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-- -- -- Hi everybody I'm Rick pulled out and welcome to fox is dot com live on -- Tuesday glad -- -- that's.
For next half hour or so our show is called Solutia in America.
And this is a program where we talk about some of the problems facing us as a country and we introduce you.
To people out there who -- trying to come up with solutions.
To those problems so.
The -- be here on the news all the time but actual positive -- people making a difference we're talking about problems both big and small and today we're focusing on.
A couple of different things I'm excited to talk with our guests -- talk about parenting and test taken so ways to help kids.
Some of the problems that face our young people and their parents have would -- who are hopefully involved in the lives of their children.
We're also gonna talk about our troops and someone has come up with a very novel idea great way to help boost morale for the men and women who are serving our country overseas.
And then finally we're gonna talk about ways to keep cool -- in the summer months.
We are in the dog days of August here in the northeast.
It's oppressively hot.
I know it's that way across the country as well and we're gonna introduce you to some.
Some gadgets in some some new products that you might be able to use both at home and at work to help you keep cool during the summer months but first.
Let's talk about the problem involving kids and their silly distractions.
For young people these days.
The cell phones and Smartphones and iPod touches we have that going on in our house I know so the problem is your kids are always on the phone.
A solution some tips to help keep your kids focused and joining us now is -- -- -- is the founder of positive parenting solutions she joins us on Skype.
Nice to see you -- thanks very much for joining us.
Thank direct I appreciate the -- -- would be today and talk about solutions.
What is it that it -- that attracts kids.
So much is it different because I know obviously there are a lot of adults.
Who are distracted and always checking their Smartphone or checking their email whatever our our kids sort of distracted by those technologies for the same reason that we adults are.
I think though you know they're novels it's exciting.
I it would need grownups and the technology generation which -- you know totally different for.
And you know two days out pew Internet research tells us that 75%.
Of kids age of twelve to seventeen.
Now have mobile phone while a lot of kids.
Using technology and that's before we talk about computers and -- pads and everything else self.
If it's an issue for parents and it can be a real problem.
As -- parenting expert yourself at what age do you recommend typically parents.
-- to become open to the idea.
Of of allowing their children to have a Smartphone.
Well I really say when your child need that now that may be later than when they want -- to.
Of course they you know kids want phones and third and fourth grade.
But it's when they needed when I think staying after school for activities from sports for they have to get in contact with their parents.
Is there an afterschool.
Daycare situation which would require them making contact with the parents so it's windy needed.
And then when there are responsible enough to actually use that and and that's kind of a big deal because again we know at 65% of kids are texting late at night when they should be sleeping.
Are texting in class and 29% admit to texting while driving team so they're not -- using it as responsibly as they shed.
Give us some tips how can parents.
Help sort of teach their kids train their kids to be focused on school work as we get closer and closer sort of in some parts of the country schools already begun.
So we have some tips on the screen I'll go through them and you can sort of expand on the clarify that access to a Smartphone is a privilege.
Absolutely you know again.
We have this conversation with our kids -- a fourteen -- a fifteen year old and it is a privilege to have and mobile phones and a computer not a right and -- We have to be very clear about what the ground rules are for using technology and lay out the consequence of an advance.
And let's go back up to this green in the next tip.
That you presented to us has to do -- having an open dialogue sort of talking about.
All of this with your children.
That's right so -- issues -- we're going back to school but -- -- great time for everybody to just get on the same page.
And I recommend three important ground rules.
The first one is that as a parent I -- will need to have access to your accounts and passwords and I will periodically check.
Text messages emails social media accounts are not buying because I'm letting you know up front.
But that is an important piece of the puzzle.
We also want to have and technology curfew still at 9 o'clock all of the electronics are shot off that's a non negotiable.
And then the last one is that.
Bedrooms should be -- -- technologies down so if you wanna use the computer or the Smartphone you do it in sort of the public common areas of your house where parents can keep an eye on things.
And then the -- get charged up down the kitchen -- up some common place where you can't keep an eye on things.
I was talking to a friend of mine recently who has children around the same age as your kids my children -- younger but he was talking about setting limits.
On screen time which sort of was an all encompassing term.
That would include watching television.
On the computer on the Smartphone to -- -- -- with a screen.
And coming up with a time -- and the children leave it up to then.
To actually come up with how they wanna matters that time what screen they want to use -- look at but they have to know that when they've reached their limit that's it.
Yeah I think that's an excellent idea because it puts some responsibility on their shoulders and -- always gonna get by hand when you get them involved in the process.
