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Surely you will be the beauty of the ball with your Cleopatra costume. This costume is extremely flattering on women regardless of their shape or size. To achieve a polished and dynamic look, you will need the following: black wig, white robe, Egyptian necklace, black eyeliner, belt, rubber snake, 2 top bangles, sandals, dangle earrings, and 2 wide gold bangles.

If you don’t have naturally raven shoulder-length hair, you’ll need to purchase a wig. Black wig that is on your neck and shoulders. However, if there are none left in stock, don’t worry, you can buy a longer black wig and cut it yourself. If you need to trim the wig, place it on a mannequin and carefully cut one section at a time. Ask a friend to cut the wig while it’s on your head if he can’t get a pacifier. Do not attempt to cut the wig without a visual reference to look at. For the best deals on your hair piece, try a costume store instead of a beauty supply and save a ton of money. Costume wigs are designed to last for years and years.

A light cotton tunic is your best choice when it comes to dressing. The ancient Egyptians did not wear wide hemlines to the floor, they wore white or off-white and should be mid-calf length. Give this garment your own style, try to buy a size a little larger than you would normally wear, this will create some authentic flow to your style. Your belt should be a sash that wraps around, with a dangling tassel. The deep tones look great together with the belt as they highlight your center.

To complete your Cleopatra costume, be sure to choose open sandals in neutral tones. Sandals from the Ptolemaic period are similar to current styles, making them easy to slip on. As an accessory, wrap a rubber snake around her arm or pin it to her dress; this will add a bit of pizzazz.

The centerpiece of Cleopatra’s makeup will be the pronounced black eyeliner. To achieve this look, she opts for liquid eyeliner instead of charcoal; You’ll have much more control over your makeup so it doesn’t run or make you look like a panda. Try applying the liner to the natural shape of your eyes from top to bottom, applying it thick, then lift the line as if creating another lash and voila. Setting the foundation with powder will keep your makeup looking perfect all day. If you put a good base for your makeup, your eyeliner will look great.

The type of jewelry you will need are gold-tone wide band cuffs and complimentary upper arm bands. They can be purchased ready-made, but if you find the upper arm band to be too tight, be sure to open and loosen them with a fabric elastic band extension. You don’t want to cut off circulation, so choose a size that stays in place and won’t slide down or cut off blood flow. An Egyptian style necklace is a must have for all royal queens and they usually come in the one size fits all category. Colorful dangle earrings will also make your costume look more fashionable. It is worth trying to use gold tones with colored stones that match the colors of your collar and cuffs. And finally, this is an outfit that works well with anklets. Give a special touch to your feet with one or more anklets of your choice. And if they tinkle, all the better.

What does it mean to teach your children responsibility? Each parent has a different response and a different expectation of when and how their child will take personal responsibility. One thing is for sure and that is that responsibility must be taught. It is not a natural ability, but it can be learned at any age. You do not become responsible when you are mature, but you become mature when you are responsible.

Four variables in this exciting adventure;

1. Your child (learning style, age, motor skills, interest, hot spots or incentives)

2. Your expectations (perfection or always learning, do you punish for the truth?)

3. Your example (use the 4 R’s, recognize, remorse, restitution and resolve to correct

4. Coherence and monitoring (natural and logical consequences)

External responsibility deals with everyday things (life skills) housework, brushing teeth,
return videos on time. These are habits that make us productive and reliable.

Internal responsibility deals with attitudes, beliefs, and values. This is where we look
the heart. It means admitting mistakes, being selfless, caring about other people’s health,
property and feelings.

2-step process:

1. Teach them the skill until it becomes a habit and then it will eventually become
automatic action Automatic action is action without conscious thought or
planning. This is the difference between prior decisions and situational ethics. For
e.g. clearing the plate from the table, brushing teeth, leaving the bike
far. You don’t have to decide what to do every time.

2. Praise attitude, performance, and effort. Use natural and logical consequences.
to reinforce the lesson. “Thank you for picking up your toys without being asked. It’s
makes it easier for the whole family to maneuver when we don’t have to climb over it
toys on the floor.

You can’t expect a 35-year job from a 10-year job. You also can’t expect a 10-
work of a 10-year-old boy who is not clear about what is expected of him. We will have to
occasionally jump in and help them do an unpleasant task, but don’t do it for them.

Voice and Choice: The more opportunity the child has to “own” the decision or
problem, the more you will learn. The purpose of allowing natural consequences
occur and to design logical consequences is to encourage children to take responsibility
options, don’t punish them. This method allows the child to choose and then be
responsible for the decision if it goes well or not. Most children, when
allowed to make bad decisions, learn from the consequences. The most effective method
of teaching is that you remain practical and do not punish. This means separate
the deed of the doer. If he was trying to teach his son a new skill, like playing the piano
or tennis, you’ll probably be patient. You would expect and accept some mistakes.

