How to Get Your Children Brand Free

Written by Gregory Thomas

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Soon, you will have your child(ren) deciding "Is a Quarter Pounder Meal worth $4.50 out of my savings?" or "Do I really need that new video game that cost $50?".

This "brand free" approach can be applied to all other shopping areas aside fromrepparttar supermarket example.

When you are shopping for clothes, ONLY buyrepparttar 149374 necessities. Ignorerepparttar 149375 most expensive and most popular items. Only buy what you, orrepparttar 149376 children, absolutely need, ignore allrepparttar 149377 rest.

Regarding toys and games, you can make it so that your children ONLY get "free" toys on Christmas and their birthdays. If they want something additional, they must purchaserepparttar 149378 item with their own money.

Taking These Ideas One Step Further

Once you have inspired your children to participate in this money saving, "brand free" lifestyle, it's time to MOTIVATE them to help increase their success.

As with everything in life, having a goal to strive for greatly increasesrepparttar 149379 probability of success.

Goals help us stay focused onrepparttar 149380 task at hand. Goals helprepparttar 149381 individual strive for something tangible that's meaningful or important to them.

A runner's goal may be to shave 10 seconds off their lap time. This runner will then practice, workout, and time themselves, striving to run a lap 10 seconds faster than before.

In our "brand free" exercise, you may want to come up with a goal that you and your children can strive towards. For example, you could establish a short term goal that states, if your children can eat healthy and not ask for any "brand name stuff" for two months, you will take them to any movie they want to see.

Here are some more ideas forrepparttar 149382 various goal ranges:

Short Term: 1-3 months

picnic, trip to beach, movie of their choice

Medium Range: 3-8 months

new game, doll house, Chuck-E-Cheese trip

Long Term: 8-12 months

Disneyland trip, Water Theme park, day atrepparttar 149383 carnival

Sticking To Your Plan

Regardless what your decide to implement, remember that this is your plan. You arerepparttar 149384 parent, so you decide what's best for your children. Don't take any negative remarks or any bad mouthing from your kids in regards to this new lifestyle. Stick with it!

Just keep in mind that these exercises and lessons will benefit your children inrepparttar 149385 long run regardless of what they may think of it atrepparttar 149386 moment.

Best wishes teaching your children to be "brand free" and money conscious.

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This article tackles the issue of getting your children "brand free". If approached correctly, not only will your children become "brand free", but they will have learned valuable lessons on budgeting and managing their finances.

Board and Care Homes – What Are They?

Written by Alex Jensen

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With most board and care homes, a resident will interact with just three or four caregivers each week. This allows caregivers and residents to form a close bond, which many seniors prefer. Homes range in care giving levels, from simply providing a personal presence for seniors to dealing with severe medical conditions. If fact, some specialize in very specific areas of healthcare and their related needs, such as non-ambulatory residents, stroke or paralysis residents, diabetes care, oxygen needs, catheters, colostomy’s, and cognitive and memory impairments such as dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's disease. Some medical conditions such as a feeding tubes or tracheotomies cannot be handled by board and care homes.

Generally, Board and Care homes are managed and owned by an individual or family who are closely involved inrepparttar day-to-day activities ofrepparttar 149373 home. Board and care homes are a refreshing alternative torepparttar 149374 more business like approach of an assisted living or skilled nursing facility.

Alex Jensen is with - a free placement service for Southern California. Care Placement's staff can review your care requirements to determine whether skilled nursing care, assisted living facilities or board and care homes are a viable option for seniors.

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