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Lessons for every Mother from the Book ‘French Kids eat everything’.

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Mothers all around the World strive very hard to nurture their little ones with proper nourishment. They cherish the desire that their children should get the benefits offered by a variety of foods but often they fail. I’m one of those moms who miserably fail to fulfill this deep and sincere desire to feed my little daughter everything that is good for her. My little princess has a mind of her own and is a very fussy eater. I struggle very hard to accomplish the task of making her eat our  basic food which includes rice, fish, vegetables, fruits, milk and bread. Though, she likes chocolates and cakes like most other children.

While looking for innovative breakfast ideas I stumbled upon a book and its many reviews over the Internet. This excellent book has been written by a mother of two daughters and she shares 10 golden rules of making children eat their food.

The name of the author is Karen Le Billon.

The name of the book is:

“French Kids Eat Everything: How our family moved to France, cured picky eating, banned snacking, and discovered 10 simple rules for raising happy, healthy eaters”.

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Here goes the 10 golden rules:

  1. Parents are in charge of food education. I remember, as I child, we got the lessons of appreciating food. We need to teach children the same rule of appreciating and loving food. Food education includes appreciation of food, understanding of what is good and not so good for growth and development. When they learn to appreciate and respect food, they will understand its real value and this big lesson will always help them when they grow up.
  2.  Parents should avoid emotional eating and stop giving rewards and bribes. Parents often, indulge in the process of bribing or rewarding children for doing things correctly. But, this should be avoided in terms of Food, is what the author instructs.
  3.  Children eat what adults eat, so parents need to schedule menu and food timings. It is very important to introduce variety of foods to children. Children like to imitate adults. When they observe adults eat something, they would also learn to eat in the same manner.
  4.  Family eats together and avoids distractions. We  often get carried away with what the Television offers. Sometimes, it becomes easy to feed children when they are engrossed in their favourite cartoon show or a dance sequence they love to watch. But, this actually may be not be a very healthy habit in the long run.
  5.  Vegetables offer the colors of a rainbow. Include vegetables of every colour in the menu and avoid repeating the dishes for more than once per week, is what the author suggests.
  6.  Mothers need to give this instruction very clearly that even if the child doesn’t LIKE IT, he/she has to TASTE IT. The author also adds that the French people tell their children that ‘they haven’t tried it enough number of times to start liking It’, when a child says that he/she didn’t like something after tasting it. So, we learn that we shouldn’t give up very easily and conclude that ‘he/she doesn’t like a particular food’. We need to try continuously and encourage them  to eat that particular ‘dislike’ dish more often, so that someday, we will just start loving it.
  7.  Limit the intake of Snacks. The author says that it is OK,  if the child feels hungry and this means that the child will have dinner properly. She recommends snacks time to be just once or twice in a day. Practically, it can be very difficult to implement for most of the urban parents.
  8.  Eat slowly as SLOW FOOD is HAPPY FOOD. This is absolutely correct. When we eat slowly, we eat less than the required [good for adults but not for children, I believe]. Food gets digested easily when eaten slowly. Children should be taught to chew food thoroughly before swallowing.
  9.  Real homemade food is healthy food. In this fast faced modern life, fast food and ready –to-eat- food made life easier for busy people but if we think deeply, we realize how unhealthy, this practice is.
  10.  Eating has to be joyful and not stressful. Finally, the author suggests that eating should be an enjoyable process and not just a strict routine.

Citation: http://thestir.cafemom.com/toddler/134901/10_food_rules_that_could

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Numerology: The Science of Numbers

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Numerology is a science or a branch of study which deals with numbers. It is believed that Numbers have the powers to reveal one’s personality and destiny. Numerology has become very popular these days and everyone is curious to know and understand the basics of Numerology.

I remember reading a book on numerology for the first time in life nearly 12 years ago. Since then, this subject has been an area of interest and this interest has always motivated me to read more on the topic. I never missed any opportunity to read and know more about numerology. The more I read and increased my knowledge of the subject, the more I realized how less I know. It is a vast and ancient subject.

With my knowledge of basic and foundation level of numerology, I felt of analyzing and writing down what I have learnt so far for better understand of my own self and also of my dear readers. I would like to clarify once again that I’m not an expert in this field; I’m just a follower, a learner and also a sincere reader. These pieces of information is dedicated to the experts whose writings I had read over the years and gained some knowledge in this field. I wish to write the basics of numerology in this article and everything in details beginning from number 1 to 9 in the following articles. I would like to invoke the blessings of God Almighty to give me the strength and ability to spread and share the knowledge I have gained over the years. So, here come the basics of numerology in this first article.