Consider the responsibility of teaching in the same way. Consider slips or wrong choices as
learning experience rather than a personal affront to your ability as a parent or teacher
and everyone will be happy, more cooperative and responsible.

© 2004 Judy H. Wright, personal historian, parent educator, and author –

I guess you’d have to be a runner to appreciate the Millrose Games, which celebrated its 100th edition over the weekend at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

The Millrose Games cannot be said to be the most prestigious indoor track and field competition in the world; in fact, it is THE most prestigious invitational indoor track and field competition in the world. As a running back in high school and college, you dream of running the boards at the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden the same way a football player dreams of playing in the Super Bowl.

Track and field has fallen on hard times in the United States lately and that’s why the 100th Millrose race is so significant. Only the 2007 Millrose Games, as Dick Patrick wrote in USA Today on Thursday (1-2-07), “have survived the demise of a once-vibrant indoor circuit monopolized by the US.”

Patrick is right.

Not only did Camelot lose its shine with the tragic loss of President John F. Kennedy, the Millrose Games have lost some of their flourishing, but may yet flourish thanks to the famous Wanamaker Mile competition and enough world-class athletes to deserve 2 hours. . of live coverage on ESPN2 on Friday and 1 hour on ABC on Saturday.

I was glued to television for both shows.

Many runners who would watch the Millrose Games on the subway wouldn’t if it weren’t for sportswriters like Dick Patrick. USA Today’s pre-meeting coverage of him was interesting, informative, and plentiful.

The Millrose Games were started in 1908 by John Wanamaker of the Wanamaker department store chain and first rose to prominence in the 1920s. Herb Schmertz, who worked for the Wanamaker department store in New York, became the director of the Millrose meeting in 1934 and ran the Millrose games for 40 years, until 1974, when his son Howard, a New York City attorney, took over in 1975 and continued until 2003.

The Schmertz family ran the Millrose Games for 69 years, and Howard Schmertz continued as meeting director emeritus for the 100th Millrose Games. The new meeting director is Mark Wetmore of Global Athletics Management.

John Wanamaker of Wanamaker Department Store was an American retail giant. He opened Philadelphia’s first department store in 1861 and would eventually have 15 more stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.

Wanamaker is credited with being the father of modern advertising in America. He was the first to copyright his ads, the first to guarantee his products and offer exchanges and refunds, he created the price tag as we know it today, and he was the first to place a restaurant inside his department store. .

Wanamaker was ahead of its time as the first department store with electric lighting (1878), the first store with a telephone (1879), the first store to install pneumatic tubes to transport cash and documents (1880), and the first store with an elevator ( 1884).

It’s no wonder John Wanamaker sponsored a major sporting event and spawned the Millrose Games. As mainstream sponsorship, fixtures and attendance began to fade in the 1990s, Europe became a much bigger indoor player; however, the Millrose Games continued thanks to the Schmertz family.

The Millrose Games have been through three Madison Square Gardens, two world wars and a Great Depression and still survived to celebrate their 100th anniversary.

At this year’s centennial meet, 40-year-old Gail Devers, already a competition and American record holder in the hurdles, won the event in 7.86 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year and almost a full second. better than the mentioned world record. for master athletes (40+) at 8.71.

Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva set a record at the Millrose Games while competing for the first time on American soil. Isinbayeva is a 17-time world record holder; she continually breaks her own world record and attempted her last attempt at Millrose, but failed.

At the famed Wanamaker Mile on Saturday, four-time winner Bernard Lagat was up against Craig “Buster” Mottram, the 6-foot-3 Commonwealth Games champion, and Alan Webb, the new “raised in house” from the United States. Lagat, a runner from Kenya, has apparently become a US citizen.

Lagat’s legacy is already assured as he is a two-time 1,500m Olympic medalist. Webb became the first American high school student to break 4 minutes per mile indoors (3:59.86), and at the outdoor Prefontaine Classic in Eugene (OR) he would run 3:53.43 to break the 36-year-old national high school by Jim Ryan. Registration. In 2004, Webb won the 1500-meter Olympic Trials and ran an outdoor mile in 3:48.92 last year.

The Wanamaker Mile is different and difficult because Madison Square Garden has a 160-yard banked board track compared to the normal 200-meter indoor tracks. Because it is shorter, the turns are more difficult and are 11 turns instead of 8 turns.

In this year’s race, Alan Webb led behind Pacemaker Moise Joseph’s 1:54.99 half-mile, and then Bernard Lagat, the defending champion, took over until Australian Buster Mottram ran in front with 4 laps to go. final.

