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How To Defeat The Bully!

How To Defeat The Bully!

Jun 15, 2012

By: (Larry Bullard) Your child is forced to deal with various attacks on his self-esteem on a regular basis.  Whether these attacks affect him long term or not has to do with many different factors.  One type of attack that we want to address in this report is the common “Bully.” Bullying has always been a part of growing up, but how a child deals with it and the repercussions of dealing with it have changed dramatically.  There are “Zero Tolerance” rules that punish both children if there is an altercation, (which may have been caused by one child bullying the other.)  So the old “If they hit you hit ‘em back!” doesn’t fly today.  So what is your child to do? First off all we must recognize that incidences of bullying vary in severity.  One thing that is certain is that repeated attacks whether verbal, physical, or written (yes written, there have been reports of children being bullied through email!) erode your child’s fragile self-esteem.  The CDC linked bullying to isolation, drug use, violence, and suicide!  But your child does not have to be a victim!   The assault can be verbal of physical, either way the first line of defense remains the same. What is the first line of defense?  Self-Confidence!  Here’s why. Bullies choose their victims much like a criminal would choose their victim; they go for the easy and obvious target.  So if your child looks like a kid who will get bullied, guess what, they’re going to get bullied.  On the other hand if your child radiates self-confidence they are less likely to be a victim, it’s almost that simple!   Your child needs to walk with their head up; their shoulders square, and make eye contact with people.  Just doing so, even if your child needs work on their self-esteem, will keep bullies away from them. This is easier said than done, but it can be learned. So having them change their body language (what they are saying non-verbally) will have a huge impact.  Teaching this can serve as a quick fix, however, going to work on their self-confidence will have a greater long-term affect on keeping bullies away. Children get their first layer of self-confidence from parents.  The love you show your...

Chloe Pink. Who is she?

Chloe Pink. Who is she?

May 29, 2012

“Who is Chloe Pink? Why is she in my diary? And where is the key to this diary?” Whoa! Hold on! That’s a lot of questions, you curious girl! First of all, Chloe Pink is a little cartoon girl with an extra large message.” Follow your dreams, girl!” Secondly, she’s in your diary to help you discover the secrets and stuff that make you so special and one-of-a-kind. As for your third question wondering where the key to your diary is…Well, who needs a key when you’ve got Chloe Pink to help you unlock so, so many of your secrets such as: The top 10 reasons you love being a girl: Who are your friends? How are you alike? How are you different? What is a near perfect ‘Pink Scarf’ day to you? What stresses you out? What makes things all better? What goes on your “to do” list and your “not to do” list? What are your favorite hobbies, sports and activities? What is most challenging? Most fun? What are you best at? Who supports you? Who do you support? And much, much more! Plus — Chloe Pink has also added a FREE bonus section where you’ll learn the secret to making your dreams come true. (Let’s just say that here in this diary, you get to find out all the cool stuff that makes you so incredibly wonderful.) And, come to think of it…that is something you should never keep a secret! Sharna Fulton is a cartoonist, writer, teaching artist and “Chief Encourager of Girls” (CEG) at the Chloe Pink Cartoon Studio HQ in lovely Decatur, GA.  She takes her job quite seriously as she draws Chloe Pink, a funny little cartoon girl who just wants girls to follow their dreams. Want more encouragement? Check out Sharna’s first book, “The Chloe Pink Doodle & Dream Coloring Book.” I asked Sharna: Why Chloe Pink? This is what she told me: “Inspired by Charles Shultz, Dr. Seuss and Hallmark Greeting Cards, I’ve wanted to create a cartoon character and be a commercial artist since I was seven years old. So I finally started working on that dream about 6 years ago and created Chloe Pink. Chloe pink is a little girl with a big message. She encourages girls to believe...

Self-Discipline For Children

Self-Discipline For Children

May 14, 2012

What is self-discipline?  Self-discipline has been defined as the ability to make yourself do what you know you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like or not!  A disciplined person knows what has to be done and does it.  They don’t put it off until latter or allow themselves to be easily taken off track.  And, most importantly they prioritize and focus on being self-disciplined with activities that move them toward their goals.  There’s a big difference between having self-discipline with tasks that don’t move you toward your goals and doing very well what need not be done at all.  It’s usually the more challenging activities and tasks that will help you reach your goals than those of less importance.  This concept is easily confused so be careful which activities you exercise your self-discipline in. When teaching children self-discipline it is important to have fun and keep in mind that the idea is to establish routines that are followed for the entire week without deviation or distraction.  We want our children to pick up after themselves, to clean their rooms without being told, to study and do their homework on their own, and to be responsible for their extra curricular programs as well.  We demand a whole lot from them! First explain to them that there are two kinds of discipline; Parent discipline- We constantly tell them what they need to do! And Self-discipline- They take care of certain things without reminders from us!  Sometime just understanding that can point them in the right direction!  Next list out all of their responsibilities that have to do with, school, home, extracurricular, and leisure time.  Have a discussion about all their responsibilities in those areas.  Then, with their input, teach them how to prioritize. In other words make sure they know that homework and studying are more important than chores.  Remember the self-disciplined person does the more important goal-oriented activity first. When your child understands what’s important by the goals you and him have set it will be easy to establish a comfortable routine for everyone to follow.  Your routine should include all the activities on your list. The more regimented you...

