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Even post-pandemic, distance learning may stick around for Washington DC public schools
"Now. School systems around the region are working to get more students back in area classrooms. But even when the pandemic is behind us will distance learning remain an option for some going forward. It was a question posed to D C public schools Chancellor Lewis Fair be during a town hall back on Wednesday night, a parent is asking are saying that their high school student is really enjoying the virtual learning environment so well, distance learning be an option in the All when the chancellor thinks all kids will be back in classrooms therapy did not dismiss it. I've seen some progress. I've seen some of the benefits of the remote learning posture, he says. It's something that actually has been done in the city before and suggested they probably will happen again. We haven't made a determination of whether or not that would be school base or centralized. Next year or whether or not we will offer. The full spectrum, of course, is
U.S. to wind down long-term detention of migrant families
"Training ice, long term detention facilities for migrant families into rapid processing reception and release centers. Redesignated Hobbs will move migrant families more quickly from the border region into the U. S. Interior. Ice, officials told immigration advocates and relief organizations. They're ending Long term detention. A migrant families, reports The San Antonio Express News. The facilities will be rebranded and renamed, not detention centers anymore. Ready for this? Reception centers. So with one word. They've now changed the entire policy or not detained for deportation. You are received. It's a reception area. So you can be Allowed into the United States. All these people coming illegally. Plan by buying officials is to convert long term family detention centers in South Texas and Ellis Island style rapid processing hubs with a stated goal, releasing migrant families into the United States interior within 72 hours. Texas is going to go purple to blue. Now that's exactly what's going on here. Russell holding senior ice official told staff members in an email reporter for the Washington Post. That unaccompanied minors and families this year expected about highest numbers observed in over 20 years. This is all intended. This is all intended. We're apprehending more kids than we can possibly release a senior homes, Homeland Security official told CNN. We're not keeping up. So that's what's going on. Abide
Even post-pandemic, distance learning may stick around for Washington DC public schools
"School systems around the region are working to get Mork kids back into classrooms for in person learning. But some parents and educators are asking whether distance learning could remain an option. Even when the pandemic is behind us. It was a question posed to D C public schools Chancellor Lewis Fair be during a town hall back on Wednesday night, a parent is asking are saying that their high school student is really enjoying the virtual learning environment so well distance learning being Option in the fall. When the chancellor thinks all kids will be back in classrooms therapy did not dismiss it. I've seen some progress. I've seen some of the benefits of the remote learning posture, he says. It's something that actually has been done in the city before and suggested they probably will happen again. We haven't made a determination of whether or not that would be school base or centralized. Next year or whether or not we will offer. The full spectrum, of course, is John Doman. W T O P
MLB Spring training: Which Players Have A Shot At Making the Giants' Team?
"One guy that stands out to me and we'll get to Luciano. We've talked so much about him and how exciting and tantalizing he is. But we're talking bullpen, arms and guys who have a legitimate shot to make this team and one of the parting gifts from Bobby Evans. It seems like one of these guys. Camilo dove all he's been in the system time now did we saw him against the Dodgers the other night? He is exciting, and I think is you put out carry the best hair in the Giants bullpen right now. Oh, yeah, he he does have the best care because last year they had a guy Rodolfo Martinez, who was a Johnny Cueto look like just with better dreadlocks than Johnny Cueto. If you can imagine that this year, they've got Camilo Jovel who does not have better dreadlocks. But he has died his dreadlocks, so they're like orangish Red, And I'm hoping that by the regular season he'll have in his Giants Orange, because could you imagine that coming out of the bullpen? Got weapon 97 98 with a cutter and the breaking off a nasty slider. And then all of a sudden he's got the closer like hair, Camilo Devil and you make a great point. He is a parting gift from Bobby Evans. And this is something that we should talk about. I should write about eventually is all the parting gifts from Bobby Evans because you're starting to see the fruit of the Giants International. Sign me focus coming through the system. Marco Luciano, a Bobby Evans guy, Alexander Canario, Bobby Evans Guy. Curving Castro, a Bobby Evans guy. And so the Giants are starting to see this focus that we saw in the like post 2014 2015 World Series era where they went down to the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and other Latin American countries and sign some dudes and you're seeing that those dudes who they got when they were 16 17 years old are coming through this farm system and are going to be ready to contribute and so The village of all immediately popped out the other night against the Dodgers Cubs, But there's several other players, several other young players. Several other young pitchers who have really stood out so far. Well in another one is from the left side. Jake long this kid is from Sacramento. I think you would the Sac state or he's like up from the Northern California area. So he said. It was so funny. The quote I saw from him the other day was Buster Posey called him over to throw a bullpen and he called him by his name, and he was all stoked that Buster newest name because he's of that age group beauties like you and I. If Buster called us over, he'd be like, dude, that's Buster Posey calling my name so Him from the left side. You know, I hate to do the com thing, but I'm getting I'm getting Billy Wagner Vibes. Dude, What do you think? Billy Wagner vibes? That's that's fascinating. And so the reason I say that is because the jobs are actually building this guy up is a starter there. They're thinking of him a 97 from the left side, a guy with a hammer curveball and a good change up there looking at him as someone who could actually be in the rotation. And so when can't first started? Gabe Kapler traffic trump Buster Posey. They all said. Hey, pay some attention to this Sam Long guy. He's got something to him. And we're thinking, okay, This is just, you know, a guy who threw two good bullpens. You never know that happens every spring. He's probably a double A or maybe a triple a arm who could help them out of the bullpen Eventually. Then all of a sudden, he appears in the Cactus League opener against the Angels, and he has got major league stuff. No question in my mind after seeing him. Three pitches in I turn to Mark Sanchez in the press box. I go. I have seen enough. This guy can help the Giants right now, and I think that in keeping him as a starter and sending him down to triple A or double a to open up the season, you're potentially talking about someone copes who could somehow morphed his way into the Giants top pitching prospect and maybe beat Sean Jelly or Tristen back or some things other guys. The chance to excited about to the major league level. And so it's really fasting to see Sam Long come out of the bullpen because you're juxtaposing that with guys like Camilo, Javelin Caribbean Castro, who is another guy, Bobby Evan, signed who just has that hammer curve coming out of the bullpen 97. Very little mite early experience. But there are the pieces in place and you can correct me if I'm wrong. If you've seen anything differently, the first three or four days of spring training their pieces in place for the Giants to have one of the most exciting bullpens and Major league baseball and potentially one of the best is far as electricity goes like with stuff
12-year-old arrested, suspect still sought after armed carjacking in Washington DC
"What would you do if unarmed 12 year old and another guy came up to your car with a gun and told you to get out? Three drivers and Northeast sped off another handed over the car, according to D. C. Police. The kid was arrested yesterday and charged with armed Carjackings. They're searching for the other guy, also arrested yesterday and charged with three separate Carjackings was a 13 year
Biden announces $1,400 payments will begin this month
"Joe Biden thanking senators for passing is $1.9 Trillion American rescue plan today, saying the money will bring much needed help to struggling Americans over 85%. American households will get direct payments. Of $1400 per person. For typical middle class family of four husband wife working, making $100,000 a year total. Three kids. Get $5600 with two kids because $5600 Will be on the way soon. Biden says The $1400 payments will arrive this month. The plan also provides funding for schools, covert vaccinations as well as money for state and local governments. The bill passed by the razor thin margin of 50 to 49. It returns to the House for approval next week before President Biden can sign off on it again President Joe Biden thanking senators for passing his $1.9 Trillion American rescue plan, which heads back to the House next week. You know,
Tennessee High School Basketball Team Barred From Postseason After Attack on Opposing Coach
"School basketball team barred from post season after coach's son punches opposing coach So let me give you the cliff notes version of what happened here. Tuesday night. There was a high school varsity girls basketball game. In the parking lot. An assistant coach. Was talking trash. Coaches talking trash to the other team after the game in the parking lot. That other team A team that is the recipient of the trash talk, not doing the trash talk, taking the trash talk. That teams Head coach. Has a son. Who was a high school student. He's under 18. He's a high school student. He's a kid. That kid. Get so annoyed. By the coaches, Trash talk That he attacks the coach. And the story says here Kid jumped on one of the coaches and punched him multiple times in the face. Punched him multiple times in the face. So we've got a kid under 18. Head coach's son. Other team. Assistant coach after the game, talking trash in the parking lot. This kid tries to kick That coach is asked You follow me is what happens after the game. Now, this is the fall out from this incident. Now. One other detail before I give you the fall out the head coach's son. He is not a student at that school. I don't I don't know all the details there. The story doesn't have it. He's not So his dad coaches it. Girls Girls basketball team of varsity team. But the sun is not Appear of these girl of the girls on the team. He's not a student at the school. I don't know why, but he's not. So The school decides. Make sure I have this right here. Well, it doesn't say I got to get this part. I got to get this part. Um Figured out But the team now Gets kicked out of the state playoffs. They're 13 into The head coach's son. Gets mad because another coach From another. It's from the team that they just played, was talking trash in the parking lot. So a teenager goes after an adult. Teenager punches the adult multiple times. And The penalty is The team gets kicked out of the playoffs Now. I don't see any penalty for the school whose coach was talking crap. I don't see anything here. I don't see anything here about that. Other than it looks like there's gonna be an investigation into whether these two teams are going to continue to play in the future. That's it.
12-year-old arrested, suspect still sought after armed carjacking in Washington, DC
"Thursday and successfully got 1/4. In all four cases. Police say the kid and someone else went up. Two drivers in Northeast showed them a gun and told them to get out on Lee. One driver did. The kid was arrested yesterday and charged with armed Carjacking. Police are looking for the other guy traffic and weather next. The market is constantly changing. The
Even post-pandemic, distance learning may stick around for Washington DC public schools
"Now, school systems around the region are working to get more students back an area classrooms. But even when the pandemic is behind us will distance learning remain an option for some going forward. It was a question posed to D C public schools Chancellor Lewis Fair be during a town hall back on Wednesday night, a parent is asking are saying that their high school student is really enjoying the virtual learning environment so well, distance learning be an option in the fall when the chancellor thinks all kids will be back in classrooms. Therapy did not dismiss it. I've seen some progress. I've seen some of the benefits of the remote learning posture, he says. It's something that actually has been done in the city before and suggested it probably will happen again. We haven't made a determination of whether or not that would be school base or centralized next year or whether or not we will offer. The full spectrum, of course, is John Doman. W T O P News
Several Hurt in New York, Including 2 Children, After Car Slams Into Outdoor Dining Structure In Midtown
"City is caught in the middle of a crash. The crash happened in midtown Manhattan and injured seven people, including two kids. A van collided with a car smashing an outdoor dining structure, though no one was inside it at the time, But there was a group outside a nearby fruit stand where some of the victims were hurt. It comes is outdoor dining structures have popped up nationwide and parking lots and on busy streets. Zach Israel owns a restaurant near where it happened. Luckily, no one got hurt. We have people seated in all these And are these little huts my please, just some debris that made it over here and nothing more than that. The driver of the van was taken into police custody matter. Piper CBS
More Former Aides Accuse New York Governor Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment
"The pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo transformed into a fully fledged TV star. Let's remember some basic context and fax society functions. Everything works. There's going to be food in the grocery stores. Propelled into the firmament by his daily Corona virus, free things that reassured an anxious, leaderless public hears Ellen de generous and Trevor. Noah. You call yourself a Cuomo sexual and I e. I agree with you. I feel like I'm a homosexual to it genuinely has been very inspiring and refreshing to see. A leader Like Cuomo, new fans declared their adoration in Tic tac videos, Means and song, the Great Randy Rainbow Stranded in my bedroom. Then there he give you an update as to where we are today. Mature me treatment of the governor, of course, extended to many news networks like CNN, where Chris Cuomo asked the tough questions Now you know, I've seen you referred to a little bit recently as the love governed. I'm wondering if that's bleeding into your demeanor. It all making you a little soft on the president. Love girl. I've always I've always been a soft guy. I am the love government. Cool, dude and loose mood. You know that. But in the past few weeks, Cuomo's TV persona has faltered. Report from the state attorney general and a court order found that the official count of deaths of nursing home residents due to the virus was nearly doubled The figure first reported by the Cuomo administration. Plus, as I write this three women have accused the governor of sexual harassment, some in awkward, geeky detail, including two former aides. Alex Preen Stuff writer. The New Republic recently wrote the article. The Andrew Cuomo Show has lost the plot. Welcome back to the show. Thank you so much. I'm glad to be here. You know, two people who have closely read about the governor in the newspapers over the years as opposed to TV. This version of Cuomo, this bully in cynical operator isn't Knew How have the media changed the message? If you are a long time consumer of mainly print news about state politics, you had untiring chronology of Cuomo scandals even if you forgot some of the details. That didn't necessarily get a lot of play on TV news. Keeping up with Cuomo news over the last decade, has also required being familiar with reporters from The Albany Times Union or or newspapers and Rochester. You know these places where the Albany bureau is still really important and a big part of their beat. And a lot of that news, the complexity of it and specifically, the way it fit. A pattern of behavior with Cuomo was usually too difficult to get across, and especially in like a short television segment. I know a lot about this because I actually listened to the local radio station that produces the show. That's how come I know about the Moreland Commission. But you said this story never made it to prime time because it's too complicated. Absolutely, Yeah. All of the past. Few governors have gotten in trouble. Cuomo was running as the guy is going to come clean it up. And so he sets up a commission called Moreland Commission. He says they have the authority to investigate corruption and all of its forms here in Albany and they will be independent. I will not meddle. I will not interfere. He's shuts them down less than a year later because they start going after people too connected to him essentially and people who worked on the commission. They went to The New York Times, and they said Cuomo was meddling. He stopped us and we were getting too close to his allies, so that stuff was out there. But when the story made it toe TV news, it was stripped of the level of detail necessary to understand what had happened and why I like in this interview with Charlie rose months after it came out that Cuomo's office Had hobbled the aforementioned Moreland Commission governor Andrew Cuomo is reestablishing a family dynasty in New York politics, though he's had to get used to criticism. Of his leadership style. You micromanage. They say that delegate more right and you're not transparent. They say then. And they say you don't suffer fools and you know, Yeah. And you're not You push too hard. Yeah. You micromanage? Yes. All of that. You plead guilty or not guilty. You can't have one without the other. I plead guilty like not only was was Rose asking and easily Dodge question. He was almost ventriloquism. The answer's four Andrew Cuomo, right. It's like the old job interview joke. What's your biggest flaw? You know, I'm too hard on myself. You take issue with the defenders of Cuomo who say that Hey, His most important audience. New Yorkers always have known about the governor's bullying quality. That sharp operator with the even sharper elbows and all of that. And they like it third, this idea that he has cruise to reelection twice. They must know who this guy is and support him. And that's why I draw that distinction between corn on the TV character and new favorite Cuomo's, Because if we have listened to a few clips of him on television He's not berating anyone. He's joking around with his brother. He's performing empathy for victims of Covert 19 or Hurricane Sandy. Is Daddy complete with the dad each exactly. He's New York's dad now. It seems that Cuomo has been able to keep his TV persona and his newspapers persona separate. Why are they colliding? Now? For a few reasons, one important one is that people Do not want to go on the record attacking Andrew Cuomo because of the power he holds in the state, especially elected Democrats. What happened this time is that Ron Kim and Assembly member Received a bullying call from Andrew Cuomo for speaking to the New York Post about the nursing home situation. Kim had been at a briefing where a top Cuomo aide said Yeah, This looks bad that we reported the wrong number of people who had died in nursing homes. But you have to understand, like we need didn't want it to become a story basically, like they were like Trump Trump DOJ is gonna make a thing of it Trumps could make a thing about that's why we covered it up. So anyway, Ron Kim went to the post and gave it on the record quote to the post about that meeting. That was the subject of the call where Cuomo allegedly sat. According to Kim, I'll destroy you. In normal Albany affairs. What happens next is either Kim shuts up. Kim goes on background to The New York Post again because Cuomo as in other cases, finds an irregularity in Kim's background. And implies that that could be used against him. And what he would end up doing is at a press conference Bring up Ah, years old story about how Kim had flip flopped on Is Bill about nail salons, and he would outright say Kim was crooked right after Cuomo does that press conference. There's a story on CNN about how Cuomo had made this phone call to Kim the day before, and that's not the kind of thing that legislators and Albany usually do when they get Implicitly or explicitly threatened by Cuomo. They don't call CNN and go on the record and say the governor threatened me. I think that Cuomo got away with it for so long because no one wanted to put their name. To descriptions of his behavior. But Kim, he knows well, I have a story. Now I have a compelling narrative in which I'm the hero in the governor's The villain and TV likes stories like that. And he ends up on the view. Tell us what happened after he called you or when he called you? Yeah, it was last Thursday night. I was about to bait my three kids when I received the call from the governor. He spent 10 minutes threatening my career and ordering me to issue a statement. They will be used to cover for the states that you wrote quote. If a politician acts as if he believes his voters experience politics is a television show, the best way to harm him is to make yourself a compelling character.
