Get plenty of sleep:
School is here! With that comes a ton of activities and obligations. One very important thing to remember is time managment allowing for enough rest. Make sure during this time that your child is getting an adequate amount of sleep at night to help aid in their over all health. Just like a well balanced diet the body needs plenty of rest to be at peak performance both physically and mentally. People who are sleep deprived are more likely to perform poorly at tasks and more likely to suffer from frequent illnesses. Below is a list of the hours by age of sleep that children and young adults should get.
1-3 Years Old: 12 – 14 hours per day
As your child moves past the first year toward 18-21 months of age he will likely lose his morning nap and nap only once a day. While toddlers need up to 14 hours a day of sleep, they typically get only about 10.
Most children from about 21 to 36 months of age still need one nap a day, which may range from one to three and a half hours long. They typically go to bed between 7 and 9 p.m. and wake up between 6 and 8 a.m.
3-6 Years Old: 10 – 12 hours per day
Children at this age typically go to bed between 7 and 9 p.m. and wake up around 6 and 8 a.m., just as they did when they were younger. At 3, most children are still napping, while at 5, most are not. Naps gradually become shorter as well. New sleep problems do not usually develop after 3 years of age.
7-12 Years Old: 10 – 11 hours per day
At these ages, with social, school, and family activities, bedtimes gradually become later and later, with most 12-years-olds going to bed at about 9 p.m. There is still a wide range of bedtimes, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., as well as total sleep times, from 9 to 12 hours, although the average is only about 9 hours.
12-18 Years Old: 8 – 9 hours per day
Sleep needs remain just as vital to health and well-being for teenagers as when they were younger. It turns out that many teenagers actually may need more sleep than in previous years. Now, however, social pressures conspire against getting the proper amount and quality of sleep.
The first thing I’d like to change first of all does not matter at all, but is something that, in my personal opinion, should be changed. At youth group when people are first showing up we normally play music to set the mood of excitement. Sometimes some of the kids who set up the music pick stations on Pandora or albums from their iPod that don’t necessarily represent what a church would necessarily represent in a sense…. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with pop music, but I just feel that it’s place is somewhere else other than church. Pop music is much more exciting than Christian music of course however, so it will most likely be kinda disappointing if and when Pop music stops getting played.
I’ve been told a lot that I make a lot of negative comments. That’s something that I really want to change and hopefully inspire others to do the same. I’ve recognized that it’s a really big problem, especially when I realized that I have friends where our entire relationship is built on talking trash about other’s behind their back. What a sad and disgusting friendship, if I do say so myself :). It’ll be hard of course to know how to interact with these people especially when all we do is make negative comments, but it’ll be a worthwhile change to make. Hopefully my friends can also do the same. There’s so much better stuff to do, besides tear others down. Wow this is embarrassing, but it’s nice to get a reality check and realize how much growing I have left to do.
How do black belt candidates spend their holiday weekend? Like this!
After the first day of Vanguard training, I have already learned a lot. One thing we talked about was being the one to step up and take the challenge. Mr. McWilliams gave us an example of that by telling us his story of changing the way that the black belt class bows. He noticed something that needed to be changed, and he decided to change it. That is basically what our community projects are about, but we can also change things on a smaller scale just by being a good example.
One thing I can do is at youth group, I can be the one person who picks up trash after dinner, and in the youth room. When the other kids see me doing this, hopefully they will realize they should do it too! It really bothers me because no one respects the space we are given, and it is frequently trashed. I want to change that.
9/1/13: What are 2 things you want to do to enact some type of positive change/habit in society?
1) The first change I’d like to make involves my group of friends. I’m not proud to admit it, but we all swear WAY more than any one person ever should. So, the first thing I’d like to do is cut back, and eventually stop the swearing between the members of our niche. I will start off by not swearing around everyone, and encourage everyone else to follow along. This change will probably not go over too well for everyone at first, but I’m confident that with enough time and effort, I can get them-and myself- to stop swearing.
2) The second thing I’d like to change would be the amount of good deeds I do at home and out in public. Doing the dishes, collecting laundry, and vacuuming the floors without being asked would bring a smile to my mom’s face that I haven’t seen in quite a long time. In public I’d like to hold the door for more people, offer to help load groceries into the cars of old ladies, and use “please” “thank you” and “your welcome” even more than I already do. Our generation has gotten far lazy when it comes to simply holding the door open for people, and honestly it irritates the living heck out of me! To enact these changes I’d like to-without getting into a fight or something-call people out on not doing what they should do in the first place.
Topic: 2 Things Testers Want to Change in their Daily Lives:
The first thing I would like to change is the adult tae kwon do class. I want to change the attitude and the overall complaining that happens in the class. There should be more “yes sir” and more hustling both when asked to get the pads in on drills.
What way I can try and make a change is by doing the things myself. If I’m asked to get pads then I need to run to them and back to my spot. If I do this others will see me and hopefully over time do it themselves. If I’m told to do something I will respond with “yes sir” and I will also have a positive attitude and cut out the chit chat.
The second thing I would like to change is all of the gossip and people talking about each other at work. At my work this is pretty bad and is something that should be addressed.
The first thing I can do to make a change is to keep quiet and not to get involved in that kind of conversation. The second thing would be to get up and walk away from the people who are gossiping. The last thing I can do is to ask them to stop gossiping around me and let them know that’s something we should not be talking about.
Topic: 2 Things Testers Want to Change in their Daily Lives:
Topic 1: Honestly, I’d like for more kiaps in Taekwondo class. People don’t kiap I’m guessing because other people don’t. And like you said, don’t ask for permission, just do it. Don’t be afraid. Usually we only kiap when the teachers tell us to, and sometimes a lot of us don’t even do it when told, so I’m going to kiap when were kicking, sparring, pad drills, etc. I hope people will get the message, and just do it too.
Topic 2: I’m so tired of my mom cleaning the house while everyone else is sitting around making more of a mess for her to clean and watching TV, playing video games, on their phone, etc. I have been helping her, but I want everyone else to help just because. Not because they were told to. I’m going to kinda give out hints to the people by cleaning right by them, pointing at their mess, etc. I’m going to tell my brother and sister also that our mom isn’t our maid, she’s our mom and deserves help around the house too. I’m hoping that my mom will have a day to do what we do. Sit around, watch TV, and make a bigger mess for us to clean.
Project Vanguard is a new black belt test for Martial Arts Fitness Center. Nine students are testing to either affirm their existing rank or test for a new black belt degree. This thread on our website will showcase their efforts which will take place over 100 days.
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