Mottram knew that Lagat considered it vital to lead with two laps to go in order to win, so Mottram pushed on and still led until the final lap. Lagat then switched gears and won with a best finishing speed of 3:54.26. Mottram was second in an Australian record of 3:54.81, with Webb a disappointing fourth.

I really felt sorry for Alan Webb. I was so excited to do better against Lagat. When he interviewed Lagat before the race, the announcer reminded Webb that Lagat had beaten him several times and asked how Webb would beat him this time. My heart sank.

I’ve run too many races and I understand how the announcer could have sealed Webb’s fate right then and there. I don’t think Webb was prepared to answer that question right before the race, and he couldn’t fit in mentally before the race.

Webb’s response to the announcer was that he “needed to be tougher” when a better response would have been “he needed to be smarter”, especially if Webb had run a more tactical race and knew his leg speed was as good as Webb’s. Lagat on the run. finish.

If not, there’s no way he could have won without pushing harder earlier in hopes of wearing Lagat down. Lagat is a Kenyan, not a turtle. He can fly as well as run. Webb’s best indoor mile before was a 3:55.18 win a week ago at Boston.

Remember, Lagat won in 3:54.81, just 37 one-hundredth of a second faster. My guess is that Webb is physically ready, but he has some work to do emotionally and mentally to beat Lagat, whose hardened, winning experience and confidence showed better.

They run the Wanamaker Mile for the same reason they play the Super Bowl. You can talk all you want about who will win or why, but the winning team will have to prove any claims on game day.

Dick Patrick ended his pre-meeting story with this remarkable sidebar:

Howard Schmertz was 7 years old when he saw his first Millrose Games in 1933, accompanying his father, he met director Herb Schmertz.

Howard Schmertz, who succeeded his father as director in 1975, has since missed just two Millrose bouts while fighting in World War II. (Here are Howard’s best Millrose moments) Schmertz:

10) Bernard Lagat wins the 2005 Wanamaker Mile with a record time of 3:52.87 at Madison Square Garden.

9) Suleiman Nyambui wins the 5,000 (meter) race in 1981 after a duel with Alberto Salazar, after winning the New York marathon. Nyambui sets a world record 13:20.4.

8) Irishman Eamonn Coghlan wins a record seventh Wanamaker Mile in 1987, beating Marcus O’Sullivan (another great Irish runner).

7) In the 1984 long jump, second place Carl Lewis takes first place and sets a world record of 28 feet, 10¼ inches.

6) Navy Corporal John Uelses, using a newly designed fiberglass pole, becomes the first to clear 16 feet in the pole vault.

5) In 1974, Tony Waldrop records the first mile under 4 minutes in Millrose history.

4) Mary Decker wins the 1500 (meter race) by 80 yards in 1980 and sets a world record of 4:00.8.

3) In 1955, Dane Gunnar Nielsen regains his mile world record from Wes Santee in 4:03.6. Meanwhile, Fred Dwyer, forced off the track on the final lap, and Santee all but battled down the stretch behind Nielsen.

2) In 1942, Cornelius Warmerdam, borrowing a bamboo cane, becomes the first to clear 15 feet in the vault. He broke Millrose’s record of 14-3, held by Sueo Ohe, killed several weeks earlier in the Japanese invasion of the Philippines.

1) In 1959, 17-year-old John Thomas becomes the first to clear 7 feet indoors in the high jump, beating Charlie Dumas, the first to clear 7 feet outdoors.

Kudos to Dick Patrick for bringing back some great memories. And congratulations to the Millrose Games, still the best indoor games in the world.

Copyright © 2007 Ed Bagley

Many Christians freely acknowledge that holidays like Christmas are largely derived from ancient “pagan” customs. For this reason, some conservative Christian churches, such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses and at some point the Worldwide Church of God, have avoided Christmas due to its association with paganism.

Others, however, have argued just the opposite: that it is the very “pagan” elements within Christmas that make the season special. Some have gone as far as trying to recapture the original pagan meanings of the Christmas season or “Yule-Tide” as it was called in Germanic countries.

One such person is Dr. Stephen Flowers, who has been instrumental in attempts to revive ancient Germanic culture and religion. Flowers is one of the world’s leading experts on the ancient “magical” writing of the German and Norse peoples, the runes. Flowers, of Smithville, Texas, has her Ph.D. in Germanic studies and has published numerous scholarly articles on the Germanic revival movement, as well as several books on runes that have become runic revival classics. His books include Runelore: A Handbook of Esoteric Runology, Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic, and The Nine Doors of Midgard. I interviewed Flowers on the subject of efforts to revive the original meaning of the Yule-Tide season.

