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How To Correctly Position Kiddie Seats In Your Car

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Correctly Position Kiddie Seats In Your Car

Keeping your kids safe whilst travelling in your car is clearly very important, but even the best child seat available won’t be effective if it is not positioned correctly.  Here is how to position your kiddie seat properly. Choosing the right kiddie seat for your car Although there are many different brands of kiddie seats available to choose from, not all are universally suitable for every make and model of car.  Before making a purchase, always ask the supplier if the brand you favour will safely fit in your car.  Never use a kiddie seat in your vehicle that doesn’t fit properly; your child’s life could be at risk in the event that the seat fails in an accident. The front passenger seat Although it may be tempting to put a kiddie seat in the front passenger seat of your car, your child will be far safer travelling in the back.  If you have a collision, the passenger airbag will hit the kiddie seat with considerable force, potentially causing serious injury. In addition, a screaming toddler or baby strapped into the seat beside you will also be a dangerous distraction to you when you’re driving. For these reasons, it is not recommended that you travel a child as a front seat passenger. Middle rear seat Opting to place your child seat in the middle of the rear seat of your car is the safest option.  This is because this seat is the furthest away from the sides of the vehicle, so the child is less likely to be injured in the event that your car is impacted from the side, and they will also not be struck by the side passenger airbags if your car has them. If you child is seated in the centre of the rear seat, you will be able to monitor them in your rear view mirror without having to try to turn around whilst driving. It’s worth noting that many child car seats need a three-point fastening seat belt (diagonal and lap) in order to fit them, so double check that the seat you buy is suitable for fitting in your particular vehicle. In conclusion You can ensure that your child travels safely in your car by buying a kiddie seat that is suitable for use in your make and model of vehicle and positioning it correctly as per the guidelines given above. For more care seat fitting tips, talk to a...

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4 Tips for Making A Successful Phone Call

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Tips for Making A Successful Phone Call

We live in an increasingly globalised world—one where lovers meet over the internet, family members don’t live in the same neighbourhood, and friends and acquaintances are scattered across different continents.  People used to write snail mail to each other, waiting for ten, twenty, thirty days before they could finally hear news, good or bad, about their loved ones. Nowadays, things are much more instantaneous than that due to internet chats, text messages and phone calls. Yet the ease of keeping in touch doesn’t immediately translate to actually keeping in touch.  Many people express anxiety making phone calls (there are plenty of web pages dedicated to it), even though, rationally, they know that there’s probably nothing to be worried about. Luckily, distance needs not be an issue in building and maintaining your relationship with family and friends even though you’re separated by thousands of miles. Here are some tips to ensure that your live phone chats are as smooth and painless as possible: 1) Make a list of conversation topics.  In-person silences are already awkward, but phone-call silences? They can be terrifying. Making a list of conversation topics is incredibly helpful when you’re calling someone you’re not too close to—maybe a distant cousin you’ve only talked to once to wish a happy birthday, maybe a friend you haven’t seen in years—and it doesn’t have to be complicated, either.  Think about what you already know about the person you’re calling. What are they interested in? What will they want to know? Additionally, take a note of things you want to share with them, be it something from the news or something personal about yourself.  2) Prepare yourself. Think about what you’re going to say. What do you start with? Who are you going to ask for? Why are you calling? If you think it’ll help you, you can even write down a script so you can quickly refer to it if your mind blanks out.  Before you pick up the phone, take a deep breath and envision yourself having a successful conversation with the other person. A little optimism can go a long way! 3) Smile! Even though the other person can’t see your face, a smile makes a difference in your voice intonation. So the next time you make a call, smile! It relaxes you and instantly makes you come across as friendlier over the phone, putting the other person more at ease.  4) Practice makes perfect. The more you talk on the phone, the more comfortable you become. You can start small by calling people you’re comfortable with and then build your way up to eventually calling acquaintances and even strangers. Eventually, you’ll become a...

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How to Avoid Suppressing Grief

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When a loved one dies, it is very normal to experience intense sorrow, especially during the funeral. In order to heal from that loss, it is important that you grieve fully so that the healing process can begin. This article discusses how you can avoid suppressing grief. Cry if You Want to Different people grieve differently so you should not try to suppress your tears if you feel like crying. Some societies look at crying as a symbol of weakness but you should not let this thinking inhibit you. Crying is a good way to let your pain out so feel free to cry, even if that urge lasts for days. You will feel refreshed afterwards and that will be a positive step as you cope with the loss of your loved one. Speak Freely About How You Feel Another way to address grief is to say what you feel without any inhibition. If you are hurting, say so. Verbalize all your thoughts and feelings about the departed person, such as what that person meant to you, your last conversation with that person, and any other mutual experience that comes to mind. This verbalization is vital towards forming memories, and therefore moving on after the death of that person that you held dear. Take Time to Be Alone While it is good to socialize during a funeral, it is also necessary to take time and be alone. That time allows you to mourn your loved one privately without being interrupted by various tasks such as receiving people that have come to attend the funeral. That time alone also allows you to reflect on what the departed person meant to you, and how your life is going to change now that the person is gone. This reflection is very important since your mind starts coming up with coping mechanisms to bring your life back on course. Grieve at Your Own Pace Don’t succumb to the “be strong” statements from others. Each individual has their own way and duration of grieving so never feel pressured to adjust to what others think is sufficient. You will emerge much stronger if you let the process of grieving to take its course without trying to quicken or cut it short. It has always been said that anything you resist always persists. That is why you should surrender to your grief so that once it runs its course you are left renewed and ready to cope with life after the funeral. Follow the advice above and you will be strengthened by your...

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