Several Hurt, Including 2 Children, After Car Slams Into Outdoor Dining Structure In New York City
"Is caught in the middle of a crash between vehicles. The crash happened in midtown Manhattan and injured seven people, including two kids. A van collided with a car smashing an outdoor dining structure, though no one was inside it at the time. But there was a group outside a nearby fruit stand where some of the victims were hurt, it comes is outdoor dining structures have popped up nationwide and parking lots and on busy streets. Zach Israel owns a restaurant near where it happened. Luckily no. You heard we have people seated in all these And are these little huts monthly is just some debris that made over here and nothing more than that. The driver of the van was taken into police custody. Matt Piper CBS NEWS
With 'Raya,' Disney has their biggest animated action hero to date — and yes, she's still a princess
"Chang says the new Disney film Riot, and the last Dragon is not just for kids. He calls it a gorgeously animated fantasy adventure with a hopeful message. For this moment, the movie began streaming on Disney plus today. Ryan and the last Dragon is the lovely moving surprise. Its big selling point is that it's the first Disney animated film to feature Southeast Asian characters. Like so many movies that break ground in terms of representation, it tells a story that's actually woven from reassuringly familiar parts. Didn't mind that in the slightest. The movie directed by the Disney veteran Don Hall and the animation newcomer Carlos Lopez. Estrada brings us into a fantasy world that's been beautifully visualized and populated with engaging characters. And it builds to an emotional climax that I'm still thinking about days later. Story is a little complicated as these stories tend to be It takes place in command Ra and enchanted realm inspired by various Southeast Asian cultures and divided into five kingdoms, named after a dragon's body parts heart Thing, spine, Talyn and tail. Before they became extinct centuries ago. Dragons once roamed the land and served as friendly guardians to humanity. Their magic lives on in a Jule called the Dragon Gym, which is kept in a cave in the heart, but the other four kingdoms covet. It's mighty powers. One day all five factions come together and try to reach a peace agreement. But tensions erupt. Ah fight breaks out, and the gem shatters into five pieces that are scattered across come, Andhra. This opens the doorway to an ancient enemy called Bedroom, a terrible plague that turns people to stone. Actually, a hero must rise and save the day. Her name is Ryan. And she's a young warrior princess from heart voiced by the excellent Kelly Marie Tran from Star Wars. The last Jedi. I Ryan manages to escape the drone, though her father, her body whose leader of heart isn't so lucky. Now Ryan must recover the pieces of the Dragon Jim, reverse the damage and banished that room for good. This is the first time we've seen a brave young character embark on a quest for magical bottles. And Ryan and the last Dragon is rooted in traditional fantasy lore with the Lord of the Rings and game of Thrones being just the most obvious influences. Movies, Intense scenes of sword play and hand to hand combat. Give it a tougher, more grown up field and most Disney animated fantasies. My own young daughter had to cover her eyes a few times. Some other recent Disney princesses, including marijuana, and Elsa Ryan has a bold, adventurous streak and isn't all that interested in romance? Unlike them, she doesn't even have time to sing a song. That said the movie still has plenty of lightness and humor. Screenwriters. Quick win and Adele Limb have provided the usual Disney array of cute critters and lively supporting characters. None of them is more colorful than see Soo Ah friendly water Dragon who is magically resurrected during riots journey. She's the last of her kind, and she has a crucial role to play in the story. She's voiced delightfully by Aquafina doing one of her signature chatterbox comedy routines and selling everyone of ceases and naturalistic wisecracks. In one scene, she touches a piece of the dragon Jim and magically Lights up. Which riots sees as a hopeful sign. You were glowing. Oh, thank you. I use Alan Rivers climb. Maintain my know this'd my little sister office magic. I got that glow in your little sister's much jack. Yet. Every dragon has a unique magic. Okay, What's yours? I am a really strong swimmer. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. You touch this gym piece, and it gave you powers. You know what this means? Right? I no longer need a night light. What? No, you're still connected to the jumps. Magic, not means you can still use it to save the world. If we can get all the other Jen pieces, you can reassemble it and, well, the drooling away. And bring my bar back and bring all of commander back Ryan and sees his journey takes them toe. All five kingdoms of command ra all of which are so vivid and transporting, I found myself wishing they really existed. More than I could have at least seen them on a proper movie screen. There's the town of talent, which is built at the edge of a river and the desert wasteland of tail where Ryan and See Soo must enter a cave of obstacles straight out of an Indiana Jones adventure. As the two of them search for more dragon Jim pieces. They, of course, pick up a few friends along the way. There's a street smart boy who cooks a mean shrimp Con ji and a toddler pickpocket, whom I found more creepy than cute. The movie's most intriguing character is no Mari arrival. Princess from Fang, who's voiced by Gemma Chan. As a side note. Chan and Aquafina both appeared in crazy rich Asians, which, like this movie was co written by Adele Limb. Mari and Roya used to be friends until the fight over the dragon Jim rip them apart. Now they're bitter enemies, and their emotional dynamic is fierce and complicated in ways that relationships are rarely allowed to be in Children's animated films, especially between women. Contrast, See, Sue is all feel good vibes. She's a dragon, after all, with little understanding of how treacherous humans can be. She doesn't get by riot and the Mari distrust each other so why they can't just set their differences aside and defeat the drone together. It's Caesar's sincerity and purity of heart. That makes the stories finale so unexpectedly stirring, especially now. Our fates are closely bound together. It reminds us as it builds a case for forgiveness, reconciliation and mutual sacrifice. The emotional power of riot and the last dragon sneaks up on you. Its lessons aren't knew exactly, but it makes you feel like you're learning them for the first time. Justin
Reverend Senator Warnock Discusses the Covid-19 Relief Bill
"Democratic. Senator reverend walt rafeal warnock push for a comprehensive code rescue bill during his upset bid for george senate seat and he joins me now reverend senator. I want to ask about the sort of details here. But i want want to ask. Is you know every time. I talked to people in the us senate. I say feel like. I'm talking to a you know a culture from another planet right like it's a very strange institution all cruiser too weird traditions. That are hard to explain your your new there. What is it like to go through this. How strange does the institution seem to you or does it. Not what was great to be here with you tonight chris. We're going you know through the sausage making of legislation but the good news is that after months of waiting and when you think about the long period we're nothing happened under the previous administration. Relief is right around. The corner is on the way. And we'll be here for a little while but we're there and i'm confident that we're going to pass the relief that americans need and deserve this moment. We're about to pass. I think a historic piece of legislation. That for one thing. We'll cut child poverty in have think about that. We will cut child poverty in half fourteen hundred dollar relief payments to people that are go directly in their pockets and we know that when poor people when working class people receive relief. They buy food. They buy medicine. That's needed. They buy baby diapers a coat for their kid. It helps them and it stimulates the economy. We're going to get this virus under control and get the american economy warring again. I'm proud to be a part of that process. You are you are you. Were just elected in that special election in january. Obviously a closely divided swing state the state of georgia. Now we'll be up again in two years because it was a special election. So i think it's you could say that you're you have the most frontline position of any senator in that caucus so from the position of your political life. What what do you want to tell your fellow democrats about what you need to deliver back to your constituents in georgia. Well we've been fighting that that good fight from day one for me but for the people i was sent here to represent you. You know that. I come into this job as a pastor someone who is used to walking with people through their pain. I've seen firsthand. The ways in which people are suffering through this pandemic that has literally taken their loved ones. Half a million americans has devastated our economy and the good news again is. Relief is right around the corner. Help is on the way we're about to pass a historic piece of legislation that will cut child poverty and half we'll give workers the relief and the support that they need in this bill. We have five billion dollars of debt. Relief that will To farmers of color. And we're gonna get this virus under control so that we can safely reopen our schools and our economy. That's the good news. And i couldn't think of a better sermon for free to preaching on this weekend.
Biden's First U.S. Jobs Report Shows Challenges Ahead
"Graham spoke, President Joe Biden got an economic briefing from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and other top administration officials. President spoke about the aid bill being considered by the Senate and also the Labor Department's February jobs. Report. 379,000 Jobs added the unemployment rate down a tick to 6.2%. They job report shows that the American rescue plan is urgently needed. In our view, our economy still has 9.5 million fewer jobs had this time last year. At that rate, it would take two years to get us back on track. We have one million fewer educators, one million fewer educators that we did this time last year, we've lost 400,000 small business. This is all those empty storefronts. Aren't you shattered dreams? There are warning lights that's going off the state local budgets better beans stretched because lack of tax revenue and some last month job growth is result of the December relief package without a rescue plan. These games are going to slow. You can't afford one step forward and two steps backward. We need to be Virus provided essential relief and build an inclusive recovered. People need help. Now, unless than two weeks enhanced unemployment benefits will begin to expire for 11 million people. At least seven million kids don't have enough food to eat regular basis. 13 million people are behind in the rent on the rescue plan is absolutely essential for turning this around. Getting kids back to school, safely getting old. Lifeline, a small business and getting the upper hand. I'm covert 19. That's we're gonna be talking about now. So I thank you all for coming on in. Thank you.
