Remove Stubborn Carpet Stains

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » January 9th, 2012

 Stubborn carpet stains may seem impossible to remove. Nevertheless, whether you are dealing with a spilled drink, pet stain and other stubborn residue, always resist the temptation to scrub relentlessly because this could ruin your carpet. There are some solutions you can use in order to remove and dissolve these stains.

Pour one cup warm water unto an empty and clean spray bottle and add around ¼ tsp. dishwashing soap. Let the soap dissolve into the water and spray solution to a clean and non-abrasive cloth. Dab moist cloth over the stain area. Continue dabbing with the cloth until it dissolves.  Moisten a second cloth with cold water then dab the area to remove the detergent. Lightly moisten the cloth but do not soak it. ]

Dry the carpet and place a layer of paper towels or a towel over the damp area and place a heavy object to effectively absorb the liquid. Leave overnight and remove in the morning. You may also dry a lightly moist carpet by putting a dehumidifier next to the area and turn it on until the carpet is dry.  Sprinkle baking soda over the carpet to remove odors associated with the stain, which is especially helpful for pet messes. Let the baking soda set for around fifteen minutes and then vacuum the carpet.

How to Handle Stubborn Preschoolers

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » January 5th, 2012

If you are a parent of a small child, you may sometimes be at a loss on how to handle stubborn preschoolers. When it comes to dealing with temper tantrums from your preschoolers, you should be able to understand why they have these tantrums in the first place. You could expect that they have them if they are unable to communicate what their needs and wants are.

There are several reasons of a stubborn behavior from preschool kids and as a parent you should be able to determine them.  A kid could become stubborn if he or she is tired because of too many activities. Your preschooler may also be hungry  while on the go, not getting  what he or she wants, frustrated or angry, ,lacking attention and feeling neglected and wanting  to do  things for themselves but unable to.

How you handle certain conditions could play a major role in how your little child acts when he or she gets older. Wrong handling could lead to behavior problems later on. Do your best to remain   cool during your child’s tantrums and let him or her know that you are aware that he or she is hungry, frustrated or tired and you could ask your child to calm down and help you on deciding how to work things out? Children should know that you will listen and want to help tem deal with their feelings.

Understanding a Stubborn Person

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » January 3rd, 2012

 A stubborn person is someone who refuses to provide a clear reason for his or her resistance. This person refuses to change his or her mind about an   action or an idea. There may be reasons why some people behave stubbornly in some instances   but there are also people who are by nature stubborn and resist change in spite of the situation.

If you have to deal wit a stubborn person, then it is important to have an idea of why some people act and behave stubbornly. A person’s stubbornness may be due to his or her lack of understanding, information or knowledge. Another reason is pride. Keep in mind that stubborn persons like to be right all the time and if proved wrong, they will look for a way to make what they said to be right. Stubbornness also occurs if a person fear or does not like change or the unknown. New places and situations could be scary and instead of admitting their fear, some people will appear to be headstrong.

You have to practice patience when   it comes to dealing with this kind of people. It doesn’t mean that they couldn’t be persuaded, but you just have to change your persuasion techniques. There are several ways of persuading these persons without having to resort to arguments.

Deal with your Headstrong Toddler

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 30th, 2011

 One minute your toddler is your baby and the next he or she is a raging tyrant, kicking and screaming on the floor. This is what they call as having a headstrong toddler. Moreover, these times are called the years of the ‘terrible two’s ‘or ‘terrible threes’.

A lot of parents feel they are failures because of their headstrong toddler. Consider your child’s toddler years as practice for his or her adolescent years and independent adulthood. It is a healthy and normal stage wherein your toddler needs all the support they need. When dealing   with your headstrong kids, it is easier to prevent a tantrum than trying to reason with a child who already has one.

Try to be one step ahead in knowing your toddler’s difficult times of the day. If he or she is tired, your baby will become unreasonable. Consider putting him down for a nap before he becomes very tired. If your child is hungry, he easily becomes unreasonable, thus make sure to provide him or her healthy snacks throughout the day.  Practice patience at all times. Keep in mind that your child has a very short memory and little comprehension of why there are things that are not allowed. Spanking and scolding will not work at all during these times. You can also provide your toddler with several things to choose from to help him or her feel more in control and prevents oppositional behavior.

Dealing with a Stubborn Employee

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 30th, 2011

 A person’s courage is revealed when he or she knows when to pull out of a confrontation. In every company or organization, as a boss you are bound to meet stubborn employees. Keep in mind that whatever the reason for an employees’ stubbornness, the issues should be addressed before it could negatively affect the productivity of the company.

When dealing with a stubborn employee, you should first eliminate confusion by explaining the responsibilities, duties and behavioral expectations. Provide a written explanation as well. If the employee becomes upset, stay calm and do not join in the emotional exchanges over disagreements. Be firm regarding what is expected from the employee but never dwell on the past negative behavior. Look for positive solutions that promote change in the behavior.

It is important to listen to his or her concerns and find out the reasons why your employee refuses to comply with the expectations of the company. For people undergoing personal difficult problems, recommend outside help.  Keep in mind that people who are greatly affected by personal concerns could show these within the workplace. Treat him or her fairly and consistently. Avoid allowing any personal judgments regarding the person affect your professional management duties.