[C.W.] Many Christian fundamentalists realize that there is a lot of “paganism” in Christmas (not to mention commercialization), so they come up with slogans like “let’s put Christ back in Christmas.” But wouldn’t it be more accurate to say, “let’s put Odin back in Yule”?

[S.F.] Christians who have been schooled in the history of these things know as well as anyone that there is nothing originally Christian about the holiday at the end of December. Jesus was born in the spring and all the details of the “Christmas season” are of pagan origin. Putting Odin back in his place would be an act of cultural restoration.

[C.W.] When and why did the Christian church begin to adopt the Yule Tide customs and incorporate them into Christmas (as well as customs related to Mithraism and the Sol Invictus mysteries)?

[S.F.] Most people are slow and reluctant to change, especially when their culture works well for them. In general, the Germanic culture functioned well when meeting Christianity. Nearly a thousand years passed before the entire Germanic world, from Germany to England to Scandinavia, could be Christianized.

This process began in the 300s among the Goths and ended in 1100 in Sweden. The church did not want to accept pagan practices; he just had to do it to be successful. His “chief directive” had to be successful, at all costs. In the end, it was more a question of the paganization of Christianity than the Christianization of the pagans.

[C.W.] Have you seen any effort in the general public to bring back the “pagan” roots of holidays, like Christmas?

[S.F.] Not in the “general public”. To my knowledge, only a few educated and dedicated people have attempted to restore our cultural authenticity and thereby radically heal our culture of its deep-seated disease.

[C.W.] Can a genuine Yule celebration ever happen again? How much of the original meanings can be reconstructed versus how much was lost?

[S.F.] It certainly can. The true spirit of the times never left. It is not about reviving something that has died, but simply about awakening a sleeping cultural giant from within. The exact forms and customs, although many have survived albeit in often “Christianized” forms, are not nearly as important as the spirit and knowledge with which the celebration is approached.

[C.W.] What is some of the Germanic symbolism in Yule that you still see today in Christmas decorations and customs and such?

[S.F.] The most important symbols of the Christmas season, such as the “Christmas tree” and Santa Claus, have pagan origins. The tree was originally one in the forest, an ancestral tree, which received sacrificial gifts during the Christmas tide and was illuminated and decorated with symbolic signs and tokens to attract the ancestral spirits. When the church forbade such practices, the tree, or a symbol of it, was simply brought inside, away from the prying eyes of churchmen. Santa Claus is a “jolly old elf”, as we all know. In the Germanic world, goblins are ancestral spirits.

Santa Claus dresses in red, which is the traditional color of elves’ clothing. He is also related to the ancient gods Thor and Odin. He lives at the North Pole, flies through the air spreading blessings, and his sleigh is pulled by reindeer named Donner and Blitzen, German for “thunder” and “lightning.”

One of the most important aspects of Yule-Tide is economics. In ancient times, all the best things were saved for the Yule-Tide celebrations and then squandered during those celebrations. This has translated throughout our global economy, where a large part of business is conducted in and for the so-called “holiday season”.

[C.W.] What is the esoteric (secret) meaning that Yule had for the German and Nordic peoples?

[S.F.] This is the end of the year, and the rebirth of the sun and the new cycle of the coming year. This is why it was traditionally celebrated for twelve days, to symbolize the twelve months to come, as well as to reflect on the last twelve.

It was a time when the inner seeds of action for the coming year were planted and the reconnection with the ancestors was firmly established. The Yule-Tide is a time to remember the ancestors and celebrate their rebirth in the little offspring. The old belief in rebirth, or “reincarnation” if you will, is behind the occult fact that every holiday that originally celebrated ancestors was also a “children’s festival.” This can be compared favorably with the effect of Halloween on the Celtic world.

[C.W.] What kind of effect would reclaiming or remembering some of the original meanings of the Yule-Tide Season have on society?

[S.F.] Like I said, our culture is sick. Most people recognize this on some level, but don’t know how it came to be. Most blame “permissiveness” or “godlessness,” but the problems have much deeper roots. The problems began with the arrival of Christianity because it demanded that we abandon our traditions, our ancestral authenticity and many other invaluable aspects of culture. (Historically, this was done primarily to profit financially from trade and relations with the wealthier Christian countries of the early Middle Ages.

To cure our radical and fundamental cultural disease requires that we discover its cause and treat the disease at its root. This requires the restoration of cultural authenticity and traditional mythical values, which are ours and not those imposed on us from the outside. Restoring the Yule-Tide is just one step in the great act of cultural healing.

By Corey Wicks

The old days between parents and teenagers

Remember the old days when you were younger and parents and teens had trouble communicating. Do you remember when teenagers went to high school, attended classes, socialized, attended extracurricular activities, visited their friends, and came home?

