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13 MANNERS to review with our kids!

 13 MANNERS to review with our kids! A refresher never hurts anyone! Parents  we need reminders too.

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1. Say "please" and "thank you." The two benchmarks of good manners, but sadly lacking today, despite the fact that teaching kids to say them is a simple process of reminding them.

2. Make eye contact. Personal interaction requires some level of engagement, and unless there are special circumstances, eye contact is the bare minimum.images-9

3. Chew with their mouths closed. Nobody likes the site of chewed up food, and open mouths increase the chance of things falling out.

4. Don't interrupt. Unless it's an emergency (it usually isn't), kids need to learn patience and allow an interaction to continue.

5. Don't text at the table. Seemingly a no-brainer, I am constantly astounded by how much kids (and adults) check their phones during meals. I'm guilty, but trying not to do it!

6. Don't text during conversations. Nothing relays the message that you've got better things to do than checking your phone during a conversation.

7. Honor Privacy You don't have to read someone's diary to invade her privacy. In a world of reality TV and 24/7 social media, it's challenging to maintain a sense of privacy. 

  • Knock on the door before entering a room.

  • Do not eavesdrop on others' conversations.

  • Don't spread gossip and rumors.

  • Don't share and forward the personal information (or photos) of others.

  • Do put an end to forwards that land in your lap. It stops here.

8. Learn to say "excuse me." Always appropriate when interrupting a situation or when releasing "gas."

9. Have integrity  "Honesty and integrity are at the very foundation of one's character," says Sena. Our children must learn how powerful their words are, and how using them wisely is at the core of good manners.

  • Tell the truth. "It's not always easier to tell the truth, but it's always better in the long run," says Nickell. "Our children should know that lying won't get them anywhere, and that honesty really is the best policy."

  • Stick to your word. "Teach the importance of following through and living by your word," says Nickell. "It's an essential part of life, and it's a lesson children can begin to learn at a young age." If you say you're going to do something, stick to it.

10.Respect your elders "Speak to adults respectfully and look them in the eye when they are speaking to you," says Liz Taylor, an etiquette consultant in Minneapolis. Refer to them as Mr. or Mrs. unless they tell you otherwise. (If you don't know their names, refer to them as sir or ma'am.) Politely offer them your seat or let them go before you (through a door, in a buffet line, or anywhere).

11. Lose gracefully. If you do your best, then it doesn't matter whether you win or lose. We can't win every game, so when you lose, be sure to thank your opponent, shake hands and say, "Well done!" or "Good job." No sore losers, please.Unknown-8

  • Maintain a positive attitude. Sports and games should emphasize building each other up, taking turns, playing as a team, working hard and striving to improve. By focusing on these positives, there will be fewer bad manners when there is a loss.

12. Acknowledge friends and acquaintances. A simple nod or smile is all it takes, versus ignoring them completely.

13. Eat your food,with mouth closed, just another reminder!

 
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#MoMA PS1 #Volkswagen reach a worldwide audience including my #family!

Volkswagen, Partner of Culture and Arts MoMA PS1

Its so true the arts transcend people and places. The MoMA had to be one of the most glamorous and exciting places in NYC to be! I went with my daughter, to support the arts.  As a mother and On Air Parenting Expert, arts and my work  go hand and hand in our household, inspiration comes in so many forms and it pops out brings happiness to all areas of our life.The arts have so many benefits for adults and children, from reducing stress, to aid in real life problem solving, art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The experience of making decisions and choices in the course of creating art carries over into other parts of our life. Art is a way of making things better! I love creating and the creatives of the world, as you can see me on the far left in pink having a great conversation about the beautiful event. The food, guests, the atmosphere were amazing.

 

 

IMG_2950Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Volkswagen Group of America

 

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For the next two years, the Volkswagen Group of America will be the lead sponsor of educational programming for the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), and will back major exhibitions including MoMA PS1’s survey of local artists, Greater New York, opening this autumn at the Queens museum.

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Since 2011, the North American arm of the German carmaker Volkswagen has supported a number of special events and shows at both museums. Now, the collaboration will expand to cover further educational projects, particularly focusing on the museums’ digital learning initiatives, such as online courses and multimedia guides. The sponsorship deal will also include a series of talks to take place at MoMA and internationally, a curatorial training fellowship at MoMA PS1, and the extension of the Queens museum’s popular Sunday Sessions series of installations and performances, which took place in a distinctive temporary dome in its courtyard. MOMAPS1-20150625-7557


My friend is in the blue hat to the right!! "hi"


Volkswagen will also continue to sponsor exhibitions, including the survey show Greater New York 2015 (11 October-March 2016), which takes place every five years. Instead of focusing on emerging artists, however, this iteration will include more established artists and take a historic view of the city’s art scene. The curatorial team, led by MoMA PS1’s curator and associate director of exhibitions and programmes, Peter Eleey, includes the art historian Douglas Crimp, who organised the influential exhibition on the Pictures Generation of artists in the late 1970s; Thomas Lax, MoMA’s associate curator of media and performance art; and Mia Locks, the assistant curator at MoMA PS1.MOMAPS1-20150625-7463MOMAPS1-20150625-7497“Volkswagen is das auto, and MoMA is das museum,” says the chairman of the board of directors for Volkswagen Group of America, Martin Winterkorn, in a press release. “The renewal of our partnership is a reflection of our commitment to an internationally recognised art institution, and it demonstrates Volkswagen’s engagement in the fields of arts, education and social matters.”

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Redding.com Debra Atlas: The Hickey Stick covers more than embarassing hickies By Debra Atlas Saturday, August 10, 2013

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Debra Atlas: The Hickey Stick covers more than embarassing hickies

By Debra Atlas

Saturday, August 10, 2013I recently tested a product called The Hickey Stick, an organic two-step concealer/cover-up stick from G2Organics.

Used by both men and women, its thick, rich formula gives easy coverage. It works well to cover breakouts, scars, bruises, tattoos, razor cuts — and embarrassing hickies. It can even be used under eye shadow to conceal those dark circles.

Cherie Corso, one of G2Organics’ co-founders, says her daughter even uses The Hickey Stick to treat mosquito bites.

The Hickey Stick is made with non-toxic natural and organic ingredients. It contains no parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or lanolin, but includes ingredients such as rosemary, zinc oxide and Vitamin E.

Corso, an entrepreneur and a print model, and her partner, Marie Elena Lamarie, a finance major, entrepreneur and cosmetologist, take health and healing to heart. Since launching their company in 2009, they have become a leader in green beauty, producing safe, organic, eco-friendly, non-toxic products good for both consumers and the environment.

Both women are Reiki Master healers. A hands-on healing method, Reiki plays a part in all the products their company offers. All of their products are Reiki charged or imbued with Reiki healing energy.

Corso has been a guest on the Dr. Oz show, interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and other noted venues about her company and its natural products. She realizes that not everyone can do everything organic. But, she says, “If you do one or two things (green) in your beauty routine, you help lessen the impact of the chemicals you’re using on your body (and) in the environment.”

“Every little bit helps,” she said.

The Hickey Stick is a two-stick, two-step system. The first stick acts as a primer to mark what you want to conceal. The second stick neutralizes the first, to give even coverage. It’s available in both light and dark shades to match any skin tone.

Priced at $24.95 for two sticks, a portion of sales goes to help cancer research.

To learn more about this concealer or any of their other products, go towww.G2Organics.com.

An environmental journalist and blogger, Debra Atlas is reachable throughwww.Envirothink.wordpress.com or debraatlas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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