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Christmas and other random thoughts

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By Stephen C. Schultz

The smell of onions is strong in the air. Christmas music is playing in the background. The voices of my daughters upstairs are discussing the appropriate application of makeup and how they will do their hair.
This is the morning time experience I am living through at this time. My wife is busy in the kitchen making some cheesy broccoli soup for after church today. Two of my daughters are in the bathroom upstairs, laughing, joking and getting ready for church. All the while, the sounds of "Winter Wonderland", "Jingle Bells", "Silent Night" and "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" are playing in the background.
I was having a conversation with my daughter Amanda this morning about an article I read the other day. It discussed how some families are boycotting giving presents at Christmas. Some parents were mentioning that their children simply had no gratitude anymore. Some families were implementing a Christmas tradition of exchanging…

Discovery Academy – A Common Thread of Academic Competence

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By Stephen C. Schultz


The school model at Discovery Academy fosters student success by creating individual academic plans for each student. DA provides the academic support and clinical structure needed so each student can master the curriculum and experience academic achievement.

Teachers provide one-on-one instruction according to the student’s individual needs. This unique educational process allows the students to develop executive functioning skills through mastery of the principles being taught and demonstrating competency through evaluation and assessment. This rigorous academic model helps the students gain the confidence they need for future educational and professional endeavors.
This model has also proven effective at all of Discovery Academy’s sister programs as well. See for yourself the comments shared by the Academic Directors at Discovery Ranch, Discovery Ranch for Girls and OxbowAcademy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------…

Ten Common Thinking Errors

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By Stephen C. Schultz

With the Holiday Season in full swing, I have personally witnessed the kindness in people as well as some pretty disturbing thoughtless actions. Whether it is total strangers or family members over for a meal, the Holidays tend to bring out the best and the worst in those around us.
Why is that? When I see some of the shoppers on “Black Friday”, I would imagine that if I interacted with them in any other setting, they would be personable, kind citizens, neighbors and friends. What happens in that situation? Why do some people get in their car and seem to have a change in personality? Road rage is real.



Here are a few thoughts for what they are worth. Below is a list of...what are called...“Thinking Errors”. These are common, automatic thoughts we have throughout any given day. We may be thinking this way and not even be aware of it. They are specific ways we look at the world around us and usually these types of thoughts lead to conflict of some kind. This list is a…