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Rui, an Au Pair from China- In the Country!

“I love children and I hope to grow up with them.”
Rui is part of the cultural childcare program. Giving your child the gift of experiencing different cultures can last a life time. Parents are always looking for new ways to bring culture into their home. Enrich your child’s life as well as the life of another person by making the connection with an Au Pair. An Au Pair will come from another country to experience the American culture and provide childcare for your family. The cost is low and the cultural care experience is priceless. To get started, click here: http://www.goaupair.com/Northern-New-Jersey.aspx
Name: Rui Age: 23 Availability Date: 11/29/2012 Nationality: China English Rank: 4
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Program Type: Standard Au Pair, Transition Au Pair Type of Experience: Tutoring, Volunteer Age Experience: Under 2 years old, 2-5 years old, 5 -10 years old, Over 10 years old Driver’s License: Yes Infant Qualified: Yes
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Education: Some College Languages: English, Mandarin Hobbies: Sports, pets, music
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How has Rui been described by references?
Summer is a kind and patient girl who loves to play with children.
Why does Rui want to be an Au Pair?
It is a great chance to learn more about Western culture and learn a different language.

Coffee Filter Apple Art

What You Need:
1. coffee filter (1 per apple)
2. red/yellow/green markers
3. spray water bottle
4. construction paper apple template
5. glue
What To Do:
1. Have your apple template ready – I precut large apple templates for my preschoolers in red, yellow and green. I folded them in half and cut out the middle (see photo above).
2. Have child color coffee filter using all 3 colors – the more area they color the more vibrant your colors will be.
3. Using your spray water bottle, spray water directly onto the coffee filter. Try not to overspray the filter – a little water goes a long way with this. Observe your colors mixing with each other. The Lil Divas really enjoyed watching this part.
4. Let coffee filter dry – this doesn’t take too long since they are thin.
5. Glue coffee filter to back of apple template.
6. Check out your fab apple art and proudly display – this one definitely deserves a spot on the window, wall or fridge!
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Lorena Alexandra, an Au Pair from Colombia with Go Au Pair

“I consider myself an intelligent and skilled person.”

  • Program Type: Standard Au Pair
  • Age Experience: Under 2 years old, 2-5 years old, 5 -10 years old
  • Languages: English, Spanish
Name: Lorena Alexandra
Age: 21
Availability Date: ASAP
Nationality: Colombia
English Rank: 4

Program Type: Standard Au Pair
Type of Experience: Nanny, Nursery
Age Experience: Under 2 years old, 2-5 years old, 5 -10 years old
Driver’s License: Yes
Infant Qualified: Yes

Education: High School Graduate
Languages: English, Spanish
Hobbies: Watch movies, swimming, listening to music, cooking, reading, playing piano and violin, traveling, studying, and writing.

How has Lorena Alexandra been described by references?

She is hard-working, trustworthy, and organized.

Why does Lorena Alexandra want to be an Au Pair?

I want to be an Au Pair because I want to spend time with children from other countries. I want to learn from them and I want them to learn from me. I want to be a great teacher for them and I want to have experiences with them so that I can learn about their culture and their ideals. Also, I want to open my mind in a big country like the United States.

Spotted on goaupair.com. Click here for link.

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Father’s Day in United States

Father’s Day in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children’s lives. Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907.

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What do people do?

Father’s Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that your own father has made to your life. Many people send or give cards or gifts to their fathers. Common Father’s Day gifts include sports items or clothing, electronic gadgets, outdoor cooking supplies and tools for household maintenance.

Father’s Day is a relatively modern holiday so different families have a range of traditions. These can range from a simple phone call or greetings card to large parties honoring all of the ‘father’ figures in a particular extended family. Father figures can include fathers, step-fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers and great-grandfathers and even other male relatives. In the days and weeks before Father’s Day, many schools and Sunday schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or small gift for their fathers.

Public life

Father’s Day is not a federal holiday. Organizations, businesses and stores are open or closed, just as they are on any other Sunday in the year. Public transit systems run to their normal Sunday schedules. Restaurants may be busier than usual, as some people take their fathers out for a treat.

Background and symbols

There are a range of events, which may have inspired the idea of Father’s Day. One of these was the start of the Mother’s Day tradition in the first decade of the 20th century. Another was a memorial service held in 1908 for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in December 1907.

