Daily Archives: December 7, 2013

14 MISTAKES FIRST TIME MOTHERS CAN MAKE WITH THEIR NEWBORN BABIES

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Not knowing why a baby is crying which may be because your baby may be hungry, may need a diaper change, may want to sleep, may want to be held, has digestive problems, needs to burp, is too hot or too cold, or is not feeling good.

They assume perfectionist parenting books are always right which frequently use standardized rules for everything based on statistical averages or norms and your newborn may deviate greatly from those norms causing unnecessary panic and fear.

Thinking that parenting advice by first time mothers is always right unless they are experienced mothers with three or more offspring.

Thinking that you will get enough sleep. Chances are great that you will probably need to breast feed in the middle of the night or change a diaper because the baby is crying.

Assuming the worst is happening when the baby has blotchy skin, a rash, a cough, colic, diarrhea, etc. Unless it is a high fever or a skin rash in the diaper area due to not changing the diaper on time, the problem will usually go away given enough time.

Trying to breast feed the newborn on a strict 4 hour schedule instead of waiting for the baby to cry during the day or at night before feeding it. Babies are smarter than your schedule and know when they really need food. Feed on demand if possible if there is no more urgent thing to do.

Exposing them to too many germy humans by going to crowded places with many humans runs the risk of a bacterial or viral infection.

Thinking that babies will stay in one place and not move around.

Thinking that you will have enough time for friends and a normal social life once the baby is born.

Expecting marital relationships to be smooth and blissful after the baby is born because chances are you will be ignoring your husband much more than he would like.

Wasting money by buying too many baby clothes which are not worn very frequently if at all.

Planning to be punctual with a baby accompanying you who will frequently delay you with crying and needed attention.

You don’t bring a baby with a high fever to the doctor.

Placing the baby on its stomach or side and thus risking crib death by suffocation.

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HOW TO ACQUIRE AND USE EMOTIONAL SMARTS-ES-A NECESSITY FOR GOOD LEADERSHIP OF A NON TECHNICAL STAFF

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Emotional Smarts, ES, emsmarts: n. the ability to manipulate a human’s senses for a good and/or bad goal(s)

The best non technical leaders have a good knowledge about human emotions and characteristics and can successfully motivate them to achieve the required goal(s) with the right kind of communication. The knowledge is called emotional smarts or ES and here is how you can acquire it and use it successfully:

You have to be curious about many humans and learn to empathize with them so that you learn to understand what motivates them and what characteristics they have.

You learn about your own strengths and weaknesses so that you can effectively exist and function within those limits with optimal results.

You focus attention on the task at hand and don’t let personal emotions or distractions make you diverge from your goal(s).

You have selfknowledge about why you are upset and/or emotionally dissatisfied and minimally let it interfere with your goal(s) achievement.

You can have successful relationships with a large variety of humans but not all of them, especially if they are immoral.

You are basically caring, moral, or trustworthy and reliable and care about other moral or trustworthy and reliable humans.

You can read facial expressions well thus frequently knowing what the other human is feeling emotionally.

When you fail or make mistakes you keep going with an optimistic attitude.

You are a good judge of character with a rather short exposure and interaction with someone and have developed a rather reliable intuitive sense which you use to judge humans.

You are selfmotivated and seldom need others to motivate you with praise and encouragement.

You have much selfcontrol, know when to say no, and infrequently get tempted by bad choices which result in bad or unhealthy behavior or habits and stressful situations.

You help others with attention followed by caring behaviors when appropriate so that you don’t remain too absorbed in yourself.

CONCLUSION:

If you have emotional smarts as a foundation then you have great potential to become a good leader of humans in any non technical profession which you are also competent in.

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