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Entrepreneurial education for young children & adults.

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Entrepreneur as a growing child..  What does this mean?
Allowing your children to learn from the best teachers in the world is the most giving opportunity out there, from their parents! As they grow, give them more responsibility yet to have them not just feel that what they are doing is of importance yet they are earning a small bit in the process.

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Young entrepreneurs have less to lose and can be more fearless. “Kids who have started a small business, whether it succeeded or failed, will have greater freedom in adult life,” Bakke says. “They won’t be limited by the mentality that after they’re educated, their only option is to find a traditional day job. They can also more easily start a small business on the side as an adult to earn more income, which also makes for more freedom.” Check out these tips to encourage your budding entrepreneur.

  • Focus on customer service. Old-fashioned customer service is still the best way to gain and retain customers. “Many adults still don’t understand the importance of quality customer service in a small business, so as a child, it’s definitely important to focus on,” he says. “Perform at a high level at all times, be punctual and courteous, and always thank your customers for their business. This is a great way to expand your business and build your reputation.” Teach your child how to communicate with clients politely and respond to emails and phone calls.
  • Keep it simple. One of the great things about kids is their boundless energy and enthusiasm, but they often have bigger dreams than they can realistically accomplish. Encourage your little champ to start with one simple plan and execute it. You can always expand later, but it’s better to start small and build slowly than back out of a project that’s grown too large to handle. “Focus on what you do best and keep simplicity in mind with every aspect of your business, and you’ll be much more likely to succeed,”.pj-bu186_kidbos_gr_20140408193055
  • Find support. When it comes to helping a young child achieve a goal, most adults are happy to pitch in. Talk with teachers, friends and business colleagues about your child’s ambitions. You never know where support will come from. Support comes in many forms, including financial backing, advice, used equipment or marketing tips. Encourage your child to learn from everyone.
  • Embrace failure. Almost every successful entrepreneur has experienced a few failed ideas. If one endeavor bombs, try another one. Each experience offers valuable educational opportunities and hopefully some fun as well.
  • Market your product. Young entrepreneurs usually don’t have the funds to put together a full-fledged marketing campaign, but with a little help, they can come up with an effective strategy. Word-of-mouth advertising is a great way to start. Make business cards and ask customers to spread the word about your business. With a little help, kids can design fliers or even create a website.20141117203519-3-entrepreneurial-traits-kids-should-learn-successful-life

    Kids Should Learn for a Successful Life

    Self-confidence

    A belief in yourself and your ability to get through life’s challenges is the building block of adult success and a huge component to children’s healthy growth into adolescence and young adulthood.

  • Durability

    No matter how much you want to protect your children from feeling pain, disappointment or failure — they will. It’s a certainty for them like it was for you. Teaching your children the values of entrepreneurship will help them to learn about failure and not to fear it. More important, they’ll learn how to recover from it

  • Creativity

    The world is evolving and the workplaces of our generation are already drastically different than that of our parents and their parents. Rare is the millennial who thinks today that they will start with a good company out of college, stay there to retirement and earn the gold watch. The economic culture of today simply doesn’t reward that kind of behavior and you shouldn’t want your children to settle for that

Whether your child earns $20 or $2,000, the process of running a business should be fun and engaging. If it starts to feel like a chore, for either you or your child, it’s time to reevaluate.preschool-programs_720_0

 

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SELF DEFENCE TRAINING FOR CHILDRENS

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Effective Self Defense For Children…
‘Giving Our Children The Tools They Need To Stay Safe’

On this page we cover specialist self defense for children.We talk about teaching your child the awareness they need to keep them out of trouble.We describe some great kid’s self defense techniques so they can fight effectively if they need to.And we talk about how taekwondo training can help your child to think straight under pressure.

Here’s Some Great Self Defense Techniques For Children

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Pinching is a great self defense technique for kids. Teach your child how to pinch the thin skin the inside of a thigh or arm.Get them to dig their nails in.It really hurts.

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And your kids can easily bend back fingers. This is a great way to get an adult to release a grab.And after your child has broken free. Teach them to run like the wind.The best self defense for children is being out of the way of danger.

Does Your Kid Tend To Be Shy? Or Lack Self-Confidence?

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Shy kids find it hard to cope with confrontation. Teasing in the school yard can ruin their day. And a threat from a bully can lead to melt-down.Through taekwondo sparring kids learn to face up to confrontation.How?…Well…They learn how to stand in a ring and face someone who is trying to attack them. (And believe us although tkd sparring is controlled it is still frightening and confronting.)Good martial arts instructors build up childrens’ sparring skills slowly. So at first tkd kids face a couple of kicks in a drill.And in time they build up to full sparring bouts lasting around 1-2 minutes.And through their sparring training children learn not to panic.Not to run away.And not to turn their backs.But to stand up tall and face their aggressor.To think clearly under huge pressure.And to hit back with in a measured way with self-control.

Teach Your Child Awareness

The first rule of self defense for children (and adults too!) is not to be there. It’s simple…If you avoid trouble you don’t have to deal with it.Explain this to your kids. Talk to them about ways to avoid confrontation at school. Teach them to be aware of other people’s behavior.Explain to them how to recognize if someone is getting angry. This gives them the chance to be out of the way before any trouble starts.Talk to your child about the company they keep. Talk about making friends with non-aggressive kids.Talk to your teenager about unsafe areas of your town. And discuss the importance of staying with a group of trustworthy friends.

