Teaching Kids About Dog Care: How to Effectively Assign Responsibilities?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Watching a child grow up with a dog can be incredibly rewarding. It’s a pure love affair as both dogs and kids are almost biologically tuned to care for each other unconditionally. Apart from being your child’s best friend, a pet also teaches your kid about the responsibilities of taking care of other lives. While kids mean well, giving them the entire burden of taking care of a dog is neither fair nor safe. As a responsible parent, you need to delegate pet care chores that kids can perform safely and effectively.
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Get the Basics Right Before Bringing Home a Pet

Taking care of a dog is a significant responsibility and it’s too difficult for a young kid to manage single-handedly. You also need to realize is that most children are excited about bringing a dog home and not the associated chores.  If you are contemplating bringing home a puppy you need to honestly evaluate your child’s capabilities. Don’t just give in to your child’s incessant demands or in some cases public tantrums.

The best way forward is to take your child to a local animal shelter, allowing them to volunteer for small tasks. If you think your child is ready to take on the responsibilities you can consider adopting a dog. Thanks to frequent abandonment a lot of dogs end up in the shelters. Due to limited space, many shelter dogs get euthanized. That’s why it’s important to start off on the right foot by adopting dogs from local shelters instead of buying them from puppy mills or pet stores.

Assigning Responsibilities Based on Your Child’s Age

Babies and Toddlers: Children younger than 3 years old often fail to grasp the concept of a pet dog. Most babies and toddlers think of dogs as furry toys. This is the time when you need to supervise and make sure your child is not hurting the dog. Kids at this age have a habit of nibbling and tugging. Make sure your kid is not tugging on the dog’s ear or hugging it too tightly. Simple tasks such as handing out dog treats can be allowed, however, not without supervision.  

Ages 3 to 7: Post 3 years old, kids begin to understand that dogs are living and breathing animals and they can get hurt. This is when a child really connects with the dog and is thus a good time to introduce both to games like fetch and hide and seek. After your kid is about 5 years old you can start allowing your child to put out food and water for the dog under your watchful eyes.

Ages 7 to 10: At this point, your kid is fully aware of the basics of pet care, feeding, grooming, and walking. This is the time when you as a parent need to get them habituated to the daily chores of taking care of the pet. For example, when you take your dog for a walk ask your child to come along. Have your kid around during the daily grooming sessions and when administering medications. At about 10 years old, you can start to trust your kid to put out dog food and water. However, ask them to mark a calendar or a chore chart.

Ages 11 to 14: This is the time when your child is ready to do a lot of the pet care tasks unsupervised including grooming and setting out the food and water. Most kids are still not strong enough to take the dog out for walks alone.

Ages 15 and Above: When your kid reaches mid teenage he or she is ready to take on all the tasks. Apart from performing the basic chores such as walking and feeding the pet, older kids can handle bigger responsibilities such as finding pet meds online and administering them.

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5 Maintenance Tips For Your Business

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Your business has structures and equipment which it depends on to function smoothly and its success relies heavily on the condition of the two elements. Every now and then, youre bound to find some few things within your business that are off tune and need some maintenance done on them.

Performing maintenance is, therefore, a key aspect of the smooth running of your business. Here are 5 maintenance tips that you can implement in your business:

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1.    Perform Systematic Checks On Your Business

Most of the maintenance needs that arise in your business are as a result of ignored minor problems that have built up gradually over time. These problems become noticeable once they have really grown big. For instance, a blocked gutter within your business premises will become noticeable the moment the gutter falls off.

To spot these problems early, you can carry out systematic checks to your business premises to identify any problems and then perform maintenance on the areas with faults. Make a checklist in your business and inspect every single thing and afterward perform an all-round maintenance.

2.    Avoid DIY Maintenance

Most people are accustomed to doing things for themselves more so repairs when an issue arises within their premises and its always effective at the end of the day. But for your business, DIY maintenance is not the best thing to do regardless of whether you have the skill to do it, the reason for this being that it will interfere with your business schedule and consume much of your time.

Time is everything for you as a business owner or manager and spending too much of it on doing maintenance yourself rather than focusing on your core competency will cost you a lot. Consider paying a professional to do the maintenance work for you while you focus on performing your daily business activities and keep the wheels of your business rolling.

3.    Avoid Ignoring Or Postponing Repairs

Ignoring detected problems which need repairs within your business is setting yourself up for unaccounted heavy costs in future. A good rule of thumb is when you do systematic checks on your business premises and equipment and notice any problem that needs maintenance, take action to perform all the vital repairs immediately.

