How To Make Bubble Paper/Art | DIY Maven Hand me a paintbrush and a piece of paper, and I’ll start to hyperventilate. It’s not the paper that does it. It’s the paintbrush. Here’s the complete list of what I used to make my bubble paper: bubbles ($1 for 3 at the Dollar Store)printer paper (although watercolor paper would be super cool too)a sinka small container to mix the ink and bubbles Here’s what I did: Mixed about 1 part ink to 4 parts bubbles in a small container. Laid the paper in the bottom of a dry sink. Started blowing bubbles over the paper. Now, there’s not much control here. Then something like this happens, and life is good. I used one such bubble burst to make this card, centering the burst inside the cut area. I’m definitely going to do this again using different colored inks. Like this: Like Loading...
Meridian Magazine - Back Talking Cure Question: “How do you stop children from back talking?” Answer: Children talking back, or sassing, to their parents seems to be a behavior many children experiment with. At different phases of development feelings of independence and intelligence emerge causing kids to talk back. Ironically, parents spend lots of energy reinforcing the intelligence of their children, and teaching the children how to think for themselves. Respect Respect is a vital part of learning self-government. Successes in life are built upon successful relationships. Respect is a feeling of trust, acceptance, mercy and love. Likewise, if a parent feels disrespect from the child, she will naturally become more controlling and negative toward the child. Naturally, children offer similar positive and negative rewards to parents who treat them with disrespect. Respect is a feeling! Aesop Knows Best “The Blind Man And The Whelp” A blind man was accustomed to distinguish different animals by touching them with his hands.
Aha! Parenting - Dr. Laura Markham & Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child Have a strong-willed child? You're lucky! Strong willed children can be a challenge when they’re young, but if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens and young adults. Self-motivated and inner-directed, they go after what they want and are almost impervious to peer pressure. As long as parents resist the impulse to "break their will," strong-willed kids often become leaders. What exactly is a strong-willed child? Often, strong-willed kids are prone to power-struggles with their parents. No one likes being told what to do, but strong-willed kids find it unbearable. Strong-willed kids aren't just being difficult. Morality is doing what's right, no matter what you're told. So of course you want your child to do what you say. Breaking a child's will leaves him open to the influence of others who often will not serve his highest interests. That said, strong-willed kids can be a handful -- high energy, challenging, persistent. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Create kids crafts in your kitchen - Frugal Village - Frugal Village Craft recipes are fun to make. They’re ideal for preschool classrooms or as boredom busters for kids at home. In a previous column (www.frugalvillage.com/2011/02/14/make-craft-recipes-for-kids/), I shared recipes for chalk and mock silly putty, and readers requested more. Mix 9 cups extra fine, colored play sand. 1/2 cup white Elmer’s glue 2/3 cup warm water food coloring 1 teaspoon Borax 2 glass bowls In a small glass bowl, mix together glue, 1/3 cup warm water and food coloring (add enough drop until desired color). You’ll need 1/4 cup of cornstarch, 1/2 cup water and food coloring. Mix together equal parts dish washing liquid and washable liquid paint or powdered tempera. 1-1/4 cups flour 1/4 cup salt 1 packet Kool-Aid unsweetened drink mix 1 tablespoon cream of tartar 1 cup boiling water 1-1/2 tablespoons oil wax or parchment paper airtight containers Mix first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Combine nongel shaving cream with a couple of drops of food coloring. Stir together.
Punishment vs. Logical Consequences Responsive Classroom Newsletter: August 1998 Logical consequences are directly related to children's behaviors and help them to fix their mistakes. The use of logical consequences is one part of an approach to discipline used in the Responsive Classroom. It’s a powerful way of responding to children’s misbehavior that not only is effective in stopping the behavior but is respectful of children and helps them to take responsibility for their actions. Teachers often ask, “How are logical consequences any different from punishment?” Six-year-old Jacob is zooming around the classroom when suddenly he trips and falls into Michelle’s block building. Using punishment This first scenario involves a teacher who uses punishment. What might be going on for Jacob? Now, here’s what might happen with a teacher who uses logical consequences. The teacher takes Jacob aside and begins by asking him a question. “What happened?” “I just tripped and fell into it accidentally. “Hmmm. “Maybe.” “I don’t know.”
» Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress » Boba Family by Elizabeth Antunovic (©2010 Boba Inc.) Introduction Europe seems to host the most pediatricians who recommend that, in order to avoid pressure on their underdeveloped bodies, newborns and infants lay flat on their backs in a stroller and not be carried. Yet, laying a young infant on his back alone in a stroller is actually physically and emotionally stressful and can be developmentally inhibiting. Being carried or worn in an upright position with proper leg support is not only developmentally sound but often preferable to mothers and babies alike. Infant Spine Development Our spine is not perfectly straight, even though it may appear so from the front or back . We weren’t born with these curves. At Birth: The spine of an infant is C-shaped (a convex curve). First Several Months: As your infant works against gravity his muscles start to develop. The Stresses of Laying Flat Laying your infant flat on his back stretches the c-curved spine into a straight line, against his natural shape.
Fun with Foam Printing - Easy Tutorial I loved this idea because not only can you recycle these horrid polystyrene containers, but the process is really simple. You could even use tracing paper and trace your design so you don't even need to be able to draw. You could make a whole series of cards like this or just a colorful print to hang on your wall and cheer up the place. Materials needed: Foam or polystyrene container pencil paint or ink small roller 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Happy printing! Original image courtesy of themetapicture How To Raise A Child While Disciplining Less | Diary of a First Child Elisabeth from Manic Mrs Stone posted this (via The Child Whisperer) a couple of days ago, and I have not been able to get it off my mind. My life circumstances are such at the moment that Ameli is in a different country, in a new home, missing her daddy something fierce and surrounded by other people, many with different parenting ideas to my own. This graph came to me at just the right time, and confirmed for me what I know about my child, and about how best to manage her time, encourage her stimulation and in so doing, prevent tantrums and the ‘need’ for discipline. I know that 9 times out of 10, when she needs to be ‘disciplined’, it’s because I’ve dropped the ball. Anyway, I hope this graph sheds some light for you, or reminds you how to respond to your child’s needs. On Sale now until May 2014 – an amazing resource for mindful parents.
Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Crafty - 27 Pics Click Here For More Fun Craft Ideas How to Escape from Zip Ties In our How To Escape and Evade in an Urban Environment article, we briefly discussed escaping from zip ties. There are quite a few hasty methods of illegal restraint, and zip ties are a method that’s available to any would-be kidnapper. A few of the other methods seen are duct tape, rope and phone cord, but with a little education you’ll see that all of these methods can easily be defeated. There are two things you’ll need in any escape situation, and without these two things, nothing we’ll show you will work. Those two things are time and opportunity. You’ll have to first have the time to be able to put one of these escape methods into action and the opportunity to do so. Your captors are most likely not going to have the resources or the patience to keep eyes on you constantly, and when they don’t, it’s time to make your move. Update 2015: We’ve recently put together this comprehensive how to video guide on escaping illegal restraint. Click here to view all videos on YouTube Dual Zip Ties
HOW TO: geometric ornaments + GIVEAWAY | Snow and Graham I love a good paper ornament project, and I especially like one that allows you to use up bits and pieces of paper that are too big to toss and too little to use. This ornament takes a bit of time, but I truly believe that the sum is greater than the parts in that you are left with a keepsake that will hang from your tree for years to come. A little background on this project: Years ago we developed a holiday kit series that included this ornament as its crown jewel. TO BEGIN: Download our project templates HERE and select an ornament size. STEP 2: Build the top and bottom caps by gluing 1 flap each of 2 circles together. STEP 3: Create the center ring by gluing 10 the flaps of circles together so that the triangles point in opposite directions. STEP 4: Complete the ornament by gluing the flaps from the top top and bottom caps to the center ring. Tags: Christmas, diy, wrapping paper