5 More Ways to Earn Money at Your School Carnival – Updated for the 2010 School Year

A carnival is one of the best and most fun ways you can raise a significant amount of money for your school. However, the amount of work involved in turning your carnival into a real money maker can be intense. Here are five tips you can use to really increase your earning potential.

1. Use the latest technology in your marketing campaign

A basic principle of marketing is to get the message across to your audience in the way they consume information. Since their primary market is families with young children, you can safely assume that a large percentage of these parents are active online. Therefore, you must ensure that you use social media as your primary means of spreading the message.

Create a Facebook fan page for your school and fill it with quick posts like:

Important dates/times for the carnival

Bracelet sales notifications

Cool activities you’ve booked, like a bungee race or inflatable joust

Popular entertainment acts that you have scheduled, such as local bands or your high school cheerleading squad.

Incentives like shaving the headmaster’s head if 80% of school pupils pre-purchase wristbands

Any special foods that you will be selling at the carnival, such as fried Oreo cookies

Get this information in real time and specifically ask your readers to spread the word by sending email links or suggesting their friends visit your school’s fan site.

I would also suggest recruiting a handful of students who are good messengers. Have them start a “texting tree” in which they text ten of their friends and family. Then those ten text ten more friends and so on, until the numbers explode. It can be a simple message like “don’t forget to buy your carnival bracelets for today”. This can be a very powerful tool for you.

Don’t forget to ask your school district if you can use their automated phone alert system, if they have one. This is the phone system that calls you at home to notify you of school cancellation or something similar. Many times, schools use these systems to inform parents about school plays or performances. Request permission to use the system for your school’s carnival announcements to parents on their mobile or home phones. This is a very effective means of communication at your disposal. If you have it, use it!

2. Be more truthful in your marketing

Face it, it’s hard to get people to spend money on charities, which is schools, in a bad economy. People are scared and want to hold on to their money. That is understandable. However, it is also true that schools need to raise money for things, important things, that the budget will no longer cover. Therefore, I would suggest two very important messages to really mark your carnival marketing plan.

First, be very specific in your material. Tell parents exactly what the money they raise will be used for. Work with the school principal and teachers to come up with a list of all the items that depend on fundraising. Tell parents that these items will be removed if their goals are not met. Even go so far as to create a priority list: name the item to be cut first, etc. Some may continue to ignore your message, but for others, this reality check will be a good incentive. And at least, it can be said, they were warned.

Second, make sure you start advertising your carnival LONG before it happens. I’m talking about six or seven months before. Then, after you’ve told them where their money will go, specifically suggest that families should SAVE for your event. If you give them six months (24 weeks) and ask them to save just $3 per week, it will be $72 at the time of the event. If your school has 250 families and only half of them (125) save to spend the $72, you will get $9,000. 75% of that amount would equal more than $13,000. Would it be useful for your school?

I would even go so far as to launch a school-wide project where kids get coffee cans or milk jugs and decorate them as personal savings boxes for the school carnival. Even on tight budgets, many families can find ways to scrape together $3 a week. That’s only 43 cents a day! But, you’re going to have to devise a plan for them.

Unless families know the specific need and receive a specific plan on how to reach the goal, you will not be able to raise the money your school needs.

3. Pre-sale of activity bracelets

In the previous sections, I mentioned pre-sale activity and game wristbands. Basically, this is a concept where people get a discount for buying their all-access game tickets early. If a person decides not to pre-purchase the wristband, he would have to pay more at the door the day / night of the event. Usually, a $5 pre-order discount is incentive enough.

I would suggest setting a school-wide goal for wristband sales. This will mean that you or the school principal will have to make a big deal out of the kids about tracking their progress. Once a day or once a week, do the calculations and announce to the school how close you are to the goal.

This can be done with a simple “target thermometer” made with a couple of thick Sharpie markers (black and red) and a large sheet of construction paper. You don’t have to be fancy to make the point. Really get the kids excited. Of course, that will mean that you will have to offer them something pretty good in return for their efforts.

Even though he’s an old man, the school principal who shaves his head in front of the school is a great motivator (unless the principal is either bald or a woman who refuses to submit to the razor). But things like an assembly, a day off from school, a day off from school (if it’s private), or anything else that doesn’t cost you money would also be nice.

By pre-selling lots of fitness trackers, you not only increase your income upfront, but you also get a head start on estimating how much food you’ll need to have on hand. By adding the goals/rewards system to presales, you are proactively increasing your income.

