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  1. ProducerSanford Kulkin

    Sanford Kulkin

    29/06/2017
    Confronting Your Teen’s Mistakes
    Confronting Your Teen’s Mistakes“The difference between the exact right words and the almost right words is like the difference between lightning bugs and lightning bolts.” — Mark Twain Avoiding toxic words and wrong motivations helps maintain a solid relationship while...
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    Vincent Andrew
    29/06/2017 #1 Vincent Andrew
    As a father I also realize how important it is to listen to what teenagers say and what they don't say. I look at their body language to see if everything is ok. If not I'll ask, Is there anything you want to talk about? If they're ready they'll talk. If not I let them know they can talk whenever they're ready.

    Communication skills are very important at home just as they are important in the office. Sometimes we take such skills for granted at home.

    This is an excellent buzz @Sanford Kulkin and it's my pleasure to share it.
  2. ProducerAcademic Zodiac

    Academic Zodiac

    09/06/2017
    90 Degrees Error https://goo.gl/M9i3pL in your Baby's Horoscope
    90 Degrees Error https://goo.gl/M9i3pL in your Baby's Horoscope #Astro4all https://goo.gl/BE2OYG #Trading $VIX #NewMom #MarketCrash #2017shift #Saturn #Ophiuchus #Recession #ContentMarketing #Astrology THEY LOOKED How did some people short the subprime while predicting market crash imminent? They...
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  3. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    08/06/2017
    Relevant and timely.
    Sara Jacobovici
    Social Media is Hurting Our Children’s Mental Health
    www.linkedin.com The internet and social media are an amazing technological advancement. We have the ability to know more about the world, and other points of...
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  4. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    05/06/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Father Banned from Seeing Son Due to Mother Being Married to Another Man?
    www.yahoo.com Attorney Rebekah Brown-Wiseman says, “The courts, unfortunately, see it very differently than the average person. “So, if the mother and her husband object to the biological father basically being a parent to his own biological child, they’re going...
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  5. ProducerElliot Caleira

    Elliot Caleira

    25/05/2017
    Effective Programs to Look Into for Your Troubled Teen
    Effective Programs to Look Into for Your Troubled TeenHelping Your Troubled Teen SucceedMany parents have the wrong assumption that if their children are not exact little copies of their own values and principles, the children are somehow retarded or immature. This view, while popular, is wrong....
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  6. ProducerSean McCauley

    Sean McCauley

    17/05/2017
    HOW MY 8 YEAR OLD SON ACHIEVED HIS GOAL #CONFIDENCE #PASSION
    HOW MY 8 YEAR OLD SON ACHIEVED HIS GOAL #CONFIDENCE #PASSIONThe Golden Rule is the foundation for every person whether it be in your personal life or your professional life. This is a guiding principal that all should follow. My Son has this ingrained in himself, and is 2nd nature to him. He is 8. ‘Do...
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    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    17/05/2017 #2 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Great buzz. I really enjoy this. Sometimes what is more satisfyingly than reaching our goals, is watching our children reach theirs.
    Cyndi Docy
    17/05/2017 #1 Cyndi Docy
    I thoroughly enjoyed your buzz. You should be a very proud Daddy. It is amazing how kids can zero in with such focus for something they want. We adults could learn allot from watching them. I wish you and your family all the best.
  7. Amy Walton

    Amy Walton

    12/05/2017
    Join me and some other "seasoned" moms and grandmoms for Mom Camp, a virtual camp I created in which you can participate from wherever you live! Camp themes include creative ways to pray for our children, keeping the romance in your marriage, and the importance of self-care. For details and to register. please visit my website at www.amywaltoncoaching.com. Let's go camping! Amy Walton
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  8. ProducerTracy Poizner

    Tracy Poizner

    12/05/2017
    Beyond Reward and Punishment
    Beyond Reward and PunishmentIsn't a reward chart a really great, positive way to encourage good behaviour for our kids? Our next meetup is entitled "Throw The Star Chart In The Trash". Aren't parents supposed to reward good behaviours as an alternative to punishing the bad...
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  9. Amy Walton

