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Overcoming the Struggles of Being an Introverted Parent

>> Apr 27, 2017

In the Philippines,the best academic schools have a number of introverted parents. Communication with these people is sometimes a challenge since most of the time the parents don’t want to make time to talk to the teachers on PTA meetings; this, of course, is a must so that they can work together to improve their child’s learning skills.

It’s a good thing that there are some things introverted parents can do in order to overcome such challenges. But before that, they must understand their introversion.

Understanding Introversion

Many people believe that introversion amounts to shyness however, according to Harvard Business Review there is no direct correlation between the two characteristics. It even adds that there are many extroverts who also happen to be shy.

Introversion is simply an overall preference for being alone or belonging in a small group of people. Introverts favor their “inner world” instead of the alternative; being in the outer world drains their energy which is why they find the need to recharge after attending a social event especially those with a large number of attendees.

Being an introvert does not mean you are anti-social, in fact, an average introvert loves to socialize particularly with their close friends and family. But unlike extroverts, they realize that they need solitude after a long time of interacting with other people. Introverts can get easily distracted, overwhelmed, and unfocused if they continue to be in a place with too much stimulation.

There are many struggles introverts face in their day to day lives. Some of them may find them in their workplace while others may face them in their own homes; but being an introverted parent is like having a special kind of brand wherein you may face a different set of struggles altogether.

4 Struggles Introverted Parents Face

Firstly, if you are an introverted parent, you may find that you seldom find time for your own self. The time to seek solitude for yourself to be able to recharge your energy has been taken from you primarily because you are now responsible for your child’s well-being. Often, parents put their child’s needs first before theirs and although it may be selfless, it can also lead to having less and less energy to deal with other things.

Secondly, introverted parents also find themselves having to socialize more than what they are used to. As your child grows up, you realize that you will have to attend uncomfortable social events such as birthday parties, play dates, parent-teacher conferences, family get-togethers, and other friendly events not only to appease your child but also to get to know them, their friends, as well as other parents.

Thirdly, you will find that people will misunderstand you a lot for being an introvert. People, who do not understand introversion, may find you aloof or anti-social simply because you like to keep to yourself. Also, you often times find yourself in awkward situations when you have to interact and communicate with other people, especially other parents, who have no problem socializing and they may believe your lack of engagement into their conversation means that you do not like to talk to them.

Fourthly, you realize that as an introverted parent you are quite hesitant to ask other people for help when you need one. Introverts are often independent individuals who like to be self-sufficient but there are moments when you need assistance when it comes to dealing with important matters such as parenting and the best thing for you and your child is to ask support or advice from someone else.

Overcoming the Struggles

The first thing you need to realize if you want to overcome the struggles of an introverted parent is to accept that you are an introvert. There is nothing wrong with you preferring to spend your time in a small group of people or with yourself from time to time.

Everyone, including introverts and extroverts, has their own strengths and weaknesses and you need to understand yours to also overcome the struggles that you face daily.

As a parent, you understand that everything you do ultimately affects your child. Think about how your struggles may affect your child or children in the long run. You have to establish a better communication with them if you want them to understand you as an introvert. Remember that your child could also be one and it may be easier for them to understand this concept earlier in life.

It is also better to have your children understand that you need time for yourself every once in while in order to recharge your energy. This way they are more likely to realize and comprehend that you are not simply being selfish when you want to spend your time in solitude.

Overcoming these struggles is a gradual process. Don’t be frustrated if developments do not happen instantly. Give yourself time and exert enough effort; it will eventually happen.
About the author:

Katrina is your average gal living inside the metro who has passion for writing, travel and photography. She admires nature at its finest and always wanted to become one of them. Dreaming to have the Cinderella life one day, humming with the birds, dancing with the clouds


Different Reasons Of Slip And Fall Accidents In The Office

When the management carelessly maintains their office or fails to warn employees of potential risks, it can cause accidents and victims can suffer from serious injuries.

Federal and state laws require employers to provide workers with safety equipment, training, and other security measures to avoid slip, trip and fall accidents and injuries at offices and other job sites.

The following are common reasons for slip and fall accidents that may occur in the office.

Cluttered Floors – Stocks stacked in aisles or equipment, supplies, debris, or trash that is left out are tripping hazards.
Damaged stairs and floors – Employers and the management should fix torn mats or carpets, floorboards, loose floor tiles, and broken or loose handrails or stair treads. They can move under a person’s weight, and the person might fall.

Slippery and floors – Spills or melted ice should be cleaned up immediately. After mopping the floors, there should be signs that will warn employees of wet floors.
Insufficient lighting – Inadequate light makes it hard for employees to see obstacles or stairway steps or to identify changes in the way. Shifting from a lighted area into the dark could also cause a temporary loss of vision which can cause a person to trip.

