Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bullying in Kindergarten: What Parents Need to Know

Kindergarten and Preschool is supposed to be a fun time away from home for our young children to start learning the fundamentals. However, no one would expect this is also the time that bullying can start.
Children at this young age are learning how to get along with others and don't necessarily know how to play with others. They often use aggression to solve problems because that is all they know at this age.
Children between the ages of 3-5 are learning how to make friends, share toys and play well with others. However, these are new skills that can often lead to frustration. Its typical for young children that are frustrated to react by hurting others by yelling, name calling and even physical contact.
Here is our guide on helping your children with bullying in Preschool and Kindergarten.
Manage Feelings
It is important at this age to teach your child how to control emotions and feelings. This will help prevent outbursts or acting out against other kids in the future. Giving your child the skills to control emotions can help your child keep cool in a heated situation.
Problem-Solving Skills.
Tantrums wont solve problems and the sooner your child discovers how to resolve problems the better. Parents should encourage their children to work through problems by restating the problem and asking for possible solutions. This will help your child have more positive relationships with friends
Practice Skills
Parents can help their children practice import skills like listening, sharing, cooperating, and taking turns without children even knowing. Invite over a couple of your child's friends and play games like "Simon Says", or other listening, group games.
Understand Diversity
Parents should explain to their children how everyone is different. It is important to start

these conversations when they are young and open up discussions which answer your child's questions. This will teach them to appreciate and respect others.
Make Friends
Arrange playdates for your child. This will help your child to learn to interact with others.
Speak up
Parents should encourage their children to speak up if they see bullying happening. Children should be encouraged to tell a teacher or parent if they witness any bullying behavior.
Preschool and Kindergarteners will experience bullying but they will also learn about how to prevent it. Parents play an important role in teaching young children about bullying and helping them develop skills and techniques to handle it.

How to Have The Perfect Wedding

The price of a wedding can be expensive, with many reports pricing the right day at £15,000 - but this does not have to be the case. One woman managed to have her wedding with a price of £4999.50 and she catered for 100 people in a sit down buffet, so it is possible. One of the major costs will be the venue for your reception and this can be costly but before choosing one you need to think about what you want from a potential venue.
Some people want class and sophistication while others want modern and colourful, so whatever you do want take this into account before selecting your venue. The time of year can also influence your venue because you cannot have a wedding outdoors during autumn and winter. You then need to look around possible venues but never get your heart set on one before you have looked at them all. Once you have viewed them all choose one and then drive the price down. The venue will be desperate for your money so by saying something like "I love the venue but the other venue is brilliant and it's cheaper" you may save a few hundred.
What you and your partner will be wearing on the big day will be every important and the wedding dress will always be the centre of attention. Unfortunately this can be one of the biggest costs for a wedding because if you go to a specialised wedding store and try to get a dress they will be asking for more than you can imagine. But it is still worth looking around these shops because you will find your perfect dress and once you have, take a picture of it and take the name of it down. Then with these details you have the ability to shop around for your wedding dress. Shopping online can save you a lot of money.
Getting to your ceremony can be important to many people and they always want to get there in style. With this you need to do what you did with your outfit. Shop around. There will be the perfect car around at the perfect price and this can add to your day like it is meant to. Normally however if you ask around your family it is highly likely that they will know someone that can provide you with the car you want that is sometimes free.
Catering your venue is also important and if you provide the wrong food then people will remember your wedding for having rubbish food which is probably the worst possible outcome. When planning the catering you need to look at the list of guests that you have and see if any have any allergies or if any are vegetarians. Then look at various caterers and what deals they have to offer. Some will have set our courses for your guests and this can save you having to select all the food individually. You may not even want to have a set meal as some do prefer just have a buffet which is less formal and could be more interesting.
These are just some the things that you can do for you perfect wedding but you need to make sure that you are prepared to cope with the burden of the cost of that will come. Research can be paired with your preparation and all of this can help you have an amazing day like you are meant to.
Alison Forde had to seek the help of pipe and drape supplier Highspec UK in order to write this article effectively. Their help meant that this article could be full and rich in information

How To Recognize When Your Home Needs An Electrical Wiring Repair And An Upgrade For A Safe Living

