or at certain life phases might consider vitamin and mineral supplements. Furthermore, two of the B vitamins that Ray takes are shown to be harmful to the health when taken to excess.
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References

[Cover Photo: Ray Kurzweil in June 2017 video. Screenshot courtesy of Singularity Hub.]

Ray Kurzweil, Terry Grossman. Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever. September 27, 2005. Link.

Caroline Daniel. Breakfast with the FT: Ray Kurzweil. The Financial Times. April 10, 2015. Link.
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Diagnosis, Treatment, and Advice: This article is intended for educational and informational purposes only and is not a substitute for qualified, professional medical advice. The information and opinions provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Experimental therapies carry a much higher risk than FDA-approved ones. Consult a licensed and qualified physician for the diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911, or an equivalent emergency hotline number, for all medical emergencies. As well, consult a licensed, qualified physician before changing your diet, supplement or exercise programs. Photos, Endorsements, & External Links: This article is not intended to endorse organizations, companies, or their products. Links to external websites, mention or depiction of company names or brands, are intended for illustration only and do not constitute endorsements.

2019-20 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Sept. 3 – Dec. 20   2019

Sept. 3 (Tuesday)                              First Day of Semester
Final Calendar dates: To Be Arranged.

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

The 25 Year Wait for Immortality / Things You Never Suspected Could Cause Cancer / Sept. 3 (Tuesday) is the First Day of Fall Semester

On a portrait of this Beautiful day,
the icy glass windows
of our eyes
are many, many miles away
from our dreams
in the skies.

When
we are far from
Hope,
and live on the deserted shores
of what we think
is reality,
in the depths of our sorrow
we need but look
into the precious Word of God –
to see Tomorrow.

Hope
resides within our God given
collective ability
to create the Future.

Today,
Worldwide,
the average life expectancy was 71.5 years
(68 years and 4 months for males –
72 years and 8 months for females)
over the period 2010–2015
according to United Nations
World Population Prospects 2015 Revision,
and about 78 years in the United States.

This was not always true.
It is deeply saddening to realize,
but during most of recorded History,
any Human Being who reached the mid-thirties
erroneously thought he had beaten the system.
Over the past century
we gained a World wide average of 30 years,
about 25 of which are attributed to
improvements in public health.

     Countries by Average Life Expectancy From the          World Health Organization (2015)

Precious words of Hope
and inspiration
are conveyed to us
in the Word of God.

In the Old Testament
we see the Life span of Human Beings
reaching great ages.
Many lived over 900 years.
The Bible tells us that:
Adam lived 930 years. (Genesis 5:5)
Seth lived 912 years.(Genesis 5:8)
Methuselah lived 969 years.(Genesis 5:27)
And Noah lived 950 years,
to mention a few.

“And all the days of Methuselah 
were nine hundred sixty and nine years:
and he died.”
Genesis 5:27

Following the Great Flood,
lifespans rarely exceeded
100 years.
This event is pivotal
in changing Life expectancy
on this planet.

Before the flood, the Bible says
that there was a vapor canopy
around the entire World.
The Lifespan was much longer.

There are over 270 flood stories
from every culture around the World.
The vapor/ice canopy that surround the earth was a protection,
increased atmospheric pressure,
which is found in amber samples
found to have been an oxygen concentration of 51%,
where today we have 21%.
This explains why people and everything lived longer.

It was after the flood that God said
he would shorten man’s days
upon the Earth.

This great flood may have also
contaminated the Earth
in a horrible way,
which contributed to the loss
of so very much
precious Time
on this Earth.

When it comes to Living, the Sky is NOT the limit.

My Dear Friends,
God also revealed
the Truth
of our potential to Live
much, much longer,
perhaps
Forever.

According to Scripture
God designed His Children, Human Beings,
to live Eternally
in deep relationship with Him.
Yes,
when it came to Mankind,
God’s involvement was
direct and intimate.