    Amy Walton

    06/05/2017
    Don't let these self-defeating behaviors conquer you. You can conquer them!
    Amy Walton
    5 Self-Defeating Behaviors I Can Help Busy Mothers Conquer!- Amy Walton Coaching
    www.amywaltoncoaching.com A relaxed mother and grandmother who is passionate about helping you THRIVE (yours truly!) Have you ever been in the following or a similar scene? You are running out the door in the morning, kids in tow, and worrying about what your colleagues...
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    Amy Walton
    06/05/2017 #1 Amy Walton
    You CAN defeat these self-defeating behaviors, but it takes work. Read on...
  10. ProducerTracy Poizner

    Tracy Poizner

    05/05/2017
    Throw the Start Chart in the Trash!
    Throw the Start Chart in the Trash!This might sound like total heresy. Most of us were raised with the idea of getting a reward for certain things like good behaviour, doing our homework, walking the dog. Perhaps we got an allowance that was contingent on certain chores, or grades at...
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  11. ProducerElliot Caleira

    Elliot Caleira

    03/05/2017
    Therapist or Psychologist: Understanding What Your Child Needs
    Therapist or Psychologist: Understanding What Your Child NeedsUnderstanding What Your Child NeedsOne of the greatest burdens of parenting involves understanding what your child needs. Children have different physical, emotional, and mental needs. In order for a child to grow up healthy and to become a happy...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    03/05/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    Parenting is a challenge when we look at our children as a reflection of ourselves. Children are not a reflection but yet a unique personality in conflict with your sought after reflection. Parenting is developing the skill of allowing growth within safe boundaries and taking away fears of exploration. All too often i see parents who extend their child narrative they experienced as fear based parenting within their own children.

    Exploring with your children may lead you to better understand your own narrative. I know i learn more from my grandchildren's exploration than a lot of adults.

    Some good thoughts.
  12. ProducerKevin Faber

    Kevin Faber

    25/04/2017
    Top 10 Car Models for Your Teen in 2017
    Top 10 Car Models for Your Teen in 2017Car shopping for your teen? Besides shopping for car insurance through free insurance quote tools online, you’ll need to search for cars that are safe and reliable. Better yet, you’ll need a car that is affordable, efficient and has the latest...
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    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    25/04/2017 #3 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    #2 Absolutely agree that they are great cars on the used market as well @Donna Wood. Urgg on the insurance! Ours increased considerably when we added a 16 yo male to the policy. Thank fully we (his parents) have no accident history and clean driving records so our rates were very low to start.
    Donna Wood
    25/04/2017 #2 Donna Wood
    #1 I agree. New cars aren't necessarily the best option for new drivers. They may look cool and help the teen with maintaining or gaining their reputation, but they do little for Mom and Dad's bank account. The cost of insurance alone can be daunting. However, there's nothing wrong with getting them a second-hand version of any on the list.
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    25/04/2017 #1 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    All good options @Kevin Faber. Admittedly, I'm in the camp of finding good used cars, especially for a teen. I recently purchased a 1974 F250 for my son who started driving last fall. Overall, it's in great shape and drives well, yet It's a project truck for he and I to work on restoring. It will provide him the opportunity to learn mechanical basics and provide time for us to spend together. Because it's a project and I expect it to spend time in our shop during the restoration I also bought a mid 2000's Honda CRV as his daily driver while we work on the restoration.

    To me, buying a new car for a child is a mistake. Accident rates among teens are higher than more mature drivers. A new vehicle increases that financial exposure. I also feel that more basic "base model" vehicles provide less opportunity for distraction. Again, just my perspective. Nevertheless the list you provided is certainly a good one for those with a different perspective or even adults looking for economical options.

