Christmas School Activities Bring The Festive Season Into The Classroom

Imagine coming home and finding your parent passed out in a pool of vomit. The place reeks of stale booze. Mom may still be in her nightclothes, filthy and stained. Half empty bottles and glasses everywhere. There is no dinner, no food, because Mom needed the booze more. The phones may be ripped out of walls, furniture may be broken. A new “uncle” is passed out in your Mom’s bed. You don’t dare empty anything out or clean, for fear of waking her up. Hungry, tired and scared you go to your room and cry.

Make a list of categories for your expenses. You can do this on paper, or on a computer spreadsheet. Be prepared for a long list and use the information you gathered when you tracked your spending. Typical categories include rent/mortgage, gas, electric, water, TV, internet, pool care, trash removal, groceries, eating out, entertainment, club dues, child care, gasoline, hair care, and medical, but the list is endless. You can find templates on the internet, but you should customize it for your situation.

Track your spending for a month. This means writing down everything that you spend your money on, cash, credit, or debit, including your regular bills, mortgage, groceries, coffee, newspapers, etc. Carry a notepad if you need to. Even ATM withdrawals should be included. This step is just a necessary, preliminary step and will make it easier to create a realistic budget. Organize the categories and calculate totals.

Successful students are the ones that are able to keep their schedule tidy at all times. Get an organizer or a diary and scribble down the important group meetings or projects that should be completed by the end of this week. Nothing can beat the ever-classical pen on paper technique. There are also digital diaries out for sale but then again, you would not want to put yourself in the situation of having your digital diary stolen or reformatted. So, it is still paper and pen, at their best. With a diary at hand, you will be able to juggle your college curriculum with your after school activities, and hence have better time management.

I recently received a notice about the death of one of my high school classmates. He had lost his battle with cancer. This prompted me to reflect on my life and thus wanting to share my feelings with others.

If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed – like it’s all just too much – speak up. Your mom or dad can help you put some balance in your schedule. It may mean cutting out some activities so you have more free time.

Immunizations. Make sure your child has all of the shots required by your school district, and as an added precaution, consult your pediatrician about any other immunizations that might be recommended. With an almost certain reappearance of the H1N1 virus this fall flu season, your doctor is highly likely to recommend a flu shot.

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You are aiming for the strengthening of your child’s conscience in all of this. Remember the conscience? That old fashioned notion which was our inner voice reminding us when we did something wrong? The conscience led us to appropriate guilt which in turn led us to healthy actions – apologizing and making amends. That’s how people used to “grow up” when they made mistakes.

Dry cereals usually contain corn, wheat, bran. And sometimes includes nuts and honey. It’s accepted by kids of all ages (even adults). Make sure to check the Nutrition Fact label. Dry fruits may be harder to get them to eat. But you can try out dried cranberries, apricots, bananas, kiwi, strawberries, raisins, pineapple, and mangos.

Set up a subject list and allow your child to choose from a list of electives as well. After all, school can’t be just English and History. Allow your child to help determine the order of the classes and how they want the semesters set up. For instance, you can choose to teach the same classes all year, or teach half the classes one semester and the other half the next semester.

First and foremost, be certain you can stick to any schedule you create. This is one of the hardest parts of preparing for back-to-home school. Make sure you talk to your child while you plan their schedule. Sometimes, you may forget about “after-school” activities they may have such as community sports or dance.

Social anxiety disorder in children can affect the child negatively in many ways. The child can be lonely from lack of interaction with others and have few if any friends. These children are less likely to participate in school activities and pretend to be sick so they do not have to go to school. Other children may refuse to attend school completely. Missing time at school can have a negative affect on their grades and ability to learn. The child can develop behavioral problems at school. The risk for suicide increases in children with social anxiety though they are more likely to attempt suicide as teen or adults.

Keep it within budget. Ten-year-olds have piggy banks, not credit cards. If you want a wine country wedding but can’t afford the sprawling estate vineyard, find a small family winery in your price range and make it fit your needs. Likewise, if you want a designer dress but not the designer price tag, find a sample sale or a consignment store. Bottom line: Set a budget and stick to it so you don’t start your married life in debt.

Constantly focus on giving your child/teen the confidence, self-esteem and social skills required to resist peer pressure without destroying friendships. Remember teaching your kids to “just say no” is not enough. The self-esteem plays a critical role in your child’s decision making ability. Self-esteem creates confidence – confidence creates power – and power creates a leader not a follower.