In the afternoons and evenings, they might rush to dinner, lock themselves in their rooms, stay on the phone and play video games at all hours, but parents and children would talk in person, at least briefly.

How do parents and teens communicate these days, or do they?

In fact, there was a lot of silence between parents and teenagers in the past, but something new has happened. Some parents and their teens don’t talk in person, they don’t talk much. They are texting and emailing throughout the day and even at home!

Numerous parent contacts

In reality, there is often more contact between parents and teens, but less real communication. Instead of parents assuming their kids can function on their own all day like they have since preschool, parents are now texting about homework, schedules, after-school commitments, and weekend plans.

While your kids are hopefully trying to pay attention in class, they’re getting text messages from parents. The children hide their phones under their desks and try to answer them.

Numerous Teen Contacts

Parents are not the only ones to blame, of course. Their children also text parents all day, with requests about when they want to be picked up, as well as demands and complaints.

What happens in the summer?

Some teens go to camps where phones aren’t allowed, but they sneak in. Sometimes the text messages continue. But generally, parents and teens take a break and seem to believe that they can exist on their own.

Other teens stay home and work. Then the text messages between parents and teens continue.

Are parents becoming more involved in the details of their teens’ lives?

On the surface, it seems that parents and teens check on each other too often. Do they really need to know the whereabouts of others at all times? Is this replacing teenagers learning to take care of themselves and trust themselves whole days at a time? Do parents trust their children less? Are teens less confident in themselves?

What about the actual communication?

Whereabouts, schedules, routines have some practical value. But what about talking about feelings, intentions, goals for the future? I’m not suggesting that parents aren’t interested in listening or that teens aren’t interested in talking. I believe that both parents and adolescents need and deep down want to talk and listen to each other a lot. But this other silent communication takes up so much time that it gets in the way.

What should parents do? Some communication tips

Tip #1: Be Respectful

In my experience, when parents are openly respectful of their teens and let them know that they want to hear their ideas, opinions, and life philosophies, teens rise to the occasion.

Tip #2: Take the initiative.

Your first attempt can be general, asking your son or daughter, “So what have you been thinking about lately? What’s up?” This may end in a surprised look and a brief response. But it is not a resounding failure.

Tip #3: Persevere. Add more substance.

The next try, he adds a bit more: “We haven’t talked much lately. How’s work going?” He etc. Slowly ask more substantive questions. Maybe ask them about his politics, his music, his friendships.

Tip #4: Open the conversation by asking for more details.

It is so easy to slide to close the door. Don’t be quick to disagree or be critical. Bite that impulsive tongue.

Tip #5: Say thank you.

Tell your teen that you’re grateful for the talk and that you hope they talk again soon.

A support cross, or comfort cross as it is sometimes called, is an asymmetrical cross that is made to fit ergonomically in the palm of the hand and is worn during prayer. The holding cross is believed to be based on an ancient design found in ancient European chapels. Although the origin of the tradition of the support/comfort cross is unknown, it is believed to date back to the early Christians.

Holding crosses are made from many different types of wood, but in my opinion, none is more appropriate than a cross made from the olive wood of trees that grow in the same region where Jesus was born, around Bethlehem. Olive trees have dotted the landscape there since biblical times, where they grow both on terraces and on hilltops. Olive fruit oil has been used for religious rites since biblical times. Since the olive tree is a protected species in Israel and cannot be felled, all olive wood artifacts are made solely from the pruning of the trees. Olive wood items are imbued with spirituality and do not require much care as the olive oil naturally protects them from corrosion and color changes. Over time, the clamping cross will develop its own patina due to frequent handling. No two crosses look the same due to variations in the grain of the wood.

Who should have a holding cross?

Anyone who is in a time of struggle or loss and is looking for guidance.

Anyone who needs to find comfort and is looking for comfort.

Anyone who is struggling to hold on to their faith.

Anyone looking for a partner for their prayers and meditation.

· If you or someone you know is sick, simply holding the cross may be the best way to pray.

A holding cross is the ideal gift to mark most gift-giving occasions such as a Christening, Confirmation, Birthday, Easter, Christmas or just to say thank you. It is recommended to keep a supply of these crosses ready to give to loved ones in times of need.

Holding crosses are made from many different types of wood, but in my opinion, none is more appropriate than a cross made from the olive wood of trees that grow in the same region where Jesus was born, around Bethlehem. Olive trees have dotted the landscape there since biblical times, where they grow both on terraces and on hilltops. Olive fruit oil has been used for religious rites since biblical times. Since the olive tree is a protected species in Israel and cannot be felled, all olive wood artifacts are made solely from the pruning of the trees. Olive wood items are imbued with spirituality and do not require much care as the olive oil naturally protects them from corrosion and color changes. Over time, the clamping cross will develop its own patina due to frequent handling. No two crosses look the same due to variations in the grain of the wood.

