Fuzzy Names, Sweet Names
As with everything, names go through cycles of change with passing generations. I also tend to think that names have improved immensely since the first Elmas, Minervas, Bufords, and Alfreds graced the baby’s room wearing appropriate nametags on their cribs.
A country of tradition, we still hold tightly to such commoners as Becky, Wendy, Mike and Bill. And being the trendsetters of a diverse time, we also like originality. Girls are acquiring sophistication with names such as Breanna and Kyla while boys are being called Dusty and Cameron, cute yet charming. I do like these names. I even think that the not-so-unique ones are fine. These names have humility and, most importantly, can be spoken without cringing, gagging, or regurgitating. When was the last time you could actually say “Bunny” and control the ruffling of your nose and the higher level of intonation in your voice Not to mention avoiding the picture of this girl nibbling on a very orange carrot. I put her into a category I like to call the ‘itty bitty Bunny and Kitty committee.’
A girl of this stature serves your ex-boyfriend mixed drinks at the local dive bar and leaves the tip on the table because somebody accidentally left it there. She likes to think deeply when scuba diving and yells, “run to second base,” when a tight end gets the football. This type always has straight, white teeth and never gets fired from her cocktail jobs. She’s such an asset. I have my doubts about the advantages being endless though….I mean, how many lawyers, nurses, or even receptionists do you know named “Kitty”
The next category is sweetly named the ‘Dandy Candy-land committee.’ The sound of these names are enough for a life-time supply of insulin shots and give one a compelling urge to stock-up on countless tubes of toothpaste. For instance, Carmel and Candy….even a salt addict would get cheek pangs simply by the sound. Maybe, just maybe, I am a little prejudiced because my ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend is named Candy. Before I know her name, I asked him what it was and he told me. I only had to ask him once….the toothache and acne breakout brings back terrible memories.
Yes, I know, you’re wondering if Kitty and Candy work together serving my ex-boyfriend mixed drinks. Not only do they work together, they are also very close. Last week, Carmel overheard Candy telling Kitty, “You’re the best friend I’ve had since my cat, Mufkins, died.”
Learning Through Senses – The Key To A Childs Development
NC—The first few years of a childs life are full of new and exciting experiences that are absorbed like a sponge through the five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight and sound. From birth, newborns are bombarded with a busy world that they must learn to master. It is the senses that pave the way for a childs development throughout his or her life.
The Importance of Teaching Children to Love Reading
Alot of children today are not developing a love of reading that will help them be successful adults.As parents, our fundamental duty is to prepare our children for adulthood.We give them our love and our time, and by doing this we are preparing them to face the world.Teaching them to read and to love reading will also help prepare them to face the world with confidence andto be successful.Let us not forget what our job is as we continue to help our children grow into healthy and happy adults.
The Three Sure-Fire Ways to Teach Your Child About Safety
We understand that for your child to be truly “Kid Safe” that they must understand and use two types of self defense. Physical, which gives them the tools needed to keep them safe. And mental self defense, which empowers them with the awareness and common sense to keep them safe. This article is geared toward educating parents on helping your child with the mental self defense to better make them “Kid Safe”.
Talking to Kids ABout War
A few days ago, my 8 year old daughter asked my wife “What state is Iraq”My wife explained that Iraq is not a state, but another country.This led to a number of other questions:“Why are they fighting”“Why is Saddam Hussein bad”And finally, in a very round-about way, she came to the real question:“Are we safe”
Mindfulness: Youre Soaking In It!
Looking for a bit more mindfulness in your daily life Relax. Youre soaking in it!
10 Simple Ways to Say, “I Love You”
We’re teaching our kids to be consumers at an early age.Look at the number of superhero and product endorsement Valentines on the store shelves.
