Asbury Park Press from Asbury Park, New Jersey on October 28, 2018 · E1
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Asbury Park Press from Asbury Park, New Jersey · E1

Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Sunday, October 28, 2018
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Sunday Best From the washroom to the boardroom Story of America’s fi rst female self-made millionaire will be a Netfl ix series One year before women had the right to vote in America, Madam C.J. Walker of Irvington became the first female self-made millionaire in the country. The story of how a black woman, born to newly freed slaves and orphaned at 7, went from earning $1.50 as a washerwoman to running a business empire selling hair care products targeted at African- American women is a story that has beguiled every- one from her neighbors in Irvington to historians who would chronicle her life. Along the way, Walker also became a champion for civil rights and a philanthropist dedicated to improving the lives of others. Now her inspiring story will be told in an eight- episode Netflix series, starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer as Walker. The series – Spencer and NBA star LeBron James are executive producers – is based on the book “On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madame C.J. Walker” by A’Lelia Bundles, Walker’s great-great- granddaughter. Madam C.J. Walker driving her Model T in Indianapolis in 1912. A portrait of Madam Walker. IMAGES PROVIDED BY MADAM WALKER FAMILY ARCHIVES/A'LELIA BUNDLES Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy Rockland/Westchester Journal News | USA TODAY NETWORK See WALKER, Page 5E Asbury Park Press ❚ SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018 ❚ 1E e Before having children, I thought I’d be a laid back mom who never lost her cool. But by the time I had four kids, I became a yeller. I don’t yell constantly, but when I’m tired or stressed out and my kids fight, I often yell at them to stop. They scream back about who started and I yell about who’s grounded and then we all start screaming at each other. I always feel bad afterward and promise myself I’ll yell less, but I also remind myself that it’s normal. In fact, a “Journal of Marriage and Family” study published in 2003 showed that nearly 90 percent of parents surveyed yelled at their kids in the previous year and, in families with children older than 7, almost 100 percent of parents said they were yellers. So I guess I’m not really hurting anyone. But that might not be true. According to experts, yelling at our kids may be more harmful than we think, and it’s a pretty ineffective way to communicate with our children. “Research really indicates that yelling at our children can be as harmful as hitting them,” said Teaneck-based child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Eva Lazar. “It affects their self-esteem and increases anger and anxiety in Yelling may be more harmful than you think Minivan Musings Jackie Goldschneider Guest columnist See YELLING, Page 8E THIS FRI · NOV 2 NOV 27 & 28 NEWYEARSEVE DEC 31 NOV 29THIS THU · NOV 1 DEC 17 & 18 FRI JAN 18 FRI FEB 8 DEC 10 DEC 11 DEC 12 DEC 19 SUN JAN 20 • 1 & 5PM FRI FEB 1 DEC 13 SAT•JAN26 12:30&4:30PM 99 MONMOUTH ST RED BANK, NJ 07701 732-842-9000 LIVE ON THE ASBURY PARK PRESS STAGE AP-NJG0018893-01 1006 Main St • Belmar, NJ (between 10th & 11th Ave.) 732-280-7777 Best Prices On Pre-Owned And estAte Jewelry. FREE “ROAD SHOW” STYLE APPRAISALS EVERY SUNDAYWe buy GOLD...SILVER...DIAMONDS...WATCHES...COINS...MORE! Shop online:

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