How to Choose Natural Kids’ Makeup

Sooner or later, every mom of daughters gets off that important phone call only to realize the house is too quiet. When she finds her daughters, they’re gleefully painting each other up with her best makeup. They’re too cute to stay mad at though. As she cleans them up, they inevitably ask if they can wear makeup when they’re bigger. Or perhaps they’ve seen a commercial for girls’ makeup between their favorite shows on TV.

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However it happens, most little girls will ask at some point if they can wear makeup. Maybe they’re too young to wear it in public but they want to play dress-up. Maybe they participate in dance recitals and need to wear it for a performance. But before you help them apply lipstick and blush, do you know what kind of chemicals you’re putting on their tender faces?

 

Chemicals are all around us, and makeup is one of the biggest offenders of that. Children have more absorbent skin so anything you allow them to use on their faces will affect their health as they get older. The more they use these toxic products, the more likely they will be to develop diseases like cancer and other health issues.

 

It’s not too late for your skin either! Set a good example by switching to makeup created by brands that are natural and organic. Organic or natural makeup items are made from all natural ingredients and are free of synthetics and chemicals. You’ll find them full of naturally occurring elements like minerals and they are usually colored with fruits that are rich in antioxidants.

 

For younger girls, a great choice for a makeup kit for play time is the EcoPrincess All Natural & Organic Play Makeup Set. It was created by a mom who wanted to change the industry by making something safe for the girls of the world to play with. The ingredients are free of parabens, sulfates and other toxins. The makeup wears off rather quickly, but for dress-up fun, it’s perfect!

 

For performances, special occasions, or as your daughters get bigger and want to wear a little makeup to school, brands like Physician’s Formula, Bare Minerals, and Ecco Bella are great choices. Each one is all natural in composition. Ecco Bella is particularly great for lipstick. As your daughters hit their teen years and breakouts become frequent, Bare Minerals is a brand that will help keep skin from breaking out.

 

Making smart choices for makeup by buying organic and natural products is the best way to show your daughters how to take care of their skin. When they use products that are good for them and the environment, you’ll only have important things to worry about. Like when they start asking you if they can go out with boys!

The Best Non-Toxic Nail Polish Choices for Kids

Younger and younger it seems, our children want to be just like us. How can they resist when we have bright, shiny, glossy nails and they don’t? Inevitably, your daughters will beg you to paint their nails, but before you oblige in a little mommy-daughter mani-pedi time, make sure you look for non-toxic nail polish to use on those little hands and feet.

You can use the same nail polish you use on your own nails, however, check the ingredients. If you see formaldehyde, phthalates of any kind, or toluene on there, toss it and switch to a safer nail polish. Here are some brands that have all the color you want without all the toxins.

 

Suncoat Girl

This line of nail polish was specifically formulated with children in mind. It’s water-based and can be peeled off. It is safe for children ages 3 and up. There are a variety of vibrant spring colors available with names like Twinkled Pink, Majestic Purple, Disco Ball, Mermaid Blue, and Sunflower, to name a few.

 

Aquarella

In addition to being non-toxic, this brand is also completely vegan. Frenzy, Cameo, and Cupid are just a few of their colors from an extensive product line.

Keeki

Keeki was created especially for kids by the founders of the company who had searched for safe nail polishes for their own kids. The polishes by Keeki are water-based and completely safe for those precious little fingers and toes. Fun names like Glazed Donut and Raspberry Sorbet make them even more kid-appealing.

Priti in Pink Princess

Priti came out with their own line of non-toxic children’s nail polish. In colors that little princesses love the most, you can feel good about adorning your daughter’s fingers with these paints. They have plenty of fun colors for kids and one of them is glows in the dark. How cool!

 

Piggy Paint

For every shade of the rainbow, Piggy Paint has it. Moms love it because it is safe for little hands and feet while also being bright and fun.

 

Hopscotch Kids

Made from just three non-toxic ingredients, this brand gives fun and playful names to their water-based polishes. Each vibrant color is named for a children’s game or song like Heads Up, Seven Up or Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater.

 

Zoya

Safe and kid-friendly Zoya has over 300 nail polish colors in 8 different collections. There’s even a collection of safe neon!

 

Nubar

Trendy colors in runway-ready styles are safe for you and kids too. New spring colors include Poncho, a cool mint green, and an enticing lavender hue called Jumper.

Now you can get your nails done with your child without worry that you’re poisoning them with toxins. Schedule a mommy-daughter date with some quality pampering time today!

