Monday, October 28, 2013
Patience is a virtue, and Moms of disabled kids (and normal kids) could really use this mantra. The kids may throw tantrums even in public vehicles, public places (mall, grocery, school) or places you wont wish to calm a flare up, but having a very long patience and being calm are some of the best tools in Handling Tantrums. When i was confronted with tantrums for the first time it really drove me crazy, even sent me to my wit's end, and end up really really upset and angry, but as time passes, (after 6 years and 3 kids) I got used to it and formulated some techniques on how to react when faced with the kid's sudden outburst.
1. Stay Calm. Deep breathing and counting one to ten before reacting to a tantrum really help in calming ourselves and clearing our mind so we could react accordingly and avoid having a fit of rage over the child's behavior.
2. Ignore the tantrum. Giving even the negative attention to the tantrum will validate the behavior and may give the child the feeling of superiority because they think that tantrums are a great way to get our attention, get what they want, and have it their way. Don't react, or walk away, take a few steps and let the child have the tantrum.
3. Figure out the cause of the tantrum. Tantrums can be triggered by a number of things like getting hungry, sleepy, boredom, frustration over something, or sometimes, it's because they want to have something.
4. Don't Give in. Giving in to the demands will only reinforce the behavior and may use it even after the age that they should cease having tantrums.
5. Don't use physical force or discipline to regain control. It will only led them to think that spanking or hitting is acceptable and may have an effect on their psychological and social development. They may even learn to use it when they became frustrated with other kids. It also indicates that you are out of control.
Credits: Aboutkids.org, Wikihow, Positive Parenting Solutions, Kids Health
Sunday, October 27, 2013
|This is my son Carl Patrick, Currently in Pre-school and studying at Special Children Education Institution in Pasig City.|
1. CAP College School for the Deaf - Established in 1989 and is the first college school for the deaf in Manila. The mode of instruction is the traditional system of instruction. Total Communication is the medium of instruction. You can contact the school here for more details. The courses they offer are:
- Associate in Arts in Information Technology
- Diploma in Accounting
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management, Marketing or Entrepreneurship
- Pre-elementary education
- Early Childhood Education (5 to 6 years old)
- Preparatory (pre-requisite to grade 1)
- Literacy Class
- Elementary education
- Secondary education
- Transition education
- Vocational program
- Apprenticeship program
3. Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf - Founded in October 1993 by two young computer professionals, one hearing and one deaf, who dreamed of providing education for hearing impaired persons through the use of computers which is apt for them since it require minimal supervision and communication skills. The school is situated at Purok Dos Sitio Buntung Palay, Barangay Silangan Road,Bgy. Silangan, San Mateo, Rizal, 1825 or contact them here. The Courses they offer are:
- DIPLOMA IN ARTS AND COMPUTER DESIGN TECHNOLOGY FOR THE DEAF (DACDT)
- DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY FOR THE DEAF (DBT)
- FIVE-MONTH COMPUTER SOFTWARE OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY COURSE (CSOT)
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Was Cleaning our storage room when i found this, my poor old guitar. This was my then-boyfriend-now-husband's first gift. Can't believe it's almost a decade old and was able to stand the test of time.. (including floods and termites). I missed playing this since the last time i was able to play a guitar was during my college days, my highschool friends inspired me to learn the guitar, and of course, some good old rock music.Rock music is not just about noise and distortion behind compelling and offbeat lyrics, sometimes, some of the "loudest" rock musicians and bands make music that are apt for the peace and quiet moments. There are also songs that inspires us to learn the guitar so we can play and sing those beautifully crafted songs. The one song that inspired me to learn the prominent instrument in music is Goo Goo Dolls' "Name" from the 1995 album A Boy Named Goo. Here are 20 Acoustic Songs that will make you strumming and humming in no time. (no particular order)
2. Patience - Guns n' Roses
3. Over the hills and far away - Led Zeppelin
4. Your Decision - Alice in Chains
5. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac/ Smashing Pumpkins
6. Time of your life (Good Riddance) - Green Day
7. The Man who sold the world - David Bowie/Nirvana
8. No Rain - Blind Melon
9. Wonderwall - Oasis
10. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
11. Rocky Racoon - The Beatles
12. Blackbird - The Beatles
13. Yesterday - The Beatles
14. Across the universe - The Beatles
15. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
16. Knockin on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
17. Wish You were here - Pink Floyd
18. Free Bird - Lynyrd skynyrd
19. Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
20. Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Credits: Guitar World
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
|Image from www.drunkenwerewolf.com|
To be eligible for the nomination, the bands or the artists should have released their first single or album in 1988 or earlier.
For the second consecutive year, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 10th, fans can vote on RollingStone.com for the nominees they'd like to see inducted. The top five acts will comprise a "fan's ballot" that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the Class of 2014. (Rolling Stone)
The 29th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in New York City on April 2014.
Credits/Source: Rolling Stone, E! Online, Consequence of Sound
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Hello Rockenrollers! I went on a hiatus from blogging because of the time my work and family life demanded, I'm already a work at home mom, working from 9pm to 5am manila time (that's 9 am to 5 pm US central time) and in the morning, i'll go and take the kids to school and wait for them until 2pm to go back home, and then the house chores and everything. Really, it wasnt easy to manage the time and allocate to the things that we prioritize and "sneak" in some time for the things that we really want to do (I didn't even have a time to go to the mall :c) but I know you know the feeling of doing something that you really want that you would find sometime to do it no matter how busy and hectic your schedule is. Whenever i lay down at night (or at dawn to sleep for like 2 hours before I prep the kids and myself to school), I always think of writing down something to share with you, my readers (If i have any, lol) especially some tips about the mommy life and some trivia/facts or anything in between about rock music. I'm also thinking of inviting/accepting guest posts from some of the cool women/moms in my circle of friends, or even in the blogosphere, not just to keep this blog running but to share some thoughts from the amazing people I know. May it be about music, recipe, childcare, unusual facts, informative stuff, product reviews, family and married life, and the likes. If you guys wanna share something that you would like to see here in the blog, you can contact me Here (no spammers please). I would love to hear from you guys. Thank you, see you soon! and LET THERE BE ROCK!