“I think it’s reasonable
to suppose that one could oscillate
between being biologically 20 and biologically 25
indefinitely.”
read more

Aubrey de Grey

Hang in There:
The 25-Year Wait for Immortality

Related Stories

Goodnight.

Next week:

Ray Kurzweil
wants to live forever.
Read the list of the nearly 100 of the pills
that Kurzweil takes daily
in a bid to achieve his goal of
immortality
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 Startling Things You Never Suspected
Could Cause Cancer (but they do)
by Danica Collins

Most laundry detergents (The 1,4-dioxane found in laundry detergent is particularly harmful in the fact that the chemical binds easily to water and remains there. Even after water containing the chemical has been purified and filtered, low levels have been detected, indicating that it is not easily removed from water.

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I’m done with the nap and the Sun!

Numerous water supplies across the country have been found to be tainted with 1,4-dioxane. Try PENTA water (my favorite). Expensive? Well, a little pricey. But CHEAP compared to a stay in the hospital. And not painful at all. In fact, the company advertises that it “gives you a feeling of well being”. I found this to be true. Place it in the refrigerator and get it cold. Then drink a full bottle when you get up in the morning. Yes, you will have a feeling of well being. This good clean water, with a great taste, makes me float around the house for a long time. It’s not just an advertising line, it is true. Our fragile human bodies react beautifully to the good things, and the things that are good for you in Life.

20 different laundry detergents from both conventional and “natural” brands were evaluated in one study. Evoxa, an independent, third-party laboratory that is highly respected for its rigorous methods and high standards, conducted all product testing. The results are as follows:

Conventional brands:
1. Tide (P&G) – 55 parts per million (ppm) Gulp!
2. Ivory Snow Gentle (P&G) – 31 ppm
3. Tide Free (P&G) – 29 ppm
4. Purex (Dial Corp.) – 25 ppm
5. Gain 2X Ultra (P&G) – 21 ppm
6. Cheer BrightClean Detergent (P&G) – 20 ppm
7. Era 2X Ultra (P&G) – 14 ppm
8. Arm & Hammer (Church & Dwight Co.) – 5.0 ppm
9. Wisk 2X Ultra (Sun Products Corp.) – 3.9 ppm
10. Woolite Complete Detergent (Reckitt Benckiser) – 1.3 ppm
11. All laundry detergent (Unilever) – 0.6 ppm
12. Dreft powdered detergent (P&G) – non-detectable (ND)
13. Sun Burst (Sun Products Corp.) – ND

“Natural” brands:
1. Planet Ultra Liquid detergent – 6.1 ppm
2. Mrs. Meyers laundry detergent – 1.5 ppm
3. Clorox Green Works Natural detergent – ND
4. Ecos laundry detergent (Earth Friendly Products) – ND This is the product my family uses.
5. Life Tree Laundry Liquid – ND
6. Method Squeaky Green laundry detergent – ND
7. Seventh Generation Free & Clear laundry detergent – ND

Now, what do I do? This reminds me of the time when, in 1984, I finally realized that smoking tobacco was going to kill me and death would come in a very painful and miserable way. Yes, I left the good Doctor’s office, and thought about what he said: “Bill, remember, ALL SMOKERS QUIT!”. I toddled home and THREW AWAY all tobacco products, including my beloved briar wood pipe.

Yes, throw all the dangerous products away. TODAY. The very best investment you can possibly make is in the health and safety of your children and yourself. If you hesitate, it could be the costliest moment in your life or the life of your child.

Dr. a

Dr. A’s office. Don’t fight it, take delight in it!