Modern families depend more and more on technology. The need for electricity and a safely wired home becomes more important. Every home is full of electrical systems including wiring, computer net works and appliances.
Each household needs an electrical system for heating,cooling, lighting, cooking and many types of communication technology.The whole world relies on electricity use on daily basis and every one of us will be facing electrical problems at one stage or other.
There are many home electrical problems that need urgent attention and it is essential to let the professional handle the repairs as and when required.
The following main common electrical problems are given here to enable a safe response when the need to call in an electrician.
Flickering lights normally results from loose wire grid circuit breaker issues due to a dangling live lines or problems further along the wiring system. But when lights continuously flicker even after replacement with a new bulb there might be a poor wiring connection or a faulty fixture.
This flickering problem usually needs a qualified electrician to repair and make it safe. House owners have to take extra care and fix this to avoid causing an electrical short or damage to the wire leading eventually to a fire.
In the older homes the electrical wiring system not designed to handle the high voltage loads and so usually trips.The modern homes are normally designed to handle the high voltage loads and so avoid the trips.
Over loads normally results in tripped breakers and power cuts. Hence one has to upgrade the wiring system or add a better circuit to take the extra load. If neglected the panels have to be replaced completely and it will be very expensive.
This tripping is a common problem whenever we use the Microwave since they are not designed to handle the high voltage loads.
If an appliance is plugged in the receptacle if it gets warm then immediately remove the plug and thus avoid over heating and burns. A faulty wiring and a faulty receptacle can start producing a strange smell and left unnoticed can lead to smoking and a fire in the home and cause serious damages behind the wall.

Acceptance Is the Key to Parenting

... unless I accept life completely on life's terms, I cannot be happy.
-- Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 449 (3rd Ed.)
How many times and in how many ways, must I be told this golden rule, before I let it sink in? Acceptance is the magic word. If I can surrender to the moment exactly as it is, I am in good shape. It is when I resist, that "problems" arise. For example, this last weekend my oldest daughter got her tongue pierced. She is 18 years old. She does not need my permission any longer for things like this. So she got it done. To be honest she has really never needed my approval. I raised a daughter who did not seek my approval. That is a miracle. All I ever wanted in my dysfunctional family of origin, was the approval of my parents, especially my father. And now I have raised this child who only needs to approve of herself. So she got her tongue pierced without my approval.
My husband and I were intentional about raising our daughters to have self love and self expression. From the moment my kids were born, they had a sign in their bathroom that said, "I approve of myself". I met a woman very long ago, before I was married, that said that it should be the law that each person had to tell themselves that they approve of themselves, 10 times a day. She thought that this would transform the world. I loved the idea. So, I began to tell myself 10 times a day that I approved of myself. This was at age 24. I was very young, and very confused about how to have a happy life. It helped. So, when I started having kids at age 31, this is the signage that I placed in their view every day: "I approve of myself".
It has worked for both of my daughters. They are remarkable in every way. Back, to acceptance. So, my oldest daughter pierced her tongue this last weekend. She called me to tell me after it was done. She said that she wanted to give me a heads up before I saw it. I lost my breath for a moment. Then, I thanked her for allowing me some time to digest this news, before I saw her. Lots of emotions floated over my body (fear, terror, doubt, admiration). After I caught my breath, I finally settled on the emotion of love. I told her I loved her and I was glad that she was safe and sound. I also told her that I was glad that the tongue will close up quickly if she decided to remove the piercing. She said that she knew this, as she had done the research. Acceptance, in the moment, was my reaction. This is a long way from the times, that I would cry, plead and stress over what my mom would think, what my sister would think, what the neighbors would think. It just doesn't really matter what other people think. What matters is what I think and what my daughter thinks and what my daughter needs to do to live her life purpose.
My goal is to be relatively happy. The way to happiness is to accept life on life's terms 100% of the time. Even if I get sick, have an accident, a loved one dies, or I lose my job. Acceptance will keep me in love, in life and in good company with those around me. Intolerance, judgment and regret will keep me separate and alone. I don't want that. I am taking this lesson to yoga. Each morning I am different. In yoga, some mornings I can stretch and stretch, some mornings, not so much. I am magnificent in my imperfection. I am on the mat, following the next direction of the instructor who knows that what I really need to do is learn how to breathe through all the poses that she calls on me to do. I am magnificent in my

