Monthly Archives: September 2013

How to Handle Difficult Teenagers

It can be very hard to deal with difficult teenagers because frankly, the way they think can sometimes be hard to understand. Do remember that reacting with violence will only make difficult teenagers become more hostile and acting too kind will make you a pushover. The best way to deal with this is by making your authority known to them yet at the same time, show them how much you love and care for them. Remember that trying to talk to teenagers who do not want to talk will only make things worse. Be aware of the things that they are trying to say through their actions and their words. If you are quick enough, you would be able to spot what your teenager is going through and how you can reach out. Be patient because it will pay off in the end.

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Teaching Kids the Value of Gift Giving

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If there is one thing that kids love the most, it is the holidays. It seems that kids always associate holidays with receiving gifts. While receiving gifts from different people can be nice, a lot of experts say that giving gifts can actually be more fulfilling. As a parent, you would like to instill that to your child but how are you going to do that? Even at an early age, kids will be able to feel things and even though they might not realize it at first, exposing them to situations wherein they are giving gifts can actually make them happy and can shape them into better individuals. One way by which you can do this is by bringing your child when you do some charity work. Aside from the fact that he or she will be able to interact with other people, he or she will also have firsthand experience on giving. This will shape the values of your child well.

What we can do to protect the environment

I may not be a staunch environmentalist, but still doing something in my own little way to protect the environment. From our household, we dispose our kitchen waste properly. Someone collects it every other day and sell them to a backyard hog raiser.

If you’re looking for better ideas to convert your own kitchen waste, you can find inspiration from my post here.

Segregated kitchen waste

Coco dust or peat from the coco coir enterprise is mixed to the compressed garbage

The refined mixture is poured to the composting machine (rotary composter) for processing

The compost is air-dry before they are packed in desired pack sizes