Archive for August, 2013

Neglecting Your Children: Shaping their Future by Not Participating in It

August 21, 2013

Neglecting your children can go beyond not buckling seat belts or forgetting to put food in the house. In fact, more damage can be created within your children from simply not being there when they need you. The lack of participation within their lives will make them figure out life on their own, which may not be the best of methods. Without interactions from you, the only role models they may have are those from TV or friends who don’t really have a clue themselves. How can you become a part of their life without making it intrusive?

1. Conversations – Don’t become a parent that only talks to their children when something is wrong. Children are people too and having a conversation about anything that is on their mind can help build a bond between you. The more you can engage a child in conversation, the more likely he or she will be to come to you in regards to various situations later in life. Lecturing is not the same as having a conversation and can easily be ignored. A conversation requires two-way communication that engages the child which can help him or her retain wisdom you may have.

2. School Functions – Every child wants to please his or her parent. Plays, musicals, sports and other school functions provide the child with a method in order to help gain the approval of his or her parents. By not attending, your child could grow to believe that other situations are more important to you. You may not have to attend every single one, but making a big deal of the ones you are able to attend can help fill your child with pride and accomplishment.

3. Online Activities – Involve yourself in the online activities with your child. Participate in gaming while providing the wisdom of safely using the Internet. Engage your child in a conversation about using social media and how to adapt to cyber-bullies. Explain how certain behaviors are inappropriate and become involved in their Internet usage.

4. Sharing – Knowledge is the most powerful tool you can give any child for any situation. However, the delivery of the knowledge needs to be in a form that they can relate to. When you try to lecture your children regarding certain behaviors, eyes could easily become glossed over. As stated above, you have more of an impact in the child’s life if the conversation was more formal and open between you. Don’t be afraid to share your knowledge of specific circumstances that fit situations. If your children understand that even you make mistakes, it could make them more open and trusting that you are just like them.

5. Family Activities – Schedule time for family activities. Allow your children to have a say in some of these. Although you may think certain things are fun, they may not. Even if they pick an activity that you don’t know, think of it as an experience to live as they do.

You can neglect your children without putting them in harm’s way. Your children need attention and guidance from the most important role model in their lives. Parents need to do more than just set rules and enforce them. They need to help shape the path that sons and daughters will walk as they mature.

Author Bio:

Stephanie has many years of experience as a nanny. She has always loved children and has continuously been involved in childcare activities. Currently she is one of the writers for houstonnanny.com. If you want to get in touch with her, you can email her at stephanie. Houstonnanny @ gmail. com.

Neglecting your children can go beyond not buckling seat belts or forgetting to put food in the house. In fact, more damage can be created within your children from simply not being there when they need you. The lack of participation within their lives will make them figure out life on their own, which may not be the best of methods. Without interactions from you, the only role models they may have are those from TV or friends who don’t really have a clue themselves. How can you become a part of their life without making it intrusive?

1. Conversations – Don’t become a parent that only talks to their children when something is wrong. Children are people too and having a conversation about anything that is on their mind can help build a bond between you. The more you can engage a child in conversation, the more likely he or she will be to come to you in regards to various situations later in life. Lecturing is not the same as having a conversation and can easily be ignored. A conversation requires two-way communication that engages the child which can help him or her retain wisdom you may have.

2. School Functions – Every child wants to please his or her parent. Plays, musicals, sports and other school functions provide the child with a method in order to help gain the approval of his or her parents. By not attending, your child could grow to believe that other situations are more important to you. You may not have to attend every single one, but making a big deal of the ones you are able to attend can help fill your child with pride and accomplishment.

3. Online Activities – Involve yourself in the online activities with your child. Participate in gaming while providing the wisdom of safely using the Internet. Engage your child in a conversation about using social media and how to adapt to cyber-bullies. Explain how certain behaviors are inappropriate and become involved in their Internet usage.

4. Sharing – Knowledge is the most powerful tool you can give any child for any situation. However, the delivery of the knowledge needs to be in a form that they can relate to. When you try to lecture your children regarding certain behaviors, eyes could easily become glossed over. As stated above, you have more of an impact in the child’s life if the conversation was more formal and open between you. Don’t be afraid to share your knowledge of specific circumstances that fit situations. If your children understand that even you make mistakes, it could make them more open and trusting that you are just like them.

5. Family Activities – Schedule time for family activities. Allow your children to have a say in some of these. Although you may think certain things are fun, they may not. Even if they pick an activity that you don’t know, think of it as an experience to live as they do.

You can neglect your children without putting them in harm’s way. Your children need attention and guidance from the most important role model in their lives. Parents need to do more than just set rules and enforce them. They need to help shape the path that sons and daughters will walk as they mature.

