Articles from: March 2017

Discover How to Potty Train Your Child in One Day

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If your child is around three years of age and showing an inclination to get rid of diapers then you should give the potty training in one day program a try. This concept is a good alternative for working parents who cannot afford extended potty training programs that can last for up to six months or more.

Of course, in defense of these long duration potty training programs it must be said that they can be commenced earlier and are usually much more thorough in inculcating the habit of independent potty use in toddlers.

By the time a child is three years of age, he has good physiological and psychological control over the elimination process. And also a fair degree of command over speech, his ability to communicate is good and he can easily understand and follow instructions. All these factors have given rise to the potty training in one day program.

The theory behind this program is that children learn through imitation and it is possible to impress upon them the correct procedure for elimination by making them observe and then imitate the actions. One thing you need to be aware of is that your child may not be able to use the potty independently at the end of the one-day potty training program. Also there is a preliminary build-up to the big day; you need to pick a day and then enthuse the child about it. Get it curious and energized. He has to be pepped up and you too need to be at the top of your game. Remember, one day is all you get. So you need to reinforce the potty training tenets in whatever time you have.

Before we get down to learning what the potty training in one day program is actually about, do take care to not stress your child. If it’s not meant to be that day, don’t fret. Give it another try on another day. But do not get harsh on the kid, take the cues from his mood and proceed accordingly.

The potty training in a day kit will include a potty, a wetting doll, and maybe appetizing liquids for the child. One the big day, use the doll to illustrate how to use the potty and subsequently clean oneself. Tasty liquids should make the child want to use the toilet a little more frequently giving you more opportunities to train him, but please do not overdo the feeding and do not give the child laxatives.

Continue to reinforce the learning on subsequent days.

Ideas for Keeping Children Busy After School

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Do you struggle to keep your children busy after school? It can be very tiresome to deal with energetic children after a long day at work. Fortunately, you don’t necessarily have to use up a lot of your own energy to keep the kids entertained.

Clubs and Societies

One of the easiest but in many cases costliest ways of making sure your kids remain entertained after school is to enroll them in various clubs and societies that relate to their interests.

For example, sporty young kids would probably love the opportunity to use up their excess energy taking part in activities such as football, swimming, gymnastics, athletics or alike. Consult the school, community centre or your local council on opportunities in your area.

Do you think your child could do well in music? If it’s singing they might be good at, find out how to join the local choir. Perhaps there is one at the school, the community centre or the local church. For those looking to learn how to play an instrument, there are options as well. Most schools have an orchestra or band of sorts that it could be possible to join. Alternatively, hire a private tutor.

Other options for after-school fun and socialising include joining groups such as the Brownies or Scouts. These are great for teaching your children how to be independent, and gain some real life skills.

There could be some more niche interest groups on offer in your local area too that could see your little one learning anything from survival skills to floristry.

Kitchen Fun

If you, your older children or your childminder are keen cooks, transfer this interest and these skills to the younger generation. No one is ever too young to help out in the kitchen; it’s just a case of assigning age-appropriate tasks that don’t involve sharp knives or other potentially dangerous kitchenware.

You could be baking or making dinner for mum and dad. Activities that young kids can do are mixing ingredients, kneeding dough, and washing fruit and veg, for example.

Experiments

Scientific exploration and discovery should be encouraged, as it teaches kids a lot about how the world works. You’ll be happy to hear you don’t need many resources to carry out experiments at home. Many can be done with the help of just a few common household items. Find instructions online or in children’s activity books. Many charities and educational foundations produce materials that you could use, such as the popular SEEDKIT.

These types of activities are often meant to make it easier for children to understand scientific concepts such as electricity, buoyancy and viscosity.

Scientific Research Into The Benefits Of Montessori Education

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The University of Virginia conducted a variety of studies on academic performance, social skills, behavioral tendencies and psychological norms of Montessori students who were five and twelve years of age. They then did comparable research on non-Montessori school children of the same ages. The study was recently published in the academic journal Science by Dr Angeline Lillard, one of the universitys professors of psychology at their Charlottesville campus. The results of the study lead to surprising headlines on mainstream media sources such as the Guardian in the United Kingdom and CBS in the United States.

In brief, the Montessori Method was developed over nearly four decades by the education and psychology specialist Maria Montessori. Her research and implementation of what is now the Montessori Method started at the beginning of the 20th century and has continued to be implemented in its purist forms and in other cases contextually adapted to meet social and cultural norms. The core principles stay the same regardless of contextualization though. First and foremost, the student is provided a safe and stimulating environment where they are granted the authority to follow their natural instinct to gravitate towards wanting to learn. Teachers guide students through the self-directed learning process and play the role as the facilitator and observer more so than the traditional teacher model. Sharing, fairness and inter-age socialization are encouraged while the system downplays the need for competition and stress in the classroom. Testing and grading is not a standard within the original methodology, but in countries such as the United States, children do complete the national standard exams. The culture of a Montessori school is sharply different than non-Montessori schools but the goal of educating the students is the same. But which is more effective?