    Hope you don't mind me adding my two cents. I enjoyed the post.
  13. ProducerMatt 🐝 Sweetwood
    10 Rules to Determine Whether Any Relationship Will Steal Your Happiness
    10 Rules to Determine Whether Any Relationship Will Steal Your HappinessAn edited version published originally on the Thought Catalog 4/21/17I firmly believe that happiness in life is most affected by the quality of our relationships. We all have a variety of relationships like the ones with casual acquaintances,...
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    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #40 Louise Smith
    It's hard to disconnect from difficult people sometimes impossible so it's best to learn how to deal with them. I wish there was a subject at high school or uni -
    Difficult People 101. But most of us learn the hard way over time (unless your parents work as a Social Worker, Psychologist or very good at personal relationships) Almost every client who comes to see me wants or needs to work on this - Being Assertive not Angry, Aggressive, Sarcastic or Negative.

    But these days I don't keep these difficult people close. The older I get the easier it becomes to do this. How about you?
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #39 Louise Smith
    BTW @Javier 🐝 beBee "You Should End Any Relationship with a Person Who Causes you pain more than 3 times in a month"
    If you are a teacher, after 3 hours you would have no students in your class !
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #38 Louise Smith
    As a person who by accident of birth order (not just birth), I am the oldest of 4 siblings and since I was 4yo I have been moulded , not deliberately but by circumstance, to be a giver and a carer. Then I was a high school teacher and now am a psychologist. What hope did I have of a different career path when most of my peers left school to work at 15yo and very few women went to Uni.

    Also genetically, I didn't have a chance as my Mother and Father and Maternal Grandmother are/were very gentle, obliging and considerate people.

    So what to do about it?
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #37 Louise Smith
    #31 Because they consciously or unconsciously know the giver is the better person. They feel self shame and guilt unless they are complete narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths or politicians ( also could be your boss). They think that most people are ultimately takers and even though the giver would prob never do this, the takers expect to get the same treatment from the givers down the track.

    As a derivative of fight or flight, attack is the best form of defence, that is what they do to the giver immediately in small doses or they wait and pick the big moment that is important to the giver and whamo they strike!
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #36 Louise Smith
    #25 or an ECG
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #35 Louise Smith
    #22 I like yours better.
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #34 Louise Smith
    #16 Ask Dr Wh0
    Michele Williams
    27/04/2017 #33 Michele Williams
    Great advice,Matt. Important points for entrepreneurs to consider in their relationships with cofounders, mentors and angel investors. Do they cause you pain and undermine your confidence?
    Maria Merino Oslara
    25/04/2017 #32 Maria Merino Oslara
    👏👏👏
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/04/2017 #31 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood- obviously life taught you lessons the hard way. Your list of when to drop a relationship is comprehensive even though your line "They were robbing me of my time, energy, money, happiness and they were bringing me down" gives adequate guidance.
    "...Causes you pain more than 3 times in a month". I smiled reading this because you reminded me that we need a minimum of three points to set a trend (to set a trend. Moreover, you reminded me of the simple rules of 3.
    "But it also can happen with the coworker who you have helped repeatedly and when you need them, there is a deafening and hurtful silence". You
    It means they don’t have the same values as you, they don’t care what you believe in and can ruin your reputation – or worse. I better forget about these experiences myself. Unfortunately, many people tend to "bite the hand" that helped them.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    25/04/2017 #30 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    After such an insightful post i would agree more with your #23.