How Psychedelic Drugs Are Making A Comeback To Treat Depression
"Depression. It can be a difficult mental illness to pin down. It can feel different for everyone and even those who struggle with it can have trouble identifying bought. It is a mostly came to understood that. I had depression through talking with my friends for the longest time. I kind of system that everyone felt this way. Like weird just like general malays for this twenty nine year old. Depression surfaced about six years ago and began as a feeling of being disconnected with the world. I didn't want to eat because they didn't feel like i deserve to eat. I don't know. I didn't hang out with friends because i didn't feel like i deserve to see my friends. I didn't feel like i should be punishing them by talking to them seeing them. This person uses they them pronouns. They're a maryland resident and work as a software tester. They sought help for their depression. Trying numerous types of treatments may visited a bunch of different mental health professionals and tried different types of arby's In different types of medication but it always kinda felt like things were getting worse and worse and a current really find someone who has really helped me understand what was going on like. I still didn't even believe that. I had depression. All the while the depression advanced it felt like being alive and lake wanting to die rolling constantly fighting over like the resources in my mind then. Their health insurance lapsed in two thousand eighteen making the situation worse a surprise solution appeared while they were scrolling on social media and a posting from johns hopkins university researchers and then one day i was kind of like clicking through facebook and i actually found this ad four like this little simon. Study silla simon. That's the psychedelic drug found in magic mushrooms. And i thought it was fake remarks. I didn't expect there to be you know like a a legitimate study showing up on like facebook ad but they had no insurance basically they were out of options so they called wanted to have hope again from the wall street journal. This is the future of everything. I'm janet babbling today on the podcast. How the hallucinogenic compounds silla zyban once associated with nine hundred sixty s drug culture is making a comeback and giving people suffering from depression and other mental illnesses. Hope for this twenty nine year old study participant. Depression was not something that happened in their family. My family's from the caribbean and lived in america probably for about lake in years. We came here in ninety nine. It's kind of interesting because where from like a place that doesn't really view mental health. The that like america's mental health. It took me a while to realize that. I was having mental health problems that i was kind of experiencing depression. Depression affects a staggering number of people hundreds of millions worldwide according to a study published in the peer reviewed journal the lancet in two thousand eighteen. The pandemic didn't make things any easier. Last june about a third of people who responded to web based surveys said they suffered from symptoms of depression or anxiety disorder. Those results were published by the centers for disease control and prevention the protocol for treating these conditions hasn't changed much in the past few years. What we've been using is typically one of two things either a medication that people take every day or we have psychotherapy dr. Alan davis is clinical psychologist and an assistant professor at the ohio state university. He's also an adjunct assistant. Professor at johns hopkins university. A lot of people will improve with either medication or therapy or both to basically have both have a better chance but it doesn't work for everyone. Some studies report between ten and thirty. Five percent of patients suffer from treatment resistant. Depression and davis is that similar to what he's found in his own practice working with veterans suffering from substance abuse trauma and other mental health issues. So he began looking for alternative treatments present and welcome to psychedelic science. Two thousand and thirteen in twenty thirteen davis attended a science conference and came across a study exploring the use of silla. Sivan a chemical compound found in specific varieties of mushrooms to treat cancer patients with mental health conditions. The compounds documented facts include feelings of heightened awareness ecstasy visions and changes in the perception of reality for researchers say one of the most useful qualities is its ability to dissolve the ego to allow a user to observe oneself from the outside in the study of cancer patients. The drug was able to alleviate some of the anxiety and depression that can be associated with having a life threatening illness. I was just inspired by that word. I thought gosh this really could have a strong impact in the areas that i'm working with veterans and with others davis became part of a team of researchers at johns hopkins university that put together a randomized clinical trial. Twenty four participants. They were administered. Silla sivan with talk therapy to treat their depression. Enrollment for the trial took place in two thousand seventeen and twenty nineteen and the results were analyzed in two thousand twenty. Most of them had had chronic depression meaning decades of experiencing depression though not some had had it for shorter amount of time but this study was a weightless control trials so some people came in and started treatment right away. Others had to wait eight weeks before starting treatment so we had a comparison group. The study subjects received an extensive intake examined questionnaire to confirm. They were suffering from symptoms of depression. Participants were screened for schizophrenia. And drug use as these conditions can interfere with suicide and treatment. The big worry many people have about psychedelics is what's often referred to as a bad trip. Mary negative hallucinations. That can be scary and this is kind of trip that can go bad. Martissant received hefty doses of these drugs. The doses are based on weight and they vary slightly but patients receive around twenty milligrams in the first session a bit more in the second session to minimize the risk of a negative experience. Davis says researchers focused on controlling. What's called and setting. They work ahead of time to ensure the volunteers current mood and surroundings while taking the drugs. Remain as calm and comfortable as possible and so we spend about eight to ten hours with people before they ever get the drug talking about what the effects are talking about. What may or may not happen when they have this experience and that's why we have to train professionals there with them not only to prepare them for that but to help them through the experience when it happens because a lot of people have anxiety coming into the session. The person we spoke to the twenty nine year old participated in davis study group in august of two thousand eighteen. They had no prior experience with psychedelic drugs and didn't know watch expect basically went in kind of blindly. I don't have any other options. So that's kind of my thought process at the time was just basically kind of sticking anything to the wall and hoping it would work after fasting the previous night the treatment can cause nausea. They were placed in a small tranquil room fitted with a comfy couch. The whole room was a really really cool in very comforting because like they had like these statues like imagery in their end like. I think one of the muslim dowa tibetan model. I wanna say this and like there was like this nice lamp. It's off this really. Soft light psychedelic assisted. Therapy participants are encouraged to bring in objects from home to make them feel more comfortable. Some bring in ten bears pictures of family. The twenty nine year old brought a lightness of an ancient sumerian goddess. Soon nana once they were settled in the room. They were given two pills in a wooden cop the therapists top that the sivan would take fifteen to thirty minutes to start working. In the interim they were told to put on ice shades and headphones. That would play a selection of music they choose from classical tibetan chanting african drumming and modern music too. Once the drug fact the participants says the first session became a kaleidoscope of mental images and sensations. I remember being in lake. Felt like mount olympus the fall of the gods like oval the clouds and suffering them. And then one of my god's up to me and she gave me a key fell through the clouds. And i felt all the way down through the earth and i ended up in hell which is really strange because they don't remember being scared even though i was in hell and i remember asking like hey you know why am i hair And it was like haiti's leading me through hell kind of just like showing me around for life this very cold and desolate last. He was like of course. This is where you would come like. This is where you've made your home. The self revelations continued throughout this long session and turned intensely personal. I remember like hearing like the beats. Come on and i felt myself in like this place like all of my ancestors were and i was really close to my grandfather when i was a kid. And he died. Probably around when i was like four and i saw him kind of materialize And he walked towards the youth like these. She'll bananas which is what he's doing her then he handed one to me and i always kind of was afraid that if he was alive he would be disappointed in me and i remember asking him you know. When am i supposed to do like if my family like my parents and lake my siblings can accept me and he said that he'll always be there for me and my ancestors will always be there for me and i like that scene just like it. Metsu in mental to me after about seven hours than drugs started to wear off when it was over. You know you're still kind of like feeling it but just not as intensely so just basically like this really happy kind of floaty failing and we couldn't drive so like i had to have a sister pick me up. They ended the experience hungry and exhausted as for the depression not much appeared to have changed then. They tried the silla sivan trip once more this time with the stronger dose and after that these say they experienced to palpable shift. It felt like i was back into the world again like i was in reality. A lot of people said that not only was there. Depression differently felt like they had come out of dark hole that they've been in for years but a lot of people regardless of whether they're depression was gone or or reduced said that there was something really meaningful different about how they view their life initial results for the study reviewing outcomes from up to a month after the sessions were completed found that silla sivan plus therapy was more than four times more effective than other treatments. Such as medication alone at one week. Fifty eight percent of the sample were in complete remission from depression that actually lasted up to four weeks. After fifty four percent of people were in complete remission and were now studying those same people up to twelve months after to see how long that remission lasted the rest of the participants in the study. Were not in remission they were still experiencing clinically significant depressive symptoms researchers have yet to publish the results of longer term outcomes for all the participants their condition up to a year after treatment and this was a small study. Just twenty four people. Some scientists remain skeptical of this kind of treatment not just of silla simon. But of the validity of the data an outcomes for all studies involving psychoactive substances
Should You Give Awards to Your Team?
"Today's episode reminds me of a reoccurring episode that you might have caught on the office. You know that sitcom with all those people working at denver mifflin the paper company in pennsylvania. There was this reoccurring episode of them all going to chili's and attending the ceremony. They called the dundee's were michael scott. The boss of the office would give out little trophies. The ones you would see like at kids soccer matches to the people at the office at the company for different and sometimes strange accomplishments on the show. It's very clear that only michael scott. The boss is really enjoying themselves. At the dundee's they're all kind of forced to kind of go along with it and it begs the question. Is this a waste of time. Do people do this just because they feel they have to do this and recognize their employees in some way with some company party. This is stuff ever work and my answer is yes. It does work even in the show the office when they got up in the chili's to get their award even avert the strangest thing like white sneakers in the office in that moment when the receiving the award they have faced. They're happy now. This is obviously the cheesiest most lamest of version of award giving your company but the making. Here's everyone wants to feel. Recognized wants a fuel validated once a feel valued and sometimes just being recognized by someone that maybe is your boss or somebody look up to in front of their peers is just enough okay. Don't underestimate the value of praise praises. One was powerful things. People love hearing how well they're doing one feel good about themselves. They want to have confidence in. This happened by accident. You have to give them fuel for that confidence. So you don't need to formally have like an award ceremony and give out certificates and trophies. But you do need to recognize and praise in my opinion. I think you should do it in different frequencies and at different levels. So whether you're having a weekly team meeting and you're generally praising people and then the next time you meet with everybody else hands you point out some people on your team that are doing a good job and you praise them in front of your whole team and then maybe once a year when you have your team retreat and winter giving him maybe a gift to them a small gift to them before giving the gift you can say their name you can recognize their accomplishments and the Contributions to the team and why they're valued and it's just a gift but the gift we perceived as an award because the combination of the validation the praise along with gift and of course you could do it in your own style. You can do it in your own brand and way of your business and by the way. These gifts don't have to be expensive. They can literally be a pair of earphones or a notepad or gift certificate. The gift value is really not that important. The thought really does count and as long as something that they would like her will find useful to appreciate
Money Myths That Can Cost You
"In today's episode. I'm going to tell you about some miss around money. I want you to be aware of also extended warranties. Are they ever worth it. Well we gotta talk because there's something over the years that has puzzled me where i've had. It's got to be in the hundreds of times. I've had people say to me that they lead balances open on their credit cards because they wanna raise their credit score and it shows that there's a a lack of some level of understanding about how credit reporting works and credit scores so much so that survey that lendingtree did in january found that just a whisker under half of people think that. That's true that you don't want to even if you can afford to pay a balance on a credit card a month two zero. You don't wanna do it. Because well i'm going to buy a house or i'm going to do this or that or the other and i got to raise my credit score and i don't know where this urban legend started but the reality is there is zero benefit to leaving a balance open on a credit card because you're paying to average credit card somewhere around eighteen percent interest and when you have an open balance the charges he may going forward. The interest is accruing right away daily interest when you pay the balance and full on a card you have a grace period and then you pay that balance that you developed during that billing cycle in full you got an interest free loan from the credit card company now i liked that so whatever wherever however that legend started that is good for you to run a balance. Forget it you know something else. A third of people believe that using credit cards is bad for you that you always wanna use debit card. So i don't know where that one started. The reality is if you've listened to me for any period of time. You know what. I call a debit card. A piece of trash. Fake visa are fake mastercard the credit card it developed as a product during a time that the congress was not corrupt bought and paid for by who they got money from and so congress wrote into law consumer protections for credit cards. There was no thought no idea of debit card. When those rules were developed in the nineteen sixties. You fast forward. The debit card is a product. Really the tens fifty years later so the debit card in an era that the congress is controlled by corporate contributions. the debit card has no consumer protections at all. That's why you see all those endless ads from visa trying to con you into using the debit card from the banks pushing you to use the debit card because it is such a powerful win for them when you use that debit card. Because let's say you buy something online. Use that debit card and the merchant. Never since you the merchandise what happens to your money. it's gone. What happens if the merchant lies to you about the goods and send you something very different than what they represented with a debit card. You're done your money's gone with a credit card under the federal law. I'm telling you about. It was designed in the nineteen sixties. You have these protections in no there. Were not dinosaurs roaming the earth and the nineteen sixties like my kids thing but you have protections to dispute a purchase with a credit card. No such right exists under the law ned. The banks could have gone to congress when they came up with the idea. Debit cards and not fought having these protections but consumers never even got a fair hearing on having any protections with debit cards. But wait it gets worse. So what happens if a crook duplicates your credit card number or steals your credit card. And they're using it. They're using your car. They're using your number your possession your car. You don't even know how they got your number but they're using it. What's your risk. What's your liability with a credit card. Generally zero maximum fifty dollars in the worst circumstances but again no money is left to your hands. You've just dispute those charges with a debit card. What happens well the criminal. Mtc checking account. You have overdraft. They emptied that to. You can have checks bouncing all over the place and the bank is even allowed to collect. All those bounced check charges. And you were a victim of a crime but wait. It gets worse under the rules. Wait there's more under the rules. The bank is the judge jury and executioner on the determination. If you committed the fraud or was done by a fraudster. They are given two weeks to decide and after two weeks. I can say tough. We think you did it. And you're out the money you're out the money or they can issue a temporary credit and then continue whatever their fake investigation is or after two weeks can give you your money back
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"kid" Discussed on Warrior Kid Podcast