Many young children in preschool may need to be monitored as they progress through educational settings. The same monitoring idea holds true for young children with autism. Multidisciplinary team reports will often have a recommendation section that will include areas to monitor for special education. There are several areas that could be monitored in relation to young children with autism:

Cognitive performance

Many times when a child’s cognitive abilities are assessed, there may not always be an accurate picture of the child’s true abilities and performance. The child with suspected autism may withdraw from direct requests from an unknown person. A child with suspected autism may refuse to come to the table to engage with the school psychologist. Participation can also be varied when a child does some things and suddenly ‘shuts down’.

Parent interviews and observations are often used to obtain information about the child’s cognitive abilities. However, to see how the child’s cognitive abilities are performing, the preschool teacher will want to monitor how the child completes a variety of tasks. This will allow the preschool teacher to see if the child with autism is making progress toward various goals and objectives that have been developed in the child’s individualized education program.


Another area that can be monitored is the child’s communication skills. During an initial assessment, a child may be uncomfortable speaking, but in a more play-focused environment, the child may or may not use more language with peers. A child with autism may need to be monitored to see if she responds to language and communication practice activities in the educational setting.

Social interaction

A child’s social interaction skills may need to be monitored, especially if the child appears to participate well with adults but not with children. Some children with autism will participate individually, but decline when there are more children in preschool activities. A preschool teacher may monitor a child with autism to see if the child initiates social interactions and responds to other children during free play or structured play activities.

consistent responses

Young children with autism can also be monitored to see how they respond when working with a variety of people. One could easily see if the child consistently engages with most people or if the child only engages with a particular person. You can also monitor which strategies or approaches the child responds to most consistently in the preschool setting.


In the preschool setting, a child with autism can be monitored to see if he or she responds to various incentives and rewards in the classroom. A child with autism can easily be monitored to see if she responds to verbal praise during activities. It can also be monitored to see if different types of rewards encourage the child to engage or engage in appropriate behavior more often (or less often) in the preschool setting.


In conclusion, monitoring is an excellent way to help parents understand how a child with autism is progressing during educational activities. These monitoring activities can also give parents and teachers more information to see if the curriculum or classroom activities need to be modified or adjusted for the child with autism.

Childhood is all about evoking magnificent and beautiful memories. Amazing memories of wonderful time spent with loved ones make life more lively. For children, life is about playing football, cricket, video games, ludo and carom. Spending childhood with parents, friends and loved ones is what makes children happy in life. Being parents and relatives, whenever a person walks down memory lane and sees those beautiful moments spent with the little munchkin on the last birthday, the only thought that comes to mind is to meet all those things. missing from the previous birthday. Organizing a big birthday party for the birthday is special for children, but the closest and the celebrations and festivities are the perfect time to unite and bring loved ones closer. A birthday celebration calls for heartfelt birthday gifts like a delicious and tasty cake, as a cute but tasty cake is the perfect cake for a child’s birthday party.

So that the special birthday celebration of the dear children is full of sweet memories, a delicious tasty and cute cake will make the celebration fit for the dear children. That’s why, with delicious dishes, eye-catching birthday decorations, giveaways and heartfelt gifts, a lovely birthday cake will make the big birthday event wonderful and fantastic. One can buy cakes online for birthday celebrations very easily, but everyone needs to know what are the best cakes to make a child’s birthday more special and fantastic.

So, explore the list of the best cakes to make the little munchkin’s birthday memorable:

1. Cartoon birthday cakes

Speaking of the perfect birthday cake for the little munchkins birthday, the first and foremost option that catches the eye is, without a doubt, a cartoon cake. Cartoon cakes have always been in style for birthday celebrations. A cake dedicated to your favorite cartoon theme will prepare the celebration with its flavors and cuteness for all little cartoon fans. The best cartoon cake options are:

Mickey Mouse themed cake.

Minions themed cake.

Donald Duck themed cake.

Ben 10 themed cake.

Doraemon themed cakes.

Emoji themed cakes.

2. Superhero Birthday Cakes

Watching TV is the favorite pastime of all children. Watching TV is all about watching superhero shows and cartoons that create super fantasies in a child’s mind. This makes the little munchkins want to become superheroes and fly high into the sky to save the world. When the child sees his favorite superhero on the cake, he will be happy and excited. A cake based on a superhero theme with the Hulk, Antman, Captain America, Superman, Batman and Iron Man will be the best cake for a boy’s birthday party.