    Nobody can steal your happiness. You can give it away just for the sheer pleasure of giving or surrender it to sadness.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    25/04/2017 #29 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Oh yes, this is good, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. Life is too short to be in a bad relationship. Unfortunately, we don't always realize we're in a bad relationship until it starts to take its toll on us. Even worse, some victims are in denial and can't face the fact they are in a bad relationship. I agree with @Renée 🐝 Cormier, the most important relationship we have is with ourselves.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    25/04/2017 #28 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood i live this post, wewant mooooooore!
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    25/04/2017 #27 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #25 haaaaa paul.....its not an app...i thinks its is called a...device? what is a device? As its name itself explain it, it retrieve the vice, de-vice....lol....same purpose apps devices, just get rid of hyena people!!!
    David B. Grinberg
    25/04/2017 #26 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Matt, for this sage advice. I echo your sentiments and important insights about ridding people from one's life who are toxic and negative, because these types of people only succeed in bringing down others to artificially lift themselves up. Rather, surround yourself by positive role models who support and encourage your biggest dreams and life goals -- however far off or impractical they may appear. We need to recall that impractical does not mean impossible.
    Again, kudos Matt on sharing more exemplary and beneficial advice.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/04/2017 #25 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #16 I think it exists, Steph... it's called a taser
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/04/2017 #24 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #23 Yes, I was wondering if I should make that my next post. It might be interesting to see the different perspectives we have on that!
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    24/04/2017 #23 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #21 "I truly believe the most important relationship of all, is the one you have with yourself." Agree and that's whole other article...
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    24/04/2017 #22 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #18 "10 Commandments" I wish I had thought of that.. it would have made the title sizzle!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/04/2017 #21 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I truly believe the most important relationship of all, is the one you have with yourself. If you have a strong sense of who you are and love the finished product, no one can really take that away from you. Also, if you truly love and respect yourself, you will find it easy to eliminate disempowering or one way relationships from your life. It is much easier to turn away from negative relationships than to try to make them fit. It is a mistake to believe you can control or change others, and honestly, you shouldn't even want to. It is also a mistake to try to become what someone else wants you to be. All you can really control is the way you view the world around you and what you give permission for in your life. Over recent years, I have systematically rid myself of people who add no value to my life. I find the older I get, the less willing I am to put up with bull shit. When I was young, I had all the energy in the world for it, but it brought me a tremendous amount of pain. I know better now. :)
  14. ProducerTracy Poizner

    Tracy Poizner

    24/04/2017
    Is Aluminum Destroying Our Daughters?
    Is Aluminum Destroying Our Daughters?What can make a beautiful girl want to stop eating, or to cut herself in secret? Naturally, every case has its own context and I don't mean to solve such a complex problem with a simplistic answer. What I am really asking is why more and more young...
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  15. ProducerDavid Navarro López
    Where do we go from here?
    Where do we go from here?To all those who have grown their children, when they finally start their own lives, it uses to come to this question. Growing a child or more it’s a lifetime hard work which can lead us to a huge emptiness once is done, if we forget some undeniable...
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    David Navarro López
    18/06/2017 #22 Anonymous
    #21 happy to see you here
    sam kinteh
    18/06/2017 #21 sam kinteh
    hello how are you doing today
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/04/2017 #20 Harvey Lloyd
    #19 Yes it is painful to watch. Wisdom tells us when we should speak but sometimes fear instigates conversations. Thanks for your kind words. I don't believe we ever cease to be parents. We phase into a advisory mode.
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #18 Isn't it sad when you see them they are going to be in trouble due to their own fault, and you must hold back? To let them learn from their own mistakes?
    I find this the worst part, as before they get hurt, I already can feel in advance the pain they are inevitably going to feel...but one has tightened hands and has to even silence the "told you so's" and much more.
    I can tell you are a loving father.
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/04/2017 #18 Harvey Lloyd
    Empty nest is certainly one of the major epoch journeys of our existence. The transition from "parent" to friend is difficult, but a worthy journey. You thought the teenage years were the most difficult. The hardest thing i have ever done as a parent was not during the years of parenting, but holding back all the "I told you so's". Allowing the grown children to find life on their own experiences.

    Every once in a while we get to laugh about an "i told you so" because they bring it up.

