Stress-management. Humans usually react on impulse without giving a thought of what they are about to do or what they are about to say. If we give enough time to think if our actions or words would hurt others, then our violent behaviors will be reduced. One strategy that really works well is by keeping silent when you're at the peak of your emotion. When you are angry, frustrated, depressed, or hurt, it is much better to keep silent for a while. If you are already able to think clearly, that's the time that you ought to confront the person
I had never really considered the definition of assertive behavior, nor had I ever contemplated my own assertiveness level. I generally think of assertiveness more as a state of being, not really something that I need to strive for. After reviewing Module One and researching assertiveness and assertion training, I realize that I have not Dbeen realistic about what assertiveness entails. According to Beagrie (2006), “Many people confuse assertiveness with being bossy, overbearing or aggressive. Being assertive is simply the ability to stand up for yourself, state your views, tackle issues up-front and, in many cases, stop others from taking advantage” (p. 24). I can admit that up until now, I was one of those confused people. I have often viewed assertive people as somewhat bossy and overbearing. Even when I have needed to be assertive, I have felt that people may view me in a negative way . In reality, I now see that there is absolutely nothing wrong with expressing how I feel as long as I continue to respect those around me.
Physical Aggression This behavior consists of hitting, punching, slapping, pulling hair and pinching. Functions cited as task avoidance, denied access, attention or without clear antecedent. Recently at a graduation party, Alexis was upset that attention was going towards the brother and not her. This resulted in Alexis getting physically frustrated with mom by attempting to hit her. Staff member had to use verbal re-direction such as “Calm hands Alexis” to re-direct her from expressing any further behaviors.
Jackie Robinson was a black man that played a white man only sport. Jackie Robinson’s life was outstanding regardless of the obstacles that were thrown in his way in order for him to make it to the top. Jackie Robinson overcame the pain people put him through with the support of his family, friends, and his God given talent, which was playing baseball. Jackie Robinson overcame the negativity of white people during the Civil Rights Movement. For this reason, Jackie Robinson never gave up on his dream and proved people wrong. Jackie Robinson became a vocal champion for the African-American athletes around the world (“Robinson, Jackie - Black History”).
Athletes waiver an uncanny amount of courage, by pushing their bodies to the test and showcasing themselves and abilities to the judgement of the public. Sports may come natural for many people, but having utmost character and bravery does not come easy to anyone. Undoubtedly, having both is a rare occasion. Being a prime example, Jackie Robinson used his natural born gifts of a strong character and personality, along with an unprecedented athletic ability. He fought for equality by dignity and hard work. Respectfully, he was one of the best in Major League baseball for his time, and sparked a Civil RIghts Movement while doing it.
Jackie Robinson was a professional baseball player in the 1940’s. By playing baseball, he stood up against racial inequality in sports. He led African Americans closer to racial integration. Jack “Jackie” Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo Georgia, 1919. He went to John Jackie grew up with four siblings; Edgar, Frank, Matthew (Mack) and Willa Mae. Jackie was good at various sports, such as; football, tennis, track, and baseball. There was one point where he went to Honolulu and played for the Honolulu Bears football team. Jackie is most known for “breaking the color barrier.” The “barrier” represented decades of segregated baseball. Throughout his entire life, Jackie was a crucial part of the civil rights movement. He did this by playing
Without Jackie Robinson entering the game of baseball, there may have not been a Muhammed Ali, Arthur Ashe, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, or even Tiger Woods. Of course the possibility of another African American taking the throne and leading the fight for African rights through the game of baseball is justified but Jackie’s timing in the movement was impeccable. So impeccable, that it empowered others to stand up in a time of oppression. “All of us had to wait for Jackie,” said pitcher Joe Black. Joe Black says it well, Jackie Robinson is more than an African American baseball player, he was the beacon of light that sprouted the growth of blacks in the game of baseball, and sports nationwide. Even President’s gave credit to Jackie’s accomplishments. President Ronald Reagan stated, “He struck a mighty blow for equality, freedom and the American way of life, Jackie Robinson was a good citizen, a great man, and a true American champion.” Once his career was over, he did not quit pushing for Black American success. He became a vocalist for Black rights and became an analyst for major league baseball. He was hired by ABC to go on television for miscellaneous things and was the first Black vice president of an American corporation, Chock Full O’ Nuts, and helped establish the Freedom National Bank. Jackie also joined the board
As an example of Jackie Robinson’s bravery he didn't just start breaking the walls of segregation with baseball. Before baseball he joined the US Army and was soon arrested and court martialed for refusing to go to the back of a segregated bus during training. He was soon kicked out of the bus. Imagine standing up against a US Army official about a law! After that incident he soon went and started his baseball career.
