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    is your mind and body’s way of telling you you’re not living up to your potential.” - Hal Sparks Researcher John Eastwood (York University, Ontario) and colleagues define boredom as "an aversive state of wanting, but being unable, to engage in satisfying activity" (Rader 1). There is good and bad in everything and boredom is no exception. Boredom has become pervasive in response to technology, this technology induced boredom has played a huge role in today’s culture. Our lives have become bound together by an entanglement of electronics. The items intended to entertain, assist and even protect us are also harmful if not used with care. Has the old school belief that boredom spawns creativity, physical well being and fosters delayed gratification; been replaced with brain syndromes, physical ailments and lack of impulse control? Has the pendulum swung so far that boredom, and the ability to circumvent it, cause more harm than good? The word spirit is derived from the Latin spiritus (breath) and so; inspiration or breath of life. Parents have an innate desire to “breathe life” into their child and to nurture them to independence. Children often proclaim the “I’m bored report”. Instead of defaulting to a hi-tech distraction, modern parents are beginning to understand that technology actually interferes with a child’s ability to nurture and develop their own creativity. Just as Plato once said, “Necessity is the mother of invention” so is boredom the mother of creativity.…

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    formed. Just turn the TV on and you can hear issues of destruction, brutality and adversity. Which my brothers and sister is a constant reminder that we better continue to prepare ourselves for the inevitable demise and destruction of the world as we know it, because that is the only way the Kingdom can come unto earth (Matthew 6:10) in the way that it is currently in Heaven. Have we forgotten the past of our biblical heritage in that the moral turpitude of the Roman Empire was just as…

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    test the child’s ability to delay gratification. Over the last fifty years, the Marshmallow Test became synonymous with temptation, willpower,…

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    There has been an experiment started by Walter Mischel in the 1960s. The experiment was called the marshmallow test. He used this test to try to teach the child self discipline (willpower). The researcher, parent, or someone else would tell the child “ you have to wait in the room for 20-50 minutes.” If the marshmallow or a different treat is eaten you will not get to eat the other treat. If the treat is not eaten the child will get the other treat. The same experiment that Walter…

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    Many risk factors influence children’s behavior that can lead to some children being more challenging than others. As a teacher, one must be able to determine which behaviors are normal and acceptable for their student’s particular age group and which behaviors are inappropriate and disruptive. Furthermore, a teacher must implement different strategies to support challenging behaviors and help to change or replace those behaviors. Regarding a few risk factors that influence a child’s behavior…

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    relation between being introvert and choosing delayed gratification. Author: Teacher: Sina Gertsch Alex Rugens 10th February 2017 Word count: 1448 words Introduction 3 Literature Review 3 Methodology 4 Participants 4 Material 4 Procedure 4 Results 5 Discussion 6 References 7 Appendices 8 Questionnaire example 8 Introduction How are humans capable to control themselves and their urges? This question has psy-chologists wondering for centuries. How do we decide if we…

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    Effects Of Marshmallow

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    ten points than those who were unable to wait (Source 1). This study showed that children were able to use their skill in delaying their gratification to resist the urge of temptation. These children may have had a higher cognitive development than those who were unable to resist, whether this has anything to do with the success of their life or not caused a team of researchers at the university of Rochester to revisit the marshmallow experiment (Source 2). The team questioned how much self…

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    We have all been there, doing homework, with your phone next to you. It begins to continuously vibrate, it makes you tempted to pick it up and answer. Most of us would just ignore the homework and answer because we want to talk to our friends instead of doing the work we should be doing. This right here is called instant gratification; instant gratification is the desire to experience pleasure or fulfillment without delay or deferment. Basically, it's when you want it; and you want it now. As…

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    because they exist, demanding instant gratification and happiness. Superior Being: The concept of special is classified as being greater, in other respects different from others in a unique fashion from what is average. Nonetheless, many are told they are born special with the implication of not having to do anything further to perfect or improve upon themselves. Today 's generation of students display, when you grace their presence you enter into the dome of excellence. Conversely, when…

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    The Importance Of Chores

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    a child…the result is he’s a great worker, much better than I am.” As a child I always had to finish my chores. If I did not finish my chores I would have been punished and I would also feel lazy, but when I completed my chores, I felt great from all the hard work I did. Whether it had to mow the lawn, or help build in my father’s sheds, completing my chore felt like a heavy weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I was proud of being able to complete my chores. Those chores made me the hard…

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