Snow Salt And Its Advantages

De-icers, although small, are very mighty, and are usually found in a liquid format in a tube. These are kept either in garages or cars, oftentimes both, in order for people to use them whenever they need to. De-icers are not used just for melting the ice from the locks, windscreens and other parts of the car, they can also be used to grease up stiff joints on bikes and other such things. This makes de-icers popular all year round, and not just when the winter weather takes a turn for the worse.
When it comes to snow salt, the prospect of it is not as straight forward as it would seem. Many people assume that the snow salt is simply spread on the snow covered roads in order to melt away the snow. This is not truly what happens. Salt is a wonder for lowering the freezing temperature of water, having six times the effect of sugar. However, it takes a lot of salt to melt the smallest amount of ice. This is why, when snow storms are forewarned, snow salt will be placed on roads and pathways before the precipitation has even begun to fall.
The simplest way to keep snow from the roads, is to make it impossible for it to settle and gain ground. This is where snow salt comes in. snow salt destroys the links and bonding properties needed for snow to settle and stay upon the ground. If the snow is unable to keep contact with the ground, it becomes a lot easier for it to melt and move. The ground, being so cold in such low temperatures, would be the perfect resting place for the freezing snow and it would allow it to remain frozen for a time longer than if the ground were to warm up.
Because snow salt raises the freezing temperature for snow, it is another way it keeps the snow from settling. When the individual flakes hit the salt, they are chemically "told" that they are no longer cold enough to be frozen, and therefore should melt away. This means that snow salt is a chemical changer for the snow, and if applied before the snow falls it is an almost sure fire way of making the snow melt before it truly touches the ground.
De-icer works in much the same way as snow salt, but on a much smaller scale. The de-icer is a chemical compound which works to break the bond between the molecules of the frozen water. It changes the balance of the ice and the snow, giving it the chemical trigger that it needs to be colder to be frozen, and since it cannot achieve a colder temperature alone, it will simply melt away. However, de-icer is nowhere near as strong as snow salt. This is why things like ice scrapers are so handy.
Once de-icer has been applied, and the chemical reactions in the ice and snow have started to take place, the whole construction becomes a lot easier to manipulate. A simple, plastic ice scraper can be all that a person needs in order to remove the offending frozen water from their locks, windscreens, and mirrors. Heavy frost can be removed with a light spraying of de-icer, and a generous amount of scraping from an ice-scraper.
Most of the time, drivers will have heated their cars for a few moments before starting this process, which means that the warmth combined with the de-icer will have the frost and snow melting and being able to move incredibly quickly.
For some people, snow salts and de-icers are the differences between being stuck inside all Christmas, and being with the family. They can be real life savers, especially for people who do not live where council bins of snow salt are readily available all year round. A snow shovel

How A Woman Can Get Her Husband To Like Scented Candles

A man walks into a room and is immediately struck by the scent of something familiar, yet he can't quite put his finger on it. The smell is not overly sweet or garish. Instead, it is fresh, bold and... slightly masculine. He looks around the room for the source of the smell and realizes it's coming from that decorative candle warmer sitting on the coffee table. At first he is puzzled as his eyes focus in on the two bars of scented wax gently melting in the dish. Could this really be a candle? It only takes a brief moment for him to accept the fact that this enchanting smell that currently has him enthralled is indeed an intriguing candle fragrance. However, this isn't just any ball of wax. He is enjoying the wafting aromatic wonders of a manly-scented candle. One whiff was enough to turn him into a fan of this amazing line of male-oriented fragrances.
The above scenario is not so unusual considering that men often buy cologne that feature scents that specifically appeal to men. This is because cologne has long been accepted by the male gender as being okay to wear because it is distinctively different from female perfume. When it comes to scented candles, however, traditionally men have shied away thinking them to be more of a female thing.
Fortunately, times are changing and men are increasingly purchasing scented candles for their own use. You can bet that the flowery scents with girly candle holders are not their preference. Men want aromatic candles that remind them of favorite memories and experiences that they can relate to well. Think along the lines of the earthy outdoors, sporting events, hobbies, cars, the beach, fishing, eating or simply sitting in their favorite chair. Women may think that it is difficult to capture such esoteric smells into a bar of wax, but actually it only takes a bit of research into what smells really appeal to men, as well as, some time and dedication to creating them.
Many women who really love candle fragrances will often hesitate to bring them home in fear that their guy won't enjoy it. The scents may cause him to roll his eyes and deem them too girly. More than likely he'll go along with his lady's choices because they make her happy. Do you think that your guy may not like your candle scent choices as much as you do? If so, this is okay because you can now compromise by picking up scents he'll love too with scents designed for men. One of the things you can do if he's not a natural candle lover is to explain that they are wonderful mood-enhancing aromatherapy fragrances. Guys suffer from stress all the time, and most would welcome the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing aroma as they lounge on the couch or in their favorite chair.
Both men and women can enjoy these magical manly fragrances as they slowly fill the air and arouse the senses.

