Summer time is such a fun times for most people. I know we are always looking forward to summer because the fun-possibilities is endless. My kids love it because aside from them having a break from school, they also get to do things with us outdoors. We get to visit places sometimes and do simple things but fun for all of us.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
How do you know when it is the right time to have the safety talk with your kids? That’s a trick question. There is no one safety talk to have with your kids. It is a series of talks and lifestyle choices. There is also no singular time to have these talks. Safety is an ongoing concern that starts in the womb. It never stops. That said, here are some of the topics, times, and techniques for these teaching opportunities:
Home is where the heart is, and the stereo, and the family jewels, and the computers… In other words, home is the place where you keep your stuff. It is also the place where one should feel most secure. When your child is old enough to understand the value of home, you should start teaching them how to protect it.
Without even explaining what you are doing, you can start a ritual of taking the children with you in the evening as you make your rounds to secure the house. You can even make a game out of it as you lock the front door, the back door, check the windows, and arm the alarm system.
Even bucolic parts of the world like Bend, Oregon need to be protected with the latest security methods. ADT in Bend Oregon is one of the many affordable ways to add extra protection to your home even when you are not there to look after things yourself. Kids are naturally curious. So as you take them on the rounds, they will ask questions. It is a natural teaching opportunity. Basic security will become a part of their ritual that they can pass on to their kids when it is time.
When your children are very small, their personal safety is entirely on you. They have no part to play in it, because there is no part they can play. Before a child can be responsible for their own safety, they have to understand the concept of danger. Once they do, they can begin to take an active role in their own personal security.
When they are old enough to start leaving the house by themselves, they need to already know about thinks like crossing the street. This is the sort of thing you can teach them as you take them on walks when they are young.
They also need to be made aware of the difference between friends and strangers. Teachers, neighbors, friends of the family, police officers: these are the kinds of people they can trust as opposed to people they don’t know. It is a mistake to teach them to trust and obey all adults. That’s the last thing you want them to do. The personal safety of your children begins with them knowing who they can trust. That list should never bee too long.
You would think that you could put off conversations about data security until they are in their teens. But that is simply not the case. Data security becomes an issue the moment your kids are old enough to have data that can be exploited. You want them to carry emergency numbers and the home address with them at all times in the even they wander off and get lost. But you also need them to know how and when to use that information so that it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.
Once they have an email address and the ability to text message, they likely carry enough personal data for your family identify to be stolen and exploited by thieves. Their smartphone that they are most certainly going to lose at some point needs to have fingerprint unlock, preferably even something with encryption strong enough that even the government can’t break in.
Home security, personal security, and data security are the main topics of the security discussion you need to have with your kids. Just remember that discussion is ongoing, and probably should have already started by now.
Jotted down by by Chubskulit Rose at 7:22 AM
Sunday, November 1, 2015
For the past couple of years, Halloween is rainy and cold. I am so thankful that we had such a beautiful day yesterday for trick or treating. A friend of ours invited us to trick or treat with their kids at their neighborhood. We thought that it would be great for the kids to trick or trick together since they are very close. Before we went there, the kids wanted our very good neighbors to see them first.
We met at their home and left our car there. We have never gone trick or treating in this area so the kids were very excited. We used to go to my father-in-law's area because we get together with the family after trick or treating but now that he doesm't live there anymore, it was a perfect iming that we got invited.
Our friend made some chicken soup and chicken sandwiches so we stayed for a couple of hours after they did trick or treating. This is their first dinner together.
The only hard part in coming to their house is when it's time to leave. The kids don't want to go home. They asked us if they can sleep over but it wasn't possible since they had to serve at the altar the next morning.
We were all exhausted. I did not wake up until 8:20. Glad the time fell back to daylight savings time. We had so much fun spending time with our friends. The kids said that it's one of best Halloween ever.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Our kids have been so good in school. We are very happy that they are thriving so well and have good grades. I can say that being a stay-at-home-mom really help them a lot because hubby and I guide them through. My kids are like night and day. My daughter love to sit and study but my son is the opposite. I used to be strict on him but I realized that all I am doing is damage his confidence so I let him do whatever he needs to do and not worry about it. The result is amazing even though he doesn't study as much as his sister does. It's not as perfect as his sister but still a straight A student so I am so proud of both of our kids.
To reward their best efforts in school, I am putting up a good Christmas basket for them fir all the hard work they do in school. One of those nice things I am including are personalized books from I See Me.
For our daughter, I got her the "Night Before Christmas" and for our son, it's the "A Christmas Bear for Me". MY kids love anything personalized. They always say that they will keep and take good care of it so they can pass it down to their own kids someday. That always makes me happy that they think that way.
My son has always something in his hand when he goes to bed. Things that he likes like car or his favorite Lego that he build or stuff like that. I think that this book, A Chrsitmas Bear for Me, will be perfect for him because it came with a little soft bear that he can hold on to when he goes to sleep.
I really love iSeeMe's books because of the personalization. You can customized it with names and dedications.
This would really make my son very happy. To be able to see his name in every page of the book is magical.
My Night Before Chrsitmas book would make her day. It has the names of her friends ans I included her photo with her guinea pig, Dunkin on the first page.
I really love that you can customize these books. You can put your place, your pets, friends., and family
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The school is celebrating Spirit Week this week so they get to enjoy days without wearing uniform depending on the them for the day. Today is Disney It Up day so they wore their Mickey and Minnie Mouse shirts. My son actually has no Mickey mouse shirt so what I did is print out a MM image and put it in his shirt with the little help from labeling supplies.
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