"That you get to is fun and that working out is fun. Yes it's hard but it's fun and believe it or not. Even work is fun if you have the right attitude and mark does yard work. You GotTa Remember Marks Marks Yard Work. He actually does. Is that with his friends and although the working how hard. They're having a good time doing and when I was in the seal teams we did hard work all the time time and we always had fun doing it and this depends on your attitude if your attitude is Ono this is horrible. We gotta do this long. Walk through the desert. If that's your attitude it is not going to be fun or your attitude is. Oh no we've gotta go pull all the weeds out of the yard. This is horrible. If that's your attitude it will not be fun. But if you're with your friends and you say hey guys check us out. We get to go pull out all these weeds. Let's see how fast we can can do it or hey jj. I bet. I can pull out more weeds than you. Let's race and you actually have fun doing it. So that's what it was like for me when I was in the seal team's even when we were working hard it was fun and I think that's the way I wrote it for remark to. That's the way mark fields. He worked hard but he has fun doing it. And also you've got to remember that there are rewards for hard work and the rewards for hard work are fun whether that is working hard and earning money. It's fun to get money or whether it's working hard and studying and then you get an A.. On Test School it's fun to get an A.. or working hard to win a Jujitsu tournament. It's fun to winner Jitsu Tournament so hard work work makes things fun so sure. Take a break when you need it. You gotta take time to relax gotta take time to play Games and have some fun an absolutely but also remember that working hard can be fun to just gotTa go in there with the right attitude. And the last question is from. Celeste who is eight years old and from Arizona. And Celeste asks why. Why do we have to do homework after school when we already spent the whole day at school? Fair question. Celeste I but we have to remember that just like we have to exercise our bodies so we can be strong we also have to exercise our minds our brains Raines and the other thing remember that we learn things from repetition and repetition means repeating things it means doing doing things over and over again. That's how you learn so even though you're taught something in school during the day that doesn't mean you actually learned it completely Lee yet. You have to repeat it. You have to do it again and again. And that's what homework is for. That's the repetition part and you also have to do it because the teacher needs to see if you truly understand what they taught so they ask you to do some homework so the next day when you turn it in they can see that you understand and if you don't understand they can help you so those are important reasons and also we have to remember that the more we use our brain the smarter we get so homework is an opportunity for you to get even smarter. So that's the reasons why why we have to do homework. And here's another trick look I. I'm not saying that that's GonNa Make Homework Fund. Homework can still be a pain. Especially Ashley when there's something fun that you WanNa do and especially after you've been sitting in school all day I understand. So here's a little trick that I think helps with homework and that is to to not let homework hang over your head and what that means is meaning. You're waiting to do your homework. We're sitting there thinking about it. You know you still have to do it. You know you don't have to sit there and you have to open up your book and you're GonNa have to get out your pencil your after do all those problems and and instead of enjoying join your time. You're just you're just thinking about your homework. That's that's an expression called leading now homework. Hang over your head. meaning that at any moment you're scared of this thing is going to drop down and hit you on the head. So don't let homework hang over your head. The best thing to do is just do the work so as soon as you get home from school or sports or whatever you're doing after school you take a few minutes take a quick break and then just just attack your homework and get it done and I bet you can get it done a lot quicker then then you think you can't so try that. Don't let your homework make you mad attack your homework and use your homework instead of letting it make you mad. Let your homework make you smarter. And that is it for questions and I wanted to read a quick story that was written by Uncle Jake about when he was a kid and how he learned something about life. So here is a story from Uncle Jake. When I was a kid I always looked forward to Christmas? Not only do we get time off from school but there is usually snow outside and that was fun and most important. I got presence one year. I really wanted to remote control car. It was called the slick seventy eighty seven so I asked my parents for it. I explained to them exactly what it was. I showed them pictures of it. I even got that catalogue and cut out the page with the slick seventy seven on it and circled it and gave it to my dad because my dad loved cars to and I knew he would think it would be awesome and that he would wanna get it for me and I told my dad that the slick seventy seven was the coolest car that you could get and remote control. I told them that had real inflatable tyres and little miniature shock absorbers and it came with its own remote control that reached to a distance of five hundred yards. I told him that the slick seventy seven had a super powerful powerful engine and it could go the equivalent of two hundred miles per hour to scale meaning that if this car was actual size it would go two hundred miles per hour and the slick. Seventy seven was bright racing red and had a giant seventy seven written on the hood. Would this thing was just all some so Christmas Day came. It was time to open presents and there was was a pretty good stack for me and I was so excited to get that slick seventy seven and I looked at the different boxes of presence that I had tried to figure. What which one was the slick seventy seven because I wanted to save it for last one until relish in that moment when I got that beautiful remote control car and as I looked at the boxes I could tell which one it must be in so I opened the other presents? I I got some pajamas. Jama's from my grandma. I got a cool chessboard from my uncle. My mom got me some socks which I definitely needed and I got some other other cool stuff too and I finally got to the last box which was from. My Dad and I knew the size of that box. It was just. is the size of the box needed to be to have that slick seventy seven in. And I couldn't wait to try it out and I looked at my dad and he. He kind of smiled at me but it was also kind of a weird smile. But I didn't know why so. I just ripped open that box and I saw what was inside and I understood why his smile had been weird. His smile was weird. Because the new car Har wasn't a slick seventy seven was some other remote control car. It was called the power car thirty two and it didn't look very cool. All was shaped weird and had a weird orange color then. I opened the box and I realized something even worse. It wasn't even remote control. It had a wire attached to it and then had a little box works with a steering wheel on it so you actually had to walk around and follow the car because the wire was only about five feet long kind of remote control car is that and I was sad and I was mad because this wasn't what I wanted wanted at all. I couldn't believe my dad got me this horrible car. It was joke then then I looked up at my dad and as soon as I did I noticed something. The look on his face was even sadder than mine. I'm sorry Jake. He told me I just didn't have enough money to get you the slick seven seven. This was the best I could do. And in that quick moment I realized how horrible I had been to be mad mad or sad at my dad for not getting me. The President I wanted my dad had done the best he could and I realized that even more important the slick seventy seven was at my dad had done everything he could to take care of me and give me what I wanted. Even if it wasn't exactly what I had wanted he had tried and that made me smile when I smiled. My Dad's mild back. It doesn't matter dad. I told him the power car looks pretty awesome to then. I told him something even more important. That was thank you and then his smile even bigger there was the happiest I had seen my dad longtime it was like I had given him the best gift ever seeing. My Dad's smile so big made me feel feel better than any remote control car would have made me feel even better than the slick seventy seven. Then that's when I realized allies D- I learned a very important lesson that Christmas being thankful and grateful to people is one of the best gifts Gifts we can give so. Don't worry about what you get instead. Focus on what you give and one of the best things you can give to anyone and it doesn't cost any. Money is showing them that you are a grateful person by saying thank you and that is all we have for the warrior. Kid podcast this time and if you want to get one of the warrior kid books you can get them at warrior. Kid Dot.
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"This is the warrior kid. PODCAST number twenty eight. Ask Uncle Jake in this. PODCAST is based on the three way of the warrior. Kid Books the first one wimpy to warrior the navy seal way the second one marks mission and the third one where there's a will and the books are about young mark who faces a lot of the problems that kids everywhere face but mark gets some help solving those problems from his uncle. Jake who was a navy seal and who stays with mark in the summertime and this podcast is for kids to hear some more lessons from Uncle Jake and also to get the chance to ask Uncle Jake some questions and so here. are some questions for uncle. Jake the first one comes from McKenna. Who is seven and a half years? Old is out in Idaho and asks. How hard is it to make your own code so the questions about the war? Your kid code which is what mark does in the warrior kid books it makes a code to live by and so I would say that it actually. Isn't that hard to make your own code or to write your own code and to start with you. You can actually use the warrior kid code in the war your kid books. That's a good place to start and then as you use it you can see if there's I things that you might want to add to it or things that you don't need and you can end up with your own code. So that's actually. What mark dozen in each one of the books? Mark make some changes to the code or add some things to the code so you can do the same thing so it shouldn't be that hard to make code now another question that McKenna asks it is. How does math apply to things? I imagined that McKenna's probably wondering why there is so much math to learn and to study in. When would you ever possibly need math? Well I'm GonNa tell you. Math applies to all kinds of things. Even even things as simple as making food because in order to make food you have to learn to measure ingredients. You have to know math. If you're going to build things 'cause you have have to be able to measure pieces of wood or pieces of metal even if you're going to buy something you have to figure out how much that thing costs and need to know if you have enough money to buy it so there's all all kinds of things and that's just the beginning just a few of the things that have to do with math so math applies to almost everything that we do in one one way or the other and the better. You are at math the smarter you will get and the better. You'll be at everything so so even though you might not love it keep studying math heart all right. The next question is from Ada who who is six years old and from Texas and Eva writes. My name is even six years old from Texas. My brother and I went to your gym a few months ago and had a good time. I am busy with dance and ballet. I'm having trouble in school reading and writing. My parents are explaining to me that my brain in works differently than other people's and it may be harder to learn to read and write but my brain sees things differently and it will become a superpower. How how do I not get down on myself OK? Well that's a good question and I think this is something that everyone learns and it's certainly something something that Mark Learns in the warrior King Books and that is that everyone is different. Everyone is different. And that's what you're going to have to realize young eva that everyone is different and that means that everyone has some things that they're good hat naturally and some things that there may be not very good at naturally. Here's something to remember as well. There's nobody nobody gets to be good at everything so you're going to have some things that you're good at something so you're not so good that's fine and so it sounds like you're good at dance and you're good at ballet and those are good skills to have and maybe you're good that art or maybe you're good at music or maybe a really flexible or maybe a really strong or maybe really fast or maybe you have a great memory or maybe you're really good at talking to people. Maybe a really comfortable getting up in front of a crowd. There's all kinds of things that you could be good at. I'm not exactly sure what they are. But I know that there's a ton of things is that you're really good at and then guess what maybe there's going to be some things and actually there will be some things that are going to be more of a challenge for you for you. It sounds like reading reading and writing and that's fine and over time you're GONNA learn how to over time you're going to learn that because they're a little tricky for you you're it might have to work harder at them than some other kids might have to but you will find a way to get them done. And that's another thing. Is that what your parents are. Sayings right is that because you might have to work harder you or you might have to look at things a different way to understand them. That means you're going to be able to see things differently and being able to see things differently differently is is definitely a superpower half so it kind of happened to me. When I was a kid I wasn't the strongest or the fastest kid on the soccer team? I had to find other ways that could help and what that meant for me was being a leader. Being a leader trying to help organize is when we were practicing trying to help lead the stretching or lead the conditioning or telling people what was going on in the field because I could see what was happening or helping guys on the team to get along with each other so even though I was never the star of the team. I was able to help the team win. Ed and I think that you will learn to do the same thing. You'll be able to overcome these challenges that you have and you will become the best person that you can be. Just keep working at it and the next question is from Ryland who is from Michigan and his eight years old. And here's the question from Ryland. How do I beat my dad in wrestling wrestling? He is stronger than me. Okay so here's what's going on first of all. I want to tell you that that the important part about wrestling is not beating your dad and believe it or not one day you absolutely will. We'll beat your dad as long as you keep training and you keep working you keep focusing. You will be your dad because you are going to be getting bigger and stronger and learning more every day but your dad well. He might be learning more but he's not going to be getting stronger and at some point. Your Dad's GonNa be getting older a an older and there's going to be a time where you're going to be stronger than your dad and it might not be for another ten years or twelve years but eventually if you train hard you will be able to beat him and when you do your dad will be proud of view. But that's a long time away so instead of just wanting to beat your dad I got a better idea. What you should do is just trying to learn from your dad and train with him and enjoy spending time on the map wrestling with them? Have Fun with that. All right next question is from Wyatt. WHO's seven years old from Oklahoma? And he says my dad has been trying to get me to you do Jujitsu but I am nervous about trying it. What if I don't like it? Okay so why. Here's what's going on. You might be a little nervous about trying to do too. That's fine because everyone's nervous about doing something that's new but the best way to get over being nervous because you're nervous about something the reason you're nervous about it because you don't know anything about it. It's a complete mystery to you so the way you solve that mystery is just to go and do you it. That's what you do. You just swallow those nerves and you go and you try it that way you start to understand it and we start to understand things you see that. There's not as much to be afraid of. I I wrote another book called Mikey. And the dragons and that's what that book is about so it's the same thing here once you actually do digital realize. There's not that much to be nervous about. So the best thing to do is go and do it now. The other other part of the question if you don't like it if what if you don't like you because there are some people that just they just don't like it that much now if you don't like it that's fine but I will say this even if you don't like it you should still do it. You should still do Jiu Jitsu a couple times a week at least until you're eighteen years old. You should really trained you too because it helps you in so many different ways it helps you become stronger. It helps you become come more flexible. It makes you healthier and makes you more confident and of course and most important it teaches you how to defend yourself from other other people so you really should try to train. Even if you don't love it then still give it a try now. I will also tell you this. I've known some kids that when they first tried you to. They didn't like it and a year later they came back still. Didn't like it in a year later they came back still. Bill didn't like it and a year later. Came back one kid. In particular he came. He came once a year for three or four years and in the third third or fourth year I think it was the fourth year that he came to try it. He loved it so keep trying it. Keep trading it and I promise issue this when you're eighteen and trained for all those years and you know Jujitsu when you know how to defend yourself you will be very happy that you have that skill and that's probably why your dad is trying to get you to do it because he knows that it's something that will help you in your life and by the way you don't always like everything that you do and some things you have to do even if you don't like him because you know it's going to be better for you in the long run so Jitsu. The next question is from Savannah. WHO's nine years old from California and the question is what should I eat at parties piece? When they don't have healthy options who I've been plenty of parties like that where the only thing to eat is cheetos she does and kit cats and snickers bars? So what are you doing a situation like that. What do I do in a situation like that? Well first of all. There's a decent chance that if the parties only a couple of hours long that you don't really have to eat anything and if all they have is horrible food that's GonNa make you week. It's okay just don't eat anything. You'RE NOT GONNA starve. So maybe that's an option now.