How to Reduce Risks During an Office Relocation

An office relocation carries with it many risks for a business. During a move, a company is particularly exposed to liabilities outside those that occur during the normal scope of business. Risks during a move come from all directions, internal and external. It is important for a company to identify these unique risks before they pose a problem.
For internal risk, the company must assess the best way to secure the personal information of its employees and customers. Internal liability can also arise from injury. External risk comes from the increased exposure to theft and damage. These are just a few of the challenges a company faces during an office relocation, so it's critical to hire an office mover with the expertise to ensure a flawless move.
Personal Information
All companies maintain some level of personal information. This can include employee files, health records, customer account information, and a wide variety of other sensitive data. If a business doesn't take the proper precautions by hiring an experienced office relocation company, it can be easy to lose track of a hard drive or a filing cabinet that contains this information, which provides thieves with the opportunity to steal the information.
If, for example, a filing cabinet containing employment applications including private data gets lost in the shuffle, an identity thief can break in and literally steal the physical files, which would give him everything he needs to steal employee identities. If it were to be determined that employees' credit was damaged because of the company's lack of diligence, it could end up being held liable for hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and steep legal fees.
An office relocation poses an increased chance of human injury as well. Employees are a company's most valuable asset, so involving them in an office relocation is unwise at best and catastrophic at worst. If employees are allowed to move any of the company's property and they get injured in the process, the business is in store for huge losses as a result of lawsuits, medical bills, workers' compensation claims, and loss of productivity, to name a few.
To protect itself, a company needs to hire a professional office relocation company to eliminate all risks of personal injury to staff. Moving companies carry their own insurance and are therefore responsible for any injuries to their employees during an office move.
Every company has different liability levels from loss or damage of equipment during a move. The business must assess the value of its equipment and then determine which equipment poses the biggest risk if it were lost, damaged, or stolen. Equipment that is vital to operations-whether owned, rented, leased, or financed-should be covered by the company's insurance policy. The specific details of what is and what is not covered by a moving company can vary greatly, so businesses need to fully understand who will assume the risks

Earn Your Home A Promotion With Improvement Ideas And Tips

Home improvement alters your home's structure. It can even cover outdoor structures and landscaping. The tips in this article can help your home look amazing after your next project, as well as more functional too.
Living in a home simultaneous to your home improvement projects drastically reduces your living expenses, so only improve one room at any given time. This will make it easier to live in your home, until it's the bathroom! If this applies to you, stay with your friends in the meantime.
A great way to change the appearance of a room without breaking the bank is to apply a fresh coat of paint in a unique fashion. It's cheap to do such a project, while the rewards are plentiful.
Look for paints that are free of VOCs when it's time to repaint your house. These paints help reduce indoor contaminants from the paint you're using for your home improvement. In addition to labels indicating that paint is non-toxic, the no-VOC or low-VOC label is popular with those who are looking to go green because the reduction of specific chemical fumes is good for the environment as well as your health. These paints are only a few dollars more and they spread and wear as well as any traditional paints.
Before embarking on a major home remodeling project, the homeowner should respectfully share the schedule of the project with his neighbors. Living adjacent to a construction area is a real annoyance. Your neighbors will be very appreciative if you tell them exactly how long the disturbance from the construction job will last.
If you have just installed new carpet or new flooring, you might consider a rule banning shoes in that area. Encourage your family and friends to follow your rule by providing easy storage for shoes and slippers to wear. This will keep dirt and other messes from damaging your floors. You may also consider having your carpet checked for water damage, especially if you live an a low area or in a flood zone. Even if your house didn't actually flood, water can seep in and cause damage to your carpet that you may not know about. Letting unknown, water damage go can produce mold and mildew and make your home a toxic place to live.
Try using wallpaper if you're not a fan of paneling or painting. Wallpaper is quick and efficient, often more protective than painting and without the need for a painter's payment. Be careful when choosing the paper since some are harder to take off than others, just in case you don't like it later on.
You now know what home improvement is all about, and you've been provided some

Thursday, November 8, 2012

House updates

House updates With the weather, just about everything is at a standstill but the patios have just started and that is VERY exciting! The biggest news however,  is my guest room. OH how I love it.....I am ready to move right on in! Its not totally done but getting there, got most of the pillows I had made, put some temporary lamps in there...and its soooo cozy. I am waiting to do the window treatments, a few more pillows, get the new duvet (this one is a temporary)  and the dust ruffle. Really loving how its coming along. Take a look.......(pics taken with iPhone, will take better ones again when the room is totally done)