Safe Chemical Reactions for Kids

With summer vacation right around the corner, you’ll likely fill your child’s schedule with camp, play dates and other fun activities. But don’t forget about things that will help your child learn while school is out. Learning doesn’t need to be about huddling at a desk with books and pencils. It can come in many different forms.

That’s why science experiments make for great activities with kids. It teaches them something new and interesting. Chemical reaction experiments are the best for kids because it shows them how when two substances are combined, they form something new.

Entertain your kids and teach them something new with these safe chemical reaction experiments!

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Gas Formation

You’ll need:

  • a bottle
  • vinegar
  • baking soda
  • one balloon
  • funnel

Let your kids add a couple tablespoons of baking soda into the balloon (use the funnel). Then let them pour vinegar into the bottle (it should be about half-way full). Carefully, stretch the balloon so it covers the top of the bottle, holding it just so to prevent the baking soda from falling into the bottle. Let them guess what will happen next before allowing the baking soda to enter the bottle.

 

Fizzy Fun

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tsp. of yeast
  • a stick for stirring
  • thermometer
  • bowl

 

In the bowl, pour the hydrogen peroxide. Stick the thermometer into it. Allow the temperature to stabilize. Allow the kids to take note of this temperature. Add the yeast, then stir. As the mixture fizzes and bubbles, show them the temperature and let them feel the change in temperature on the bowl.

 

Lava

You’ll need:

  • ½ cup of vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • Red food coloring
  • Bowl

 

Mix the vinegar with the baking soda in a bowl. When they combine, it begins to bubble. Add in the red food coloring and you have lava.

 

Goo

You’ll need:

  • 16-ounce box of cornstarch
  • 2 cups of water
  • Large plastic bowl

 

This one is really fun because it’s solid and liquid! Pour the ingredients into your bowl. Stir the mixture quickly and it turns solid. Then, slowly stir the mixture and it will be liquid again. Stick your hands in, hit it, and play around with it to show your kids how it can change and take on many forms.

All of these chemical reactions are safe for little helping hands so you can experiment knowing that you’re teaching your child something cool without exposing them to harmful elements.

Duckdose vs Generic Online Pharmacies

Modafinil can be costly. Where we live the local pharmacy dosen’t stock generics, and brand name Provigil costs an arm and leg.

I’ve been purchasing our pills online for a while. While most generic online pharmacies offer a wide assortment of pills, Ive recently decided to try out a “niche vendor”: Duckdose – You can checkout their site here.

 

What is Duckdose?

Duckdose is a small company that ships Modafinil to various countries. It has a website where you can place orders for Modafinil. One of the best things about Duckdose is that you will still get your order even if it gets stuck at customs. Modafinil is only legal to use if you have a prescription given by your doctor. As such, Modafinil occasionally gets stuck at customs. You won’t be incarcerated or get a fine. You will only get a letter saying your order was confiscated and requesting to see your Modafinil prescription. In most cases, nothing will happen if you disregard the letter. The best thing about it is that you will get a shipment for free. The company’s guarantee also covers all packages stuck at customs or lost on the way.

So.. Why should YOU buy from a “niche vendor”?

 

Large Selection of Modafinil

Duckdose offers a large selection of Armodafinil and Modafinil. You can pick from Modalert, Modvigil, Waklert and Artvigil. Armodafinil is similar to Modafinil, but has slightly different effects. It has fewer side effects than Modafinil. Both drugs improve alertness, concentration and focus. You are also assured that neither is essentially dangerous or addictive. Another difference between the two is that Modafinil can keep you awake more than Armodafinil does.

 

User-friendly Website

Duckdose has a user-friendly website with lots of information. It also has plenty of information on Modafinil. So, you can visit the site if you want to learn more about the benefits and side effects of Modafinil. Detailed information about the ordering process is also available. You know what you are going to get when you place an order.

 

Excellent Customer Support

Duckdose offers great customer support. You can email them if you have a question or concern and you will get a quick response.

As with all things, I’m going to give the flip-side of the coin. Here are some reasons why Duckdose might not be suited for you

 

Cons

You cannot pay via PayPal. However, you can pay for your order through Bitcoins, MasterCard or Visa. Paying with Bitcoins will give you a discount. Duckdose also cannot ship to all countries. This is because some countries implement stricter border controls and so, the company can’t deliver Modafinil to those areas. You can use a mail forwarding service, but that has potential risks and extra costs.

