Parenting News You Can Use! February 16, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
February 16, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 6
Publisher: INCAF
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Focus for February: Boost Self-Esteem Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. RCB Course Schedule Winter/ Spring 2010 (see home page)
2. Building Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance
3. Making Social Studies Fun
4. Explore the Mississippi
5. Endless Snack Time
6. For Emergency Use Only
7. 50 New Uses for Everyday Things
8. Sing Along
9. The Many Meanings of “Good”
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. Building Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance

February is National Boost Self-Esteem Month, and Tina Nocera of Parental Wisdom© has suggestions for assisting your child in becoming more self-reliant.
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3. Making Social Studies Fun
The free interactive online games at this site make learning the states, capitals and geography of the regions fun.
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4. Explore the Mississippi

The Nature Conservancy takes you on a thirteen-day exploration of the Mississippi River, from its headwaters in Minnesota to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. Following this journey is a fun and educational experience for your family.
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5. Endless Snack Time

Snacks seem to be served at almost every function, particularly those involving children. This author writes that with American children, snacks seem both mandatory and constant. There is fallout from endless snacking, however, and this article will provide food for thought!
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6. For Emergency Use Only
By Wes Hopper

How would your life change if your phone could only be used in an emergency? You had to try everything else first, and only if that failed could you use it? How about your car or your kitchen stove? Would you like to cook over a campfire while your beautiful stove sat there idle? Sounds pretty dumb, right? But that’s what Willis Harman says that a lot of us do. We have a powerful, creative, intuitive mind that can solve difficult problems in one jump, and we only use it when everything else fails.

Why do we do that? The more we use it, the better it gets. It’s not going to wear out, it’s gonna improve! The only limits on it are the ones you put there. I’ve written before about all the research that shows that you can’t see what you don’t believe. So if you don’t believe your creative mind is very smart, you’ll be right. But if you learn to trust it and expect the best, you’ll likely be right about that instead.

So take your questions, big and small, roll them around in your mind and turn them over to the creative center. Then let go and expect an answer. It’ll speak to you in two languages. In your conscious mind, which is verbal, it speaks to you with ideas. In your subconscious mind it speaks to you in feelings.

Ever had a “gut feeling” about something? We all have. We’ve had sudden bright ideas, too. That was our intuitive mind kicking in. It’s always been working for us. But we need to consciously use it to get the most value.

This is not just for spiritual gurus. Harman worked with business executives, science, technology and university people, and he found that most of the successful ones depended on their creative/intuitive mind for their decisions.

Repeat after me: “There is a part of me that always knows the answer.” Keep saying it until you believe it. Expect a solution. Think it, feel it. You’ll be grateful you did!
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7. 50 New Uses for Everyday Things
Real Simple has creative suggestions for alternative uses for everyday items. For example, most digital cameras don’t come with a case. To take it somewhere and protect it, simply use a soap dish as a case. Many tips are terrific for keeping kids organized.
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8. Sing Along

Here is a site that not only gives you the words to favorite children’s songs and nursery rhymes but also provides the music.
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9. The Many Meanings of “Good”

This blogger, who is also an early childhood educator, talks about the many meanings behind “good.” She advises being explicit about behavior with children – right in line with RCB – and finds that it is much more helpful than saying, “Be good.”
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10. Inspirational Quote

“Successful executives and other creative people often say that the more one uses the creative/intuitive mind, the more faith one displays in it, the better it seems to perform. And yet most people, dimly aware of its potentialities, treat it as though it were marked ‘For Emergency Use Only’.” … Willis Harman

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Where is Deborah Speaking in February?

Feb 23 – “Sibling Rivalry”, 8:10 -9:30
Annunciation Orthodox School
Sarah Niermeyer, niermeyer@earthlink.net

***Check out the PBS interview with Deborah on her website www.deborah-fry.com ; great review of RCB principles
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