Commercial hair dyes

[Editors Note: (Companies in general whose products were found to be free of  cancer causing 1,4-Dioxane include:  Dr. Bronner’s, Aubrey Organics (my favorite), Burt’s Bees, Desert Essence, Dr. Hauschka, EO, TerrEssential, Zia Fresh, and Avalon Organics.] read more

Other Startling Things You Never Suspected
Could Cause Cancer:

Granite countertops (which emit radon)
High doses of Vitamin E
Repressed anger (Yes, let it all out, but not on each other! A good pillow fight helps. The loser can clean up the feathers.)
Rancid peanuts and seeds
Canola oil
Chronic inflammation
Canned tomatoes (Yes, the can is the problem)
Food laced with pesticides (Simple solution: buy ORGANIC!)
Vitamin D deficiency in the body (Simple solution: get out of the house. Go outside and enjoy God’s beautiful gift of sunshine. Did you know the further away from the equator you go, the higher the level of vitamin d deficiency diseases such as  multiple sclerosis, Dementia (Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia),  Prostate cancer, Schizophrenia, and Heart disease. Symptoms of deficiency include pain, muscle weakness, increased blood pressure, and depression. read more

Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because the body naturally produces it when the skin is directly exposed to sunlight. You can also get the necessary daily amount through your diet or supplements. Vitamin D-rich foods include milk, cheese, and fatty fish like tuna, salmon, and mackerel. Certain foods such as cereals, orange juice, soy products, yogurt, and margarine are sometimes fortified with vitamin D.

The National Institutes of Health recommends that most adults get about 600 IUs (International Units) of vitamin D daily.

Hey, get your kids and yourself out of the house and into the sunshine a good 30 minutes each day. This will prevent vitamin D deficiency diseases.

More Startling Things You Never Suspected
Could Cause Cancer:
Chemicals from aerosol cans
Mammograms
Food microwaved in plastic containers (including
plastic wrap, the plastic trays that come with frozen
TV dinners, and even plastic baby bottles)
even prolonged sitting has recently been definitively linked to cancer!

click here for more – https://www.organicconsumers.org/

bird

We enrolled this beauty. He is
officially our pesticide.

Some people die from complications caused by conventional cancer therapy not cancer that kills them.  More often than not, conventional cancer therapies have been shown to be more dangerous than the disease – that they cause more harm than good.

So what exactly happens when someone is reported as having “died of cancer?”  It means that someone’s immune system has been severely weakened that it was rendered powerless against pathogens, viruses and disease microorganisms.

When your immune system is working correctly, it’s almost impossible to get sick … or to succumb to cancer.

It’s rarely the presence of cancer cells or tumors that kill a patient.  Cancer cells come and go.  Every human being has cancer cells existing in the body at any given time – but those cells usually don’t multiply into the full-blown disease … unless the body’s immune system is compromised.
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2019-20 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Sept. 3 – Dec. 20   2019

Sept. 3 (Tuesday)                              First Day of Semester
Final Calendar dates: To Be Arranged.

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

This Beautiful Gift of Life / Tomorrow for Home / Sept. 3 (Tuesday) is the First Day of Fall Semester

“Thank you”
men and women of God,
especially our
Pastors, Priests, Reverends, Rabbis and Ministers,
such as the much admired Rev. Donald Graves.
His precious Life
is Healing so many people in Tucson.
His Science of Mind community
brings Light to darkness.

The men and women of God
have given their Lives
to spread the Precious Word of Salvation.
We salute the courage, humility, Love and dedication
of these men and women
who keep alive
Hope.

You have
our sincere appreciation
and Love.

Thank you.

To grasp the full significance
of the wondrous Gift of Life,
is to add value
to it.
For this Beautiful Gift
of Life,
is the Gift
of Love.

And although it is
difficult to comprehend
what Love is,
we know it
when we feel
nothing else.
Love
happens anywhere,
at any time,
and
when we least
expect it.

Where there is Love,
there is
Life.

My Dear Friends,
we have reasons
to be here.
One,
is to learn
who we really are,
and to grow
Spiritually
from knowing.

Another,
is to evolve
toward the understanding
that we are all
one.

God
has given us
the Gift of
each other.
And our Life
at its best,
is a daily unwrapping
of His Present
to each of us.

“The water is wide,
I can’t cross over.

And neither have I
wings to fly.

Give me a boat,
that can carry two.

And boat shall row,
my Love and I.”
James Taylor, D. Grolnick

………    The Gift of each other.

