Parenting News You Can Use! August 24, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
August 24, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 35
Publisher: INCAF
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Focus for August: National Family Meal Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Fall Schedule (see home page)
2. Win-Win versus Compromise
3. The Impact of Pre-School
4. The Healing Power of Family Play
5. Organizing for the Disorganized Child
6. Choices
7. Youngest in Class Get ADHD Label
8. Cutting Lunchbox Waste
9. Ice Cream, Growth Hormones and Cancer
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

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2. Win-Win versus Compromise
In this video from the International Network for Children and Families, Kathryn Kvols, author of Redirecting Children’s Behavior, discusses the differences between win-win negotiating and compromising.
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3. The Impact of Pre-School
Studies are finding that the impact of early education on non-cognitive skills makes a huge difference even decades later in high school graduation rates, grades and remaining married.
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4. The Healing Power of Family Play
Charlotte Reznick, Ph. D., author of The Power of Your Child’s Imagination: How to Turn Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success, writes about the power of fun family play and five tips for getting the fun started in your family.
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5. Organizing for the Disorganized Child
Dr. Michele Borba, author and parenting expert, provides five tips for helping disorganized, forgetful kids get organized for a more positive school year. These are also helpful for kids with shorter attention spans who need organizational rituals and routines.
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6. Choices
By Wes Hopper

One of the fastest ways to take back your power over your life is to realize that there is nothing that you have to do. Everything you do is a choice. When we feel like we have to do something, we’ve lost our power. You hear people whine, “I don’t have any choice, I have to do it.” That’s self defeating and wrong. Plus, how much enthusiasm can you bring to a task that you “have to do?”

There’s a better way. When faced with any task, take a conscious look at what would happen if you did it, or if you didn’t do it. Don’t do this sloppily. Really think about it. Be clear about which set of results you’re choosing. Then make a choice. Once you make a choice, then be enthusiastic about it. It’ll help you do your best and it’ll help you enjoy it.

Remember that you are in control of your life and you don’t have to do anything.
When you operate from conscious choice, you know you’re in charge. You’ll be grateful you did.
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7. Youngest in Class Get ADHD Label
Nearly 1 million children may have been misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, not because they have real behavior problems, but because they’re the youngest kids in their kindergarten class, researchers say. Kids who are the youngest in their grades are 60% more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than the oldest children.
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8. Cutting Lunchbox Waste
If you empty your child’s lunchbox at day’s end and see dollar bills falling into the garbage, perhaps it’s not an illusion. Face it, there’s a lot of money – your money – tied up in individual packages of chips, cookies, string cheese and other kid lunchtime favorites. Julie Landry Laviolette fills us in on how to pack healthy lunches while saving money and preventing waste in her Moms Miami blog.
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9. Ice Cream, Growth Hormones and Cancer
In this powerful post that is a must-read for parents, John Robbins discusses Monsanto, the ice cream industry, and the connection of bovine growth hormone – used in milk production for the major three ice cream companies – to breast, colon and prostrate cancer.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.” … Denis Waitley

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