3. Photo cakes for birthdays

The best thing about photographs is that they can hold memories and make people live them whenever they want. Photos containing memories of memorable days are prized possessions that hold a valuable place in people’s lives. A photo birthday cake will be one of the best cakes for kids as they not only taste amazing but are also capable of preparing for the birthday occasion. All parents who want to buy photo cakes online or offline for birthdays need to find the cutest and most memorable photo of the day. Seeing that special photo on the cake will make the little munchkins very happy and excited.

4. Doll Birthday Cakes

For all the parents who are looking for a delicious and lovely cake to make the beautiful girl’s birthday special, a doll cake will be the best cake option for sure. For the beautiful baby princess, a delicious princess cake will make her feel extra special and also set her birthday celebration in motion.

5. Ice Cream Birthday Cakes

Every child has a special place for ice cream in their heart. They can drive their parents crazy to get their favorite ice creams. But, everyone knows that eating too much ice cream is bad for your health. But, children do not understand this at all. Due to this, a delicious, creamy, tasty and delicious ice cream birthday cake will turn out to be the best cake to embellish the birthday celebration.

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All these birthday cake suggestions must have impressed every parent and every child. Guys can surely choose from the varieties of cakes mentioned above. Make a child’s next birthday celebration extra special and fantastic with any of these cakes. A very obvious question that must have been on everyone’s mind is where is the best place to buy birthday cakes. Well, each cake option on the list is unique and ready to go. This makes it more difficult for the person to find them both in local stores and online cake shops, until he knows the best store to buy cakes online in India and other countries. Various online stores are available to meet the needs of customers to find a delicious, tasty and cute birthday cake for children. So, find one such online store and send cakes to India effortlessly and without any hassle.

I think it’s time we had a long and frank conversation about so-called SMART goals.

I participate in productivity forums and self-improvement communities, so I must have heard hundreds of people talk about how great they are.

How they revolutionize goal setting.

And how if you use any other system, you’re chaining yourself to a log stuck in rapids and heading for a waterfall.

In case you haven’t (somehow) come across this yet, SMART is an acronym that describes what every worthy goal is supposed to have. Like I say, I’ve heard hundreds of people say this…and maybe three point out some of the obvious and glaring limitations.

You will never look at them the same way again.

No problem.

Consider a conversation between a SMART-loving coach and a client who had never heard of them before…


Coach: I recommend setting SMART goals. You see, the S stands for “specific.”

Client: Okay, that makes sense. Better than a vague goal. So something like “I want to raise my salary to seven figures by the end of the year.”

Coach: Exactly! Now, the M stands for ‘measurable’, pretty self explanatory. A is standing-

Client: Wait… measurable?

Coach: Yes! If it’s not measurable, how do you know when you’re making progress?

Client: Sure… but we already have specifics. Isn’t that redundant?

Coach: No, look, specific is about being clear with your goals. Measuring is about being on the verge of quantifying success.

Client: Right… but they are the same. Can something be measurable and not be specific?

Coach: Well… I… huh. Um… let’s get back to that. The A stands for ‘attainable’, or some people say ‘attainable’.

Client: Okay, great. That makes sense… and doesn’t mean the same thing as the others haha.

Coach: Yes… and the R stands for ‘realistic’.

Client:…oh, this is a joke! Oh well, you really had me going.

Coach: What? No, he’s not a… what?

Client: ‘Achievable’ and ‘realistic’ are synonymous. They mean exactly the same thing. Let’s go to the fourth letter and you’ve only said two things. What does T mean? Totally doable? Strictly defined? This SMART goal thing is hilarious.

Coach: It’s ‘limited in time’… whatever, we’re done here.


Final stage…

Now some people say that the R is ‘relevant’, which is a useful thing to add. Even if I gave you that one, most definitions I see say, in sheer thesaurus worship, ‘realistic’, it doesn’t eliminate redundancy.

If your list of five things has an identical pair, let alone two, you may want to rethink your acronym.

But even if I forgive him…

“I’m going to be on heroin by noon” is a perfectly valid SMART goal and a perfectly terrible idea. It’s specific, measurable, achievable/realistic (I guess? I have no idea how easy it is to get heroin. It shouldn’t be hard…) and time bound.

“I’m going to increase my vegetable intake by one serving a month, starting today” is totally SMART too, but so disappointing that it’s not worth asking.

You can set SMART goals that are worthwhile…but don’t align with your life’s ambition. For example, you can use this framework to stab people in the back in their quest to make the world a better place. Or maybe you want to improve your health, so you smartly exercise five times a day until something breaks.

You can even set a SMART goal for something you’ve already done, just to fake a sense of progress.