HOW TO BECOME A BETTER WRITER

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GOOD WRITING IS CLEAR THINKING MADE VISIBLE

THREE SIMPLE WAYS TO BECOME A GOOD WRITER.

What does this actually look like? How do you add specificity to your writing? Here are three ways to be more specific:

1. Focus On Detail

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“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” —Anton Chekhov

 

Show, don’t tell” is one of the most common—and most overused—writing cliches out there. The reality is there are times when it makes sense to “tell.”

However, what I love about the quote above from Chekhov is that it shows the power of specific detail to open the imagination of your reader.

To summon detail in your writing, focus on your five senses: touch, taste, sight, smell, sound. When you set the scene, challenge yourself to use each of your five senses.

Depending on your scene you might not be able to write using all of them, but by stretching your observation skills, you’ll give your reader a much richer experience. Without realizing why, your readers will think, “Wow. This person can really write!”

(For more on the writing rule, “Show, Don’t Tell,” check out our post The Secret to Show, Don’t Tell.)

2. Focus On Moments

Continue reading “HOW TO BECOME A BETTER WRITER”

HOW TO BE A REAL AND TRUE FRIEND

FRIENDS ARE FAMILY WE CHOOSE FOR OURSELVES.

Why good friends are so important

A lot of research has been done looking into the benefits of friendship, and the research has found exactly what you might expect. It turns out that the better quality relationships you have; the more likely you are to be happy. Therefore it’s good for your happiness to be a great friend to someone and to have a group of good friends supporting you. But it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what makes a good friend

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How to be a good friend

If you want to do all or many of the things listed above for someone you care about, you’re already a good friend. It’s also common though, to not know exactly what to do or say to be there for someone. Some practical things you can do to be there for a friend include:

Listen. Listening is so important not to underestimate, but it can be hard to do. The best way to listen is to try and understand the situation from your friends’ point of view. If you aim to do this, you’ll naturally find yourself beginning to ask the right sort of questions and they will appreciate having someone who really cares about how they feel and what they’re going through. You don’t have to have all the answers, and you shouldn’t assume your friend wants advice – they might just want to talk so that they can work out what they’re going to do themselves.

Ask them what they need. If you’re worried about someone and you want to be there for them, just ask them what they need- that way you know what they find helpful during tough times, and you can be there in a way that’s most useful to them.

Get physical. Smiles and hugs are a great way to show friends that they’re not alone, that you’re there for them, and that they are important.

Keep in touch. Even if you guys aren’t nearby each other, making an effort to keep in touch through facebook, emails, texts and calls will show your friend you are there for them.

Tell them how you feel. You don’t have to make a big deal of it all the time but sometimes there are moments where letting someone know that they’re important to you through something you say, can make a big difference to how someone is feeling.

Get the facts. If your friend has a medical condition, or a mental health issue, a good way to offer support is to learn about what they’ve been diagnosed with. Taking an interest in what they’re going through shows that you care, and that you’re planning to stick around no matter what’s going on.

Be willing to make a tough call. If you think the safety of your friend is at risk, you might need to act without their consent and get help (see the sidebar for where you can seek help). It can be a hard choice particularly when you’re worried about their reaction, but remember that you are acting because you care and you don’t want them to be hurt

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HEALTH AND FITNESS FOR BUSY PEOPLE

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HEALTH AND FITNESS IS VERY NECESSARY FOR WORKING PEOPLES

People want to be healthy, they just don’t know how. According to a Nielsen Health and Wellness report, nearly all Americans (89 percent) believe taking personal responsibility for their health is the key to staying healthy. However, only 70 percent say they’re actually willing to try to be healthier, while 66 percent say they don’t exercise enough and 50 percent say it’s too hard to eat healthy.

For those who are too busy (or lazy) to invest time into their workouts or healthy lifestyle routines, try some of our favorite science-backed tricks to a healthier life, with less effort.

Drinking WaterA quick trick to cutting down on calories is to drink two glasses of water before every meal

TIPS FOR HEALTHY AND FIT LIFE:

In The Morning…
Drink Hot Water and Lemon
A mug of hot lemon water in the morning wakes up your digestive system and helps get things moving. You can drink green tea with lemon if you don’t like the taste of warm lemon water on its own.
Go Dairy-Free
Many people experience belly discomfort and bloating after eating dairy. If you can relate, avoid cream and yogurt at breakfast. These dairy-free breakfast recipe ideas will help you nix the yogurt, cheese, and milk to help you feel better (and slimmer).
Detox With Yoga
Yoga twists can support digestion to help rid your body of toxins. This yoga detox sequence includes plenty of twists and stretches to help you wake up and feel your best.
Have a Tropical Snack
Both pineapple and papaya contain enzymes—bromelain and papain, respectively—that help banish bloat by breaking down protein and easing digestion. Snack on a bowl of cut-up fruit, or make this papaya, pineapple, and coconut water smoothie for a midmorning snack.
All Day Long…
Slow Down
Eating too quickly can cause air to be trapped in your system, so chew slowly to minimize bloating.
Don’t Chew Gum
It’s a secret of de-bloating brides—stop the gum chewing to feel less puffy. And it’s not only because chewing gum causes you to swallow more air; many gums contain sugar alcohol, which also can make you feel bloated.
Drink More Water
Good old H2O helps flush your system of toxins and extra salt, which can be responsible for that puffy feeling. Keep a water bottle with you at all times to remind yourself to drink more water throughout the day and ensure you’re always filling up.