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How to Train a Grownup

  1. Pretend not to care about Wi-fi. This is hard, but totally worth it. They’ll have nothing to hold over your head and threaten you into behaving. 2. Obey all instructions without questioning for three straight days. They’d be all Oh-Em-Geeee and decide to do something ultra nice for you. THEN, ask for what you want. Nicely!! 3. Be in their face ALL the time!!  Ask to spend more time with them, insist they tuck you in bed, even. They’d be SO suffocated, they’d ASK you to please play with your tablet for sometime. OR 4. Ask a LOT of questions. About anything and everything. Why do we have eclipses? Do you think vampires could be real? Why not? What is the solution to world hunger? Do I have Ebola? Keep asking till you drive them over the edge of sanity. Just when they’re about to break, ask if you can get an extra TV/comp/whatever hour. Works like a charm!!! 5. When you’re about to give bad news and you’re worried about them yelling, try the Drop a Bombshell Method: Make something up. Think of the worst possible news you can ever give your parents and do that first. Preferably over a text or phone call. Like this: “Mom, the teacher caught me smoking today and wants to have me expelled.” Wait for 5 seconds and call to tell the truth. About not doing your home-work or whatever. They’d be so happy you’re such a NORMAL child, they’d probably buy you a gift!! It’s called the Relativity Trick. 6. Tell them there is such a thing as Parent Lock that you can use on THEIR comps. If your parents are not very tech savvy, they just might buy it. 7. If they ever leave their Facebook page open, change the password and threaten to update their status with “I LOVE fifty shades of Grey.” This of course, should be used responsibly in times of extreme emergency. Or you’ll end up getting grounded. 8. Most grownups are just overgrown teenagers. So if they’re giving you grief about spending too much time gaming, introduce them to the joy. They’d have a tough time laying down the law after that.

Nina's 10 Rules & Facts for Bloggers

1. Blogging is like a selfie but cooler. Because when you write, you basically show off your brain. 2. Make sure your real-life awesomeness comes through in your blog posts. Pick a font that goes with your personality. 3. The www is a fascinating place but also scary. So NEVER give out your full name, address or phone number on your blog. You don’t want whackjobs showing up at your door, do you? 4. Your readers want to know what’s happening in your life but also what you THINK of what’s happening. THAT’s what makes you unique and interesting, so don’t be shy with those opinions! 5. Hashtags don’t work on blogs. So #dont #write #like #this. 6. DO NOT Skype, Snapchat,Whatsapp or anything else with people you meet online. I’ve read so many stories that started that way and ended up as a psycho-thriller movie. 7. If you’re a back-bencher who likes to doodle, post it on my blog! Share the fun! 8. DO NOT post cute pictures of yourself or your little brothers and sisters on your blog. If your blog is public, anybody will be able to see it. Which means, they can save your pictures on their computers. How creepy is that! UGH!! 9. Blog regularly. It takes a LONG time to get followers but believe me, it’s SO worth it. It’s so cool to connect with kids who think exactly like you!! 10. If you want to treat your blog like a diary, you can do that too. You can decide if you want people to read your blog or keep it private! That’s it from me. Do you have more rules for bloggers? Tell me in the comments section!!

 

1. Pretend not to care about Wi-fi. This is hard, but totally worth it. They’ll have nothing to hold over your head and threaten you into behaving.

2. Obey all instructions without questioning for three straight days. They’d be all Oh-Em-Geeee and decide to do something ultra nice for you. THEN, ask for what you want. Nicely!!

3. Be in their face ALL the time!!  Ask to spend more time with them, insist they tuck you in bed, even. They’d be SO suffocated, they’d ASK you to please play with your tablet for sometime.

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4. Ask a LOT of questions. About anything and everything. Why do we have eclipses? Do you think vampires could be real? Why not? What is the solution to world hunger? Do I have Ebola? Keep asking till you drive them over the edge of sanity. Just when they’re about to break, ask if you can get an extra TV/comp/whatever hour. Works like a charm!!!

5. When you’re about to give bad news and you’re worried about them yelling, try the Drop a Bombshell Method: Make something up. Think of the worst possible news you can ever give your parents and do that first. Preferably over a text or phone call. Like this: “Mom, the teacher caught me smoking today and wants to have me expelled.” Wait for 5 seconds and call to tell the truth. About not doing your home-work or whatever. They’d be so happy you’re such a NORMAL child, they’d probably buy you a gift!! It’s called the Relativity Trick.

6. Tell them there is such a thing as Parent Lock that you can use on THEIR comps. If your parents are not very tech savvy, they just might buy it.

7. If they ever leave their Facebook page open, change the password and threaten to update their status with “I LOVE fifty shades of Grey.” This of course, should be used responsibly in times of extreme emergency. Or you’ll end up getting grounded.

8. Most grownups are just overgrown teenagers. So if they’re giving you grief about spending too much time gaming, introduce them to the joy. They’d have a tough time laying down the law after that.

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1. Blogging is like a selfie but cooler. Because when you write, you basically show off your brain.
2. Make sure your real-life awesomeness comes through in your blog posts. Pick a font that goes with your personality.
3. The www is a fascinating place but also scary. So NEVER give out your full name, address or phone number on your blog. You don’t want whackjobs showing up at your door, do you?
4. Your readers want to know what’s happening in your life but also what you THINK of what’s happening. THAT’s what makes you unique and interesting, so don’t be shy with those opinions!
5. Hashtags don’t work on blogs. So #dont #write #like #this.
6. DO NOT Skype, Snapchat,Whatsapp or anything else with people you meet online. I’ve read so many stories that started that way and ended up as a psycho-thriller movie.
7. If you’re a back-bencher who likes to doodle, post it on my blog! Share the fun!
8. DO NOT post cute pictures of yourself or your little brothers and sisters on your blog. If your blog is public, anybody will be able to see it. Which means, they can save your pictures on their computers. How creepy is that! UGH!!
9. Blog regularly. It takes a LONG time to get followers but believe me, it’s SO worth it. It’s so cool to connect with kids who think exactly like you!!
10. If you want to treat your blog like a diary, you can do that too. You can decide if you want people to read your blog or keep it private!
That’s it from me. Do you have more rules for bloggers? Tell me in the comments section!!

1. Like a lot of things. Dislike a lot of things. Know WHY you like the things you like and dislike the things you dislike.

2. If most people don’t like the things you like, that’s OKAY. DO NOT SWITCH CAMPS. Stay true to what YOU like. That’s the thing that makes you different. And therefore, cool.

3. FOCUS. Pick something you love to do (it can be anything: writing, sailing, reading, rescuing animals, cooking, science, French, doodling, spelling, you name it) and spend a LOT of time doing it. That’s how you become awesome. I read it somewhere and I think it’s true.

4. Don’t do ANYTHING to please someone else. Unless it’s some lame rule about “bedtime” and such that your parents have come up with. You don’t want to upset your parents. They pay for you Wi-fi.

5. Be NICE. It confuses the bullies.