4. Be smart when spending on prizes: use prize packages

It’s easy to want to splurge on the prizes you give kids for the games they play. Some schools get very involved and set up a “prize redemption” station, where kids exchange the tickets they’ve won playing for various prizes, much like arcades do.

I would suggest staying away from this system. While kids love it, it presents a logistical nightmare for carnival organizers. You have to do all the math of how many tickets each kid could win in each game, for every time he plays it. Then you need to determine how many of the small, medium and large prizes to buy based on how you think the kids will actually do. And you better not screw it up for not having enough “big” prizes. You might have some disgruntled youngsters on your hands…

Also, children take a long time to decide which prize they want. Have you ever stood in line behind a seven-year-old at the Chuck E. Cheese prize counter? It takes them eons to figure out how to spend all of their tickets. You’ll have a line winding around your school, trying to handle this!

The solution, while not the most fun for kids, is to opt for prepackaged prize packs that are all the same. If you wish, you can create separate packages for boys and girls. Good prizes are pencils, McDonald’s coupons, small candy, a homework pass, a few small toys, a tattoo to rub, etc. In the long run, a kid won’t be disappointed by this loot bag and it’s saved a lot of fuss for everyone involved.

5. Trade like crazy with plugins to make money

Ok, so you have people buying their fitness trackers and some food, but how else can you get them to part with some of their earned dough?

From the moment a family walks into your carnival, they should be overwhelmed with opportunities to spend money. The games and activities are attractive, but you can also set up a bunch of other stations to earn money that are also very attractive.

For example, you can sell “shells”. These are decorative eggshells that have been hollowed out and filled with confetti. Once they are filled and decorated, stick a small cover over the hole to keep the confetti inside.

Have volunteers make them by the dozen and then sell them individually at the carnival. A person buys a cascarone, he or she sneaks up behind a friend and smashes it over the head, raining confetti down on that person. It’s a good laugh for everyone. Just make sure the person buying the egg knows not to hurt her target by hitting them too hard on the head.

There are many articles online that give instructions on how to make and decorate eggs. Do a simple Google search to find out more.

Another good idea is to set up a jail at the carnival. For a fee, such as 2 fines (approximately $1), you can hire one of the jail guards to “arrest” one of his friends. The “arrested” person has to stay in jail until they pay 4 fines (approximately $2) to get out.

The jail must be in a visible place where everyone can see who has been arrested.

If you really want to up the shaming factor, have the inmates sing for the crowd while incarcerated. I once had to sing “Little Bunny Foo Foo” while waiting to get out of jail. It was very embarrassing, but very funny!

One more idea to earn some extra money at your carnival would be to get a volunteer who is handy with a camera to take candid photos of friends having fun together all night long. With a digital camera and portable color printer, you can print copies for sale. Price the photos to get them moving and make sure the photographer is also a good seller to encourage people to buy.


These are just a few of the many strategies you can use to make more money at your next school carnival. The most important tip is to make sure you’re giving people what they want. The more ways you can tempt them, the more money they will spend.


Dog 101 Potty Training

Potty training requires patience and commitment to achieve the goal of instilling good biological habits in your dog. In this way, both can coexist healthily in a clean home. Once your pet is house trained, this will reduce stress levels for you, your family and your dog.

When to start dog potty training

In general, you can take puppies from breeders when they are around seven weeks old. Ideally, you should begin potty training when your furry friend arrives at your house. This is because if the dog relieves himself without supervision, you will have more work to change the place. A dog is attracted to the same place because of the smell. This means that if he doesn’t like that place, he should wash that area well with an enzymatic cleaner and spray with air fresheners so that the odor doesn’t activate and his pet returns to the place.

The time it would take for a dog to learn to go to the bathroom depends on each case, since it can range from a few weeks to a few months. The factors that influence the duration are as follows.

  1. dog breed
  2. dog age
  3. Dog potty training history (for rescued dogs)
  4. Potty Training Methods

Recommended Routines

Below are some recommended routines for house training dogs.

