Archive for March, 2012

Tips To Help Teach Your Kids To Listen

Consistent parenting means sticking to rules 100% percent all of the time. If you sit and yell or nag at your children to listen, without any consequences, your children will never take you seriously. You must stick to rules and enforce them. Actions truly do speak louder than words.

Cufflinks in the fashion world

Are you familiar with the word cufflink? Well, maybe if you are my age, you would first answer “no” but when you saw it, you would surely recognize it and say “ahhhh.” Cufflinks are a decorative fastener that our grandmother used to put on our sleeves to hold it. The cufflink as it name suggest acts as a replacement for a button, only that it is much fashionable. Yes, fashionable because nowadays fashion transform the traditional cufflinks and gave us a wide range of cufflinks design. There are now baseball cufflinks for sporty people, or a cufflinks with your initials engraved on it if you like yours to be personalized.

Cufflinks are now not that available on malls so if you would like to purchase one, you might want to look online and to buy one. You are not compromised with what online stores have to offer because they have a wide range of designs you can choose from. These, are surely unique gifts everyone will surely love.

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How to Teach Kids to Listen

You should only have to give your children one warning. After one warning, it’s time to show your child that you mean what you are saying. For toddlers and young children, you should use a time out and it is suggested that you use 1 minute per each year of age (3 years old equals 3 minutes in time out). If your child won’t sit in time out, you must take the time to sit there with them in order to prevent them from leaving their time out area. Ignore the fit as much as possible and act as if it isn’t bothering you one single bit. You do not want to give any negative behavior any sort of attention.

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Unwrapping the best gift

Gift giving is a fun and an enjoyable activity. The thought of shopping for the gift and wrapping it with fancy papers is truly exciting. Usually we spent hours in the mall to look for that perfect gift. We pick one item and compare it with the other item. We put into consideration the receiver’s preference. Will he like it, will she love it? Also, the price is another factor. We like to buy items that are not that pricey without compromising its quality. Looking for the perfect gift for our love one is truly an enjoyable activity but is also an energy draining one. That is why, if I were you, I would just look for gifts online. In the internet, you can choose a wide array of gift ideas such as personalized gifts for men, gifts for anniversaries, gifts for her and even gifts for babies and for any occasions. Giving a personalized gift is extraordinary since it says that you exert more effort. For example, simple pocket knives become extra special if you would engrave his initials on it.

Personalized gifts are the best gift anyone can give. So stop tiring yourself looking for items in the mall, instead, just look in the internet and order for personalized gifts. It is much convenient and time saving and the price is really affordable. So place your orders now and surprised your love ones with these special personalized gifts.

Count right

I work as a nurse by profession and part of our work is to do weekly and monthly inventory. When I was assigned to do our weekly inventory, it actually took me more than three hours to finish. Counting all the medicines and all the supplies are very confusing specially that we don’t put marks on those that are already counted. When I got lost and forgot the last number, I started counting from the beginning again and that is really very energy draining. That is why when I learned of these inventory labels, I asked my boss if we can purchase that and he gave me a go signal.

Today, doing inventory is an easy job for all of us already. With all the inventory labels we have now, doing inventory is never as easy as before. Now I can finish my inventory in just 30 minutes and I am much assured that my counts are right.

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Exercise When Kids Are Home in the Summer

It is often difficult to exercise during the summer if you have kids because having them at home can alter your schedule and make it hard to find a spare hour or so to go to the gym or go for a run. This means that if you want to keep your exercise routine intact, you need to make some changes to it to accommodate your new day-to-day schedule. The best way to do this is to combine strategies: exercise with your children sometimes and find spare moments to exercise on your own during other times.

 1. Reduce your workouts to quick 15-minute sessions so you can fit them into your family’s down time more easily. Rather than drive to the gym for an hour, purchase a couple of workout DVDs and small dumbbells so that you can do quick aerobic and bodyweight exercises in bursts. Bodyweight exercises use your body’s natural weight for resistance. Examples include push-ups, squats and lunges.

