|OPEN GYM SCHEDULE|
Brrrrrrrrrrrrr. It's cold outside. No worries, come to Open Gym.
CORRECTION TO OPEN GYM SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEKEND
February 19th and 20th:
til 11:30 am and 2:30 til til 4:00 pm
WEEKDAY OPEN GYM SCHEDULE IS ALWAYS:
MON - and
Are the kids getting restless again. Why not bring them by for an hour or so. We guarantee they will sleep better after you go home. Open Gym is $10 per hour for each child over 4 mo. old and adults are FREE!
Click Here to Forward this email to a friend (DO NOT FORWARD IN YOUR EMAIL CLIENT) and if they follow the directions below they will receive 1 FREE OPEN GYM. Forward as many as you want.
IF THIS EMAIL WAS FORWARDED TO YOU BY A FRIEND YOU NEED TO CLICK THIS LINK http://eepurl.com/hlW2 or cut and paste the link into your browser's address and press enter. FILL OUT THE FORM THEN SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK ON "SUBSCRIBE." You will then receive a confirmation email. Click on the link or cut and paste into your web browser address box and you will ultimately get another email with your Free $10 Voucher. Print the voucher and bring it in. Katie & Josh Goodman
Everyone entering the facility must remove their shoes. Adults must wear athletic socks or equivalent. Socks are available for purchase if you forget to bring them. Children may go barefoot or wear non-slip socks.
Be considerate of others. If your child is in the process of potty training and there is even a slight chance that they may have an accident please place a pull-up diaper on them. Please bring a complete change of clothes for your child as we know accidents happen but to minimize accidents please encourage your child to use the bathroom as often as you can.
Glitter on hair, body, clothing or accessories is not permitted. Child strollers may be parked in our waiting area but may not be brought into the gym or gym hallway. Child seat may be removed from stroller and brought into gym. No food or beverages allowed. We provide water to drink in case you get thirsty.
THE FINE PRINT:
One free open gym offer per family, not email address. Your family may use more than one email address and may receive more than one email from us. You can use only one no matter how many are received or how many times you come in. Please use facility at your own risk.
We are at the intersection of Midland Ave and From Road
We are in the same tan colored building as and Remax and our front doors have lots of smiley faces on them and are facing the large parking lot.
The building is "L" shaped and has 6 sides. If you don't see our doors just keep making right turns around the building til you see the smiley faces on the two glass doors.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This article (c/o Yahoo News) talks about a 30 year-old-8-month pregnant secondary ed teacher who posted some not-so-great comments about the lack of respect amongst her students, and their laziness.
- Isn't this a freedom of speech issue? Shouldn't she be allowed to say what she wants~ minus the posting of students names....
- Isn't this an obvious issue in high schools today, and shouldn't she have known this before entering the field? What will she do when her kid's a teen?
- Rather than slap this teacher with a lawsuit, did anyone stop to think there might be a serious problem that needs tending to?
Pa. teacher strikes nerve with
'lazy whiners' blog
By PATRICK WALTERS, Associated Press – 34 mins ago
One of the first decisions you’ll make as a new parent, is whether to use disposable or cloth diapers.
Your baby will spend around 25,000 hours in a diaper and need about 6000 diaper changes in their first years of life.
Your decision to use disposable or cloth diapers will not only have a great impact on your baby’s comfort and health; it can also impact the environment and your finances.
Of course there are pros and cons for each one, and many have strong beliefs that one is better than another. In the end, it’s a decision only you and your family can make, so being informed is very important.
The Pros & Cons of Disposable Diapers:
Disposable diapers have been around since the sixties. The actual first mention was made in 1942, but they didn’t become popular until the early sixties. Their popularity has grown in abundance over the years, and they have seen many changes.
Ease of use; disposables seem like the easier choice. They are an all-in-one product, with less fuss than cloth.
- Throw-away; disposables can be thrown away once used, unlike cloth which will need to be washed.
- Easy to travel with; disposables are the easy choice to use when traveling.
- Leak less; disposables tend to leak less than cloth. They have a tight, snug fit and are very absorbent.
- More expensive; over the years you will probably spend around $1500 diapering your baby in disposables.
- Bad for the environment; it is estimated that around 5 million tons of untreated waste is deposited into landfills via disposables every year.
- Harder to potty-train; toddlers can’t feel wetness as much with disposables, so it’s harder for them to potty-train.
- More diaper-rash; according to one study, 78% of babies in disposable diapers get diaper-rash, compared to only 7% of cloth diapered babies.
- Babies health; the chemical used to make the super-absorbency of disposable diapers is Sodium polyacrylate, which has been linked to TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) and can cause allergic reactions.
