We all know hand washing, covering your mouth when you cough, and avoiding others who are sick helps prevent the spread of the flu virus. BUT did you know that proper humidity levels in your home and workplace also help stop the spread of the virus?
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INTRODUCING OUR STUDENT ARTISTS
This year at the ABC Kids Expo we hosted a “The Nose Knows Crane” Tissue holder decorating Contest. They were a huge hit!
The tissue holders were on display at the front of our Booth (#1225) for viewing, judging for the student artists, and entering our raffle to win one of the holders.
Not only has Miley become a number one artist across the nation, but she continues to create buzz all over the internet. Starting with her insanely sexual performance at the VMAs, her nudity & sledgehammer licking in her Wrecking Ball video, and her public honesty about doing drugs, Miley is a pop-culture icon that many young children look up to. You have to admit though, her voice is pretty amazing and her songs are catchy!
Many parents are concerned about how Miley’s behavior will affect their teens. So we went to talk to the M.I.N.K.s (Moms I need to Know) of Crane USA to ask them what they think about Miley Cyrus. Below are some of the responses we got!
“I don’t have teens yet but my thought on how to keep them in a straight path is being very involved in their activities. My husband and I both attended every event my child has together and I feel that shows him that we will always be right by his side. I show my son that he can trust us with anything even when he makes mistakes. Miley Cyrus is in the public eye and making wrong choices and it’s unfortunate that she doesn’t believe she has an influence on younger generations.”
“I have a 15 year old daughter who used to look up to Britney Spears first and then Hannah Montana. I think we have a double standard when it comes to teens in the public eye. Don’t you remember what you were doing when you were 18? Ok, so we didn’t have Facebook, nor a video music…to document the “experimenting” thank God…but at least I did worst. It is so hard growing up as a girl… and when you add the social media and the growing trends it is a recipe for disaster. I just see Miley being an “artist” and respect her for that. I think that pop culture is part of life, so I don’t censor it around my house, and I think that the proper way to educate your child comes from the home with manners, morals, support, respect, understanding to others.”
“My son is only 22 months but I am a high school teacher and when I am talking to girls about media images my focus is on self respect, confidence, finding yourself, and making good decisions. Lecturing on why Miley’s making poor decisions isn’t going to illicit the same response as asking teenagers their opinion and keeping an open dialogue. Again, I don’t have teenagers yet and I may eat my words when my kids are older but as a high school teacher and counselor to 24 freshmen girls, that’s what I have seen be most effective.”
“With the media being so racy nowadays, it’s definitely challenging to raise our kids with proper values to carry on to their own children. It’s shockingly horrific how early they start nowadays and can’t blame them because the topic of sex surround us everywhere. We can’t shield them, we could only be proactive about teaching them confidence which then hopefully translates for them self value. A lot of it has to do with the peers they hang out…positive surroundings = positive outlook.”
Join in the conversation!
What do you think of Miley Cyrus?
How do you handle pop-culture in your household?
We all know more and more women are breastfeeding their babies because of the health benefits it provides.Breastfeeding has been shown to protect infants from illness, allergies, obesity, and helps lower the risk of SIDS. As breastfeeding becomes more common, so does the act of breastfeeding in public. There are laws enforced to protect a woman’s right to breastfeed in any place, public or private, as long as she is authorized to be there. Even though these laws are in place to protect women who are breastfeeding in public, there is controversy surrounding the subject.
Did you know the color of your baby’s nursery can affect the mood of both you and your child?
Recent psychological studies have shown that color choice can influence behaviors, stimulate brain activity and even improve sleeping habits! Check out these popular nursery room colors and how they can affect moods. Rubber Ducky Yellow might not be the best choice after all…