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"This is the warrior kid. PODCAST number twenty nine. Ask Uncle Jake and this podcast is based on the three way of the warrior. Kid Books the first one wimpy toward the navy seal way the second one marks mission and now the third one where there's a will these books are about young mark who faces a lot of problems that kids everywhere face but mark gets help solving those problems from his uncle uncle. Jake who was a navy seal and who stays with mark in the summertime. This podcast is for kids to hear some more lessons from Uncle Jake and also to get the chance to ask Uncle Jake some questions so here are some questions for Uncle Jake and the first one comes from Kenna who actually has an uncle named Jake and has a brother named mark. That's pretty interesting and can asks asks what does it. How long does it take to write a book so for me? It takes me about one hour to write one one thousand words and all the warrior kid books are about twenty five thousand to thirty thousand words long so it takes me about twenty five to thirty hours to write them but when you get done writing them that first time they are not done because once you write it then you have to go back and check it and I try to only write about one hour per day per book that I'm working on so from writing two books then all right two hours a day from writing one book. I'll write one hour a day and that's because I have a lot of other jobs that I have to do you. So leaves me about one hour a day and it's also because I only like to sit down and type on my computer concentrating on one book for about an hour so so it takes me about one month to write a warrior kid book but like I said then I have to go back and I have to do something called edit which is means I have to go back can have to look for mistakes and correct all mistakes and that takes a lot of time to now. Mikey and the dragons book didn't take long to write because it's a lot shorter but there was a little trickier to right because everything has to rhyme in that book but writing is fun and it's just something that you have the practice so if you like writing or you want to be a writer start writing and keep writing. The next question is from June. Who is from Maryland and is seven years old and this is a good question? What do I do when something bad happens? And I can't forget about it and it makes me sad okay. June one thing that I think is good to do when something bad add happens and you can't forget about it is to actually try to think about it. Try and think about that thing that bad thing so that you actually understand it better and you know why it makes you sad and then that will help you to get over being being sad when you think about it. And I think the best way to do this is actually to write about the thing that makes you sad. And I've got on an example. That's the little bit sad but I. I hope that it can help you and I think it might help you so a couple of years ago. My my best friend died and I was very sad and I couldn't stop thinking about it and every time I thought thought about it it would make me sad and so what I did was. I ended up writing my friend who died. I wrote him a letter and in the letter I took took time to write it and I told him that he was my best friend and I told him that I was sad and I told him that I missed him and I told them that I really wanted to go surfing with him. And I really wanted to do Ju Jitsu with him and I really wanted to play guitar with him again and I also told told him that I knew that I couldn't do those things because he was gone. And I got very sad when I wrote that letter but when I was done I felt much much better and sometimes feel sad. I would read the letter again so that that I would get reminded of it and that is what I think helps me. Not feel sad is to actually think about the bad thing that happened. So that's what I recommend you do. June is you try writing about the thing that makes chew sad so you understand it better. You understand exactly why it makes you sad and I think in the end that that will make you feel better all right. The next question is from. Saas Watt. Who is seven years old and is from Bahrain and sauce? What wrote I always cry over? Simple things tears come to my eyes for no reason how. How can I make myself not do that? Okay Saas what. You've here's a couple of things. If you start feeling like you're gonNA cry. Why which is it happens? Especially you're seven years old. That's what you're learning right now. You're learning how to get control of your emotions. Your learning how to get control of your sadness. Here's something you can do when you start to feel that way. Lift Your Chin up take a deep breath in through your nose and then breathe out through your mouth And then try thinking about something else now. Some people say count to ten and that that can that can be good in your mind. Start to count to ten. Start to go through those numbers. What I like to do is not just count to ten? I like to actually think about something else completely so from starting being to feel emotional starting to feel sad. I'm starting to feel mad. I'm starting to feel tears. I might think about Jiu Jitsu or I might think about surfing or I might. Let's think about something that is is just really easy to think about that will occupy my brain that will that will send a message on my brain and one thing I think about this. I wonder one I'm having for dinner. And that immediately makes me think about food and gets my mind off the thing. That is making me sad so you could give that a try. Try Thinking about something else now. Sometimes it isn't quite strong enough to try and think about something else so you you actually. I have to move away. You know so maybe just try walking away from the situation so if there's something that's making you sad try just stepping away from it now. I don't wants to be rude at A. Don't want you to storm away but just take a few steps away in maybe look somewhere else away from the thing that is making you sad so that you can then take a breath with up your Chin count to ten and think about what you're going to have for dinner or dessert so hopefully fleet that helps now the another question. which came actually from Saas Watts brother? Whose name is Sarah Swat? WHO also lives was in Bahrain and he asks when I break someone's thing by mistake in my class they shout at me? What should I do to control myself? Okay so people are shouting you. Because they're losing their temper because something they cared about got broken. So that's kind of understandable. Right it's kind of understandable that if someone if something gets broken someone cares about that they get mad and they start start shouting so don't just get mad back at them okay. That's that's not a good thing to do when you get mad back at them. They're going to get even even matter and the next thing you know everyone's going crazy so don't do that instead. Well say you're sorry that's the most important thing you could do when you break something that somebody else that belongs to someone else's say that you're sorry trying to understand why they are mad and and why they're shouting which a you know why they're mad and you know why they're shouting. Its because you broke something that they cared about and so at as you say you're sorry. Do the same the thing that I just told your brother to do when he starts to get sad. So when when someone's yelling at you lift up your ten take a deep breath in through your nose out through your your mouth off and then just count to ten and try to think about something else that that makes you happy something that changes your anger or your sadness being yelled at and also remember that that losing your temper and getting mad back at them. That's actually week. It's actually a weakness to lose your temper so don't be week be strong. Get control of your emotions okay. The next question is from Ella. Who is nine years old and is from from Ontario and the question is Uncle Jake? Have you ever rode a bike. Will they answer. That is yes absolutely early of ridden all kinds of bikes and I rode bikes all the time. When I was a kid and I still ride my bike a lot and I have a nice mountain to bike which I love writing so there you go The next question from Ella's how do you get stronger. The the reason I'm asking is because I'm a wrestler and I WANNA get stronger. Okay well you know the way to get stronger is to exercise. That's how you get stronger. Push ups pull ups squats sit ups running. Running sprinting swimming gymnastics rope climbs. Monkey bars just doing sports and then eating healthy food and getting plenty of rest that is how oh you get stronger and it is good to be strong as a wrestler Ella. So you have the right idea. Keep wrestling keep working and the next questions are from grace and jj who are seven years old and five years old and they are from New York and the question is when do for your kids relax have fun and play. It seems like markets. He's working a lot. When does he get to have fun? Okay well it is certainly important for warrior kids to have time to relax and have fun and play just like it's important for adults to have time to relax and have fun and play and you're right. Mark does does work a lot and in the books it might seem like he doesn't have too much time for fun. But you gotta remember.
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"This is warrior kid podcast, number twenty four. Ask ankle Jake? This podcast is based on the three way of the warrior kid books. The first one Wimpy to warrior the navy seal way, the second one marks mission, and now the third one where there's a will the books are about young, Mark who faces a lot of the problems that kids everywhere face, but Mark gets help, solving those problems from his uncle Jake who was a navy seal, and who stays with Mark in the summertime. This podcast is for kids to hear some more lessons from uncle Jake, and also to get the chance to ask Jake some questions. So we're going to start off with some questions today. The first question comes from Gabriel who's a nine year old warrior kid from Kensington, New Hampshire. And Gabriel asks how old do you have to be to be a fully qualified navy seal? Well, let's backtrack a little bit. You have to be eighteen to join the navy, and you have to join the navy if you're going to become seal, now you can actually join the navy at age seventeen if your parents or your guardians allow you to they have to sign for you to be able to do that. But if you want to do it on your own, then you have to be eighteen years old. Then it takes about two months to bit to get through navy. Boot camp. And then once you get done with navy boot camp, you go through another two months of buds preparation. And then you go to buds and buds is basic underwater demolition seal training, that's the basic seal training class. That's the one that you hear a lot about where a lot of people quit. And that class is six months long? And then when you get done with that you have another six months, going through something called s q t which stands for seal qualification training. And that's where you learn start to learn some of the more advanced skills to be a seal. And then there's some other little schools that you might go through as you're going through that process. So probably from the time you joined the navy until you actually show up as a qualified seal Atacir team is about two years. And so I would say if you joined when you were seventeen you could. Get your seal Trident and be assigned to seal team by the time you're nineteen or if you join it, you're when you're eighteen you could get there by the time you're twenty so I joined when I was eighteen years old and has a very thankful for that next question comes from Isabel, and she is a warrior kid that is almost eight years old. And she's from Kensington, and she said, my dad says, bananas aren't healthy? He said, they're a big block of sugar. Are they? Okay isabelle. I think what your dad means is that bananas have a ton of carbohydrates in them, which is a big word for sugar. And what that means that there's some other things in bananas that are actually pretty healthy, and that's why I think, to have an occasional banana is, is okay, especially because they taste really good. I'm sure you're asking this question Isabel, because you really like bananas, and I will admit that bananas taste really good. But I don't think you want to spend all of your time eating bananas. You wanna take it easy on the bananas. I look at bananas the same way. I look at a desert like ice cream or a piece of cake. It's not something you want to be eating all the time. But certainly, you can have a banana occasionally, and I would say that, yes, a banana is better than a piece of cake or boulevards cream, so your dad's right. You don't wanna eat a ton of bananas. But it's okay to have the occasional banana for yourself. Enjoy those bananas Isabelle. The next question. Is from Liam who is a nine year old or your kid and he's got a tough question. He says. How can I keep my mind on doing warrior kids stuff? I can't run that fast. I can't keep my mind on what I'm doing in class. I read while the teacher's talking I still push myself, though. So that's the question from Liam and like I said, that's a good question. And sometimes it can be hard for anyone to focus, especially when you're younger and one of the ways that you get good at focussing because that's what you're talking about. If you want to keep your mind on something that's called focusing. So that's what you wanna do. You want to learn to focus, you want to get better at focusing. And there's a bunch of different ways that you can try and focus on keeping that war. Your kid mentality in your brain. So you could try hanging up your warrior kid code in your room so that you see it all the time or write it on your notebooks. So when you're at school when you look at your notebooks and you may be start to your mind starts to drift a little bit. You look at your notebook and you see a warrior kid symbol, and you remember. Oh, yeah. I gotta get focused and another thing you can do is try waking up in the morning and just write down, your warrior kid, coat, you, you probably made up, if you read the warrior kid books, you probably made up your own war, your kid, code, or you at least are following the war, your kid code from the book and two when you wake up in the morning just take ten minutes and just write that down and get your brain thinking about being or your kid, you can even memorize it. And I bet if you write it down a bunch of times, eventually, you will memorize it. And then you can say it to yourself. When you wake up, or you could say it before you go to bed or you could say it before you eat breakfast or lunch. Or dinner. And that way you just keep you keep driving that thought into your mind. And it's just the same way that, like you say, you're not great at running, or you're not that fast at running. Well, you know how you get better at running you run. So the way that you get better at keeping your mind on track is to keep your mind on track. So keep all that warrior, kids stuff around you keep thinking about it. And you'll the more that you say it the more that you think it the more you are practicing it and just like with running and just like anything else, the more you practice, the better, you will get at it. And you said you keep pushing through, well, keep on pushing good job Liam. The next question is from Connor, who is eleven years old? He's an eleven year old warrior kid, and I think he's from BC, meaning British Columbia, so his, he says, I'm allergic to peanuts. What other proteins can I eat? Well luckily, Connor, there's all kinds of other proteins that you can eat. If you're allergic to peanuts, you can eat all kinds of protein, you can eat steak, you can eat chicken, you can eat pork, you can eat eggs, you can eat Turkey. You can eat fish. There's all kinds of things that you can eat to get protein, so just ask your parents, which one of these is easy for them to get for you and start getting them eggs is a great one. A lot of people think that eggs is one of the best foods that you can possibly eat is X. So you can start with some eggs, and then. The rest. So good luck with that Connor and be careful those peanuts. The next question is from Abigail, and Abigail is an eleven year old warrior kid, and she is from Texas. And she says, I've been having fears lately that are not realistic fears, and I want to know what to do to overcome these fears. How do you deal with the fear that you have had for a while? Okay. Abigail. This is a question that I get a lot because a lot of people deal with fears as they grow up in. It's actually something that happened in way of the warrior kid one, right? And the best way to overcome. Fear is to face that, fear. Now in the beginning, whatever it is that you're afraid of may seem like it's too much. Like when mar like when Mark was scared of the water in the beginning of the way of the warrior kid book, one uncle Jake just didn't take him down and throw him in the river. He didn't do that. No. I, he just kind of had Mark Wade into the water stuff to ankles. And then over time you went a little bit deeper than eventually stuck his head in an eventually he learned to swim. And then he jumped off the bridge into the water. So that is a great example of how to handle fear. You try just a little bit of it at a time. The other thing that's interesting about this question is your, it sounds like you're afraid of things that are unrealistic. So I think what you can do in this situation is slowly proved to yourself, that the thing that you're afraid of isn't even realistic. So just expose yourself a little bit to it at a time, get a little bit closer to that fear. Just a little bit when you feel when you start to, to get really scared. It's okay you can walk away, but the next goal little bit closer to whatever it is, you're freight of. And I think over time you will see that whatever it is that you are afraid of you won't have any reason to fear it at all. And the next question is from Brody, who's an eight year old warrior kid from Pennsylvania. And Brodie says, dear uncle Jake every day at lunch at school. My friends. Don't save a seat for me. They also don't talk to me when I do sit with them. How do I get my friends to pay more attention to me? Also, I love the war your kid books. I just started you jitsu and started waking up early for morning workouts. Thank you. Okay. Well, that's good to hear Brody now. I'm glad to hear that you're doing jitsu, and I'm glad that you're waking up early and working out. But as far as your friends go, it sounds like your friends might not be very friendly, actually. And if they're not saving a seat for you, and they don't talk to you. I think what I would do in that situation is, I would give them some space, meaning maybe I would find some other kids to sit with during lunch. Now I know that might seem a little bit harsh, but I don't want you to get mad at them. Just be nice to him. Just start to get to know some other kids and the other thing you gotta be careful. There's no reason to be sad if it makes you sad. Listen. Kids kids can sometimes be mean and sometimes kids don't even know that they're being mean they don't even realize that you want to hang around with them. Sometimes they just don't notice that sometimes kids don't know that they're hurting people's feelings. And you know what adults are the same way adults do things where they don't realize that they're hurting someone else's feelings. They're not doing it on purpose. And if that's the situation, then there's no reason for you to get upset because they're not doing it on purpose. And I'll tell you what if they are doing it on purpose,.
