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The Lessons Adults Can Learn from Five Children’s Movies
Finding Nemo. The ties between family transcend our own fears and love is superior to life’s challenges. A disability is just that, a disability, but one can always make up for it, and use it to his/her advantage. Plus, once in a while, you’ll run into a Gill figure in your life that will propel you to act out of your comfort zone and encourage you to adventure. Who is your Gill? Who is your Dory?
The Goonies. Outsiders can be cool too, perhaps even cooler than the “cool guys.” The sense of community, adventure, and general commradery in this film is a great lesson for all you jaded adults out there. “Down here it’s out time!” Mikey professes while in the wishing well. Chunk and the Giant dude show us unconditional love and that spirit transcends appearance. Plus you know when you were little you had a crush on Andie…
A Wrinkle in Time. Makes a practical use of the theory of entanglement, teleportation, and basic quantum physics through the guise of a child’s adventure story. Get yo science learn on.
Escape to Witch Mountain. Deals with the telepathy of twins, adventures on a mountain, conceptions of seclusion and yea…fun-ness.
Lion King. The prophetic, life altering statement: Hakuna Matata. Concept of family rivalry, childhood love and honor, guilt and shame that would put Woody Allen to rest, and the necessity of an inter-cultural community.
Tangled. What you’ll learn: Your parents aren’t always right. Sometimes they are very wrong. Adult vindication, finally! Hair= power. Men should need to climb, etc.
Tootsies Children Dance wear: Children ballet shoes and tap shoes from Leos Dancewear from toddler sizes to older child size 3 and girl dancewear from toddler size 2T to older child size 12
Are you over or under parenting your child?
There have been numerous reports throughout the past century regarding the proper parenting techniques. Is it possible to spoil an infant (under 1 yr.)? (The answer is a resounding no.) But what about when the child gets older…can you smother him/her with parental affection and attention? The answer is a resounding yes.
Askmen.com has a new article discussing this issue. In a recent study, results have shown that fathers who don’t try to hard, end up being better parents. You know, the fathers that like to compete with each other, “Oh Tommy’s better at this…I take him here everyday…” Studies have shown that Little Tommy will grow up better with a less worried and stressed father, than an over-protective one trying to keep up with the Jones’ family.
“Coping With New Parenthood”
“The latest research out of Ohio State University, which appears in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, suggests that parents who feel pressure to be perfect parents can work at cross purposes. Called the “New Parents Project,” this study is one part of a longitudinal look at how working parents cope with new parenthood. The researchers studied 182 couples who became parents between 2008 and 2010, and found that external pressure to be perfect parents affects parenting skills differently than self-directed, internal pressure to be a good parent.
The difference was most striking for fathers. If new fathers were particularly worried about living up to the social ideals of their peer group, they tended to do worse than fathers who put the pressure on themselves. Mothers, on the other hand, showed more parental stress no matter where the pressure came from. One other interesting note is that fathers who responded to self-directed, internal pressure and didn’t give a hoot about keeping up with the Joneses tended to be better fathers. The researchers added that they weren’t sure what the long-term effects on parenting this kind of internal pressure would have, but for newborns it can be a good thing”
In a recent article published by Psych Central, By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor, Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 30, 2011:
“Parents of newborns show poorer adjustment to their new role if they believe society expects them to be “perfect” moms and dads, a new study shows.
While stress upsets each parent, stress influences each parent in different ways. Moms showed less confidence in their parenting abilities and dads felt more stress when they were more worried about what other people thought about their parenting skills.
However, self-imposed pressure to be perfect was somewhat better for parents, especially for fathers, according to the results.”
Nauert also claims that “Societal-oriented perfectionism is “being concerned about what other people think about your parenting,” Schoppe-Sullivan said. It was measured by asking people how much they agreed with statements like “Most people always expect me to always be an excellent parent.”
So next time you want to coddle your 12 year old son, think again fathers. The trick is to be stress-free, a mean between extremes, and always keep your cool.
Oh yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to scroll through the blazing beauties of 2012, or at least those deemed the most beautiful by Maxim. We’ve hand selected a few just for our audience. Do you agree? Should another woman (or perhaps Stephen Colbert?) make OUR list instead?
Summer is just around the corner. Watch out.
Birthday: August 14, 1983
Hometown: Chernivtsi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Where You’ve Seen Her: Mila Kunis, who, for years, has been on our TVs in hot form (That 70s Show) and cartoon form (Family Guy), has had a big year. The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star dumped Macaulay Culkin, hooked up with Natalie Portman in Black Swan, and accepted an invitation to the Marine Corps Ball in November. Check out the foxy and funny actress in the new film, Friends With Benefits, in theatres today.
Random Fact: Her trademark, according to IMDB, is her different-colored eyes, but we’d say it’s just being pretty damn hot!
One of the highest paying models in the industry, she’s literally MONEY baby. “Birthday: October 20, 1988 Hometown: Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Where You’ve Seen Her: South African model Candice Swanepoel has been modeling for brands such as Nike, Guess?, Dolce and Gabbana, and Diane von Furstenberg since being discovered at a flea market as a teenager. Now, a full-fledged Victoria’s Secret Angel, Swanepoel can be seen in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and in this new commercial. Oh, God bless the women’s underwear industry.
Random Fact: She is fluent in Portuguese.”
