LONDON (AP) — A portrait of "Pride and Prejudice" author Jane Austen that is soon to adorn British banknotes has sold for 164,500 pounds (US$270,230) at a London auction.
The watercolor by James Andrews was commissioned by Austen's nephew in 1869. It was sold by the Austen family and, according to Sotheby's auction ...more »
Many parents battle with how to keep small children quiet during important events like church, and it can be quite a task getting them to respect the need for silence. While it is understood that a young child may not understand how important it is to keep quiet say in a restaurant when other persons are dining, older kids -- by age three -- should be able to obey the rules.
Here are some tips for maintaining peace when you do need to take the kids out in public.
1. As much as possible try to sit in the aisle seat and near a door in places like church, so you can leave as soon as the child begins to fuss. Don't sit in the middle seat then disturb others when you need to take your wailing baby outside.
2. Let your child know that you expect her to sit quietly, once she reaches the age where she can follow directions.
3. Let the child use the bathroom and eat before you get to the place where being quiet is required. The child won't be telling you she's thirsty if she just had a drink.
4. Take the child out of the house as much as possible so she can understand how to behave in different situations. Use these opportunities to train the child.
5. Always take along items to occupy the child's time. This may include toys and games. Remember that children are unable to focus for long periods of time, so you have to keep them entertained.
6. Reward them for good behaviour.
Models: Avani (three), and Amisha (five).
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