STAY STRONG IN FAMILY CRISIS

Every family experiences conflict but some crises are so difficult that it is hard to stay strong and remain cohesive family unit. Successful coping skills revolve around staying strong and involving your family members in healing process. When communication, appreciation, cooperation and positive experiences are combined against family crises, it is possible to weather the storm to emerge stronger and more grateful for your family members.
Acknowledgement the negative emotions that you and your family members may be feeling during the crisis, attempting to sweep the negative feelings under the proverbial rug ignores an ideal opportunity to communicate and become stronger through bonding and sharing feeling.
Show appreciation for each of your family members, even when relationship may be strained. A strong family is the ability to express love and appreciation to one another, even during hard times. Take a few minutes out of your day to let your kids know that you are proud of them.
Spend quality time together as family, by creating a new, positive memory; you solidify your family bond so that it can better withstand the trials of family crisis. Plan a time where you can be together, evening dinner, family outing and one on one time.
Establish and embrace your family role, they can often shift and settle during family crisis. It is often difficult to adapt to roles that change during family crisis, like as mother becoming the main breadwinner after a father loses his job. However, new roles can be challenging but also rewarding.
Seek help if your family is crumbling under the stress of crisis. A family counselor can help you find ways to cope with stress while strengthening your family bond for better success in the future.

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SOMETHING TO GIVE TO MY GRANDKIDS

If someday I will have grand kids, let’s say I get to convince myself to get married and have a family someday surely I will be a grandmother. If this will happen I wanted to have my grandkids to inherit something for me, something precious, like an heirloom. So in case I will really have grandkids someday I am now collecting stunning pearl necklaces, earrings and rings. Obviously my future girl grandkids would love this but if I will have boy grandkids I want them to have it also and give it to that special girl that they will marry. Thinking about this makes me feel old. Oh no.

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RECOVERING THROUGH LIFE’S PUNCHES

There are times when life really throws hard punches on your face that could really throws you off balance and kiss the ground. We all have that times and others have it much worse. In my case, whenever I experience this life’s punches the one thing that really helps me recover is through music. Playing my acoustic guitar keeps me going and also gives me the right perspective and positive mind set. So as I buy rogue acoustic guitar ra-090 from guitar center the other day it is not just buying it because it is my hobby but because this is necessity.

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STOP THUMB SUCKING

Some infants begin thumb sucking in the womb so your child may user her thumb as source of comfort before you ever observe the self soothing behavior. Even though most children eventually of their child’s teeth or shape of the month. There is no single preferred strategy to stop thump sucking and individual children respond differently to different interventions.

Offer soothing alternative options to your child if he sucks his thumb to self soothe. Present alternatives that children naturally find comforting like rocking and massage or warm bath.

Give positive reinforcement like praise, a favorite treat or preferred activity when your child does not suck her thumb and verbal reminders when she puts her thumb in her mouth.

Distract your child with activities that involve either hands or offer a preferred activity if he sucks his thumb in response to boredom.

Demonstrate alternative activities for calming herself if your child sucks her thumb in response to anxiety. Calming activities for your child may include taking walk, swinging, listening music and sharing a glass of milk. Praise your child when she opts for an alternative activity. Try to eliminate known sources of anxiety in her environment.

Limit where your child can suck his thumb in his environment and gradually place greater restrictions on the behavior.

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BLISS

I just remember one of my mantra in life, “Yesterday’s dream is today’s bliss.” I just came up with that because that is what exactly how I felt whenever my little wishes do come true. Just like last week, I finally bought my first hard tail electric guitar and I was just so ecstatic. I had wanted to have one since I learn to play electric guitar. It had been on my wish list for quite some time and imagine my happiness that I am now get to scratch it out on my wish list. I would definitely enjoy playing it for the next couple of years and before this pure joy of having it subsides.

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HELP YOUR CHILD TO RELATE IN GOD

Even you and your family attending on a church and have knowledge of Holy Bible, god can seem like a remote concept instead of entity that is embodiment of love. Help your child to understand with simple explanations that focus on specific aspects of god and how they apply to his life.

Teach you child about personhood of god, your child is old enough to understand that good is referred to as HE because we relate to him as person, although we have never seen him.

Explain the character of god. Tell him that god is good, loving, forgiving and merciful. Then tell him that god is also god of judgment, discipline and wrath.

Teach your child about action of god; explain that god created the world and everything living in it, human, animal and plant.

Explain god omniscience and omnipresence to your child, it might be bit difficult for teens to understand that somebody can be all knowing and all present.

Use biblical passages to reinforce your explanation.

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