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5 Psychology Studies Every Awkward Teenager Should Read

5 Psychology Studies Every Awkward Teenager Should Read
We've demonstrated before that, even according to science, being a teenager sucks. So one could logically assume that if being a normal teenager sucks, then being a shy teenager must be even worse. But if we ever got the chance to go back in time to visit our lonely teenage selves ... well, first off we'd deal them an epic backhanded mouthslap (butterfly effect be damned). But once they recovered, we'd tell them to keep their chin up, because ... #5. No Sex Now = Greater Life Satisfaction Later Getty Adolescence is the period in everyone's life where the idea of sex metamorphoses from a mysterious concept to an uncomfortable and alarming reality to a baited hook perpetually hanging above your head. Getty"Franklin Kimble: Right in the asshole." In such a hypersexualized environment, it's easy to get depressed when your crushes are less than receptive to your charms (or, in the case of your average shy teenager, your lack thereof). Getty"I waited until I was 30. #4. Getty"That is so hot. Related:  children/familiesKids

25 Ways to Talk So Children Will Listen A major part of discipline is learning how to talk with children. The way you talk to your child teaches him how to talk to others. Here are some talking tips we have learned with our children: 1. Before giving your child directions, squat to your child’s eye level and engage your child in eye-to-eye contact to get his attention. 2. Open your request with the child’s name, “Lauren, will you please…” 3. We use the one-sentence rule: Put the main directive in the opening sentence. 4. Use short sentences with one-syllable words. 5. If he can’t, it’s too long or too complicated. 6. You can reason with a two or three-year-old, especially to avoid power struggles. 7. Instead of “no running,” try: “Inside we walk, outside you may run.” 8. Instead of “Get down,” say “I want you to get down.” 9. “When you get your teeth brushed, then we’ll begin the story.” 10. Instead of hollering, “Turn off the TV, it’s time for dinner!” 11. “Do you want to put your pajamas on or brush your teeth first?” 12. 13.

5 Tips to help your tween girl become a physically and emotionally healthy woman Talk, talk, talk with your tween Everyone is texting and tweeting and no one is communicating. Choose an activity you can do together to give you a chance to talk. My daughter and I cleanse our skin together before bed, and I use those few minutes as a time where she tells me about school, her friends and whatever else is on her mind. If a child feels you are present and not distracted by your cell phone, it will help her feel secure in herself going forward. Don't be judgmental of your tween Whether your daughter asks about shaving, getting her period, wearing makeup or having sex, you should be thoughtful and understanding. Be a positive role model for your tween If you encourage your daughter to eat healthy and exercise -- while you sit on the couch eating chips -- you are sending her a mixed message. Encourage healthy social development with your tween's peers To a tween, having friends is everything. Don't leave out your partner in raising your tween More on girls and self-esteem

Colors With Meaning - Home Colors Meaning, House Color Symbolism, Meaning of Colors How often have you given deeper though to the colors that you are surrounded with, in your home or outside? Hardly ever, right! Many of you might even be unaware that the colors that we see around us have a bearing on our emotions, actions and response to people, things and ideas. Meaning of Colors Blue Blue color is said to be very calming, relaxing and refreshing. Green Green color has a soothing effect on the mind and thus, is associated with relaxation of nervous system and lowering of blood pressure. Red Red color has been known to stimulate mind and nervous system and thus, is regarded as conversation stimulant. Yellow Yellow is a warm color that is associated with power and helps in spreading about a bright, happy and cheerful atmosphere. Pink Pink is a very soft color and is best used in bedrooms of little girls. Orange Orange, being the combination of red and yellow, has all the traits that those two colors have. Purple (Violet) Brown Black White

25 Ways To Ask Your Kids How Was School Today This year Simon is in 4th grade and Grace is in 1st grade and I find myself asking them every day after school, “So how was school today?”. And everyday I get an answer like “fine” or “good” which doesn’t tell me a whole lot. Or at get at least a full sentence. So the other night I sat down and made a list of more engaging questions to ask about school. #1. #2. #3. #4. #5. #6. #7. #8. #9. #10. #11. #12. #13. #14. #15. #16. #17. #18. #19. #20. #21. #22. #23. #24. #25. So far…my favorite answers have come from questions #12. #15, and #21. I actually love questions like the “alien” one (#12). And the answers we get are sometimes really surprising. Sometimes we just need to figure out the right kinds of questions to ask our children….some questions may work better for some kids than others. And, as my kids get older I know that I am going to have to work harder and harder to stay engaged with them…but I know its going to be worth the work… -liZ

In this Crazy Life: Tips and Tricks Ive been working on this post for awhile now, as I find these neat tips and tricks I wanted to keep them all together and be able to share them with all of you lovelies! I have tried all of these, so I know they work. Just call me Martha Stewart- you know, sans the jail time. If there is no picture, then I have no idea where I heard it- or I would cite it! 1. HOLY CRAP. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. If youre into nails, you have to check the awesomness out that is her blog. 12. via 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. via 22. 23. Head on over to I {heart} Nap Time and see some awesome recipies, craft ideas and overall awesomeness. 24. via 25. 26. 27. 28. via 29. 30. via 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. via That's all for now, lovelies, if you have any tips and ticks please feel free to pass them on! Tips and Tricks Part 2 is up and running- check it out here!!

50 Rules for Dads of Daughters {by Michael Mitchell} I was in tears as I read through this list, as I’m sure many grown daughters will be. Mothers – bookmark this list of rules and encourage your daughter’s daddy to read them, memorize them, and put them in to action. And, to all you Dads out there – be sure you pay close attention and heed these wise words. About Michael Michael Mitchell is an (almost) thirty-something dad who blogs daily tips and life lessons for dads of daughters at lifetoheryears.com. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Photo Credit :: Danielle Rocke Toews 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Photo Credits can be found at the bottom of Michael’s original post. **9/15/11**This post has resonated so well with daughters and fathers, mothers and grandfathers, and has received many beautiful and heartfelt comments.

wwbtk4.pdf 10 Ways to Develop Your Creativity | Schaefer's Blog If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! **Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Catharina F. de Wet, Ph.D and author of One View of Giftedland, a blog focusing on talented and gifted education. Google the word “creativity” and you will get almost 84 million hits. The first few has to do with defining creativity and it ranges from the cerebral Wikipedia definition: “Creativity (or “creativeness”) is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas or concepts” to a simple definition by Henry Miller: “ The occurrence of a composition which is both new and valuable.” Because of research we know a significant amount about the creative process and creative people. Generally speaking, when we talk about a creative person, we have in mind two kinds of people. Here are ten things you can do to develop your creativity: 2 – Examine and remove perceptual blocks. 8 – Make time to think.

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