  • Feed your dog at consistent regular intervals. This would lead to regular excretion times. While the reason for removing the puppy’s food without eating after 10 minutes is different from the puppy’s feeding patterns, this act will also help gauge the next potty break time.
  • Take the puppy outside at regular intervals. Take it out first thing in the morning. Take it immediately after each meal, as puppies tend to poop soon after a meal. Take him out regularly like every two hours for a two month old puppy. If he is sleeping, let him continue sleeping and take him out when he wakes up. Before retiring for the night, take it out.
  • Guide him to the same place. Use a leash to lead the dog to the area.
  • Use short, simple words to encourage the process of excrement. However, don’t rush it. Remember that even puppies can feel your energy.
  • Praise him when he has completed his mission of pooping in the same place. You’ll need to stay with him so he can provide an instant fix by saying “No” if he tries to go to another area. The praise should be provided instantly so you can associate what you were rewarded for.
  • Remove the water bowl when the puppy goes to sleep. This is especially important for puppies that sleep in cages because puppies don’t really want to poop and sleep in the same place.

Potty Training Guidelines for Dogs

Confine your puppy to give him more control. This can be done by placing them in a cage or enclosure or by having them on a leash and securing the leash.

Knowing the duration of the lockdown is important to avoid contracting bladder infections and unknowingly inflicting unnecessary cruelty. In general, a puppy’s bladder control improves by an additional hour each month. This means that a two-month-old puppy can go without relieving her for two hours.

Even following the routines correctly, there will be times when your dog could have an accident. If this happens, don’t yell and punish the puppy. Dragging the pup to the crash site and yelling at him wouldn’t work, since he isn’t old enough to realize what he did wrong.

If a dog does not urinate or defecate in the house for two months, it is considered domesticated.


Kids Softball Drills – Fun Drills for Beginning Players

Start with the basics

These kids’ softball drills teach the basics (hitting, running, throwing, and catching) in simple, fun ways that beginners will understand and enjoy!

do not miss

This hitting drill emphasizes making contact with the ball and proper bat placement once the batter has hit the ball. You will need a tee, a ball, a bat, gloves for each player, and a hula hoop.

Divide the team into two sides. The fielders will play as usual. Hitters take turns hitting off the tee, focusing on making solid contact with the ball. Once they have hit the ball, they must throw their bat into the hula hoop on the ground next to the base before they can run to first. If the player misses the ball or knocks it off the tee, it is a strike. After three strikes, the player is out. The player is also out if he does not place his bat in the hula hoop before running to first.

red light/green light

This kids’ softball helps beginners get used to running with a glove and ball in their hands. Each player will need a glove with a ball inside. Have the players form a line in front of the coach, who is about 60-90 feet away.

The drill begins with the coach walking away from the players and yelling “green light”. The kids run to him as fast as they can, making sure to hold on to his balls. Periodically the trainer will yell “red light” and spin around. If the coach sees any of the players moving after he/she has called a “red light”, those players are out. The first player to approach and take out the coach wins.

hit the coach

This is a fun beginner softball drill to teach throwing accuracy. The children form a line in front of the coach, each holding a small foam ball or other type of soft ball.

When the coach says to start, all the kids try to hit him with their balls while the coach tries to avoid being hit. Children can run to retrieve their balls after they have thrown them, but they must throw them from the starting line. Once the trainer has been hit three times, kids can force him to do something silly, like a dance or animal noise.


This kids’ softball drill teaches beginning players how to catch fly balls in the outfield. When first learning softball, many kids are afraid to look up to catch the ball. This drill will get them comfortable catching from below.

This drill requires small foam balls and as many tall people as possible (coaches, assistants, or parents) to stand next to the children and drop the balls on their heads. The children look up with their hands up and try to catch the balls. At first they should use both hands and not wear gloves to get used to catching with both hands. Eventually, they may move on to wearing gloves.


How to make a girl like you: more than just a friend!

What do most men do when they meet a woman they really like? Well, most guys will try to present themselves as a nice guy who loves mom, has a good job, and is stable. Later, he tries to chase the girl by offering her dinners, gifts and flowers. And what will happen after doing those things? The girl will find that the guy is a good person, but there are no sparks, so she only likes him as a friend!

So how do you make a girl love you more than just a friend?

Well you need to understand how ATTRACTION works for women and how to maintain attraction when you meet a girl you really like! In other words, you must have a clue on how to make a girl feel attracted to you. Here are three simple tips you can do to create attraction:

1. Don’t let yourself be made a coward by sharing how you feel too soon and it becomes boring and predictable. Instead, keep the relationship interesting and fun.

2. Do something strong and challenge her. If she thinks it’s cool, make fun of her. If he’s smart, argue with her a bit. If she is doing something, tell her that you could do better.

3. Get him to like you by creating conversations that are spicy, humorous, mysterious, smug, funny, and raunchy. Keep their interest and attention!