And the other great thing for parents now if there's actually some technologies that help with what you just described.
So if you're trying to limit screen time -- phone time.
There's this fabulously product from Sprint -- the guardian bundle which.
It's called mobile controls so if your child has been texting late at night or during school hours the parent can actually go and and just kind of program the phone -- that opponent I automatically turned off during school hours or he -- after 9 o'clock at night.
So I think letting your kids to be involved in what those parameters and limit should be is so important.
But know that as a parent there is some backup technology and help you manage that propped up as well.
The move -- off.
You know children.
Teenagers of course their parents come with the rules and you know -- they're telling them what to do and kids feel like they're being -- that they they don't like -- -- how do you how do you have this dialogue that you recommend having.
Without having your child -- accuse you of being sort of that nagging mom or dad.
Well they may do that anyway but really the best two way.
Is to have that open dialogue that we talked about on the big fan of failing meetings you know to -- -- once a week.
Get together as a family talk about how things are going in different areas that you make talk about technology may talk about homework you know family chores -- -- the topic is.
You know half that conversation about OK let's talk about the rules that we kind of put in place at the beginning of the school year for technology -- everybody feeling about those.
Do we need to make any adjustments.
I think when they are part of the -- that.
They feel a lot better about it now -- are they going to be totally like that you're you know -- you're using your phone to turn off.
-- -- You know -- during school hours and maybe not but.
Again that's part of that privilege of having technology you know it's not you get to do with it whatever you want there are certain limits that are put in place for diplomats are there to keep -- safe.
And help you learn how to use them more responsibly.
-- McCready is the founder of positive parenting solutions.
Great to talk to you -- some great advice thanks so much for joining us.
-- -- OK so we talked about school getting started already in some parts of the country.
Of course as we get further along in August more -- more kids will be back in the classroom and that means.
More and more tests the tests will begin.
And there is a survey.
That just came out recently that show that about 82% of kids said that they feel overwhelmed at the mere thought.
Of having to prepare for and take a test so with kids returning to school in a couple of weeks is there any way to make that less stressful the problem.
Test -- -- the solution to have to study effectively and manage your time.
And Rick Kamal as president and you know what and he joins us now thanks very much for being -- -- great to be nearly so what is it about -- that causes us so much stress you know it's.
Funny you say that Tom we've done a lot of research waited about thirty -- education experts from major universities.
Looking at -- those very questions why do kids find school in general so difficult and tests especially.
One of the problems is the way people frame thinks you know what kind of MP trust REIT or on awards and sometimes we just hear the word.
Past and all of a sudden we panic we think oh my god I'm gonna freeze.
I'm not prepared and so forth and so the best thing to do is actually half a plan.
To prepare and kind of reprogramming a re frame your thinking around test so you look at it more as a game.
Then as something that's dreadful.
That's interest and you know I remember back to my school days and I was not the best test taker but I always felt.
The best walking into a classroom.
Head of an exam when I really -- could say to myself that I had prepared the best possible you know as much as I possibly could have absolutely and in fact.
You know when you want to perform well when it's in the Olympics or whether it's sad school you want to eliminate stress and the best -- -- eliminate stress is by being prepared.
-- some tips that you have that you have given us that we want to share with our viewers first of all use a planner what do you mean by that.
Absolutely so you know most high school students don't even have a simple day planner you know something would just.
These -- the weekend and -- placed right specific events and notes.
So we recommend every student high school -- especially in -- starting in middle school get a planner.
Right every major personal and school event that's gonna come up like a task for an assignment.
And then learn the most important skill which is to work backwards from it so put in all the steps.
Earlier in schedule that you need to execute ought to successfully get cut down and it makes you pay more proactive.
But -- -- kind of calms you down and relax and united have everything under control and to be able to better perform.
And when it comes the night before you're not cramming trying to get everything done because you've been doing and along the way exactly exact the next -- it and this has to do with.
With what we just talk about prepare for the test.
In advance and I was.
Probably one of the best procrastinators in my class but that's never really good way to prepare for -- that.
Now it is in effect the best thing to do.
We have a -- lot of -- around test preparation one really -- one is to minimize cramming if you have to take notes.
-- classes don't just take him and put on the side.
The same day or actually the next -- spent fifteen minutes reviewing your notes and using some sort of template like this where you write your notes down.
And when you review them right down some questions some key points and key words that's gonna get the information kind of stepped into your head.
Once you've done -- Once a week review all your notes that you've taken through the semester.
