Posts byTrea Drake

Bystander Effect

Use Your Skills Wisely and Morally to Help Yourself and Others.. We have all heard stories of someone needing emergency help on a busy sidewalk and passersby act as if the person doesn’t exist. This all too common phenomenon is called the bystander effect. The probability of receiving help is inversely proportional…
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I Can’t Do That…yet!

Kids Grow When Encouraged to Apply Effort to Any Problem, Reenforcing That It’s Effort That Gets Results. In the United States, it is common to hear the well-intentioned phrase, “Oh, you’re so smart,” or some variation of this statement, reinforcing in our children what Stanford University Psychologist, Carol Dweck, considers to be a…
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The Well-Intentioned Gunman

In Self Defense, Your Choices are Your Own; Take Full Responsibility For Them and Choose Well. Reagan once said about his political rivals that the trouble with them “is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.” This quote describes the political climate today just as…
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Bullying – Redefined

Bullying has Become a Widespread Epidemic. Can you Help? Sam had just moved into a new neighborhood in Houston, TX. The moving truck was still in the front of the house when he went for a bike ride to explore his new neighborhood. On his way back home, several boys taunted and tried to…
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Self-Control: Learn & Prosper

Krav Maga Classes can Improve Success and Self Control “Don’t eat the marshmallow yet” is a common refrain in KIPP schools across the country. KIPP is arguably the most successful charter school program in the United States, with well over 80% of their low-income student base accepted to 4-year university programs. Students learn the…
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