Remember: as long as you know how to make a woman feel ATTRACTION to you, then you can control your destiny with women. If you DON’T know how to make a woman feel ATTRACTION to you, then you can’t control your destiny with women. Accept this fact and start acting on it, she will be successful with the girls she wants! GOOD LUCK!


Reflect your happiness this holiday season with the Christmas Tie Set

With the holiday season just around the corner, everyone is gearing up with their shopping list for themselves and their loved ones. Every year it’s the same shopping list that becomes mundane over time. One expects similar outfits and gifts, which were given or received the previous year.

One has to plan a lot for so many festive events, from office luncheons to family dinners and friends’ parties. Deciding on outfits for these many events comes at a price and also burns a hole in your pocket. We’ve got you covered for all kinds of events with a set of Christmas ties.

Each holiday has its symbolism: the winter tree, snowflake, Santa Claus and mistletoe represent a warm and colorful Christmas atmosphere, while the pumpkin, corns and bat represent a spooky Halloween atmosphere. So why wear the same outfit to every festival?

So what novelties can we add to our shopping list this year? Something that represents the holiday without being over the top! Something traditional and sentimental! Something that everyone would love! Something affordable!

The answer to your curiosity is a set of Christmas ties!

Ties, bow ties, suspenders, cummerbunds, pocket squares, tie clips and chains! It may sound basic to you, but when you add little Santa, Christmas trees, mistletoe, pilgrim, spooky pumpkins, and corns, they become lively and festive. No one can ignore these little symbols of the Christmas party. And the best thing about these Christmas tie sets is that they’re affordable, classic, fun, and easy to put together. These outfits can even transform the look of your old suit to a different level without being a burden on your pocketbook. So having these tie sets is a win-win situation!

Here are some style options that one can choose for different festive events:

  • Christmas ties for men to add a formal look: Choosing the right tie for office dinner parties on holidays can be tricky. You don’t want to look too basic, but you still have to maintain decorum. For such events, tartan plaid, solid color, or woven patterns in holiday-themed colors are the perfect choice in men’s holiday ties. They look elegant yet formal and can be paired with a similar patterned pocket square.

Parents and grandparents like to maintain their height and maintain their formal attire. Therefore, these plaid or solid color ties can be a perfect gift for them.

  • Festive Men’s Bow Ties For Joyful Vibes: If you are someone who has a unique style statement and a quirky taste in colors and patterns, then these bow ties are a must have for you.. They add fun and cheerful vibes to your outfit. Spooky pumpkins, champagne bottles and glasses, stars and snowflakes with their festive vibes never fail to catch anyone’s eye. These festive bow ties for men can be combined with polo shirts, shirts and even accessorized with suspenders.

And if you are looking for a gift for your partner or a brother, woman! There is no need to think about anything extra now. Just get them these unique and quirky bow ties.

  • Men’s ties and suspenders for family dinners: Family dinners on holidays are part of our tradition. Similarly, ties and suspenders also have traditional value. So to add an extra note of celebration to the outfit, Christmas ties and suspenders are the icing on the cake.
  • Christmas neckties and sash sets for boys: Children are more excited about the holidays, be it Christmas or Halloween. They are always out there; all dressed in Christmas spirit. Therefore, these Christmas bow ties and sashes are a great choice as a gift for your children. The festive symbols on these ties and cummerbunds will thrill your children. What better way to celebrate the holidays than these traditional bow tie and cummerbund sets?

These Christmas tie sets are perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner.


I want to buy my spouse a gift to show I’m sorry for cheating. What is the best?

Sometimes I hear from spouses who want to offer some kind of gift to indicate how sorry they are for cheating or having an affair. And yet, everything they consider seems wrong to them. They want to get the perfect item that will show their sincerity moving forward. But they are not sure what is appropriate.

I’ve heard of a husband who said, “I cheated on my wife and she found out. Honestly, I was considering leaving my wife and being with the other woman. But once my wife found out and I saw the pain my actions caused her, I changed my mind. Seeing her so vulnerable made me remember the woman I first fell in love with and decided I owed it to both of us to try and save our marriage. To my surprise, she agreed to give me that chance. her being willing to take a chance on me again humbles me I want to get her something to show her how grateful I am I asked one of her best friends what she would like and the friend told me I’m treading on thin ground because my wife is going to reading too much into anything I can choose. Are you right? I don’t know what to do right now.”