Obstinate Defiant Disorder

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 29th, 2011

 An obstinate defiant disorder is a serious psychiatric condition that affects two to sixteen percent of all children. If left untreated, this could result to many other kinds of disorders in the patient’s life.

Obstinate defiant disorder is characterized by an ongoing pattern of hostile, disobedient and defiant behavior to authority figures that goes beyond normal childhood behavior. Those with this behavior may seem stubborn, have tantrums, tend to bully and vandalize. Most are unable to take ‘no’ for an answer and annoying others intentionally. Kids with this disorder are disobedient and hostile toward authority figures and adults. For this condition to be diagnosed, this should occur for a period of six months.

Moreover, this condition is characterized by the frequent happening of at least four of the behaviors such as arguing with adults, losing temper, defying actively or refusing to comply with the requests of adults. Children with this behavior doing things that annoy other people deliberately. They also tend to blame other people for his or her mistakes or misbehavior. They are also very touch and are easily annoyed by others, resentful, angry and spiteful and even vindictive. Children showing signs of this condition should be attended to immediately so as not to cause further damage on his or her being as a whole.

 

About Headstrong Persons

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | 1 Comment » December 26th, 2011

 Headstrong persons have made a conscious choice of being what they are. It is indeed very difficult getting along with these kinds of people. You are bound to deal with one at work or even at home. Nonetheless, there are several ways to help you get along   with headstrong persons.

Consider confronting the person directly about his or her behavior. Raise your standards on what you are willing to accept. Explain to the person why things were no longer tolerable and tell him or her you want to see will happen.  While this person may decline what your demands are, at least you are aware of where you stand and could make a decision based on that.

There are times when you just have to let go as the best option if a headstrong person insists on his or her ways and injures you in some way. You have the choice to let go and move on.  Another option would be to remove that person from your life. This is a bit extreme but there are times when this is your best option. This is also to avoid the influence he or she will do in your life. While you may not be able to control everything, keep in mind that you have enough control in your life to avoid dealing with headstrong people.

Deal with a Stubborn Horse

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 26th, 2011

 Each and every equestrian in the world knows that regardless of the horse breed you are dealing with, there are really times when it will show its stubborn streak. So, what do you do with a stubborn horse?

Keep in mind that horses too have bad days. Allow it to have one of those days. Avoid rushing your horse through whatever troubles it. Take into consideration its point of view.  For instance, if it is hesitant to step forward, check out the landscape and try to find out if there is anything unusual or unexpected. Again, refrain from rushing your horse because it will know that it isn’t being respected and this is a surefire way of bringing out its inner mule.

Most people and even equestrians for that matter look at horse’s objects. Many view them in terms of how much work they could do and how much pleasure one derives from riding them. Consider viewing them as companions. This could be a way to a more understanding relationship. As long as horses are safe from injury, you can   separate them and allow them to run, whine or pout.  When   dealing with horses, you should not look at them only as animals but try to look at them as your ally.

Remove Stubborn Belly Fat

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 24th, 2011

 For most people, a stubborn belly fat is embarrassing and could greatly contribute to low self-esteem, since it draws attention and makes you a recipient of unfriendly stares. The major reasons for belly fat are unhealthy diet and inactivity. If you want to get rid of your stubborn belly fat, check out the items below.

It is important to create a new diet. Make a calculation of how much calories you eat daily and try cutting down at least 200 calories per day. Minimize or cut out sugar intake and soda. Drink only water all throughout the day. Perform cardiovascular exercises. If running is not an option, consider swimming, jumping rope, jogging or walking. Do anything that elevates your heart rate and boosts oxygen intake. This   helps increase metabolism and help in removing stubborn belly fat.

It would not be a good idea to focus on ab workouts and exercises; this is because this only strengthens your abs. While you could have the strongest abs in the world, but if you have belly fat that covers them, nobody will notice. Keep your focus on toning down fat in the belly and afterwards you can focus on having great looking abs.

Stubborn Preschoolers

Posted in bullheaded and headstrong | No Comments » December 23rd, 2011

 During preschool years, kids star to discover who they are. They explore their power. When dealing with a stubborn preschooler, it could be quite testing and involves power struggle with their tantrums. Introducing your child to methods in order to control his or her stubborn behavior helps build a loving and strong relationship.

Observe your preschooler for several days and jot down situations wherein he or she is acting stubbornly. Look for a patter and avoid these situations if possible. Alter routines so activities like choosing clothes for the next day are done ahead before bedtime. Consider offering your kid an option so he or she will feel involved in the decision   making. Make the offer in a way that he or she has limited choice.

Be calm always and discuss behavior on another occasion, not when your child is acting stubborn. Talk and listen to your child and create a relationship wherein you respect each other’s opinions. Nonetheless, tell your child that there are some decisions that you have to make so this will prepare him or her when you make it. Always explain the reason behind the decision. Encourage and help your child share toys with other children. Later on talk about how fun it was to share and play with other kids.

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