Potholes and ditches – Trenches, holes and other openings in parking lots or grounds and other paved space should be covered, filled, or marked with warning signs.

Damaged pathways – Walkways which has large cracks in the pavement provide a risk of tripping and falling.


Slips, trips, and falls compose the majority of offices and premises accidents. Next, to vehicular accidents, slips, trips, and falls are the most common accidents which can lead to personal injury. However, the majority of these type of accidents are preventable. The management and the owners just need to know the reasons and causes of these accidents and fix the problems at their premises.


Best Attraction for Kids in Chennai

Is travelling only for Adults? In a way, it may be yes as kids can’t travel alone. But what’s wrong with adults shadowing their kids in protection and letting them explore the world to their cute-limits. If you are planning a travel from Doha to Chennai with your family, let your kids have a bazillion of giggle-perks this year at their type of places. Chennai is pretty good with this as it gives you plenty in the form of parks, museums, amusement and kids land. So let’s dig in to discover more;

Queens Land
With just 30-min drive from central town of Chennai, Queens Land is truly meant for family outings. It was established by Rajam Hotels Pvt. LTD in 2003 and doing really well up till now. One gets a chance to enjoy the roller coaster ride, shutter the panoramic view on a cable car, puzzle around the mirror house, and fascinate with the Himalayan Water Splashes etc. There are numerous food and beverages stalls settled within the park so that you are all set to spend a great time there.

Kishkinta Theme Park
Over 2 decades old, this enticing amusement park is located near Vandalur Railway Station that is just 15 Min drive from Anakaputhur South. This amazing theme park is spread across 120 acres of man-made landscapes, lakes and hills that makes it even more attractive for children to splash and giggle around. Being on of the best places for Family Hangouts, Kishkinta Theme Park is perfectly suitable for the 6-60 years old who just want to press F5 in their mind.

With tons of game and rides especially for kids, this park also offers boating and karting as well. In order to keep your carried-belongings safe, this park provides dormitory and locker facilities also. With a reasonable entry fees, this theme park gives tons of great experiences. So just make sure to visit this park when you move from Doha to Chennai this summer.

MGM Dizzee World
Giving out the perfect blend of thrilling experiences, MGM Dizzee World shows up amongst the cynosure amusements spots in Chennai. If you are looking for the true value of your trip from Doha to Chennai in terms of thrill and entertainment for your kids, MGM is truly for you. In fact, your kids will get tons of joy rids garnished with the nursery rhymes in the Maryworlds.

Furthermore, you would require fueling up while entertaining. So just head to 1 of the 4 restaurants inside the amusement park that offer all types of food from South Indian, Fast Food, Chinese and numerous cuisines etc. If you have your own conveyance, the Parking Space at MGM Dizzee Words is more than just friendly with that. In fact, there is a space of almost 50 Buses, 300 Cars and 750 Bikes. So what do you say! 

Do you plan to visit this place? Check out first MGM Dizzee World Chennai discount offers!
Regional Railway Museum
Looking to give your kids a quick look-back of past? Well, this museum would be no less than a treasure not just for kids but for you as well. Showing up with the perfect blend, this museum walks you through the precious past, present and the developments taking place for the better future. You can take a look at the little models of coaches, tracks, bogies and different types of old style vehicles. For sure, it's no less than true exhibition of a beautiful past.

Summing it up, just pay a visit to Chennai this summer as these amazing spot are eager to welcome you on the most enticing land of this world. Once you reach Chennai, there is much more that you would love to see. Therefore, just keep up with the map and tour guides there are also very helpful.


How You Can Keep Your Loved One Close by With Memorial Diamonds

>> Apr 26, 2017

Families want to keep their dearly departed as close to them as possible. During the grieving process, we often cling to items that were closely associated with the departed. Spouses may wear or cradle clothing, children often refuse to let go of something that was personal between them and the deceased. Anything that was personal to the deceased takes on new meaning after they have left us.

Occasionally, families may opt for some other form of honoring and remembering the dead, like planting a tree in the back yard or some favored location. They may continue or start campaigns that do honor the dead and bring about awareness for one ideology or another; usually to great results. However, most deaths don’t take on such a prolific role; except in our own lives.
A memorial diamond lasts your love to the eternality.
There is truly no wrong way to keep an emotional connection to those we have lost, but sometimes we want for nothing more than one more day with them. Since it is impossible to have that one more day, but memorial diamonds made from cremation ashes do offer a great alternative. These diamonds will serve as very special reminder of our loved one till the end of our days, where we might decide that we would like to be remade for the ones we leave behind.

Diamonds are Forever

We’ve all heard that line, and that diamonds were a girl’s best friend; and even that diamonds expressed the truest form of love. But what we may not have heard is that it is possible to take cremated remains of our loved ones and transform them into diamonds. The idea has started to gain traction and popularity since its beginnings in 2005.

