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Don’t you wish babies came with an intruction manual? Well, if there isn’t one that came with the baby, we made one for you: The Dad’s all Purpose Guide to Parenting. This is an amazing book for fathers. In this blog I am going to give you a preview of the book and the table of content.
Table of Content
For Dads: New Baby Bonding & Care…………………………………….5
Attachment Parenting ……………………………………………………5
Giving Mom a Break………………………………………………………9
Interpreting Newborn Cries …………………………………………… 11
Handling Toddlers ………………………………………………………… 13
Toilet Training…………………………………………………………… 22
Preschool …………………………………………………………………… 29
Elementary School ……………………………………………………….. 41
Teenagers ………………………………………………………………….. 52
Parenting Styles…………………………………………………………… 63
Discipline …………………………………………………………………… 67
Time Management………………………………………………………… 77
Handling Divorce………………………………………………………….. 79
Here is an extract of the book:
You’re Never Too Old to Learn – What your Kids Can Teach You about Life
When was the last time you stopped to stare at a paper bag crumbled up on the side of a walkway? Has there been a recent instance when you screeched in delight upon discovering a bug? This may not be every day fare for you, but for a child these sorts of occurrences are worthy of attention, and just plain fun. Kids get great joy out of life, even if everyday life seems incredibly mundane to the grown-ups around them. Perhaps it is time to learn from your kids that every single day has the potential to be magical.
Learning starts immediately for babies the day they are born. Right away they are learning that certain things like nursing or sucking on a bottle feels great, as does being nestled safely in a parent’s arms. Babies help parents to remember the sheer joy in discovering things for the first time. Watch any parent with a baby at a place like a zoo, and you’ll know this is true. Often times it is the parents, exuberant with the opportunity to show the baby things he has yet to encounter, who are completely excited as they point out all the interesting animals. Many times the baby could even care less, but the parents still have a great time, seeing things through the eyes of someone for who everything is brand new. Anyone who has a baby knows that having one is kind of like being granted a pass back into childhood. Everything is interesting, and everything is new.
Sometime around age three kids develop the dreaded “Why?” phase. As you may have guessed, this is the phase in which just about every single question or statement made by the parents is greeted with a prompt and automatic rebuttal of “why?” from the toddler. It could be a statement as simple as “let’s eat lunch now,” or a question like, the toddler with “why” will respond to “do you like that dress?” Yes, this phase can get increasingly annoying as it goes on, but if parents take the time to actually think about an answer before responding, they may be pleased to discover that they may actually be learning from their toddler! Having to answer question after question is tedious, but quite revealing. If parents take the time to answer questions they too will soon know why the sky is blue, why cats meow, and why fish live in water. Researching answers to questions is not only a great lesson to the toddler in searching for knowledge, but it can also be a great way for parents and toddlers to learn new things together…
Read it all here The Dad’s all Purpose Guide to Parenting .
A mentor can show you where you’re heading. A mentor is a person that has achieved what you want to achieve, and who is also willing to give you advice and help you in your endeavour. You can pick your mentor’s brain to find out what steps he or she took to get to the point where you want to be. Your mentor might suggest certain educational or occupational steps for you to take, while some mentors also take the time to introduce their protégés to the right kind of people conducive to the ultimate goal. If you are able to find a mentor who is willing to assist you then pay attention; this person has already taken the necessary steps to get where you want to eventually be and can a great resource for you when you are trying to figure out what you need to do to get there. A mentor can keep you accountable. It is all too easy to set a bunch of goals with the noblest of intentions and then grow tired of all the effort involved with reaching your final goal. If you have a mentor who knows how far you have come to get where you are, they will not let you simply slip right back to your old self. A true mentor – one who cares about you and your life – will be the kind of person who will question you when you need questioning, challenge you when you need challenging, and assist you when you need assisting. If you have someone in your life that you check in with regularly, you might think twice before doing things that are not conducive to your new lifestyle and goals. If you have sworn off toxic relationships, for example, your mentor might ask you about the dates you have been going on. If your crutch used to be overeating, a mentor might be the one to ask you about how your current diet is going. Stay honest with your mentor, because their ultimate goal is to see you succeed. If you find a mentor that is willing to look out for you, you should consider yourself fortunate.
A mentor can show you where you’re heading. A mentor is a person that has achieved what you want to achieve, and who is also willing to give you advice and help you in your endeavour. You can pick your mentor’s brain to find out what steps he or she took to get to the point where you want to be.
Your mentor might suggest certain educational or occupational steps for you to take, while some mentors also take the time to introduce their protégés to the right kind of people conducive to the ultimate goal.
