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23
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What Should I Visit in New York?

What should I do if I want to go to New York? This question is answered, things to do New York are plentiful. Things To Do New York does not have to drain your wallet, in fact many Things To Do New York are in the top 100 things to do. When you travel to New York City the New York Times has customer reviews that will tell you where the best hotels are the top travel spots at the lowest price.

23
Ноя

The Home-Remedy Version of What Mom Can Do

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. When your child is diagnosed with ADHD, they are given an imaginary ADHD kit that consists of psychotropic medication, more teacher-parent conferences, and ongoing memos concerning disruptive behavior. Since mom typically knows best, you can conduct your own assessment to assist school staff and health professionals. Follow these steps which will lead to a more thorough treatment for your child?s ADHD symptoms.
Observe Your Child at School for Three Consecutive Days
Why: Even though ADHD can be medically diagnosed, children and parents are still being held accountable for unsatisfactory behavior in school. One concern that is expressed frequently by school staff is that your child?s hyperactivity blocks the teachers from educating the remainder of the class who are focused and paying attention.
School administrators are concerned that your child?s behavior could be a liability to their business. Your purpose of observing your child in school is to conduct your own parental assessment. Your assessment will be free from any biases educators or health professionals hold in order to protect their own livelihood.

How: Visit your child at school on three different days in a row. Since children have a tendency to be on their best behavior when they see their parents at school, make the first two visits discrete. The best settings to make a hidden visit are during gym class where your child is too active to notice whose watching outside the door and lunch time.
In your observation, you are looking for answers to the following questions:
What is my child doing, that?s considered hyperactive?
In what way is this a disruption to the teacher educating the students?
Is my child not focusing in this setting because the work is difficult?
If so, how many times did my child ask for help and did or did not receive it?
Are the other students affected by my child?s behavior?
If so, in what way?
Is my child affecting other children by using physical or verbal gestures?
Do the other children feel safe around my child?
Are there other children in the class whose behavior similar to my child?

On the third day, monitor your child?s behavior by sitting in the same class. See how your answers may differ between the first two days and the third where your presence is fully known. If you are a parent who may find it difficult to take three days off of work, it?s understandable. No need to take the entire day off. Thirty minutes of observation is sufficient.
However, put in perspective that these three days may prevent your child from having years of low grades and frequent suspensions. Also remember that reputations follow children even if school records don?t. So three days may turn into a huge investment for your child.
Observe Your Child at Home for Three Consecutive Days
Why: It?s quite common for you to receive notice about your child?s behavior at school, but hardly see these behaviors at home. However, in order for your child to receive a diagnosis of ADHD, they would have to display this behavior across more than one environment. At home, your observation is not to prove whether or not your child?s diagnosis is accurate, but to observe in what ways their behavior is different at home than at school.
How: In your observation, you are looking for answers to the following questions: How is the structure at home different from at school? Is my child more focused with less people in the environment or more? What needs do my child have at home compared to the needs at school? Are the ADHD symptoms triggered when these needs aren?t met? If so, in what way? When is my child?s attention deficits and hyperactivity not displayed? How does my child interact with siblings at home compared to peers at school?
Observe Your Child with Treatment Team
Why: There are variations of the specialist?s title. Some are referred to as, Psychiatrist, Therapist, Behavioral Therapist, Child Psychologist or Counselor. There may be a slight variation in their function and technique but their overall purpose is to treat your child?s symptoms of ADHD.
It?s very easy for parents to fall into the habit of coming into treatment and reporting a long list of problems to the treating provider. On one hand, this is admirable, because you feel comfortable sharing your concerns with them. On the other hand, this can be counter productive to the treatment?s plan because the time is monopolized by your venting.
How: When in session, take note on the direction each treating provider is taking. Are you working with a problem-seeking provider who can only tell you what?s wrong with your child? Or is your provider more solution focused? Your provider may also have a sense of balance where they seek problems as equally as they seek solutions. For instance, a problem-seeking psychiatrist may keep increasing your child?s medication with the belief that it will get rid of the problem. Increasing medication may not be the solution if your child?s symptoms are triggered by a bully at school or academic challenges.
Record your observations in each environment. No need to be formal, simply jotting down of notes is suffice. Use this as a guide for yourself and the involving parties. When you have a thorough assessment, from your own parental perspective you will also be less defensive with school staff because you are now well equipped with your own abundance of information. Stay away from the desire of wanting your child to be normal. Normal is a standard put in place to measure what?s acceptable within an institution. Pressuring yourself to follow normalcy may take away attention from your child?s special needs.
Resources for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will be available at Let?s Enjoy Being Young! Family Expo in Miami Florida Saturday January 28, 2012. www.letsenjoybeingyoung.com


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20
Ноя

‘Design Star’ finalist shines at Sandburg

Karl Sponholtz has done OK for himself by channeling his “inner geek,” including making it to the finals of a popular reality competition show on cable television.The Orland Park native’s success brought him back to school Friday, as he visited Sandburg High School for a presentation to interior design and computer-aided design students.Sponholtz, a professional architect, recently completed a …

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Exuding Character and Inspirational Design: 106 Carpenter Street Residence

Welcome to a two story contemporary home that manages to stand out due to a slightly different modern architecture. 106 Carpenter Street Residence is located in Brighton, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Full height sliding timber wall panels enhance the exterior design of this home, while offering the inhabitants the chance to let natural light in whenever they feel the need. A full height solid oak entry door opens to a wide hallway which further leads to an informal, open plan living and dining area. White walls and a minimalist furniture arrangement contribute to a general feeling of space and elegance. The living room naturally extends out to a private courtyard with fully fitted outdoor cooking facilities. The second level accommodates three double bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a guest bedroom with own en-suite, and a study area. Do you find the overall layout of this residence practical?

