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6 Tips for Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone

Thеrе’s а reason whу wе tend tо fall into routine. It’s safe, wе know wе саn handle іt, аnd wе’rе pretty sure wе won’t screw іt uр. Wе аѕ humans аrе hardwired tо take thе straight, sure path аnd avoid potential accidents, bесаuѕе іt ensures оur survival. But now thаt wе’rе nоt hunter-gatherers anymore, survival just isn’t еnоugh. Arе уоu living, оr аrе... ❯❯❯

How Nоt tо Take Things Personally

Wе аrе thе nucleus оf оur own lives. Taking things personally starts wіth thе word 'I'. It'ѕ а mental state whеrеіn а person іѕ ѕо 'self absorbed' оr 'self-centered' thаt hе begins tо take еvеrу antic аnd remark аѕ offensive. Thе еnd result оf thіѕ іѕ thаt thе person whо takes things personally wіll еnd uр hurting hіmѕеlf, feeling guilty аnd wіll feel like аn outcast. If аnу оf... ❯❯❯

How To Get Ready For a Family Road Trip

Deciding on a family road trip can be a daunting challenge, not to mention an exercise in patience. However if you prepare ahead of time, the trip can be one of the most memorable experiences of your familyís life. Here are some quick and easy tips for making your family road trip a fun and safe one. First, prepare a checklist of items you will need. This will include first aid kit, food, snacks, drinks, and lots of toys,... ❯❯❯

4 Thinking Errors Defiant Children use against their Parents

We have all fallen victim to erroneous thinking. Sometimes we use it on purpose to make ourselves feel better about making a bad choice. Well, defiant children know how to use them to. However, if their errors in thinking are not challenged, they hold onto them and this can be detrimental later in life. The Mind of a Child Children donít see things the same way that parents do. Without the benefit of years of experience, they... ❯❯❯

House versus Condo: Which One Should I Buy?

When it comes to making the decision of whether to purchase either a house or a condominium, many things will come into play. These include your age, the size of your family, and whether you have pets, live alone, or are concerned about privacy. Both housing units have their advantages as well as disadvantages; the choice depends upon your wants and needs. When you own a home, you make all the decisions. You own your land so you can... ❯❯❯

7 Parenting Strategies for Dealing with Defiant Children

Parenting is not for the faint of heart, especially if you have stubborn or defiant children. You need to be prepared and more determined than your children are in order to help them get through the issues that arise. Having a game plan in place is crucial for your success and theirs. Consider incorporating these parenting strategies for dealing with defiant children. Defiant, stubborn children tend to test your patience and parenting... ❯❯❯

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Are any of your children difficult to handle? Maybe they are defiant, foul-tempered, or hard to get along with for more than five minutes. It might not be about your parenting but about their condition. Your children could be suffering from Oppositional Defiant Disorder or ODD. Kids will be Kids Thatís what old folks used to say about children when they were mischievous. All kids test their parents by pushing their boundaries... ❯❯❯

How to Save Money on Cleaning Products

Cleaning is a necessary chore if we want our homes to look presentable. In your monthly budget you can save money on cleaning supplies with a few simple tips. All those television commercials tout the latest and greatest cleaning solution. ìIf you want to remove tough stains fast, try this product.î ìIf you want to stop grease sticking to your kitchen surfaces, spray with this product first.î The... ❯❯❯

Model Appropriate Behavior for Your Children

When it comes to children, you are their role model. Parents are their first teachers. It is important to let them know how to deal with various situations as they age. Appropriate responses lead to positive outcomes. Never is this more important than dealing with defiant children. Model appropriate behavior. It will make things easier on you and on your children. What Makes Defiant Children Different Defiant children may suffer from... ❯❯❯

Accepting Defiant Child's Anger But Not Violence

It’s hard to believe that your child's angry tantrum could turn into violence. More than a few caring, firm, parents have found themselves in a position when their child displayed violent behavior. Seeing your child throw or hit something can be frightening, especially in an older child. However, if your child has something like Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) you probably accept that there are anger issues but you cannot... ❯❯❯