Our Children
quicken to Life
for so short
a Time.
And,
if we are open
and accepting
to all that Life
with them
has to offer,
our Youth
is renewed.

When
we are in Love
with Life,
we are open
to all
it has to offer,
with acceptance
and excitement
and a passion
for Living.

                    A passion for Living.

If you
want to know
the secret
to a happy Life,
watch your Children
at play.
And then,
play with them.
They know
far, far more
about Life
and Living
than we will ever
know.
They will give you
a reason to Live
and a reason to Live happily,
IF
you let them.

What we do
has little real value.
And we
are not even
aware.

What
are you Living for?
Yourself?
And how miserable
has that made you?

Our Journey of Life
can have
a much, much more
fulfilling purpose.

Life
can be simple,
happy
and filled with
Love –
Love so right,
you forget
you are Home.

The Precious Gift
of Life,
is a Gift,
a Gift of
Love.
.

Open it.

Goodnight.

…………………….Open it.

Tomorrow for Home

Our children are born of America’s Freedom.
They are the birthright of Liberty’s Hope.
Our family harbors the fleet of our Nation,
With ships set to sail for Destiny’s Home.

As we hoist sail on the mast of our Dreaming,
And steer our course toward keeping us free,
With no oar in the water or sail bent skyward,
Shall we cross over the deepening sea?

Can we stay the course of our country’s freedom,
If we cannot keep our sight on the shore?
The sea of Tomorrow will billow and swallow
The Nations of people who can do no more.

Without the Vision to cherish our children
Having no courage their cause to put forth,
The Captain won’t sail the ship of our Nation;
He shall never steer us to destiny’s port.

With sails unfurled for the Winds our yearning,
With no greater Love than we show our own,
The Captain won’t cut the ship from her mooring;
He shall never sail her Tomorrow for Home.

christmas card 1992 back-cCopyright 1992
words & music by
Wm. C. Anderson
& Annie A. Anderson
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2019-20 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Sept. 3 – Dec. 20   2019

Sept. 3 (Tuesday)                              First Day of Semester
Final Calendar dates: To Be Arranged.

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

Between the Lines of Life / Your Foolproof Guarantee to Happiness / Sept. 3 (Tuesday) is the First Day of Fall Semester

“No problem can be solved
by the same consciousness
that created it.”
Albert Einstein

The World
is filled with more
Beauty
than we have time
on this Earth
to see,
or feel,
or taste,
or ever know
real or surreal.
.

This Beauty
is of the material
and
the Ethereal
stunning landscapes
endeared to us
and filled with still-Life,
animated
by the Will of God.

Nature splashes
elegant spectrums
of rich, vibrant and evolving colors,
textures, odors and sensations.
They are Loving invitations
for us to explore
the Beauty of God’s World.

Surrounded
by Oceans of Life,
we find all Living Creatures
are one contiguous Body.
All
are essential for becoming
who we are.

The Story of
Mankind
is truly the Story
of us
all.
.
“For the Beauty of the Earth,
For the Beauty of the skies,
For the Love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all to thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of Praise
For the Beauty of the hour,
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale
And tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light.
Lord of all to Thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of Praise.
………………John Rutter

.My Dear Friends,
the Story of Love
is written
between
the lines of
Life.

And the most Loving Story,
the most Beautiful Love Story
ever told,
is in the Scripture of the
Holy Bible.
The molecular structure,
of every Word,
on every Page,
and of every Thought we take captive
from the Knowledge and Wisdom
of God,
like the Human Heart itself,
reveals Love.

My Friend,
we are never trapped
within the Truth,
only set Free.

God’s aim
is that we be transformed,
Sanctified,
freed by the Truth
of his Revealed Word.
(John 8:32; 17:17)

Let your fears
subside.
Like the Moon,
we go through phases
of emptiness,
to feel full
again.

The colors
of our dreams,
fall like leaves
from the Trees.
But
they fall to
the precious Earth,
to be reborn
and give birth.