People think it's gonna take a long time now it only takes about fifteen minutes and what you're gonna find -- by the end of the semester you'll have spent a third less time studying overall.
You can retain the information much longer you're gonna -- testing and not gonna have to crack.
How do you strategize what's the best way to strategize before taking its yes so what are the really.
Most important things is don't look at the tasks -- something dreadful.
Be prepared you relax and take a few deep threats as -- -- think about taking deep -- as you go into the example when you're in the exam.
Should you fleets.
Think about what are you gonna do well one of the greatest little tricks we have is.
Just take your -- take your finger and start drawing a circle around and around seven time what does that do.
It kind of releases all the -- all the panic all the freezing because you're freezing and suddenly.
Get a little relaxed and you can step back into the exam and continue without having that panic mode.
-- I never would have thought that.
During a simple hand motion would would be so stressed we'll give you so much stress relief he brought some other -- with you so as we take a look at these -- for -- clock.
Tells about the timer what what what how would that help me if I were -- friends -- Absolutely so if you're studying for an exam.
One big mistake folks make is they have these marathon -- still cents up three hours of four hours to study.
And they get fatigued during that time so they should set a timer for every twenty or thirty minutes that's what Red Bull a score right no -- Not out of a -- is just getting equipment.
And and every twenty to thirty minutes take a break -- -- trash.
Maybe exercise don't turn on the TV I don't don't turn on the cell phone but just relax and get back into it and you'll be much more focused and you won't feel -- How about the the balls with a twist for yet so you know a lot of people are -- can aesthetic learners they need a little motion to learn -- you touched and so what.
So -- -- study.
Just play with a squeeze well.
Simple as that can actually it's gonna help you retain information.
Or even instead of sitting on a regular chair sit on an exercise ball and -- little emotion and you'll actually retain information better what's with the -- over there.
Well you know there's been research over the last ten years on children -- What they found is if it's labor and long lasting flavor it actually keeps you more alerts real yeah so why is studying.
Chew some -- or.
-- also have some snacks that are nutritious not I -- -- there but something like not so -- at center to keep you going.
Last question for you is there perfect meal.
To have like sort of a breakfast that that you should eat that will help you to take it an -- as you're going off to your your classroom yet.
You want to avoid sugar that's when the most.
Important things you don't want something to finally -- your blood sugar and then let you down and the reality is that.
So something with good protein thanks for really get on -- attack -- -- perfect breakfast on in terms of them on an exam -- Thanks so much for coming and has been very helpful I only wish that I had to add an exam to prepare for now -- -- -- know exactly what to do -- mas present.
Ed you know by the website is how to study best dot com.
And and we really appreciate you coming on been great -- here.
We take quick break when we come back we'll have more solution America right after this -- Welcome back to solution America I'm grateful that I'm so glad you -- some on Twitter act Rick -- -- as a good way to reach out to -- I'm also logged into the chat.
Right there on the bottom of your screen so feel free to send us your comments.
And -- message is -- -- talking a little bit earlier about ways to keep kids focused and captain success in the chat rooms at being able to turn off the phone during school hours that's a great idea as we've got some.
Parenting advice on ways to keep your kids from being distracted by all the technology that is in all of our lives.
These days well let's talk now we want to switch gears a little bit and talk about some of the problems facing our men and women who have been bravely.
Serving our country overseas during.
The last decade or so ever since 9/11.
These are troops who are serving far away places putting their lives on the line every day and we are also grateful for a for what they do for us and yet the same time its importance to it to sort of realize that.
That that there are some issues that they're facing overseas that had absolutely nothing to do with the -- that they're fighting with the military jobs that they have but rather with just sort of you know getting Biden -- day just like the rest of us in our next guest figured out a problem that a lot of these men and women are facing and she came up with a solution.
The problem diminishing morale of our troops overseas and solution tunes for the troops.
And joining us now is Caylee Marie -- it is immense heat who is the founder of tunes for troops dot com Caylee -- nice to talk to you thanks so much for joining us.
Well thank -- hating me.
So you're a young woman tell us how you came to figure out.
Problems facing our men and women overseas at such a young age.
I'm really just talking bigotry Arab and involved in a program called he -- that's actually.
Where it came -- the Yankee accused start collect he CDs and dvds.
But the -- fairly average he's.
-- because -- military men and women who told me that -- and they Covert C stating that they can bringing.
-- scene that he needs the entertainment I -- because they were more worried about -- -- extra stock baby's life and I didn't like that.
And it was it's it's really AM a hot commodity and Eric.
