Archive for April, 2012

Enjoy Parenting a Teen

Here are some tips to make the parenting for teens are enjoyable.

  1. You do not have to know everything; in fact the parents know that they do not know everything however you will need to learn new skills. Parenting for teen requires more subtle style. What to work for 5 years old no longer work when he or she reaches adolescence, you are not expected to know it all but you are expected to keep learning and developing your parenting tools.
  2. Expect the unexpected, parenting for teen is like riding a roller coaster, you know the high and lows are coming, but you still get quite. One minute your teen acting so mature that you have to blink to make sure is still your child. The next minute she is pitching a fit like she did when she was two.
  3. Laugh about inconsistencies, teenager can be bundle of contradictions one minutes accusing you of interfering and next minute demanding your advice. Instead of pointing out the crazy inconsistencies you feel calmer if you grin and have a good private laugh.
  4. Choose power struggles carefully, some thing are worth arguing about, taking on battle just to prove who is the boss or who is the right causes a lot of dissension and is an bad example for your teenager.
  5. Use your expertise to sidestep hassling over nonsense small stuff that is the big scheme of things does not really matter much.
  6. Sit down, smile and be still, sitting down make you look available, smiling make you look friendly and being still make you look ready to listen.

Establish Rules With Your Teen

I write this post to give you a tips and advices on how to find out what your teenagers are doing during their unsupervised times and how to establish a discipline with them.

First, set a curfew and make it sure to abide by it. Do not slack on this rule, you must be consistent with this and also be prepared to make consideration for things like school parties or holidays. Second, make your teens call you to check in on regular basis, if they have a cell phone this will be much easier. If they don’t then use one of their friend cell phones or someone’s phone that they know. Third, make sure you establish the rules for the house as well as when you are away. This should entail who is allowed in the house as well as who is not allowed in the house. And finally, educate your teen on the importance of saying NO, they may be under a lot of pressure to drink or smoke. Make it easy for them to say NO and understand that they do not have to do anything they don’t want to do.

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I have a very curious personality. It is my thing to do a different kind of list if I have extra time [aside from reading and watching TV all day]. A List about any stuff for instance, a list of TV show that I have watch during the year or a list of things that I bought since I started working. Something like that. This time I would like to make a list of my relatives and discover how many relatives do I have under the age of 10 and if they are lucky I might be feeling generous, I could even send personalized gifts for kids under 10 for no reasons.

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This last holy week I spent a whole day general cleaning our house. It was one of the few times that I really get to scrub the house in and out. It’s tiring but after I have finished I am so proud of myself for accomplishing a general cleaning. And one of the good things that really came out of it is I get to see what items the house badly needed. We definitely need to repaint our gate, buy a decent rack sack for the garbage and our rugs need changing.

How about you have you done general cleaning lately?

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Get Out and Get Healthy

What children need to stay well? Nutritious diet, enough time to sleep and regular exercise to be sure, but there is another factor: plenty of time in a great outdoors. A lot study showing that kids spend more time outside are happier, healthier and do better in school. Example, revealed that 20 minutes walk in the park improved the concentration of children with ADHD. Pull kids away from TV or in computer by making them feel more connected to and curious about nature with these activities.

FIND A GREEN SPACE WHERE KIDS SIT QUIETLY, within 5 minutes they start to see and hear things they didn’t notice before. TAKE A HIKE, and bring along binoculars and magnifying glass. PLANT SOMETHING, it can be simple as sprinkling flower seeds around the base of a tree. SET UP A TENT IN A BACKYARD, and camp out.


I am a frustrated musician. I know I don’t look like I want to be a musician at all but I swear to you I have it in me. I breathe music. Music inspires me on all levels. And as a music junkie it has always been on my bucket list to learn to play at least one musical instrument [and be able to buy LR Baggs Pickups] before I die.

My friends advise me to just enroll on a guitar lesson just to be practical. I planned on self-teaching [is there a word self-teaching?] or should I say learning on my own but then my friends say I wouldn’t be able to learn the technical stuff just the basics. They got a point. So I guess I’ll find time and enroll on a guitar lesson class.

