Sneaky Ways to Improve a Child’s Reading Skills? Is That Allowed?
Reading is a task that is unfortunately just not as interesting to today’s children as it used to be. Do the children you know willingly grab a book to read or look at? Most likely, no. They would rather waste their days away staring at a small screen listening to “Daddy Finger, Daddy Finger, where are you?” over and over again while Peppa Pig and Batman battle each other to the death. Hence, it can be difficult to improve a child’s reading skills when they don’t want to read.
Although it does not make much sense to parents who would KILL to have five minutes to themselves to read each day, it is a sad reality with today’s youth. So, how can you improve your child’s reading skills even if they do not enjoy reading?
Each year, as the anniversaries of my son’s cochlear implant surgeries approach and pass, I am filled with emotions as I think of how far he has come and the strides he’s made in his life so far. Any mom who has a special needs child knows how emotional it can be to raise that child.
I’ve learned throughout the process of multiple tests, a hearing aid trial, surgeries, and cochlear implant hearing aid activations that I am growing right along with my son: mentally, emotionally, and every way in between. Here is what I’ve learned from being the mom of a cochlear implant child.
I was introduced to dōTERRA essential oils by a coworker about a year ago. I had heard of them before and was intrigued, but honestly very lost when it came to how to use them on myself, my children, and in my home. So, I started purchasing some of the more “simple” oils to start with: Lemon, Peppermint, Lavender, etc. These are the ones that have so many obvious health and home uses and allowed me to see just how awesome essential oils are. They aren’t a cool new health fad; if used correctly, they can help common ailments, clean the home, and provide numerous health benefits to you and your family. Some single oils and combinations of oils are very effective in lessening some symptoms that special needs children have, such as trouble sleeping, digestive issues, and anxiety.
If you’re like me, you’re a shy mom. You prefer to be in the company of…well…yourself.
And that’s okay.
There is nothing wrong with you. But it can make finding a job a little more difficult. Even a work at home job. You would think working from home would be easy even if you’re shy. But, if you comb through all the work at home job listings on the web, you’ll find a ton of customer service jobs. What do these jobs require? Speaking to people, day in and day out.
Oh, the horror!
But don’t worry. I know your struggle. I’ve been there. I wanted to work from home, but customer service did not at all appeal to me. I’d rather pluck all of my eyebrow hairs out than speak with people all day long, even if it’s behind a phone or computer screen.
So, I compiled a list of awesome jobs for introverts to do from home. These are even entry level jobs introverts can begin from the comfort of their own home office. I’m living proof as a freelance writer that you do not have to have people skills or enjoy talking to people to be a successful work from home mom.
Work from home? Is a work at home job tangible?
YES, it is! So, you want to work at home? As a mom myself, I know how important it is to spend as much time as you can with your children. Luckily, there are tons of work at home jobs available; you just have to know where to look because they are, unfortunately, not always as easy to find as on-location jobs are. To help get you started on your work from home job journey, here is a list of what I believe to be some of the best work from home jobs currently available for moms and where you can begin your searches.