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Top Tips for Fathers Day Gifts

Fathers Day is a significant day for both Dads and children alike. Year after year however, it can get a bit tedious to figure out what exactly to do to make this Fathers Day an extra special day.

Here are some top tips to make your Dad’s day an extra memorable and unique day:

1. Do it Homemade

What Dad doesn’t like sweet things? Make him his favourite dessert or snack. If he loves to barbeque, why not buy a blank apron, dig out the fabric paints, and design a bbq apron your Dad will be proud of? Rather than buying a card to go with your present, why not make your own? Make it unique with pop-ups, fancy designs, and maybe even a pocket of vouchers of things you will do for Dad this Fathers Day!

2. Take it out of the Gift Wrapped Box

Who says that gifts for Dad have to be wrapped up neatly in a box with a bow on top? Sometimes the best gifts are those ones that are out of the ordinary. Give an adventure gift, whether it be sky diving, hot air ballooning, whale watching, scuba diving, or mountain hiking. Or go to a winery together or a fancy dinner in the city. Whatever you choose to do, make it something that you would not normally do, whether it be because of time or cost, or simply because it’s just not a part of your regular routine.

3. Make it Interesting!

There’s nothing worse than getting a present that you have absolutely no interest in. To avoid this, make a list of your Dad’s top interests, hobbies, sports, and common conversation topics. Find out what he’s interested in, and tailor your Fathers Day gifts to match those interests. Also consider his occupation my Dad is an engineer, so he loves figuring things out, number puzzles, and anything that requires problem solving. What car does he drive? Does he have a desk job or does he love the outdoors? What does he tend to do in his free time? If he has a Harley motorbike, you don’t have to get him all the expensive gear to go with it (though he’d undoubtedly love it if you did!) – there are plenty of other Harley memorabilia that would feed his passions, such as mugs, keyrings, beer steins with the Harley logo, etc. Don’t break your budget with these Fathers Day gifts, just consider a few of his unique interests and you’ll be able to come up with a perfect idea for him.

4. Give Memories

Make special memories with Dad and the rest of the family. Go for a family game of mini golf, take a trip to the beach, take a picnic to the park, or go for an ice cream or coffee just the two of you. Taking a walk together may be simple, but it shows your Dad that you value time with him and are making it a priority. Take the opportunity to ask your Dad questions about what it was like for him growing up, what major changes he’s seen in his lifetime, and what advice he can give you.

5. Gift Vouchers

Everybody says that vouchers and gift cards are boring and it feels like the giver hasn’t given time or thought into the gift. Change the common perception! Give tickets to his favourite sporting event, but give a small piece of his team’s merchandise with it so he has something to unwrap on the day. Make him go on a treasure hunt for his gift card. Or give him a gift card and say that you want to come with him when he spends it and just hang out with him and have a coffee together when you’re both done.

The top keys to giving great Fathers Day gifts is really in creating something unique and tailored specifically for your Dad’s interests. Think outside the box, and have fun creating memories this Fathers Day!

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Is Passive Aggressive Behavior Good?

My boss used to tell me that passive aggressive behavior will enable me to get the top management position. Somehow I agreed with her and somehow I disagreed with her.

This is my two verdicts: The first one is that I will get recognized by the management and administration. The second verdict is that I may end up being hated by my fellow workmates thus lacking team work.

Individuals with the passive aggressive behavior exhibit aggression and hostility using passive means. Their goal is to rebel against social and job demands, usually using the popular excuse of “they forgot” while all along having a negative attitude about the reason they happened to be late.

Being critical of anyone in authority and refusing to do their work duties to the best of their abilities or just not doing the work in the first place are all usual behaviors for people with passive aggressive behavior.

The individual in this scenario is not aware that his personality is self defeating because he has always had this personality. He normally thinks other people’s demands on him are unreasonable, however, he also thinks that he does his job better than the credit he gets for it.

Passive aggressive behavior can be exhibited in different degrees and some common signs exist for this personality disorder. The most notable symptoms happen repetitiously and are such things as: blaming others, ambiguity, forgetfulness, chronic dilatory nature, making excuses, complaining, procrastination, lying, sarcasm, resentment, being incapable of expressing hostility or anger openly, and stubbornness.

These symptoms are the most common behaviors, and not all of these have to be exhibited, other traits could also be present, like have a fear of being intimate or trying to avoid responsibilities. These passive aggressive behavior morph over a period of time and depend on how stable home life is or how strong the family relationships are.

According to a certain child psychologist doctor, babies are born having self preservation instincts which may appear as aggressive behaviors. They may angrily cry when they get uncomfortable or hungry. There is hope that they know how to handle these feelings as they get older and more mature. If they don?t learn how to handle these feelings constructively, then passive aggressive behaviors will be experienced in their lives.

Treatment for this type of disorder will be tricky due to the patient being apprehensive about following the recommendations; they could also be passive resistant too. People suffering from passive-aggressive disorder do not always understand how their behavior affects other people. When someone mentions it to them, they get bewildered and can’t understand why such a negative responses are happening.

The purpose of personal therapy is to make the patient comprehend that these unconscious negative feelings are being projected passively on the people around them. The amount of success derived from these therapies varies from person to person due to the particular treatment’s effectiveness.