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Bibiano Wenceslao
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Support ninja. Full-time dad. Handles WordPress sites, on-page & technical SEO. Always learning about UX.
Support ninja. Full-time dad. Handles WordPress sites, on-page & technical SEO. Always learning about UX.

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Announce the Reason You Are About to Look at Your Phone https://buff.ly/2oiSALj

"What’s helpful for me is something that my friend Dana Boyd, who’s a social media expert, suggested, and that is when you pick up your phone around your kids, simply to narrate what it is that you’re going to do. So you say, ‘Hey, let’s check the weather’ or ‘I’m wondering if dad has come home from work, I’m going to send him a text’ and making that transparent. I think it is a really wonderful way to hold yourself accountable too, and to help kids understand what it is that you’re doing. At the same time, you’re not going to pick up your phone and look at your kid and say, ‘Oh, I want to see what Rihanna’s up to on Instagram.’"

Pretty good advice.
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Avoid Parenting Burnout by Limiting Your Options https://buff.ly/2G47f3d

"I think a lot of this is goes to how many modern women seem to have been conditioned by our culture to seek external validation over trusting themselves, something that social media has really heightened. It seems like many moms, especially new ones, feel they have to prove to their peers and other people that they are good mothers." - Ja'mie Lannister (commenter)
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Stop Answering Your Kid's Questions https://buff.ly/2GT0UZS

"Most of the advice here is about how to answer your child’s questions, but that practice reinforces the idea that the way to gain knowledge is to seek answers from an authority. No doubt this is frequently a useful approach, but it’s clear that your child already knows how to do this (since they are asking you a question). It’s much better to take this opportunity to work on the important but much-neglected skill of trying to figure things out for yourself! Ask the child what they think the answer is. Frequently, for simple questions, you (and the child) may be surprised to find that they already know the answer, or at least part of it."
Stop Answering Your Kid's Questions
Stop Answering Your Kid's Questions
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The one place on the avocado to squeeze to tell whether it's fully ripe: "The bulbous, fat, wide, round bottom. Give that end a squeeze or a press. If it’s squishy, you’re good to go." #TIL
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Web design guilt trip :D
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How to Stop Spanking Your Child https://buff.ly/2neTlnk

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// Know Your Triggers

Children can be annoying, exhausting and relentless in pushing our buttons. Their misbehavior can make even the kindest parent want to scream and whack something. Figure out when you tend to lose your cool so you can avoid reacting in anger. That is when the majority of spanking occurs.

// Have Age-Appropriate Expectations

Parents are often looking for unreasonable behavior from kids. I see this time and time again in restaurants. Children too young to have the ability to remain still and quiet during a long sit-down dinner are scolded and slapped for acting out. I’ve seen the same in church and at an older child’s winter concert performance. It can be helpful to review what children are capable of doing at which age. Then plan appropriately. It’s better to aim low and be pleasantly surprised than to stretch it and deal with a disastrous meltdown.

// Apply Logical Consequences for Misconduct

Children learn what to do (and what not to do) by the consequences that immediately follow a behavior. Consequences are so effective that even mice, dogs and pigeons can learn how to behave in desirable fashions. Make sure your children know ahead of time what will happen if they don’t comply with a request or misbehave in a given circumstance. Here are a few examples of explicitly stating consequences before behavior.

- Be dressed with shoes on with your school bag packed by 7:15 am to make the bus. If you miss the bus I will not drive you. You will have to use your allowance for a taxi or walk to school.
- Be in your pajamas by 8 pm or you will have to go to bed without a story.
- If you don’t put your clothes in the hamper you will have to do your own laundry.

// Ignore Whining, Complaining, Negotiation, Tantrums and Anything Annoying

Annoying behaviors such as perpetual tantrums, burping, farting, pencil tapping, loud noises and baby talk all bring out the worst in parents. When parents react at all, even negatively, it can serve as incentive for kids to continue to act up. A negative reaction can be as rewarding as a positive one. So instead of losing it and resorting to physical punishment, look the other way long enough for the child to get the message that his behavior is not acceptable. When parents briefly ignore their misbehaving children, kids learn that more desirable behavior is required to receive rewards and attention.

// Reward Good Behavior

Parents often spend so much time disciplining that they forget to acknowledge kids when they are behaving well. Unfortunately, if kids don’t receive attention and praise for meeting expectations, they might resort to acting up. Any attention, even unpleasant attention, is often better for kids than none. So don’t miss an opportunity to notice your children cleaning their rooms or being nice to siblings. Praise them for clearing their plates or for doing homework without complaining. If you focus your attention on your children’s positive behavior, their naughtiness is less likely to drive you to any kind of corporal punishment.
How to Stop Spanking Your Child
How to Stop Spanking Your Child
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Five Simple Tips for Improving Tone in Written Communication
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Have we really been charging our smartphones wrong? https://buff.ly/2D9lSkO
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“I’m bored” is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say “I’m bored.” — Louis C.K. https://buff.ly/2D6jJKc
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Google: With Google Lens, your smartphone camera won’t just see what you see, but will also understand what you see to help you take action. #io17 https://buff.ly/2mgCjoq
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