The big phrases such as "I wish you were more like your sister or brother" have since been termed as taboo to use when communicating with your child. There are however some everyday phrases that go unnoticed. These phrases do tend to have the opposite effect in spite of using them innocently. According to Parents Magazine, the phrases have a more negative result than there are intended use. The following phrases and explanations from parents.com should be avoided:
1. "Great Job."
Research has shown that tossing out a generic phrase like "Good girl" or "Way to go" every time your child masters a skill makes her dependent on your affirmation rather than her own motivation, says Parents advisor Jenn Berman, Psy.D., author of The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids. Save the kudos for when they're truly warranted, and be as specific as you can. Instead of "Super game," say, "That was a nice assist. I like how you looked for your teammate."
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The International Baccalaureate(IB) Diploma is the number one globally-recognised graduate qualification for international students and increasingly more countries are turning to this qualification as the standard for international study.
Recent commentary in international press has highlighted the IB Diploma as a fast-growing choice of qualification for students, in particular because of the way it better prepares students for the rigours of university study.
Last week, we wrote about different ways to have Chinese chives. As we look for more seasonal bites, we were surprised to find that even trees have something to offer. The tender young sprouts of the Chinese mahogany tree (香椿, xiangchun) have a strong herbal aroma, and are a great addition to salads or egg dishes. Here are some ways to enjoy xiangchun.
Birthday Bash: Family Value - baby international boasts three-in-one restaurant, shop, and play center
When Nils and Lynn van Doorn had a son, they wanted the best baby gear for him. They couldn’t find what they needed, so they decided to import it. Eventually, they also realized the need for a high-quality family center with adjacent dining and playing areas, allowing adults to relax while their little ones kept busy.
Broadway singers live a tough life. Unlike recorded singers, there’s absolutely no post-production support or second chances while singing to a live audience. On top of that, they have to act and dance between their rather vocally challenging pieces. Broadway singers such as Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Michael Crawford and Alfie Boe perform up to twice a day. Some Broadway singers record music in their spare time, whether it be personal interpretations of the famous music they sing every day, or their own original compositions. Everything about Broadway singers is indisputably a hundred percent real talent.
As we enter day six in the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, International SOS will host a free information session from 10-11.30am tomorrow Friday 14 to deal with the tragedy. If you can't make it to BJU's talk this evening, then this is your chance to get valuable advice on how best to help your family cope with disaster.
The Beijing International Literary Festival has begun at the Bookworm. These two weeks every March are among our favorite occasions in Beijing, up there for us with Oktoberfest and Easter. The BILF attracts some really amazing authors from all over the world, so we are really grateful that we have the opportunity to attend so many events, particularly during the day.
I nearly missed my favorite awards this year. No, not the Oscars or the Grammys – who really cares what an industry thinks of itself? Nope, I mean the Caldecott Award results. Somehow between changing diapers, taking photos, and trying to get over my never-ending cold, I neglected to check out this year’s results. From the looks of this year’s winners, I’m glad I didn’t forget.
Katherin Witbreuk’s love affair with food began as a student working at a sandwich shop in her native Sydney. Through the combination of preparing meals and interacting with customers, she knew this was what she wanted to do long-term. A stint at a Lebanese restaurant expanded her culinary repertoire. Over the years, she kept busy in the kitchen baking bread and desserts, all the while seeking opportunities to learn about different types of cuisine.
In 1994, the genocide in Rwanda took place. Images glimpsed on our television set left me scared and anxious. My parents shielded us and explained as best they could but they could not control our every conversation. In school and around the neighborhood everybody was talking about the incident. Despite my mother's best attempts to explain, at the tender age of 8, I couldn't understand. The atrocities affected the way I viewed the world; I worried I would die that way too.
Even without a direct connection, it's natural for kids to have questions about what is going on. Helping children to talk about and understand what is going on is of paramount importance at this difficult time.
We interviewed, Dr. George Hu, clinical psychologist at Beijing United Family Hospital and Assistant Director at the hospital's Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to provide guidance on how to deal with the incident.