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What specific things should parents do to foster a strong work ethic & love of learning in their


I'll try to keep this as short as I can...

1. start as young as possible. If your child is still an infant, get yourself into good habits. Be what you want your child to be- because that's what happens, your kids really will grow up to be just like you and your spouse. SET A GOOD EXAMPLE! If you want your child to care about what's happening in the world- get into the habit of watching CNN. If there's something interesting in the news, share it with your child. Kids are naturally curious.

2. Many parents go to work for 8-10 hours a day and think that is a good example of work ethic for their kid: it's not. Kid's don't understand how hard you actually work unless they see it and do it themselves. When I was a kid, I thought my dad was so lucky to go to his huge office that always had fresh bagels and doughnuts and I had to be in school. When he took me to Daughter to Work day and had me helping him with his job for all 10 hours I really understood why he came home exhasted some nights! You need to SHOW your kid how hard you work, not just tell them or expect them to understand. Kids also need a lot of reminding-even the smartest ones.

3. Nurture, Nurture, Nurture! Make learning a fun and exciting thing that you do together. You can do many fun educational activities together- here is a small list of things I enjoyed doing with my parents:

1. Home science kits. You can find these almost any where- national geographic even has a series of them at Target. I loved, loved, loved doing science exparements when I was a kid (and ended up majoring in Biochemistry in college- coincedience? I think not)

2. Read to your child. It doesn't matter if it's Harry Potter, Goosebumps, Award winning children's books- whatever interestes your kid.

3. Rent/tivo good documentaries.

4. Teach them how rewarding it is to get good grades.

One system my parents used were those old fashioned star stickers. If I got anything below an 80% I got no sticker. 80-85 I got a blue sticker, 85-90 green, and so on. If I got 100% I got a silver sticker and if I got extra credit I got a gold sticker. Each color sticker was worth points-Gold being the highest. My parents would set up activities worth different amounts of points. Going to the movies cost less points than going to the water park, etc. If I got mostly A's and saved my points, I got to go to Disney land. By God I worked hard and saved my points and we went. The reason my parents used activities instead of toys was so I could also learn about money.

5. Reward your kid for a job well done- don't reward your kid for something they are expected to do. If your child keeps his room clean- good for him. If he goes out of his way to re-organize his desk (which you might want to suggest) reward him with money. Your child will learn that he benefits from really working hard at things and not just stopping at the basics. Once you start suggesting things to do as extras, he'll start finding things to do on his own. When I was 14, my parents would pay me if I had dinner made for them when they got home and would tip me if I cleaned up my mess. I was a mini Martha Stewart before I was even in HS. I even went out of my way to clean up dog poop because I really wanted an expensive pair of shoes.

It doesn't matter if you have money to blow on your child- don't spoil them. Buy them enough to keep them content and make them work for anything extra. It's not child abuse to only buy them two video games or stop after buying two dolls.

Make it a way of life for your whole family- not just something you focus on when it comes to your child. Step up your game- so to speak- you'll benefit from just doing that.

A few intereting things about my life to prove that you grow up to be like your parents:

My dad bought his first house at 19- I bought mine at 20

Both of my parents used to read at night before bed- I read in bed most nights and now my 21mo old daughter plays with books more than any of her toys.

My dad and a friend started a business. Curious- I married a business owner and after studying Biochemistry in college, I ended up going into business for myself.

Both of my parents don't go out with friends they much, they prefer to stay in. Now that I'm married I find myself doing the same.

Good luck!

Some tips on how to look like a serious pro photographer?

Some tips on how to look like a serious pro photographer?

There are really two basic types of pro photographers that would be seen in public and you should choose which one you want to look like before you determine your photographic style. These two styles are so different from one another that I will address them separately. It is up to you to decide which one makes you feel more professional, because when it comes right down to it, nobody but you will know which one is more comfortable for you. This is a frequently asked question in this section, so I hope you do not mind if I use one of my standard boilerplate answers as I think you will find most of the information is completely useful for your needs.

