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5 Tips For Creating a Romantic Night and Fun Dinner at Home

Valentines Day is just around the corner and maybe you're already thinking how to make this occasion really special. Here are some ideas for a romantic and fun dinner at home either for several couples or just for two.
Sensual Scents
Whether planning for one guest or several couples, let robust spices (think cloves, canela, cardamom and black pepper) help set the mood with the help of a standard frying pan. Toast the spices just to their smoking point, and the room will fill with an inviting--and delicious--bouquet.
Pairing Is Caring
When prepping for a perfect evening, pairings are a fun way to turn any meal into a special occasion and spice up the fun. Plan three courses and pair each with a small cocktail. A fun and easy way is to use one base spirit in three different ways.
Make It A Group Effort Let your guests in the kitchen and encourage them to enjoy the tactile sensation of the food as it is prepared. Start the party early and enjoy cocktails as you cook.
Forget the Utensils Feed…

The Art of making Friends

I know a lot of moms out there wants their children to become sociable and friendly, but not all children are born with social graces. Friendship building requires skills that, for many kids, it just doesn't come out naturally. Of course, just as some children are naturally gifted at music and math, there are those who have a special talent for making friends and will acquire these skills on their own. Fortunately, no matter how sociable a child is, parents can help boost his or her friendship skills. Here's how to know when children need a little push and some effective ways to give one.

Don't expect too much. Children have their tendencies and tantrums. It's natural. So try to avoid pressuring children to adopt skills that go beyond their emotional and developmental maturity. It takes time and patience.

Respect their style. Some kids aren't wired to be social butterflies. Other's hate parties while others are conscious in groups. By all means, respect their preference. The more you push them to situations where they feel uncomfortable, the more they will resist. Introduce them to two or three friends and before you knew it, they'll feel comfortable to join larger gathering.

Expand their emotional vocabulary. When children mistreat friends, use specific "feeling" words to discuss the incident. A child needs to be able to recognize and communicate his own emotions before he can respond to another's. By naming a feeling, you can help your child understand his own reactions as well as those of others.

Set an example. When you've had a conversation that you think illustrates good listening, social timing, or negotiating skills, tell your child about it. Point out how the problem began, how you felt, how you think your friend felt, and how you managed to reach a resolution.

Don't cross-examine. Parents who are anxious about the child's social abilities have a tendency to conduct a quiz after an event. This questioning conveys your doubt that your child behaved well or not. Try to ask question which will illustrate your concern for him rather than the correctness of his behavior. So even if he did lapse into bad social habits, he will be more likely to face the truth and accept support.

Recognize achievement. Don't limit your compliments. be generous in giving recognitions and praises. Express admiration and approval. It surely feels nice when people appreciate whatever little things you do.


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