Parenting News You Can Use! February 1, 2011

Parenting News You Can Use!
February 1, 2011
Volume 5, Issue 5
Publisher: INCAF
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Focus for February: Parent Leadership 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. Adoption Revolution: The Factors of Inclusion and the Reality of Adoption Today
3. Tune In for Your Parenting Tune Up Begins Next Week
4. Sleep Tween, Sleep!
5. Water: Bottled or Tap for Your Family?
6. Three Little Words
7. Five Ways to Find Five Minutes of Mom Time
8. Is It Food?
9. Twelve Steps to Living a Compassionate Life
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. Adoption Revolution: The Factors of Inclusion and the Reality of Adoption Today
Not only has adoption changed dramatically over the last decade but adoption has transformed America and the American family. In this Tune In for Your Parenting Tune Up teleseminar on Tuesday, March 1, Adam Pertman – Executive Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, a national nonprofit that is the pre-eminent research, policy and education organization in its field – will address the realities of adoption today and what those influenced by adoption need to know. Author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families – and America, Adam is also a former Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist with The Boston Globe. Register now to participate.
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3. Tune In for Your Parenting Tune Up Begins Next Week
Tune In for Your Parenting Tune Up, the six-part teleseminar series collaboratively created by the International Network for Children and Families and Whole Hearted Parenting, begins one week from today with John Robbins discussing Raising Strong, Happy and Creative Children in the Midst of a Consumer Culture. If you would like to know how to protect your child from mindless consumerism, how to engage your child in the values you hold dear, how to work together and get things done as a family, please tune in on February 8. The series continues on February 10 with Dr. Jim Taylor talking about Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child. Jim will let you know how positive pushing is different from the old style of pushing. Learn about instilling ownership and the ways to encourage successful achievement.
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4. Sleep Tween, Sleep!
Studies have show that pre-teens get less sleep than they need. This post from Tween Parent examines how much sleep tweens need, why they aren’t sleeping enough, the impact of lack of sleep and what you can do to help you tween get more sleep.
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5. Water: Bottled or Tap for Your Family?
Savvy Science Moms tackles the ongoing debate over drinking water and which is safer for your family, bottled water or tap water.
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6. Three Little Words
By Wes Hopper
Swami Beyondananda said, “Finally, if you’re looking to find the key to the universe, I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is – there is no key to the Universe. The good news is – it was never locked.” I think our friend the Swami is on to something here.

We have a tendency to think that there is some mystery secret that we have to unravel before we can live our dreams. But there is no mystery secret. Too many people from too many backgrounds have been able to live their dreams, thanks to just one technique. Persistence! Never quitting. How did a very ordinary wife and mother go from baking cookies for her kids to being the CEO of a multimillion dollar cookie company? Sheer determination (and a great cookie recipe.) Debbie Fields never quit.

There are many little tips and tricks that I talk about in these messages, but none of them will work without persistence. If the Universe had a key, that would be it. But as the Swami says, it’s not locked.

I read of Winston Churchill giving a speech one time to tell how he successfully led England through the dark days of WW II. His whole speech was only 3 words: “NEVER GIVE UP!” You might want to post that speech somewhere that you can see it every day.

You’ll be glad you did.
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7. Five Ways to Find Five Minutes of Mom Time
One of the tenants of Redirecting Children’s Behavior™ is the importance of taking care of you. Christie Burnett has five easy ways to set up some very creative activities for your toddler to create some mom time for you.
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8. Is It Food?
Darya Pino, Ph D, is a trained scientist and an advocate for local, seasonal foods. She has created a clever and humorous flow chart to help you find real food at the grocery store. This is a terrific educational activity for your children.
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9. Twelve Steps to Living a Compassionate Life
Parents often are challenged by the very things they wish to teach their children. We want our children to be compassionate and we struggle daily with being compassionate with people who cut us off on the highway, blame us, or do things we disagree with. In her book Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Karen Armstrong provides twelve concrete practices to lead you and your children to greater compassion, a lovely journey to take as a family.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“Embrace fully your capacity to create, to think in unlimited ways, and to pursue everything that you have been wanting. Be flexible, open and willing to let the new come to you. This can be the most joyous, prosperous, and creative time of your life.” … Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer