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When your kids won’t listen

Hasn’t it happened all too often that you want to sit your kids down for a serious talk but they’d much rather something else? What’s worse, they sometimes even snap back at you. What can you do to grab their attention, long enough to get your message across?

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First of all, make sure your kid is not hungry, tired or sleepy. Catching him in a bad mood is hardly the perfect time to talk to him about an important matter. Make sure he’s well-rested and in a fairly calm mood.

Try to lure him with his weakness. It could be a bucket of ice cream, or engaging him in conversation about his favorite basketball team. Again, the key is getting his attention.

Afterwards, you can gradually sneak in the topic you wish to bring up with him. He should be in a good enough mood to listen to you. Be sure to speak in a calm tone, as aggression will only elicit a negative response from your kid.

Kids do need respect from us too. If we give them that, they will unconsciously return the favor, and listen intently to what you have to say.

Prevent family violence

Changing times and shifting lifestyles lead to confusion and uncertainty in many families. This can lead to abuse of children and wives.

Family violence is a crime. It can be psychological or physical abuse of any family member, and ranges from insulting, threatening, yelling, grabbing, biting, hitting, punching, kicking to raping or even killing.

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Some people are unable to discipline their children in a loving way. Because of a lack of knowledge and self-control, they abuse the child. Sometimes they repeat the bad experiences they had as children. Afterwards, they generally do not feel good about it. This damages their self-esteem – even their pride – and destroys the parent-child relationship.

Violence on children may result in lack of trust, permanent physical or mental damage to them, suicide attempts, and even death.

Wives may be abused by their husbands and vice versa. This can start with a small argument and end in a beating causing serious physical and emotional damage and possible marriage breakdown.

How do you avoid violence in your family?

  • Talk about your disagreements with a family member. And listen.
  • At all times, practice self-control
  • Always think positively. Think of your love for your family. They are part of you – your own flesh and blood.
  • If you cannot control your temper, seek the help of other people such as your own parents, relatives, or close friends. Otherwise, seek professional help.
  • If your feel angry, lonely, inadequate, resentful and disappointed, remember that other people also feel these things. Try not to resort to violence.
  • You can form group-therapy sessions if you want to change your behavior, such as group meetings of parents.
  • Do not be ashamed to seek advice from other family members and close friends.
  • Show love and respect to everyone in the family.
 
Source: Things Adults Can Do To Stay Healthy. World Health Organization

Hydroponics: Best for Indoor Gardeners

These days many people have started showing interest in gardening to connect with nature, and to reduce the cost of food for their families. If you are living in a house where it’s not possible to have an outdoor garden, such as apartments, or places with hostile environment that is cold or dry for the plants to thrive, it would be really disheartening to want a garden but having no real way to proceed. This is where grow kits from aquaculture-hydroponics can come in handy. These hydroponic kits help the new gardeners in getting success with their indoor hydroponic gardening project because they have all the necessary hardware for getting started with this exciting hobby.

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Hydroponics UK offers many selections, which can be found here, they care products like grow kits and tents and lights that may vary from manufacture to manufacturer, or depending upon the type hydroponic gardening you are interested in. However, there are few components that are common to all types of kits. As all types of plants need food, water and light for growth, you would have to ensure that your chosen hydroponic system ensures that to your plants. You can get hydroponic lights in kit for, and this is the easiest way to build your hydroponic system. These lights could be LED, or they might also be HID lights, which need digital ballast for the proper operation. They also have fans and reflector depending upon the size of the room and number of lights that are to be set up.

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As hydroponics is a kind of gardening where only water is used, therefore, the hydroponic grow kit you are interested in should have way to hold water and ensure its supply to the plant’s roots. However, the crown of plants should be held out of water to prevent it from rotting, and this is usually accomplished with the help of hydroponic supplies such as trays, or nets with holes in them so that only the roots of plants are exposed to water. Filters and pumps are also used for moving water and oxygenating it. Pumps are also used for raising or lowering the water level. The features of the system may vary and it depends upon your preference so you can buy appropriate model according to your needs and budget.

Finally, the most important component that you’ll need for the growth of the plant is food, and is also referred to as hydroponic nutrients. These nutrients contain all macro as well as micro nutrients that are required by the plants. You can choose from among hundreds of formulations to meet the needs of your plants.