Thursday 16 September 2021

New Parents often Faced Depression – Part 2 - Healthy Life 15

Bonsai tree with beautiful flowers, illustration only.

Kids respond to their depressed parents by non interactive face. This kind of action also happen when kids meet with unrelated caregivers.

Later, youngsters could develop emotional problems which lead to less social interactions.

Children from depressed parent has no vocabularies advantages, then cause difficulty in communications and reading ability.

Low level of parental care and separation from parents are believed to influence on children development.

Kids tend to exhibit anxiety behaviors and disruption in cognitive capabilities.

However, these abnormalities could be repaired through environmental enrichment and experience process during adulthood.

For children with abnormalities due to depressed parents during their childhood, it is important to pay attention for formal and informal education as one of ways to cure abnormalities.

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Tuesday 14 September 2021

The Prodigy Kid - Marla Olmstead’s Paintings – Part 2- Art 3

Wild flowers, Painting of Marla Olmstead

You may read the previous part (part 1):

Prodigy children had their own specific capability since they were born.

Each kid is different each other.

Even after sharpened by guidance, their artworks have their own unique identities.

However, Marla’s paintings are not the case. Marla art creations are consistent, and even static.

She does not have her own identity and tend to copy artworks of one of great artists such as Jackson Pollock.

We may observe the similarities between Marla Olmstead and Jackson Pollock’s paintings in term of:

- visual elements
- colors
- and shapes

One of Jackson Pollock’s paintings.

Marla Olmstead painted on the selected high-quality canvass that is proposed for commercial market.

Hence, I agree with Dr. Ellen Winner, a professor of psychology at Boston College, who said, “I saw no evidence that Marla Olmstead was a child prodigy in painting. But she did see a coach who kept her going.”

Comparative of Marla’s painting and Pollock’s that both have similarities could be seen at figures (part 1 and part of this article).

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Sunday 12 September 2021

New Parents often Faced Depression – Part 1 - Healthy Life 15

Space in the hospital, just for Illustration

Both mom and dad experienced some degree of depression immediately after childbirth.

Around 12% of mother get depression called as a postpartum depression. This kind of depression is due to combination of factors such as:

- tired and exhausted
- psychological adaptation
- and hormonal changes.

Depressions faced by parents not only influence their own behavior, but also trickle-down effect to their newborn child, and even beyond.

It is fact that depression parents affect on their kids either direct or indirectly. The effects may include their children:

- cognitive ability
- emotional function
- anxiety development
- and even depression of children.

Jasmine flowers, illustration only.

Many researchers found that depressed parents associates with children difficulties in respect to:

- insecurity
- agressiveness
- emotionalism
- happiness
- cognitive vulnerabilities
- and bad interpersonal functioning.

# To be continued to part 2

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Friday 10 September 2021

Will Wild Horses Able to Ride Out Hurricane? - Part 2 – Nature 12

Herds of wild horses

This posting is part 2, the first part was:

Feeding the horses is illegal conduct, it is because wild horses can’t consume human diets such as:

- fruit
- vegetable
- and off course burgers.

These diets have bad effect, and lead to:

- serious health issues
- or even may cause to death to horses.

What stunning me that horses are not evacuated during Dorian hurricane currently. Will Wild Horses Able to Ride Out Hurricane in North Carolina?

Yes, the horses able to ride out the storms.

This skill is inherited from their ancestors since 500 years ago.

Decorative horse head, illustration only

The horses skillful to sense the bad weather such as hurricanes and heavy rains, then they respond by:

- grouping together
- going to higher ground
- finding sturdy trees for protection

Hope, the hurricane is over soon, and everything goes well and safe.

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Thursday 9 September 2021

The Prodigy Kid - Marla Olmstead’s Paintings – Part 1 - Art 3


Painting of Marla Olmstead.

Marla’s paintings had its own concept compared to her peers, kids.

She was able to brush the canvas with almost the same concept or form consistently.

Her art was abstracts mostly with expressive characteristic of:

- delicate lines
- and enthusiasm dots.

It is indicated that Marla was different and so bold in term to draw lines and dots, then to blend the objects (lines and dots) with a beautiful color composition.

Kids as old as Marla Olmstead, 13 years ago was an 8 year old kid, even with a lot of talent, usually painted or sketched of un-intend objects in which they could be:

- anything
- and any mood at any times.

One of Jackson Pollock’s paintings, well known American artist.

Moreover, their objects are what they observe from surrounding areas, not what in their mind or what they thought.

Hence, these kids tend to paint the real objects than the abstract ones.

Since these kids had physical and psychological development, their painting quality would develop as well.

# To be continued to part 2

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Wednesday 8 September 2021

Will Wild Horses Able to Ride Out Hurricane? - Part 1 – Nature 12


Wild horses on beach, North Carolina

I knew the wild horses are living in the forest or jungle close by mountains. It was surprising me, herds of wild horses wandered on the beach.

They are feeding on wild grass that growing lightly on the sand or sand dunes. Grass looks green and fresh.

The horses, colonial Spanish Mustang have lived on the Outer Banks beach, North Carolina for around 500 years.

Tourists have come to beach not only to observe the horses, but also other purposes:

- warm summer
- beautiful sandy beach
- awesome waves
- spacy place (miles of beach)
- clear ocean waters during summer and fall

What visitors are prohibited to do with wild horses?

An antique brass horse, just for illustration.

In respect to wild horses, visitors are prohibited to:

- pet the horses
- try to ride the horses
- approach the horses at 50 feet distance.

# To be continued to part 2

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Tuesday 7 September 2021

Hurricane Ida Hit Our Neighborhood – Nature 11

Fig 01- Tree down in our neighborhood

Hurricane Ida with speed of 230 km per hour, called as a category 4 hurricane. Then its traveled to US mainland and our city, Baton Rouge, LA with category 1 storm.

It was mean the wind slow down from 230 km per hour to 155 km per hour. I think this is a strong wind, enough to damage some public and private entities.

Moreover, the causalities of hurricane Ida in our state are following (just few important facts):

+ 10 death (Axios, 2021 reported 13 death in Louisiana)
+ more than 1 million houses and businesses have no electricity
+ more than 14,000 people are displaced
+ flash flood with rain 2 to 3 inches (51 to 76 mm)
+ hit oil industries, caused shortage in gasoline supply. We have no gas for several days.
+ Estimated economic lost between US$ 70 to US$ 80 billion.
+ Ports in the gulf of Mexico are closed.

Fig 02- Branches and leaves scattered everywhere

Fig 03- A big tree hit a house and electric wires

Fig 04- Cutting and cleaning works

Fig 05- Trucks and line men to fix the electric wires

In our neighborhood and city, we saw that hurricane Ida took down:

- electric lines
- trees, especially old and tall trees.

Some house’s roof are damaged and part of city was flooded. We can’t drive in several flooded roads.

We experienced for about 5 days after hurricane Ida:

- power outages
- no internet connection
- no cell phone network (for two days).

Finally, we have a lot of branches and leaves in our yard, and we start to clean our house and yard now.

The Minorca Rooster and Leghorn Hens - Nature 125

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