Parenting News You Can Use! December 14, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
December 14, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 50
Publisher: INCAF
E-Mail: docdebfry@earthlink.net
www.deborah-fry.com or www.incaf.com
A Certified Redirecting Children’s Behavior ™ Company

*******************************************************************
Thank you for being a member of the Kids “R” the Future Community.
Please forward this newsletter to parents, teachers, family and friends who might
find the tips, links, and information valuable. Consider it community service!
If you wish to unsubscribe, please reply and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line.

********************************************************************

==========
Focus for December: Stress Free Family Holidays Month
==========
IN THIS ISSUE:
==========

1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior winter/ Spring Course Schedule 2011 (see home page)
2. Holiday Toys that Celebrate Your Child’s Individuality
3. Ten Tips to Help Your Child Cope with Holiday Stress
4. All about Veggies
5. Learning Letters Playfully
6. Claim Your Power
7. Top Ten Teen Books for 2010
8. At-Risk Kids Soar with Success
9. How to Have a Great Marriage
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. Holiday Toys that Celebrate Your Child’s Individuality
Karen Deerwester of Family Time Inc says, “Toys harness the essence of every age and stage of childhood. Toddlers need to move. Preschoolers discover limitless imagination. School-age children understand the nuances of playing-by-the-rules and the intricacies of design.” See Karen’s holiday toy gift guide based on your child’s preferred interests.
CLICK HERE for More
3. Ten Tips to Help Your Child Cope with Holiday Stress
Along with the break from school, great food, fun family traditions and the opportunity to see friends and relatives, the holidays may be stressful for children. Family plans may be different because of divorce, separation or remarriage. It may be challenging if a child has lost a love one. Here are ten tips to reduce the stress and increase your family’s enjoyment of this special time of year.
CLICK HERE for More

4. All about Veggies
In this highly comprehensive article, you will find information on the pesticide load of specific vegetables and fruits, the best vegetables for good health as well as the vegetables to avoid. There are also tips on the advantages of juicing and how to improve the taste of your fresh juices.
CLICK HERE for More

5. Learning Letters Playfully
In one of our previous issues, we talked about inspiring young children to love reading. There was not a mention in that article about children learning letters. The process of learning of letters will flow naturally out of the love of the written word. Here are five ways to playfully introduce your young child to letters.
CLICK HERE for More

6. Claim Your Power
By Wes Hopper

Elie Wiesel said, “Ultimately, the only power to which a person should aspire is that which they exercise over themselves.” Here’s the most important way that you can exercise power over yourself. Always tell the truth. The most important truth is that when you say, “I can’t” the real truth is that you’re saying, “I won’t.”

That’s the important thing to remember about your power – you have the power to do anything that you choose. Some things might take a lot of learning and work, but you CAN do them – if you choose. But we don’t like to take responsibility for our choices if they might make us look bad, so we say, “I can’t.”

You have responsibilities – family, job, and friends. You can’t just go off on some wild fling that’s so irresponsible! What you’re saying is that you’re not willing to do the work, take the risk, put in the effort. And you shouldn’t if it’s not something that means a lot to you. So you can tell the truth, that you could do that, but you choose not to because it’s not that important to you. That’s a valid choice. Not every wild dream is for everyone. Pick your dream and leave the others.

But when you catch yourself saying that you’d really like to do something but “you can’t,” just see that for the lie that it is. You can say “Woops, what I mean is that I could do that but I choose not to.” And when the opportunity comes to do something that you know is for your dream, drop everything and go!

Know that you absolutely have the power to achieve it. Be willing to work and never give up. You’ll be really glad you did.
CLICK HERE for More

7. Top Ten Teen Books for 2010
Fantasy, faeries and vampires are part of Amazon’s top ten teen books for the year.
CLICK HERE for More

8. At-Risk Kids Soar with Success
Read about the astonishing success story of Self Enhancement Inc, a non-profit in North Portland, that has been raising at-risk kids for decades. The children experience success that has kept them on track in high school, college and beyond.
CLICK HERE for More

9. How to Have a Great Marriage
Here are tips for minimizing withdrawals from your marriage “relationship bank account” with your spouse and for increasing your “goodwill deposits”.
CLICK HERE for More

10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.” … Kahlil Gibran