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If you have a child in Highschool – you will love this…

January 29, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

A new Parenting My Teen show is up and ready for you to tune into. You can listen by visiting http://www.parentingmyteen.com and clicking on the ‘Listen Now’ Button.

Our guest on this show is Linda Hinkle. I invited Linda to join us to talk about the free teleseminar she has scheduled for parents of high school students. This seminar will focus on what you can do to help your teen succeed in High School. We’ll be discussing some of the topics that she will cover, she will reveal a few of her tips and we’ll give you all the details about how you can sign up to get your free access to the call.

You don’t want to miss this very informative segment. You can tune in at http://www.parentingmyteen.com this
segment will help you help your teen!

Feel free to pass this e-mail onto your friends!

Free & helpful newsletter for all moms

January 28, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

You won’t find any junk here!!

Our Weekly Newsletter Provides: Free tips and resourses on the following topics and more: 

  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Self Confidence & Motivation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Parenting
  • Self-appreciation
  • Tips on planning interesting and fun activities for
    the entire family
  • Much more

Sign-Up Today and also receive a free ‘You Deserve a Break’ Report.  In this short and informative report.  I share many ways that you can give yourself the down time and the pampering that you deserve.
http://reallifesolutions.net/newsletter.html

Germs and Kids: An Irresistible Attraction

January 26, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

When it comes to germs and kids, an irresistible attraction is imminent. What can you do to avoid these two opposites from becoming attracted to each other?

  • Teach your child to cover his or her mouth when coughing. 
  •  Have them wash their hands frequently, especially before and after dinner, after using the bathroom, or touching animals. 
  •  Place hand wipes in your child’s lunchbox, so she can wash her hands before and after lunch.
  •  Tell your child not to share lunch with classmates.
  •  Ensure that sheets and pillowcases are washed regularly.
  • Vacuum and dust your child’s room at least once a week.
  • Make sure your child is properly vaccinated against all diseases.

Children have a wonderful curiosity; especially when presented with something new and shiny. Whenever buying a toy or stuffed animal, read the label to determine if there are caustic or toxic chemicals. While you can’t keep your child in a germ-free bubble, you can take certain precautions to ensure their attraction to germs are limited.

If you want more free information on health? Visit http://www.reallifesolutions.net/personal/healthyliving.html

Organize your kids room – simply and quickly

January 25, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

“Please pick up your toys”. “Put your shoes away”.  “OUCH, was that a LEGO I just stepped on”? 

We’ve all been there. The never-ending battle of getting our children to clean their rooms.  Does it seem like the toys, clothes and items in your child’s  room multiply overnight? 

Here are a few tips that you can use to keep your sanity and your child’s room in check:

1.  Use flat, storage bins that are made for under the bed storage.  You can use these to store anything from dolls, sporting goods, artwork or clothing.

2.  Use rounded hooks in the closet or on the walls for hanging clothes, backpacks, hats, etc. You can also hang buckets that hold small toys or other little things.
For more tips on how to organize your kid’s room, visit http://reallifesolutions.net/personal/tips-to-declutter.html

Teen marijuana use — Surprising facts

January 24, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Working From Home No Comments →

As you would imagine, most parents would be very upset if they found  out that their teen was smoking marijuana however, did you know that only  40 percent of parents advise their teens  against marijuana use and just one in five parents emphasize to their teens that marijuana is an illegal drug?

Teen marijuana use has climbed significantly over the past decades, and  references to its use are pervasive in pop culture.

Here is a great resource for parents to read though as it discusses the  many statistics as it pertains to marijuana and our teens  http://www.parentingmyteen.com/parenting-teens-articles/teens-smoking-marijuana.htm

Take care & be sure to hug your teen today
 
Aurelia Williams 
 
P.S. be sure to tune in to our latest podcast and share your input on our listener’s line http://parentingmyteen.com 

Do you know the signs of an eating disorder?

