Do you ever wish there was an easier way to get your kids to help with cleaning?
Then check out this post from Kids Activities Blog, which recommends 10 things you can do that will get your child to actually *want* to clean.
4. Turn on the music
Turning chore time to dance party time can be therapeutic for not only kids, but mom!
5. Take a picture of what “picked up” looks like
Take a picture of what a bookshelf or toy cabinet looks like when it is clean. Let the child have that while picking up so it becomes more of a matching game.
6. Set a timer
We all get overwhelmed by a task that looks like it will take hours. Break up that time by setting a timer and creating a cleaning racing game, “How much can you get done in 3 minutes? On your mark, get set, go!”
As parents, it’s our job to teach our children the morals, skills, and habits they need to be successful on their own.
It can be daunting, but there are some simple lessons we can start with that will go a long way.
Check out this post from parenting blog Babble, which outlines 7 habits you should teach your child today.
Bonus: When they master these habits, it’ll make your life easier too!
1. Put Their Stuff Back Where They Got It
The sooner they get into this habit, the better too. It will save you a lot of correcting and sore feet from stepping on their toys. They will need gentle reminders as they first start to learn, but this habit will please everyone.
2. To Be On Time
I don’t care for people who are not on time. I don’t like to be late and I hate when people are late for things we have scheduled. Teaching kids that being on time is important, will be beneficial when they’re older. This habit, not matter how small the importance of keeping time is — will keep you happy and their future too…
Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Long Island Winter Open 2013 in New Hyde Park, NY this weekend.
A special shout-out goes to Christopher Djama, who swept his division with three 1st place wins for forms, weapons and sparring!
Also hearty congratulations go out to our instructors Mr. Andrew, Mr. Jared, and Mr. Donald, who took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively.
Way to represent for Urban Martial Arts! Here’s video from the event:
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Elsy Beltran (12-13 Beginner Girls Sparring)
Jose Bermejo (10-11 Beginner Boys Sparring)
Andrew Blake (30-39 Advanced Mens Sparring)
Christopher Djama (14-15 Advanced Boys Weapons, Forms & Sparring)
Aaron Rice (10-11 Advanced Boys Sparring)
Kimberly Rice (12-13 Advanced Girls Sparring)
New research suggests that a few extra pounds or a slightly larger waistline affects an executive’s perceived leadership ability as well as stamina on the job.
While marathon training and predawn workouts aren’t explicitly part of a senior manager’s job description, leadership experts and executive recruiters say that staying trim is now virtually required for anyone on track for the corner office…
Executives with larger waistlines and higher body-mass-index readings tend to be perceived as less effective in the workplace, both in performance and interpersonal relationships, according to data compiled by CCL. BMI, a common measure of body fat, is based on height and weight.
While weight remains a taboo conversation topic in the workplace, it’s hard to overlook. A heavy executive is judged to be less capable because of assumptions about how weight affects health and stamina, says Barry Posner, a leadership professor at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. He says he can’t name a single overweight Fortune 500 CEO. “We have stereotypes about fat,” he adds, “so when we see a senior executive who’s overweight, our initial reaction isn’t positive.”