“Knowing the Truth
will set one at Liberty –
free
from sin,

free from condemnation,
and free from death.”
– Romans 6:22; 8:1-2

To Walk
in the Light
of God’s Love
is the see the Truth,
to view the
World
as God wants you
to see.

Love Is A Choice.

God gave us free will.
We must
choose to Love.

In Loving one another,
we choose
to help
those that are less fortunate.
We choose Light over dark,
Eternal Life
over death.

The River of Life
is wide,
the Ocean deep.
But the waters
will divide
with Promises to keep.
And if
in your Life,
the rain is falling,
a Rainbow can reflect
off the walls
of your precious
Heart.

The sweetest Flower
of your Life
is yet to
Bloom.
.
Goodnight.

Your Foolproof Guarantee to Happiness
by Bill High
read more
We spend most of our lives waiting for our “when.” When I get that promotion.  When I get that new house. When I get the kids in preschool. When I get the kids off to college. When I win the lottery. And so it goes. The idea is that whenever I reach my “when,” then I’ll be happy.

But there is in fact a guaranteed foolproof way to happiness. It comes without regard to how much money you have or where you live. Curious?

There are two new published works [1] coming out of a five year intensive study from the University of Notre Dame – The Science of Generosity Initiative. Here are the findings:

  1. While people would assume that getting things for ourselves would make us happy, it doesn’t.
  2. To the contrary generosity is “positively associated with greater happiness” (defining generosity as regular practices of giving – whether through time or money).
  3. 4 out of 10 Americans who say they give 10% of their income report they are “very happy.” Whereas those who don’t give 10% report a remarkable 10% decline in happiness.
  4. Moreover, the study demonstrated that those who are generous are statistically more likely to be physically healthy, emotionally healthy, and have a greater purpose in life.

The researchers note: “…practices of generosity—such as financial giving, volunteering and relational and neighborly generosity—have the capacity to shape people in the processes of human formation over time.” Or perhaps stated more plainly, “People actually grow by giving themselves away.”

Want to be happy?  Prescription:  generosity.

[1] Christian Smith & Hilary Davidson, The Paradox of Generosity (Oxford 2014); Patricia Snell Herzog & Heather Price, American Generosity: Who Gives & Why (Oxford 2016).
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“I am entirely certain
that twenty years from now
we will look back at education
as it is practiced in most schools today
and wonder how we could tolerate
anything so primitive.”

John W. Gardner

2019-20 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Sept. 3 – Dec. 20   2019

Sept. 3 (Tuesday)                              First Day of Semester
Final Calendar dates: To Be Arranged.

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

 

Written on the Walls of Your Heart / Best Supplements to Fight Cancer / Sept. 3 (Tuesday) is the First Day of Fall Semester

“How much better to get Wisdom
than gold,
to choose Understanding
rather than silver.”
– Proverbs 16:16

Sadness
mirrors Joy,
hate is the
mirror of Love,
and death –
the mirror of
Life.

They
are not opposites,
and they
are not the same.

They are
reflections
deep abiding
reflections
that let us see
into who we really are,
what we truly need,
and what we Believe
Infinite Processions
that grow
into one another.

                    Deep abiding reflections.

They
are from Seeds
planted by the
Hand of God –
growing into Wisdom,
Understanding, Compassion
and Forgiveness.

The seeds of Love
must be planted
to be harvested
.
And they can be,
by the Word of God
My Dear Friends,
the Word of God,
is Perfect Seed.

“The Kingdom of God
is like a Man who
scatters seed on the ground.
Night and day he sleeps and wakes,
and the seed sprouts and grows,
though he knows not how.”
Mark 4:26-27

There is
in each of us
a Sacred Child-like Spirit,
when we truly dedicate ourselves
to remembering and reclaiming
our forgotten and abandoned
inner-Child.

          Love does not grow old.

Within you
dwells Infinite Wisdom
of the ages,
and a Sacred Creative Force
of all that is,
all that will be,
and ever was.

Infinite Processions that grow into one another.