Press photographer:

First, stay awake for at least 24 hours before being seen in public. Do not shave for at least 48 hours, but do not exceed 72 hours visible growth. Carry two cameras with lenses attached. If will not matter if they both function or not, since you are only have the second body for the sake of appearance. It should at least resemble a 35 mm SLR, though, so it is large enough to hang by a neck strap. Carry a gadget bag instead of wearing a vest. Keep the strap just short enough to make it look uncomfortable, but you will actually be able to use it to stabilize your elbows during a shot in much the same way as one would use a rifle sling to stabilize the barrel the old fashioned way. Vests were helpful when film was king, but how many spare memory cards are you going to stash in a vest anyhow? You would have to put soda cans inyour pockets to make the thing look suitably full and it's just not worth it. With a gadget bag, you can get the straps tangled as everything hangs from your neck and you will look busy without even moving a muscle. You can also carry lunch and some Diet Coke or Red Bull in the gadget bag. You can buy a small insulated bag to put inside a proper photographer's gadget bag to keep them cool. These insulated bags are available anywhere, but my recommendation is that you use Yahoo! Shopping guide. Click on "Bags" and then "Insulated" and you will find a good one. Buy a LowePro or Domke camera bag, but cover up the brand with duct tape. Put at least a 200 mm zoom lens on your main camera, like a 70-200 or 18-200, although the 70-200 is bigger, so it's better. 70-300 is even better. Use logo gear, like a strap, but if you want to look like a pro, take a black permanent Sharpie and black out the brand name. Wear a baseball cap from a sporting event or a sports team, but not a camera company. Look harried and confused.

Portrait photographer:

Ask fhotoace to fine-tune this suggestion, but dress is casual but neat. Dockers pants are prefered, but L.L. Bean are acceptable. An Izod polo top is preferred, but Brooks Brothers is acceptable. My choice is a tan top, but navy is acceptable. Sand pants, but khaki is acceptable. Do not wear socks unless you think they provide some value in protecting the expensive inner soles of your expensive shoes, which should be docksider-style shoes. Clarks are preferred, but Sebago is acceptable. You will find others here who have a strong preference for the khaki L.L.Bean pants, navy Brooks Brothers polo, and Sebago shoes and I can not argue with them. Many of them will also wear socks. Once you have arrived at wearing this level of clothing, your comfort is probably as important as the actual label on the clothing. If you don't feel good, you don't look good, and if you don't look good, why would anyone hire you to take their picture? Looks are everything, so go to a fine clothing store and try on various brands and colors to see which one feels best to you. These are the clothes that you should buy, as long as you do not leave the core group of brands mentioned above. It's the same as the Nikon vs. Canon debate. You can have no more than 2 days growth of facial hair, but if you do not have that exact amount, you must shave clean before appearing in public. One camera is all you ever carry and the strap should be absent or dangling. The camera should have a battery bulge like a Nikon D2Xs or one of the Canon Mark's. A strobe is required, especially on bright sunny days. If you have more equipment than that, an assistant is required. It doesn't matter how your assistant dresses, so long as it is not quite up to your level, as YOU are supposed to be the best looking person at the shoot.

Your assistant should have your equipment loaded into a cart with large pneumatic tires. These tires are essential, because have you considered how very likely it is that you will be traversing rough terrain which would subject your equipment to excessive vibration? How are you going to control that vibration? The pneumatic tires have a built-in shake reduction capacity that will make it possible to go over the bumps without shaking your equipment. They are also good for navigating on the sand, if you are doing a beach shoot. Because of their broad contact patch, you will find that they are very well suited to equipment cart stabilization.

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Women are drawn to rugged men dangling cameras around their necks like wasps are drawn to gold jewelry. Telephoto lenses are a great asset, because they are sure to be impressed with the size of your lens. As far as the fragrance, don't axe me because I don't know and I won't answer a question that I don't know anything about. Usually.

survey- loong surveyy?

survey- loong surveyy?

1. Song that always makes you sad?:

♥"Because of you" by Kelly Clrakson

2. Last thing you bought?:

♥Popsicles and Hot Cheetos

3. Last person you argued with?:

♥My mom :]

4. Do you put Butter before putting the jelly on?:

♥Yes, it's yummier that way :]

5. One of your stuffed animals' names as a kid?:

♥Perdi. But I have over 60 of them and each had a name. I forgot most by now :[

6. Did you ever own at one time a Nysnc Cd?:


7. Favorite day of the week?:


8. Favorite Sundae topping?:

♥Chocolate fudge.

9. Did you take Piano lessons?:

♥Yes, during my senior year in High School. I didn't learn much :[

10. Most frequent song played?:

♥Any from Taylor Swift :]

11. T.V. show you secretly enjoy?:

♥Hannah Montana

12. Would you rather play basketball or hockey?:


13. Date someone older or younger?:


14. One place you could travel right now?:

♥No where, really.

15. Do you use umbrellas?:

♥ I don't have one, but it rarely rains here :]

16. Do you know all the words to the Canadian national anthem?:

♥No, I'm from the US.

17. Favorite Cheese?:


18. Disturbed or My Chemical Romance?:

♥MCR, but because I haven't heard Disturbed.

