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Are You Struggling With Dealing With An Angry Child??

May 30, 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 →

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School’s Out For The Summer: Do You Know Where Your Teen Will Be?

May 30, 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 of the stress associated with the school year has begun to dissipate and now is the time for all good teens to break out and use their free time to engage in summertime fun. Do you know what your teen plans to do?

Stop by Teen Summer Ideas! For some free tips :)

Tune Into the New Show – (All About Argumentative Kids)

May 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 →

A new 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 Christina Botto. She joins us to talk about how to communicate with and handle a stubborn and argumentative child.   We talk about why children seem to rebel against us, withdrawal or simply ignore us.  

You don’t want to miss this very informative segment and gain the tips you need to help connect with your child.  You can tune in at http://www.parentingmyteen.com

Ways To Reduce Stress & Help Your Children

May 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 →

Mothers are expected to possess huge hearts, big shoulders, a minimum of 3 hands, all the answers and the list goes on! What many mothers forget is they are not born with super hero powers to handle all of those things at once.

Mom=Stress. It’s a fact of life. Reducing stress is of the utmost importance to everyone, but especially mothers.

You know stress can lead to depression, heart disease, and an unhealthy mom. Did you also know your stress, if not handled correctly, can have a negative impact on your children too?

The most important things in a mother’s life, her children, are also the most influential. Children are sponges and everything Mom does they will, at some point in time in their lives, mimic. If children see their mother constantly stressed out, they will be more inclined to follow those patterns. What you do today can determine the kind of life your child will lead tomorrow, including how you make it a point to reduce stressful situations.

Mothers tend to overload themselves, which in turn overloads their children. Adults move at a much faster pace and their bodies are more adept to handle the speed of life. Children, on the other hand, are not able to function this way, which can lead to developmental and behavior problems in the long run if constantly pushed to keep up with an adult’s quicker pace.

Studies have shown a mother who is under excessive amounts of stress will hand out harsher punishments than one who is not. Prolonged stress can cause a mother to get to the point that she feels overwhelmed and will not stop to think before handing down discipline. This type of behavior teaches children it is ok to let your mood control your life as a parent

Children need to feel a sense of security and know that their mom is there to help them work through and understand the stressful times in their lives. If children are not taught what stress is and why it is a part of their lives, they will never learn how to reduce it, therefore leading them down a path of unhappiness and unhealthy choices. Give them the tools early about how to deal with stress and more importantly, how to reduce the amount of stress that occurs in their lives.

There is no one who lives an entirely stress free life. In fact, you shouldn’t want your children to have a life with absolutely no stress. The day will come that a stressful situation occurs and they will have no idea how to cope with it, which is cause for an extremely negative outcome.

As a mother you must show your children that stress does not have to control your life. Mother’s have a tendency to try and do it all; even when they know they are not capable. STOP! Make a point, each day, to reduce your stress levels. Eliminating just one stressful situation can make a world of difference in the way you feel and how your children handle stress as adults.

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What types of thoughts are you feeding yourself?

May 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 →

How you feel about yourself truly does affect your interaction with others.

Many women use negative talk when referring to themselves without even noticing it.  The sad thing is that this does affect how we feel about ourselves.

We aren’t born with self confidence but it is something that we gain throughout our lives. There are many things that we encounter over the years to help build or break that confidence but ultimately it is up to us to maintain our own self-confidence. Those who lack self-confidence are truly losing out on opportunities for happiness, fun, growth and often love.

Here are just a few tips that anyone can use to help build self-confidence

- Start off each morning and end each day with a positive statement or thought. Create your own mantra. (i.e: “I am intelligent”, “I will have a positive day”, “I will succeed”.)

- Make a list of all your positive characteristics and achievements. Keep adding to this list as time goes on and be sure to keep your list in a place where you can access it and read it at will.

- Choose your words/thoughts carefully: Take time to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. If you are faced with a challenging task — instead of saying something like: “I will never get this done on time” try to rephrase that and say something like: “When I finish this task I will treat myself to something nice” or “This may be challenging but I can do this”.

- Take what you are good at and enhance it. Let others know about it! Hold you head up high and proud and know you have a special gift inside of you.
Building up self-confidence takes time and commitment but it is well worth it. You will soon find yourself embracing yourself and giving off a very positive energy that will surely come back to you.

Take Care,

Aurelia

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End of school year check-list

May 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 →

There is no doubt that the end of the school year can be a busy time for you and your children.

Here are some tips to help your child transition easily into the summer months with a great attitude and less anxiety.

1. Keep it simple! As tempting as it may be, don’t overbook your schedules. With end of year concerts, ceremonies, final exams and special school events on top of the daily workload, your child has plenty to do.  Be sure to think twice before adding any other extracurricular activities.

2. Keep them in touch!  If you child is worried that they won’t be able to see or hear from their friends during the summer months, encourage your child to collect their friends phone numbers, address and email address to ensure that they can stay in contact. 

3. Talk with your child about what they want to do in the summer. Do they want to attend a camp, look for a job or perhaps participate in a recreation program. The key is to keep a good balance of relaxing activities and stimulating ones.

