Born in Oregon, living in Australia for the last 37 years. Always wanted to write and just published my first book called “Wolf Dawn” a Science Fiction - Fantasy - Romance. Published on Amazon and Smashwords. Love sailing (sailed from San Diego to Mexico on a Catalena 42), home educated our kids. Still happily married after 36 years.
Philosophy, Art, Sailing, Writing, Education and the idea of Universal Health care. I also like to travel.
On raising children: Avoid negative comments on negative behaviour. To ensure your children don't fight, try to prevent them fighting well BEFORE it happens. We had two boys; Ashton and Chris. I watched them for ANY sign that one had behaved WELL toward the other. Then, when I was alone with that child (for example Chris) I told him what I had observed (his exact good behaviour) and said how lucky his brother was to have him because he was such a wonderful little bother! Later, when I saw Ashton do something nice to his brother I took him aside and told him how lucky his little brother was to have him. This could be called positive re-enforcement from a psychological reference, but from a humanitarian reference it simply acknowledges natural good. The two boys (28 and 29), although different as can be, are still best friends.
I lOVE books, philosophy,art, educational issues, and sailing. Home Educated our kids. I am experienced in almost every aspect of nursing having worked in goals, Drug and Alcohol, surgical, etc.
Recently discovered TED and am overjoyed! As a positive idealistic person who believes that mankind can sort out any problem when they set their mind to it, I think TED is one of the best things to come out of the internet.
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