Love Conquers All
My dream is to create a platform for new parents, and those brave enough the be planning a family in the near future. I read an article today that put a damper on the hopes of a brighter future and a better world.
The world could be a better place if LOVE was our motto, but there is so much worrisome behavior going on at all levels, that makes hope seem very dim.
To be on the side of hope and promise, lets make a start with the very young and hope they become the leaders of tomorrow.
For New Parents
From the time your children are able the talk, walk, and Think, You should begin the lay the foundation for a healthy, wealthy, wise and long life; There are two morals that has governed me through this life so far; I am convinced that anyone who adopt these two morals, are well on the way the achieving the goals of this initiative.
Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself
Do unto Others as You Would Have Done Unto You.
It would be difficult to breed hatred, if those two lines are always in your heart; Those two lines should be in the minds, hearts, and on the lips of all children; It sounds too perfect and unrealistic, but the more you repeat it and think it, the more you will be able the practice it.
From the time your children are able the talk, walk, and Think, You should begin the lay the foundation for a healthy, wealthy, wise and long life; Those two lines has governed me through this life so far; I am convinced that anyone who adopt these two morals are well on the way the achieving the goals of this initiative.
Practice What You Preach
As parents, you have to be proactive, create some scenarios where you can put those beliefs into practice, create little games where the child has to make decisions as to how to behave under certain circumstances. –Tommy stole your candies, what are you going the do about it? Karen’s clothes are dirty and torn; do you still want to be her friend? How should you treat her?
Introduce your children to children of other cultures; especially if there are any in your neighborhood; if they are not, show them positive pictures, and read them favorable stories about their lives and culture..
The Foods You Eat
Don’t just feed your children, and not educate them about the food they eat, document and relate informed stories about everything you feed the children, tell them a little of the history and the benefits the their health, Start that family EBook on the foods you eat , and how they affects the body. I am taking it for granted that you have already adopted a plant-based diet
The Plants Around You
Go for walks around your neighborhood and try to identify every plant you see, whether it is an ornamental tree, a fruit tree, a vine or bush, if you do not know the name, ask the elders in the village, ask the agriculturalists, anybody, until you get an answer; search the internet or visit the library. Investigate until you find the answer.
Create a booklet with all the answers and a sample or image of a leaf or fruit, be inquisitive, It is all part of the learning process, and building of knowledge and wisdom.
Sports and Exercise
Introduce your children to the different sports, watch them live, or a TV broadcast, make a mental note of the games that stimulates some excitement or incur the most questions or enthusiasm. Try to play the game with the children, of find a friend or acquaintance that plays the game and arrange some practice sessions. Try to identify where the talent lies and build on it, it could be athletics, netball, cricket, football, whatever; leave no stone unturned.
It is probable that I could have been a track star, but the opportunity was missed, I raced my dog on the beach as a kid, but never thought of athletics, until one day during a PE class at college, the instructor got excited when I won the hundred -yards dash; he thought I was an athlete, because the guy that came second to me was the best runner in the college. I did become part of the athletics team, but the cold winters and lack of appreciation or excitement led to the termination of an opportunity. It was possible that genetics played a role. Several family members did well in athletics including a gold medalist in the Olympics, as part of the British track and field team.
Good Manners and respectful behavior
Good parenting involves the teaching of good manners, and respect for everyone, not just elders. The teaching of the ten commandments should not be a thing of the past, even if you are not religious, be spiritual in nature; “Please, Thank you, your welcome, make eye contact when speaking the others, shake hands, I am sorry; excuse me” open the door for others, are all part of good manners. welcome visitors or children or adults you are meeting for the first time.
Teach them to serve visitors, offer a glass of water, lemonade or fruit juice, take their coats or umbrellas if it was raining. Stand up when elders enter the room. Show respect at all times, on the bus, in the park, in restaurants, movie theaters, or in shops.
In today’s world polite phone protocol is very important, you just have to watch a group of children and their phones; conversations are short and limited, they use the phones at the dinner or lunch table, they carry them into the classrooms and even into church, or at meetings. Give 100% attention when in company.
Establish a set of rules as to when you turn off cell phones; particularly at the dinner table or when people are visiting. Encourage friends the leave voice messages when you do not answer immediately. It is a sign that you have company.
Do you have a manual for educating your children at home?
Brain Exercise 102
Spot The Creative Mind
How Smart Are YOU?
The proliferation of smart -phones that answers at the press of a button is robbing us of creativity and as a consequence the world is lacking in conversation and visionary leadership.
Some visitors to the website are commenting that the exercises are too difficult. I was forced to test myself, someone requested a clue,when I went back to the exercise I could not find the key or remember the sentence for that matter.
For a while it looked as though I would be beaten at my own game; It took me about 40 minutes to find the sentence. The letters were posted in the most difficult format that I have formulated for these exercises, The experience took me back to the story that inspired these brain exercises.
I devised a strategy to help find the sentence, the letters were separated in four groups in order to more easily form as many words as possible, but that did not help, because the letters were arranged in a manner that made it difficult; the letters were rearranged to make is easier to form letters.O
I have to admit that the exercise was difficult, but not too difficult for creative minds, If you are having difficulty, I would suggest you follow my strategy.
Read This Sentence if you think You Are Smart
Clue 8 + 5 + 3 + 8 = 24
The random letters represent a sentence that also carries a message for students.
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