What your spouse really wants: While I think it’s touching when one spouse wants to show their love for the other, I agreed with the friend that the wrong choice could make the situation worse. I need to be honest right now. As a spouse who has been cheated on, I can tell you that what your spouse wants is not jewelry or another trinket. What your spouse really wants is to get his marriage back. They want to feel like they can trust you again. They want reassurance that you still want them and that you won’t cheat on them again. They want to feel your genuine affection. They want you to do whatever it takes to help them heal or recover from this. Frankly, these things would be more significant than any trinket could be.

Make sure any gift shows your spouse how much you understand and appreciate them: I understand and respect that you want to make a gesture to show your spouse how important they are to you and how committed you are to moving forward. In that case, you should seriously consider it. You don’t want to send the wrong idea. You don’t want to just give them a “guilt gift” that you didn’t think too deeply about. Many men will think that they will be covered if they only buy expensive jewelry for their wife. I guess this works for some women, but a lot of wives will assume that you think you can buy your way out of this and that’s not the message you want to send.

In my experience and my opinion, you’ll be better off if you can find something that shows your spouse that you know her intimately and want to reconnect with her that way. Maybe you can find something that is symbolic of your early relationship. Perhaps you can find something that reminds your spouse of your shared honeymoon, trip, or hobby that is meaningful to you. Frankly, this is going to be very individual for each woman. Her gift should show her that you know what is important and meaningful to her because she listens and understands.

I will share with you one of the most significant gifts that my husband has given me. Shortly after her infidelity, my mother fell seriously ill. I had to spend a lot of time in hospitals and this was emotionally draining, although there is nowhere I would have preferred to be because I wanted to support my mom. My husband called my stepfather and asked him to relieve me for just one or two days. When I got home, my husband had set up a hammock in our backyard and bought a book that had been meaningful to us early in our marriage. He wanted me to take some time to enjoy the book in the hammock. This gift was not expensive at all. But it showed that my husband really understood what would be restorative for me. And he cleared his calendar so we could share some time together in that place. This meant more to me than any piece of jewelry.

Obviously, what’s meaningful to your wife is going to be different than what’s meaningful to me. But if you listen to your heart and find out what could mean something to your spouse, then that’s a gesture that would probably be greatly appreciated.


Four tips to help you be a healthy player

With the development of high technology in our society, games have changed a lot. Unlike the games we used to play in the past, now video games are very attractive and popular among the public, especially among the young generation. Games can bring joy to people and make them feel relaxed, which must be a good aspect of games. There are also some gamers who are deeply addicted to games and always stay up which is bad for their health. It will cause your immunity to decrease. It can also cause endocrine disorders. Players, who always stay up late, will find their skins dry and dull. To enjoy the games more, they need to pay more attention to the health problem.

In the beginning, players should avoid staying awake playing games at their best potential. Players are supposed to pick the right time to play. If possible, try to do it during the day.

Second, for those players who stay up frequently, they need to supplement with more nutrition. They should eat more foods rich in protein, fat, and vitamins, such as milk, beef, pork, fish, beans, etc. Also, eating some dried fruits is very necessary, such as nuts, peanuts, dates, etc., because they have anti-fatigue effects.

Third, it is better that players do not sit in front of computers all the time. I understand that games are interesting and once you start playing, you will never want to stop. In reality, players really need to go outside, relax their eyes and do some exercises. It really works for them to improve their physical condition and stay away from diseases.

Lastly, choose the appropriate related accessories. This tip may sound irrelevant to staying healthy. Let’s take the portable console as an example. We all know the Nintendo DS. The young generation loves him very much. Since we can take the box everywhere, we can play with it once we have some free time. But you need to spend more time to store these games so that you can continue playing the game next time, which indirectly prolongs the game time of the players. Good gaming accessories will indirectly benefit our health. For me, I think the R4I Gold Plus card is a good option for those who love handheld game consoles. The R4I Gold Plus card is equipped with an independent updated written card, which makes the update completely exceed the restrictions of the main machine. In addition, this card also has many functions. It can support update WIFI card software online.

In a word, no matter how fun and engaging a video game is, you should put your health first. Staying awake is not very available to players. Players are required to take care of themselves while playing. Relaxing and keeping good health in games is the best ending!


Parenting Struggles: Dealing With "Destructive" Behaviour

It is part of human nature for children to misbehave from time to time. This attitude is a form of exploration into the unknown, to learn about oneself and one’s environment. How is that? From these actions come consequences, and these consequences are another way of learning.

