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Cherish Your Children: Shape their Future by Participating in it

May 6, 2014

I agree with the statement made by Stephanie “involve yourself in the online activities with your child.” The more parents participating in the online education and tutoring of children, the better will be the learning experience. With the knowledge of online resources, there is less fear and more encouragement by the parents.

One method to achieve the above goal is initiated by Dr. Johnson called Support Online Tutoring of Children. Click on the preceding link and the website will explain it better than I could. Many financial sponsors are needed for this cause.

Support Online Tutoring of Children

Support Online Tutoring of Children

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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.

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.

Male Baldness Does Not Have to Lead to a Broken Heart

July 18, 2013

I once had a case where a male victim experienced a mild myocardial infarction (heart attack). I believe it was the result of a “broken heart.”

He had male pattern baldness. He had documented that a wig was worn for two years. He also had written how bad he felt about being bald.

I want all men to know that there are new products to help with male pattern baldness. RegenePure Precision Minoxidil Spray is a revolutionary hair loss treatment that will forever change the way men fight back against male pattern baldness.

A second product RegenePure® DR contains Ketoconazole, a powerful antifungal that is often used to treat dandruff and makes the hair look and feel thicker. In recent studies, it has also been shown to disrupt the production of DHT, which can curb hair loss and help to stimulate growth. But this does not stop with one powerful, high-quality ingredient. RegenePure® DR is packed with other beneficial elements, including Saw Palmetto extract, Vitamin B6 and Zinc Oxide. Niacin, Caffeine and Linolenic Acid are also included to stimulate the scalp, while Emu and Jojoba oils keep the skin supple and rejuvenated. Click on the link for a complete description of key ingredients and their restorative properties. The hair loss shampoos are formulated with world-class ingredients and powerful restorative properties to bring out the best in men’s hair.

Adverse Drug Reactions

July 1, 2013

Recently there was a new Canadian study that stated there was a “link between some medications and serious health problems.” (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com)The study went further to say that 1 out of 9 visits to the ER were medication related. As a nurse working in an acute care setting I often see patients admitted to the hospital who are on multiple medications and they are unfamiliar with the names of their medications let alone why they take them. Taking Dr. Johnson’s nursing pharmacology course has been very eye opening to me to see exactly all of the potential problems between medications and how dangerous different interactions truly can be. Patient safety should always be our first priority in the health care industry. When patients are discharged home it should be our priority to keep our patients safe by teaching them how their medications interact together and could potentially cause adverse effects. By being diligent in our education for our patients on their medications there is the potential to not put individuals in harms way from the medication that is meant to keep them healthy. DrugNews Defective Drugs News and DrugNews Pradaxa Updates are two websites for extra reading.

Deal Dash, review

June 30, 2013

I visit a major auction sites frequently for our forensic nursing office supplies. Another auction site, Deal Dash caught my attention recently. There are two reasons Deal Dash is pulling me away from my major auction site. 1) There are no reserve prices and everything must be sold. 2) Deal Dash ships all of it items for zero cost.

One thing I am afraid of is that when more people find out about Deal Dash, this will lead to an increase in bidders. With an increase in bidders, there would be an increase in the final bid amounts. Hopefully, the owners of Deal Dash will provide duplicate products to keep the final bid amounts low.

County Nurse Coroner

June 26, 2013

Our evening supervisor is leaving our facility because she is going to be our county nurse coroner. Nurse death examiners work for the medical examiner and investigate the circumstances of a death before the body can be released. Nurse coroners can perform death investigations, as well as issue death certificates, a responsibility that differentiates them from nurse death investigators. This nurse is excited to begin her new career. She gets to use nursing in a new light. The nursing process is always the same- assess, diagnose, plan, implement, evaluate. She will just be using these procedures in the after life. She will gain new assessment skills from the head to toe exam. She will not be able to ask questions so will have to rely on what the body can tell her. How interesting is that? I someday think I might be interested in that. I do have a major concern. That is getting shot at with a gun or stabbed with a knife. I feel safe when armed officers are present. Another thing that helps me feel safe is when I wear ballistic armor. The agency that I work for must have and buy Teflon fabric armor.

Heat Exhaustion: More Dangerous than Many May Realize

June 18, 2013

Every summer, there are many people who suffer from varying forms of heat exhaustion. While the symptoms may not be life threatening, continued progression of heat can lead to heat stroke – which can cause brain damage or other heat related injury to internal organs. This doesn’t mean that you risk heat stroke if you break a sweat working outside in the yard. However, heat exhaustion could be a precursor to a more serious problem if not dealt with.

