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Things to remember when  someone is verbally abusive

Things to remember when someone is verbally abusive

  CHANCES are, you have en­countered persons whose words are like a dagger – ver­bally abusive road users, pa­tients, superiors, intimate part­ners, or relatives. They use harsh words to feel in control. They make other people feel weak, incomplete and afraid. Some of them yell, but there are those who sound calm and meek. They […]

Prevention of violence against women

  MORE than 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either phys­ical or sexual partner violence or non-partner sexual violence, this, from the World Health Organiza­tion’s (WHO) 2013 global and regional estimates of violence against women (VAW). This type of violence includes intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, bullying, teen dating violence, trafficking, and […]

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Support and empower teachers

  WHEN you work with ma­chines a written and specific solution is prescribed for every problem that occurs, but when you work with students, it’s different. A teacher deals with more than 40 students per class who have differ­ent personalities and weaknesses. Misdemeanors and conflicts do oc­cur, but there is no guidebook that tells a […]

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Let go and move on

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Let go and move on

  ONE of the most difficult ex­periences a person can have is dealing with a major loss and struggling to go on living despite the pain. What did you lose lately? Are you still suffering because you lost something material or immate­rial? Tycoon John Gokongwei, Jr. had to start from scratch when his family lost […]

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Teach children about love, kindness

  AS many educators explain, learning values begins at home. The school cannot empha­size or reinforce something which does not exist. It cannot even ef­fectively contradict what is accept­ed in the homes. For example, the simple use of “po” and “opo,” is taught to show respect to elders. Although respect can be shown in other […]

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Five tips to help you overcome your fears

  ASF (African Swine Flu) and earthquakes, needles, blood and germs – just some of the things that make people afraid. Loss of loved ones, failure in exams and business ventures also scare many individuals. Some people fear the mere sight of doctors and dentists. Parents feel a certain type of fear when they cannot […]

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