The cost of repair is way much less than the cost of replacement. Repairing a broken gutter in your business premises is much cheaper than replacing it with a new one once its completely damaged if repairs are ignored or postponed. Avoid postponing maintenance needs.

4.    Upgrade Your Business

Believe it or not, one of the most effective maintenance tips for your business is to completely eliminate the need for maintenance in the first place. The only way to do this is to modernize your business by getting rid of the old elements that need constant maintenance done on them and upgrade them with new ones that do not require maintenance.

5.     Maintain A Fresh Environment

The atmosphere of your business matters a lot and such, an important maintenance tip is to ensure that your air conditioning system is in good working condition. Your HVAC unit should be checked regularly. Contracting an expert to do the maintenance for you is an excellent approach.

If you run your business in Sydney Australia, you can consider consulting with Peninsula Air Conditioning Company for the best and most professional air conditioning maintenance and repair services. Check out their website on https://www.penair.com.au/

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Our Holy Week 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hello everyone!

I know late post again. Ang dami kasing naging ganap and one is my eldest half brother died.

Anyway life goes on. I know he is in the best place where there's no pain and sadness. We gain another angel again.

Well, I am here to share how we spent our Holy Week this year. If you are a regular reader of this blog, maybe you already notice that whenever there's an opportunity to have a long break from work we always choose to spend that with our family.

So just like the previous years, we spend this Holy Week with our family. We started it with attending a mass on Palm Sunday.

Then, we went home on Holy Thursday na. We took the early trip para iwas traffic pero ang dami pa din pala bumibiyahe that early in the morning.

Here with my not so little boy. My grocery buddy, aside from his Dad.

I am here with my sister when we visit our brother on Good Friday. One thing I like talaga is to bond with my siblings.

On Black Saturday, we went to Our Lady of Manaoag. Supposedly, Thursday kami pupunta but because it was so hot we chose not to go. Ayun natuloy naman ng Saturday.

It's been 12 years since our visit here. First time naman ni Matthew.

After hearing a very early mass, we went home na din agad. But of course, souvenir photos muna.

On Easter Sunday, Matthew got a chance to bond with his cousins.

And nephew.

My heart is over flowing with happiness whenever I am with my family.

Before going to Daddy's place, dumaan muna kami dito sa sunflower garden at Central Luzon State University (CLSU), our Alma Mater.

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There we took many photos of us with the sunflowers.

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sunflower, sunflower garden, CLSU, Holy Week, summer

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Ang dami ding dumarayo dito to take selfies, groufies, etc.

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sunflower, sunflower garden, CLSU, Holy Week, summer

So there you go. Simple lang, walang malaking gastos pero busog na busog ang puso namin. We pray, enjoy and love one another, just the way I wanted and just what we need. 

Will be sharing more stories pa. Just hang on guys. Until then!
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How Can an Employee Heavily Contribute to Creating a Positive Work Environment?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Much evidence shows that companies and employees prosper in positive work environments rather than those governed by fear or intimidation. For example, the costs of stress are tremendous and can affect employees’ health and cause them to disengage. However, what can an employee do to contribute significantly to a positive work environment? After all, managers are the ones who set policies and the tone for work culture. Here are some ideas from Beacon Resources, one of the Chicago recruiting firms that specialize in senior accounting jobs.

Give the benefit of the doubt

An important thing is to give your co-workers and managers the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps the boss who just snapped at you is having troubles at home, and the co-worker who is constantly late to work and who always leaves early has worked out a part-time telecommute arrangement due to health reasons.

The reality is that before you can contribute to creating a positive work environment, you have to be a positive person yourself. By giving others the benefit of the doubt, you treat them as you would like to be treated. You will be less likely to resent them or to feel like others are singled out for special treatment.

Identify the negative areas, and work with others to change them

Another step is to pinpoint where critical amounts of stress and tension come from. Is it a particular manager? Is it unrealistic policies and expectations? Is it low pay? Often, there are multiple areas, but for now, pick one to focus on. Think about how you and other employees could change it. For instance, if your issue is with impractical project deadlines, you could research timelines and deadlines for similar projects at other companies and explain in a report why your company is having trouble with them. Solicit ideas and feedback from your co-workers, and you all would ideally band together as a group to present your concerns and solutions to management.

However, if you feel like you might be better off working elsewhere, an executive recruiter with Beacon Resources could be able to help. Get in touch today.