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"But the next day they did the same thing while she was sitting alone at the table. But this time she started crying. Then when she started crying. They started laughing even more. They thought it was hilarious. They thought they were so cool, and so tough picking on this little girl and making her cry. When I saw that I had had enough and I walked over to those guys. And I said something that I wasn't supposed to say I told them to shut up. I know that telling people to shut up is not a nice thing to do. But I need these guys to leave relondo. Then they were kinda surprised. And they quieted down, and they sort of walked away. And then I walked over to the girl. And I said Hello. And I told her not to worry about those guys. And I asked her what her name was. And she smiled a little bit. And she said very slowly that her name was dawn. And I smiled at her. Then I sat down next to and I asked her what she was going to have for lunch and lunch box, and she said, very slowly and very carefully ham sandwich. And I could tell by the way that she was talking that maybe dawn had some kind of challenge. I figured she had something called developmental disablement. And that meant that her mind, maybe was wasn't growing up as fast as everyone else's was. So she had trouble doing things that were easy for most of us other kids. She had challenges. Her life was harder than anyone else's. And because of those challenges she was actually tougher than any of those boys. But those terrible boys had made fun of her that made me mad. But I'll tell you. What really made me mad wasn't the boys. It was me. It was me that hadn't said anything. It was me that hadn't done anything to stand up for her. It was me that it. Let those boys her her feelings and make her cry. Sure. Those boys had done it. But it was me that let it happen. And that made me mad mad at myself. And I decided that day that if I ever saw anyone getting picked on again. I would put a stop to it. No matter what. And to that little girl dawn, if you ever hear this, please know that I'm sorry. I didn't stand up for you sooner. But also know that you taught me well. And I never let anyone get bullied again. That is what you little dawn taught me. And I thank you for that. And that is all we have for the warrior kid podcast this time. And if you want to get one of the warrior kid books, you can get them at warrior, kid dot com. That's where you can get Mikey. And the dragons to you can also get these books from Amazon dot com. And if you want a warrior kid, t shirt or rash guard you can get them from Jaakko store. And if you start doing jujitsu with the ghee, and you needed jitsu G for kids, you can get one at origin, main dot com and at origin main dot com. You can also get war your kid Malk, which is a drink. That has a lot of protein in it and protein makes you strong and it tastes delicious. It tastes as good as ice cream. But it's good for you. And that's it. Thanks for listening. Thanks for reading the books. And remember what I learned from little dawn. If you see someone being picked on don't wait, go up and say, something and protect someone that might not be able to protect themselves. Now. Go out there train hard study hard, work hard, get after it and be a warrior kid.
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"And the last question is from a ten year old warrior kid named maverick. And he said that every time he thinks question to ask he thinks about it. And then figures out the answer to this question. And the question the answer to the questions that he thinks of is almost always discipline. So that is correct discipline is certainly the answer to a lot of questions. But he also asks what get some means. That's a good question. So get some is an expression, then we used it a lot in the military, and he wants to know specifically what get some means. So get some is an expression that basically means go and give it all you've got. And it is an expression that is especially used when there is something that is going to be really hard to do or something that is not going to be very fun. That's win in the seal teams. We used to say get some. So if you have a super hard practice or a super hard workout that you're going to do you're going to go get some you got really hard competition jujitsu training coming. Go get some you have even with. One of homework. That's the way. I look at it. But I have a lot of homework that I have to guess what I'm gonna do. I'm going to complain about it. No, I'm gonna go get some. Even if I have to go and do the dishes. Sure, you can complain about the dishes. You don't feel like doing the dishes or you can just go get some of the dishes..
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"Next question comes from someone. I didn't get the name of this war your kid. Although I know that he does have a sister named Milo. So I'm sorry, buddy. That I missed your name. His question is sometimes I answer questions on my test wrong. Even though I studied really hard and no the subjects of the test. This happens because I want to be the first one done in my class finish. Do you have any ideas to help me slow down? Yes. First of all you need to remember that tests are not racist to see how fast you can go. In fact, part of the test is seeing if you can slow down and seeing if you can concentrate and seeing if you can focus and seen if you can confirm that your answers are correct. So. One way to slow down is when you get done, and you're all excited instead of turning it in actually go back start the test again and reconfirm that all your answers are correct. And yes that does mean you're gonna do them all again. But that is a way to make sure that you haven't rushed any answers and put them in wrong, and you get a bad grade because you tried to win a race that doesn't even exist. Slowdown buddy. The next one is a question from the same kid about his sister myla who likes gymnastics, cheerleading and jujitsu. What would be good exercise to do for both gymnastics and jujitsu? Well, I'll tell you right now, my LA if she is doing gymnastics cheerleading and jujitsu, she's probably getting all the exercise that she needs gymnastics requires a lot of pull ups and push ups and sit ups and rope climbs and swinging on bars, and that's great and cheerleading requires all kinds of lower body, explosiveness, squats, and jumping and tumbling. And all those things together are perfect for jujitsu. So tell Milo to keep doing what she's doing. And you know, what you might want to join her in some of those exercises 'cause they will make you stronger as well and this warrior kit. Also sent me a joke. Which I'll read what's the best way to unlock the ju jitsu Jim and the answer is key lock. And I suppose that's one. If you don't know too key lock is it is a move in jujitsu. So thanks for the joke and thanks for the questions and slow down on your tests. And the next question is from Taylor who's a six year old warrior kid of the warrior, kid books and podcasts and wants to be a firefighter. First question is when are you going to make another podcast? Well, I hear it is actually trying to make more, and I apologize that it takes so long between the podcasts. I will try and do better next question. From Taylor is is pepperoni healthy. Having a little pepperoni. Sometimes is fine. But I I definitely wouldn't make pepperoni. My main food. I don't know how much pepperoni liked to eat. But they do put a lot of chemicals in pepperoni to keep it from growing from going bad that's called processing and all that processing and all those chemicals. They're not that good for you. So if you have a little bit of pepperoni, sometimes that's fine. If you like it, but I would say don't have a lot of pepperoni. A lot of the time. The next question is do you know how to write in cursive? And the answer is. Yes, I do. And I think it's good to learn how to write in cursive because you can right. Pretty quickly when you write cursive. And if you ever come across something that's written in cursive. And you don't know it you might not be able to read it. And also it helps to work on your hand, I brain coordination because you're making a whole new different type of alphabet and letters. So give it a try. And the last question from Taylor is. I think school is boring. How can I make it more interesting? First of all I would say make things into a game. Make little challenges for yourself of they want you to learn your time stables. That's awesome. See how fast you can say them. They want you to learn how to spell some words. That's great see if you can make all those spellings perfect. If they want you to learn about president Truman, see if you can learn everything the teacher knows about president Truman. And then see if you can learn some facts that the teacher doesn't even know I have fun doing that. And the last thing I'll say is trying to tie different things together. When you learn them try and find out different facts that connect things in the world. For instance, let's say you Vern that the world's largest pumpkin weighs two thousand six hundred and twenty four pounds. That's the world record. And that's pretty neat. But then you think to yourself maybe. Well, what does the pound where does that come from? And then do some research, and then you can find out that there's actually a bunch of different kinds of pounds. There's a pound called the Troy pound and there's the imperial pound. And there's the tower pound and there's the merchant pound and there is even in London pound. So when your teacher tells you, hey, the the biggest pumpkin is two thousand six hundred twenty four pounds, you can sake. Skews me teacher what kind of pound very curious. And then maybe you can do a little report for your teacher. And they'll let you deliver that report in class, and you can share and make yourself and your whole class smarter. And that is not boring is actually fun. Thank you for those questions Taylor. And the next question is from a girl named Ryan who's nine years old and listened to the warrior kid podcasts everyday with her dad. Well, I apologize to you Ryan that I haven't made more podcast, you're probably getting bored of them the old ones listening to them over and over again. But I appreciate it. The question is did you ever play games in the navy for training and the answer to that is yes, we played all kinds of games. Some of my favorite games that we played one was called underwater hockey where we had these little basically, small hockey sticks. And we use a real hockey puck. And when not hockey puck was on the bottom of the bottom of the pool floor. We would have to push it with these little hockey sticks into the other team's goal. So that was one game. We played yet to it involved. A lot of holding of breath. And also a lot of sort of jujitsu type situations going on because it was very rough when you're playing with a bunch of other seals. We also used to do that with water polo. We call. Combat water polo where there was no rules other than you had to try and get the ball into the net on the other team side. And besides that, you could pretty much do whatever you wanted. So those would be some rough games, but they were a lot of fun, and we also ran all kinds of races and did boat races. And we would play football and soccer and basketball pretty much every game. You can think of to have fun to do when we weren't actually doing our real training. We also played some games in training one of them. That's pretty common is a game called Kim's game. And that's a game that's supposed to make your memory better than it actually does make make you better at memorizing things. It's named after a book by your Kipling. And the name of the book is Cam in the book is about a boy named Kim. That's being trained to be a spy and end in the military. We actually would say that the name of the game was because it stands for keep in memory care. I am Kim. But either one of those that's where that's where the name came from. But what you do in that game. Is you someone that's not playing the game sets up a bunch of objects somewhere maybe on a table or maybe out in a field, and everyone gets to everyone that's playing gets to stare at the objects for one minute, and you try and remember as much as you can about those objects code. They are what shape their what objects there were where they were positioned. And then the the cover up the objects or you turn away from the objects. You can't look at them anymore. Then you have to write down as much as you can possibly remember. And whoever remembers the most wins. So those are the type of games that we played in. Yes, we did play a lot of games in order to both train and have fun. The next question is also from Ryan, and she says, I'm afraid of being home alone. How can I not be afraid of it again? This is another one of those questions that we get a lot of those questions about how do I overcome the fear? How do I overcome the nervousness? It's the same answer. I mean in this situation first of all talk to your parents about what your frayed of. And then come up with a plan to do if that thing happens, you have a a plan to follow a place to go the phone numbers to call. You know, exactly what you're going to do if the thing whatever it is, you're freight of happens. You know, how you're going to handle it.
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"This is warrior kid podcast. Number nineteen. Ask Jake this podcast is based on the two way of the warrior kid books. The first one Wimpy to warrior, the navy seal way and the second one marks mission the way of the warrior kid books are about young Mark. Who faces a lot of problems that kids everywhere face, but Mark gets help solving these problems from his uncle Jake who was a navy seal and who stays with Mark in the summertime. This podcast is for kids to hear some more lessons from Jake. And also to get the chance to ask Jake some questions. Here's the first question. There's a ten year old warrior kid named see and that warrior kid asks I play baseball a lot my team, isn't that good? And I get upset when someone makes an error on an easy play. How do I keep myself under control when this happens? Yes. I know this feeling sometimes people get mad when someone on their team makes a mistake. But I want you to think about this. If you get mad at someone on your team for making a mistake. And let's say you yell at them or you tell them that. They did a horrible job. What do you think that does to them? Do you think that that gets them motivated to play better? Do you think that the extra pressure? You're putting on them from yelling at them. Do you think that's going to improve their performance? Well, I'll tell you right now. And I think, you know, this it won't getting mad at someone on your team will actually make them play worse. They're gonna lose focus, and then they're gonna make even more mistakes. And another thing that happens when you get mad at someone on your team. It makes the whole team get worse. It separates you as a team. And instead of the team fighting together against the opponents the whole team will be fighting against each other fighting against itself. And that will definitely not help you win. So if someone makes mistake stay calm, stay under control until your head back a little bit and take three nice big breaths. And then instead of yelling at your teammates or getting mad at them. Give them encouragement because that's what you wanna do you want to win and the way that you're going to be able to win as if the whole team plays better and the team will play better. If they have a good attitude, if they're encouraged tell them, they can do a better job next time, give them a Pat on the back, then tell them that you're there to support them and that will make the whole team do better. The next question is from a nine year old warrior kid named Noah and Alana also had a very similar question. So I'm going to answer them both at the same time. The question is what is your favorite Brazilian, jujitsu move and submission? So I would say my favorite move. Is the very simple scissor sweep it's my favorite way to go from being on the bottom to being on the top. And it's also a pretty simple move to learn. But it even worse when you're a black belt because I'm a black belt, and I learned that move when I was a white belt more than twenty years ago. And I still use that move all the time. And I even use that move against other black belts. So that's probably my favorite move is just the normal traditional scissor sweep and in my favorite submission. I think I have to name two of them probably the guillotine and the chimera the guillotine is choke. And I do catch a lot of people in it. And I also like the chimera because I can catch that submission from a lot of different positions. And what I really like about both of those submissions is that they can both be used with ghee or without gay geeze the uniform that you can sometimes wear introduced sue. And you can also do Jiu jitsu without a ghee with just a t shirt on. And what I like about the guillotine and the community is that their affective either way. And that is why I like them. So there you go scissor sweep and then the guillotine and the commuter..