1. Dizziness – A number of bad situations can be caused by getting dizzy from too much heat. If your automobile doesn’t have air conditioning and it is over 100-degrees Fahrenheit outside, you could easily turn that vehicle into a speeding death trap. If you ever feel dizzy, it is time to sit down and stop whatever it is you are doing.

2. Fainting – Another potentially hazardous symptom of heat exhaustion is fainting. Overheating yourself could cause you to faint regardless of what you’re doing. There is usually very little warning before you simply drop to the ground.

3. Nausea – Sometimes being nauseated from heat exhaustion could be misdiagnosed as a simply stomach flu. However, stomach flu usually doesn’t go away by dropping your body temperature. If it is hot outside and you feel nauseous, take a cool bath and see if it goes away.

4. Headaches – Suffering from headaches is a common symptom of heat exhaustion. Usually, you can deal with the headaches by drinking more water and saturating yourself. It is always better to drink water when it is hot as opposed to other beverages that need to be metabolized for useful materials within your body.

5. Muscle Cramps – Although cramping may not be a sickening or otherwise debilitating condition, some can hit so hard that you cringe in agony for a few minutes. This is another signifier that adding more water to your diet could be greatly beneficial.

6. Rapid Heartbeat – An increased pulse could be a dangerous instance for those suffering from heat exhaustion. If you suffer from high blood pressure as it is, subjecting yourself to such extreme conditions could become fatal or cause severe damage to your heart. As soon as you feel your pulse begin to escalate, it is time to cool yourself down.

7. Urine Sample – If your urine is a dark yellow color, this is a signifier of dehydration. If this is discovered in the morning, it could be a warning that any physical activity today could be dangerous unless you drink more water.

Treatment: Essentially, treating heat exhaustion means to cool your body by any means necessary. This means removing any tight clothing, taking a cool bath, ice wrapped in towels, air conditioning, and above all, drink more water. Keepingyourself hydrated during the hottest months of the year can stave off heat exhaustion unless the heat is simply unbearable.

Too many people have tried to “tough it out” while working manual labor jobs in the scorching heat. Some of us were simply not built physiologically to sustain specific temperature variations. This has nothing to do with being macho, but it has to do with genetics. Pushing yourself too hard in the Sun can cause a life altering complication that could become fatal. Take care of your bodies this summer and work smarter, not harder.

Author Bio: 

Ken Myers is the founder of  http://www.longhornleads.com/ & has learned over the years the importance of focusing on what the customer is looking for and literally serving it to them. He doesn’t try to create a need, instead he tries to satisfy the existing demand for information on products and services.

Worship Lyric Videos with Instrumental Music, comment

June 11, 2013

Today, I noticed that Healthcare & Professional Video Resources announced they could provide instrumental music to our church lyric videos. This is fantastic. Sometimes our worship group wants to sing the vocal part in our unique way. This is especially true with our teenagers.

The example that the blog has posted is with the use of organ instrumental music. This is perfect for us. We have an organ at our church but we do not always have an organist.

I appreciate the efforts made by Healthcare & Professional Video Resources to provide legal and appropriate Christian worship music. As a forensic nurse, I want our church to follow the laws especially in regards to copyrights and digital rights management.

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Safety of Food Trucks

May 24, 2013

When purchasing a meal from a food truck, make sure the food truck is licensed, has a permit, is registered, and/or is certified. The type of document required depends on the city. Food trucks in Florida is my main reference point of writing. I will widen my perspective to refer to all states as I address each Food Cart in the USA.

Be careful with food borne illnesses such as Botulism, Salmonella poisoning, and E. coli poisoning.

If your city does not regulate food trucks or you are not sure about the safety of a food truck, here are some tips.

  • Make sure the truck is clean inside and outside.
  • Make sure the food handlers use safe methods of handling foods. These may include the use of gloves, hair covers, aprons, and clean towels.
  • Ask customers about their experience using the food truck. Are there any illnesses after eating the food?
  • Check public records. These may be available at the public health department or news outlets.
  • Ask the owner and/or workers about their food safety. Honest and diligent individuals do not mind sharing their food safety procedure. Ask during convenient times. If possible, do not ask during rush hours and when there are long lines of customers.

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