But there will be a distinction between normal and abnormal behavior. It’s how quickly you can pick up the signs and solve the problem. Next, we will talk about:

  • types of child behavior

  • parenting styles and how it affects a child,

  • influence between nature and/or nurture, and

  • chance to eliminate misbehavior.

What you need to know about child behavior

Why is my son behaving “like this”? Is it just a phase or serious signs of abnormality? When will you know if it’s too much? These are some questions that parents ask during the visit to the doctor.

First, you need to know the difference between normal and abnormal behavior. Children, especially young children, are at a stage of knowing what they like and what they don’t like. This is where they show independence and the ability to express themselves through actions.

Coincidentally, young children do not know how to control their emotions. They are still learning to be empathic and patient. Now, not all toddlers are the same, some can control their emotions early on, but others need parental guidance.

Abnormal behavior is when your child’s attitude is too much. Throw tantrums more than three times a day? Or maybe your child regularly hits, bites, and yells at everyone? There are some cases where your child does not respond well to discipline.

To know when to tolerate a certain attitude, it is necessary to know three types of behavior:

1. Normative

This type of behavior is the norm or acceptable attitude in society. It can include a child’s ability to clean her toys, learn to use the bathroom, make friends, and much more.

two. occasional

It is behavior that is only acceptable under certain circumstances. Like throwing tantrums during an uncomfortable event, not playing or eating while the child is sick, etc.

3. Destructive

Attitude of the child that is harmful to oneself and to others. It includes hitting other children, misbehaving in public, yelling at or cursing at parents, etc.

The parent’s response elicits the child’s reaction.

Do you feel that your child does not listen to you? Or does he react in a different way than you expected him to? From the title itself, have you reflected on the type of reaction you show to your child?

A child’s behavior is a reflection of the parents’ reaction. The type of parenting style you use can affect your child in positive or negative ways. How is that? Because the way you react is often copied by your child.

When a child witnesses you talking to your husband/wife, your child behaves the same way. Are you in doubt?

Well, what about the type of food your child eats? One of the parents eats everything, while the other is picky, especially with vegetables. The child will soon think that it is okay not to eat the vegetables because one of the parents does not.

Now, how can you make your child love to eat vegetables when they see that you are not eating them? Isn’t that hypocrisy? When it comes to attitude, your reaction takes its toll. Here are three types of responses:

1. Ignore as a form of discipline

Parents believe that ignoring their child is the best form of parenting. In a way, it can be useful, but only in certain situations. Ignoring your child during his tantrums will send a message that she is not tolerating her behavior or that she will not “buy” him.

The wrong way to use this is when your toddler is aggressively pulling on your hair or not sharing their toys. If you use this type of parenting style, your toddler will interpret it as okay to continue the action/not wrong.

two. active monitoring

Being too controlling can backfire. If you are strict and scold your child every time he makes a mistake, he will be passive and will grow rebellious. Yes, this can be good, temporarily, because your child will want to avoid any punishment.

But sooner or later, your child won’t follow your orders or keep secrets from you. The strict parenting style can also develop a dependent child with low self-esteem.

3. Two-way negotiations

Keep in mind that your toddler is adjusting to a new phase, the phase of learning more about what he feels and wants. If your child misbehaves, he will resort to talking saying, “No, that’s not the right way” instead of “NO! Go take your time now!”

The “time out” is only necessary when your child has repeated a certain misbehavior. So, as a way to avoid any repetition, you need to make sure you get the message across that won’t make the child feel blamed or scolded.

As a parent, be sure to control your emotions and expressions so as not to negatively impact your child’s attitude.

Nature or nurture: Which is the most influential?

Many people debate the influence of the environment and genetics on an individual’s behavior. Nature, known as genetics, is considered the reason why an individual reacts differently from others. While Nurture is also known as the environmental effects.

What do you believe in? Are behavior and/or attitude affected by what a person experiences in their day-to-day life? Or is the cause of this through what he received from his ancestors?


There are studies that measure the influence of both factors. One case involves twins who were separated as soon as they emerged from their mother’s womb. Years later, they met again and there were many similarities in the attitude of the twins.

Now, the environment they live in is different from each other. One went to a prestigious university with a room of her own, while the other stayed in a foster home, sharing a room with 5 children and attending public school. But why is there a similar attitude?

It’s because of genetics. Genetics play a very important role in the well-being of an individual. Like illnesses and physical attributes, attitude can be passed on.