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"This is the warrior kid podcast number fifteen ask jake this podcast is based on the two way of the warrior kid books the first one wimpy to warrior the navy seal way and the second one which is called marks mission and both those books are about young mark who faces a lot of the problems that kids everywhere face but markets some help solving those problems from his uncle jake who was a navy seal and you stays with mark in the summertime and so this podcast is for kids to hear some more lessons from jake and also get a chance to ask uncle jake questions so here we go the first question is from a six year old warrior kid named creed and his question is will you please help me understand what having disciplined means so i talk about discipline a lot but i'm not clarify it again for creed because sometimes we don't understand things at first we gotta hear him again and that's actually good to ask questions if you don't understand something so creed ask the question no problem here we go having discipline means doing things that are hard to do it means it means doing things that might not feel good while you're doing them but they will feel good when you're done because you know you've done something good for instance having disciplined means saving your money instead of wasting it it means eating healthy food food that makes you strong instead of eating junk foods which might taste good but they actually make you weak having disciplined means studying when you actually feel like maybe wanna watch some tv it means practicing your guitar or whatever instrument you play means practicing that instrument instead of playing a video game having disciplined basically means doing the things that you should do the right things even if you don't feel like it and what's the best thing about discipline is that if you have discipline it makes your life better in the long run it makes your life better so do what you're supposed to do and have some discipline the next question is from reese and she is a warrior kid she's eight years old and she's got a question that adults asked me to the question is how do you work out even when your muscles are really sore and tired so if you are super sore and tired from working out which definitely happens in it especially happens when you first start working out so if that happens if you're super sore then just do something for a workout that's a little bit easier try going for an easy job or something like that or doing some stretching or do some some light calisthenics calisthenics are when you're using your own body weight to work out things like jumping jacks and push ups do some light ones of those you know what i like to do when i'm sore jujitsu i i was like doing to do too but what i'm sorry i like to introduce to because it makes me feel better because you're moving your body around and sweating a little bit and i think that makes me feel better and i think it would probably make you feel better too and then so so if you're really sore one day and so you go okay no what i'm not going to work out super hard sedan we're going to do a lighter workout and then you do that lighter workout and the next day you're still sore will then it probably means that your body needs a day of rest so take a day off and eat some good food and get a lot of sleep and that will help your muscles recover good luck with that reese the next question is from david who is a warrior kid that is ten years old and he says how does it feel to right the way of the warrior kid books kind of a cool question and i definitely enjoy writing the warrior kid books a lot it's nice to be able to tell stories and in those stories explain some things that i wish i would've known when i was a kid and it's also nice to get letters and notes and and emails from kids all over the world that explain to me how they are on the path and they send me a picture of their warrior kid code and they send pictures of them doing pull ups and they send pictures of them studying and doing jujitsu and it's feels really good to see all these kids on the warrior kid path so i'll right more or your kid books.
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"Can drive them in there's you have to get money for those things and so parents have to work and they have to work very hard so sometimes parents aren't around that much and that's kind of the situation that mark is in now of course some kids are lucky and their parents have more time to spend with them and that's great too but a lot of kids don't have that and so that's how i set the book up was a little bit more like the way i grew up which was my parents both worked really hard and they weren't around all the time and so the book focuses on mark's hyungchol jake and if you remember and i've covered this on the podcast before at the end of the book on jake explains to mark that mark doesn't even need jake because mark wants to know who's going to help them study when when jake's leaving mark wants to know who's going to help them study and who's going to get him up in the morning and who's going to help them work out and uncle jake if you remember in the first book explained to him you don't you don't need me you know what to do you just keep doing what you need to do keep your discipline and this is a good question also from aerial why isn't until jake stricter with mark hm the reason that ankle jake is not stricter with mark is jake is a good leader and he knows that getting marked to do stuff because mark wants to do it is much more powerful than mark doing things only because jr jacobs strict he doesn't wanna just order mark to do things uncle jake wants mark to want to do them that's what a good leader does and he actually even tells mark this at the beginning of the first way the warrior kid book when he's trying to offer mark to become a warrior kid but he's not shouting at him saying you need to become a warrior kid you need to do what i tell you instead he kind of offers something up to him and make sure that he wants to do it so uncle jacobson you could become a warrior kid if you want to and then we'll go back to the book mark says but how can i be a warrior it just didn't seem like a kid would be able to do all the things that jake was talking about and then jake said by doing everything i just said a normal kid doesn't push himself a warrior kid does a normal kid doesn't work to constantly improve himself a warrior kid does i look at all these problems you cried to me about yesterday a warrior kid wouldn't cry about those problems a warrior kid would do something about those problems do what i asked uncle jake he looked at me and said do what do whatever it takes every problem you have can be overcome every one of them you can't do pull ups you work out and get stronger until you can you don't know your times tables you study and train your mind until you know them cold you can't swim you learn how you get picked on you learn how to fight fight i asked jake yes fight uncle jake said just like anything else in the world there are techniques to fighting like learning a sport and when you know the techniques and practice them you can defend yourself from anyone you really think i could do all that i asked uncle jake i know you can like i told you last night i had to transform myself when i got into the navy i had to get stronger i had to learn how to fight i even had to learn how to learn but i did it and if i did it so can you do you want to do you want to overcome all these challenges you face uncle jake asked me of course i shouted feeling pretty fired up about everything okel jake was telling me who wouldn't then on coll jake got really serious anything resembling a smile left his face he looked me straight in the eyes and said but let me tell you something this will not be easy this will be harder than anything you've ever done before.
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"This is the warrior kid podcast number fourteen ask jake this podcast is based on the two way of the warrior kid books the first one is called wimpy to warrior the navy seal way and the second one is well which is called marks mission the books are about young mark who faces a bunch of problems that kids everywhere face but market some help solving those problems from his uncle jake who was a navy seal and who stays with mark during the summers this podcast is for kids to hear some more lessons from jake and also get the chance to ask uncool jake questions so here we go the first question is from a warrior kid named janna and she is ten years old and she says in my karate class we had a visiting black belt who had some different opinions than my sense say how do i show respect to him even when i might question what he is trying to teach me that's a very good question because you are right that you should show respect but you're also right that you should question things uncle jake talks about being humble a lot and one of the reasons to stay humble is because it keeps your mind open you should always be open to other ways of doing things even if they're not the way that you learned so it's okay to ask questions and i'll tell you what you should even ask questions of your own sense and any good sense say will question himself and always be open to new and better ways of doing things so in that situation that you were in when a person visiting bach belt comes in i would simply listen i would pay attention i would learn what they are teaching to the best of my ability and then later i would test it and see how well it works and there's a chance that it might work better there's also a chance that it doesn't work in part of the reason might not work because you're not doing it right but you test it and you keep trying it and you keep an open mind that's one of the best things about jujitsu is that you can test the moves live every day by sparring hard against your trading partners you learn what actually works and want doesn't work and that's why jujitsu constantly changes there's some fundamental principles that stay the same but there's new moves that come out on a regular basis and the best instructors they question everything they always look for better way to do things they have an open mind and they always want to learn new techniques and if you don't do that then eventually your style will become obsolete and what that means is it won't be any good anymore it won't be effective anymore because it hasn't evolved it hasn't changed so be humble keep an open mind definitely question things but like you said also be research tactful and remember that no one knows everything a hundred percent not even your sensei the next question is from a warrior kid i believe his name is bert and he asks how does jaakko deal with mosquito bites and the edge no one likes mosquito bites and i'll tell you in this you'll teams we went to some places with a crazy amount of mosquitoes luckily they didn't like me too much but i still did get bitten sometimes and when i did get bitten i had an ancient technique that i learned when i lived up in maine where the mosquitoes are as big as birds in what you do when you have a mosquito bite is you don't itchy it that's what you do it's actually a good exercise in your personal discipline because as bad as you want to it don't itchy it then you'll find that pretty quickly if you can ignore it the aging sensation will go away and you get a little bit mentally tougher by nada ching so use it and the other good reason not to it because if you mosquito bite and you pick it open it can get infected and it can be a real problem so when you get the mosquito bites use it as a test of your personal discipline and donate it it'll go away the next question is from alana in alana's a warrior kid that actually trains at my gym and she asked this question did john bosak use a sharpie to draw the drawings in the warrior kid books well.
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"This is the warrior kid podcast number thirteen ask jake and this podcast is based on the two way of the warrior kid books the first one wimpy to warrior the navy seal way and the second one which is called marks mission and the books are about young mark who faces a lot of problems that kids everywhere face but mark gets helpless solving those problems from his uncle jake who has a navy seal and who stays with mark in the summertime and so this podcast is for kids to hear some more lessons from jake and also get the chance to ask uncle jake questions so here we go and the first question is from warrior kids amy and eva and amy is eight years old and eva is five years old and they started training jujitsu in last few months and amy asks how long has jacob been training and how long does it take to get good at it so first of all it takes a while to get good at jujitsu i have been training jitsu for over twenty five years and i still learn stuff all the time and you know what else even after twenty five years of training hard i still get beat sometimes so that's not good but it is kind of good because when i get beat i learned and that's important so to get good at you jitsu i think you have to look at what does good actually mean to me good means you can defend yourself against someone who's about your size and strength maybe a little bit bigger and a little bit stronger and i think if you can do that then you've got to a point we're good and one thing that can be discouraging about jujitsu is that when you train all the time often you don't do any better against the people that you train with all the time and there's a reason for that the reason is because they are training to they are also getting better and it isn't until you train with someone new that doesn't know any jujitsu that's when you see how good you've actually gotten then that's when you also see how powerful jujitsu is when you go against someone that doesn't know any jujitsu at all they won't have any idea what's happening and it becomes really easy to beat them so it usually takes i would say six months to get to that point where somebody that doesn't know anything that's about the same size and strength as you takes about six months before you can handle just about anyone like that now it's important to understand that the to get better than the kids at you train with every day it's hard but you can do it and what you have to do is you have to try and train more try and train more than them and pay very close attention in class and drill the moves properly and ask questions so you really understand the moves and of course finally the thing have to do is practice practice practice and the more you practice the better you get and if you're practicing more than the people that are in your class with you every day eventually you're gonna get better than them so keep training and most important keep having fun with your jujitsu next question comes from a war your kid named brayden who wants to know if meat and plants are good for you and he's actually almost on reading the first warrior kid book and he can do three pull ups and to answer his question yes plants n meet are good for you first of all meet includes all kinds of stuff chicken steak pork fish crabs lobsters probably things i can't even remember right now there's all kinds of different meats to eat and that's great for plants that includes all kinds of stuff to broccoli cauliflower celery ko lettuce onions bell peppers carrots all kinds of good plans to eat we have to be careful eating some plants that have been processed which means people have done a lot of things to to make them taste good like potato chips for instance potato chips go through all kinds they come from a plant but they go through all kinds of stuff before you get put into a bag where you can eat them they're not good for you and it's the same thing with french fries they come from potatoes but people do all kinds of things to them to make them taste good and they're not really good for you.
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"This is the warrior kid. Podcast number eleven, ask Jake. Then this podcast is based on the two way of the warrior kid books. The first one called a Wimpy to warrior, the navy seal way, and the second one is called marks mission. And both the books are about young Mark who faces a lot of problems that kids have everywhere, but Mark get some help solving those problems from his uncle. Jake, who was a navy seal and who stays with Mark in the summertime. And this podcast is for kids to learn some more lessons from uncle. Jake in also get the chance to ask Jake questions. So here we go. The first question is from Tessa who's a six year old warrior kid, and she wants to know how uncle Jake celebrates his birthday. Well, the way I like to celebrate my birthday is by doing everything. I love in one day. I will wake up very early and do a super crazy hard birthday workout. When I get done with that, I'll go surfing and then I'll go train jujitsu and train super hard against as many people that want to train against me. And then I'll come home, maybe do a little bit of reading, try and learn something and then hanging around with my family. Then maybe just before sunset, I'll go for a run and then go out for big dinner with my family, any a giant steak and salad. And when I get done with that, I'll have a mint chocolate chip milkshake, which is one of my favorites. So that's what I like to do for my birthday. I think it's a good birthday. Next question is from Colby who's nine years old who wants to know if Jake was tall when he was a kid. Uncle, Jake was not tall when he was a kid. In fact, when Jake was a kid, he was pretty short and pretty skinny too. But as uncle, Jake grew up and started working out, that's what I'm cool. Jake started to get a little bit bigger and stronger, but even when Jake grew up, he didn't get super tall. Uncle. Jake is about average height in Jake is about average weight, but what makes Jake or any person what makes uncle Jake cool isn't how short or how tall he is. It's how he acts. That's what's cool about Oncologic uncle. Jake works hard uncle. Jake is very disciplined. That's what makes Jake cool not being tall or not being short. And what's interesting if you don't know this navy seals come in all different shapes and sizes as well. There's some guys that are big, giant strong muscular guys, and there's also guys that are pretty short and they're pre lean. Everyone's different. And it's the same thing in the seal team's how big a person is or how small a person's doesn't make them better or worse. It's how they act as a person tell they carry themselves tau. Discipline, they are. It's how hard they work, tell much they learned. That's what's important. So no matter how tall or how short you are. Don't worry about that. What you need to focus on is being a good person and a good warrior kid. The next question is from a warrior kid named Cameron, who is eight years old. And he says, I was at jujitsu class and another eight year old boy was bragging that he gets out of bed to watch videos all night. After class. I led his dad know that his son was doing this because I felt it wasn't good for him. His dad didn't care. How should I handle this. Okay. Here's the situation. I would say first of all, instead of going and talking to the dad, I would talk to the sun I in and I wouldn't get mad or get frustrated, and I don't think you want to be mean about it. In fact, you shouldn't be mean about it at all. What you're going to have to do here is you're gonna have to be a leader. You're gonna have to lead them away from something that's bad and lead him towards something. That's good. And this is actually pretty similar to something that happens in the second or your kid book, and we're going to go back to the book here and talk about if you remember in the second warrior kid book, there's a kid named Nathan, James and Nathan. James also does a lot of stuff that maybe isn't that great for in his case, he's picking on kids and. Mark realizes that he needs to try and help him. And here we go. Here's uncle Jake talking to Mark and it starts with Mark saying, but how can I help him? I can't change his life. You don't have to change his life, but maybe you can point them in the right direction. Uncle, Jake got quiet for a minute. As we finally turned down the street to our house. Remember what you were like before you got on the war, your path before you became a warrior kid? Yeah, I was a wimp. Okay. We'll guess what the warrior path doesn't only help Wimpy kids. It can help any kid even kids like Nathan. He could use discipline and focus in his life. It would only make his life and him better, which would also make him nicer. Uncle. Jake was right again, but there was one big problem that also is great uncle, Jake. But here's the big question, how, how am I supposed to do this? I can't make him change. I can't force him to be a different person. You're right, Mark. You can't. You can't force people to change. You can't force people to be different. That doesn't work. So what am I supposed to do? I asked uncle Jake. There is only one way. Jake said, you have to lead. And that's a very similar situation that urine Cameron and what you need to do is you need to lead and the best way to lead with someone is to build a relationship with him. What that means is basically you need to become friends with him like Mark does in the book. Mark becomes friends with nation, Nathan, James. How do you do that? Try being nice to him. People aren't going to listen to other kids. Kids aren't gonna listen to other kids that that they're not friends with or that they don't like. But if you make friends with this kid in your jitsu class, then you can start to influence him and to influence someone means that they're going to listen to you and maybe you're going to try and do what you suggest that they do. So that's what you do. You try and become friends with them, be nice to him. And then once you're friends with him, you can ask him some good questions. You could ask him, hey, why do you even like playing video games? All night? Don't you get tired the next day? If you stay up all night, playing video games, don't you? Don't. You have to sleep late the next day and you you miss out on doing something fun. And also doesn't. It kind of make you feel unhealthy to sit and play video games all night. You could ask him those kind of questions and make him think about what he's doing. And then maybe when he tells you what he does and the way he gets through and what he is doing, you could tell them what you do and how you have fun. You could tell them that you got up cooled you. You got up early and you did a cool workout, or you could tell them that you built a cool four in the woods, and he should come check it out or you could talk about how amazing the sunrise was in the morning because you were early in those kind of things that once he's your friend, then maybe he can try some stuff that you like maybe you can invite him over and show him how fun is to do other things besides playing video games. So that's how I would handle the situation Cameron. I would try and become his friend and then show him the war, your kid path.
