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.

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

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

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if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

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Children & Cell Phone Radiation / Monnig Meteorite Gallery

“It isn’t what the book costs.
It’s what it will cost you
if you don’t read it.”
– Jim Rohn

My friends, I feel that it is important to share this information with you.

Does anyone know where Townes Is?

Does anyone know where Townes is?

The following is from RF SAFE (read entire article at www.rfsafe.com). Research published last year established greater health risks from exposure to cell phone radiation. Major governmental reports were released, and policies were adopted in Europe and India to reduce risks from cell phone radiation exposure.

Following are major research and policy developments regarding cell phone and wireless radiation health and safety in 2013:

– 25 or more years of cell phone and cordless phone use was found to be associated with a tripled risk of brain cancer.

– Women who used cell phones for ten or more years were two-and- a-half times more likely to develop acoustic neuroma, a tumor on the nerve from the ear to the brain.

This is what the path to knowledge looks like!

Yes, child. This is what the pathway to knowledge looks like!

– Only 30 minutes of exposure to LTE, 4th generation cell phone radiation, was found to alter activity on both sides of the human brain.

– Children with slightly elevated lead levels in their blood who used cell phones were found to be at greater risk of developing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than lead-exposed children who did not use cell phones; the amount of cell phone use predicted ADHD.

Left to their own devices, children know what to do along this pathway.

When guided down this pathway, your child will know what to do.

The American Academy of Pediatrics submitted a letter to the FCC that urged the adoption of standards that protect children’s health and well-being from radiation emitted by cell phones and other wireless devices; that reflect how people actually use their cell phones; and that provide sufficient information to enable consumers to make informed decisions when they purchase cell phones.

YOU MAY WANT TO SIT DOWN FOR THIS – I DID:

Natalie enjoys feeding the fish at the Japanese Garden.

Natalie enjoys feeding the fish at the Japanese Garden.

The U.S. (that’s us folks!) appointed the former chief lobbyist for the cellular industry, to chair the FCC, raising concerns in the public health community that the FCC will not strengthen our obsolete and inadequate cell phone radiation standards.

We really should STOP voting for people who even allow a lobbyist into their office? The lives and safety of our children depend upon it!

And please remember, your VOTE is the most powerful and the most valuable thing you possess. Your vote is a very Sacred Gift placed into your hands by truly loving and courageous people, who suffered and died in countless battles around this earth. You can thank them and express your love for them by exercising this precious freedom, that they so lovingly gave to you. We paid a higher cost in human suffering and death for our freedom to govern ourselves, than for any thing else in life.

Cole has walked long enough & needs a break.

Cole has walked long enough & needs a break.

Please do the research to discover who really cares for us and then, recruit them to run for public office. Support them, vote for them, and then monitor them until they flinch when they see you. And if they stop truly representing you and your precious children – get rid of them and vote them out of their office of Sacred Trust! Take control of your country or prepare to pay an unbearable price.

The World Health Organization in a 471 page report concluded that there is now “limited evidence” in both humans and laboratory animals that radio frequency radiation, especially from cell phones, causes cancer.

The European Environment Agency issued a report calling on governments to reduce exposure to cell phone radiation, especially exposure to children and young adults who are at greatest risk for brain and salivary gland tumors; the report recommended texting (not while driving, silly), use of hands-free sets, and improved cell phone design; governments should reconsider the present exposure standards; cell phones should be required to have effective labeling and warnings about potential risks; and funding should be provided for “urgently needed research into the health effects of phones” and base stations.

Twelve health experts called on governments to adopt stricter safety standards for radio frequency radiation because the obsolete, current standards are not based on the recent literature about biological effects; and recommended that Wi-Fi be banned from public schools and other public venues.

The Los Angeles Unified School District adopted a $500 million

Hey, I need a break too!

Hey, I need a break too!

technology plan to install Wi-Fi in every classroom and provide every student with a wireless tablet despite opposition from health experts and the American Academy of Pediatrics. By the way, the Anderson School does not have Wi-Fi for this and other good reasons.

Belgium banned children’s cell phones and requires the specific absorption rate (SAR) be listed on every cell phone at the point of sale and a warning provided to customers to choose a lower SAR phone, use it moderately, and wear an earpiece.

Below are the lowest Cell phone radiation levels in the U. S. – Updated July 3, 2013 by Lynn La and Kent German from: http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phone-radiation-levels/

Rank          Model                                   SAR (Specific Absorption Rate)

1      Samsung Galaxy Note                      0.19  (This is the safest one)
2      Samsung Galaxy Note                      0.27
3      Samsung Galaxy Note 2                   0.28
4      Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket        0.30
5      Kyocera DuraXT                               0.32
6      Pantech Discover                             0.35
7      Samsung Galaxy Beam                    0.36
8      Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II      0.37
9      Pantech Swift                                   0.38
10    Samsung Jitterbug Plus                    0.40
10a  Jitterbug Plus                                    0.40
12    Samsung Gusto 2                             0.41
12a  Kyocera DuraMax                             0.41
12b  Samsung Gusto 2                             0.41

And I know you are curious.
The model with the HIGHEST SAR,
or Specific Absorption Rate is:
the BlackBerry Curve 9310                        1.58 (SAR)

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health warned the public to reduce their exposure to cell phone radiation.

Hey! Has anyone seen his theater ticket?

Hey! Has anyone seen his theater ticket?

Links to these and other stories are available on http://www.rfsafe.com. I have purchased products from this company and can highly recommend them to you. Our special thanks goes to rfsafe and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkely.

On Friday, January 10 we will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Barnes and Noble Book Store, one block south of the Hulen Shopping Center, 4801 Overton Ridge Blvd. Suite 100, Fort Worth – Telephone Number: (817) 346-2368. At 11:00 a.m., we will will travel to a nearby eatery to enjoy lunch. At 12:15 we will enjoy a guided tour of the Monnig Meteorite Gallery, located in the Sid Richardson Building, Room 240 (behind Winton Scott) on the campus of Texas Christian University (817-257-6377 / 6277). Please Do NOT drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present.Sign 10415

FINANCIAL: No fee at the Meteorite Gallery. Please provide funds for a book. Lunch Please provide funds for lunch. Refreshments Will be available at the bookstore.

Please escort your child(ren) to the Meteorite Gallery when dropping off. Do not allow your child(ren) to enter unescorted. Your child(ren) can become lost. Students are NOT to leave the Gallery, Restaurant or Bookstore at any time, for any reason, including the need use the restroom or secure a ride, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived & with whom you are leaving or he will pass out, hit the floor and constantly complain to Mrs. A about all the bruises and pain. Parents – please ask your child if this has been done.

Is that Abby joining the card game?

Is that Abby                         joining the card game?

Drop-off will be at the Barnes & Nobel Bookstore at 9:30 a.m. & pick up will be at 2:30 p. m. at the Meteorite Gallery.

Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & red monogrammed school shirts are required. All PARENTS/GUARDIANS/INLAWS/NEIGHBORS/ SIBLINGS, VISITORS & THE CURIOUS are always invited to participate on our trips.

Emergency Telephone: 682-777-1908

IMPORTANT DATES:
Jan. 24 Fort Worth Stock Show
Jan. 20 (Mon.) Dr. M. L. King Holiday
Feb. 17 (Mon.) President’s Day Holiday
Mar. 10-14 Spring Break Holidays