Meanwhile, when it comes to the environment, you need to consider several factors:

  • Interaction with different types of people,

  • family circle and

  • Type of place or dwelling.

Culture is a perfect example of an environmental influence. Each group has different norms and beliefs, people follow this set of rules through observation. When a group of people look up while walking, the others will too, and that’s what we call the bystander effect.

If a child was taught to tidy his room every day, the child will adapt it until he grows up. Instead of a kid who wasn’t taught how to clean.

Now, how can we relate this to the destructive behavior of a child? Don’t limit yourself to one side, be sure to study and find the possible causes of your little one’s attitude.

Is it because you were too harsh in teaching your toddler (environment)? Or maybe your child has some kind of (genetic) disorder?

Is it too late to correct bad behavior?

Studies have found that once a person grows into their 30s and 40s, it will be difficult to change their behavior. It means that it is too late for them to renew because they got used to a certain pattern.

He cites for example a woman who is an impulsive buyer, one way to “change” this is by limiting her options. The truth is that she will not be able to eliminate that behavior completely, what she did was divert her attention to something else. This is different in the case of young children.

Young children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years are still “searching” for who they are. Therefore, there may be cases where the child suddenly lets off steam or throws all the toys that she has.

As long as you don’t tolerate this kind of behavior, it won’t go on like this forever. Is it possible to fix this? Of course! How?

1. No to “shame”

Embarrassing your child in front of friends and family is a form of shame. Today, some parents post their children’s “detentions” as a way to teach them a lesson.

Shaming will not do the parent-child relationship any good, all it will do is create conflict.

two. Punishment is not the answer.

Belts, hangers, and sometimes a broom are what some parents use to punish their child. Other forms of punishment are verbal from shouting while pointing fingers. Once a child witnesses a form of violence, she will do the same to something/someone else.

3. Put yourself in your child’s shoes

Before yelling or doing anything reckless, put yourself in your child’s shoes and see their perspective. What will they feel once they see you react in a certain way? People say that children will repeat the same behavior when you blame or correct too much.

The best way is to teach your child how to behave by being a good example. It starts with you, you define the behavior of your child.


Love Message In A Bottle: 5 Tips To Give Your Lady A Great Valentine’s Day Perfume Gift

Perfumes are a great Valentine’s gift for women, both very useful and long-lasting, and also very romantic. Most women not only love to wear perfume as it can help boost their confidence and enhance their feminine charm, but also directly convey the message of love.

Many perfume ingredients are aphrodisiacs, supposedly possessing magical powers to enchant and increase the loving feelings of that special person. So giving a perfume to your lady can be translated as a direct message of love in a bottle: Spell me even more, I’m all yours.You can also gift the perfume to your sympathy, but make sure it’s not one-way “traffic.”

Take some time and go the extra mile this year by following 5 simple tips to prepare your lady a beautiful and memorable Valentine’s Day perfume gift.

1. Do not rush with the choice of perfume

Do not rush when buying a perfume as a gift for any type of occasion. Make it a beautiful gift, not a skunk! Start by researching the perfume preferences of the gift recipient. Do you wear any perfume? Ask him (in)directly about his favorite (signature) fragrance. Buying your signature fragrance or the fragrance from the same olfactory family is the safest perfume choice.

If you don’t know her perfume preferences, consult her friends or family if possible, or go to the nearest perfume shop and let the clerk help you select the right perfume for her age, personality and style.

Another great help in choosing among the many women’s perfumes available is to consult the wealth of information online. Visit perfume review websites, where you can get information on perfume notes, suitability by age groups, occasions and seasons, information on related perfume products (for example, scented body lotions or shower gels), prices and, most importantly, customer reviews. .

2. Spice up your gift with words from the heart

Personally, when I receive a gift of any kind, what moves me most are the words written or spoken from the heart by the giver. Buy or make your own Valentine card and write a beautiful love quote or poem on it. Look up books, remember your favorite romantic movie quotes, or check out dating websites. Even better, say or write how you feel about her in your own words, maybe even your own poem. How? Just think about her, what you value about her, how she makes you feel, and what she means to you.

3. Wrap your gift

Buying a perfume (or any kind of gift) and presenting it in a plain plastic bag will ruin the entire gifting experience for the gift recipient. The message of a gift in a plain plastic bag goes something like this: “Okay, I remembered to buy you something for this occasion, but it took exactly two minutes of my time, since I bought it at a gas station on the way here.” Furthermore, it also shows that the gift giver has a low level of good manners.