Duckdose does not ship to Lithuania, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Czech Republic, Brazil, Canada, Latvia, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Africa, Luxembourg, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Iceland, Denmark, New Zealand, Taiwan, Estonia, Portugal, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland, Serbia and India. Similar disclaimers can be found on other reputable sellers of Modafinil. As such, knowing the local laws in your area before placing an order online can help you determine whether you can get Modafinil or not.

 

Conclusion

Duckdose has simplified the process of getting high quality Modafinil and Armodafinil tablets. The website has a large amount of information on Modafinil and the prices are very reasonable. Duckdose also responds to questions and concerns quickly, which is one of the best things about the company. If you have something you want to ask, you can expect to get an answer fast.

Playing with Danger: Toxic Toys to Watch Out For

toxic toysBack in the old days, toys were made of natural ingredients. You had wood train sets and blocks and naturally-crafted dolls. But somewhere in the 1970s, the plastic boom brought forth a new era in toy manufacturing and with it, a ton of truly toxic toys.

 

It wasn’t long before we began to notice the harmful effects all these chemicals were starting to have on our children. Toys were tested to reveal harmful levels of awful substances like lead, phthalates, cadmium, BPA, PVC, and other heavy metals. These ingredients are intensely dangerous. Some cause behavioral problems while others have carcinogenic effects.

 

The government has regulations in place but when most toy production is farmed out to factories overseas like those in China, there are no regulations there for harmful chemicals. Thus, they make their way back to America and we obliviously buy them for our children.

 

Children have a greater risk than adults to suffer from these toxins, primarily because their skin absorbs the toxins with greater ease. Also, most adults don’t make a habit of chewing on dolls. The health effects on your child will not be immediate. It will be years and years down the road when the toxic chemicals they encounter now will harm them in the form of cancer and other illnesses.

 

Plastic toys are among the worst. Children often chew on them and these toxins permeate into their little bodies. Young girls are at particular risk because of dress-up jewelry. These items have an even higher concentration of heavy toxins in them. Bendable plastic toys and even pacifiers carry a ton of phthalates in them. Hard plastic toys have their own problems too. BPA is what is used to keep things like toy guns rigid. BPA never breaks down and goes on to contaminate the environment as well as our bodies causing significant damage to the cells within.

 

It’s not just those plastic toys that are frightening. It’s also those soft, snuggly toys your child can’t sleep without cuddling. Most of them are covered in chemical poisons in the form of flame retardants. These chemicals are more dangerous for people and the environment than the potential for fire. Bromine is just one of the most common flame retardants. These chemicals can lead to cancer, reproductive health issues, and lower IQ.

 

What can be done about this truly alarming issue? The best thing you can do is to rid your home of plastic items. Invest in toys that are made of natural woods and look for safer stuffed animals. Choose metallic toys that are painted with safe paints. Look for pacifiers made with safe ingredients. While it’s scary that these chemicals are all over our children’s toys, the good news is that these days, we have more choices for eco-friendly items. Show the big manufacturers you care about your family’s health and the environment by spending your dollars on these safer options. Money talks!

Toxic-Free Face Paints You Can Use on Kids

Face painting is a fun party activity. Whether it’s Halloween, Mardi Gras, for a birthday party, or any other occasion, before you start transforming your child’s angelic face into that of a tiger, bear or any other design you can dream up, you might want to consider what is actually in those paints you’re slathering onto their skin.

 

You probably check the labels on those paints already though and when you see words like “safe,” “FDA-approved,” “non-toxic,” or “hypoallergenic,” you might breathe a sigh of relief. Unfortunately though, even with these labels, there is a better than good chance that these still contain heavy metals like lead, cobalt, nickel, and chromium. That’s scary.

 

Even scarier, your child can ingest these dangerous heavy metals when you apply the face paint to their lips or if they get the paint from their face onto their hands (and we all know our kids put their hands in their mouth constantly). And perhaps scariest of all, you won’t find these heavy metals listed on the packaging because they aren’t intended to be ingredients. They contaminate the paints when the manufacturers cheap out and use low-quality minerals. These minerals are not tested and hence, the labels get slapped on, giving parents everywhere false reassurance.

 

So how can you find safe face paints? For starters, look for paints that are independently tested to be free of contaminants from petrochemicals and contaminants. Read the labels to see if the brand you’re considering says it is free from parabens, synthetic dyes, formaldehyde, and other nasty chemicals. Your best options are face paints that are made with natural pigments. You’ll see packaging that says they are made from fruits, vegetables, flowers, or other botanicals.