If you are able to find a mentor who is willing to assist you then pay attention; this person has already taken the necessary steps to get where you want to eventually be and can a great resource for you when you are trying to figure out what you need to do to get there.
A mentor can keep you accountable. It is all too easy to set a bunch of goals with the noblest of intentions and then grow tired of all the effort involved with reaching your final goal. If you have a mentor who knows how far you have come to get where you are, they will not let you simply slip right back to your old self.
A true mentor – one who cares about you and your life – will be the kind of person who will question you when you need questioning, challenge you when you need challenging, and assist you when you need assisting.
If you have someone in your life that you check in with regularly, you might think twice before doing things that are not conducive to your new lifestyle and goals. If you have sworn off toxic relationships, for example, your mentor might ask you about the dates you have been going on. If your crutch used to be overeating, a mentor might be the one to ask you about how your current diet is going.
Stay honest with your mentor, because their ultimate goal is to see you succeed. If you find a mentor that is willing to look out for you, you should consider yourself fortunate.
Are you satisfied?
This can be a loaded question. Satisfaction in your current life might be hard to gauge. When you step back and take a look at your life, do you feel as though you are on track and doing what you’re supposed to be doing?
Naturally there are many things that can set back your progress: having children, changing jobs, or falling ill, to name a few. Do you feel, however, that your life is where it should be?
Satisfaction can be attained in your life, even if don’t feel as though you are satisfied with the way things are going right now. It is the greatest dream to live a fulfilling life, one in which you feel satisfied with your daily dealings and accomplishments. And, although it is clear that a life like this does not come automatically, if you keep working towards it, it is certainly attainable.
Are you content?
Being content is a little different than being satisfied. You might feel satisfied with the money you make from your job, but does your occupation bring you contentment? Do you feel as though you are a valuable member of society… a person who makes the world a better place?
Some would argue that contentment in life is harder to reach than satisfaction, and this may be true, but there is no reason why someone can’t alter his or her life in order to reach a state of true contentment.
Start by simply asking yourself this question: “What would make me happy and content?”
When you realize the answer, start figuring out what you need to do to get to where you want to be. The end result will bring you closer to true contentment.
The above is an extract from the book “Get a life: A guide to make your life better one step at a time.“
Think about it! There are many things you could be doing right now. Yet, you have to choose a task and focus on that task in order to get something done! If you consider ‘procrastination’ at its most basic level, you are no doubt procrastinating when you choose that ONE thing to do and ignore the other options.
So, if procrastination can be a good thing – keeping you on track for the important things and postponing the less important things – then how can we make the best decisions as a procrastinator?
You make choices every day. Basically, there are three options for how to spend your day: You can do nothing, do something, or focus on something important. When you focus on something important, you are ‘putting off’ the less important things, so in a sense, you are procrastinating. But it is GOOD PROCRASTINATION!
Some of the most brilliant people in the world, e.g. artists, research scientists, and writers, procrastinate by putting off the things they perceive as unimportant to focus on a major project. Hence, they often forget to eat, fail to comb their hair before they go out for the day and even forget to sleep or bathe.
Good procrastination postpones the mundane in favor of doing the all-important. Consider this: You have a test at school tomorrow, or perhaps a big presentation at work, but you choose instead to shower, or perhaps dye your hair or talk on the phone with a friend?
Certainly, that phone conversation is not as important as your being prepared for your big presentation. Perhaps you are nervous about the task at hand? By putting off this preparation, you are postponing the thoughts and worries about the event. But, are you? No, not really! Your mind keeps churning and so you keep procrastinating, hoping it will become easier if you wait longer. That is NOT good procrastination.
Good procrastination is when you consider calling your friend and then decide to work on that speech or study for your test. Write your friend’s name on your calendar so you don’t forget to call him tomorrow when you have some free time!
There are some smaller things you will have to focus on because they DEMAND attention. Things like replacing that broken window before the predicted rain storm on the weekend, or taking your car in to check out that annoying squeal in your brakes. These are not major items TODAY, but they can become a problem if you don’t get to them soon.
That’s where the planning comes in. If you focus on the major projects or problems for MOST of the day, and knock off an hour early to get those other nagging problems solved before they become BIG problems, you will be in fine shape. CONSCIOUS procrastination – in other words, you know you need to do it, but you know you DON’T
CONSCIOUS PROCRASTINATION can also include postponing things for another day, even when you know that task will probably take you longer to complete if you don’t do it now. Let’s say you run your business out of your home, and you are preparing for a big presentation to a client in hopes of getting a project you really want. But you also have to do laundry.
If you analyze your time on THIS day and decide that your time is better spent working on the presentation then, even though you will have MORE laundry to do next week of you put it off today, you will still come out the winner.