2. Incorporate bodyweight exercises like squats and push-ups into other activities. For example, if you are pushing your child on the swing, do a squat after every push.

3. Exercise with your children by playing games that involve running. Tag is a good choice, as are ball sports like soccer and basketball. Alternatively, you could just dance with your children to some fast-paced music.

4. Go for a walk or a bike ride with your kids. Don’t “sell” it as exercise; rather, just call it an activity.

5. Walk or run as often as you can. You could drop your children off at an extracurricular activity, then go for a run while they are there. You could also walk to the activity, provided it is close enough and safe to walk.

6. Work in the yard, pulling weeds, raking leaves and getting rid of dead bushes and trees. The kids can either do their own thing while you do this or they can help you; either way, it’s great exercise that also gets your yard looking nicer.

7. Punch into the air with bricks in your hands. Use just a half of a brick if a full brick is too heavy.

 

 

Positive Discipline

Discipline is a very important aspect of parenting and it is beneficial when done properly. When discipline a child you are teaching her which behavior are important and which a not. She in turn learns to make good choices not on bad ones. Here are some important skills that she will carry with her into adulthood.

Positive attention is very important to notice when a child is exhibiting good behavior not just when she is misbehaving. Look for opportunities to encourage the behavior that you want to see. Let your child know that you appreciate her help with things and that you have notice how good she has been as of late. By doing this she will see that good behavior pays off, and continue to exhibit it rather than misbehaving.

Disciplinary actions, there are number of tactics that may be used to successfully teach children how to behave. These are considered positive discipline. Removing a young child from situation is a worthwhile tactic that allows her to redirect her energies on more positive activity.

Parenting Techniques

Parents receive a lot of suggestion on how to raise their child, the expert and other parents always ready to offer their advices, although there is more than one right way to raising a child, a simple techniques like providing discipline and spending time with them apply to every style of parenting.

TECHNIQUES, this is one of the most important in parenting technique this is effective discipline. A discipline given by parents is eventually leading the children on learning a self discipline. Children will pick up on a parent’s value system and learn difference between right and wrong which will guide them throughout their lives. Spending time with children is another important parenting technique. Parent can do this by making sure that the family eats together, attending children activities in school and communities. Spend time together can improves communication between parents and children. Although you may not agree always, showing and being positive that you understand will teach your children that they can come to you about anything.

3 Parenting Tips for Building Character without Pressure

First Parenting Tip – Question Yourself

1. How is my child reacting to my demands? Notice his body language and his words.

2. How can I prevent my child from being anxious, angry, or stubborn?

3. How can I raise my child without pressure and build character too?

 Second Parenting Tip – Appreciate

 Develop an eye for appreciation. Instead of insisting that your child do more, notice what she’s already done. Drop the pressuring. Increase the motivation with compliments. You could say:

 1. You’ve worked so hard on your homework, why don’t you take a break?

2. I enjoyed watching your face at baseball practice because you smiled, laughed, and encouraged your team.

3. Your room looks good, especially the way you made your bed.

 There are parents who might ask, “Are you nuts?” To them I’d answer, “If what you’re doing is causing anxiety, anger, and resistance, what have you got to lose? Why not practice the tips?”

Third Parenting Tip – Motivate

1. Share, read, and talk about inspiring stories of heroes. Why stories? Lectures irritate and stories motivate.

2. Post an inspirational quote on the refrigerator each week. Discuss it. Challenge each member of the family to do something inspiring too. Make sure the challenge is their choice.

3. At Sunday breakfast, ask each member of the family, “What did you do during the week that you’re proud of?”

 Remind them, “It doesn’t matter if you succeeded. It matters that you tried.” You’ll love what you hear.

 Conclusion for Building Character without Pressure:

 You don’t need to raise an anxious child. You don’t need to discipline with pressure.

 You can build character by improving your discipline, appreciating your child, and using inspirational stories. Motivate your children to discuss what they’re proud of too.

 If you do, you’ll be raising a loving family. The kids will achieve and cooperate. One more thing, you’ll be raising children with character.

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