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Martial Arts Student Learn Self Defense with a Walking Cane

Martial Arts Student Learn Self Defense with a Walking Cane

Black belt students and their families at Personal Mastery Martial Arts learned how to defend themselves using only a cane last Saturday. They learned that some of the best tools for self defense can be items that are used every day, like a cane. Although cane seminars have been taught at Personal Mastery Martial Arts before, this was the first one in several years and all of the students came away from the seminar with more knowledge about self defense, feeling safer and more able to defend themselves.

One participant, Kim McGowan-Jackson said, -The cane seminar this morning was so awesome! Everyone was great and learned some fantastic new skills. The cane is up there as one of my favorite in weapons. Love it!-

Although students at Personal Mastery Martial Arts begin to learn how to use weapons, such as long staff, from the time they are intermediate students in the Tae Kwon Do program, this was the first time for many of these students using an every-day tool for self defense. It was a brand new experience that opened up their eyes to different ways in which they would be able to defend themselves, if the need were to arise.

The seminar was taught by Master Instructor Brett Lechtenberg. Brett is known as -Utah’s Leading Family Safety Expert- and has been teaching personal and family safety for over 20 years. He is also the owner of Personal Mastery Martial Arts. He has taught a large variety of safety and self defense seminars from anti-bullying seminars, to women’s self defense, to defense against home invasion. He often visits other martial arts schools across the country and teaches these self defense concepts and techniques to others as well.

Master Instructor John Nottingham, who owns the USA Martial Arts school in Arizona, said, -We had Master Brett Lechtenberg teach the cane seminar at USA Martial Arts and it was outstanding! Practical, fun, and super easy to learn.-

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Newest Wedding Dress Fashion Trend For 2014

Newest Wedding Dress Fashion Trend For 2014

Lover willing to step into marriage began to prepare for big day. A perfect wedding call for elaborate purchasing of items, among which wedding dress is the dream of all ladies, thus is top on your agenda. Now the 2014 New York Fashion Show is grandly held. A large collection of brands are trying their best to present brides with dreamy and romantic wedding dresses. Here we are going to take a view of the next year wedding dress fashion trend.

Designs are diverse, while there are always kinds of elements those are always following the fashion trend. First of all, designers are in favor of the never out-of-date fairy princess mermaid wedding dresses. It is easy to understand, as experts thought. Mermaid is a seemingly romantic and famine story that is a long-prevailing dream of girls. She stands for beauty. You are usually impressed by long hairs, slim waist as well as shining eyeballs. In this way, a princess mermaid wedding dress fulfills every girls dream to be a Goddess.

The second most important element is bold skirt and long tail. You must have seen these styles every year in wedding halls. It is grand, usually accompanied with a pure white wedding veil. You must own one in your wedding wardrobe as a lifelong memory.

Unique style this year is the two-piece wedding dress, which will especially be popular in freezing cold winter days. Fabrics of wedding outfits usually divide from furs to other popularized materials.

When it comes to wedding dress colors, you cant deny the trend that ivory dress is gradually becoming a trend of this year. Pure white is not the only color to stand for girls purity. Ivory is not too highly accentuated but with a sense of mildness. Astonishingly, girls can find more champagne-colored wedding dresses in 2014, delivering a sense of romantic love. Of course, pink and other wonderful colorful are also a tendency of recent years in fashion circle.

Lace, however, is indispensable fabric for each wedding season. While, in this years T-stage show, we see more styles with a combination of lace and shining crystals or pearls as decoration for the whole dress.

For petite puzzled in choosing a charming while lovely wedding dress, they will get a wiser choice of short skirt wedding dresses this year. Lovely style, body flattering design, you can be confident facing groups of wedding guests.

Last but not least, if you kind of love something different, try weird styles shown in New York Fashion Show. You know, shows are never lack of strange designs which seems to go against common appreciation of beauty.

Application Procedure to Study in Australia

Application Procedure to Study in Australia

Study Undergraduate Courses in Australia

To study undergraduate courses in Australia you will need an Australia Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12), or the overseas equivalent like a 10+2 from a recognized board from India. Some undergraduate courses may also have specific pre-requisite subjects.

Study Post Graduate Courses in Australia

An admission to a master degree course or a post graduate course in Australia requires a bachelor’s degree. A Masters Degree takes either one year after a Bachelor Degree with honours or two years after a Bachelor Degree.

Procuring Application Form to Study in Australia If you want to study in Australia then send inquiries at least 12 months before the proposed date of admission.This means that you have to shortlist the Universities that you want to apply to prior to that.