4. Most Important – relax and enjoy the change of season! Work to build in family time and do things outdoors.  Why not take advantage of those homework-free evenings and designate a family fun night!  This is a great way to touch base with our children!
 
P.S.  Need more ideas on keeping your child out of trouble, motivated and learning during the summer? Visit —> http://www.parentingmyteen.com/schools_out.html

Houston! We have a Blue Belt

May 21, 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 →

Isaac tested for his blue belt on Saturday and got itjig . I am loving the transformation Isaac has made in this sport. It is great for your self-esteem, strength, motivation and self discipline!!

The Blue Belt represents the sky. Reminding the student to reach for the heavens and continue their Tae Kwon Do journey. (4 more belts and a few years to go for the Black Belt but he says he is in it for Good!!)

Here are a few shots — courtesy of Isreal the photographer cheeser

Isaac in Ready Stance for the beginning of his Pattern. He has his “I am SERIOUS” face on

 Isaac breaking the board after the preformance of his pattern:

Isaac posing with Master O’Kelly after he received his Blue Belt!! YAY

How to be a good parent

May 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 →

When we were born, our parents didn’t have books or instruction kits on how to raise us.  They certainly made mistakes, but overall did a great job, right?  Today, there is too much information advising parents how to rear their children.  It’s not only confusing, but overall contradictory.  When it comes to parenting; throw out the manual and follow your instincts.

Becoming a parent can be a difficult and sometimes frightening experience. From the time your baby is born, paranoia sets in over every little cry, cough, or sleepless night.  It’s natural, but unnecessary.  You need to have confidence in your ability to care for your child. This is the first step. A positive attitude follows.  Fear or apprehension can be sensed by a child.  Therefore, it is important to remain calm, clear, and somewhat impervious to the demands placed upon you as a parent.  If you talk yourself into thinking you can’t do it; you won’t be able to.

From the first book ever written by Dr. Spock, there is a plethora of magazines and books on every conceivable problem you may face; ignore it.  Your instinct as a mom is all that is required to determine the needs of your child.  If you make a mistake; don’t worry about it; learn from it.  Seek out family and friends as your support group. Don’t allow negative thinking to overcome you. Neither should you believe you’re the only one in the world who is going through a particular problem. Remember, children are much more resilient than we think.  

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Quick, Easy, FREE Craft Idea’s For Kids

May 19, 2007 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

Hi,
  
So many times the kids are stuck indoors with nothing to do.  Usually this leads to boredom for the kids and headaches for the parents.

I’ve created a resource for all types of arts and crafts for children. These crafts are fun and easy to do and they are guaranteed to pass the time.  Stop by http://www.reallifesolutions.net/family/crafts-for-kids.html and grab your free crafting ideas today!

Please feel free to leave your comments and share what crafts your children love to do

Quick & Cool Meals –

May 17, 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 →

Don’t Slave Over a Hot Stove When the Weather is Hot

When it gets warm outside, no one wants to stay in the kitchen.  Also, the heat diminishes the appetite for heavy foods.  Give that stove a rest and turn to lighter meals that are quick and easy.

During the spring and summer, farmer’s markets and grocery stores are teeming with fresh fruits and vegetables.  Fruits and veggies are simple yet healthy foods.  Most need little preparation to make them yummy.

Use these items to fashion meals for your family.  Very little prep time is involved and everyone gets a cool treat.  Use spices to add zest to the meal instead of heavy sauces and marinades.

Salads are big when the weather is warm.  Lettuce comes in a variety of shapes and tastes.  It can be used as a base or as a part of the salad.

If lettuce is an integral part of your salad, don’t drown the taste with too much salad dressing.  Purchase or make your own oil and vinegar dressing for salads.  Oil and vinegar gives a light taste and you can add spices to the dressing for different flavors.

Lettuce can also be a platform from which to build another type of salad.  Macaroni, chicken, turkey, shrimp, and potato salads are popular meal ideas when it gets hot.  The salads include meat, vegetables, and starch for a complete meal.

Most meats can be purchased already cooked.  For potato salad, you can buy it from the store or boil the potatoes yourself.  If you choose to boil them, make sure that you boil enough for several salads.

Macaroni salad is a lunch (with fruit) or dinner (alone) choice that is filling.  Begin by boiling the macaroni, depending on the size of your family, six to eight cups of macaroni should be enough for a large salad.  While the macaroni cooks, chop up boiled eggs and drain two cans of chunk tuna in water.  Boiled eggs are another food that can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator until you need them.

If you like onions, mince a half to a whole medium onion.  Set all of these things aside.  When the macaroni is cooled, add the chopped eggs, onions, tuna, and relish to the macaroni.  Finally, add a cup of mayonnaise (can use light or fat free) and half a cup of mustard to the bowl.  Mix thoroughly and chill. 

Good meals don’t have to be made in a hot kitchen using the oven.  Ingredients for quick meals are as close as your grocery store and take little time to prepare.  Your family will be happy, healthy, and asking for more.

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