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How We Can Improve Our Educational System

Man is a social animal. Without society, we never can think of our existence. And this society is a result of evolution. Education is the most important reason for the evolution of both the individual and society. It relates to the individual with their society. But there are many problems in our current education system. In this article, I tried to outline improvement of our modern education system.                                                

Our education should be based on the foundation of truth and reality. Particularly how it connects to the inter-relation of Mind (which indicates cultural knowledge and truth), Matter (which indicates biological knowledge) and how our bodies are interconnected with other matter and our environment. So, it is an evolutionary or ecological approach to education. For this reason, when we look at the society, we see that schooling is not an island, which is separate from the society but is an integral part of the society.

Education is a process which enables the individual to distinguish between true and false, good and bad, right and wrong. It is a great thinking process. So the purpose of education is to develop the knowledge, skill, or character of students. If the teacher teaches his students according to the interest and mental development of the students, they will like it and will learn it easily. The modern education system does not recommend that the teachers impose upon students their own beliefs about what is, what is wrong and what could be. Here the purpose should be to make awareness or consciousness of learner about the true condition of his life in this society.                 

The modern education system is very dependent on psychology because educational psychology is the systematic study of the physical growth and mental development of a child. It also gives knowledge about child behavior and solution on the child behavioral problems. This is very necessary for a teacher to teach his students according to their mental abilities. Only educational psychology helps the teacher in doing so. It prepares the teacher to teach where and how? So education and psychology are interdependent. Without the knowledge of educational psychology, a teacher never can be a good teacher.                                                               
Today we can say that educational psychology is the foundation of modern education. It affects education in every field of teaching and learning process. It also emphasizes the theory of individual differences, which is most important factors of modern education. That is why different students have many problems in education, society, and emotion. Some students may be introvert, which is harmful to their confidence level. 
Moreover, every child has the different mental ability and learns with difference pace. A psychologist provides guidance in such conditions. For this purpose today in many developed countries, child guidance clinics have been opened.                                                  
Applied psychology able to change the old concept of education where the only teacher imposes a subject- matter on his students where there are no spontaneous activities of the student. But psychology emphasizes on activity-based teaching process where students also can participate actively.                                                                                                             
A child cannot get his complete education by his formal teaching in school only. Teaching can be carried out not only in schools but, within the family which is called home-schooling. Sometimes it may cause conflicts between formal teaching and informal teaching. Outside of the classroom teachers may accompany the student on field trips, can supervise into study halls, the teacher must help with the student organization of school programs and serve as supervisors for extracurricular activities.

So a teacher is not an only professional educationist, his/her work is beyond of such a limit. Now, in modern education, teachers facilitate student learning, often in a school or academy or perhaps in another environment such as outdoors. Moreover, in some education systems teachers may have responsibility for maintaining student's discipline.

One of the most important aims of the education is that to build up the personality of an individual. According to physical growth, mental ability and personality of an individual can be divided into different stages, i.e., Childhood or adulthood, etc. The mental maturity of one stage is very different from another stage. For this reason, psychologists consider that if the teaching process is used according to different stages, then it will be easily learned by students. But these different methods of teaching are used at different stages which is impossible for a teacher without proper knowledge of psychology.          
In the ancient age, educational methods were largely informal. It consisted of children imitating or modeling their behavior on that of their elders, learning through observation and play. In this sense, the children were the students, and the elders were the teachers. A teacher used to create the course materials to be taught and then enforced it on the student. But this technique is unscientific. The teacher has to adopt effective ways of explanations. 
There are many good options for a teacher when he wants to choose scientific teaching methods. The teachers may write lesson plans of their own, borrow plans from another teacher who can be more experienced or search online or within books for lesson plans. While deciding upon what teaching method to use, a teacher needs to consider students' background knowledge, environment, and learning goals. 

The teacher must be aware that students learn in different ways, but almost all children respond to admiration. Students have different ways of getting information and of demonstrating their knowledge. Nowadays teachers often use the modern technique, which satisfies a need to multiple learning styles are used to ensure that all students have the same opportunities to learn.

There are so many teaching methods such as 

Demonstration method
Question and answer method 
Role plays method
Explain method
Project method 

Hence, teaching is an exchange of different views, expressions of thought and overall wisdom between the learners and the teachers.

About the Author: Carol James is a writer and senior editor. She has MA degree in social sciences and writes articles, reviews on the different actual subjects. So, if you have any questions regarding the writing, feel free to ask her and visit her company’s page EssayLab.
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