WoooHooo, puppy day & Kokology Thursday. That's right folks, today is the day we get to bring little Mika the Silky-Yorkie home. We are so excited here, we can hardly contain ourselves. I think I bought every toy in the pet store yesterday. Hope he loves us as much as we love him!
Now, who's up for a game of Kokology today?
*Your first time playing? Read the like below for rules, tips and hints to the game
- Say the first thing that pops into your head
- Don’t try to predict answers
- Be honest with yourself
- Be prepared
- Keep an open mind
Schoolchildren understand that page margins were made for doodling. It's almost sinful to let all the empty white space in a notebook go to waste. Scribbles, squiggles, googly-eyed faces, and hearts with arrows quickly grow and multiply, crowding into the writing space mid page. give a child a notebook , a pencil, and sufficient time (say, the length of a history lesson), and that boundless imagination spills forth onto page after page. We're taught that doodling is a bad habit, and the notebooks we keep as adults are neater (if duller) for it. but wouldn't it be a little sad to see a student whose notebooks were filled with page after page after page of neatly printed notes and flanked by clean margins on both sides?
Imagine you are a child, doodling happily away. You have begun to draw a picture of a bear. Which of the following looks most like your art?
1. A bear snoozing away contentedly.
2. A bear with its arms raised in a frightened pose.
3. A mother bear leading her cub.
4. A cute bear, like a stuffed toy.
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In the psychology of animal imagery, the bear is a symbolic instance of the archetypal Great Mother. The characteristics of the Great Mother are as diverse as the different types of experience of motherly care. This experience plays a somewhat different role in the minds of women and men. For women, the bear you saw yourself drawing is your image of yourself as a mother or the kind of mother you expect to become; for men, it is the image you have of your own mother. Whether you are a man or a woman, this image may play an important part in your selection of a mate. They say that men end up marrying women who remind them of their moms, and women are drawn to men who bring out their maternal instincts.
1. Sleepy bear. Your image of the mother is relaxed and easygoing, free to be herself and giving that same freedom to her children. She may not keep the neatest of dens, but her home is a place where you always feel welcome and safe to snuggle in for a long winter's nap.
2. Scary bear. You see the mother as a powerful force, possibly even to the extent that she dominates the home. All mothers want what's best for their children; some demand it. Like it or not, in her family, this mother knows best.
3. Momma bear. You have and idealized image of the mother: caring, loving and tender. It may be stereotypical, but it's a nice stereotype to have. But try to have more reasonable expectations for real-world moms. After all, bears don't have to rush home from work in time to pick up the cubs from soccer practice and get dinner in the oven.
4. Cuddly bear. Your image of the mother is someone who can't necessarily be relied upon, except to be lovable. As much as she may want to play mommy, it seems that more often than not it's her own children who end up taking care of her. But as hopelessly adorable as she is no one seems to mind.