Researchers from The University of Virginia found that the five year olds at Montessori schools had better math and reading skills and tested better than those pupils at public and non-Montessori private schools. Even without regular testing (as in public schools), the Montessori students were able to spell, utilize grammar and execute punctuation better. Their socialization and problem solving skills were vastly more developed over their counterparts as well.

Although Montessori twelve year olds scored similarly in math and reading skills on examinations, those who were observed and tested were significantly more creative and sophisticated with their writing skills. But due to the inter-age interaction and methodology of the Montessori school system, children demonstrated a more secure sense of self, and scored much higher on social and behavioral tests.

The research suggests that the Montessori Method is in fact the better education system, but Dr. Lillards main conclusion is that she is looking forward to further researching the topic nationally and potentially internationally to come up with more conclusive evidence.

Study Shows Marijuana Prevents Seizures in Epileptics

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Seizure”, a journal produced by the British Epilepsy Association ,indicates that one of the active ingredients in marijuana, cannabidiol, significantly reduces seizure risk in epileptics.

There is increasing evidence that among the many diseases helped by medicinal marijuana is epilepsy. Historically, epilepsy has been very difficult to treat. Part of the problem is that sixty percent of suffers don’t know the cause. Unless there was some obvious head trauma, the cause of epilepsy goes undiagnosed. Currently treatment options are limited. There are a handful of drugs that help prevent the seizures associated with epilepsy. These include: Tegretol, Dilantin, Klonopin, Mysoline and Zarontin. Unfortunately, all of these drugs come with horrible side effects. Potential for conditions such as anemia, headaches, hair loss, depression, psychosis, and impotence cause many suffers to reject pharmaceutical treatment for their illness. Many users of these drugs report a negative lifestyle change compared to untreated epilepsy. Some of them even had to use drug detoxes to save themselves from drug poisoning The most common non-pharmaceutical treatment is known as the Ketogenic Diet. The Ketogenic Diet is a treatment that was popular throughout the early twentieth century, and is making a come back. The diet is similar to Atkins in that it is high fat, low carbohydrates. This causes the body to go into starvation mode which seems to reduce the amount of seizures. For obvious reasons starving epileptic children is not ideal but is experiencing resurgence due to the side effects of epileptic drugs. That is why new evidence that marijuana can be as effective as pharmaceuticals, without the side effects is so exciting. The two main compounds that researchers have identified are Cannabidiol and GWP42006. These two compounds that are found in marijuana have been proven to help epilepsy in animals. Unfortunately, human testing of this treatment could take as much as three years to receive government approval. A recent study has shown that 21% of epilepsy suffers have taken it upon themselves to treat their symptoms with marijuana. Almost all will attest to its beneficial properties. The government and the drug war turn sick people looking for treatment into criminals. It is unconscionable and inhuman. Dr. Ben Whelley lead the research team studying marijuana’s effects on epileptic animals. He believes that the reason for government denial of medical marijuana is caused by -a stigma associated with cannabis that comes our from the 60s and 70s associated with recreational use, so people have tended not to look at its medical benefits.-

Healthy Parents Equal Healthy Children

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If you want healthy kids then the very first thing that you must do is begin by taking care of yourself. Most parents think that they can tell their children what to do and how to be and think little about the type of example they are truly setting for their little ones. Children begin learning very early and this is why they can walk and talk so early on. They act as sponges for information from the time they are born and it is for this reason that it seems to take them a little while to begin speaking. They are just too busy absorbing everything.

When it comes to being a parent the road isn’t a simple one. Good health begins at birth and most parents really dont give things such as obesity even the slightest thought during the first few years. As a matter of fact, who doesnt love a cubby, little bundle of joy, or the chunky legs of a toddler just mastering walking? Right? Well, your children are learning your habits very early on and therefore you must realize that everything you do is becoming a factor in everything they do.

Those that take parenting seriously and have a greater level of understanding not only want to improve their habits and make them healthier in an attempt to be a better role model for their child but they also want to do so with the chance of being able to stay around for longer in the life of that child. Healthier habits lead to a more productive, happier, and longer life and this is just a fact.

If you are planning on having a child or you are just becoming a parent then it is important to understand that you need to make the changes in your life that will make you a better role model for your child. Living your life in one way but telling your child to do another is a method of parenting that does not tend to prove very successful in the long run.