The breakout beauty brings the heat—and the smoke—to Pineapple Express. Watch video of Amber’s Maxim shoot.
Maxim Website says, “Cobie Smulders is not just a pretty face. The How I Met Your Mother star has also got it where it counts—in the funny bone. As babelicious news anchor Robin, Cobie has been going toe-to-toe with comic masterminds like Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris for the past six seasons. She makes us laugh, she makes us drool—sometimes at the same time! Now that we’ve finally met Cobie Smulders in person, we won’t stop watching until our TV explodes…or she files a restraining order!
You grew up in Vancouver. Canadians are notoriously polite. Pretend that we’re Canadian. Insult us.
I don’t know if a Canadian would do that!
C’mon! If there were a gun to a Canadian’s head….
First of all, if it were a Canadian, it would be a shotgun, because we have very few handguns. Second of all, I think the word “hoser” would be used, but the Canadian would have to drink lots of beer to slip up like that.”
Birthdate: March 18, 1989
Hometown: Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
A quick word before we start this month’s obsession: We’re going to try and get through the following piece without using a single Phil Collins song title, because that’s exactly the kind of dumb, lazy writing we despise. Right—on with the show! So this lovely lady is Lily Collins, daughter of prog rocker turned pop legend Phil, and if you’re sensing electricity “In the Air Tonight” (sorry), you’re not alone: She’s so hot we’d definitely like to have “A Groovy Kind of Love” with her (argh!), either today or “Another Day in Paradise” (sorry, can’t stop!). OK, so the beautiful Lily plays Snow White in this month’s Mirror Mirror (in theatres today), which we can’t wait to be forced to watch with our girlfriends. But, alas, “You Can’t Hurry Love” (damn it!). In conclusion, Lily is awe- some and “Sussudio” (we don’t even know what we’re saying anymore).”
Spring Showers are coming soon, so be prepared folks. What are some cool ways to accessorize for the rain and light breezes that March and April will bring? First off, rain puddles are reason enough to buy these Hunter Bennie Boots for Men. Averaging at about $150, these super sturdy, fashionable Wellie books are comfortable and can be cleaned with basic Armor All (you know, the stuff for your car?)
Tommy Hilfiger has just the right colors in their Spring 2012 line to brighten up the day. Try their classic baby blue collared shirts with red pants. Yes, we love this look, with all that dismal grey for winter, the time has come for some popping color. It’ll add to the overall solid-dark based ensemble for the spring.
And also for those rainy days, don’t forget your classic trench. This differs from your winter coat because it lacks the heavy winter lining and thick/heavy materials. Think light this spring. Just because there’s a monsoon outside from all the rain doesn’t mean you have to wear yourself down…
And of course don’t forget about your shirt sleeves. Spring’s red carpet rolls out brilliant yellows and textured neutrals. Aymara brings these two concepts together by combining a part of Mother Nature (literally, they are butterfly wings) with Sterling Silver to bring you an exotic spring accessory.
And for the chilly evenings, try a lighter scarf than your normal winter wear–like this Silk Scarf by Daniel Dolce. Warm enough to shield the night breezes, but light enough to keep you cool. Made, of course, from 100% silk from Italy…ahh…
And add an Air creature to your accessory list as well: these Dragon Fly cufflinks are reminiscent of long summer nights, lightening bugs, and backyard pool parties. Bring these will you to any event and to the office this season, while you dream of the dawning of Spring Break..
We’re in that weird limbo between winter and spring, and counting down the days. With roughly 40 days to go until the blessed season arrives, we strongly advise you take out all those winter accessories and start experimenting. Because, we all know, fall/winter takes the Best Dressed Award every year.
(And don’t forget dear readers, any Aymara cufflinks you purchase from us help a Peruvian Butterfly Farm. Aymara gives you wings.)
At the bottom of your underwear drawer, you have a really cool pair of wool socks. Deep in the recesses of your cluttered closet, you have a vintage neck scarf screaming to be worn. And what about that wool driving cap? Corduroys anyone? Mix and match these infamous staples with colors that pop and touches of spring, just to remind yourself that it’s on the way…
Mix this Burberry Cotton Shirt with a Blue Blazer or Vintage-y Blue Jacket to properly juxtapose the two seasons:
Add a flash of bright sun popping color to your traditional blue jackets/blazers with these Aymara Sun Square Butterfly Cufflinks. You can re-wear every dark piece of clothing in your wardrobe, just remember to add that extra touch of color. Believe us, it’ll keep you going during those long winter days (or are they short winter days?)
And with that said, it’s not just about adding color–it’s about adding texture and cool (unique) pieces to your outfits. Try this Alexander Olch Plaid Tie for example: it’s thinner than your usual tie and will look either ultra sophisticated or quirky on a collar shirt. Maybe even go extra bold and don’t wear it with a collared shirt..
Pair a retro thin tie with a sleek In-Between Seasons Blue/Purple Shirt like this one from CLM. Keep your shirts light and layer them with winter wear. Think jackets, sweaters, cardigans, hats, etc. Don’t weigh yourself down the rest of the winter season with heavy flannel shirts that suffocate, go light and springy:
Top it all off with a classic, retro pair of Ray-Bans. It’ll remind you of the upcoming summer months and give you that coveted chic winter look