Choosing Kids and Teen Bedding

Choosing Kids and Teen Bedding – Decorating a kid’s or teen’s bedroom can be a tricky task. You need to find a balance between colors, bedding and accents. It is often hard to decide what colors to choose and what kind of bedding that you will choose to go with the color. The best way to start decorating a kids or teenager’s room is to start by choosing your kids and teen bedding that you will put in the room and then choose the colors from there.

There are a number of different options when it comes to choosing the perfect bedding for your child’s room. If you are looking for something that won’t break your bank account you should start by looking at bedding that comes with everything that you need in the one set. This is referred to as a bed in a bag. What that means is that everything, even the sheets and pillow shams will be included with the bedding set. For children there is a wide selection of bedding options that you could choose from in this category. In most cases these sets will come decorated with some cartoon character or super hero. If you are looking for something older for your teen then you might want to try looking outside of the kid’s section for the bedding.

There are also a number of websites that offer designer bedding for children’s rooms at reduced prices. There is a wide selection of bedding available on these sites. Looking at these sites can give you a good idea of what type of bedding you would like and then you can even get ideas for a total room idea. Getting bedding from these sites can be tricky as sometimes you might not get exactly what you ordered and you might not be able to return it. Make sure before you order that any products can be returned if they are not suitable.

Character Building Books For Kids And Teens

Growing up in modern times is hard, especially for today’s generation. They are so much more socially and morally aware than our generation, and most certainly the generation before us. Kids are under so much more social pressure than parents today ever experienced during their lifetimes, and their enquiring minds ask difficult questions and face extraordinary challenges, and very often, with no access to any answers.

Modern social challenges

Technology and social media has changed the way young people interact and it has opened doors to worlds we, as parents and teachers, are all only still learning about. But just because fast paced environments are taking kids through a whirlwind of mature scenarios, doesn’t necessarily mean they have had evolved to a level of emotional maturity that will assist them in dealing with tricky emotional and moral decisions.

Life skill and character building resources

Parents, kids and teachers need to have access to resources, such as kid’s books, that will provide an avenue for kids of all ages, to be able to have some support and guidance through characters in books that role-play situations that kids themselves could find themselves in. Issues like bullies and peer pressure are as old as the hills, but with the added environmental changes, the load for kids and teens is huge. Kids are building their own characters, their own values and gaining a sense of personal accountability, and parents and teachers need to take an active role guiding them.

The benefits of Character Education

Character education resources such as those found in kids books, will help kids and teens relate to real-life scenarios and have the ability to safely navigate potential situations with the guidance and assistance from parents and the characters found in the kids’ books. These books have been written by experienced professionals who have worked with kids and teens and have a unique understanding of the challenges our youth experience today.

Motivation exercises for kids and teens

Character education has the exclusive way of tapping into the minds of pre-teens and teens and is able to inspire and create confidence as they work through the resource material at home or in the classroom. This may even further encourage readers to take part in kids writing contest or two, where they will be able to put their real life experiences to paper, and have an opportunity to share their life and the choices they made with other kids their age, and gain some recognition, which in turn, builds confidence.

Common hurdles for kids and teens

Who am I? What do I believe in? Where am I going in my life? Questions like these and others can seem insurmountable for kids, as being in the biggest transition phases of their lives, kids and teens are going to need large doses of compassion, love, patience and guidance to get them safely through to the other side, and help them to practice the values and guidelines caregivers use, and learn how to use them effectively on the way.

Getting kids to open up

Kids and teens may find it difficult to sit down and discuss situations, especially with their own parents, who know nothing, of course, so that is why using resources such as kids books are a superb way to encourage important conversations and get young people to think, feel and start building their characters, before they find themselves in a scenario where they will need to use these skills. Giving kids the courage to overcome obstacles and believe in themselves, are powerful life skills for everyone.

Getting Our Kids and Teens to Open Up

Let me explain to you that I’m a mother as well as an Educator. Working with kids and teenagers can be very stressful and encouraging at the same time. I can honestly admit that there is never a dull moment when an adult is around kids. I work at an Alternative School and see these kids who come in here could really break your heart.

Please don’t be fool because some of these kid and teens have felony charges and other charges that are unbelievable I’ve tried to search the why’s and how’s about these kids and the element that they all have in common is that they are young. Most have had negative experiences and hung around the wrong people. Sometimes the wrong people are their flesh and blood and that’s scary. What I find most that helps is when caring adults share some of their experiences and informs the kid that it is OK to make mistakes just don’t allow the mistake to cause you to have some criminal consequences behind it.

As an educator and parent there are some kids that you can help but from my own personal experiences there are some you just can’t. Those are the ones who want to learn the lesson the hard way. We can’t give up on our youth but we can’t be afraid of them either. We must still try to empower and engage them in order for them to do and be better. In my own household of 5 kids some will listen and others didn’t and because of that removal was imparted upon them due to disrespect.

Yes, we must show love but we must always show that there will be consequences for your behavior if its out of compliance.. Kids and teens will open up when we will open up to them and be honest about what we did or have done. Most parents act like they have forgotten when they were young. I truly understand because some of us where some horrible teenagers and we don’t want to be reminded of that. Some of us where good and we probably can’t identify with out kids who may be experiencing some difficulty. Let’s start having open dialogue without judging just discussing with our kids and teens.

Arnetta Murray is at Teacher, Educator, and Children’s Choir Director at Windsor Village UMC. Currently she’s working on a couple of projects. What she enjoys mostly is spending time with her 5 kids and watching them play football and basketball at their perspective schools. Secondly, I love writing music and working out when I have the change.