Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Additions and Siblings athe Family

Any of you guys getting a new baby brother or sister? Maybe twins? Or do you already have a bro or sis? Maybe their younger or older? Pull them to the computer for a sec, and both of you read this.

For siblings or bro and sis or sisters or brothers:

Okay, so both of you might think your all enemy-ish, but you guys are family. If you saw your family is danger, their life could depend on it, would you stand there, laugh, and call them a dopey head? You may say yes, but deep down, I know you like each other. Also, think about your mom and dad. Think about how hard it must be for them. How sad they must get when you and you sibling fight. But don't just stop fighting for them. Do it for yourselves as well. For the prima divas, arguing isn't good for your temper level, ya know. So anyway, there will be arguments between you and your sibling, of course. You may get angry, or you may call each other small names, or you may even hit. But the older one should know to separate the fight and end it. If you have an older sibling and your about 8 and up, you should try to end it as well. And make sure you watch your words. You may get really angry and go through the roof, but when your dealing with younger kids, you can easily hurt their feelings. Sometimes badly. Sometimes temporarily. So it's good to keep arguments simple and short. And when it comes to pulling pranks for payback, that means you and your arguer went way to far. Pranks in arguments can lead to someone getting badly hurt, physically and/or emotionally. 

New Babies: Expecting:

Your mama might be expecting a child. Or she/he might be already in the crib. When your mom is expecting, there are lots of preparations for baby. You think that's busy? Wait till baby comes! Anyway, if your happy, good. You can ask your parents what needs to be done, and what they need help with. If they don't need help with anything, enjoy being out of service. Enjoy the quietness. All that will be gone pretty soon. But this is no meaning to get sad and angry the baby is coming. It just means your house will have a little commotion going on. The best part about baby coming is the shopping! At least that's what I think. You can help pick strollers, and baby clothes, and things like that. 

New Babies: When They're Here:
When baby comes, once she's old enough, you'll be able to hold her, feed her sometimes, and play with her! You'll love seeing her develop and grow. Babies make the funniest faces and do the funniest things, so you'll be filled with laughter. The diaper changing part is just UCK, so uck. Do NOT think your parents don't love you anymore, and they don't even know you exist. They DO love you, equally you and your baby are loved unconditionally. It's just that babies are new and fragile to this world, therefore they require more attention than we do. They can't do much for themselves, so we must provide for them and protect them. Sometimes babies crying can annoy us, but we just hafta learn to work through it. When a baby is a newborn, you might not get to hold him/her. That's only because the baby is very, very, very, VERY fragile. Goochy goo! With it's wrinkly skin, the baby can barely sit up! Barely move an arm! And you know why? The baby doesn't even know it has and can do those things! She/he doesn't know it has a arm, leg, nose, etc! By touching the babies different parts, they learn whats there. Next, they upgrade into learning different abilities on using them. Talking is my favorite stage that babies do! (How do I know all those? PA-toof! I have two sisters, one's a baby and one's a 5-year-old!)


Does your family argue a lot? Doesn't spend time together? You can take charge on that! Make a family calendar. First, you must set times and dates on the calendar. Schedule a family meeting. You can have that once every week. At family meetings, you can talk about things you could try doing with the family. Everyone could share their opinions, and you could have a Family Meeting book, where you write down everyone's ideas. At family meetings, discuss when you can have Family Night's (or Family Day's, if nighttime doesn't work for your family). In Family Night, you do fun activities with the family. Dance, sing, read, draw, play Monopoly, watch movies...the list is endless!  

School Stuff: Getting OUT of Bed

O.K., I must admit, this part of school is hard for all of us, including myself. And this blistering cold weather definitely doesn't help. Here are some tips you might already use.

1. Set out your clothes the day before school. So it works like this. You go to school. That night, set out your school clothes for in the morning. (Some girl's mom's do this for them). Do the same thing the next day, and then it keeps going.

2. Get an alarm clock. Set the time for about at least an hour to half an hour earlier than school time. That way, you wouldn't have to rush. You could stay in bed a bit longer, shuffle out, put on your clothes, eat breakfast, warm up, and chill before you head out.

3. Shower the night before. That way, when you wake up, you can head out without having to shower that morning. I don't think you want to go to school smelling like a rotten banana! 

4. Go to bed early. This may be REALLY hard for some girls, but if your a night person and not a morning person, which do you want to do? Go to bed late, and the next morning, jump out bed to shock your nerve cells as you hurriedly get dressed 'cause your late, or go to bed early and wake up early so you can relax a little? Hmm? You know what they say, early bird gets the worm (you might think, well what possibilities are at school? Well, they might serve pizza for the early comers. You never know). Another saying is, going to bed early makes a girl healthy, wealthy, and wise, or something like that...

