Archive | December 2013

Easy Advice To Improve Your Parenting Skills

179691882Parenting can be trying on a good day and completely overwhelming on a bad day. Having the know how to deal with struggles, both big and small, can make all the difference in the world. This guide offers some good, solid advice and tips, that go a long way towards settling the waters at home.

What experts say is true– reading books to your child is very important. Children learn just about everything by reading, from colors and numbers, to shapes and letters. Experts believe that 30 minutes of book reading each night could have your child on the way to reading before they even reach kindergarten!

Try to attend every performance, sporting event, or whatever your child has going on. This is a great way for you to show your child that you care about them and to encourage them in whatever they want to do. If you have multiple children and their events conflict with each other, one parent may have to go to one event and the other to the other event; but always try to attend these events unless you absolutely cannot.

It is crucial that you get your child interested in vegetables as soon as they are able to eat them. By not giving your child vegetables at this time of their life, they are not going to want to eat them when they get older, which prevents them from getting proper nutrients and vitamins.

Sometimes, unpleasant disciplinary actions must be handed down. “First, feelings; then discipline,” is a highly effective approach that begins with a positive statement that acknowledges the child’s feelings (right or wrong) and then explains your reason for setting the disciplinary consequences. This can help reduce the levels of resentment following the action.

Though parenting presents both big and small struggles along the way, in the end, it is the most rewarding and wonderful job in the world. Use the tips and tricks outlined in this article to help you handle the stresses, so you can relax and enjoy those small moments with the kids.

Getting The Kids Involved in Duathalons

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Even though kids have much more natural energy than we adults, and often spend much of their time running in circles anyway, getting kids involved in duathlons and triathlons can be very beneficial to their health and development. Running in these organized races, allows kids to take all of that extra energy, and use it in a way that allows them to run with other kids their age, and in a healthy way.

You may think of marathons, triathlons, and duathlons as highly competitive races where runners push themselves to the limits and try and outrun the next runner to get a better time. While this is true in Olympic and competitive events, these races for kids do not concentrate on “winners and losers,” but rather on having fun while getting a great day of exercise as well. They are the perfect outlet for children who tend to have a lot of energy, as well as a benefit for more lethargic children to learn that exercise can be fun.

WANT TO GET YOUR KIDS INVOLVED IN TRIATHLONS AND DUATHLONS?

This years New Jersey State Triathlon is a main event for adults, but also has a special event kids’ duathlon as well.

Visit CGI Racing Below, to learn more about the New Jersey State Triathlon, and other racing events around the country:

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College Tips That Anyone Can Use Right Away

97429031Getting ready to go to college might be a hectic and nervous time in your life. This is perfectly understandable, you are taking a big step and will probably be living away from home for the first time ever. Don’t fret, this article will provide you with some great tips on how you can be ready.

A great skill that you should learn going into college is cooking. This is very important as it can help you to construct the types of meals that you desire and will also assist in saving money on eating out over time. Also, this skill can make you more valuable to your roommates.

Socialize in moderation. Socialization is an important part of the college experience. Just remember to balance visiting friends and keeping your grades up. It can be easy to lose track of time and procrastinate. Save late night outings for nights when you do not have class the very next day.

Find a place to study that is conducive to your style of studying. If you can study while blocking out noise then your dorm room may be fine. But if you need privacy and quiet then find a quiet corner in one of the less popular areas of the library or a perhaps a peaceful and relaxing space outdoors.

Take advantage of the office hours offered by your academic instructors. These hours are provided for your benefit. There is no better source of help or information about a class than the person who teaches it! Use the time to ask questions, seek clarification, or discuss your in-class performance.

We are hoping that after reading this article you will be more prepared to face your college experience head on. These tips are tried and true and should help you get the most out of leaving home. Remember to stay positive and hopefully you will be the best you can be in college.