The title sounds tough. Yesterday I had a conversation with some friends about boundaries and whether they are useful to a child’s growth. Several opinions were heard on the matter. Should parents put boundaries?
One friend of mine is an only child. When she was young, her parents bought her everything she asked for and she was constantly getting presents for everything she achieved no matter how small that was (e.g. an A in Physics test). Now that she is all grown up, she can’t have a healthy relationship in her life and she seems to want things to go her way all the time. She isn’t always polite to others and she overestimates herself.
On the other hand, not all children have the same needs. There are quite a few incidents where the parents misunderstand the essence of putting boundaries and as a result end up being very strict and even oppressive to their own children.
How can parents be sure enough that they won’t get things worse instead of getting them better? Is there a special recipe?
Every child is different and should be treated specially and that can’t be an easy job.
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
I am so tired today that I think this quote suits me perfectly…
This piece is for the trifextra challenge. So here it goes:
The rebellion had already begun.
We heard some sort of rustling noise.
I looked out of the window.
There were indeed problems.
All I remember next, is the sound of the rain harassing my inane body.
The view from my room!
Just got back from a wonderful 3-day trip to a village called “Trikala”. Everything was wonderful there. The scenery, the weather, the people! During my stay, I realised that all things were going on a slower pace. At first I thought that the locals were lazy and I was the normal one.
But as the days went by, I started to realise that it was actually the opposite. I was forced to lead a busy life because that’s the way it is supposed to be when living in the city! On the contrary, it took me quite a while to turn my “relax mode” on.
Living in the city has many pros I must admit. And I belong to those who can’t possibly live in the countryside more than 1 month. However, I can’t stop thinking about how much healthier (mentally and physically) the people are in the countryside. The fast rhythm of the city leads me to believe that working 16 hours a day , 6 days a week is far more important than taking a long walk every morning or having a nice conversation with another person .
We have lost the very little things in life, yet the most precious ones! Although the countryside may not offer so many luxuries, it can provide you with peace and quiet, which I suppose is a big deal!
I loved my trip. It taught me that you sometimes have to pause your life and take a deep breath!
Do you ever think that life can be full even with only a few things?
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Tagged breath, buse, city, countryside, healthy, life, living, nature, peace, quiet, scenery
I have always wondered why we put make-up on. Is it because we want to look pretty? Is it because we want to look prettier than we already are? Or is it because we want to hide our true face?
To tell you the truth, at the age of 14 I started to realise what make-up is and wanted to try it. I even become addicted to it and ended up looking like a clown. I exaggerated and I thought putting make-up on would erase all my imperfections at once. Guess what? I was wrong.So, I thought that there may be others like me.
Why do we need make-up? Unless it is for extreme occasions, I think it serves a different purpose from the one that it was originally made for. By putting make-up on , one gets the wrong impression that they are perfect. They think that make-up transforms them into better people. Although some might say that it is very naive of me to think like that, I can assure you that lots of today’s girls change their attitude and behavior as soon as they put their make-up on. It’s as if they feel invincible and nothing can stand in their way.
From my own personal experience, I testify that whenever I was with make-up on , I felt more powerful and ready to face any difficult situations and I thought other people would see me that way. I was too scared to show my real face and confront the world. I covered my fears and emotions the same way I covered my pimples!
As I got older and got to know the real me with loads of cons and a few pros I concluded that it’s perfectly normal to be human with faults and fears. I also realised that not everyone can like me and the cool part? That’s fine!
Today, I am make-up free and I enjoy it more than you can imagine.
You should give it a try!
Posted in Home, House and Family, Society and Culture
Tagged attitude, behavior, change, difficult, emotions, face, fear, free, human, make-up