The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate . . . the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.
~~ Abraham Maslow ~~
True or False?
- Most children would do almost anything to get the attention of adults they love.
- By the time a child is two years old, he understands, at least, 200 words.
- Young children don't pay attention when adults around them are arguing.
- Law states that children cannot stay alone until they are 12 years old.
- When parents divorce, it's a good idea for them to confide in their children so the kids understand what the parents are going through.
- True -- Even when children misbehave, they are getting attention from adults around them. When we give them attention for good behavior, it's more likely they will continue to behave appropriately.
- True -- Most children understand up to 300 words by the time they are two years old. Children understand many more words than they speak.
- False -- Kids see and hear lots more than we'd sometimes like. Even if parents try to hid what's going on, kids usually understand much more about adult tension than we might guess. It is important to handle disagreements with as little yelling as possible and with absolutely no violence.
- False -- There is no specific age stated in many states' laws. Parents need to consider many factors before leaving a child alone after school or while they are out for the evening. The age at which children can stay alone varies based on the maturity of the child, the home environments, expectations of parents, and other factors.
- False -- Parents should give children age-appropriate explanation for the changes in their lives but not take the place of adult friendships for support. It's important that kids not feel that they have to take care of their parents when the kids need help themselves.
Today's date: 10/3/10
Today I feel good about: getting all of the laundry done, scrubbing the entry way, spending time with Cassandra going through books, not losing my cool with Cameron, getting some more stuff better organized.
Something new I experienced today: An email from an old friend.
Today's news and weather happenings: I didn't listen to the news today. The weather is cold, raining, chilly.
People who touched my life today: Cassandra helped with chores around the house without a fuss.
I was fortunate to receive today: Kisses and hugs from Cassandra, phone calls from my boyfriend, the grace of God to live another day.
What I did to touch someone's life today: Prayed for others.
Plans for a better tomorrow: Prayers that Cameron will be in a better mood.
Notes and Thoughts:
Killing bugs and spiders is not in my job description (as a single mom). Ugh.
The sunsets are beautiful. Need to take more photos of the sunsets.
I love Alan Free with all my heart!
Won't you join me in journaling your day? Let me know in the comments section if you do this life journal so I can visit your blog.
This is something I started a few years ago and, though, I do not write in this journal daily I do use it on a regular basis.
Feel free to use this journal in your life. It helps give a new positive perspective on your life. If sharing this with others, please give me credit as the author.
Today I feel good about:
Something new I experienced today:
The latest with friends and family:
Today's news and weather happenings:
People who touched my life today.
I was fortunate to receive today:
What I did to touch someone's life today:
Plans for a better tomorrow:
Notes and Thoughts:
Nine out of ten students attend public schools, so parents need to speak up on issues affecting their child's classroom. Learn how to advocate for public education and reach out to elected officials during Give Kids Good Schools Week -- October 10th through 16th -- by going to Give Kids Good Schools. You can also see how your child's school stacks up against the rest.