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Are You Procrastinating?

What are you procrastinating about?   Do you find yourself doing the unimportant things while the urgent or important stuff piles up creating all kinds of problems?  Procrastination can hinder us doing any number of important things.  All the time that we avoid those important tasks by procrastinating they are still there, and if they are very important the problems that are caused by not doing them are growing larger each day.

Me?  Stop Procrastinating?

Yes, you can learn how to stop procrastinating.  The first step is to recognize that you are in fact procrastinating when you put off tasks for various seemingly valid reasons.  The truth is that if you are going to have to do it in the end then procrastination does not really help.  Procrastination merely draws out the pain and complicates our life in many ways.

Define Procrastination

You could define procrastination as not doing the things you know you need to do.  Another way of putting this procrastination definition is to choose to delay important things.

How Do I Stop Procrastinating?

If your cry is HELP procrastination is ruling my life, it is time to act.  You can stop procrastinating.  Deciding to do something about it is half the battle.  The other half is knowing how and doing it.  With your action you can have procrastinating stop very quickly.  Getting good, proven to work, information on how to stop procrastinating is a definite step in the right direction.

Procrastinating, stop today

Jack Webster’s book “Beating Procrastination” is a fantastic tool to give you the information you need to make procrastinating stop.  Procrastination does not have to rule your life any longer.

Find out about different ways to stop procrastinating at http://procrastinatingstop.jocelynkaye.com

Have great success

Jocelyn

Why Don’t Young Children Read?

The reason that very young children do not learn to read is that the print is to small for them.  If you make the print very large to begin with it trains their visual pathway and you progressively start making the letters smaller.

My Experience

My children are all in their thirties now but when they were about two I taught them to read.  I had read Dr Glenn Doman’s book “Teach Your Baby To Read”.  I was so excited over the fact that brain damaged two year olds were able to read that I decided that my non brain damaged children should have the opportunity to learn to read as well.

They loved it.  I loved it.  We all had fun with it.  It only takes a few minutes a couple of times a day.  The one rule of the game is to put it away before they are tired of it.

The only problem I had with doing this was the hours I spent making up word cards to have new words to show my toddler.  Believe me once you start they can’t wait to keep getting new words.

Solution

I recently came across a great solution to the problem of making up word cards.  There is a computer program that puts it all together for you.  All you do is input your words and hit the run button.  The words will flash up on the screen for you just as if they were word cards.

Even More Than Reading

This program does even more than the reading program.  Dr Doman also has a book called “Teach Your Baby Maths”.  It works by showing your young child a number of dots on the page.  You simple show the cards and say what number they represent.  People have fantastic results with this.  The only difficulty is keeping up with making the necessary materials.  The program does it all for you quickly and easily.

And There is More

There is also a section called encyclopedic knowledge.  They have a series of pictures in classifications like birds, animals, flowers, fruit etc.  Each picture flashes up separately and has its name written under the picture.  In this way a child is given access to a lot more knowledge and experiences that they would perhaps get in the ordinary way.

Genius Maker

The program is called Genius Maker on the premise that every baby is born a genius.  That is not to say that all children who learn to read early will become what we would call a genius but once they can read you know that it will stand them in good stead for ever.  They will not be amongst those who might be still struggling to read well for years.

You can find out more about this wonderful program here.

Learning is fun for all

Learning is fun for all

If you have young children or you know someone who does have a look at this.  It is simple, fun,  very time efficient and best of all it works.

I enjoyed the privilege of teaching my children to read.  I hope you can too.  It is very rewarding and I found that it build a wonderful bond with my children.  I didn’t really know what people meant when the talked about the terrible twos.  I thought it was a wonderful age.

I hope you have fun with this.

Jocelyn

These days most people just go the shop and buy what they want. Gone are the days when most people did all their own sewing, cooking, mechanical work, gardening etc.

Given that, why would anyone want to make things such as wooden toys? Can’t you just go to the shop and buy them? Yes you can, but perhaps there are some advantages in making them that you can’t get from just buying them.

  • Economic
  • Once you have your tools making your own is much more economical than buying them. Depending on your source of timber and its cost, you can make many toys for the cost of just one bought one. By learning how to make wooden toys you are setting yourself up to have a never ending supply of gifts that you can make at a very low cost.

  • Hobby
  • Making wooden toys could become a fantastic hobby. Learning a skill such as this provides a creative outlet. Many people feel the need to be doing something with their hands. Some work longer hours at their job to fulfil this need. A hobby such as this can go a long way towards meeting this need.

    There are many health benefits to be gained from having a hobby of any sort. Making wooden toys will provide many of those benefits.

    • The creative work helps one to quiet the mind of daily worries, thus reducing stress.
    • It is mentally stimulating which helps many things including prevention of memory loss as we age.
    • It also provides a way of relaxation and a way of focusing our thoughts in a useful manner rather than in worry and stress.

    All of these things help to improve mood and the immune system and relieve depression and stress. Added up together a hobby of making wooden toys is very good for overall health.

  • Possible Business Venture
  • Once one has made a few wooden toys, it would be very easy to make a few more and turn it into a little business. There are so many avenues to sell such things these days. There are always local markets. If you think that takes to much time, then what about selling online with your own website or maybe on ebay.

    Advertisements in the local paper or on community noticeboards or even taking some samples to your local shop to sell are all possible ways of finding customers.

    Of course, after you have made the toys and sold them in various different ways, you could always write a book about your experiences. Who knows that might even be a more profitable business venture than the toy making. Certainly it could open up another avenue for an enjoyable hobby.

    I am sure there are other reasons why someone would want to make wooden toys. Whatever they are hours of fun and enjoyment can be found with this hobby, both for the person making the toys and the lucky children who get to play with them.

    This content is provided by Jocelyn Hodgson. It may be used only in its entirety with all links included. For information on how to find out more about how to make wooden toys visit http://toys.jocelynkaye.com

    Hodgson, Jocelyn “Making Wooden Toys – 3 Benefits For You.” Making Wooden Toys – 3 Benefits For You. 22 Jun. 2009. EzineArticles.com. 26 Jun 2009 <http://ezinearticles.com/?Making-Wooden-Toys—3-Benefits-For-You&id=2512934>.