[Story] Jeep, Boat & Helicopter plus a Special Invitation …

Dear Difference Maker,

Quantum Physicists observe that in order to have a Quantum Leap …

You must adequately and positively
fulfill the potential within the limit . . .

We are living in a time when great strides must be made in our society.  It’s about leaving behind what never did work and move in the direction of what is needed and will have the greatest, exponential impact in order to adequately and positively fulfill the potential within the limit of the deep social emotional issues currently interfering with excellence in education.

There once was a story about a city that was experiencing a terrible flood.

A man is sitting on his front porch watching the water rise and a jeep drives up. “Get in! Everything’s going to be underwater!”   “No thanks. God will save me.”

An hour passes, and the water has risen into the house. A boat comes by. “Get in! You’re going to drown!”   “No thanks. God will save me.”

Soon the water rises over the house. The man is now on the roof. A helicopter flies overhead. “We’ll lower a line. Grab it or you’ll die!”   “No thanks. God will save me.”

The man drowns. When he gets to Heaven and meets God, he says, “God! Why didn’t you save me?!”

“I sent a jeep, a boat, and a helicopter. What more did you want?”

Thank YOU for BEing YOU and for the Difference You Make every day!

Reaching out…

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Author & Founder of Heart Productions & Publishing
www.MakeADifference.com/Acknowledgment

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You’re Invited to a Wine & Cheese Get Together with Mary Reynolds!

Make A Difference WEEK Program Inspired from http://www.AcknowledgmentMovie.com

Who:
Mary Robinson Reynolds, M.S.
Educational Psychologist
National Speaker, Trainer & Author

What:
Wine & Cheese Get Together

Where:
Hampton Inn & Suites 59
Portsmouth Avenue Exeter, NH

When:
Tuesday, April 8th
4 to 4:30 pm – Meet & Greet
4:30 to 6 pm – Presentation

We welcome you to extend this invitation to all administrative leaders who you would like to have attend.

Come learn how you can transform social emotional issues facing today’s youth with Mary’s Make A Difference WEEK Program and how WE will acquire the funding for the program from outside sources.

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Verbally Abusive Child? Ignite Compassion

From the desk of … Mary Robinson Reynolds, M.S.
Re:  Verbally Abusive Child?  Ignite Compassion

If you’ve got a verbally abusive child on your hands, it’s time to take a new approach.

Now, many will think that the way to get this kid to knock-it-off is to knock some sense into them … at least that’s the way I was raised.  And yet, this kind of old school approach may shut the kid up for a second, it certainly won’t get you the self-sustaining regard you want, long term.

In today’s video, we have a gentle example of a simple approach that yes, will work with even the most belligerent and oppositional children IF you will only pull that attitude of yours back in, and reach out to connect first before trying to fix anything.

While this child is not a verbally abusive child … don’t make it more difficult than it needs to be. You push back and try to force a situation with an already verbally abusive child you are simply forcing them to go deeper into what’s really troubling them.

I’ve worked with professionals, as well as parents, who, in their upset, say they just don’t think they can love or help certain children.

Igniting Compassion

My response is simple: begin with compassion. I understand fully how challenging it is to feel love toward a child who walks through the door with the “difficult” factor. Compassion moves you right past what’s difficult and on to matters of the heart.

When you make an effort to see through the glazed-over look in these children’s eyes, straight into their hearts, you will find your way. It’s the affirmative connection that begins healing the negative beliefs these children embody.

I’ve written Academic Success 101 and its companion book, Make A Difference with the Power of Connection because, as a teacher who later became a counselor, I learned to keep it simple and straightforward with deeply upset students, teachers and parents.

Early in  my counseling career I learned how to listen without trying to fix anything until I was able to discover some important basic information:

1. How the child was labeled at birth through his or her first five years of life, including both parent labels and school-related labels.
2. When working with parents, what was going on in the parent’s life that the child could be carrying a symptom for.
3. If working with a teacher, what emotional buttons this child pushed for the teacher—necessary to determine how to best align the teacher with the child.

If I didn’t readily see what needed to happen, I kept listening until I did. Wait for it. You must learn to resist the urge to analyze and fix too fast.

When a problem seems so big that you don’t even know where to begin, wait for it.
Lean into connecting by listening.  Keep asking compassionate questions and you will learn all that you need to know to help this child learn how to use their words effectively.

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Reaching out to make a world of difference …

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Mary Reynolds
Author & Educational Consultant & Coach
MakeADifference.com/Education

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