    Great thoughts
    Brian McKenzie
    23/04/2017 #17 Brian McKenzie
    Self Actualized Freedom; we have long known - nobody cares - unless it is at 6 second intervals. #MGTOW Never Wed, Never Bred - No Intentions to Ever Do So.
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #16 Anonymous
    #11 "Sometimes we get so caught up in raising our children that we lose our individuality." I agree we are not allowed to do that, as we could deliver the wrong message to our children. I haven't the pleasure to have grandchildren yet, but I hope I will
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #15 Anonymous
    #10 As long as your wife gets on with it, I can tell you, these can be you real "golden years", with the wisdom of experience and still the power to do things....
    Did you have a look at another post related to it? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/get-started-adding-life-to-years
    I am sure you will enjoy it too
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #14 Anonymous
    #8 Precisely this is why I wrote the buzz, because I see parents so blindly engaged on being good parents, that they forget about themselves.
    I do love Alan Parsons too
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/04/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #12 Yes, our grandchildren are our pleasure and memories. They are not our direct responsibility (or, we pretend it is not). yes, I agree with you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/04/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #5 Grandchildren add another layer to our lives and if we remember we are the grandparents (here to enjoy, not raise kids anymore) the time is so precious and the kids seem to have more innocence than I was able to appreciate while raising my kids if that makes sense?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/04/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent topic @David Navarro López! I did wait until my children grew up and put my life on hold to a certain degree. It wasn't intentional but it sure can cause some setbacks. We have come to realize that we come first, their lives come first for them and so on. Sometimes we get so caught up in raising our children that we lose our individuality. I haven't heard that song by Alan Parsons in ages, great song! Thanks for the tag @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Vincent Andrew
    23/04/2017 #10 Vincent Andrew
    #6 "I am retired, and developing my hobby...only that I get very well paid for it (LOL)" Brilliant! I have been headhunted for a position in another part of the world. Still considering.it ...
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/04/2017 #9 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 I always enjoy your thoughts and "adding life to years". Yes, the exchange of comments with you always adds "life to my years".
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    23/04/2017 #8 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    That's a very interesting question @David Navarro López, and I would even add where do we go when our children are growing up...
    The answer to this question will give a path to follow in our future. I see friends around, specially mommies, that put her lives apart while raising children, focusing all her energy in the babies and kids.
    The future will bring a mirror to face ourselves and we will pick up what we have harvested.
    Thanks for the music, love Alan Parsons!!
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #7 Anonymous
    #5 Yes dear Ali, this is one of the reasons why I did write this post and another you have already seen, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/get-started-adding-life-to-years
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #6 Anonymous
    #4 Vincent, this is precisely what I did. When my daughter married, then I looked for a job abroad, and moved here to Germany, working in my passion, packaging machinery. And it is one of the best things I ever did. My colleagues use to ask why am I so happy while working, and I use to answer...I am not working anymore, I am retired, and developing my hobby...only that I get very well paid for it (LOL)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/04/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "It is us who need to figure out how we are going to spend our lives after being parents.
    Because this is the most important last lesson we can give our children".
    Our children shall then experience the same once they have grown up and have children. In our societies family ties are still strong (even though weaker than before). However; what a great question to ask @David Navarro López. We plan for retirement, but we don't plan for the "retirement of children responsibility.
    I invite dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher to comment because she is enjoying her grandchildren.
    Vincent Andrew
    23/04/2017 #4 Vincent Andrew
    "Where do we go from here now that all of the children have grown up" An inevitable question that my wife and I will face starting with our oldest daughter who'll be graduating from university this year. In all honesty I would like to go abroad again to work and to open a new chapter. I want to see the world. I want to go on a pilgrimage. I want to play musical instruments again and take up the piano or violin. My wife has her plans and as individuals we have our own interests to pursue. Thanks @David Navarro López for writing this reflective piece.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    23/04/2017 #3 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Beautiful message @David Navarro López

    It is us who need to figure out how we are going to spend our lives. Love it.
  16. ProducerJulian Caldwell