In our search
to be completely
Human,
to feel, to give,
to take, to laugh, to get lost,
to be found, to sing and dance,
to be so very Human,
and to Love,
we can discover
the Purity and Sanctity
of Life.

Let us Pray
to continue to explore
and embrace
the Sacredness of Existence,
so that we may see
all the Beauty
that dwells deep within
the
Human Heart.

        Sacred Child-like Spirit.

Written
on the walls
of your Heart
is
a Love Letter.

Let
someone
read it.
My Dear Friends,
Love
does not grow old.
We do.

Goodnight.

12 of the best supplements to fight cancer
by Chris Woollams
click here to read more

Certain bioactive compounds, found in foods, are known to have strong epigenetic (cancer correcting) benefits. Supplements concentrate those benefits.

Dr. Young S. Kim of the National Cancer Institute studied Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) which lie at the heart of cancers. She showed in her 2012 research that a poor diet could help CSCs re-grow into a full tumour again after chemotherapy had reduced it by even 70 per cent. However, she also showed that certain bioactive compounds could prevent this re-growth. She talked of suforaphanes, curcumin, pipeline, vitamins A and E, genistein, theanine, choline, EGCG from green tea and others and she went on to add that you could obtain from quality supplements. Who are we to argue?

Although European and American research has shown a ’small but significant’ prevention factor (of about 7 per cent), we are not going to recommend you take a multivitamin and mineral if you already have the disease. Why? because the vitamins are usually synthetic and deficient, and the minerals include iron, which is known to help cancer cells thrive.

We think there are much stronger compounds to take:

1: FISH OILS

The number 1 supplement*: Long chain omega 3 is essential for cellular health, control of local inflammation, longevity and much, much more. Research shows supplementation, because it is daily and dose-controlled, actually provides more benefit than eating oily fish. Fish oils reduce the risk of cachexia, and can reduce polyps, the precursors to colorectal cancer.

2: SELENIUM

Helps displace heavy metals from the body. Anti-oxidant mineral recognised more and more as essential in the fight against cancer; for example, German research shows it lowers prostate cancer risk.

3: VITAMIN E

Powerful immune system booster. But take a natural form that ideally combines all 4 tocopherols and all 4 tocotrienols. You simply cannot eat the daily quantities shown to be effective in scientific studies.

4: CHLORELLA

Rather than take vitamin A, go for superfood chlorella. People simply do not eat enough ’greens’, and chlorella is a ’super-green’. Wonderful source of both natural cis- and trans-beta-carotene, minerals and vitamin B-12, especially important if you employ a meat-free diet. This is how to get your vitamin A; your body will make what it wants from beta-carotene.

5: VITAMIN D

The number 1 supplement*. If you cannot get a couple of hours in the sunshine every day, you should consider supplementation of 5000IUs, as recommended by Harvard medical School. This vitamin is actually a hormone and has been shown to activate the immune system, reduce the risk of cancer and even correct cancer cells in research studies.

6: COENZYME Q10

Research shows antioxidant, anti-ageing, anti-cancer benefits  levels in tissues decline as you age. Essential to your mitochondria, US research clearly shows you can recapture the levels of your youth by supplementation.  Max 50 mgs a day.  Above is wasted.

“At last, the definitive book on a diet to fight cancer, backed by real research” Mrs BS DevonClick here to read about it.

7: GRAPE SEED EXTRACT

Shown in the American VITAL study to be the top anti-oxidant commonly available. It is an OPC, and Pine Bark Extract (another OPC but not in the research study) may be even better.

8: CURCUMIN

The Number 1 supplement* equal with vitamin D and fish oils. Research shows a variety of health benefits; an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, this spice (Turmeric) seems to play a strong role in a number of anti-cancer pathways, and in other illnesses too. Prof. Aggarwal of MD Anderson claims he does not know a cancer it does not have a positive effect against. Take with olive oil and black pepper (pipeline) for maximum absorption.

