When he was young, I was walking around with Joey in town and a dog came barking at us. He hid behind me and I showed him that the dog was harmless. It was an average height daschund who wanted to play with us. I touched its nose then its head and it smelled my hands. Then we became friends. I let Joey pat the dog on the head, but he wouldn’t.
I was not too startled about what happened, but I know that my son had his own fears especially when he’s five years old. At night, he would ask me to stay with him a few minutes until he felt asleep. Children need security from fear and other things that they imagine. They use people they consider as guardians to defend themselves from such fears.
However, I once tried to remove fear from him by showing him that trying something once is not dangerous at all. I explained to him that fear usually rises from a certain irrationality, a fear of the unknown, or something that is not proven, but a pre-emptive judgement or hypothesis already exists.
I told him that what he holds in his mind is a young idea about things outside his own understanding and that he will need to prove that his ideas are true because that is the work of rational people. As I’m aiming to raise the belief of a free thinker, I think this is the best way that you can remove fear from your kids.
Nothing is true without evidence or experience.
If you want your children to stand on their own and develop their own view about life and the way they want their lives to progress, it is important to explain to them why education matters. When you have explained your side about education, you should ask your child about what they think about education. A healthy discussion with your child about education could bring about good perspective in them.
Take note of your child’s points. No matter how senseless or unreasonable it might be, allow them to express themselves. If a person or a child gets to express him or herself freely, they are more open to listen to other people. Tell them gently why you think education is necessary or unnecessary. Make sure your points are clear and straight to the point.
Welcoming your child’s arguments allows them to trust you for proper guidance in the future. Always encourage them to contradict you if they think you are wrong. But if they unreasonably think you are wrong, be patient and tell them why they are wrong and their claims against you and your views are unfounded.
Many students and college graduates finished school and have degrees simply because their parents told them it was the right way. But if they can justify to themselves honestly why they want to learn from school, this is how they strive more to educate themselves and finish their degrees digesting every single knowledge they get from their superiors.
If you received injuries due to the careless actions of another party, you are due compensation even if an accident was the context. In the UK, the “at-fault” insurance company will provide you the compensation for your injuries.
While insurance companies look out for their insured clients, they also have an aim to reduce their overhead costs and stay on-budget, which might make it a conflict of interest if you meet them to make a direct accident claim. This is why you need an accident claims lawyer. Here are other reasons why you should go for a legal representative for personal injuries.
1. Limited Time to Earn Compensation
In the UK, you might only have a few months to a year to get compensation. It might take you a few months to a year to recover and a legal representative can help you fast-track your claim for compensation.
2. Assistance for Procedure and Documentation.
Claims lawyers and experts know the process of filing a police report within a given period. Police reports and blotters are important because insurance companies need them to prove your incident did happen on the said date. It will be impossible for you to do this on your own right after your accident.
3. Potential Damages
You may also be a candidate for other potential damages, such as lost wages, emotional damages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium and more. Your potential legal rights will not be maximized if you just make a direct insurance claim.
Personal injury and accident claims lawyers make it easier to prove the truth in a claim. Even with concrete evidences, eyewitness and police reports, you will need to prove if the liable party had been careless or irresponsible in using his or her vehicle or managing his or her responsibilities in the context. An accident claims company can refer to cases, citations and other legal resource that could help prove the truth in your position as victim.
Around 140,000 consumers waited for more than 28 days to six months to receive their repayments from Lloyds for their mis sold PPI. Around 9,000 consumers waited for six months and at the bank lost at least 24,000 consumer claims according to the Financial Services Authority, who fined the bank.
The FSA was concerned with specific Lloyds branches, including Lloyds TSB Bank, Lloyds TSB Scotland and the Bank of Scotland. The banking group accepted the £4.3 million fine without question and apologised to their customers for the delays. Lloyds reasoned out that their underestimation of the immensity of PPI mis selling slowed down their PPI repayment system.
Some experts say that most of the 24,000 claims dropped out of the loop were confusing PPI claims letters. They advised consumers and future claimants to make use of PPI template letters that could be found in most media, news and consumer group websites. The group gave notice to the dropped out claims once consumers went to media to make the banking activities public to all.
Aside from the added £4.3 million fine, Lloyds also added £1 billion for its PPI compensation bill, bringing its total PPI expenditures to £6.3 billion. The group is also facing a fine for mis selling Interest rate swap products to businesses, provisioning £4 million worth of recompense for all parties.
Bullying will be a basic part of your child’s school life and would be where they will base their self perception and esteem from. A bullied child normally gets distracted from school work and can prove to be a big hassle when it comes to getting the education they need. However, if your child is a bully, teaching them about prejudice and being judgmental and how to remove it is important.
A child who can think freely is open to the information their parents give them. Most bullies are often children who are raised with one or two of the parents being discriminate about certain people, characteristics, gestures or anything else. Bullies are also children who cannot talk to their parents and in their own accumulated anger, they douse it on children their age in school that they can overpower.
Removing it from your child is simple. Ask them to keep their mind open and welcome the quirks of children that they meet. You should advice and become an example to your children. Show them how you welcome odd quirks, hassles and who you talk to when you have problems or when you’re angry. You can even talk to your children when you’re angry; the more you share with them your life, the more they become open to you and reduce their prejudice.
Remember, only a parent’s love is what a bully needs to stop being a bully in school.
Payment protection insurance mis selling, the biggest financial scandal in the United Kingdom, is being considered an end. The Financial Services Authority, UK’s financial watchdog, took into consideration putting a deadline on PPI compensation claims with a tentative date of May 2014 but it is urged to move the deadline, or at least have the deadline but breathe down the necks of banks for proper consumer repayment payout. The entire case is now the top subject in UK’s financial industry.