January 23, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

The sad truth is that society puts a lot of emphasis on physical appearance and teenagers are probably the most susceptible to the “notion” that everyone has to be skinny to be pretty and accepted.

We, as parents, know that is false but teens are very impressionable and many teens fall victim to eating disorders.  Here are just a few signs that your teen may be suffering from an eating disorder or have a distorted view of his/her body:

- Fear of gaining weight that is severe and persistent
- Refusing to eat or extremely restricted eating
- Continual and obsessive dieting
- Obsessively exercising

Although the majority of cases reported are females, males suffer from teen eating disorders as well. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, nearly 1 million men suffer from an eating disorder. In reality, the true number is probably higher.
Take Care,
Aurelia Williams

P.S. If your child has an eating disorder here is a guide for you that will help you understand and help them: http://www.parentingmyteen.com/eating-disorders.HTML
 

Fun Mother-daughter pampering idea’s

January 22, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

All moms need special pampering, but don’t forget to include your daughters in on the pampering from time to time.  This is a vital part of parenting because you will teach your daughter that pampering herself is a very important part of life.

If you have a younger daughter, you can pamper her by inviting her with you to the nail salon or perhaps by doing eachothers nails.  This is a great idea for a fun mother-daughter night. Take turns giving each other facials and manicures, rubbing lotion on your feet or combing eachothers. If you have an older daughter, you can save and plan for a special mother-daughter pampering day at the spa.

P.S. Need more pampering ideas?  Visit: http://www.reallifesolutions.net/personal/pamperyourself.html

Quick dinner ideas for busy moms

January 21, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home 1 Comment →

It’s not easy juggling our busy lives while trying to feed our families a hot nutritious dinner everyday.

Here are a few quick and easy dinner ideas will help take the stress out of family meal times.

– Eggs Incredible Eggs:  Eggs aren’t only for breakfast, they’re also great for quick dinners. Make an omelet and fill with a little ham and cheese, you can also add some chopped tomato, onions or mushrooms. Serve along with a salad and some bread.

- Wrap It: Wraps are great for quick dinners. You fill them with just about anything. For a Mexican wrap cook a little ground beef, drain and fill wrap. Add some chopped tomatoes, grated cheese, sour cream or guacamole. You can also fill it with a little heated tuna with some corn kernels and a little mayonnaise or try scrambled eggs, chopped ham and tomatoes. Leftover chicken with cheese and lettuce works great too.
 
Hopefully these quick and easy dinner ideas will help you save time and energy.

Enjoy!
Aurelia Williams

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Easy and fun arts & crafts for your little ones

January 20, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children, Freebies, Parenting, Stress Management, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

Hi Moms. I searched around for some great arts and crafts books and projects to keep my little one busy and I wanted to share my great finds with you.

I don’t know who had more fun… me or my son Isaac (smile) 

Hands On Crafts For Kids – An amazing collection Crafts for kids. Over 100 Pages.

Makeit & Bakeit Glittering Frames – Fun to Make! Stained Glass Suncatchers add sparkle to window decorations. Great for room decorating or to give as gifts.

The Busy Moms Book Of Quick Crafts For Kids – Quick and easy crafts, including shaving cream sculptures, ghost-it-notes, and tin-punch laterns. Over 140 pages.

Aurelia

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Quick & Easy tips to boost up your self esteem

January 19, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Blogroll, Children, Freebies, Goals, Healthy Living, Organization, Pamper Yourself, Parenting, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Working From Home No Comments →

Tips to enhance your self esteem

Following are some strategies that you can apply to help enhance your self-esteem:

  • Identify and accept your strengths and weaknesses. Keep in mind that everyone has strengths and weaknesses and no one is perfect.
  • Take an “I can” attitude and offer yourself encouragement along the way. Learn to be your own best friend.
  • Surround yourself with supportive people that help to encourage you.
  • Set realistic goals for yourself and be sure to take pride in your achievements.
  • Don’t try to be someone else, but be proud of who you are. Explore your own talents, passion, and self and learn to love and appreciate the unique person you are!