Archive for September, 2015

Being the best dad is not rocket science. Though it takes great commitment, patience and love, being a great dad to your kids is not difficult. Here are some positive parenting tips you can use to be the best dad to your kids.

Spend Time with Your Kids
Probably the most important thing that you can do for your kids is to spend quality time with them. How much time a father invests in his kids shows how important his children are to him. Children grow up quickly, and it is important to spend time bonding with them as they grow up. Time spent with your kids will last a lifetime in their memory.

Every child needs to be disciplined, and by no means does that mean spanking them. Discipline is more on the side of positive guidance and instruction than punishment. Do not leave discipline to the mother, as a dad you must be ready to discipline your kids and help them understand the consequences of their actions. When you discipline your kids, remember to stay calm and fair. Discipline is not showing your anger, but your love and patience in being able to instruct the kids and provide them with direction.

Be a Role Model
Whether you realize it or not, Dads are role models for their children. A girl who is brought up by a loving father will grow up knowing that she deserves to be treated with respect by other boys. It will also help her to look for similar qualities in her partner. As a father, it is your responsibility to teach your kids the important issues of life, honesty, responsibility, and humility.

Andrew M Wyatt Attorney is a successful attorney and father of three children.


Most beginner guitarists have trouble playing guitar chords properly. For most beginners, holding the chords is difficult because they are trying to hold down different metal strings in a compact space on the fretboard with one hand while strumming with the other. It does take practice to be able to play the chords properly. Here are a couple of tips to help you get started.

Finger Position

To play chords on the guitar, you will need to place your fingers in a squared manner on the fretboard. Placing your fingers squarely on the strings will enable you to have clear sounds from each string. To ensure that your fingers are placed in a squared manner on the fretboard, take a long pencil and insert it between the fretboard and your fingers, the pencil should pass through freely. This will allow your fingers to move into the right position to play the chords.

Distance from the Fret

The area where you place your fingers between the frets should be correct if you want to get the right sound from your strings. Place your finger close to the fret that is directly in front of your fingers. Placing your fingers on the fret or far from the fret will make playing the chords difficult. Of course when you play the “D” chord, you will have to adjust your finger placement in such a way that you have space to place three fingers on the same fret.

Using the Right Amount of Pressure

When playing guitar chords, you will need to use the right amount of pressure. In fact, you do not need to press down hard on the strings to get a clear sound. If you do, you will exert pressure on your fingers and forearm which will result in pain. Make sure you have placed your fingers correctly on the strings, and that they are not touching the other strings. With proper placement of your fingers on the fretboard, you will not need to use pressure on the strings.

Andrew M Wyatt is an experienced attorney and musician – a unique combination.

Winnetka, California is located in the west-central San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles and has is populated with a substantial rate of Asian and Hispanic residents. Winnetka was established as a farming community back in 1922, and today has four private schools and six public schools.

History of Winnetka

Winnetka has a history that goes back to 1920 when the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce asked Charles Weeks to establish a network of one-acre egg farms in the San Fernando Valley. The egg farms were based on the formula developed by Weeks and implemented in East Palo Alto, California. After the success of the egg farms in East Palo Alto, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce decided to have Weeks implement the farms in Winnetka. This gave way to a small farming community to develop in the area, which was initially called Weeks Poultry Colony. However, as the farms developed, Weeks renamed the colony Winnetka, representing the name of his farm in Winnetka, Illinois.

Winnetka is home to a couple of parks and recreation centers namely; Winnetka Recreation Center, Quimby Park, Winnetka Child Care Center, and Runnymede Park. Winnetka Recreation Center is an ideal place for community events and election polls. The center has an indoor gym without any gym equipment, a lighted baseball diamond, children’s play area and a room that is used for election polls and other events.

Quimby Park has a children’s play area, unlighted tennis courts and basketball courts, but no toilet facilities.

Andrew M Wyatt Attorney in Winnetka and a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

The Certified Financial Planner exam has become one of the most definitive marks of proficiency by financial professionals. The Certified Financial Planner course will increase the financial professional’s competence in the field, but is also the key to seeing their business grow. One of the advantages of studying for the Certified Financial Planner certificate is that it provides a comprehensive understanding of how things fit into the client’s financial situation. Those wanting to become a stockbroker, tax professional, insurance agent, trust officer, banker, or mortgage loan officer, must complete the course and receive their CFP certification.

What You Should Expect

If you are planning to enroll in one of the Certified Financial Planner courses, you should have an idea about the program. It will take at least 1,000 hours of study time to complete the course, including the exams. That is assuming you pass the exam the first time.

The CFP exam has five parts to it:

1. Insurance (modules on ethics, education planning, and the financial planning process)
2. Investment
3. Tax
4. Retirement
5. Estate Planning

The Exam

The CFP exam is 10-hours long and is in three parts. One four-hour exam session on Friday, and two three-hour exam sessions on Saturday. The exam has 285 multiple-choice questions that need to be answered, which includes two complete case studies. The case studies are specifically designed to enable the student to proactively apply the study material to a client or family member in real life.

The CFP exams are conducted thrice every year, in March, July, and November. The passing rate for the exam is 50 to 60%. The odds of a student passing the exams are the highest during the first exam, and then slowly diminish with subsequent exams. So students who are not successful in the first attempt should not get discouraged, but keep working hard to pass the exams. Andrew M Wyatt is an attorney, a CRPC and was recently awarded his AAMS certification. He is also working towards his Master of Business Administration in Financial Planning degree at California Lutheran University.