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.

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.

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.

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.

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