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zzzzz Thu 21-Feb-13 20:58:00

I found this when looking for something else. Perhaps we should get it stuck somewhere so newcomers don't think we're totally barmy with all our honking.

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I came across this earlier and it summed up the way this board has helped me.

Fact 1:

As each goose flaps its wings, it creates an "uplift" for the birds that follow. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.

Lesson:

People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are travelling on the thrust of one another.

Fact 2:

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.

Lesson:

If we have as much sense as a goose, we stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.

Fact 3:

The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

Lesson:

We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups where there is encouragement, the production is much greater. The power of encouragement is the quality of honking we seek.

Honk, honk... honk, honk, honk...... honk, honk... honk, honk, honk...... honk, honk...

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zzzzz Fri 12-Apr-13 12:15:18

smile

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Ineedmorepatience Mon 06-May-13 21:10:03

How weird!! I was just looking for this grin

I can read minds!

Ineedmorepatience Tue 07-May-13 13:44:09

grin

Ineedmorepatience Wed 15-May-13 16:48:27

bump

zzzzz Fri 17-May-13 15:03:16

Honk honk

PolterGoose Thu 23-May-13 16:34:52

Bump

Bump

Balaboosta Wed 19-Jun-13 22:57:28

And whats with the carrot?

LuvMyBoyz Thu 20-Jun-13 04:44:32

Bump

Ah, the carrot! That was a very 'helpful' professional describing exactly how to make carrot batons to a parent or a DC with SN, as this would help him with his language disorder, of course! hmm The phrase 'caring carrot' was coined to describe the completely useless and patronising people we occasionally come across.

Balaboosta Fri 21-Jun-13 00:09:01

and now I know!

PolterGoose Mon 15-Jul-13 16:20:34

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popgoestheweezel Wed 07-Aug-13 20:56:31

There's been lots of honking going on just recently and it made me think to bump this so newcomers know what we're all going on about.

TOWIELA Wed 07-Aug-13 21:12:31

It's definitely the honks from this incredible board that kept me going during my darkest hours.

Honk! Honk!

2boysnamedR Wed 07-Aug-13 23:53:39

Ah! Now I get ya!

Honk! Honk! Honk!

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hoxtonbabe Mon 19-Aug-13 06:08:22

I did wonder about all this honking..,.makes perfect sense now :-)

PolterGoose Sat 31-Aug-13 20:02:23

Bump

TOWIELA Mon 30-Sep-13 21:48:55

Time for a bumpty bump

Honk honk honk

2old2beamum Tue 01-Oct-13 21:06:35

I may be thick and confused but I am old grin

Honk.

SummerRain Fri 04-Oct-13 12:06:54

honkity bump

DoubleLifeIsALifeHalved Tue 15-Oct-13 03:42:30

I'm glad I read this, I thought we honked because we're all too cool to cry or hug! You know, like a upper crust stiff upper lip kind of 'buck up old thong'

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