President Trump. Low IQ. To be clear, this is about more than the President. This is about all with a low IQ. Let’s define what we are talking about. Borderline IQ is in a range of 70 to about 84. IQ can be influenced by a number of factors. Including external stressors such as how the person slept the night before, whether or not they have to use the bathroom, nervous tension and many other things. The Mean IQ is around 100. In order to be able to vote in the United States of America, you need an IQ of? Let’s get back to that. President Trump consistently refers to people he doesn’t like as having a “Low IQ”. While people don’t wear their IQ like a badge around their neck, IQ is not a predictor for success. Rather hard work is a predictor. Sure having a high IQ can
Those who know me, know that I have two kids with Autism. So as a subject, it is hugely important to my life. My kids are high functioning compared to other kids with Autism. Music won over Autism. Thanks to the band P.O.D.! This is the story of the son of friends of mine. He loves the band P.O.D. I’ll quote her words here, only removing the son’s name from the story. I did ask permission to share this story. I don’t own the rights to the music, all rights are retained by the copyright holders. “Our son has autism. He loves the band POD, especially their song “Beautiful”. On Friday we decided to take a chance and take him to their concert in Moorhead. We had no idea how he would do or if it would be too much for him. We packed earplugs and sensory toys and had
A couple of weeks ago, I attended a training event for Trauma Sensitive Schools. During that training, reference was made to a video on Youtube called “Removed”. This clip has a theme regarding foster care, as well as child abuse/neglect. This video is not for the fainthearted. It is powerful and speaks to child abuse/neglect as well as foster care. Note that the child carries their belongings in a garbage bag. There are initiatives that will collect suitcases and rolling bags for kids in foster care so that they don’t have to use garbage bags. The video is very accurate in it’s portrayal. I warn you in advance that it may trigger your emotions. Especially if this video is similar to a life that you led. Typically all of their belongings fit into the one garbage bag. This is a two part video. I am linking to part 1 today.