Healthy parents do equal healthy kids and if you want your children to get proper amounts of rest, eat fruits and vegetables, and remain chemical free then you should live your life that way. In the long run a healthier lifestyle will be something that will benefit you all. So perhaps having children does help to extend your life?

D Ultrasound – Gives a Beautiful Feeling to Parents

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There are a lot of tests that has to be performed when a woman gets pregnant. One such important test done during that time is Ultrasound. Because of this, it is possible for the doctors to see the development of the baby. 3d ultrasound is something that makes this experience more interesting. The new technology developed enables the parents to see their unborn baby smile through 3d ultrasound. The baby 3d ultrasound is proved to be thus a good experience. The clinic named as Maple Leaf HIUF was the first clinic which was providing high focused ultrasound facility. This clinic is located inside the Cleveland Clinic Canada in Toronto.

Now it has become possible for the parents to see their baby live in 3d and 4d ultrasound in South Burlington, VT. These are the moments which are very special for the parents so 3d ultrasound is all about keeping and preserving with you those special moments forever.

This wonderful facility is also provided in the Greater Hamilton area. The ultra-sonographers working there are duly registered and have a licence of their own for their practice and thus are very much reliable. They have spent a lot of their life in this field and are quite veteran practitioners. Mississauga is another place where great amenities are available to give altogether a unique experience to the parents. Milton is a location where you can find a good centre for the ultrasound and will delight you in many wonderful ways.

Why do people prefer to have a 3d ultrasound instead of 2d option or in what ways is 3d ultrasound better than 2d ultrasound?

It creates a lot of anxiety among the parents after the 3d ultrasound which is not so in the case of 2d option because results in the former case are quite immediate but it is possible that it takes some time for the doctors to reveal the exact reports of the procedure but when you see your baby under the 3d procedure, the feeling or the experience you get is beyond imagination which cannot be expressed in words. It sometimes becomes quite necessary for the woman to undergo a comprehensive procedure to check the health of the baby.

Some people believe that such a good experience cannot be gained without pain and they fear to undergo the 3d ultrasound but the fact is that 3d ultrasound is a painless diagnostic method. The procedure is quite simple generally done in the X- ray department of the hospital by the use of a microphone. The time required for the reports to be prepared depends upon the things that need to be determined or evaluated. Determination of the gender takes very less time.

3D Baby Vision is the best and recommended ultrasound company offers 3d ultrasound in Oakville and Mississauga with experienced ultrasonographers at an affordable price. For all your needs for 3D Ultrasound Toronto, Burlington, London and Ontario look us up today.

Disability is no more a hurdle to your child life

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Disability of the child is major concern for parents when they have one. God blesses these people with some additional talent for giving them disability. Parents who are concerned about their disability tend to ignore their born talent of these children. Only education can polish their unbelievable talent and showcase it to the rest of the world. Education is the only thing that can make the necessary difference in their life. If your child is visually impaired, it becomes impossible to pursue normal education under integrated education system. Understanding the need and importance of education in the life of visually impaired children, non-profit organisations like Soch have come forward to provide free schoolfor blind with an integrated education system. The curriculum of education for blind includes value based education along with self-help & life skills, entertainment, sports & games are the part of their routine. The self -help life skills learnt at Soch School for blind helped them to establish an independent life in the society. The integrated education system fallowed at school for blind help the non-profit organisation to include the disabled children into mainstream. The integrated education system at Soch was able to send 10 batches to SSC board examination till date. Many of the blind children who have pursued their basic education at Soch have been placed in the government organisation in respected cadres. Education system at Soch aims at providing quality education to blind so, they provide all the necessary resources to disabled children when some special attention is required. Many of the children who are suffering from visual disability are kept away from schooling due to their inability to adapt into normal education system. If your child is one among them, join them with the school for blind that is run by non-profit organisation Soch. The service offered by the non-profit organisation is named as SUNETHRA. The organisation is running both residential and day care education in the school for blind. Not only that, the non-profit organisation tries to meet all the basic needs like lodging, boarding, education, medical & clothing. The integrated education system at Soch also includes vocational courses apart from their regular education. This curriculum is tailored to develop some special skills for empowering children in rural and semi- urban areas. There is no need to keep your child away from schooling due to his/her visual disability. You can provide a value based education to children by joining them at school for blind Soch.

Enjoying Bali’s Different Side

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If you are the kind of person who craves for urban holiday, the southern coastal regions of Bali would be a perfect spot for you. This area is bustling with nightlife entertainments such as night clubs or bars. Those who are looking to spending their money on their vacation will find the region’s long line of stores satisfying—from stores with alluring dress made by well-known designers all the way up to ones that makes for bargain shopping. Hundreds of hotels will serve to spoil your stay with their own take on unique service and personal treatments. And they are not only of international chain, these hotels. Countless budget hotels and motels (or perhaps, “inns” is the more appropriate label here) will be beneficial for those who travel on budget. And if booking a flight ticket to the Island is easy, today, booking a hotel is even handier, what with a number of online booking websites popping up on the Net every day. A little more toward the Island’s southeastern section, you will find Nusa Dua, an enclave of simply luxurious amenities with even more high-class accommodations and sources of fun in the form of watersports.