19. Do you prefer Blondes or Brunettes?:

♥I'm a brunett, so yeah :]

20. Best job you ever had?:

♥Never had a job.

21. did you go to your high school prom?:


22. perfect time to wake up?:

♥10 AM

23. perfect time to go to bed?:

♥1 AM

24. do you use your queen right away in chess? ..:

♥I don't play chess.

25. Ever been in a car accident?:


26. closer to mom or dad...or neither?:


27. what age is this exciting life over for you?:


28. what decade during the 20th century would you have chosen to be a teenager?:

♥80s or 70s

29. Favorite shoes you have EVER owned?:

♥Black flats

30. Do you have an article of clothing you have had since you were in high schoo:

♥Yes, pretty much everything. I graduated last year :]

31. Were you in track and field?:


32. Were you ever in a school talent show?:

♥Yes, I danced with a bunch of other girls in my class. I think we were in 4th grade.

33. Have you ever written in a library book?:


34. Allergic to?:


35. Favorite fruit?:

♥Apples and mangoes

36. Have you watched sex and the city?:

♥Yes, many times. It's my favorite show and I have all the seasons, plus I watch the re-runs late at night :]

37. Baseball hat or toque?:


38. Do you shampoo first in the shower or soap?:


39. Wet the toothbrush or brush dry with the toothpaste?:

♥Sometimes wet it with warm water.

40. Pen or pencil?:


41. Have you ever gambled at a casino?:


42. Have you thrown up on a plane?:


43. Have you thrown up in a car?:


44. Have you thrown up at work?:


45. Do you scream on roller coasters?:

♥Never bene on one, but I probably would scream...

46. Who was your first prom date?:

♥No one.

47. Who was your first roommate?:

♥No one yet.

48. What alcoholic beverage did you drink when you got drunk for the first time?:

♥Never been drunk. But I always drink Tequila with my grandma.

49. What was your first job?:

♥Never had one...

50. What was your first car?:

♥1997 Hyundai Accent. I don't have it anymore because my dad bought it in Canada and they couldn'nt import it :[

51. When did you go to your first funeral?:

♥I was in 3rd or 4th grade. Some girl at my school passed away.

52. How old were you when you first moved away from your hometown?:

♥I don't feel like I have a hometown. I've lived in 6 different cities. NowI'm living in the city I was born in :]

53. Who was your first grade teacher?:

♥I think her first name was Chayito. It was in Mexico.

54. Where did you go on your first airplane ride?:

♥To Argentina. We lived there for about a year.

55. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who was it with?:

♥Haven't done that.

56. Who was your first Best Friend and are you still friends with them?:

♥Her name is Karla. No, I moved away.

57. Where did you live the first time you moved out of your parent's house?:

♥Haven't left.

58. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day?:

♥I talk to my dog :]

59. Who's wedding were you in the first time you were a bridesmaid or a groomsme:

♥I hel my aunt's dress tail (or whatever you call that) when I was about 4. I think that's the only time I've participated in a wedding.

60. What is the first thing you do in the morning?:

♥Hit the snooze button.

61. What was the first concert you attended?:

♥Not one yet.

62. First tattoo or piercing?:


63. First celebrity crush?:

♥Can't remember, haha! :]

About you!




♥August 29



Current location:


Eye color:


Hair color:



♥5' 3"

Places lived:

♥4 cities in Mexico, 1city in Argentina, 1 city in the US.



Do you Smoke/Drink:


Number of piercings:

♥2, in my ears for earring :]



♥Grape Kool Aid


♥Soy ceviche


♥Hot pink






♥Legally Blonde




♥None in particular.

Pro Team:









♥Max, haha :]

Have I Ever

Been arrested:


Been in love:


Been in a fight:


Been to another country:


Been in an emergency situation:


Met someone famous:




Are you in a relationship:


Two important aspects of a relationship:

♥Love and trust

What do you find to be most difficult about relationships:


Looks or personality:


Are you Romantic:

♥Not much

Dinner/wine or movie/popcorn:



Do you have kids:


if not, how many do you want:

♥None, or two

Do you believe in hitting your child:

♥Only if necessary

Do you think you will be a good parent:


Do you want to have more girls or boys or an equal amount:


Other questions

Right or left handed:


three things you cant live w/o:

♥Internet, Max, Mom

Middle name:


If you could be anywhere right now where would you be:

♥No where, really.

speak a different language:

♥Yes, Spanish

Can you cook:

♥A little

Ever heartbroken:


Parents still married:

♥Yes, but they're kinda separated.

Do you go out alot:


Life's Quote

"Never settle for less than what you deserve":

♥Cute :]

This was entertaining :]

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