Will you allow smoking or visitors in your home during the care period? Do you care if the nanny speaks your native language or any other language? Au pairs are commonly younger women from foreign countries; is it important to you to have a caregiver from your locality?

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While it is true that time management for parents is a challenge, it also holds true that when you use good time management skills, you set a good example for your kids. Helping your children structure their day makes it easier for everyone to get things done. It also makes the time you spend with your children more enjoyable. The following little tips are tested as super helpful.

So when the going gets tough, what do you do to help you excel in college? Check out these college success tips that you can use to make your stay in college a successful and eventful one.

Constantly listen to your kids and acknowledge their feelings – even if you disagree with them. You must become a “safe-place,” not a judgmental disciplinarian. If your kids feel safe at home communicating with you, they won’t look for safety in a cigarette.

The thing is now you want to start your own business so that means your going to have to find a few extra hours in your week, besides the fact that we all need to unwind sometimes. So along with your regular schedule keep a few things in mind.

When does “normal” drinking begin to cross the line? AA: Alcoholics Anonymous has a list of questions about drinking habits. A yes answer to more than 4 or more questions indicates a problem with alcohol.

Keep it within budget. Ten-year-olds have piggy banks, not credit cards. If you want a wine country wedding but can’t afford the sprawling estate vineyard, find a small family winery in your price range and make it fit your needs. Likewise, if you want a designer dress but not the designer price tag, find a sample sale or a consignment store. Bottom line: Set a budget and stick to it so you don’t start your married life in debt.

Home schooling is less expensive than private schools whose tuition can be difficult for some families to pay on hourly wages or a limited salary. The cost of public school activities can add up as well during the school year.

Will you allow smoking or visitors in your home during the care period? Do you care if the nanny speaks your native language or any other language? Au pairs are commonly younger women from foreign countries; is it important to you to have a caregiver from your locality?

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Yes goodbyes are difficult. Hopefully, we learn something from each one of these losses (or changes in our lives). As with my dad, he was the one who truly taught me the meaning of love. I lost him when i was only 22 years old. That left an enormous void in my life. He never got to see, know and impart his wisdom to my children. These losses have helped me grow stronger in my life.

There is nothing better than setting your own work hours and being in control of what and how much you do. Lounging around in your sweats and PJs sipping your favorite tea, cocoa-cocoa or coffee while watching your neighbors warm up their cars to go out in the cold commuter traffic is an euphoric feeling. Writing blogs and articles from home offer you these comforts and less nerve wrecking options that a traditional job brings.

Personally, having three kids that play travel soccer, I am more excited about using the transporter for after-school activities. Picture this, your child gets home from school, eats, and does their homework and chores. Then, dressed in their uniform, you wave, and push the button. Just like that they are off to their practice. Multiple kids at different practices across town and- no problem! Just input the GPS coordinates of the practice place and push the button. Your biggest problem will be making sure that the right kid gets to the right event.

Students in public or private schools normally keep all school supplies in their book bags or their lockers at school. For home school children, the locker and book bag are known as home. However, there needs to be distinct differences between the home and school environment.

Focus on building relationships within your family. Treat these people as the most important people in the world to you – because they are! Eat together, play together, study together, giggle together, learn new things together.

Two more hard goodbyes to express are those at the time of a divorce (or an intimate relationship), and also when your children grow up and get married and you say your goodbyes and wish them well in their new lives. That is a bitter sweet goodbye because as parents it is our goal to raise our children to be independent and be able to leave home to start on their own journey.

Take house cleaning as an opportunity to teach your child about organization and charity. As you clean, pack up things you no longer want or need to donate to charity. Have your child do the same. Instead of them constantly pushing old toys to the side, teach the value of donating them to others. Another alternative is to teach your child about organization and business by organizing a yard sale.

Bullying- Bullying comes with schooling and with the advancement in technology bullying is becoming even more threatening. Bullies can now devote a whole website to humiliate and terrorize your child. There have been incidents in which web sites or chat rooms were used in a way to taunt a child and caused that child to commit suicide. Spying in this case, would give the parent enough time to interfere before the child’s emotions can be damaged to the point where they begin to have suicidal thoughts.

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