Author Bio:

Stephanie has many years of experience as a nanny. She has always loved children and has continuously been involved in childcare activities. Currently she is one of the writers for houstonnanny.com. If you want to get in touch with her, you can email her at stephanie. Houstonnanny

Neglecting your children can go beyond not buckling seat belts or forgetting to put food in the house. In fact, more damage can be created within your children from simply not being there when they need you. The lack of participation within their lives will make them figure out life on their own, which may not be the best of methods. Without interactions from you, the only role models they may have are those from TV or friends who don’t really have a clue themselves. How can you become a part of their life without making it intrusive?

1. Conversations – Don’t become a parent that only talks to their children when something is wrong. Children are people too and having a conversation about anything that is on their mind can help build a bond between you. The more you can engage a child in conversation, the more likely he or she will be to come to you in regards to various situations later in life. Lecturing is not the same as having a conversation and can easily be ignored. A conversation requires two-way communication that engages the child which can help him or her retain wisdom you may have.

2. School Functions – Every child wants to please his or her parent. Plays, musicals, sports and other school functions provide the child with a method in order to help gain the approval of his or her parents. By not attending, your child could grow to believe that other situations are more important to you. You may not have to attend every single one, but making a big deal of the ones you are able to attend can help fill your child with pride and accomplishment.

3. Online Activities – Involve yourself in the online activities with your child. Participate in gaming while providing the wisdom of safely using the Internet. Engage your child in a conversation about using social media and how to adapt to cyber-bullies. Explain how certain behaviors are inappropriate and become involved in their Internet usage.

4. Sharing – Knowledge is the most powerful tool you can give any child for any situation. However, the delivery of the knowledge needs to be in a form that they can relate to. When you try to lecture your children regarding certain behaviors, eyes could easily become glossed over. As stated above, you have more of an impact in the child’s life if the conversation was more formal and open between you. Don’t be afraid to share your knowledge of specific circumstances that fit situations. If your children understand that even you make mistakes, it could make them more open and trusting that you are just like them.

5. Family Activities – Schedule time for family activities. Allow your children to have a say in some of these. Although you may think certain things are fun, they may not. Even if they pick an activity that you don’t know, think of it as an experience to live as they do.

You can neglect your children without putting them in harm’s way. Your children need attention and guidance from the most important role model in their lives. Parents need to do more than just set rules and enforce them. They need to help shape the path that sons and daughters will walk as they mature.

Author Bio:

Stephanie has many years of experience as a nanny. She has always loved children and has continuously been involved in childcare activities. Currently she is one of the writers for houstonnanny.com. If you want to get in touch with her, you can email her at stephanie. Houstonnanny @ gmail. com.

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Water Heater Maintenance Tips

August 16, 2013

Paying more than you have to for hot water is the same as pouring energy dollars down the sink. In this article, you’ll find hands-on advice about how to maintain your water heater for no cost, meaning a more economical and ecological way of heating water. Over time, you can expect your energy savings will more than repay your initial labor investment.

Water Heater Maintenance

Keeping your water heater free of buildup and sediment will make it work more efficiently, and this is especially important if you live in an area with hard water. Because hard water is laden with minerals, these can build up in your heater and reduce its efficiency. Houston emergency plumber

Keeping your water temperature below 120 degrees will slow sediment accumulation, and the water will be typically hot enough for most household purposes (unless you love a scalding shower). Dishwashers often require hotter water, but most contemporary dishwashers come with their own internal heaters that can raise the temperature of the water to the 140 degrees they need.

Eliminating Sediment

To drain sediment out of your water heater, start by turning off the water supply to the heater at the cold water intake or at your home’s main shut-off valve. If you have a gas-fired heater, turn the temperature knob all the way to OFF and then close the gas supply valve to the gas line. If you have an electric water heater, simply turn off the electricity at the main service panel.

Next, attach a length of garden hose to the heater’s drain valve and run it to a floor drain in your basement or outside (but below the level of the heater). If you don’t have a long enough hose, place a bucket or tub under the drain, but be prepared to stop and go as you empty the buckets. Plumber in Missouri City

Open the heater’s drain and a close faucet for hot water to let air into your water system. The water will begin coming out of the valve. Once the water starts running clear, you can close the valve. If the water still runs cloudy for an extended period of time, turn on the supply valve for the cold water to flush out any remaining sediment.

When you’re done, close the drain valve and shut off the nearby hot water faucet. If you haven’t done so already, reopen the cold water supply valve to refill the tank. Once the tank is full and you can no longer hear water running into it, turn on the power by either restoring electric power or opening the gas line and reigniting the pilot light. To keep sediment at bay, set your thermostat to below 120 degrees.

A Petition for the review of “Stand Your Ground” laws

August 12, 2013

Please sign the petition regarding U.S. justice for Trayvon Martin and the review of the “Stand Your Ground” laws in several states.


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