    Julian Caldwell

    20/04/2017
    My first Buzz on BeBee
    My first Buzz on BeBeehttps://getconnectdad.com/What is GetConnectDad?For the past year, 300+ parents from 26 countries have been answering the question, “What do I want my kids to value?” These parents have shared some great stories and many tips, all focused on, ‘How...
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  17. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    18/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Dad’s Touching Reaction to Daughter’s Wet Pants Makes Him a Hero
    www.yahoo.com Ben Sowards, a Utah father, wets himself to alleviate the embarrassment of his 6-year-old daughter, who's done the same thing. The touching parenting response has gone...
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  18. stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Good to know for parents ! Close accounts and play with your kids ! Healthier....
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Cyberbullying: Which 3 Social Networks Are the Worst? | MomsTeam
    www.momsteam.com Social media sites are one of the leading places that pre-teens and teens experience bullying, whether they are being bullied, bullying someone or witnessing it. Here's a list of the worst three social media sites for...
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  19. ProducerTracy Poizner

    Tracy Poizner

    08/04/2017
    Bach Flowers for Mother and Daughter
    Bach Flowers for Mother and DaughterBach Flowers are among my very favourite medicines because they are so very gentle but really effective. They are prescribed based solely on an emotional picture so they are very simple to use. Here are a few that I have chosen especially for...
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    Debesh Choudhury
    08/04/2017 #1 Debesh Choudhury
    I heard bach flower medicines in homoepathy .. are these available in raw forms?
  20. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    02/04/2017
    To Raise Well Adjusted Kids Host Exchange Students
    To Raise Well Adjusted Kids Host Exchange StudentsGrowing up as an only child, I missed out on the many great experiences other kids were having with their brothers and sisters. That is, until we decided to start hosting exchange students. As I was growing up, my family hosted kids from France,...
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    Sarah (Sally) McCabe
    05/04/2017 #12 Sarah (Sally) McCabe
    Great read John. I met a friend at a conference last month who recently adopted a young Russian girl. The experience has been incredible for his three kids!
    Sweta Parmar
    05/04/2017 #11 Sweta Parmar
    Yes indeed ! It's a great experience and we really get to know many new things n culture, tradition n many more . I hosted four times (once from Switzerland and then italy and then germany and then Indiana)when my daughter was in school and now I'll be hosting again for a year a student from USA
    It's great for learning and diversity uniting
    Great article though
    Regards!
    Marcel Kuhn Bamert
    03/04/2017 #10 Marcel Kuhn Bamert
    Hi @John White, MBA - Thank you for this article. I grew up in a family where we had hosted a few exchange students and other guests from different cultures: Tibet, NZ, USA, Australia, Korea.. For my two brothers and I it was a great opportunity to improve our English skills. All three of us had the opportunity later to live and work abroad. These early contacts with different cultures had a lasting influence on us. Knowing both sides - as a host family and as a student I will make sure to host foreign exchange students at my home as well. And of course, I will encourage my kids to study abroad. There is now better way to grow open and tolerant kids. Best, Marcel
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    03/04/2017 #9 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    This is a very valuable experience and would be great for social bonding as well. Meeting kids from different cultures is an excellent opportunity many kids in UAE get the chance to experience.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/04/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Great advice here, John, as always. It's important for children to gain a broader perspective of the world than just that of the USA, or wherever country in which they live. Moreover, in today's modern and hyper-connected global, digital, mobile and virtual world, it simply makes good sense -- personally and professionally -- to learn more about other cultures and peoples. This will make the next generation of leaders more well rounded and grounded.
    Again, John, kudos on another brilliant buzz!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/04/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I would think this would be a very valuable experience. Sharing.
    Alexander🐝 Ramos🐝
    02/04/2017 #6 Alexander🐝 Ramos🐝
    It is so important to have an "intenational experience" while you are student.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    02/04/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I was hosted by two irish families ( Waterford and Dublin) and a french one (Lyon). They were a really great experience. I can say I am much better. Thanks Mum&Dad.
    John White, MBA
    02/04/2017 #3 John White, MBA
    #2 Glad to hear that it was a positive experience, @Gert Scholtz. My family will host once my girls get a little older.
    Gert Scholtz
    02/04/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @John White, MBA We hosted an American exchange student through the AFS program when I was at school. In a year he learned Afrikaans and wrote the final Grade 12 School exams in Afrikaans with full university exemption – remarkable. I attest to the formative and educational value it brings – both for him and for me. Thanks John.
  21. Amy Walton

