Help Your Baby Develop CharacterWritten by Fidel Viana
Copyright 2005 Fidel Viana
How Can We Help Children Learn about Character? Children learn about strong character when parents and other adults in their daily lives · set a good example through their own behavior and actions, · set and communicate high standards and clear expectations, · coach them on how to be responsible and kind, and · use literature to reinforce values of strong character. Set a Good Example We are always teaching our children something by our words and our actions. They learn from seeing. They learn from hearing and from overhearing. They learn from us, from each other, from other adults in community and by themselves. Children share values of their parents about most important things in life. Our priorities and principles and our examples of good behavior can teach our children to take high road when other roads look tempting. Remember that children do not learn values that make up strong character simply by being told about them. They learn by seeing people around them act on and uphold those values in their daily lives. In our daily lives, we can show our children that we respect others. We can show them our compassion and concern when others are suffering, and our own self-discipline, courage and honesty as we make difficult decisions.
Ace Abs Without Crunches, Cradles, Or Sit-ups! Written by Tim Webb
I know what many of you are thinking reading title of this article. I also thought same once. It cannot be done! Attaining a stronger, visible, set of abdominal muscles has always been a common goal in people’s fitness training programmes and yet, paradoxically, many (most) of these people never actually achieve this goal.
Being involved in fitness industry I see same problem over and over again. The problem can be spelled out like this.
Now, while there is nothing innately wrong with abdominal equipment, it does bring with it a whole host of potential problems. One of most prominent is that people simply do not use equipment correctly. Another is that they erroneously believe that somehow machine will do half job for them!
A third problem is that to some extent abdominal cradles, and assortment of similar cradle designs, are essentially lifting your head for you thus eliminating need for that much effort.
There is a way to work abdominal region however that requires little movement, but that is highly effective, as emphasis is purely on you to put in effort without a machine in sight!
This method involves use of deep focused breathing whilst squeezing (with varying degrees of intensity) your abdominal muscle. To some it seems too simple and yet, performed daily and with gusto, it is a wonderfully natural and invigorating exercise that promotes tighter abdominals and, as an added bonus, aids in strengthening internal organs.