Win over Stubborn Kids

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » January 25th, 2012

 There are really kids that are stubborn and strong-willed. If you have a stubborn kid or living with one, you know very well that straightforward strategies of having them follow directions do not often work. To win over stubborn kids, do not resort to the usual verbal battle such as pleading or yelling but different strategies instead.

Try to use supportive, encouraging words instead of threats to help take the fight from stubborn children. For instance, you could persuade your child that once he or she puts his or her toys away, you can go to the park instead of saying that you can’t go to the park. Allow your child to explain why he or she is fighting you. You may even find out that your kid has a good point at times.

Provide options for your kids and give her a sense that he or she has some control over a situation. Explain your reason for wanting your kid to do as you say.   Phrase it in such a way that your child could see it in is or her own best interest. Consider turning difficult situations into games. Rather than demanding him or her to clean the room, make a game of seeing how fast   he or se could clean it. Always  praise your child when he or she does what you say without fighting. Make sure to thank your child when he or she follows your instruction.

Removing Stubborn Oil Filters

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » January 24th, 2012

 Oil changes are pretty easy. However, removing stubborn oil filters is not that easy. Often, oil filters get stuck onto the engine. When this occurs, it could be messy removing it. If you find it hard to remove oil filter, below are steps in removing it hassle-free.

The first step to remove stubborn oil filter is to locate it.  Remove it by using a big locking wrench or else an oil filter removal wrench and turn it counter-clockwise.  Use a rag to wipe the area clean of excess oil and dirt which also contributes to the difficulty in removing   the filter. There are some tools you can use to remove oil filters. Some of the tools include a band wrench. Put a small strip of sandpaper between the filter and tool for traction.  Position the wrench as near the base as possible so you do not crush the canister.

One method to remove stubborn oil filters is the screwdriver. Nevertheless, this could often leave the oil filter ruined and leaves the base still attached. This could also be quite messy. Refrain from using this method unless you are skilled enough to pull it off without destroying anything.  Another method is the leather belt. Take a padded leather belt and loop onto the filter with the buckle end away from you, then pull on the loose end with a consistent and firm pressure.

The Headstrong Foundation

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » January 21st, 2012

 The HEADstrong foundation for blood cancer is all about looking for a cure for all   cancers that are related to the blood. The foundation is created and dedicated to Nicholas Colleluori, a blood cancer victim, its founder.

HEADstrong Foundation started in the year 2005, when Nicholas was diagnosed   with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a kind of blood cancer affecting the lymphatic system. During this battle with the disease, undergoing intense radiation, chemotherapy, etc., he was determined to begin a foundation that supports blood cancer community.  The name HEADstrong stems from his childhood nickname ‘HEAD’ and the word strong that define his physical and mental toughness.

Regardless of his failing health, Nick spent a lot of hours in front of his laptop learning about non-profit organizations and making word documents of what he has in mind. Days before he passed, his energy for others was communicated to his family and he made them promise that they would make his vision come true. On November 28, 2006, Nick finally lost his battle to lymphoma. Despite this, he was able to establish   the framework for the foundation and he has since then impacted the lives of thousands of people who have blood cancers of different kinds.

Train a Bullheaded Puppy

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » January 20th, 2012

Sometimes, a puppy could be bullheaded and difficult to train. The first thing you should find out is why your puppy appears that way. When it comes to training a bullheaded puppy, you should consider its breed, since some breeds work very closely with humans while others work independently, away from humans, such as terriers.

Try to get your puppy’s attention; otherwise it will not learn much.  Find out what things motivate your dog best. Some dogs are highly motivated by food and will respond to treat rewards. Others love to chase and play with squeaky toys. Get a special squeaky toy and use it only for training your puppy. Figure out what gets the pup’s attention and use it to your advantage.

Set your puppy to succeed and not fail. Keep in mind to always say what you mean and   mean   what you say. Make use of hand signals and voice commands as well. Generally, dogs pay more attention to body language and tone instead of words. By combining your command word with a hand signal, your dog will have a better expectation of what is expected of it. Always be consistent and clear. Sometimes, a puppy is not really bullheaded but only too full of energy to concentrate.

Can you remove Stubborn Warts?

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » January 19th, 2012

Removing stubborn warts could definitely be frustrating. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can do to remove these stubborn warts. Vitamin C could actually kill off warts that have existed for years. Crush vitamin C into small bits and add a little water until it turns into a pasty substance and put in your warts.  Cover with small bandages.  Do this several times a day for a few weeks before the warts will start to fall off.

Garlic is another way to get rid of stubborn warts. Rub garlic cloves onto the surface of the wart several times a day. You can also opt to use over-the-counter medicated pad to assess the wart. Most warts could be removed by using these pads. Nevertheless, for really stubborn ones, they require more intense removal methods.

Consider using an at-home wart freezing system.  While a wart has not responded to the pads, it will usually be destroyed by a single freezing treatment.  It could take up to two weeks for the warts to fall off. In case your warts do not respond to home treatment methods, have your doctor apply cantharidin which will cause them to blister and could be removed along with the warts.

