Parenting News You Can Use! January 18, 2011

Parenting News You Can Use!
January 18, 2011
Volume 5, Issue 3
Publisher: INCAF
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Focus for January: Life in Balance Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Course Schedule for Winter/Spring 2011 (see home page)
2. Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child
3. All You Have to Do is Look Inside
4. Ten Things Learned about Babies and Parenting in 2010
5. Green Resolutions for 2011
6. Baby Talk
7. Five Ways to Connect Your Children to the Oceans
8. Blubber: Don’t Read it Alone!
9. Sleep: Transitioning a Toddler to a BIG Bed
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child
The Tune In for Your Parenting Tune Up series continues on February 10 with Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child with psychologist Dr. Jim Taylor, based on his book of the same title. Dr. Taylor says that the prevailing ways of handling children and their failure/success have backfired, and he encourages “the positive pushing of parents who invite children to gain joy from and mastery in their accomplishments.” Dr. Taylor says, “Success without happiness is not success at all.” Join in for an hour with Dr. Taylor.
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3. All You Have to Do is Look Inside
Author Pamela Dunn of Your Infinite Life Training and Coaching Company has a new concept in shifting the bully-victim paradigm: Bullies and victims are attracting each other because they are both making the same mistake. On February 15, join Pam as part of Tune In for Your Parenting Tune Up, to learn to recognize this mistake and take the steps to handle it so that your child identifies his true value and his own inner power in her teleseminar. Pam’s workshop is All You Have to Do is Look Inside: An End to the Bully AND the Victim.
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4. Ten Things Learned about Babies and Parenting in 2010
Janet Landsbury, advocate for Magda Gerber’s Resources for Infant Educators (RIE), lists the ten things she took away from 2010 about parenting and infant care. Her list is interesting and informative, with her first item being “Babies are not only as present and aware as adults, they are more so.” Read Janet’s list and then discover more about her interesting life that has included acting (Nancy Drew Mysteries and King of New York) as well as modeling and her most rewarding career, motherhood.
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5. Green Resolutions for 2011
Maddy is greening her sister’s wedding, with the local gardener actually planting bulbs for the bouquets right now. John has vowed to never take a plastic bag from a grocery store. Dave has committed to getting his children outside. What are your family’s green resolutions for 2011? Read on for more ideas and to vote on your favorite one.
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6. Baby Talk
By Wes Hopper

Eldon Taylor said, “Beliefs can be like possessions and woe be it to someone that threatens them.” When we’re born we start on a process of trying to understand the world. This is a serious process, because evolution has programmed us to learn quickly to ensure our survival. So from an early age we’re taking our experiences and building a picture of how the world works. The important stuff we learn is to tell what is safe and what is dangerous. What we should do and what we shouldn’t do to stay alive. So we build for ourselves a cocoon of safety. It becomes the basis of our life, and we forget that we learned it. But it runs our life.

Do you think it’s accurate? Some parts are, but a lot of parts aren’t. After all, a baby doesn’t have a lot of discrimination. And, like Eldon Taylor says, we are not happy if anyone questions these beliefs of ours. We’ve built our life on them! So you have to do your own questioning. If someone else does something that you want to do, but you feel that you can’t, question that belief. Usually it’s something that a baby decided for you.

And you’re not a baby anymore.
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7. Five Ways to Connect Your Children to the Oceans
With the mission of having her children become caretakers for our oceans, Stephanie Wear, a marine scientist with The Nature Conservancy’s Global Marine Team, has shared her passion of the oceans with her children. Here are five ways that Stephanie suggests for connecting your child to the ocean.
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8. Blubber: Don’t Read it Alone!
Mother, author and New York literary agent Laura Dail says, “Blubber is a stunning book about bullying that is not for the faint-hearted. You may have fond memories of Forever. Or maybe you enjoyed the author’s almost timeless Fudge books, but Blubber is no Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I picked it up this summer to read along with my ten year old and was reduced to tears and outrage within pages.” Read more of her review of Judy Blume’s book in this post from Tween Parent.
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9. Sleep: Transitioning a Toddler to a BIG Bed
Christie Burnett is an early childhood educator in Australia who writes from the heart in her award-winning blog Childhood 101. Here she talks about transitioning her toddler daughter to the “big” bed. Her suggestions on making this a smooth transition for the entire family are terrific and she has links to articles about related sleep issues as well.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” … John Dewey

Where is Deborah Speaking in January?
Jan 26, 2011- Teaching Children Self Control
Bethany Christian Day School
3223 Westheimer, 77098
Vivian Holtz, Director