Helen Keller Table Manners

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Helen Keller suddenly began learning words for everything around her. In a very short time, her knowledge of language equalled and then surpassed that of most seeing and hearing people.

After the illness, Helen became a difficult child. She threw tantrums, breaking lamps and dishes. She terrorized neighbors and visiting members of her extended family. Kate and Arthur were advised to send her to an institution, but they could not bear to send Helen to such a limited life.
A much bigger issue for Helen and the entire family, however, was the matter of Helen's table manners. Helen ate with her fingers and habitually took anything she wanted off other people's plates.
Anne Sullivan arrived in Alabama on March 3, 1887. She immediately attempted
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Helen had worked very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for she wanted very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though she was outstanding, Helen Keller also needed to learn to relax and enjoy herself more.
Quite reserved and somewhat inhibited in her relationships with others, Helen Keller felt that she is better off by herself. Helen felt that she did not fit in very well with people and she finds team-work in groups or associations difficult to achieve.
A mostly subconscious process that she was apt to over indulge in because it was so familiar and hence easy for her. Helen Keller had a great capacity for sympathy, tenderness, and caring, which was a gift that she was apt to over bestow at times. For balance, Helen Keller needed to foster mature self-discipline, self-control, and personal
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Also, she encouraged others to depend on her emotionally (and otherwise) to an unhealthy degree. Helen Keller needed to learn how to set limits and to turn off the flow of support when necessary.
It was in her dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that she was most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Helen Keller needed to integrate in tangible ways: how she made a living, built assets and a secure material base, what she did with the resources she had.
The specific habits which were likely to hold Helen Keller back, or which she was prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
Being excessively egocentric or proud, needing personal recognition and applause, wanting to be center stage all the time, needing to be important and special.
The tendency for self-indulgence, laziness, and over-reliance on the generosity or affection of others, as well as making love relationships, social life and superficial pleasures more important than anything else in her
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