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KENNEY MYERS


CALL ME KEN, KENNEY, OR KENNETH!

Kenney (Ken) Myers is first and foremost a Christian, a father of 3 amazing kids, and a husband of an amazing woman (Jolene).

Ken is also an Executive with over 15 years of experience leading companies serving as CFO, CTO, COO, and CEO of several successful business ventures including WhiteFence, CollegeDegrees, CMN, eNannySource, GoNannies, and Morningside Nannies.

  • CARE

    WHAT I DO

    I am very active in the care industry this includes childcare, senior care, pet care, and other types of in-home care services. In addition to running multiple websites and businesses in this industry I also participate in various coalitions and organizational boards.

  • KENS

    WHAT I KEN

    Just for fun I like to create lists of Kens that have existed over time. I’m not exactly sure why. Of course, they may be commonly referred to as Ken, Kenny, or Kenneth. There are very few out there like me that go by Kenney which I give all the credit to my parents for making it unique.

  • POETRY

    WHAT I WRITE

    I have been writing poetry for years. Actually, ever since I can remember I have enjoyed expressing myself via prose. From co-writing our high school fight song with my father, to rapping through the halls, and now just expressing my thoughts… It’s a great creative outlet for me.

  • CHRISTIAN

    WHAT I AM

    I was born into a very strong Christian family. My father is a Presbyterian minister and I can’t thank both him and my mother enough for raising us to be strong believers. This is a huge part of who I am and who I strive to be as a father, husband, leader, and person in general.

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Drawings & Videos // This section shows off some of what I do in my spare time from cartoon drawings, caricatures, and various videos including my favorite stop motion iPhone videos.

I will also do my best to represent some of the projects that I am working on through screenshots and photos.

About this Blog // You will find a wide variety of content on my blog. Some of which was mentioned above and other of which will be simply random subjects that catch my attention from time-to-time. I thoroughly enjoy reading and writing on a wide variety of subjects so you never know what might pop up on my blog. Please subscribe to my feed!

  • HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE A GOOD SPORT

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    goodsportIt’s common for children to thrive in a competitive environment. Competition can build self-esteem, motivate and teach the reward of hard work. However, when your child is on the losing end of a game, sporting event or classroom activity, the disappointment may not sit well with your little one (or your older one, for that matter).

    Children are not born with an innate ability to be a good sport; instead, sportsmanship is taught through modeling behaviors, strong examples and lessons about how to behave when faced with a disappointing loss.

    Learn how to teach your child to be a good sport through creative lessons that will stay with them for a lifetime.

    Defining Good Sportsmanship

    In order to teach your child good sportsmanship, it’s important to define it and equate the action to respect. Good sportsmanship is when children, adults, teammates, coaches, officials and opponents treat each other with respect, according to the parenting experts at Nemours KidsHealth.

    “Kids learn the basics of sportsmanship from the adults in their lives, especially their parents and their coaches,” say the Nemours’ child experts. “Kids who see adults behaving in a sportsmanlike way gradually come to understand that the real winners in sports are those who know how to persevere and to behave with dignity — whether they win or lose a game.”

    Talk with your children about examples they have witnessed of both good and bad sportsmanship. Discuss scenarios and determine ways you expect your children to behave when faced with a loss or even a win. Even if a child’s example involves an adult displaying poor sportsmanship, it’s important to evaluate how the actions could have been improved.

    Teaching Good Sportsmanship

    It’s no secret that you are the primary model of good sportsmanship for your child. He is watching your every move and looking to you for cues on how to treat others. You can help your child understand the importance of good sportsmanship by expressing small gestures and heroic efforts to illustrate respect.

    According to Nemours KidsHealth, these small gestures include shaking hands with the other teammates and opponents before a game, complimenting other players on their efforts and accepting calls of the game, even if you don’t agree with them.

    It’s important to express to your child that it is not always easy to be a good sport. Let them know that you understand how frustrating it is to lose a game or a contest. When validating their feelings, share examples of how you handled losses or rejection in your life and how you responded gracefully and respectfully.

    These lessons can significantly impact your child’s ability to get along with others throughout his entire life. “A child who practices good sportsmanship is likely to carry the respect and appreciation of other people into every other aspect of life,” say the child experts at Nemours KidsHealth.

    Practicing Good Sportsmanship

    Lessons about how to be a good sport do not have to exclusively happen on the field. In fact, your child can learn much more about sportsmanship at home. Hosting a family game night is a necessary activity to observe your child’s developing sportsmanship and teach expectations.