Years ago, Richard Hamming of
1. What are the most important problems or issues?
2. Are you working on at least one of them?
3. If not, why not?
If the project or problem you SHOULD be working on is large or long-term, you may find it hard to focus on this because it will take so much of your time and you aren’t sure that the outcome will be successful. We all need gratification and fulfillment so we can keep going with confidence.
If that is the case with your procrastination problem, simply break your big project or goal into smaller parts with short-term due dates, with each task advancing you one step closer to your long-term goal. That way, you won’t be so tempted to procrastinate, and your answer to Richard Hamming’s first two questions will ALWAYS be ‘yes’!
If you pay careful attention to the successful people, you’ll notice it’s more than what they know, but who they know and who knows them. That is, among other things, the success people network with other people.
Yet the most effective networkers are not ones who’ve got the largest number of business cards in their collection, but the ones who manage to develop good quality relationship with their contacts.
So what is it that the successful networkers do differently to have good quality contacts? Well, here is the secret. They know there is more to just knowing their contact’s name and face. They know there are some crucial information that they need to know about their contacts and they will share the same information about themselves. This is how they to turn a stranger into a valuable person.
Below is the list of what the savvy networker does. When you network with someone do likewise.
Exchange your job title and what your job involves.
Find out what his or her major goals, concerns, issues and problems are.
Let the person know how you can be of help.
Find out how this person can be of help to you.
Find out if the person’s goal, needs or interest conflict with yours. If so, find out how to overcome it.
Finally, and this is important, when talking with someone you don’t know very well use lots of open ended questions.
Now think about it, how much do you know about the same of your coworkers, managers, or customers? If you want to improve your own worth to others, let others know you how you may be of help to them.
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Do you stress about your work or find your work a chore? Here are 7 tips on how you can make yourself love the work you have.
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You’ll find more tips on time management in this ebook:
Who doesn’t like to be handed some cash for doing what you like to do as a hobby? The reality for most of us is that we are not making any money from our hobby because we don’t know that we can.
Over these past months I have discovered several ways to earn money while doing what I love to do as a hobby. Actually if you are resourceful you can easily find that you may earn some money from anything you do as a hobby.
Let me share with you some hobbies I’ve found that can earn you some decent extra cash and how.
I’ll name 3 here:
• Photography and graphic design
• Making video and video editing.
I’ll talk about photography and video in another blog post. First, let me expand on how you can earn money through writing.
Do you have a passion for writing? Even if you just enjoy writing, what I’m going to share with you may ignite your interest for writing. Even if you feel writing isn’t for you read on.
First method to earn money while writing as a hobby is through blogging. I’m sure you know what blogging is. If not, well you are reading my blog right now. Blogging is a simple way to have your own web presence and where you can write about almost anything. Most people blog as a hobby, but if you add certain key elements to your blog, you may earn money from your blog. This is by putting advertising materials on your blog. The simplest form of advertising on your blog is by putting Google Adsense on your blog. I know of one blogger who is earning as much as $20,000 per month by just blogging.
I have personally helped several people to set up their blog. If you would like me to help you set up your own blog or add Adsense to your existing blog please contact me.
The second method to earn money from writing is freelancing. What kind of freelance writing? Note, I am not talking about writing a novel or journalistic writing. I am talking about writing short articles of about 500 words. Yes, there is actually a big demand for such articles at the moment, especially by Internet marketers – people who operate an online business. You can check what type of articles I’m refering to on websites like www.Ezine.com and www.goArticles.com.
Also check this video below to learn more about article marketing:
Now, if you feel inclined to try bloging or freelance writing and don’t know where to start check http://www.yoursuccessebooks.com/self-improvement/Freelance-Writer/
There is also another excellent course that will instruct you through several videos how to become a freelance article writer and where to find those jobs posted. Note there is a long video that you need to watch before you can see the order button.
Are you looking for a job? Are you currently happy with your job? Are you looking for strategies to get you promoted? Are you looking how to plan your career? Are you dealing with difficult people at work?
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How to Get Ahead at Work is an amazingly practical book that will answer all your questions about your career. It is a step by step guide to help you get your dream job.
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If you’re looking for ideas for family Christmas activities that are easy for kids that will keep them busy for hours, maybe consider learning how to draw Christmas characters. Drawing Christmas characters such as how to draw Santa Clause, Snowman or a Reindeer.
For a step-by-step guide that is simple for anyone to follow, the drawing book “Draw Like Me – Christmas Edition” provides a step by step instructions that are guided by a professional cartoonist.
Discover how much fun it would be Learning How To draw Christmas Pictures with the kids, what a wonderful family holiday experience!
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