    Amy Walton

    31/03/2017
    Amy Walton
    5 Ways to Have a Love Language "Blitz" With Your Spouse - Amy Walton Coaching
    www.amywaltoncoaching.com Feel like your relationship with your spouse has become a bit boring? Have you been together so long that you are comfortable but no longer feel that initial “spark” you had when you first met and fell in love? Do you find there is little time for...
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    Amy Walton
    31/03/2017 #1 Amy Walton
    Losing the "spark" in the middle of parenting and work? Read on!
  22. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    27/03/2017
    A very timely investment of 17 minutes. Please watch and listen to the end.
    What you are missing while being a digital zombie | Patrik Wincent | TEDxStockholm
    What you are missing while being a digital zombie | Patrik Wincent | TEDxStockholm In a hyperconnected world, where mobile devices have become appendices to our body and people check their social media accounts hundreds of times a day,...
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  23. ProducerPete Yates

    Pete Yates

    26/03/2017
    Put your cell phone down and pay attention to your children
    Put your cell phone down and pay attention to your childrenChildren’s personal brand doomed before it starts? So are we as parents dooming our children’s personal brand before they have even had a chance to create one themselves? Given the proliferation of cell phones and the ability to take...
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    Donna Wood
    27/03/2017 #5 Donna Wood
    I stopped sharing pictures on social media of my children and my grandchildren. It's just not necessary.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    27/03/2017 #4 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    My pictures are less than a tenth than the average. a) it's not necessary b) i can email all the people who really want to see them (not too many!)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/03/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Little lapses lead to loss!
    Carmen Lascu
    27/03/2017 #2 Carmen Lascu
    Great advice 👍
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/03/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Many great points to ponder!
  24. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    24/03/2017
    Benefits and dangers for children using social networks
    Benefits and dangers for children using social networksChildren in the digital age is a topic of huge importance and must be discussed. We teach our future generation, so let’s educate ourselves so that we can teach our youth. Today the average age for wanting and having a social profile keeps...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/03/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Worth sharing again!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    28/03/2017 #25 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Very relevant and thought provoking JuanBee! We do not have ALL THE TIME in the world, to explore the WORLD OF INFO and knowledge and distraction now at our fingertips thanks to smartphony and the ubiquitous Internet. So it is of utmost importance that we teach our children to prioritize, be selective, considerate, cautious and focused (in activities and relationships online), and lend greater importance (or at least equal importance) to physical activity, time management and connecting with peers and family, and of course, not ignore newspaper and book reading (the hard-copy versions) ;)
    Juan Imaz
    28/03/2017 #24 Juan Imaz
    #23 many thanks Lisa!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/03/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Well laid out post by @Juan Imaz. Very beneficial tips to follow.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/03/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent tips @Juan Imaz! I remember when my daughter was a teen and using ICQ back then. I worried about some of the dangers you mentioned above and told her she could only use if KNOWING we have the password for the PC. She was also warned we would check her convo's on occasion. She didn't like it but I did fear she might have been naive and met a stranger online, it's too easy for kids to get duped. I love the positive aspects you wrote about too!!
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    26/03/2017 #21 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    👌📱📲📺💻📹

    🐤🐳🔥🚲
    Krishta-Gay Lewis
    26/03/2017 #19 Krishta-Gay Lewis
    Great article with excellent points. My sons are 12 years old and I am very wary of them becoming social. While there are great benefits there are still many dangers and cause for concern. Thus, the need for supervision, which a teenager does not want. The best option is to teach them right from wrong and how to assess situations to make the morally right and ethical decsions.