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It’s cheaper; cloth diapers can be expensive for the initial set-up ($250-$700), but in the long run they work out a lot cheaper than disposables, depending on what system you use.
- Less diaper-rash; cloth diapered babies tend to have less diaper-rash, because natural cotton fibers breathe more easily.
- Can be used for subsequent children; works out even cheaper because you can use for any more children you have.
- Cloth diapered children tend to potty-train earlier, because the cloth tends to hold moisture closer to baby’s skin.
- Usually fastened with diaper pins, but you can now find ones with Velcro or snap fasteners.
- Some daycare centers won’t want to use them.
- Not good for traveling with; can be messy and not appropriate for travel. Most cloth-diaper users will use disposables when traveling or just being out and about.
- Can leak more than disposables; if not used properly.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Here's an idea: Why not share the clothes your kids don't wear or grew out of with other families in exchange for clothes your kids WILL fit into. All you do is choose a box (of clothes) online and ship for $5. You are then entitled to receive (free shipping) a box of clothes that you find appropriate for your little ones. It's THAT easy! Check it out!
Monday, February 14, 2011
The presentation, which will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., is geared towards parents of young children and will include information on the benefits of the anti-inflammatory diet, such as disease prevention and weight control, and nutritious choices for the picky eater.
This event is free and open to all.
Nancy Cooper is with the Center for Integrative Healing at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The YJCC is located at 605 Pascack Road in Washington Township.
For more information contact YJCC Health and Wellness Director Isaak Gorelov at 201-666-6610 ext. 245 or email@example.com.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Still time to register for our SPRING SEMESTER, call today for a FREE trial class in the month of FEBRUARY.
Open gym times and special rates for groups of 10 or more.
Extra gym times for PRESIDENTS WEEK - thru 24th
Camp Schedule will be available
Special "Parents Night Out" -
for only $25 (sibling discount)
snacks and drinks included - reservation required
Call today, space is limited
Drop off for ages 3 to 7
After school program has a new class! ages 3 to 7
TUMBLE BEE Birthday parties have been voted top 3 in Bergen County, call today to reserve your very own private party!
One expert called it "sunshiny, spiritual vitamins for your toddler." A nice turn of phrase perhaps, but it doesn't tell us what praise is. First, praise is a tool, which, like all tools has its place in our toolbox. Next, it's not just a word, but an activity. It seems the act of praising is one of approval, admiration, respect, gratitude and blessing. Through the activity of praising, we express a higher sense of thankfulness and a connection with something greater then ourselves.
We may want to consider using this valuable tool at certain times, in a targeted fashion. What we don't want to do is continually and unnecessarily praise, which may have as a result in our kids, a diminished ability to persist because our children aren't getting their "daily dosage of rewards" or praise.
From what I've observed, it's not a tool we should use mindlessly. It appears that the down side of praise is that it can spark a child's attachment toward something, when really accomplishment is what we're seeking - not attachment. We tend to over praise, and use it more as a way of saying good job. We also tend toward using it nonspecifically and at any old time.
Are we "praise addicts?" Hmmmm ...
So how might we all use this tool of praise - so connected in our daily life - with the activity of raising our little one's self-esteem? When our children are attempting to accomplish something and are developing strategies to attain their goals, we might want to consider praising their specific action. So, it could be targeted praise regarding listening well, concentrating effectively, using the right amount of effort, choosing the appropriate emotion (calm instead of anger), choosing patience over impatience, or making a good kick in soccer.
In other words, target the praise so it's not a general "good job" or "nice work" or "terrific." When we see that our child needs to refocus on something that is proving a little difficult, like sharing, detaching from a parent, etc. We can use targeted praise to compliment their strength or their sharing once they have accomplished the goal.
As we observe our children accomplishing their tasks, we might want to think about diminishing the praise and then having it fully subside. Once our child can accomplish the activity, praise might not be needed any more, even though the self-esteem enthusiasts might disagree.
Be specific. We might learn that our children don't need praise anywhere near as much as we feel we want to give it. I think we have to stop compensating for our anxiousness about the fragility of our children's psyche. By using praise in a targeted way and then eliminating it once our kids have shown, over a period of time true accomplishment at their goal, we may actually be helping them learn persistence. They may learn how to succeed because we aren't constantly giving them the reward of general praise in a misguided attempt to elevate their self-esteem. We are simply using the tool of praise, sparingly and in a targeted way to help stimulate them toward accomplishment.
On a final note, the blessing side to praise-where we as parents are truly grateful for the role we have been given in the healthy development of our children. Where our "words" of praise convey a more powerful sense of our humbleness. This is where the activity of praising becomes a deeper activity, one that touches on our offering of inner excellence and grace to our little ones.Let me know your thoughts on this topic by leaving a comment here.
Frank Diaz can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.