“Gimme” Proof Your Kids: How To Keep Your Child’s Materialism In CheckWritten by Dr. Charles Sophy
It’s first day of summer holiday. Five year-old Stephanie is shopping with you at Wal-Mart and picks out three stuffed animals that she saw in movie Madagascar. “Oh Mom please! I want to bring Alex and Gloria and Melman to Kinder Gym with me!” she says and stomps off in disgust when you tell her she has to choose only one.
Your eight-year old, Alex, comes home from Summer Day Camp. “I need an iPod!” he declares, “Thomas has one and it’s sweet!” Your first thought is, “What’s an iPod?” Once Alex fills you in on latest must-have gadget, you’re floored by ticket price and wonder why he needs one when he already has a walkman.
To top it off, your ten-year old, Tabitha, woke up this morning with a singular mission; to have pierced ears with diamond studs like her new best-friend Sarah by end of day, when last week she thought body piercings of any kind were gross. She has spent entire day begging you to bring her to Salon to get them pierced, ate her dinner in silence and retreated to her room to call Sarah and complain about how unfair her parents are.
You finish day exhausted by challenges of managing “gimme” requests from your children. Sitting down with your partner after kids have been put to bed, you share your concerns about day’s events. You’re both left wondering how your children became so materialistic, and worried that they are becoming followers rather than children who are secure in themselves and their values. A change is needed! But where to begin?
During grade-school years, children grow more interested in material world than they were back in kindergarten. Motivated by a combination of an increasing awareness of what other kids have and desire to fit in by having same things themselves, their acquisitiveness begins to become more apparent.
A child’s age-appropriate progression from self-awareness to awareness of others is compounded by society in which we live. We live in an age of affluence, at times one obsessed with status and possession. Evidenced by TV and other forms of media. One message is coming through loud and clear: You are what you buy and what you own. There’s no doubt that it has become increasingly difficult to raise children in this world of materialism, distraction and temptation.
Using House Slippers Make You Feel At HomeWritten by Diana Claire
Do you have any idea of what house slipper is? Well…if you look around there are some slippers available, and this slipper is just one of it. There are also bedroom slippers, basement slippers, slippers you wear when you go out to get morning paper and other more.
Why do people use or wear house slipper? What’s so special about it? When you're feeling cold at your house nothing could be cozier than slipping your feet into a pair of slippers on a cold day. There are slides, mules, comfy slip-ons in leather and suede, corduroy or shearling. There are elegant slippers, cartoon character slippers, manly slippers, and baby slippers. One thing all slippers have in common is how at-home they make you feel.
When you wake up in morning, especially on a cold winter day, what better feeling is there than to step into your warm, snug slippers? Lounging around house, slippers are perfect accessory to have.
Slippers You Need
A number of house slipper’s types will be a great choice for you. There are different styles for your entire family member. What are they? Here are some of them: acorn Kids' Slipper Sock; acorn Women's Cashmere Mule; acorn Women's Ultra Moc; Ugg Men’s Clugg; Old Friend Mens Scuff; Ugg Men’s Byron; and other more.
Wherever you decide to wear your slippers, especially your leather slippers, you can count on wearing them for a long time--these slippers are built to last. Wear them in morning, afternoon, or evening, in autumn or during winter--you can be sure that many days and many seasons will pass and your slippers will remain intact. The level of reliability and comfort of these slippers is high, and you will be convinced once you've owned a pair for yourself!