Monday, December 26, 2011

Elderly Parents and Illness

When our aging parents begin to get ill, it is time to make the right decision for their care. Ask them what they prefer, once they are unable to care for themselves. Sometimes, they will need round the clock care or just a little help daily. Once this happens, families must split the care or decide what nursing home is best. Most families must decide how to handle the financial aspects of their aging parents care.

PS....Keep praying for my granny please!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Determining What Your Aging Loved Ones Truly Want

Your parents require respect and compassion, like any other human does. So, don't assume that you know what they want or need. Just ask them, most likely they will tell you exactly what they want and how they want it. However, be sure to use a friendly tone, in order not to upset them. As your parents get older, begin to discuss what they will want for the future. Today, many people struggle with addressing what their parent's wishes are, because the neglect to ask them.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stranger Danger for Children

"Children are a gift from God" Most parents say, but they are defenseless. Many predators look normal and are around your child daily. Is it that a friend that you met at the local library, a couple weeks back? Could it be the clerk at the grocery store, your child speaks with each week? Maybe the new neighbor is a registered sex offender. You can't tell if someone is dangerous, just by looking at them. They can be anywhere you go, however you haven't been told. What can you do to keep predators away from your children?

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Homemade Christmas Gifts

Do you want it to spend some time with your child and do some thing fun? Do you want to show someone how much you love them? Then follow these simple ideas for some homemade fun that you can do with your child. Your child will enjoy the special time and appreciate the gifts they have made.
1. Bookmarks of Love:
• Self-laminating sheets
• A small photo
• A hole punch
• Construction Paper
• Glue
• Glitter
• Yarn
• Scissors 
• Colored markers
Project instructions: Begin by picking out your favorite color construction paper. Then, cut out two-three inch and six inch rectangles from the construction paper. Next, cut a small hole in one of your rectangle bookmarks. Cut your picture down to fit the rectangle bookmark. Make sure your face is showing through your small hole in the bookmark.
Decorate one side of each book mark. Color a neat design or write something special. Now, glue the photo to the uncut, uncolored side and glue the bookmark with hole on top, after aligning the picture. After, cutting down your self-laminating sheet down to the size of you bookmark. Carefully apply the laminate, punch a hole in the top to add a tassel made of yarn. Finally, cut the yarn into six inch pieces or to your desired length.