Get rid of Stubborn Belly Fat

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | 1 Comment » January 17th, 2012

 When you gain weight, naturally fat accumulates all over the body, not only in a certain area. When you lose weight, fat is burned off as well. Nevertheless, stubborn belly fat is always the last to go and could take extra effort to remove it. You can remove stubborn belly fat by doing exercises, healthy eating and cardiovascular workouts.

The first thing you should consider is to pay close attention to foods you eat. Those that are high in fat, particularly saturated fat could prevent your efforts to get rid of fat. Consider eating a lot of fruit and vegetables instead.   Do exercises that are targeted   for abdominal muscles. Some exercises include lying leg scissor kicks; lying leg lifts and reverses crunches. Engage the upper abdominal muscles by doing exercises such as sit-ups and standard crunches and bicycle crunches.

You can also do some cardiovascular activity, like bicycling, swimming, running, fast-paced walking or jumping rope. Some belly fat could be removed via strength training, but will burn off much faster if the heart rate is up. Whatever exercises you decide to do, keep in mind that you have to discipline yourself as well and refrain from eating fatty foods as much as possible.

Tips in Removing Stubborn Blackheads

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » January 16th, 2012

 Blackheads happen when the pores of the skin is plugged and dilated by a combination of dead skin cells, oil, bacteria and dirt. When the pores are exposed to oxygen, these darken and thus the name is derived. Exfoliation and daily washing will remove most blackheads but some may be stubborn and need more attention.

When removing stubborn   blackheads, consider rubbing the face with a fine-grained exfoliating cream and loofah washcloth or sponge. Place warm compress on the area for fifteen minutes to soften and press down gently on either side of the blackhead using your fingertips. You can also use a pore strip to remove blackheads on your nose. After you wet your nose, place a strip with the sticky side down on the area and wet the strip and wait for ten minutes. Remove the strip as soon as it is hard.

Consider applying an acne mask and let dry and peel away. You can buy acne masks in most stores. You might also want to have a chemical peel to removed stubborn blackheads that stay after a home treatment. This method unclogs pores and removes blackheads. There are dermatologists who perform a chemical peel in their office or clinic.

How to Handle Headstrong Children

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » January 12th, 2012

There are all three kinds of personalities in children and no child has the same temperament as the other. Dealing with headstrong kids is not always easy and finding ways to deal with them could be a real challenge.  Nonetheless, there are some things you can do to handle headstrong children.

You have   to find out the age-appropriate behavior for your kid since discipline will not work if you have unrealistic expectations. Avoid instances that could cause frustration. Do not plan shopping trips if your child needs an afternoon nap or keep health snacks and drink between meals to avoid a blood sugar drop that could make them a child fussy.  Anticipate when your child is likely to resist direction. For instance, if   you know that your toddler will have a tantrum when you leave the park, ease the transition by preparing him or her for it ahead of time.

With a child that is headstrong, you will feel exhausted if you let yourself battle over little things. If your tot wants to wear his or her favorite pajama to the store, let it be. Redirect your kid before he or she begins to defy you and guide him or her to a different but acceptable activity. Always praise your child for good behavior. Positive reinforcement could motivate your child to behave well.

Remove Stubborn Ear Wax

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » January 11th, 2012

 There are times when regardless of the usually ear cleaning, stubborn ear wax   still builds in the ear and blocks the canal. If the ear wax is left unattended, the build-up could turn into temporary loss of hearing. Moreover, stubborn ear wax could also become very painful.

Mostly, you need not go to a doctor to resolve the problem since you can do self-care over a six-day period to remove it. You can use an eyedropper and put three to four drops of baby oil to the ear to loosen the wax. Do this twice a day for five consecutive days to soften the ear wax.

The next thing you have to do is to fill a rubber-bulb syringe with warm water after day five and squirt it into the earn canal. Do this by tilting your head to one side, straighten your back and pull the outer ear taunt. When this is done, tilt your head to the other side with the ear facing the floor so that the water will drain. Turn on a blow-dryer and set at low heat setting. Use the dryer to gently dry your ear. Keep in mind that maintaining ear cleanliness is a good way to avoid serious health problems later.

Removing a Stubborn Wallpaper

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » January 10th, 2012

 Removing stubborn wallpaper is not really an appealing thing to do, particularly if it is old and stuck to the wall. Nevertheless, there are some tips that make stripping off stubborn wallpaper easier.

First, you should have the right tools that could create tiny holes or score the wallpaper to make it easier to get moisture behind to soak it away   from the wall. This has become a necessity with stubborn wallpapers. Plastic scrapers and knives usually work best for chipping wallpaper away. Next, mix some white vinegar and a bit of dishwashing   soap in hot water to wash over the surface. You can   also use a fabric softener in the hot water instead of soap and vinegar. Sponge on the liquid and use a rag or spray with a plastic spray bottle.

Do one area at a time and perforate thee paper with a circular tool, and then s oak the paper with a hot water solution. Wait for thirty minutes then peel off the paper. Wash off or scrape remaining glue with the use of a tri sodium phosphate mixed in the water. If you want, you and get some commercial help such as a   DIF wallpaper stripper or you may rent a wallpaper streamer form the hardware or home center.

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