While it may seem like marketing hit the nail on the head when it came to diamonds, it only has these meanings to us after years of tradition. Like all traditions, it only took one special person for us to start repeating the process; all the while taking on parts of them and ourselves when we did it. Allow memorial diamonds to be your next tradition.

If we can remember back to our youth, we learned that the human body was considered a carbon-based life form; and that diamonds were pure carbon that had been exposed to extremely high temperatures and an equally high amount of pressure; and then millions of years before turned into the diamonds we see today.
HTHP apparatus – the key to turn the refined ashes into eternal diamond.
The technology to produce artificial or synthetic diamonds has been around since the 1950’s, however there was no economically feasible way to mass produce them, which is why they still retain their value alongside the naturally occurring diamonds. However, that technology has grown to the point where we can use a portion of either cremated remains or a portion of hair and transform them into diamonds.

How It’s Done

The process is a lengthy one, and does take into consideration what kind of diamond is wanted as the end result. It does require mentioning that memorial diamonds are opposite of naturally occurring diamonds in some key features. Colored diamonds that occur in nature are indeed quite rare and more valuable. Memorial diamonds on the other hand are commonly colored, usually with intermittent shades of amber. These aber shades range from a light yellow to a warm orange.

These aren’t the only differences though. Memorial diamonds can be made to reflect the status quo of naturally occurring diamonds, but it does take longer in both the purification process and in the High Temperature High Pressure machine to achieve a colorless diamond.

The initial step is the purification of the remains or hair samples. This step is undergone several times to remove as much as 99.99% of all impurities and heavy metals that can be found in the human body. While the goal is a pure carbon ash, the nitrogen is often left in to give the diamond its color. At the request of the donor or the family members of the donor, the nitrogen can be completely removed to make a colorless diamond.

The average time is right around 6 months from submission to completion, but it depends on the desired amount of diamonds as well as any particular color variance, and can take up to nine months or more. 

Are They Diamonds

There certainly is some acceptable amount of scepticism with taking a company at it word and their letter of authenticity. This decision is most likely made amidst the grieving process, not years after our loved ones have passed away.

However, there are 2 awesomely huge independant laboratories that will gladly test a memorial diamond and submit a report to you on the authenticity of it being a diamond. The GIA  (Gemological Institute of America) or the IGI(International Gemological Institute) will validate the claims of the company; however, these reports are commonly used to distinguish the 4 C’s of diamonds.

Memorial diamonds don’t lose the personality of their donor however, there is a chance that they will have the same blemishes and flaws as any commercially available diamond on the market today. However, you or your family as the recipients may feel this only enhances the meaning behind the diamond in the first place. And like in nature, no two memorial diamonds are exactly the same.

To be upfront, the independent laboratories will not be able to tell if your memorial diamond is your loved one, but they will tell you that it is a laboratory created or synthetic diamond. But they will be proven to be a real diamond.

Keeping Loved Ones Close

How we finally determine to keep our loved ones close to us is a personal choice. Because our loved ones have returned to us in the form of a memorial diamond, it is most common to be set in some kind of jewellery; from rings to earrings.
Memorial diamond jewellery provides a chance to keep your beloved one close by.
Commonly, memorial diamonds are used in a ring setting and are more for the spouse than the entire family. While it is possible to submit enough cremated remains or hair to make to make more than one ring, it might take longer. Pendants are another wonderful jewellery based solution for memorial diamonds, as are charms for a bracelet or earrings. Any of these can quickly become a very prized possession because of the emotional ties to the making of a memorial diamond.

But the possibilities aren’t restricted to jewellery.

Anything that reminds us of our loved ones is cherished, and made all the more powerful when we affix a memorial diamond to them. New family heirlooms can be started with memorial diamonds, like a new scrap book or a plaque depicting the family tree.

Then again, it doesn’t need to wait until the end of life to start a new life. It can be seen as slightly morbid, but making a memorial diamond means giving up a little of one’s self. Because of the ability to use hair or cremated remains, the living can start a tradition of making memorial diamonds for their family members, as their family grows. Leaving the choice to the survivors when the time does eventually come might be the best gift a deceased loved one can give back.

In the End

After a lengthy process of being purified and being exposed to extreme temperatures and pressure, memorial diamonds rejoin their family, ready to join them on their next adventure in life. Or, they are delivered to unsuspecting family members as a truly selfless gift; showing that your love knows no bounds and to make sure that you are eternally their and forever with them in everything they do.

The decision to make a memorial diamond, either before or after death is a very personal decision. What we do with the memorial diamonds is even more personal. But this personal decision can mean the word to those who love us. 


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