There are three ways to get application forms to study in Australia:

You can request the Application Forms via email from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.

You can also download the form as many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These forms can be used for applying just as regular forms.

There are University representatives in most countries which assists students with the entire application procedure. You can also get the application forms from many authorized representatives of Australian Universities in your country.

Academic Calendar to Study in Australia

Mostly the courses at the University level run from early March to late November. The year is usually divided into two semesters. However, some institutions offer a trimester system. Lot of Universities in Australia run summer schools from December to February.

To study Undergraduate and postgraduate by courses the students enroll for their courses at the beginning of the year. Australian universities do allow enrollment in mid-year (around July) for certain courses.

Students may be able to negotiate an alternative starting date with their study supervisor for course of study towards a Doctoral Degree or other postgraduate research awards.

You can take admission any time of the year for Foundation studies as they have student intakes at several times during the year.

Learning Effective Parenting For Your Parenting Potential

Learning Effective Parenting For Your Parenting Potential

Effective parenting technique is a puzzling topic that sometimes burnt out experts, and became a topic of brewing debates. However, developmental psychologists only began to study parenting and its influences on children in the 1920’s. Most experts studying the most effective parenting technique rely on the concept of Diana Baumrind’s three parenting styles, in which was found the authoritative parenting style to be the most balanced and healthiest.

Parenting can be seen as broad and limitless, when taking into consideration the differences in family values within the context of the norm, religious concepts, and many other ideals that shape the way parents deal with their children. Yet, failure in parenting cannot be solely blamed on specific instances but is seen as a typology of general practices of parents.

So what is the effective parenting technique? As broad as it might sound, authoritative parenting combines parental responsiveness and parental demandingness vis–vis the age of a child. Parental responsiveness describes a parent’s intent to foster self-regulation, individuality, and self-assertion by being supportive of and adjusting to a child’s needs and desires. Parental demandingness relates more to controlling a child’s behavior that is seen as inappropriate, and a parent’s willingness to enforce gentle disciplinary efforts, and confronting a child who intentionally disobeys or has committed a mistake.

You can do age-specific activities or discipline in order to set limitations but not to a point of taking full control over your child’s life. Parents, themselves, need to acknowledge differences in personality styles, ideas, and life perspectives especially when a child has grown into an adolescent.

Other experts, meanwhile, advocate attachment parenting as the effective parenting technique to use on infants. Dr. William Sears and his wife, Martha, were the first to describe attachment parenting as a style that highly demands responsiveness from parents. This style of parenting negates the popular belief of not responding to a baby’s cry immediately so as not to spoil him/her. Attachment parenting advocates believe that crying is a baby’s instinctive and survival tool, which is their only means of communication to the world.

Both authoritative and attachment parenting are found to be the most effective parenting styles today, with studies showing positive results from children raised with these styles of parenting. Attachment parenting, in particular, advocates emotional closeness between parents and child to promote self-esteem and social competency later in life. Looking closely, these two styles of effective parenting techniques have similarities in terms of responding to children’s needs and correcting ill behaviors in order to raise intellectually, emotionally, and socially-competitive individuals.

Problem Children Scenarios – Options For Parents

Problem Children Scenarios – Options For Parents

In Scotland, the Boarding Schools Association wants to offer places at their schools for problem children as they are convinced that a similar scheme already operating in the UK has been of great benefit to vulnerable children there. Reactions have been mixed and some parents are concerned about infiltration of drugs and other problems which boarding schools have. This is one scenario where parenting is removed from the home and placed in the hands of caregivers and /or teachers and there are implications for child development.

The same arguments could be applied to sending problem children to military schools in the USA. Parents often get over this problem by following a behavior modification course which will give them the strategies to deal with problem children without actually having to send them away from home. I knew one parent who wanted the option of a military school for her six-year old son!

Let us look at another problem children scenario. The parents’ influence on a child is enormous and once parents are aware of this, they seek to be good role models for their children. The young child or toddler will model his behavior on yours and that also has implications for the type of person you will look for when looking for as babysitters or people to look after your children. Your behavior when having a difference of opinion with your spouse will also be noted and any violence or aggression on your part will have a negative impact on the child’s development. If you are loving and consistent in all your relationships within the family group and even outside it, this will be a great role model for the child to follow. Statistics speak for themselves as the number of problem children from broken and troubled homes far exceeds those who come from happier and luckier families.