Children are influenced left and right by role models all across the world in ways that could have a positive or negative impact on them. A role model is a person whose success or unsuccess is impacted by people, especially children. Celebrities often times become role models without even choosing to be because of the social media. For example, even turning on the television for two minutes you can hear all the negative things that these celebrities have done. These public figures should not be considered role models because they influence poor decision making, they can lower children's self esteem, and while children rely on celebrities, parents should be their role models.
Lawrence creates a sarcastic tone throughout his essay to exhibit Hester’s iniquitous behavior. He utilizes the biblical story of Cain and Abel to describe how “this time it is Mr. Dimmesdale who dies [while Hester] lives on and is Abel” (Lawrence). Lawrence mocks Hawthorne’s depiction of Hester by calling her Abel, which is ironic because Abel was the victim of the story. The sarcastic tone portrays Hester as a complete divergence to Abel, who was faithful to God and trustworthy. This tone also urges the readers to examine Hester and conclude that she goes not have these morally good characteristics like faithfulness and trustworthiness. Lawrence claims that placing Prynne on the scaffolding and exploiting her sins will “[become] a farce” (Lawrence). His mocking tone underscores the severity of adultery, which Hawthorne falsely describes Hester’s transgression as a “farce”. Lawrence’s use of sarcasm implies that her sins were substantial and grave. This conveys to the readers that Hester is a deplorable character and was portrayed wrongly by
Sherry Turkle's first point she made in her essay is the we communicate all the time through technology but we have given up conversation for mere connection. I believe what she means by this is that we use technology to communicate through everyday and we are able to use facebook and youtube where we probably have way more friends rather than what we have in real life. When using technology to communicate so much we lose touch with reality and have more issues having real conversations in real life because we prefer the connection we get online. Reading this part of her essay oddly reminded me of a song I know called “Online” by
I did not speak to him much, and did not know him well, and likewise he did not know me well. He said one of the terms people use for Latinas that have always bothered me. He said, “You’re Hispanic, so I know you have spice and sassiness to you and I like that.” At this point I had never exhibited such traits to him, so this especially bothered me. It can be frustrating to hear something like this because I have noticed in media that they will label many beautiful Latin women as “spicy Latinas.” At some point the dominant used their power and made it become a fact on media that Latinas are like this. To label all Latina’s as spicy does not make sense because every Latina women is different like everyone else. This type of labeling puts people in a box, and generally people do not like to be put in a box. I had gotten this label before and when I was younger I tried to act like a “spicy Latina.” I had some internalized oppression, and really believed I am sassy because of my Latina blood, but I realized not all Latinas possess this trait. When the boy assumed this about me, it further the thought that I did not want to talk to him anymore. I did not tell him, that this had bothered because in the end it did not matter much. I did not find it worth it since I would not be talking to him again anyway, but maybe I could have cleared it up. I could have said it’s not good to put a label like that on
After reading the conflict strategy I realized I could have done a lot more things to have that conflict to move more smoothly. Knowing the information about the conflict management strategies I could have taken the situation in numerous ways. I could have let the person say what he wanted to say and
Stunned at the question I didn’t say a word. I felt more comfortable with him by this time however, tears still rolled down my eyes as I started to tell him that her dad is incarcerated and will never be physically apart of hear life. He comforted me and told me that he would not mind being a father figure in my daughter’s life. The response soothed my soul because I knew that information could have caused depentration in our relationship. The information actually made our relationship grow because before him my daughter never had a man correct her, love her or teach her and it made me like him more. In addition he was able to open up and tell me that he had an altercation with his daughters mom but he would never put his hand on a woman. He explained that she punched him in the face and it was a reaction he had that cause the altercation. I could have chosen not to accept that and ended the relationship but he was able to be open with me and II accept his past just as he accepts