Party-Face-PaintersIf you see titanium dioxide, you don’t need to panic. While it is harmful in dust-form, it cannot be absorbed through the skin. That is why you’ll see it in sunscreen, lip products, and face paints. Another ingredient you don’t need to worry about is zinc oxide. Ingesting it creates a mild laxative effect, however it needs to be a substantial amount, much more than you would ever put on your child’s face.

 

As with all things of this nature, it’s best to keep it out of the reach of children even if it is completely natural. Some brands to consider for safe face paints are Elegant Minerals, Natural Face Paint, and Go Green Organic Facepaint. If you’re not sure of a brand, just delve deeper into what the label tells you.

 

You can also create your own safe, non-toxic face paints for your child. It can be an easy and fun craft you’ll enjoy doing together for any occasion.

How to Effectively Green-Clean Your Home

So you’ve decided to switch to a greener way of life, especially when it comes to caring for your home and those who live in it with you. But what you might not know is that those supposed green cleaning products you bought at the supermarket are petroleum-based, thus negating all your good efforts to go green.

If you effectively want to green clean your home, here are some tips to make it happen so you can reap the healthy and environmental benefits that cleaning green brings.

1. Buy genuine green cleaners

Not every green cleaner you see will truly be a green cleaner. Do some quick research first before choosing your green cleaning products. They should be non-toxic and biodegradable in order to be considered green.

2. Or make your own

You can make your own green cleaner too. Just mix either vinegar or baking soda with a little bit of water. Add this solution to a BPA-free spray bottle and you’ll have disinfecting green cleaning power.

3. Clear the air naturally

We all want our homes to smell fresh, but spraying those air fresheners is anything but fresh. They’re full of toxins that are harmful to your lungs. Instead, stop by the garden department or local plant nursery and pick up some house plants. They will naturally purify the air in your home. You can also boil herbs and spices or even cinnamon sticks on the stove to create a mood-inspiring aroma. Be careful to watch your stove when doing so though.

4. Say goodbye to antibacterial cleaners

Regular soap and water does the trick for removing dirt and germs. Stay away from antibacterial soaps and cleaners because they increase breeding among super germs. For surfaces that you want to keep germ-free, use your vinegar and water solution. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant that won’t harm you or the environment.

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5. Absorb odors naturally

Bad smells can really kill the mood in your home. Keep them away with baking soda. Put it in places where foul odors tend to arise the most – in your refrigerator, in the bottom of your garbage can, and on your carpets too.

6. Safely dispose of toxic chemical agents

If you want to eliminate toxic cleaners from your home, please don’t pour them down the sink or throw them into the garbage. That will only send them into the environment. Instead, give your sanitation department a call and ask them how to best dispose of these things.

By following these tips, you’ll be on your way to a greener home and a greener life!

Best Chemical Free Tools to Clean Your Home

We all want a clean home without worrying about the potential hazards of using strong chemicals.  A family with young kids is quiet familiar with children putting just about anything in their mouth.  While these items may be clean they may have been cleaned with potential toxic chemicals that can be harmful to our loved ones.  Looking for something a bit less harsh but will pack the same cleaning power?  You have come to the right place.  Here is our list of the best chemical free tools to clean your home.

Mrs. Meyers

Mrs. Meyers

This chemical free product line was innovated by an Iowa homemaker named Mrs. Thelma A. Meyer.  Her daughter didn’t like all the strong smelling chemicals found in the cleaning aisle and wanted to make something that still worked
great as those chemical products but had a nice smell of her mother’s garden.  So her mom did just that!  This product is made out of essential oils from flowers and herbs that clean just as well.  Not only does it do a great job at cleaning, there are multiple scents you can choose from.

 

J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care Line

This line was introduced in 2007.  It is a non-toxic, plant base formula that does great at fighting against grime.  The launch of this new line was to bring back those tried and true remedies that are NPA-certified.  You will love the smell of their vanilla, pepper and cinnamon which also include 20 different blends.  Beautifully packaged, this is not only a non-toxic alternative but also products that you can get a great price.

J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care Line

 

Green Works Cleaners

You will be amazed at the power of nature when using these cleaning non-toxic products.  Their product is made with plant and mineral based cleaning ingredients.  They come from biodegradable ingredients that are also packed in an environmentally sustainable packaging.  And it’s completely affordable!  This product does great at tough jobs while also making sure it is not leaving harsh chemical residue or smell.