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"This is the warrior kid. Podcast number ten, ask Jake. This podcast is based on the two way of the warrior kid books. The first one Wimpy to warrior, the navy seal way, and the second one called marks mission. The books are about young Mark who faces a lot of problems, and they're the kind of problems that every kid everywhere faces. But Mark get some help solving those problems from his uncle. Jake, who was a navy seal and who stays with Mark in the summertime. This podcast is for kids to hear some more lessons from uncle Jake and also to get a chance to ask Jake questions. So here we go. The first question comes from MIchaela who seven years old and lives in Tennessee, and she asks, how do you stay a warrior kid? Even through the toughest times. Like when my new baby sister came into the family and I don't get all of the attention. Well, those are actually the most important times to be a warrior kid. And of course it can be hard. But when things are hard, that's when we have to try even harder and guess what it isn't just hard for you. It's actually really hard for your parents to they have a new baby to take care of to feed and they have to change those nasty diapers. And the baby doesn't sleep very well, and it requires a ton, a ton of attention. And these things are very hard for a parent, and that's why they actually really need your help. And we know that war your kids help people whenever they can. They need help cleaning up. That's what your parents need. They need help cleaning up. They need help making sure that things are put away because your baby sister will run around putting everything into a mouth and that could be dangerous. You probably need to get ready for school by yourself now. So you need to help with that or maybe you even need to make your own lunch because your parents are busy, taking care of your new sister. But you have to remember that this doesn't mean that your parents don't love you. In fact, they love you just as much and there will be even more love in your family now that you have your new baby sister. And this is one of the most important things about having a baby brother or baby sister as your baby sister grows up. She's gonna look up to you. She's going to think that you are the coolest, she's going to follow your example. So be a great example to her starting now by being a war, your kid that helps and helps your parents. And I know that you don't get all the attention anymore because your little sister needs some attention to, but you know what else? You're seven years old now you're actually a big kid. You are more mature meaning that you're older and you're a warrior kid and warrior kids can stand on their own, and that's part of what you're learning to do to live without the constant attention of your parents too, so that you can be your own person in the world. And let me tell you what that is. Awesome. So good luck. MIchaela. And the next question was a pretty straightforward question. It said uncle, Jake. How do you know so much? The answer to that is I know a lot of things for a lot of different reasons. Most of what I know I know from reading books are a great way to learn and you can read anywhere and you can do it all by yourself. So reading is a great way to learn a lot. And of course, I learned a lot in school, and I think there's really two different ways that you can learn in school. You can just sit there and listen to what the teacher saying, and you'll learn some that way, but you can also get really involved in the class and you can ask questions and you can think of new things to learn and you can do extra projects. You can study really hard. So you learn about details that don't get taught in class. And I think that's the best way to learn to really dig deep and try and get as much out of school as you can. And I also, of course, I learned a lot from life. I'm older than most warrior kids right now. I've been around for quite a few years and over time you learn stuff from work and from people that you meet and from experiences that you have, but and that's great. And as you get older, you'll learn more just from being alive, but there's one thing that will help with all three of these different types of learning. And that is being curious, really wanting to know how things work or where they came from or how things happened. And if you're curious, that'll make you ask questions and asking questions is how you really start to learn, but asking questions so you can find out the answers. So. Ask questions study hard. Stay curious about the world read and you will learn a lot. And we know that as a warrior kid knowledge is very, very important, and they talk about that in the first warrior kid book, and I'm gonna read a little chapter from it. So can we go back to the first warrior kid book. And this is Mark talking. I learned a lot today. The first thing I learned was about knowledge, see so far. Most of what Jacobs taught me about being a warrior has been exactly what you think being warriors like being strong and knowing how to fight. Everyone knows a warrior has to do those things da. But what a lot of people don't know. And I know I sure didn't was that a warrior has to be smart. Uncle. Jake told me about all the things you have to know when you're a soldier. Things like one gallon of water ways. Eight point, three, five pounds, and the average person needs at least one half gallon a day to survive. Soldiers have
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"Life. Good luck with that. The next question comes from roomie who's a nine year old or your kid? And the question is I can't use my left arm for pull ups because it's formed a little differently than my right arm. How can I get strong enough to do a one armed pull up. Thanks, Jake. Okay. Roomie is a good question. First of all, one armed pull ups are super hard to do. But if you train super hard, you might get to a point where you can do them. Now if you remember in the first warrior kid book, Mark, couldn't do any pull ups at all either. And I'm going to read a little bit of that. So uncle, Jake had just put the pull up bar into the garage for Mark to us. And this is the first day that marks in there. He's really scared because he knows he can't do a pull up and his uncle. Jake says, we're going to the book step on up, and let's see what you've got. It seemed like a year passed as I stepped up onto the box and slowly reached toward the pull up bar. I grabbed a hold of it. It was much thicker than the pull up bar at school, which made it even harder to hold onto. And then just like the last day of school, I pulled as hard as I could. But nothing happened. I tried again and even grunted a little to try improve to Jake that I was really trying. But the grunting didn't do much uncle Jake's stood there and watched. After a few more seconds. I've lost my grip and slipped off the bar. Sorry, Jake, I told them embarrassed at my strength or should I say my complete lack of strength. Don't be sorry. He replied, sorry, won't get you stronger. Now, here's what we're going to do. He took another box. He had made which was smaller than the first one and put it under the bar. Step up on this box, grabbed the bar than jump up until your chin is over the bar. Then I want you to hold yourself up as long as you can and when you can't hold yourself up there any longer come down as slowly as you possibly can. I followed his instructions. I grabbed the bar, jumped up. I got my chin over the bar. I held myself up for a few seconds and then when I couldn't stay up any longer, I came down a slowly as I could. As soon as I got to the bottom of my feet touched the box uncle. Jake sounded off now, dude. Again, I did the next time. My muscles were already tired, so I couldn't hold myself up as long and I came down faster. Again, Jake yelled again. I did it again and again, and again, Finally, I when I could barely get myself up over the bar and basically dropped right down again, uncle Jake said, okay, now take a break. When I joined the navy, I could barely do seven pull ups, but the navy gave me a program and I stuck with it. I still do it today. Now I can do about fifty of them pretty easily. You want to know how you get good at pull ups, uncle. Jake said, how I asked by doing pull ups. So that's the same thing you're going to have to do roomy now. Since you're only working with one arm, you might have to put your feet on something to really push yourself up at first, and that's fine. Just use your arm as much as you possibly can and keep working to lower yourself down as slowly as you can. And once you can lower yourself down slowly, then start trying to pull yourself up. You probably won't be able to at first and that's when you're going to use your feet, put your feet on something so that you can use your legs to push yourself up and that's fine, but try to use your arm as much as you can and don't use your legs too much. And then as days go by and weeks, go by N months, this is going to take awhile. Keep using your feet and your legs less and less to push yourself up over the bar and then keep doing the exercise of. Letting yourself come down slowly. And another good thing to do is what Mark did in the book is get yourself up there and hold yourself up with your chin over the bar as long as you can come down slowly as you can and keep working and keep using your feet as you let and your legs, but keep using them less and less and less until eventually you can do the pull up with one arm. It might take a while, but you can get there. Good luck with that. Hard work will pay off. All right. The next one is from Brayden. Who's a seven year old or your kid from Ohio and is having some difficulty learning to read. He wants to know if I had any difficulty in school and how he can keep from getting frustrated when his homework is hard. So Brayden you should know that most kids have some trouble in school at something. Now there's some kids that are super smart and they don't ever have trouble with anything at school. But I wasn't one of those kids. I had trouble with different things at different times. I was never a good speller. Sometimes I didn't understand the math school is not easy in school is not supposed to be easy. Just like a workout isn't supposed to be easy school is supposed to challenge your brain so that your brain gets stronger and just like a workout takes hard work. School takes hard work. And sometimes that can be frustrating, especially if you don't feel like you're getting better. But you are getting better. You're learning, you're stretching your brain, your challenging your brain. Now, if it gets, if you get frustrated, then take a break, go outside, breathe, some fresh air. Do some burpee or some pull ups or some exercise to get some of that frustration out of your system. Maybe tilt your head back and breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth and force yourself to smile and then keep doing the work. And another important part of this is don't be shy or don't be embarrassed to ask questions. Ask for help ask your teachers or your parents, or even your friends. If there's something that you don't understand warrior kid code is written about this and number two of the war. Your kid code says, the war, your kid studies to learn and gain knowledge and asks questions if he doesn't understand. The reason that that's in there is because kids get embarrassed to ask questions. They feel like they're dumb if they ask a question will don't feel dumb. Don't be embarrassed when I got older and I went to college, I would sit in the front row of every class and the second I didn't understand something that the teacher was saying, I would raise my hand straighten there and I'd say, I don't understand that. Can you please explain it again? Learning is hard learning takes practice, and you also sometimes need help. So don't be afraid to ask for help. Keep working hard. Keep studying in you will improve.
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"This is the warrior kid. Podcast number nine, ask until Jake in this podcast is based on the two way of the warrior kid books. The first one when P to warrior, the navy seal way, and the second one called marks mission. The books are about young Mark who faces a lot of the same problems that kids everywhere face. But Mark gets help solving those problems from his uncle. Jake, who was a navy seal and who stays with Mark in the summertime. And this podcast is so that warrior kids out there can hear some more lessons from Jake and also get the chance to ask uncle, Jake some questions. So here we go. The first question is from ten year old CARA. And she asks my dog died and I'm really sad. How does include Jake deal with sadness. Well, I'm sorry to hear that CARA. And when sad things happen, I want to tell you first of all, it's okay to be sad. And it is normal to be sad if your dog dies and the best thing to do. If you feel like crying is to cry. Let those tears out. There's nothing wrong with that. And then you wanna remember all the things that you loved about your dog and how happy your dog made you. And then what's good to do is write down that stuff. Try writing a letter to the dog and tell the dog about all the things you loved about the dog and all the things that you're gonna miss and you're probably gonna cry when you write that letter and that's okay. And then once you write it all down and you've cried a bunch. It's time to move forward. Now, this doesn't mean that you're gonna forget your dog. You're always gonna. Remember your dog and sometimes you're still going to get sad, but you also have to remember that no matter what you can't bring the dog back. So you have to move forward. You have to go and be happy again. Like your dog would want you to be. And over the time as time goes by that sadness will fade in and it's not bad that the sadness fades. It's not bad. 'cause you're still always going to remember how much you loved your dog, but you will feel less sad as time goes on. So I want you to know that it will get better sometimes when something bad happens. People think it's going to be bad forever, but it won't be bad forever. You won't be sad forever. As time goes on, you'll feel better. And Lastly, I want to say this that your dog gave you one more gift. In that is as much as hurts right now. Dealing with this in learning how to deal with this will make you a stronger and a better person. So even when something sad happens, there is something good that comes from it, and that's the last thing that your dog will give you. So I'm sorry about your dog CARA. And I hope this helps. The next question is from a seven year old in Melbourne, Australia named Reese or rice. I'm not quite sure how to pronounce that. And the question was, how should I stand up for myself when in basketball at school, they don't pass me the ball or don't let me play even when it's my own ball. All right. So what you do in situations like that is first of all, do the best you can when I was a kid, I wasn't a very good basketball player either. I couldn't shoot the ball very well, and I was pretty short. So what I did was I did the best I possibly could when I was on defense. When you're on defense when you're when you're on the team that doesn't have the ball, I would do something called hustle. And what that means is I would work really, really hard even when I didn't have the ball, I would defend, and I would try and steal the ball from the other team and I would run to get open. So someone could pass to me if my team did have the ball, and if no one pass it to me, I would hustle to another spot and I would just work hard all the time when we were playing. So that's number one. Number two is practice practice all the time when you aren't at school, dribble the ball, all the time practice in the driveway in the back alley and go to the court, every chance you get in shoot baskets. And when you get tired of practicing practice, some more and then some more and pretty soon you'll get good enough to where the other kids will pass you the ball, and you will have a lot of fun, but it all starts with hard practice hustle and hard work and guess what you can apply that to anything in your life.