Goal Setting for Kids
Goal setting is essential for building a successful life. However, teaching kids how to set and achieve goals is not part of most school curriculums, nor is it taught in most homes. Many parents never learned the techniques of goal setting, and are still struggling with their own. You dont need to know it all. While you develop your own goal-setting skills, you can also be helping and encouraging your children to develop theirs. Goal setting is a life-long skill. It helps your child to focus their unique gifts and talents, it helps to cultivate and strengthening your childs self-worth, and equips them to lead a life full of meaning purpose, and direction, regardless of the professional or personal paths they choose.
Creative Ideas for Easing Separation Anxiety
Does your child exhibit separation anxiety at daycare drop-off Do you spend more than fifteen minutes struggling to calm your childs fears You are not alone. All parents at one time or another have experienced guilt, fear and remorse at the very thought of leaving their hysterical child in the arms of a non-relative.
Baby Names - Choosing Trendy or Traditional
Lists of baby names are always fun to look at, whether youre seeking a name for your soon-to-be-born baby boy or baby girl, wondering about the popularity of your own first name, or just curious about what baby names are currently hot.
10 Reasons Why People Dont Buy From You
1. You dont make people feel safe when they order. Remind people that they are ordering through a secure server. Tell them you wont sell their e-mail address and all their information will be kept confidential.
Choosing The Perfect Area Rug For Your Child’s Playroom
Are you thinking about putting an area rug in your children’s play area These rugs can be great fun for kids. Many have fantastic colors and designs on them. Some have games or puzzles that the kids can play. Our favorite are area rugs are the ones with race tracks on them, the kids can race their play cars around the city. When choosing the perfect area rugs for your kids play area keep the following tips in mind.
The "B" Word
Former students would probably attest to the fact that few things tried my patience as much as did the statement, “This is boring!” As I reflect back on my many years in the classroom, I can’t help but feel a tad bit sorry for the first kid who made the mistake of uttering those words each year. It was rare to hear the phrase a second time because most kids vividly recalled my “sermon,” and they didn’t want to risk a repeat performance.
Study Shows High Pollutant Levels in Mothers Milk
There is no doubt mothers’ milk is the best food in the world for the babies. Unfortunately, mothers’ milk of today aint the same as the mothers milk thirty years ago. A recent study confirmed previous findings that American mothers milk contains high levels of toxic chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl esters PBDEs, among other toxic pollutants such as PCBs and dioxins.
Parenting - The Irrational Vocation
There are some grounds to assume that a cognitive dissonance is involved in feeling that children are more a satisfaction than a nuisance. Why do people bother with parenting It is time consuming, exhausting, strains otherwise pleasurable and tranquil relationships to their limits. Still, humanity keeps at it: breeding.
Help! My Kids are Overweight!
Identify the Problem and Find a Solution to your Child’s Weight Gain.
Traditionally in China, when once people got married, they would immediately get ready for having a baby. That is why symbolic things such as dolls or lotus seeds would be put on the beds of the newly weds on their wedding day so as to bring in the meaning of having a baby as soon as possible.
New Mom...New Baby...New Debt
Ah, there is nothing like being an expectant mom.Along with your expanding waistline comes the ever growing list of products for you and your new bundle of joy.Preparing for a new baby can be a costly experience, especially in the areas of clothing and nursery furniture.The good news is that it does not have to be!
Sports Psychology Guidelines for Sports Parents
Sports parents have a big impact on their young superstars. A healthy and successful sports experience will depend on sports parents ability to instill confidence and self-esteem in athletes. Read sports psychology expert, Dr. Patrick Cohns view on how to make sports a successful and fun experience.
Seeing The Souls of Your Children
Your toddler is having her second tantrum of the day while your four year old son is racing around the house with the neighbor’s child. You feel completely stressed out and are questioning your decision to have these kids, with a third on the way! What were you thinking!
Is It Okay to Spoil Your Kids
None of us want “spoiled” kids - kids who are bratty, self-centered, demanding, inconsiderate. So, what spoils children and what doesn’t
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