 

Method

Made by two former roommates, Method was made to not only look good next to your kitchen sink but also to do just as good of a job at cleaning without using harsh chemical ingredients.  They are committed to using ingredients that come from plants and not chemicals as well as making sure that their products are never tested on animals.  Their products are safe to use on every surface and safe for family members to use.

 

Modafinil for Focus and Cognitive Improvement

My elder son is diagnosed with ADHD. While the first pill doctors will push here is Adderall, I’m slightly against it.

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For one, side effects aren’t the best with children. Tyler has a weak heart, due to a cardiac condition he developed as an infant, and I’m wary of the increased heart rate that’s a side effect associated with Adderall. During my research I came across Modafinil, which is a drug aimed to improve focus and cognitive abilities but does not come with some of the more adverse side effects inherent in Adderall. The most common brand of Modafinil here in the US is Provigil, although generic alternatives are available.

As Tyler’s doctor is unwilling to prescribe this, we had to go off-label and order modafinil online.

 

CFP does not recommend anyone follow our footsteps unless they are absolutely sure what the following entails. We are merely sharing our experiences.

Yоu саnnоt 100% lеgаllу оbtаin Mоdаfinil without a рrеѕсriрtiоn in a соuntrу where it is dееmеd a соntrоllеd ѕubѕtаnсе.

Aѕ a gеnеrаl rulе of thumb, if there аrе any regulations or restrictions рlасеd on Mоdаfinil in a сеrtаin country, thоѕе ѕаmе rеѕtriсtiоnѕ wоuld аlѕо be рlасеd оn Armodafinil. Whilе I саn’t tесhniсаllу advise аnуоnе tо do аnуthing illegal, I саn go into what реорlе can expect if they were tо thеоrеtiсаllу go аhеаd and make аn order without a рrеѕсriрtiоn.

 

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Shоuld I be ѕеriоuѕlу be wоrriеd of gеtting lосkеd up and thrоwn in jаil fоr buуing Mоdаfinil off thе Intеrnеt?

Here iѕ the worst саѕе ѕсеnаriо thаt саn роѕѕiblу manifest itѕеlf.  Yоu gо ahead and рlасе an оrdеr for еithеr Modafinil оr Armоdаfinil thrоugh an оnlinе рhаrmасу thrоugh аn offshore vеndоr without a рrеѕсriрtiоn. When your расkаgе reaches your соuntrу’ѕ bоrdеrѕ, the custom’s оffiсiаlѕ ѕеizе уоur order аnd mаil you a lеttеr ѕауing thаt they hаvе your shipment and if you wаnt tо fight fоr it, соntасt thеm. If you do actually hаvе a prescription, уоu саn gо ahead and соntасt thеm (I think its unnecessary. Whу do thаt whеn уоu саn gеt a free rеѕhiрmеnt in twо weeks timе?). If уоu don’t hаvе a рrеѕсriрtiоn, уоu dоn’t rеѕроnd tо thе letter. And thаt’ѕ it…

 

Dереnding on уоur country’s lаwѕ the расkаgе will either be destroyed (if it iѕ dееmеd fоrbiddеn) оr you mау be аѕkеd tо supply dосumеntаtiоn (such as a рrеѕсriрtiоn). If nо action iѕ tаkеn оn уоur раrt, thе package will bе dеѕtrоуеd аftеr 30 dауѕ with no реnаltiеѕ tо уоu.

  • Pоliсе аrе nоt going tо ѕhоw up at уоur dооr
  • Yоu are nоt going to gеt arrested
  • Yоur соuntrу’ѕ officials аrе nоt gоing tо gо out of thеir wау tо рrоѕесutе уоu.
  • Yоu аrе not gоing to get finеd.
  • You саn ѕlеер реасеfullу аt night knоwing full well that nо harm will соmе tо уоu оr уоur fаmilу.
  • Thеrе hаѕ уеt to be a саѕе оf аnуоnе gеtting arrested or facing lеgаl rаmifiсаtiоnѕ on the charges of getting саught fоr buуing Mоdаfinil fоr their оwn реrѕоnаl use.