Another problem children scenario is where your problem child who may be defiant or have ADHD, is demanding a lot of your attention and the siblings may feel neglected. Very often the siblings will compensate for this by either being extra good and excelling at school or go to the other extreme where they will act out to get the attention they are missing.
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Whatever problem scenario you have to cope with, a behavior therapy program will work wonders and will help you set up a behavior plan, with rewards and consequences. The strategies you can learn from a program like this will help you get through all the possible scenarios and with problem children and you can begin to relax again.

How To Get Your Children To Listen

How To Get Your Children To Listen

Is there a lot of stress and strain in your life because your children just dont listen?

Do you spend the majority of your waking moments chasing after your children because they are not listening to you, and you feel like you have to micro-manage?

Do you have no energy because all your energy is spent being frustrated and blocked by your childrens apparent inability to follow orders?

Well, the good news is you may be able to get back your time and energy and a balanced family life simply by understanding what the communication block is between you and your children.

Of course, every child is unique. Some children need their freedom more than others. Some children enjoy structure, and some do not. But what they all do have is one, two, three or four communication modalities or communication modes in common.

What is a communication modality or mode?

As Dr. Robby, Director of the LMC Relationship Centre, Developer of the Better Parents, Better Kids Program, and co-author of our e-book, Better Parents, Better Kids, explains:

“Communication is the result you get. Different people are on different channels. We learn, we express love and communicate through different modes or combinations of modes. It is important to know who you are playing with and what channel they are playing on, or else your communication will not be very effective. We basically all want to get what we want. If you cannot get your message through of what your needs, wants, dreams, goals and visions are, you will be very frustrated and stressed. So an understanding of communication modes is a basic skill for relationship success, whether that is a relationship with a partner, your children, friends, family or coworkers.”

The following is a very basic definition of the communication modes. You can be primarily one mode or a mixture of up to all four.

Visual people communicate by seeing and doing. They like activities and they like gifts. They notice people, places and things with just the slightest glance. They feel and share love by doing things with or for other people. They take things at face value and do not look deeper into things. They learn by seeing and doing.

Auditory people communicate through talking. They have the natural gift of the gab, are designed to be able to talk for long periods of time. They enjoy talking and listening to other people talk. They feel loved when they are talked to, and like to hear the words “I love you.” They learn by hearing.

Digital people communicate through connection and understanding. They find the deeper meaning in everything they think, see and do. Understanding is very important to them. They feel loved when they share connections with others and are understood. They learn by understanding.

Kinesthetic people communicate through their bodies. They move, feel and express through their bodies. Kinesthetics love to touch, feel, do physical activities and hug. They feel loved when they are touched. They learn through touch and through experience.

Daylight And Fresh Air Within School Lecture Rooms

Daylight And Fresh Air Within School Lecture Rooms

The unfavorable impact associated with bad interior o2 quality (IAQ) and also a not enough sun light on the health and productiveness associated with building occupants are generally well known, and can be particularly damaging to small children which spend roughly 12% of their day time in school buildings, more than in any building type besides their particular homes. Within the school, children are subject to a selection of contaminants that originate from interior sources, for instance furnishings, IT components, along with bio-effluents, and from those that are usually introduced from outside, for instance nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide. The chance of small children to experience long-lasting damage is increased simply because most of the tissue and bodily organs tend to be still growing, they will breath more air compared to their own body mass as compared to adults, and air-flow rates within university classrooms in many cases are discovered to be under those that are recommended. Furthermore, low levels of daylight are usually linked to depression, inadequate vitamin D synthesis, along with lessened productivity.

New school buildings are built to stringent criteria plus this is relatively easy to perform when starting with a blank canvas. It is usually more difficult to meet UK specifications whenever retro fitting existing school structures or even when renovating existing non-domestic buildings to use as educational institutions. However, all school buildings should meet government specifications and here expertise matters. Monodraught happen to have been developing natural ventilation and daylight strategies for brand new and also pre-existing school properties for nearly 15 years and in that time period the company has quickly responded to completely new and improved procedures and methods, and also to the numerous modifications that have been made to the Building Bulletin guidelines (there are currently more than 30 documents) for school design from the 8 Secretaries of State for Education who’ve held office. In addition Monodraught has representatives on the management committee with the Chartered Institute of Building Services (CIBSE) Schools Design Group that aims to improve the structure, procedure, as well as environmental quality regarding education structures by disseminating info relevant to their designers and operators.