9: B COMPLEX

B Vitamins are essential for correct cellular division and replication apart from playing a role in the nervous system and many of the senses. A pre-cursor to diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer has been shown to be the build up of Homocystein levels in the body. B Vitamins can keep this under control. Normally your gut bacteria MAKE your B vitamins (if you feed them fibrous foods). But after antibiotics and chemo, your gut bacteria will not be functioning properly.

10: RESVERATROL

Seems to play a prevention role in everything from dementia to strokes to cancer. It is now know to act as a pro drug with the CYP1B1 gene in cancer cells. The gene turns it in to picetannol whig kills the cancer cell. Research is coming thick and fast on this natural compound found in organic red grape skins.

11. MODIFIED CITRUS PECTIN

Again, new research abounds on the abilities of this compound to block the ’velcro patches’ on the outside of cancer cells, reducing their abilities to stick to each other and to new tissues. This reduces metastases.

12. INDOLE 3 CARBINOL

I3C can convert aggressive oestradiol into a safer sister, and even modify oestrogen receptor sites on cells (much like Tamoxifen) and prevent dangerous oestrogens binding there. But it also works against non-oestrogenic cancers via the p27 pathway. Research shows clear benefits in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
It is important that you look for a source of naturally-sourced supplements. Many cheaper products are synthetic and limited in their content. Some research studies have indicated such synthetic products have dubious abilities. If you have already decided to supplement, you may want to see what supplements are available on www.ournaturalselection.com (in the UK) who supply all natural products.

Readers of this article also read:
12 Foods to fight cancerClick Here
20 Herbs to fight cancerClick Here
12 effective ways to boost your immune system – Click Here
At last. The definitive, research-based book on how to build a diet to help beat cancer. Click here to read about it.

2019-20 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Sept. 3 – Dec. 20   2019

Sept. 3 (Tuesday)                              First Day of Semester
Final Calendar dates: To Be Arranged.

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

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The Best of Living is Life / Why Kids Need to Play / Sept. 3 (Tuesday) is the First Day of Fall Semester

This fleeting
trace in Time,
can become like a Dream
you are never really sure
you had.

My Dear Friends,
we are all
where we have been.
We are
there.

And as we awake
from the Dream of Life,
we may realize
the best of Living
is Life,
when Life
is turned into
Song.

The World
you are going to make,
is but a dream away.
But there is no need
to re-write the Story,
replace the Stars,
say
the World is not
ours.

How can
your World never be
enough,
when the Tide
of God’s Moon,
and the Light of His Sun
at noon,
you simply did not
see.

You
are
the World

to someone you Love.
Everything
your World could be,
is on the other side
of where you
reside,
in another Reality,
in a Dream
in which someone Lives,
when they
Dream of you.

Go
where you have
never been before.
When all
that is Real
is created in the
Mind,
and of every
kind,
what you think
is
what the World
will be.

As our Lives
spill into each other,
we can turn Time
into Flowers.

       Turn Time into Flowers.

Every Story
is a
Love Story.
But a Story
must be told,
to be.
And to say
nothing
of your Love,
is a toxic embrace
in all its abandon
and savagery.
.
Through many deaths
have we endured,
in moments
never shared,
in words
never dared,
to say:
I Love You.
.
When
Life is turned into Song,
the memory
of someone we Love
breathes the air
we breathe.
For a Song
never sung,
none higher
in cost
is ever paid.
.
The essential Sacredness
of all things,
includes you.
.
The Oceans
of our Hearts
are drained
by Rivers of Tears,
as we depart
from our Loved Ones
with no word
of Loving farewell.

Loving words
never birthed
are forever
never born,
and infinite
in the moments
they are never
to be.

Pointless
is the period
which begins the
sentence,
and never ends that
which has
no beginning.
To never begin
is an end
of beginning.

Life
can be
much like that.

But,
if I decide
to be,
to really become
part
of the bountiful Beauty
that is all around me,
with God
by my side,
who can stop
me?

Be happy
that there are people
who are truly alive on the same Earth
that you walk on every day.
They are Gifts
sent from God.

