Monday, July 30, 2018

Tips For Bonding With Your Teenager

If you are concerned about the relationship that you share with your teenager, it is vital that you take control of the situation as soon as possible. Otherwise, you and your teen could continue to drift further and further apart. Have no fear! Reconnecting with your youngster is much easier than you would think. Below are four tips that can help you on your way. With any luck, they will assist you in getting your relationship back on track. Within a matter of weeks, you may see a chance and could be enjoying a fun, friendly, and fabulous relationship with your teenager, so what are you waiting for?

Redecorate their bedroom
Depending on the current state of your teenager’s bedroom, it might be time to redecorate. Redecorating a bedroom is a fantastic opportunity for you to embrace the fact that your youngster is growing up. Instead of forcing them to make do with a childish design scheme, you should be guiding your teen towards the next stage of life. Hopefully, this will encourage them to have more respect for their living space. In addition to this, the process of making design decisions should help to bring you and your teen closer together. Just think of all the fun you could have picking out paint samples, building flatpack furniture, and selecting the perfect final touches.

Look out for fun activities to enjoy together
Another great tip is to look out for fun activities to enjoy together. If you are finding it hard to convince your teen to spend any time with you, the trick is to organize an exciting event. You could go to a concert, attend a sports competition, or visit an incredible attraction. Whatever you decide, the most important thing is that you involve your teen in the decision-making process. Although it might be tempting to plan a surprise, this could result in you choosing the wrong event. That is why you should play it safe by encouraging your teen to join you as you scroll through Ticket sales. Don’t worry; it won’t be long until you find an option that excites you both.
Support their educational endeavors
The next tip is to support your teen in their educational endeavors. As your youngster grows up, it is likely that they will face more and more pressure at school. They will have papers to write, exams to study for, and important decisions to make. Of course, you don’t want to add to this pressure by becoming a pushy parent. However, you do want your child to know that you are there for them. In order to achieve this, you will need to take an active interest in your teen’s education. Every day, you should be asking your teen about their experience at school. You should also make an effort to attend any educational events that they invite you to.

Build up their self-esteem
Finally, you should make it your goal to build up your teen’s self-esteem. Even if your child appears pretty confident, they are sure to have their hang-ups. Rather than allowing these issues to go unchecked, you should teach your teen the importance of self-love and self-belief. This will help them to flourish into a confident and well-balanced adult. It should also work wonders for your relationship, as your teen will start to see you as a constant source of praise, love, and support.

Friday, July 20, 2018

School Olympics 2018 Part 2

As I have mentioned in my  previous post, the school olympics was divided into two parts.  The first part was the non-competition part where  the bigger kids  enjoy a variety of games while the little kids are competing inside the gymnasium.  The second part for the  bigger kids are the actual competition and the group  competition toward the end.
My son was very worried about the  long jump because he have never done it before.  We told him to just enjoy  the game and   do the best he can.  I mean it doesn't really matter but I guess for the kids, it is a big deal to do  really well especially that their parents are watching.
My daughter is a  a happy go lucky gal, she just compete to have fun.  She doesn't really care if she win or lose.  Most of the times, she loses but I like the fact that it doesn't bother her.  This is the last year that my daughter is participating to the games, next year they will be the facilitators and helpers.  I can't believe she will be in 8th grade already, my oh my, where did the time go?  I can still remember so vividly when I first drop her off to school  when she was in kindergarten.  I felt so sick of leaving her there, I wanted to hurl when I got home.
My son will be in 6th grade this year so  he still have a couple of years before he goes to Madonna High School.  Tuition fee is getting so  expensive but we are happy to send them to a place where we think is best for them not only  for their  educational  growth but  spiritually and socially.  
The tug of war is always the fun game.  It's funny seeing parents cheer on their   kids.  This year,  girls  competed versus boys and the girls dominated which is not surprising because the  girls outnumbered the boys.
Instead of giving out certificate to the winners, they gave out  candy bars  which I thought was  a  great surprise.  My son said, he preferred  certificates as he can keep them but I told him that he can enjoy the sweets!

They have  a lot of  games such as marshmallow toss,  relay race, sack race, 50 meter dash, and a lot more.
I think my son was very happy of his performance.  He shared the candies he collected for winning with us.
My daughter was so surprised that she won something.  They won the relay race.
It was another year of fun for all of the  students, teachers, parents, family, and friends.  I wish my Mom could watch my children play the  school olympics.  It would be  different next year.  I am feeling a bit sad already thay  daughter will be  in highschool soon.  I am not sure why I am  feeling this way but I think it has to do with the fact that she  is slowly transforming into a  different person, not the little girl anymore that I used to take pictures of no matter what she does.  Now, I have to ask permission to take picture of her and for  posting it ha ha.  Oh well, part of growing up.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

TEEN-Thirteen-13! Happy Birthday Sweet Rye Bean!

Dearest Daughter,

Do you remember when we ran our first marathon?  You were still inside Mommy's tummy.  That was our long flight together as well.  You must be thinking what kind of mother you will be having because we ran a long ways  to catch our connecting flight  in Houston.  You were such a  real trooper.  You held on and  told me that we can do it, that we can make it to the other end.  I am thankful that even though Mommy got sick  from all that running, you were alright.
Do you also remember when 2 weeks before you are due, we had to  ride with Daddy on a long  road trip to Maryland to get our car that was shipped from Guam?  Yeah, that bumpy ride we had.  Again, you were a real trooper, despite the doctor's advice for us to  travel, we managed to do it.  You are definitely my baby, a fighter and a strong one at that.

It's been 13 years, I can't believe that time   goes fast.  I guess we are having so much fun that we hardly notice it that you are now a teen.  In my eyes, you are still my teeny tiny baby I was holding when you were born.  

As you celebrate your birthday,  I want to thank you for all the joys you brought and continue to bring into our lives.  Our lives won't be complete without you.  We are so proud of the little woman you are becoming.  Smart, beautiful, and kind!  We can't ask for more, God truly blessed us  a daughter that anyone can be proud of.  Always remember that no matter  where life takes you or success you attain, to keep your feet on the ground always.  

As scared as I am  to see you grow, I am confident that you will be a great  person, that you will be just fine, that you will conquer the world and  deal with whatever life  would throw at you.  We will be here for you no matter what the circumstance is.  Be fierce but be kind, be  honest but be thoughtful, be carefree and be YOU!
I hope and pray that God will continue to bless you with good health and  guide you  to be  the person that He designed you to be.  



Youth Leadership Graduation

Each year, Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Youth Leadership for sophomore students different schools in Weirton and nearby counties...