All those things are definitely game and fun for those who are after urban lifestyle for their holiday. But if you are looking for something that offers you a chance to rejuvenate your mind in addition to reinvigorating your body, Ubud is definitely the answer you are looking for. This little town is situated a little more in the middle of the Island and is surrounded by rice fields and green mountainous terrains. The atmosphere is a little cooler, too, far different from that of the southern tip. Also different from the southern region is the things you will find in this area. While Kuta and the area around it are bustling with beaches and everything, in Ubud, however, you will see that the town is more of cultural center.

You can still find luxurious bali ubud hotel and fancy restaurants in Ubud but the scene in this little town is calmer, more soothing. Markets that sell traditionally crafted accessories can be found easily in this place and a number of cultural festivals are held annually here as well. Ubud is also the most suitable place if you are looking to do yoga in a peaceful environment. So book your flight today and enjoy a different side of Bali in Ubud.

Reading and Study Skills – The Best Ways to Boost Your Reading and Study Skills

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You understand it is very important to enhance your reading and study skills to ensure you will improve grades in school, obtain higher ratings on entrance examinations or breakthrough to a higher level in your task. I have here shown techniques to observe. The secret is to exercise these methods and eventually you will certainly see enhancement.

1. Read the title, headings and subheadings to get a quick concept of exactly what the material has to do with. Check out the first paragraph rapidly then cover it with a blank paper. Outline the paragraph into a sentence in your mind. This procedure will educate your thoughts to focus on what you know. Read the following paragraph adhering to the exact same procedure, outline it into a solitary sentence. Now repeat the very first sentence and include it with the 2nd. Move to the third paragraph and duplicate the process. After reading all paragraphs you will have the ability to outline the entire guide. Constantly observing this procedure will aid in improving reading and study skills.

2. At first this process might take more time to finish the reading nonetheless with time and commitment you will certainly find that you can minimize the required reading time by as much as 50 percent. Your comprehension will certainly improve. Improving your reading and study skills will take some time and initiative by you nonetheless you will certainly obtain much more expertise and a better understanding of what you know.

3. To accumulate important details from instructors’ lectures or business presentations one must listen closely for highlighted words and phrases. Take notes in a way that soon after the lecture you can replay the lecture in your mind and expand on the notes that were composed. This process will create a continual flow and understanding of the product.

4. Acquire a planner or calendar and established a schedule that you can comply with. Set up blocks of time committed to your studies. Observe the timetable that you have made and you will certainly find that in a short time period your reading and study skills will start to boost.

5. Improving your reading and study skills requires a commitment from you. Identify current habits that are stopping you from attaining your targets. Develop a technique to organize your study products so you do not lose time seeking books and paper. Discover a comfortable place, not so comfortable that it makes you tired. Eliminate diversions like the pc, your phone, tv and songs. Have a set block of time to study daily.

Study Skills

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Study skills are approaches applied to learning. They are considered essential to success in school. They are also considered important for attaining good grades and are helpful for learning right through one’s life. Good study habits are all about helping students learn how to be a more efficient learner. Successful students have excellent study habits, and they employ these habits to all of their classes.

The following are helpful study skills. They are used by many students throughout their education.

First, try not to do a great deal of studying at any given time. This is because it will make you tired, and as a result, your studying will not be very effective. The solution to this is spacing the studying you do over short periods of time. Taking short breaks will also restore your mental energy.

Second, successful students plan specific times for studying. They schedule specific times throughout the week for their study time. This establishes a routine which makes them mentally prepared for studying.

Third, set specific goals as this allows you to stay focused.

Fourth, start studying when intended. Do not procrastinate.

Fifth, work first on the subject areas that you find most difficult. This is because these subject areas will require the most effort.

Sixth, review your notes before beginning an assignment. That way you won’t need to waste energy coming up with something you already did earlier.

Seventh, tell your friends not to disturb you during your study times for you to be able to concentrate on the work at hand.

Eighth, make sure to call each other when you have a difficulty with an assignment. Someone else’s point of view can point you to the right direction.

Finally, review your schoolwork over the weekend so that you are ready to go on Monday morning when the school week begins.

Study skills are important in the day-to-day life of students. It is through study habits in which they learn how to organize and how to discipline themselves. It is a proven fact that without studying, students cannot succeed in school. They should employ good study habits because good study habits make good students.

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