A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was an influential figure in the establishment of Father’s Day. Her father raised six children by himself after the death of their mother. This was uncommon at that time, as many widowers placed their children in the care of others or quickly married again.

Sonora was inspired by the work of Anna Jarvis, who had pushed for Mother’s Day celebrations. Sonora felt that her father deserved recognition for what he had done. The first time Father’s Day was held in June was in 1910. Father’s Day was officially recognized as a holiday in 1972 by President Nixon.

Originally posted on timeanddate.com

Stress Factory Tonight!

Steve Rannazzisi

This must see comic is performing at the Stress Factory tonight! Call ahead for tickets. In the middle of great places to eat or you can choose to eat there. 2 drink minimum. 

 

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Date:

06/09/12

Time:

8:00 PM

Address:

90 Church St. New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 
Venue phone#:

(732) 545-4242

 
Event Info
Ticket Price:

$20

 
Upcoming Events by Steve Rannazzisi
Steve Rannazzisi 06/09/12 10:30 PM
40.495851
-74.443447
Stress Factory Comedy Club
90 Church St. New Brunswick, NJ 08901
In the Area
 

Anxious Parenting: do you worry about your childs behavior?

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Originally posted on empoweringparents.com

Anxious Parenting: Do You Worry about Your Child’s Behavior?by Debbie Pincus MS LMHC

“I can’t take it anymore. My child is so disrespectful to me—especially in front of other people. I feel like a failure as a parent.”

“My teen is failing three classes. She’s throwing her life away. I’m so worried about her I can’t sleep.”

“My kid makes me crazy. He’s so angry and hardheaded. He always has to do it ‘his way,’ and then he ends up blaming everyone else when he gets in trouble!”

When you need your child to act a certain way so that you can feel calm, power struggles will undoubtedly ensue.

Does your child’s behavior, the choices he makes—and fears about how he will turn out—weigh you down, making you feel like it’s all somehow a reflection on you? When our kids don’t act in ways we think they should, it’s natural to feel anxious and responsible: we’re only human. But when we do this, we stop seeing the boundary between where we end and where our child begins—we become “fused” with them. The danger here is that the more we feel responsible for the choices they make, the more we parent them out of anxiety, which leads to that panicked “out of control” feeling and knee-jerk parenting. In effect, your parenting becomes about needing your child to behave so you can feel okay. This causes parents to hover, nag and get in their kid’s “box.” When your wellbeing lies in your child’s hands, the more invested you’ll become in him—and the more anxious you’ll feel about his every move.

Related: The key to parenting more calmly.

The behavior of difficult, acting out kids makes us all the more anxious. “How in the world,” you’re probably saying, “can I be calm when my child is swearing at me, getting in trouble at school or constantly starting fights with siblings?” Of course these behaviors make us incredibly frustrated and overwhelmed, leaving us dangling at the end of our ropes, held on by a thread. But believe it or not, there is a way to handle even acting out behavior calmly—I know, because I help parents do it every day. Remember, if you parent from an anxious place, you will have more anxious kids—anxiety is contagious, but conversely, so is calm. Even when your child is way out of control and defiant, you have to find a way to stay in control of yourself. Parenting calmly will help your child calm down and will lead you to make better decisions on how to respond to these acting out behaviors and not give your kids anything to react to.

I want to make an important distinction here: What I don’t mean by “calm” is that you should be stiff and robot-like, or afraid to tell your kids what you think and what you believe. Parents can get so caught up in doing it right that they end up hiding their real selves. What our children need is genuine, honest engagement. They need us to be separate people with our own thoughts that we communicate to them.

Here’s an example of what I mean. Let’s say your child is refusing to do her homework. Look at the difference between these two statements that you might make:

“What’s wrong with you?! You’re driving me crazy. You’re going to end up like your uncle.”

“What’s going on with you? Your choices here concern me because I’m afraid you’re going to hurt yourself in the long run.”

The first statement comes from an anxious place: It puts blame, criticism and your own anxiety on your child, and tells her that you’re ashamed of her—and that you need her to take away that shame and anxiety. The second statement is thoughtful while also showing your true feelings. Expressing a concern like that will not only get your child’s attention, it will also show her that you care deeply. If you are emotionally separate enough, your child will usually understand that it’s an expression of your genuine love and concern for her. That’s where the real connection happens. Kids want and need us to be separate enough from them so that they can feel deeply connected to us—otherwise there is no “us” to connect to.