5. Don't be lazy! Get outta bed sleepy head! You shouldn't hafta let your mama come wake you up! Up, up, UUUUUUUUUP!

School Stuff: Getting Homework DONE

Jolly ho everyone! Today I'm going to talk about homework. Don't think, Oh my god, don't I get enough homework already? You don't hafta rub it in. No, don't think that. I'm not talking about 1,000 divided by 3 homework. I mean getting it done. I know a LOT of you girls have trouble getting homework done. Well here's some easy and simple steps to follow.

First off, instead of coming right home and watching TV, you should hit the books. I know you all get homework (more for some people, less for others), so sit at a desk or a table, and do it. In my opinion, it's better to just get that out of the way, instead of after dinner you hear your mother said, "Julianaaaaa! Do your homework!" Your mother will even be proud to see you got it done on your own.
Second off, don't hide homework. If you hafta do it, just do it! And anyway, if you hide your homework, it'll just be found by some sibling, brought to your parents, and you'll be taken to the place you do not enjoy going to.
Third, try to enjoy homework. You must be thinking, what the heck is she talking about? Ask your teacher if there are some fun songs to go with math problems. Or, research it on the computer! I have this thing in my school called Grammar Jammer, where these animation people sing fun songs about LA (language arts people, not Los Angeles). You might punch into the search engine something like, Math Rap. I guarantee something will come up. I mean like, it's the year of 2013...oh, wait no. It's 2014! TOTALLY UPGRADED HERE! The computer has a lot of useful info on there!
Enjoy the tips! Recommend them to a friend! (And recommend my blog too. Hey you were gonna recommend my blog, right?! ;-)

Monday, January 20, 2014

How To Be Safe on the Web

Hi there girls! I'm going to write a post about how to be safe on the web.
Remember, not every site is safe for kids. You need to be careful in what you watch, click on, and listen to. Certain sites might give you computer a virus, and that will make it very slow, so ask your mom or dad before installing a program or checking out a new site.

When you sign up for things, or subscribe to them, take a close look at what your getting yourself into. Ask for permission before registering into ANYTHING.

On games that have chat, there are sometimes cyber bullies. Cyber bullies are people who type mean things to you. Cyber bullies can send you emails, mean things in chat, and if your homeschooled they can send you mean things. If you encounter a cyber bully, don't talk back. Just log out, click X, and shut down your computer. Then go tell a trusted grown up, such as a teacher or parent.

If you have an email, be sure to only check emails when you know the return address. If you do not know the return address, delete the email. The email could say the nicest thing, such as The Best Candy You've Ever Tasted. If you don't know it, don't open it. And in the mail, if you don't know who it's from, do not open it. On your phone (if you have one), sometimes people send you texts and call you. If you don't know the number, do not open it. Some companies have ways for you to block certain unsafe numbers. Ask your parents if they can put a setting like that onto your phone.

Starting Your Own Business

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day everyone! Today I'm going to write about starting your own business. If you are in the 4th or 5th grade, your teacher(s) may be introducing this to Economics in school. I'm going to give you a little info on how to start your own business. Yes, as a child.

An Idea:
To have a business you'll need to come up with a snappy idea. It might be something you can make that no one made yet. Or it might be something you can make that you and your friends think tastes super good, or looks super good. That could be paintings, cookies, lemonade, or juice.

What People Want:
Next you have to look at other shops in your area. Look at what they sell, how they taste or look, and how much it is. You can interview people or let them take surveys in your community. If you want, you can even give the soon-to-be costumers some samples or sneak peeks of what you're selling.

A Place to Sell:
Choose a good spot to sell your goods. Once you choose a good spot, look at your surroundings. If a car parking service were to choose a place to service people, they'd choose a place with a lot of cars. If a snowboarding company were to choose a place to buy, they'd choose a place with a lot of snow and a lot of kids and adults. You could even sell your things in our outside of a shop, such as a coffee shop, once its okay with the manager.

Supplies and Money:
You need to make sure you have enough supplies to make your goods. There is something called a profit. A profit is when you make enough money to buy what you need, and sometimes over that much. A profit leads up to how much you price your products for. Look in other stores. If you sell something like cookies, see how much cookies would cost in another store. Then add up how much it would take to buy all your supplies for your goods. If you don't make enough of a profit, you can borrow money from people. Borrowing is when you take something such as money, but must pay it back when you are able to.

For people to be attracted to your service or good, you must advertise. Advertising is when you tell people about what you sell or do. Make a sign, create a website (with parents permission of course), make flyers, or tell people about it word-for-word. Tell people the address of where you sell your things. You may even come up with a great poem for your sign. If you happen to make a poem, make sure it describes your good that you sell at all the good angles. You also might want to use bright colors on your sign or flyer. That will make people attracted to it.

It is better to do business with friends, that way all the weight is only on your shoulders.
Grab your surfboard (and make sure you wear safety equipment and pack your brain with rules of the deep, dangerous waters so you won't get bruised by the ocean), and surf the web for more awesome ideas!