    An addition to your article though are the parents who create profiles for their children and chronicle their lives on social media. I think this is wrong and is a violation of the child's rights. What if later in life the child is embarrassed by some of these posts? Parents who do this must consider what and how they are posting about their child.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    26/03/2017 #18 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is a post every parent should read. The benefits of the internet for children can be amazing in helping them grow, but the dark side can set a young mind back permanently. Also, the internet should not be a child's sole communication with the outside world. Children need face to face contact in order to grow healthy relationships.
    debasish majumder
    26/03/2017 #17 debasish majumder
    lovely and pertinent insight @Juan Imaz! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    @Juan Imaz has started an important discussion. Please keep it going.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    So encouraged to see your post @Juan Imaz, Thank you for doing such a great job writing about the big, and complex, picture. I echo the comments of your readers, this is a very important discussion and one that needs to go on on a regular basis throughout the various mediums. My contribution to the discussion would be to say something I just read in an article about this topic; let the children live as long as they can in the real world before they go on to the virtual one. And I would like to see 16 as the age of starting to form a profile on-line.
    John Rylance
    25/03/2017 #14 John Rylance
    @Susan 🐝 Rooks , @Juan Imaz I suggest you google the following
    I can't walk yet but I know how to work an iPad.
    It's an article from today's Times Magazine.
    It covers many of the issues raised so far and most of the points I wanted to make.
    Particularly around the issues of what constitutes addiction.
    From " Kids have basically been carrying around a portable dopamine pump for 10 years, to an interesting comparison of the effect of screen time to eating time.
    I like the final two sentences.
    "You can only do your best. There's always going to be something."
    As parents don't we know it.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    25/03/2017 #13 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    What kind of social media conversations have you had with your kids? An important read from @Juan Imaz.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    25/03/2017 #12 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    What conversations have you had with your kids about social media? An important read from @Juan Imaz.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    25/03/2017 #11 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    @Juan Imaz, this is obviously an incredibly important issue. I'm part of that 36% in your graphic that thinks the appropriate age is around 15 (depending on the kid, to some extent). I get that younger kids have peers who may be allowed more freedom, and that's where I also think parents need to be watchful. Parents may be careful in their own home, but what happens when their kids sleep over at a friend's house? Just go over to play? Have the parents had conversations with other parents on this? I sure hope so!
    siraj shaik
    24/03/2017 #10 siraj shaik
    @Javier 🐝 beBee some of the bees from Canada active here on @beBee surely might recall the effects affects of cyber bullying and how it had impacted "Amanda Todd".
    siraj shaik
    24/03/2017 #9 siraj shaik
    @Juan Imaz well said. And good suggestion mentioned for "caretakers, guardians and as well as for parents" by @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. During March 2011, at an event in Scarborough I got an opportunity to interact with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and spent some time sharing about aspects of merits and demerits of children's online and usage of devices (yeah prior few of us as freelance volunteered during 2005/2006 shared awareness about such in a different global locale). Also at the same time had shared opinion about focusing on LinkedIn as tool for HR. And got to interact for a minute with John Tory (now present mayor of Toronto) was also present at that event. Later thrice got to meet for some reasons. (If by chance some might have seen friendly tweets exchange during 2013/2014).
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    24/03/2017 #8 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Thx Julio and Juan for sharing
    Laurent Boscherini
    24/03/2017 #7 Anonymous
    Thank you @Juan Imaz for sharing one of the most important topics, not "trendy" but more as the trend for the next decade, with the increasing number of smartphone users.
    Well done !
    At all steps, children need guidelines, and more so in this digital age very competitive. Lowering the stress level digitally will help them focus on more important tasks in their daily life.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    24/03/2017 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood YOU ARE THE MAN !!!! LOL
  25. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Parenthood 101 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    15/03/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
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