Play Babysitting Cream 101
Kids have a way with finding loopholes and pushing boundaries. Our first attempt to help our daughter make the transition from sleep to waking easier by relaxing the rule that you go straight from bed to the bathroom almost backfired. Once she got out of her sleepy grouchiness, she interpreted the relaxation of rules as an invitation to sneak in a little bit of play time before she had to go potty and brush her teeth.
Play Babysitting Cream 101
We had to put our foot down and say (gently, but firmly) that at the start of the day you first freshen up, eat your breakfast and only then start playing. You could stop by to say good morning to the birdies before brushing your teeth as a special privilege, but any arguments about that, and you will just have to forego that privilege.
I have big and grown up kids now, and my problem in particular is my eldest son (18 y/o), who happens to be in college now. Both me and my husband are working overseas, before, we used to be together with all of our 3 kids, but when my son finished his grade 12, we sent him back to the philippines. We know how the way he is when it comes to study, even as a young boy before, he is very lazy i guess. My husband and I have tried a lot of technique to understand him more, but it would seem that he is still the same. Most of the time, i would ask him what he wants and needs, and a lot of times he will say, he is fine and doest need any. Recently, we sent our daughters as well for an early holiday, to be with him and for us as well to know how he is. Last semester, he got 3 failed grades, while I understand, that the course is not really easy, and that the adjustment is a bit hard, i would have thought that he is now changed and will try to amend on the failed grades, but learning everything what is going on from my daughter, she thinks that he is too busy still playing computer games, he would sometimes go out of the house, and will be out for 4 hours or so and when he comes back, it would seem that he only made excuses which its pretty obvious that some are just a lie.
I just played with him, i did not scold him instead i just use my daughter to learn more about how he is and what he likes, then later found out, that he wants a lot of things (a new laptap, an a/c, a new shoes, jeans) an so on and so forth and he is jealous of the daughter for having everything. I guess, he doesnt want to ask those to us, maybe because if he do so, and we give in, he will run out of excuses, just in case he failed again?
Hi. Loved your article. I have been trying your advise but my 6 year old son is a real challenge. He is adorable,funny and smart but he loves to annoy. He will annoy his older brother, his friends, cousins by taking something, being noisy or ruining a game or snatching and he occasionally hits or pushes as well if he doesnt get his way. Which means he can be in time out or quiet time several times a day. I explain to him that his behavior is not appropriate and his friends will not want to play with him. He agrees and says he is sorry but then repeats his behaviour. What should I do?? How can I get him to behave appropriately and play without being annoying?
These ideas work well at home but I am having a hard time with what is the appropriate action for school misbehavior. My son is in Kindergarten and I do not want to double punish him. After a few bad weeks we had a long talk and took away computer time for a week. That seemed to help and he had two great weeks. At school though he is punished by losing treasure box at the end of the week or possibly playground time for other more serious behavior. He usually just gets into trouble for not listening and/or following directions. However, recently he punched another child. My husband wants to punish him at home by taking away more privileges but I am not sure if that is the answer. How do I get across making better choices at school?
However, I was beginning to get alittle bit frastrated when I see my daughter not becoming what I want her to become. She is the kind of a child who looks very bright to both I the parent and the teachers but when it comes to her performance in class she gets very law grades. She is the kind of a child who looses her things all the time at school. She is in primary five but up to now I have to be on her back to prepare herself on time for school. If I do not continue reminding her what to do you will find her relaxed, telling stories like as if she is going no where. She prefers sitting on the computer to either play games or watch videos to reading her books. She loves things like singing and wanting to become a model yet in the African setting those are expensive life skills which I the mother can not afford to train her in. In my heart Iam like will this child really be what I wish her to be!!!!
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He works at PCA's Sushi Rox restaurant for the first three seasons. He is frequently seen carrying a guitar (and sometimes also playing the cello) Chase's crush on Zoey strengthens between Seasons 2 and 3, and at the same time, there are hints that Zoey also has a slight crush on Chase. However, Chase decides to hold back his feelings for her when he thinks he and Zoey are just meant to be friends.
On September 18, 2015, a video aired on TeenNick that reveals what Zoey said about Chase on a DVD in the episode "Time Capsule" (which aired on the same day in 2005). Chase and Zoey are no longer dating as Chase is seen proposing to a girlfriend named Alyssa. Before he can finish the proposal, Michael bursts into the restaurant and reveals he has dug up the time capsule to retrieve Zoey's DVD. Although Chase had forgotten, Michael reminds him that Zoey promised to tell him in 10 years what she said about him on the DVD, so he did not have to wait 20 years for the scheduled time capsule opening. Since they could not watch the video without a DVD player, Michael instead wrote down what Zoey said and reads it to Chase. Zoey said she really cares for Chase but suspects that he has a crush on her, reveals that the feeling may be mutual and thinks Chase might even be her soulmate. Chase happily thanks Michael, takes back the engagement ring, and excitedly exits the restaurant to find Zoey.
Michael (Christopher Massey) is Logan and Chase's roommate and best friend. Michael is a natural athlete who plays the flute. He and Logan regularly urge Chase to open up about his feelings for Zoey. Michael gets along with practically everyone at PCA. He is a very loyal and supportive friend who loves to make people laugh (he once became obsessed with making Quinn laugh when he found out that she doesn't think he's funny).
Quinn also plays the trombone and has six toes on her right foot, revealed in a Season 1 episode "Quinn's Date." In the Season 2 episode "Quinn's Alpaca," it is revealed she has a pet alpaca named "Otis" back in her hometown. She also has a pet rat, a spider named "Herman," and a snake named "Marvin." For the first two seasons, Quinn lived by herself. She only once had Zoey as a roommate until they had disagreements. However, Quinn becomes roommates with Zoey and Lola starting in Season 3 after Nicole leaves.
Vince (Brando Eaton) first appeared in "The Great Vince Blake", and he is a star football player; who is supposed to be the best high school quarterback on the planet. He is very popular at PCA, a "chick magnet", and a hero who many other guys look up to. Chase seems to be the only one bothered by Vince's special attention and popularity. However, Vince is discovered to be very dishonest, when Chase catches him cheating on a test. Chase turns him in, causing Vince to be put on academic probation. Enraged, he rounds up the football team and beats up Chase, along with Michael, Logan and Mark Del Figgalo, who stand against them with Chase. Henceforth, Vince is expelled from PCA.
Mr. Bender (Michael Blieden) is the school's film and tech teacher. David Bender was also a former PCA student and a member of the cheerleading squad. He is a favorite throughout Season 1. In one episode, he helps the group get back to PCA after they visited the wrong beach. He makes appearances in Season 2. In "Chasing Zoey", his name is announced over the loudspeaker at the prom. It is also mentioned in the episode "Favor Chain" that Lola is babysitting his son, while Mr. Bender and his wife go out.