The FSA will clearly need to save its face after having a lacking effort in terms of predicting PPI’s mis selling throughout a decade before it was pointed out by consumer group Which? However, it failed yet again after banks were again involved in a rate-rigging scandal of Libor, which can affect lending and borrowing fees throughout the UK banking system.
Former FSA chairman Adair Turner admitted that the entire organization was swimming in “a fool’s paradise”, only reacting without any preemptive knowledge about the situation. Referring to the PPI scandal, the FSA will need to make best on its actions to gain consumer trust. This means that they should heed consumer, consumer group and critical statements in their next actions in setting a deadline for PPI claims.
It is true that the UK’s economy is failing and part of this is because of the payment protection insurance compensation package. The FSA is correct in upholding only the best interest of consumers, but these are just words. It is proper that the FSA breathe down the necks of banks to ensure that all customer are getting the repayments they deserve. To enquire about claiming visit www.PPIReclaimCo.co.uk.
Joey came home last night with a bruise on top of his forehead. My son is a medium-built boy and clearly, he stands a chance against the bigger bullies. I talked to him about what happened and he didn’t cry; he told me that somebody messed with his notebook, he knew the culprit and he fought with the classmate until the teacher broke them up.
Bullying and the difficulties of elementary up to high school education may seem dangerous for your child, but these are the events in their lives where they form their own philosophies and how they become independent and stand on their own. A loving parent is a good parent, but too much love can restrict the child from experiencing things on their own.
Your child can only become independent if you don’t intervene in things that they need to learn on their own. A famous Christian saying states that giving a man a fish helps him live another day, while teaching him how to fish feeds him for a lifetime. To teach your children how to fish, give them the fishing rod and let them cast it where they want.
However, be vigilant and allow them to talk to you when they want to. Children know when they’ve done something wrong because their parents scold them for it. But if you are willing to hear them as a friend, they can confide to you everything they do on a daily basis. If they ask you about the things they’ve done is right or wrong, just talk from experience, but never push your own ideals into them. Independence is giving your child free will to believe anything, as long as they do not harm other people.
Philosophy is a powerful tool as it helps the mind relax and find comfort in the dangers that life and the universe can give us. If one has a powerful set of beliefs or way of thinking, then he or she can withstand any problem that life can give them. Your children can learn to philosophize at a young age with proper guidance and a good example. Of course, that good example would be their parents.
If you want to introduce your children to philosophy, ask them about what they want to be when they grow up. Whichever answer they choose, ask about why they want to take up the said profession. Then you can give them your own idea of the professional, explained in a context they can easily understand. They can think for a while, then tell them about some random thing the professional can do.
For example, a scientist is a person who can make rockets shoot up the moon and make robots and technologies according to your child. According to you they are people who study why things happen and how people can use it for the good of themselves. Then insert something like “Did you know scientists can control the wind? There are no limits to possibilities for them”. A statement, such as this, can help your child open his or her mind to the possibility and releases the limits of their mind.
With open-mindedness carefully established, your child can find their own philosophy. Do not restrict them with your own set of beliefs; most children grow hate against their parents because of the beliefs imposed on them. By enriching their creative mind and justifying their perspectives in life while upholding the value of good and life in their own beliefs can help them develop good philosophy and outlook in their life.
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The British government will soon unveil its plans to reduce the number of whiplash claims that have consistently rose despite great reductions in car and road accidents this year. Judge Chris Grayling will be consulting with new, independent medical panels to help improve the diagnosis of whiplash injuries from claimants.
Experts say that Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise of reducing heightened insurance premiums caused by fraudulent and exaggerated whiplash claims is about to take its first step. However, the government is only facing one of many problems. They say that the consultation may help genuine claims to be processed, but fraudulent, exaggerated and misinterpreted whiplash claims cases are not as easy to find.
Another part of the plan is to allow more whiplash claim cases to be settled in the small claims court and also to allow insurance companies lower expenses in trying to contest questionable and possibly fraudulent claims.
Currently, the United Kingdom has seen a 70% rise in whiplash injury claims while car and road accidents have been reduced by 20% this year. Whiplash compensation for fraudulent and exaggerated cases have cost insurance companies £2 billion a year, effectively pushing up the insurance premium on car and road accidents.
The rebalancing of no win no fee deals allowing defendants to not pay a success fee to the plaintiff’s legal representative will also be included once the plan goes into fruition by 2013.
For more information about claiming for whiplash injuries, visit www.whiplashclaimsco.org.
Almost every UK citizen knows how some PPI claims management companies work walking door to door and offering claims to people who are potentially mis sold payment protection insurance policies. However, some CMCs can cross the line and may offer services that seem ‘too good to be true’. Based on police investigation, some of these CMCs are not authorized to make claims and you might be walking into potential trouble. Here are some steps to know if they’re a valid claims management company.
1. All PPI claims companies are regulated by the Ministry of Justice and the Financial Services Authority. Authorized CMCs have their own permit with each representative given a license to tackle payment protection insurance. You can ask the CMC representative about this or investigate them through the Internet and contacting their former clients.
2. Claims management companies do not call out to customers to make a claim. Instead, the offer is made only once, but never continuously. Unlike corporations who need consistent advertisement, respectable CMCs do not need to consistently advertise. Once is enough and there’s no need for door-to-door invites and cold calls.
3. A reputable claims management company, like PPI Reclaim Co, will typically work on a no win no fee basis. They would also have no hidden fees and will agree only to get compensated if they successfully defend your case. It is advised to watch out for CMCs that pay you money upon approval of your claim
4. It is you, the customer, who knows if you are actually mis sold PPI and you will not need a claims expert to tell you such. Review your financing details and insurance T and C clauses. If you understand that you are ineligible for the insurance or cannot make use of it given your status, you can make a claim.