And it gets worse. Nowhere in this cutesy little acronym is a measure of your emotional reaction or gut instinct. If you write this goal and every fiber of your being screams “no, don’t!”…too bad, slugger, because there’s nowhere to capture that.

Oh, and you can set a goal of being a millionaire in a year…and do nothing about it for 11 months, then panic in your last one. SMART goals have zero built-in responsibility, plan, or commitment.

SMART goals are totally inadequate, redundant, and barely useful.

Yet somehow everyone brags about them.

That’s why I prefer dumb targets. True to form, DUMBDUMB is an acronym. False to form, it is complete and not redundant.

Dis is for feasible. Is it realistic/achievable/attainable?

U is for Helpful. Is it relevant? Does this goal really advance your vision?

M is for Measurable. It’s an important variable, even if I only include it once.

B is for beliefs and values. Does following this goal conflict with the life you want to live? Is this the kind of goal you’ll be proud to have achieved, remembering it on your deathbed?

Dis is for Desire. Does the goal make you feel passionate and excited?

U is for undertaking. How much time and effort is needed to achieve this goal? If it takes two hours a day, then you’d better schedule two hours a day right now.

M is for Mighty. Are you playing it safe or does your goal demand you, challenge you and make you grow?

YB is for Time Bound, because one nice thing about SMART goals is that they have a deadline.

There you go. A complete, useful and non-redundant system for goal creation. Use it and enjoy.

Unlike last year, he was almost certain that he would not accept any reading challenges this year. It really is something to understand so many characters and situations and not be affected. You really can’t purge emotions easily. But, then we all like challenges; push ourselves and overcome our own limits. And then this is what I read-

1. Ayn Rand Spring

A classic read and my favorite book this year it also has many professional lessons to teach. An architect’s indestructible will to build is challenged at every step he takes. On his way to success he renounces love, honor, fame and money, only to get it back near the end of his career. But is that what he always wanted?

2. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

An extraordinary story of a brave 16-year-old girl, who fought for the cause of education in the beautiful Swat Valley of western Pakistan. Malala is a Nobel Prize winner with an iron heart who did not give up even when she was shot by the Taliban and landed separated from her family in the UK.

3. Devlok by Devdutt Pattanaik

After watching an episode on the Epic Channel, Devdutt caught my eye. An important question and answer book with important chapters on gods, goddesses, demigods, traditions, sacred texts, avatars, myths and more. A must read for teenagers and those who want to know about Hinduism.

4. Devlok 2 by Devdutt Pattanaik

A continuation of Devlok 1, Devdutt Pattnaik covers interesting questions based on forests and fields, animals, and more. Pattanaik’s lucid writing makes a great gift, especially for teens, students, and NRI readers.

5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Late to the party, yes, but I picked it up a couple of years ago and got bored. With no books available for February, I had to find this one and finish it. The Alchemist teaches you about learning, beliefs and risks. More than anything it teaches you to keep walking.

6. The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna

This book is divided into 4 stories. Each character is embarrassed by society but not afraid. The characters choose an unconventional path and change lives. Twinkle Khanna is a smart author who impresses effortlessly.

7. The Key of Krishna by Ashwin Sanghi

The rebirth of Lord Krishna in his Kalki Avatar to destroy the world is part fiction and part fact. The story takes you through the lost cities of Gokul, Vrindavan and more. It enlightens the reader on the history of the Somnath Temple and the Taj Mahal. Ashwin Sanghi, the Dan Brown of India, is also known for weaving plots similar to the above. However, Chanakya’s Chant is a very entertaining read.

8. Minds on fire by Shri Abdul Kalam Azad

A guide for all who aspire to achieve greatness in life. This book is a blessing and a guiding hand to the reader with its luminescent speeches, examples, and excerpts.

9. An Inadequate Boy by Karan Johar

I only brought it because I loved this season of Koffee with Karan. An Unsuitable Boy will interest you if you like to read about the Hindi film industry. Take a look at Karan’s childhood, movies, friends and love life.

10. Faction by Khalid Mohammad

I figured it would be an interesting read because it’s a book based on the stories of 22 movie personalities. Very few were impressive. It is a compilation (anthology) of short stories. Some of the best stories ever written are by Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Bobby Deol, Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar, Shekhar Kapur, and Sonam Kapoor.

11. Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants

You cannot relate, identify or understand the pages or the purpose of this book. It contains too many American inside jokes that only fans of SNL – Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock will understand.

12. Stories of Modern India edited by Suresh Kohli

An anthology may seem like a good deal, but in return I have noticed that they lack quality content. Of course, the chicken soup books are an exception. The stories in this book are based on emotions such as love, betrayal, sacrifice, superstition and ambition. These are works of famous authors translated from Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi and English.