So, be sure to put the perfume (or any other Valentine’s gift) in a beautiful gift bag or wrap it in decorative paper or cellophane. A great way to organize a perfume gift for women is to make a perfume gift basket, which can also contain other gift items, such as candy or small stuffed toys.

4. Behave and dress to impress
More than the monetary value of the gift, it will be important how your lady will feel when you give her the Valentine’s gift. Make that day special. Let her feel that she is the only one, that you have prepared yourself and that you care how she feels. So brush your teeth, cut your nails, put on a nice suit, a red rose between your teeth, and present the perfume to her in some nice meeting place. You’ll impress her for Valentine’s Day this year, make sure of that!

5. Let treasuring your loving bond become your daily habit

You can’t buy true love with money or things, because it’s priceless. Therefore, the monetary value of the Valentine’s gift is the least important. What really counts and what your Valentine’s lady will appreciate is that you’ve spent some time and consideration preparing a romantic ‘gift’ for her.

Valentine’s Day is only one day a year and if you want your love to grow, flourish and be fruitful in the future, you have to take care of it every day of the year. Choosing the right perfume for a Valentine’s gift for your lady can take some time, but it’s worth it. It can be a thoughtful gift that can help nurture your love bond with her.


7 reasons why skydiving is the best adventure sport

We all like a little adventure in our lives, which is why many people turn to skydiving as the way they get the thrill of their lives. However, some like the thrill so much that they turn to the activity as a sport. Although skydiving does not require much effort, there is some physical activity and a lot of discipline involved. Discipline comes in the form of being able to follow procedure the way it should be followed.

However, when it comes down to it, there are plenty of adventure sports that people can choose from. Some opt for extreme sports such as skiing from mountain cliffs into large snowdrifts. Others choose bungee jumping from bridges. There are some incredibly daring adventure sports out there, but skydiving presents an exciting opportunity that just about anyone can enjoy.

Here are 7 reasons why skydiving is the best adventure sport:

1. Skydiving is an activity that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age, provided they do not have certain physical disabilities or heart conditions that could cause complications during the dive.

In some cases, entire families get involved in skydiving activities. They go on entire outings with them, buying packages for the whole family. Although there are no real age limits, the usual age is around 18 years old. However, parents can involve children if they are older. This is a great way to get aspiring competitive skydivers into the sport.

2. Initial dives are done in a harness or attached to a trainer. There is training before the jump, all the necessary equipment is available and the proper instruction is given during the dive. Safety precautions are taken. If a device fails, there is always a backup.

3. Skydiving adventures are affordable. Many air yards offer skydiving and there are many instruction companies to choose from. Some people make skydiving a weekend activity for the whole family or with friends.

4. This is an adventure sport that can be done alone or in a group. Companies can take their employees on an adventure, people have gotten married in the sky, and skydiving has been a part of many birthday and anniversary celebrations.

There are packages available for both individuals and groups. Group packages may come with discounts to save some money. However, skydiving in a group can be a lot of fun. Over time, the party can learn how to make formations in the sky, how to break formation, and successfully land on the ground.

5. For those who want to take the sport further, they can. Freestyle skydiving is a sport in which an individual can perform aerobatic maneuvers and be judged on their complexity. The overall concept reminds you of freestyle skiing or other extreme sports. It is fair to say that skydiving as an adventure sport, especially in the freestyle sense, is an extreme sport.

This is a sport in which competitions are held all over the world. There are some pretty exciting destinations where pageants are held and they are just as fascinating to watch.

6. This is a sport where you can start slow and stay slow for as long as you need before taking the next step. You don’t have to go to the next level in skydiving until you’re ready. Over time, you will be able to jump on your own and do some somersaults if you wish.

7. Skydiving has a low fatality rate of less than 1%. There are almost 2 million jumps per year and only 35 deaths. Those deaths are usually due to deviating from jump procedures.

One of the reasons fatalities are so low is because of the excellent training, safety precautions, and safety equipment that ensure a safe landing.

There are many reasons why skydiving is the best adventure sport. Not only is it a risky sport without too many bad end results, but it is very unique. Now, no one expects the rookie to start somersaulting as soon as he jumps out of the plane. In fact, the first jump is usually done tied or hooked to an instructor. This is called “tandem skydiving” and it gives you that first experience. Usually after the first experience skydiving becomes addictive.