How Whisper, Noname and Snapchat apps influence parent-children communication and relations.

March 19th, 2015by admin

kids on cellphonesWhisper:

Whisper is a free of charge iOS and Android mobile app, which allows its users to send messages anonymously, and to receive replies. Users post messages like greeting cards, where text is displayed over an image. The app was launched in March 2012 under the original name WhisperText by CEO Michael Heyward and Brad Brooks, who is the CEO of mobile messaging service TigerText.

Anyone can post in Whisper an anonymous message as a text overlaid on a picture. When you open the app, you see six such images. Each one has a “secret” on it. You can respond to a message publicly or privately, choosing a public anonymous post or a private pseudonymous chat. Users don’t have a public identity in the app. While they do have persistent handles, there’s no way to contact them except *through* the messages they post.

Parenting Essentials

February 24th, 2015by admin

parents to beKids need sleep From your first night at home with a newborn to living with a grumpy teen, one thing is certain: children need sleep. More than this, they need a sleep schedule that is respected by the entire family and followed as consistently as possible. Well-rested kids make for happy kids and a better family dynamic. Did you know that when a child is tired from lack of sleep they perform one or two levels below their current school grade?

Rules are your friend

Rules should be clear and reasonable for your child’s age and skills. Consequences for breaking rules should be obvious from the onset so that children know what to expect. When a rule is broken, make the undesirable behavior very clear “You broke our household rule about cleaning up after ourselves by leaving out dirty clothes and dishes.”

Consistency is Key

Exercise Tips during Pregnancy

February 20th, 2015by admin

pregnant woman sittingPregnant women need exercise just as much as everyone else. However, it needs to be light exercises, which has a lower chance of affecting the growing baby. Pregnant women have a lot to gain by exercising during the course of their pregnancy, especially if they want to be energetic and vibrant after birth, perhaps to take their new bundle of joy to a baby model casting! Expectant mothers are usually affected by many mood swings due to hormonal imbalances. Research shows that women who find some time to do exercise are less affected by negative moods than those who do not.

Pregnant women are usually faced with the problem of lack of sleep due to discomfort in bed. However, with good exercise, they can enjoy a much more comfortable night’s sleep. Exercising also makes you use certain muscles in your body and reduces pain in other parts. The muscle sets used at this time are different to those you would normally use, due to the extra weight and change in your center of gravity. In this way, exercise makes the pregnancy more bearable and less achy.