Monodraught natural ventilation systems are already installed in in excess of 1100 schools and daylight systems in more than 3,000 colleges. Moreover, the overall performance associated with the ventilation and daylight systems has been thoroughly researched by Brunel as well as Nottingham Universities and the conclusions printed throughout peer reviewed publications. Monodraught is committed to the study and development of its products for them to be used as part of a system of procedures to provide healthy and productive interior surroundings in restored and also remodelled school classrooms.

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Volunteering Services Participate with Children to Grow Your Acumen

Volunteering Services Participate with Children to Grow Your Acumen

Before we begin our righteous journey throwing light on the diverse aspects of volunteering services when it comes to participating with children, lets get ourselves acquainted with “volunteering services.”

In simple words, volunteering services are those services that are chosen by those individuals that morally share their time and knowledge without receiving any payment for their services rendered. If you are keen to invest your time volunteering for the advancement of children so that you can enormously contribute to their development and would like to augment their overall skills, you can lay your hands on countless organizations that provide such devout services immaculately.

Why volunteer work with children reaps you the benefits at every stage?

There are numerous high school and college students nowadays that find teen volunteer work to be stimulating and satiating. There is simply no end to the rising number of more and more teens who are getting concerned all the time for such a dignified cause. There are a few high schools that make the volunteers work with children and other kinds of volunteer work. You can lay your sight at some enthusiastic teens who are involved in charity work with a variety of charitable agencies that benevolently provide services for children and adults.

Nothing can disclaim the fact that every country actively encourages voluntary activities in its region to eliminate the miseries of the under-privileged communities. In this regard, it proves utmost beneficial for you if you contribute to the cause by choosing volunteering services. The organization would punctually accept your contributions for these deprived communities, regardless of time and money you want to offer.

If you hold a concern for children in your heart and like spending time with them, then it is feasible to opt for a volunteer work with children. Its true that lending your time to children can really prove to be a fatiguing affair for you due to the fact that the kids tend to throw bad temper at times which in turn, would make it quite tough for you to manage them. However, if you tend to display a sign of little tolerance and some hard work, you will certainly be able to deal with them competently.
A classic example of volunteering with children would include orphanage volunteer, save the children and public school volunteer.

An orphanage volunteer program focuses on diverse volunteer activities such as looking after the infant and the new born babies, distributing food in the canteen, teaching in their schools and coaching for extracurricular activities. As far as the second option is concerned, it deals with the problem of needy children hailing from local communities. The third option provides opportunities for volunteering with children of the public school that comprises of teenage volunteers helping in the usual deeds of the school.

Glendale Outdoor Leadership School

Glendale Outdoor Leadership School

The Glendale Outdoor Leadership School offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities to people in the Spartanburg area. Located in Glendale, South Carolina, the school is a program of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation. The programs goal is to encourage adults and children to lead healthy lifestyles by being active. Some of the activities available at the school include kayaking, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and climbing.

The school hosts leadership retreats and environmental education seminars. Team building activities and leadership skills are offered to corporations, youth groups, sports teams, and other organizations. Their new Low Challenge Course is a series of activities that help boost team building skills.

The Glendale Outdoor Leadership School is not just open to groups. Individuals can also sign up for classes in indoor rock climbing, paddling, and mountain biking. The schools indoor climbing wall is 20 feet high with more than 1,000 square feet of climbing space. The climbing facility features a bouldering area, crack climbing, and ramped and inverted walls. There are nine belay stations. A climbing assistant is on hand to help during all public climbing sessions. Mountain biking classes are available for riders of all ability levels. Kayaking courses introduce paddlers to the fundamentals of the sport while emphasizing safety. Whether a beginning paddler or one needing a refresher course, participants will quickly gain confidence.

Special Kids Nights are offered on the first Friday of the month from 6-9pm. The kids will enjoy a variety of fun supervised activities such as rock climbing, a nature craft, and games. A snack is included. The cost is $20 for one child with a $5 sibling discount. Glendale Outdoor Leadership School also offers Summer Adventure Camps in June and July for youth 6-15 years of age.

The entire family can enjoy an evening of fun activities on Family Fun Nights, which are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month from 5-8pm. Family members can try indoor rock climbing, team building activities, and a moonlight hike. The evening includes dinner and Smores around the campfire. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult for Family Fun Night. Register ahead of time to reserve a spot.

The Glendale Outdoor Leadership School is located at 270 Wheeling Circle in Glendale, South Carolina, just east of Spartanburg. The facilitys proximity to Lawsons Fork Creek, the Pacolet River, and Croft State Park provides convenient locations to teach courses and practice outdoor skills.