Determination and commitment in finishing college

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Here are a few simple strategies that can help your child begin to gain emotional competence:
• Label your child’s feelings. Say things like, “It looks like you’re feeling sad today,” or “I can tell you are mad right now.” Eventually, your child will learn to verbalize his feelings on his own.
• Validate your child’s feelings. Resist the urge to say things like, “Calm down. It’s not a big deal.” Instead, say, “I know you’re really upset right now.” Regardless of whether you think his emotional response is out of proportion to the situation, teach your child that it’s OK to have big feelings.
• Make empathy faces. Say, “Make a face that shows me how that boy felt when you hit him.” When your child makes a sad or angry face, he’ll actually experience that emotion for a moment. And he’ll develop more empathy–which is a key ingredient in social success.
• Let your child experience uncomfortable emotions. It’s healthy to feel bored, angry, scared, or lonely sometimes. Teach healthy coping strategies to deal with discomfort and coach your kids as they practice. With your support, they can learn that uncomfortable emotions are tolerable.
• Correct the behavior, not the emotion. Make it clear that angry feelings are OK but aggressive behavior isn’t. And teach your child that it’s OK to feel sad but screaming at the top of her lungs in the grocery store isn’t OK. Use discipline that teaches better ways to deal with emotions.

I love the strategies I’ve read from as it will help a child gain emotional competence.

But for me, getting a college degree depends on the determination and commitment of a person. Poverty won’t hinder anybody who wants to finish college. Of course, you’ve got to know reading and writing before stepping into college, and you need to be able to graduate elementary, mid school and high school.

During my college life, I was determined to finish my schooling with me finding some scholarship so that it will just be the allowance that I’d asked from my parents. Of course, I won’t be successful without those people who helped me find a good scholarship and to the group of nuns who sponsored me right after I let go of my school working scholarship. Also, there were semesters that my parents were paying for me (through selling the cows that we had). I also worked as a house helper to my aunt so that she will pay for my one semester in college. I am thankful to my family and to everyone who is part of my success. I did not use my college degree when I worked, but I was thankful that I graduated (my grades weren’t that good as well, it was enough for me to pass, had my TOR, had my diploma, and I was able to go up the stage for the graduation ceremony).

I don’t have that much emotional support as I was too shy to share things with my parents. I’ll just have to write down my feelings on papers, and burn it so that they cannot read what I’ve written. Writing helps me with copying what I have had while I was in my teenage days. There were struggles, but I am thankful to God that I overcome everything.

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