    According to Marie Hartwell-Walker, licensed psychologist for PsychCentral, family game nights teach children life skills. These skills can help them develop social skills that display respect for others. As your children follow directions, take turns and offer friendly banter with each other, they are learning to read nonverbal cues and learn from errors, says Hartwell-Walker. “Regular game nights give kids practice in these essential skills and provide immediate feedback about what works and what doesn’t,” she says.

    When embarking on family games and activities, Hartwell-Walker warns that parents and nannies must recognize that kids are not born good sports. “They tend to gloat when they win and whine when they lose. Most kids try out cheating at least once, too,” she says. “Games provide opportunities for kids to learn that honest winning feels better and makes better relationships than cheating. They provide a forum for teaching children how to be gracious winners and good losers.”

    In addition to teaching your children about good sportsmanship, giving them the opportunity to compete, communicate and play with family members at home or with friends on the field will help them develop a stronger sense of what it means to be a respectful team player.

  • 10 KENS FAMOUS FOR MAKING NEWS HEADLINES

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    kenbatesYour 15 minutes of fame have never been easier to achieve these days. YouTube alone has made overnight stars out of virtual unknowns, including pop idol Justin Bieber. Canadian teenagers with dubious fashion sense aren’t the only ones making the news these days, though. The 10 Kens on this list have also managed to find their own claims to fame, and have graced the headlines at some point or another.
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    • Ken Jones – He reported on the Watts riots and the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, but Ken Jones made his own headlines, too. For his news documentary The High Cost of Health Care May Be Hazardous To Your Health, Ken was honored with an Emmy Award in 1967. However, in a cruel twist of fate, Jones would eventually go on to battle bladder cancer in 1992 – he died a year later from the disease, leaving behind his wife Regina, four sons and a daughter.
    • Ken Bates – Former chairman and director of Leeds United FC soccer team, Ken Bates, found himself in hot water over some lavish luxuries he secured in the sale of the club. Bates signed a contract, which included a £100,000 deal with a private jet to fly him to Yorkshire from his home in Monte Carlo. Needless to say, the new owners of the club, GFH Capital, were none too pleased and took Ken to court over the matter, making international news in the process.
    • Ken Gregory – The late manager of Formula One racer Sterling Moss, Ken Gregory was no stranger to making headlines. He made history as the organizer of the first car racing meeting at Brands Hatch. As one of the founders of the British Racing Partnership, Gregory’s success seemed to lag at one point. However, Ken was not dissuaded and continued in his success, both on and off the race track. He later became a successful publisher with popular magazine Cars and Car Conversions.
    • Ken Myer – A prominent figure in Australia, Myer first made significant headlines when he created the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in 1959. He was also heavily involved in the implementation of Chadstone Shopping Centre, as part of his effort to bring easy access to malls and shopping centers to Australian cities. Part of this effort included campaigning for more freeways, which would give Australians living in rural areas more freedom to travel to the bigger cities.
    • Ken Anderson – District Attorney Ken Anderson found himself in court for all the wrong reasons in early 2013. He was accused of three counts of misconduct, including tampering with government records, tampering with physical evidence and failing to comply with a judge’s order to turn over evidence during the 1987 Michael Morton murder trial. Appeals in the case are ongoing.
    • Ken Robinson – Sir Ken Robinson, who counts the Queen of Britain among his personal friends, wasn’t all that well known around the world until his TED Talk on education went viral. So passionate was Robinson’s talk on education that the online video garnered over 8,660,010 views and counting. The talk deals with the negative impact formal education has on creativity, and has long held the rank as TED’s most popular video.
    • Ken Edwards – If you want to make the headlines, do something big and bold. Ken Edwards’ motivation for eating 36 live cockroaches was part of an effort to earn a Guinness World Record; however, he may have bitten off more than he could chew. When cockroaches are threatened, they release a chemical that leaves a nasty taste in the would-be predator’s mouth. It may have been an unpleasant way to make headlines, but it was a successful one.
    • Ken Killmeyer – He survived a tragic accident aboard the USS Forrestal, alongside future presidential hopeful John McCain. The vessel was the Navy’s first supercarrier, and is now decommissioned. Killmeyer was on hand once again when he spoke to reporters about the fate of the Forrestal, as the ship was hauled off by a Texas scrap company for recycling.
    • Justin Jedlica – They say that imitation is the ultimate former of flattery. If that is true, Justin Jedlica is flattering indeed. The young model has paid over $100,000 to have his body and face remodeled, to such an extent that he has been deemed “the real life Ken doll.” Justin made the news when he met real life Barbie; however, all reports indicate that the two did not get along very well.
    • Ken Jordon – The average arrow flies at speeds of around 300 feet per second. So, it’s never a good idea to get in the way of one, unless you happen to be Ken Jordon. A world record holder, Jordon made the headlines when he caught 13 arrows within a two minute time frame. It’s safe to say, he’s either incredibly brave or incredibly insane. Either way, he made big news around the world for his efforts.
  • 10 KENS WITH THE WEIRDEST OCCUPATIONS EVER