18
Ноя

Freshome Saturday Design Spotter 5

Hello everyone and hope you guys are having a sunny Saturday, with plenty of week-end cheerfulness to look forward to! Over here it’s been one cold autumn day after another, but not something that a little cozy crib couldn’t handle. For today’s Freshome Design Spotter we’ve decided to fight bad weather and start off with a photo that has potential in doing so.

18
Ноя

Freshome Giveaway: Win a Camera Lens Mug from Photojojo!

Freshome readers in the past we have featured Photojojo’s cool camera lens mugs that look like the real thing! From their camera lens mugs, to sets of shot glass lens cups, there isn’t a product that you don’t love. We thought a great giveaway would be to have you tell us why you love these life-like photography mugs, and why you’d be the perfect person to receive one. Whether you want one for your favorite cup of java, or you want to put a plant in it, these are the perfect pick-me-up to a work day!
Camera Freshome Lens photos1Photojojo Canon Lens CupCamera Freshome Lens photos3Camera Freshome Lens photos4


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16
Ноя

SCAD Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Interior Design Ranked Top in Nation

SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Savannah College of Art and Design’s interior design department has earned the two no. 1 rankings for its undergraduate and graduate programs from DesignIntelligence’s 2012 edition of “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools.”…

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British design pioneer Conran celebrates life’s work

Legendary British designer Terence Conran, whose products and retailing style transformed the interior design industry, on Tuesday launched a London exhibition charting his 60-year career.

16
Ноя

Which road do I have to take to rear a good child?

Proper parenting skills are a major requirement in this lifelong child rearing preparation process and you have to be sure that you are equipped with good parenting skills. The arrival of a baby is just the starting preparations involved in raising a child, as we all know that parenting is actually a lifelong commitment.
The process of being a new parent
Parenting skills are something that you must become skilled at and it is basically earned. Parenting can be compared to riding a roller coaster, where throughout the way you will experience sky high thrills and even sometimes heart breaking downhill’s.
Here are the processes that you should know to become skilled in parenting
– Not all parenting information can be processed instantly by our brains in a day. Parenting will require a lifetime of endless learning, rejoicing and even suffering before you are successful. What’s important to keep in mind is that you should never give up on parenting. As long as you are open-minded when it comes to parenting, you have guaranteed that you have won the parenting race already.

Parenting is a never-ending job
Children now, regardless of their age needs help and proper guidance from you their parents. There is a time where the fine line of parenting is nothing but wide, smooth and straight, that is when you know exactly what to do. However, there can also be a thick and crooked line of parenting if you make and if you make a mistake or bad move you will end up falling. Parents seeing and watching over the years where his/her child’s strikes out their own to become independent and self-aware is incomparable. A younger child needs lots of attention as well as proper guidance as they are growing up.
Teach your kids self-reliance
To be happy (blissfully) is what most parents want for their child. You may still believe that by giving your child things that they want is pleasurable. As young as two years old, a child can start learning to do easy chores. As opposed to other children who have little or no opportunity to be allowed to explore self-reliance, who was never taught to learn that with possession always comes responsibility, and was never allowed to fulfil their very own needs, sadly they tend to acquire a sense of entitlement which obscures their sense of contribution.

Get more compliance from your child
Is your child the defiant type? Well, to deal with your defiant child is truly exasperating. To gain more cooperation from their child, you must always use positive communication – You have to try phrasing your request or command in a much positive way as opposed to a negative way.
Common child and parent problems
Your child will begin to revolt about attending school in ordinary school shoes, they might be asking for designer gear like those “other kids” and parents tell their kids not to feel jealous or even inferior. In lieu of the age that we now live in, a lot of the parents have to keep a strict eye on their children. How hard can being parent can be? In a sense, parenting can be considered as quite easy; however when it comes down to giving advice and helping your children this is where things get difficult. Plus, by being an active parent in your child’s school system you will learn about their behaviour while at school.
Make memories with quality family time
The following tips ensure that your family time will be stress free and will ensure that you will make your family memories last for a lifetime:
– Parents should turn off the television during dinner time so that you can focus on family conversations. During dinner, there should not be anyone talking on the cell phone or playing electronic game (except for emergencies).
– You can write down notes of positive and truly inspiring stories that you hear about in the media and then use those positive stories to start a dinner conversation with.
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16
Ноя

What are RTA Kitchen Cabinets?

The kitchen is one of the most essential areas within the home. It’s exactly where important activities at home take place such as cooking and eating, in addition to other bonding moments with the loved ones. So, it isn’t shocking if some people will make investments much within the beautification of their kitchens. In beautifying the kitchen, nevertheless, it seems that labor price is much more expensive compared to supplies bought for the construction. It is in this manner that specialists within the area of house building and style created Ready-To-Assemble (RTA) kitchen cabinets. With its user-friendly directions and simple to deal with parts, one can effortlessly put-up new RTA kitchen cabinets.