That there's not a lot entertainment at -- Well and they absolutely need a little down time I -- their jobs are so stressful.
To be able to sort of put -- line.
A pair of earphones or watch.
Dvd needed to sort of have a little bit of escaped from.
From from what they're doing day in and day out it's it's a great idea so how does it work.
Tell us about tunes for the troops how did you first started and how did you first start collecting.
The dvds in the CDs.
Chip you're -- starting -- I don't Wear it now articles and released pay hurt.
I think eventually at -- -- -- my community which is Cleveland hippie.
And then it's.
Eight and then nationwide now or even -- international project an editor young people from other countries are doing -- pretty -- actor men and women.
-- -- -- The first start it is that we had battle application duplicated all across the country and people -- and they are eating big east to those.
-- myself and yet there's an application -- And then they want it out and -- -- repeat the tree.
-- I did she get a patent.
When he as being like my health are not expecting -- even be -- directly.
And Aaron people who have I didn't that they would like to donate.
I'm getting an accurate data via our email that you choose to -- street.
Are -- me -- you appreciate the Hotmail dot com.
And we're providing accurate with.
That -- out without a I don't know you worry about where my door all the eat eat eat eat eat eat and how likely -- -- is hurt her current.
And I'll -- -- -- their great great friendship being caught and there are on the other great organizations out there that are in.
-- -- -- -- -- I'm sure your mom -- very glad you came up with the email address.
For ways people so that they don't of the seven directly to you so tell me.
Does that tell me about the reaction.
What a what what do our men and women overseas.
-- get from this what kind of feedback have you gotten from them and those who benefited from this great program you've come up with.
-- heard feedback that we have gotten hand and just extremely heart -- me in a touchy.
I object you know that no one lives were touched in one life would be a better -- -- -- -- ninety and that.
Would it basically getting kidney and -- target and it you just know -- -- that.
Yet won't hurt you're able to make a difference in authored by edit people's.
-- -- -- -- is pretty anything.
I -- picture definitely appreciate it we've gotten so many emails thank you letters.
Little -- that appreciation and jet so that they can show their -- and I mean it's completely aware that you know without outlet.
-- -- you're fifteen years old when you -- up with this idea right.
So tell me about some of your friends -- some of the kids you go to school -- In -- -- I think that a lot of people watching and listening to you talk right now.
Are going to be very impressed that a young woman of your age.
Is is so aware of the but the needs of others especially the needs of our men and women.
Fighting for our country overseas.
Talked to me about your generation.
How widespread is it that you think that there are other people you -- Ager in your age group better also as.
As -- -- of what's going on in the world around you.
I mean day.
I am thankful.
That my generation is becoming more aware -- and when he make a difference in the -- because honestly.
The -- teacher and EL I mean even I think your turn now.
-- -- -- -- -- Casually leading the country help means she -- -- -- attacked -- -- generations.
And -- -- in that on the hard and then it really.
Well I'm sure your parents are very proud.
Of what you're doing and I'm so thrilled for the chance to talk to you about it and to get the word out to everybody Caylee Marie -- admits he's organization is called tunes for troops.
Dot com and you can find them on line and you can email them if you're interested in donating.
To the cause some CDs or dvds.
At -- for the troops.
-- for the troops at Hotmail dot com that I get that right Caylee.
-- -- Caylee Marie all the best to you thank you so much for all the good work that you're doing good luck in the upcoming school year.
-- meant something.
All right now let's switch gears entirely.
And talk about the weather.
And ways to beat the heat because I don't know what -- what it's like where you are but here.
In the northeast it has been oppressively hot and I've seen some stories have actually read some stories on the news that this is a -- one of -- the hottest Summers.
-- on record.
And so how do you beat the heat whether you're out and about whether you're in your yard or whether you're in your office.
The problem is sweltering summer heat.
And the solution is gadgets that can help you keep cool in the summertime and joining us now.
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Thank you tell -- are never -- with -- she's a lifestyle expert and she's joining us now with some of these new products and I have to tell everybody that I've been sitting.
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But since we started the show so for about 25 minutes or so minutes and I feel OK -- -- that we're in a studio bright lights this is probably not the best.
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You're gonna have -- at your desk later on OK all right well but you're right overall were all the hot if it's miserable July was one of the hottest month on record here -- what we're holding.
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-- -- rich for you -- -- the lifestyle expert.
You could -- -- at Lauren -- is dot com.
She's on FaceBook as well and thank you so much when they -- him -- great to be here and thanks for joining us everybody on solution America I'm -- -- we'll see you again real soon.
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