Discipline Without Spanking or Shouting

Children need discipline to help them grow into responsible adults. It is your duty as a parent to provide consistency and proper discipline at all ages of your child’s development. Discipline does not consist of spanking or yelling, however. This only teaches your child that it’s OK to treat others badly. Effective discipline takes effort, but pays off in the end when your child becomes a responsible adult.

Remain calm. If you have to grab a young toddler, do so gently. Tell yourself to calm down and take a deep breath. Tell an older child to go to her room for 10 minutes; this gives you a chance to calm down and regain control before you talk to her.

Explain to your child why she was wrong. Do this with all children, even toddlers. For example, if your toddler hit another child, immediately pull her away. Proceed to tell her that hitting is unacceptable. Look your child in the eye and speak slowly. Ask an older child to repeat back the main points to be sure she understands.

Point out alternatives to the bad behavior. Don’t just say, “No, that was wrong.” If a child hit another child, say something like, “That was wrong. Next time you are angry, walk away.” Provide solutions and help your child in the process of growing up.

Give consequences for actions. Your child must pay the price for her misbehavior, and she can’t learn if she isn’t punished. Give a young child a time-out and make the consequences longer and tougher as she gets older. You may feel badly if your child cries, but you must be firm. Remember, you are helping her grow up into a responsible person.

Positively reinforce good behavior. For example, if your child shares a toy with another child, tell her how much you appreciate her sharing. She needs to know you love and appreciate her. She will be less apt to act out if she gets attention for her positive behavior.


While sincere praise is the most effective form of positive reinforcement for producing good behavior in children, pairing it with tangible rewards may jump-start the results. Depending on the age of the child or whether you are setting up a rewards system up at home or school, use a mixture of immediate rewards, larger rewards and fun outings.

Both families and teachers can utilize a point system for rewards in which children earn poker chips or gold star stickers each time they complete their chores or do their homework on task without disruptions. After they earn a set number of points, they can turn them in for a reward from a prize box, such as candy, decorative pencils or bouncy balls, or the reward could be extra privileges like sitting by a friend in school, extra computer time or choosing dessert for that night.

When trying to correct a problematic behavior, such as forgetting to do homework and failing a class, parents can use a reward system and behavior management plan to motivate their child to improve his studies. Ask the child what reward he wants to work for, such as a new computer or video game system; if he chooses the reward himself, he may be more inspired to work for it.

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Casino at your hand

Mobile casino is one of the top software that has many downloads in the mobile world nowadays. I guess, the accessibility and the convenience it offers to its loyal players is what made it the top software ever. As the surveys say, in every minute there are hundred of people downloading and installing this program. Why this mobile casino is so trendy and is now beating the game angry birds that fast? Let’s try to assess its features then.

The confirms that more and more people are playing mobile casino now. As its users testify, they love this software because they were able to play their favorite casino games anytime of the day and wherever they want. They are also in love with the fact that unlike in land-based casinos that asked for money before playing the game, casinos in their phone ask no deposit before they can play. This is one of the online/mobile casino features loved by the players, known as “no deposit mobile casinos
With this rule, players are encouraged to play whatever game without asking them to pay first. In this way, as explains, players are given a chance to familiarize themselves with the terms and regulations of the mobile casino. They were given free bonuses too which they can used on their games.

Mobile casino is really exciting to play as one of the thousands of its testimonials declares. The bonuses it gives, the exciting games it has and the accessibility it offers are the top reasons why it is the leading software now in the market. Who would have thought then, that today, that the expensive casino is now lying at your hand waiting for your touch? Technology indeed did its job very well done. So, download it now or the world will left you behind.


When disciplining children, parents need a variety of options to try. Studies show that rewarding good behavior has a more lasting effect on changing the child’s behavior than punishing unwanted behavior.

Sticker Charts

Each time the child demonstrates good behavior, put a sticker on his chart. When the chart is filled with stickers, the child gets a predetermined reward. This allows the child to see his progress toward the prize.

Bean Jar

Similar to the sticker chart, put a bean in a small jar for every act of good behavior the child demonstrates. For unwanted behaviors, take a bean out of the jar. When the jar is full, the child gets a reward.

Chip Rewards

At the beginning of each week, give the child a predetermined amount of poker chips. These chips are used to “purchase” certain privileges, such as watching television or having friends over. For good behaviors, the child is rewarded with more chips, and thus she is able to purchase more privileges.

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