Friday, August 31, 2012
Here at TheaterSeatStore.com, we are offering our own Labor Day sale (we are a furniture merchant after all), but with a twist. How would you like to shop for furniture and save money from the comfort of your couch, hammock, or wherever you choose to relax during this three day weekend?
In the spirit of the Labor Day season, Theater Seat Store is offering exclusive deals on all inventory furniture. From August 24, 2012 through Labor Day, shoppers will receive an additional 6% off on all inventory items, including items that are currently on sale like the Home Meridian Marquee home theater seat. The Marquee is originally priced at $599, but is currently on sale for $399 and customers will be able to take an additional 6% off the sale price. New and returning customers alike are urged to take advantage of the incredible savings in the Labor Day Sales Event.
Another great offer this Labor Day weekend is 50% off all power recline upgrades on Lane home theater seats. Now you can add push-button recline for half the cost. This is a huge money saver on a feature that everyone loves.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The start of a new school year can be a difficult time for some children and young teens. The Summer Learn Loss theory suggests that most kids loose and average of 1-3 months of learning when on summer vacation, depending on household income and environment. Teachers for a while have noticed that summer vacation is a period of academic decline. It is no wonder why some children have a difficult time getting back into an academic routine. It is important for parents for help their child get ready for a new school year by establishing a healthy schedule.
Before returning to school, doctors strongly recommend a well-balanced breakfast and a full night’s rest that way your developing child has enough energy to pay attention in class. Proper nutrition is essential for developing children and young adults and can help them stay focused when they are sitting in on an hour long math lecture.
Cutting down on TV and Technology
Cutting down on technology may not be your child’s favorite idea but it is necessary for academic success. In the age of technology, it is easy for kids to become distracted from school work through the internet, TV and cell phones.
One research study found that TV’s effects on education were long term. The study found that watching TV as a child affected educational achievements at age 26. Watching more TV in childhood increased chances of dropping out of school and decreased chances of getting a college degree, even after controlling for confounding factors. 
According to a study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, children from the ages of 8 to 18 spend an average of 7.5 hours a day on devices. This includes using a smart phone, computer, and watching television. The shocking reality is that the over usage of media devices can be very detrimental to your child’s academic development.
“The study showed that 47 percent of the heaviest media users-those who consumed at least 16 hours a day- had a grade point average of C’s or lower. They were also the ones to most likely report that they were bored or sad, or that they got into trouble, did not get along well with their parents and were not happy at school,” NY Times reported in a 2010 publication article titled IfYour Kids Are Awake, They’re Probably Online.
Although the study did not determine if over usage of media devices directly contributed to the mental detriment of kids between the ages of 8 and 18, the study did; however, draw a strong correlation between academic success and technology use. Transitioning your kids out of this 8 hour habit may be very difficult but also may be necessary for your child’s academic success. It is unrealistic for parents to try and eliminate all outlets of media but it is suggested that parents limit their child’s use of media devices.
Finding the Balance
Every parent wants what’s best for their son or daughter and would do just about anything to make them happy. It is important for parents to realize that cutting back on your child’s media use could result in initial defiant behavior and rebellion but it won’t be like that forever. Parents should first communicate with their child about the importance of academic success and help them understand why you are limiting their media use. Next, parents should seek input from their child. Ask them what they think they need to do in order to succeed this school year and what you can do to help them achieve their goals. Like with anything, the best way to start a new routine first starts with open communication then establishing goals, setting a plan, recognizing milestones, and most importantly-patience.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
For the football fanatic, football is a lifestyle. There is a reason why football games are on every day of the week. Just like taking daily doses of vitamins, football games are considered by many to be vitamins for the soul. Unlike the fair weather fans, the football enthusiasts know months before hand, exactly when their favorite team is playing, who they are playing and where. The football fanatic is aware of every player on the team, making note of every trade and pick-up and every injury that has taken place. To the football fanatic, the big game is not just a two hour show that just happens to be on, the big game is equivalent to a religious practice and those two hours are two hours of worship.
For the football fanatic, the home entertainment center is the “altar” of worship, a safe haven that is decorated with favorite team memorabilia. Signed footballs, posters of favorite all-star players, and jerseys are just a few reminders to showcase team spirit. Unlike the fair weather fan that places a Raider jersey in the same drawer with a Broncos jersey, the football fanatic would never think of such debauchery. Everything in the football fanatic’s home stays faithful to their team including their furniture. Game day seating is essential for the football fanatic and essential for any football fanatic’s home theater.
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