I’ve ѕсоurеd the Intеrnеt searching fоr even one саѕе whеrе ѕоmеоnе hаd tо undеrgо аnу kind оf legal рrосеdurеѕ under the charges of imроrting оf bеing in роѕѕеѕѕiоn оr Modafinil and I couldn’t find anything. To bе honest, I wаѕ actually ԛuitе ѕhосkеd. There had to hаvе bееn at lеаѕt оnе case оf someone gеtting screwed somewhere.
Nоt еvеn one ѕinglе саѕе.I welcome you tо dо уоur оwn rеѕеаrсh. If аnу оf уоu guуѕ ѕее a ѕtоrу or a рubliс record оf аnуоnе bеing рrоѕесutеd оn the сhаrgеѕ оr buуing оr роѕѕеѕѕing Modafinil, I’d like tо ѕее it firѕthаnd.

Thе “legal riѕkѕ” hаvе bееn way оvеrblоwn

Modafinil еxiѕtѕ in whаt iѕ саllеd thе “grey mаrkеt”. It’ѕ not ѕtriсtlу illеgаl but its nоt ѕоmеthing аnу random person саn find withоut putting in ѕоmе еffоrt. It wоrkѕ grеаt, аnd аnуthing thаt wоrkѕ grеаt takes a littlе bit оf еffоrt tо gеt. Thе truth iѕ thе еуеѕ оf law enforcement do not view all drugs equally. Their mаin focus iѕ on preventing the trаffiсking оf hаrdсоrе ѕubѕtаnсеѕ ѕuсh аѕ сосаinе, есѕtаѕу, рѕусhеdеliсѕ, fеntаnуl, and amphetamines. Yоur оrdеr of a ѕсhеdulе IV рrеѕсriрtiоn-lеgаl соmроund thаt is used tо рrоmоtе wakefulness isn’t еvеn wоrth thеir timе. Thеу аrе tоо busy wоrrуing about firеаrmѕ, explosives, аnd hаrdсоrе Schedule I substances tо саrе about something as реttу аѕ a Modafinil order.
Thаt’ѕ thе соld hard truth and the lасk of any kind of rесоrd оf аrrеѕtѕ оr рrоѕесutiоnѕ is a tеѕtаmеnt to that fасt.

I mуѕеlf hаvе placed dоzеnѕ оf оrdеrѕ since 2010 аnd the one timе my расkаgе wаѕ seized, I rесеivеd a letter in thе mаil (which I thrеw оut), contacted mу vеndоr, аnd gоt a frее reshipment. Kudos Ducks!

 

How to be an Effective Parent

deal-with-jealousy-in-childrenWhether you are working with your partner in raising your kids, or it’s only you who are raising them up, raising kids properly in a manner that they will soon become polite, well-mannered, and bright kid is what could be one of the most challenging jobs you could ever face. Before you step into the world of parenting, here are some tips in raising them properly in order to become an effective parent to them.

 

Help them boost their self-confidence

Young kids, especially teenagers, are struggling in boosting their own self-confidence. The least thing that you can do is try to help them in doing so. Always look out for the way you talk, act, express your emotion and lace out the tone of your voice because they will be absorbing every bit of it and it can affect them in building their self-confidence and self-esteem. By praising them for their skills and achievements, you are helping your child to become a better person. Do not ever compare them to other kids because it would make them feel as if they are worthless.

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Appreciate their efforts

As much as possible, you should praise them more than you lecture them about their negative attitude and unpleasant manners or even mistakes. They are exerting an effort too, you should keep your eyes wide open to the things that they are doing just for you because that will make them feel as if they have finally done something right. Stop criticizing them, instead focus on their good deeds.

Phrases such as “I was watching you while you are painting, you are really doing great. Keep it up!” will lift their mood. Make it a habit that you always praise them every single day, but not too much that their head will bloat with fake praises. Be sincere about your compliments and you’ll notice that they will try growing up the way you want them to be.

 

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Set limitations

You have to discipline your child because it is necessary in molding them into a better person. You know you’re doing good with disciplinary when your child doesn’t loathe you for prohibiting them to watch TV until midnight, instead they are starting to change their behaviour and they are learning to control their self. This will ensure you that they will eventually grow up as responsible adults. In disciplining them, start by establishing some house rules that each one of them needs to follow. These house rules may include “No desserts if your homework is not done.”, “No bullying inside the house” or simply assign them household chores that they can execute properly.

Being a parent is no joke—it takes a lot of patience in order to raise your child into a wonderful person that you want them to be. However, with the correct perception, understanding and mind set, you are bound to raise them the way you want them to be—better persons in the future.