Rainy Day Fun - Crafts For Kids
Rainy days can be so boring for a child…and just as hard on moms. So we give some ideas to brighten your day and chase their rainy day blues away!
Beyond the Words, a Childs Voice
Voices have a way of falling into a pattern, not unlike the sound of constant rain. At first, the rain is obvious as it dramatically announces its arrival, and for a brief moment, you acknowledge the intrusion. But slowly, the rhythmic sounds fade into the background, becoming nothing more than a distant drone.
Help! My Kids are Overweight!
Identify the Problem and Find a Solution to your Child’s Weight Gain.
Awesome Dads Top Ten Ways To Be The Foundation of Your Family
Part of the responsibility of being a father is to establish a strong foundation for the family. Just like a building foundation, much of this work goes unseen and rarely gets acknowledged, yet the strength and integrity of the entire structure relies on it. The following intentions, although not always perfectly fulfilled, give us guidance in our mission.
Healing Anger and Violence in Our Society
I have counseled individuals, couples, families and business partners for the past 35 years and authored eight published books. All this experience has resulted in the development of a profound six-step healing process, called Inner Bonding, which anyone can learn and use throughout the day FREE course available - see resource box.
A New School Year
Depending on where you live school will be starting this month or next month. A new school year is usually exciting and scary at the same time. Most children won’t admit it, but they are ready to get back to school and see their friends. As much as I love not having a rigid schedule in the summer, I do miss the structure of the school year. We get up later in the summer and go to bed later as well.
Love, Food, and Kids
Forty years ago I became very interested in health and nutrition. I had been a sickly child and I had hated being sick. As a low-energy young adult, I had decided to do something about my health, so after reading some wonderful books on nutrition, I proceeded to completely change what I ate. I started to shop at the only little health food store in Los Angeles – Whole Foods was years away! I threw out all packaged food and ate only natural, fresh organic products – when I could get them. I made a decision that if people didn’t eat something 100 years ago, I wasn’t going to eat it now. I was extremely pleased with the improvement in my health and energy.
Reality of Habits & Traits
We are always concerned of our-self & our children about habits traits & behavior. So I thought traitscharacter & habits are not just the words but as the powerful weapons & can be good and bad, that why I elaborated it with explanation in this article.
Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Blackmail
Family decision-making is an intriguing phenomenon. Many factors becomepart of the decision-making process. Emotions play an important part inthis activity.
Responding to Criticism Without Being Defensive
In an actual war, to be attacked means to have our survival threatened. Thus, we might chose between surrender, withdrawal, or counterattack. When we feel attacked criticized or judged by others in conversation, we often move into that same kind of survival mentality and automatically defend ourselves. But conversation is different than war. When we defend against criticism, we give more power to the criticism and the person dishing it out than is warranted.
What Kids Learn That’s POSITIVE from Playing Video Games
“Our family engages in "mindless" video games from time to time ... but its treated like "junk food"…. It really has no "nutritional" value for our minds.” – Ben Armstrong 1
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”
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.
Children’s Birthday Party Planning: When and When Not to Have a Big Party
Age 1: Invite only family members and close friends only because this birthday is more for the parents than for the child. At age 1, a child doesn’t understand the concept of “Birthday Party.” He or she is getting a lot of attention---which is all a 1-year-old wants or understands anyway. You should not go overboard on presents because too much could scare or confuse a child. You should consider getting specialty items such as a plate that says “First Birthday,” a 1-year-old candle, and possible a table cover that everyone could sign with fabric paint to have as keepsakes that can someday be shown or given to to your grown child.
The Ten Things That Successful Parents Do
1. They are leaders as well as parents. They don’t rely on the schools, the government, television, the movies or music to teach their children values and the difference between right and wrong. They do it themselves.
Do your kids have a “Safety Telephone Number”If not, you should get one for FREE!
What is a “Safety Number”
Family as as Entity
As a mother, I feel that its my duty to look out for the needs of each individual in the family.I believe that no one person, child nor adult, is more important than any other.Every single member of the family is unique and special and their needs are unique and special.Even if all kids live under the same house rules, theyre taught and enforced differently depending on each ones learning curve and personality type.Also the adults in the house are to be equal regardless of who raises the kids and who brings home the money.Everyones emotional health, spiritual health, and physical health are equally important.But theres a hidden family member that sometimes gets forgotten when were juggling the needs of everyone.What about the family as a unitHow does it weigh into the equation
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.
The Art of Criticism
If you do anything / different / beyond others expectations in your work on your own way or private life that impacts someone else, Criticism is always possible, and likely. When you get criticized, do you view it as failure or opportunity It’s not what you know that makes the difference in how you handle the criticism and confrontations, but how you apply & utilize what you know. Criticism is real worth comes form its ability to communicate to influence or to motivate others.
5 Ways to Profit From No Child Left Behind NCLB
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 No Child Left Behind is designed to reform and improve student achievement and change the culture of America’s schools. According to this reform act each state must measure every public school student’s progress in reading and math in each of grades 3 through 8 and at least once during grades 10 through 12. By school year 2007-2008, assessments or testing in science will be underway. These assessments must be aligned with state academic content and achievement standards. They will provide parents with objective data on where their child stands academically.
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