Teaching Children Manners

Teaching Children Manners

In today’s society children are not taught the manners of yester year.  But having good manners will help your child be successful in life.  It will make them more likeable by other children, their peers, adults and society in general. Simple manners such as please and thank you are no longer heard from many children, why is this? “I want” has become the catch word of the day for many children and look out for their wrath if they don’t “get”. It is all too common to see children misbehaving, being rude and screaming at their parents, or carers, throwing tantrums. As we watch on we say to ourselves “when I have children they will never act that way!” But it isn’t that easy being a parent, believe me I have been there, and I love my children (and now grand children) dearly.  Each have a different personality, each needed a different approach to the way we taught them manners, it was an individual process, but done with much love and patience (and laughter at times I must say). I welcome you to my blog on Teaching Children Manners.  Now as a Grandmother, I have more to share with you as I watch my daughter raise her children and continue to teach my Grandchildren Manners…

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A Robot in Every Home: BB-8 App-Enabled Droid

BB-8 App-Enabled Droid – he’s cute, inquisitive and interactive Star Wars: The Force Awakens – have you been to see the movie yet? Have you taken your children? I don’t know about you but I have grown up with the Star Wars franchise, introduced my children to it and now continue to share the adventure with my Grandchildren. One thing that has really gotten their attention, and mine, is the little droid BB-8.  How cute is he?  Did you know you can actually buy your own BB-8 Star Wars droid? Retailing at around USD $150, Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid is controlled through a smartphone or tablet.   BB-8 is not just a toy, this little robot is actually a computer with an operating system that allows him to interact and develop his own personality,  he can even go out an investigate his surrounds.  This makes him very endearing to adults and children alike. The more you interact with BB-8 the more his personality evolves. The BB-8  app-enabled droid uses augmented reality to generate holographic message which can be shared with friends.  Now, augmented reality is a story in itself, but basically it is a computerised technology that blurs the lines between reality and computer generated graphics which enhance what we see, hear, feel and smell.   Check out this video on Augmented Reality. Don’t you love science and technology? BB-8 App-Enabled Droid & Children I can see some really positive effects of having a little droid like the BB-8 app-enabled droid around, especially for children with Asperger’s, autism or attachment disorders.  Studies have shown these children respond positively with interactive robots. The makers believe... read more
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