Everyone has 3 important numbers of their own. These numbers show the influence of planets which those numbers represent. The 3 important numbers are:

  1. Personality umber,
  2. Destiny Number [also known as Life Path Number]
  3. Name Number

Knowledge of one’s own lucky number is highly beneficial as people can plan their important work on days, when the date is favourable for them. It can make life more meaningful, enjoyable and worthy.

The date of the month when a person is born is his/her lucky number. This single digit number also shows the personality of a person. 

1. People born on the 1st, 10th, 19thand 28th of any month are ruled by Sun. We all know that the Sun is the mightiest and brightest of all objects in the Universe.

  • These people do carry the power, brightness and grandness of the mighty Sun.
  • They usually have a very strong career or profession.
  • They have a very strong mind with qualities like will power, determination, sincerity with a hard working nature and Strong Self-Esteem.

2. Those who are born on 2nd,11th, 20th, 29th are ruled by Moon.

  • They are usually very emotional and moody.
  • Moon is often associated with mind and mother whereas Sun is associated with brain and father.
  • They do have many friends.
  • They are people friendly and like to have many people around them.

3. People born on 3rd, 12th, 21st and 30th are ruled by planet Jupiter.

  • Jupiter is the biggest planet in the Universe and is considered as ‘Guru’ or Teacher by Indian Astrologers.
  • These people are good as human beings and are always loved by all.
  • They have leadership qualities and are very thoughtful beings.

4. Folks born on 4th, 13th, 22nd and 31st are governed by Uranus.

  • They usually believe in changing outdated outlook into modern ideas.
  • They may have a struggling way but they come out victorious with the power of their mind.
  • They are excellent conversationalists.

5. People born on 5th, 14th and 23rd are governed by planet Mercury.

  • Planet mercury represent wisdom and knowledge.
  • Hence, these people are blessed with wisdom and excellent articulation.
  • They excel in group discussions.

6. People born on 6th, 15th and 24th are governed by Venus.

  • Venus represents art and beauty.
  • These people like everything that is beautiful.
  • They are usually very well-behaved, mild and artistic.

7. Those who are born on 7th, 16th and 25th are ruled by Neptune.

  • People born on these dates tend to be little moody.
  • It is believed that they have strong intuition power.

8. Folks born on 8th, 17th and 26th are ruled by planet Saturn.

  • These people are blessed with the ability to analyze and criticize things in detail.
  • They are very practical, hard working and progressive.

9. People born on 9th, 18th and 27th of any month are governed by Mars.

  • Mars is believed to be the Army-Chief of the planets and hence these people are found to be very organized and methodical.
  • Mars also represents fire and as a result, number 9 people are found to be little short-tempered.
  • They have tremendous mental energy and any form of physical activity like running, exercising and dancing is good for their mental well-being.

 

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Multiple Intelligence Theory – Understanding of Interests Help in Choosing the Right Career

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By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Krishna_D.]Krishna D.

Dr. Howard Gardner introduced and proposed the theory of ‘Multiple Intelligence’ in his book, “Frames of Mind” in the year 1983 and since then the theory has got universal acceptance. Many educators and educational Institutions have embraced this theory in meeting the learning requirements of the learners at various levels. The reason behind the overwhelming acceptance is the fact that there are eight possible ways of imparting education and also to understand a child’s interests and intelligence.

Dr. Gardner believes that every individual has either one or more than one of the following intelligences:

1. Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence

2. Logical/Mathematical Intelligence

3. Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence

4. Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence

5. Visual/Spatial Intelligence

6. Interpersonal Intelligence

7. Intrapersonal Intelligence

8. Naturalistic Intelligence.

1.Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence: People with verbal/linguistic kind of intelligence have a flair for languages; they nurture interest towards learning different languages and are able to do it quite faster than many others. They show special interest towards reading, writing and interacting with people. They like to participate in debates, discussions, seminars etc. They enjoying listening to lectures and taking notes. They are excellent in remembering any kind of information even dates. They are good in grammar, syntax and structure. They have the ability to explain things in details and teach people. People with verbal / linguistic Intelligence perform well in positions where they get opportunities to utilize the skills of language articulation. Usually they excel as teachers, lawyers, writers and politicians. They learn well through reading, listening to lectures in the class, taking notes, interacting with friends and do well in exams because of their good memory power.

2. Logical/Mathematical Intelligence: People with Logical/Mathematical intelligence have the ability to think in a logical manner. They have the ability to reason things. They are good at mathematical calculations. They are good at solving problems. They can play chess quite well. They excel as engineers, computer programmers, software developers, economists, accountants and scientists. They learn well when they are given logical and analytical problems to be solved. They perform extremely well in aptitude tests. They like to solve riddles and puzzles.

3. Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence: People with bodily/kinesthetic intelligence enjoy physical movement. They like to play and dance. Physical activity is more important for them. They do very well in the field of sports. They usually associate themselves with dance and the theatrical performances. Most of them fare well in similar professions. They learn well when the learning involves lot of physical activity more than classroom lectures.

4. Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence: People with this intelligence have musical bent of mind. They have natural inclination towards music. Music in any form attracts them. Students with such intelligence learn well in a musical environment. They have good listening skills. They appreciate music in any form or language and have sensitivity towards it. Naturally they fare well as singers, musicians and composers.

5. Visual/Spatial Intelligence: Such people have strong sense of judgment. They are good at imagination. They have strong ability to visualize. They have an artistic bent of mind. Naturally they fare well in creative arts. With their power of imagination they become good artistes, painters, designers, directors and architects. Students with this kind of intelligence learn well when their creative abilities are triggered by creating favorable environment in the classroom.

6. Interpersonal Intelligence: People with interpersonal skills have good social awareness. They understand people and their way of thinking. They have the ability to strike a conversation with a stranger. They never hesitate to talk to people. They are often described as extroverts. They become stars in any party they visit because of their conversational skills. They have team spirit. They fare well in public relation kind of jobs. They do well in the hospitality Industry and also as marketing professionals. Such students can do wonders if they are put in a team. They learn well in situations where they are required to talk and convince people.

7. Intrapersonal Intelligence: People with this intelligence have good self awareness. They perform better in isolation, than in teams. They are usually described as introverts. They do a lot of self- introspection. They understand themselves very well. They communicate with themselves quite often. They avoid conversation with others unless they are forced to talk. They fare well in desk jobs where there is no requirement of talking. They prefer to work silently on their own. They shine very well as writers, painters, philosophers, scientists and computer programmers.

8. Naturalistic Intelligence: People with naturalistic intelligence have inclination towards nature. They prefer to be close to nature. They like naturalistic atmosphere around them. Such students can learn better in natural settings. They do well as conversationalists, gardeners and agriculturists.

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The Power of the Mind – Can the Mind Attract Positive Energy From the Universe?

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By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Krishna_D.]Krishna D.

Everyone wishes to lead a life which they have always dreamt of. There always remains a gap between the actual life and the life of dreams. The gap between reality and dreams can be removed through an attitude of optimism, hope, willpower, determination, focus and hard work. The Law of Attraction suggests that we attract vibrations towards us. Now whether we attract positive vibrations or negative vibrations, it entirely depends upon us. If we want positivity around us and in our lives, our thought process should be directed towards positivism, so as to attract positive vibrations from the Universal energy. The Law of the Universe also suggests that everything that we send comes back to us. If we send the signals of hatred, envy, enmity, anger and everything that attracts negativity naturally negative energies will get stimulated and will be attracted.

The human mind has tremendous power. It has the power to attract the energies of this Universe. So, it all depends upon us to take charge of our emotions and learn how to use them constructively towards building a better life, a better society and ultimately a better World for everyone to life happily. The emotions of anger, frustration, irritation, depression, annoyance, resentment, bitterness and envy need to be removed from the mind. It is not very easy but can be achieved through practice.

The mind needs to be trained to be happy, calm, serene, peaceful, hopeful, joyful, blissful, contended and positive to bring an atmosphere of peace and serenity in this world. A happy and optimistic person always makes the right decision, makes the right choices and understands the opportunities to make life more satisfying. A person becomes more confident, secure and intelligent.

Training of the mind is possible through reading good books written by spiritual leaders, chanting the holy name of God, speaking and maintaining company with enlightened people. The company of people who entertain negative thoughts should be avoided. Upliftment of mind also takes place through noble deeds like helping the poor and needy, giving food to the hungry, charity, donations and humbleness.

Faith, belief and trust are again important pillars of a strong mind. A strong mind always looks for opportunities towards self growth and development. Such people believe in expansion of their skills and abilities. They always try to grow beyond boundaries and aim to achieve the unattainable. They follow a journey of inspiration, creativity, faith, firmness and perseverance. To live happily and create a life of positivism, we need to undergo a process or a journey starting from now, this very moment.

The Universe has abundance of positive energy. When we are able to train the mind and direct it towards attainment of spiritual, peaceful and constructive goals, we will be able to attract abundant positive energy from the Universe. The great author of ‘The Alchemist’ Paulo Coelho also gives the same message that when we focus our attention towards our goal; the whole Universe conspires to make it happen for us, creating opportunities all through our journey and guiding us with signals.

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