New Business in Lawrenceville

New Business in Lawrenceville

Jan 27, 2012

Anita’s Balm was formulated around 2009 in Lawrenceville, Georgia by Anita Horning. One of her three sons has eczema and she joined the National Eczema Association for support and contributed regularly to their newsletter – The ScratchPad, where people write tips and ideas. She eventually ran a local support group and became the state contact for support. She knew she needed to moisturize her son but was frustrated by the list of ingredients to avoid in moisturizers. She found: creams that had dyes lotions that added fragrance messy pumps that were difficult to use “natural” ingredients he had an allergic reaction to products that were too thin and didn’t  last long. She experimented with olive oil and beeswax and Anita’s Balm was born.  It worked well and was convenient so people asked for it and the company was founded in late 2011. Anita donates a portion of the proceeds to the National Eczema Association to further research and programs  for people with eczema. To find out more about Anita’s Balm, visit her website:...

Pizarro’s Ground Pounder Graphics Protecting Our Freedom and our Brands

Pizarro’s Ground Pounder Graphics Protecting Our Freedom and our Brands

Jul 31, 2011

How many times have you said “thank you” to the troops? The men and woman who have volunteered to serve and have been asked to do service way, way beyond the call of duty. “…in war there is no substitute for victory, that if you lose,  the nation will be destroyed, that the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, Country…”,  Frank Pizzaro, our very own Georgia Commerce Club member, that serves our country in Afghanistan, quotes General MacArthur. His  wife Cheri  is always close to his  heart.  They have been married for almost 20 years and have two children. While Frank is serving, Cheri runs their local Georgia Commerce Club Company Ground Pounder Graphics.  The name inspired by the US Army Infantry that Frank belongs to.  They offer a variety of services: Graphics, Embroidery, Screen Printing, Vehicle Magnets, Vehicle Banners, Spirit Wear, and more. “Whenever you feel a warm breeze brush against you, that’s the kiss I blew to you…” posts Cheri on Frank’s wall on FaceBook. Photos of Frank and his friends Jesse Ezell, Brandon Bryant, Dustin Hannaford, Glenn Cocherell, John Holley, and many others. Thank you guys! You are loved and appreciated more than you know. Come home soon. -Taty and the entire membership of the GCC and every American across Georgia and the United States.   If you need anything that the Ground Pounder Company of Georgia can provide do not hesitate to patriotically order and support the Pizarro’s with an order.   Email Cheri at info@groundpound-graphics.com or call 678.380.6322 for a quote...

Loganville Dialysis Center (Kidney Care Group)

Loganville Dialysis Center (Kidney Care Group)

Mar 21, 2011

Do you know there are many people in kidney failure right now and don’t know it? If you have high blood pressure, diabetes or have a family history of kidney disease you should have your blood and urine tested ASAP! I know what some of you are thinking, “I don’t have those health problems. I exercise and watch my diet so I’m healthy. WRONG. Here is a perfect example of what our nephrologists experience in the emergency rooms. “Doctor, I’m exhausted and have no energy. My appetite isn’t what it used to be, I have trouble sleeping, and I’m urinating more often during the night.” After running a series of blood tests the doctors realize they have a tough job ahead of them….they take a deep breath before pulling back the curtain and break the news that they’re indeed in kidney failure. This is why early detection is the key to good health. Although there is no cure for kidney disease, it can be slowed down substantially. Please note there are several symptoms for kidney failure; only a few were mentioned above. Allow me to explain what your kidneys do and how important they are. Your kidneys not only clean the toxins in your blood, but their primary function is to remove fluid and waste. They keep your body chemicals in balance, helps control blood pressure, helps to make red blood cells, and produces vitamin D which maintains the health of your bones. That said, you see why good eating habits are so important. Stay away from fad diets and greasy foods, and monitor your sugar intake. Without kidney function you will not be able to survive without a form of dialysis. Lets talk about nephrons. Blood flows into the kidney and is cleaned by a million tiny filters called nephrons. Over time, these nephrons stop working. Our age is one factor which is normal but we can’t control that. Lack of exercise is another. Without a sufficient amount of oxygen brought to them daily they will become weak and stop working. High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of kidney failure. When left untreated (or by not taking your high blood...