“Crying
is just another part
of being Human. Gerald Costello
Cry away the Heartaches….
for it’s good for you.”
  Gerald Costello

How many sorrows
do you hide
in this World of illusion?
When you open your Heart
you will discover
something you are longing to find:
the Miracle of Love
to take away your pain
and give you Life
again.

Goodnight.

Why Kids Need to Play

It is so important for kids to have unstructured, free play time. In these days of schedules, routines, and many demands and responsibilities, it is increasingly important for children to be allowed to just play.

See the following reasons why children need to play (statements in italics retrieved from More Than a Toy).

1. According to a clinical report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children.” Play is necessary in order to help children develop social skills, because they learn to get along with others, take turns, and much more. Play helps children gain healthy emotional development because it allows them to express their conscious and unconscious experiences regarding their feelings about their life and things that are going on around them.

2. Play is important to a child’s neurological development. By playing, children are promoting healthy brain development because they are strengthening many neuronal connections that would otherwise disappear or weaken if not used.

3. United Nations High Commission for Human Rights recognized play as a right of every child because of its importance to optimal child development.

4. Public schools throughout the United States continue to reduce the amount of time allotted to free play. For example, in response to No Child Left Behind, many schools increased their focus on reading and math by decreasing the amount of time allocated to recess and the creative arts. Ironically, play helps children adjust to school and improves their readiness to learn. When children are allowed to play without being told what they specifically have to do, they become more focused, have greater attention spans, and improve their academic skills.

5. Overscheduled family lifestyles often lead to less time for quality parent-child interaction and child-driven play. Many families would benefit from less hurried routines that allow for unstructured play. Family life and child behavior problems can improve when more child-led playtime is allowed on a frequent basis. When parents play with their children in a way that allows the child to decide what they are going to do and with the parent simply being with the child and interacting with them at the child’s level, parent-child relationships and family life can improve.

6. Children learn how to share, resolve conflicts, make decisions, be assertive, and work in groups through unstructured play. Although some children are more apt to have these skills than others, most children are able to develop these great social skills through playing with other children. Even playing alone can help a child gain self-confidence, assertiveness, decision-making skills, and much more.

7. Play allows children to identify, express, and learn about feelings. Children often use pretend play to act out things they see in their lives, such as what their mom and dad are like, experiences that occur at school, or what friendships are like. Amidst these everyday life experiences, children of course have feelings about the events. Children become more aware of their own and others’ feelings and how to manage feelings by expressing them and working through emotions in play.

8. Children can make sense of their life experiences through unstructured play. Children don’t see things the same way as adults do, so they can use play to have a better understanding of certain life experiences.

9. Parents can help children who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties by learning how to play with them in a specific way using selected toys. These difficulties include, but are not limited to, emotional problems, pervasive developmental disorders, speech problems, mental retardation, parental divorce, at-risk circumstances, relocation, immigration, abuse/neglect, mental health diagnoses, foster/adoption issues, chronic illness, social difficulties, hyperactivity, disabilities, learning difficulties, exposure to violence, adjustment difficulties, and deaf and hard of hearing. There are ways that a parent can help their children with these types of issues by using specific types of toys and specific types of interactions. However, there are also therapeutic interventions that a therapist or play therapist can teach a parent to best suit the child’s situation, such as filial therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, and play therapy interventions.

10. Parents can significantly improve their relationships with their children by learning how to play with them in a specific way using selected toys. When parents simply be with their child and truly focus on their child (without being in a hurry or trying to over-manage the play), their relationship with their child can greatly improve. Play time doesn’t have to occur for hours a day. It can be as little as a few minutes here and there but doing this type of play on a daily or at least almost daily basis is very helpful to a parent-child relationship.

Learn more about how play shapes the brain and helps a child develop with this book: Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

pic credit: Aikawa Ke

2019-20 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

Sept. 3 – Dec. 20   2019

Sept. 3 (Tuesday)                              First Day of Semester
Final Calendar dates: To Be Arranged.

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