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    kendarnellThe job market is tough at the moment, so if you want to land the perfect career, you’d better broaden your horizons. These 10 Kens weren’t afraid to take a chance on an unusual occupation, and now they are laughing all the way to the bank.

    • Ken Darnell – A snake handler from Alabama, Ken Darnell has the unenviable job of milking the snakes under his charge. If you’re imagining that snakes have tiny little udders for milking, you’d be wrong. The milking referred to in this case involves pressing the snake’s fangs against the side of a beaker, allowing the handler to gather venom for use in anti-venom treatments.
    • Ken Doyle – The difference between Ken Doyle and the average safe cracker is often the prize he retrieves. Doyle specializes in unlocking all kinds of safes – large vaults in particular. What’s more, the valuables in the safes that Ken cracks are sometimes people. Ken has rescued everyone from small children to senior citizens, and all at a relatively low cost of around $9,000, compared to up to $100,000 for other methods.
    • Ken Lindsay – If you like a drop of whiskey, this might just be the job for you. Ken Lindsay is the International Whisky Ambassador for Ballantine’s. The job involves learning and employing advanced tasting techniques for whiskey, and then jet-setting around the world promoting the product. Don’t go applying for the role just yet, though. With Ballantine’s ranked as the No 1 Scotch whiskey in Europe, Lindsay is obviously doing a good job.
    • Kenneth Muller – Since the 19th century, the use of leeches in medicine has been steadily on the increase. The blood suckers were originally used to draw out blood and infection before being discredited among most physicians, but now neurobiologists, such as Kenneth Muller, are conducting studies on the creatures, too. Muller has studied the nervous systems of leeches extensively, and has authored a number of scientific journals on the subject.
    • Ken Cavers – Everyone knows doctors have the worst handwriting, so you may find it strange that Dr. Ken Cavers lucrative hobby is designing exclusive fountain pens. Dr. Cavers has become world famous for his fountain pens, including one model that is designed in the shape of a bamboo stalk. Ken Cavers Custom Pens start off at a whopping $105, making them more of a luxury purchase, rather than something you would buy a child for school.
    • Ken Suzuki – Before you jump to wild conclusions, be aware that Ken Suzuki’s occupation is not as it sounds. Chick sexing is the process of separating male and female chicks after they hatch, and Ken is an expert in his field – or coop, if you prefer. Sadly, there is usually a mass culling of the males, as they are not able to provide eggs for the farmer. Since coming to the United States as a specialist chick sexer, Ken has moved on to growing Japanese organic vegetables and has established a rather lucrative trade.
    • Kenneth Catania – Worm grunting, or charming, is not something that Kenneth Catania ever studied while achieving his Ph.D in biology, but he is now an expert on the subject. Catania was invited to study the phenomenon by the Barrie’s Grace United Church, who effectively rub metal on spikes driven into the ground to lure the worms closer to the surface. The sound, Dr. Catania concluded, mimics that of moles deep underground, scaring the worms into action.
    • Kenneth Peters – As one of the whale trainers at Sea World Florida, Kenneth Peters puts his life on the line every day. Peters found out just how dangerous the whales he trains could be when 23-year-old Kasatka, a female whale, grabbed him by the leg and tried to toss him out of the pool. Peters was rescued by another trainer and escaped relatively unharmed.
    • Ken Flournoy – He’s the general manager of the Florida-based International Golf Co., a company that harvests golf balls for resell. Flournoy heads up a team who rescues golf balls from all sorts of predicaments, before selling them off to a good home. The company employs “golf ball divers,” who search areas surrounding courses, including rivers and oceans, for the coveted treasure.
    • Ken Gidney – Who would have thought that there’d be so much money in catching ants? Well, Ken Gidney has amassed a fortune of over £1.4million doing just that. He first started his career as an ant catcher in 1956 for a manufacturer of ant farms and has been raking in the cash ever since.

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