Parenting News You Can Use!: February 2, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
February 2, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 5
Publisher: INCAF
E-Mail: docdebfry@earthlink.net
www.deborah-fry.com or www.incaf.com
A Certified Redirecting Children’s Behavior ™ Company

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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
2. Keys to Building Self-Esteem
3. Valentine’s Day Crafts
4. Pink Brain, Blue Brain
5. Children’s Book Awards
6. Give Up the Chase
7. Free Lesson Plans
8. Printables from Favorite Children’s Books
9. Children and Diets: Nonna Joann Votes “No”
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior:
The Gentle Art of Parenting

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This six week, fifteen hour course teaches parents how to help children grow in a way that enhances self-esteem,
teaches responsibility and promotes cooperation and self mastery. At the completion, you will be able to:
* Discipline without yelling * Interact to build self-esteem
* Reduce sibling rivalry * Develop a sense of responsibility
* Redirect mistaken goals * Create an encouraging family
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Redirecting Children’s Behavior Course Schedule for Winter/Spring 2010: see home page

www.deborah-fry.com
www.incaf.com

The courses listed will be taught by Deborah Fry Ph.D.; C.P.E. For information and registration please call Deborah at 713-840-8663

2. Keys to Building Self-Esteem

Kathryn Kvols, author of Redirecting Children’s Behavior, provides 10 key ingredients to parent successfully while you build your child’s self-esteem.
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3. Valentine’s Day Crafts
Disney Family Fun offers up some terrific crafts for the entire family for Valentine’s Day. There are recipes, printables, cards, games and more.
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4. Pink Brain, Blue Brain

Neuroscientist Lise Eliot writes about what’s nearest and dearest to her heart: her children and their malleable brains. The result is a compelling perspective on parenting, one that challenges conventional notions of sex differences.
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5. Children’s Books Awards

The results are out for 2010! Visit this site to see the recipients of the John Newbery Medal – to the author of the year’s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children – and the Randolph Caldecott Medal – to the artist of the year’s most distinguished American picture book for children. The winners of the annual Michael L. Printz Award (to the author of a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature), the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award (for excellence in books for beginning readers), the Coretta Scott King award (to an African American author and illustrator for the books that inspire, educate, and promote the appreciation of the culture of all peoples) and more.
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6. Give Up the Chase
By Wes Hopper

Wayne Dyer said, “The more you chase after your own goals and self interests, the more these aims will elude you. But when you turn your thoughts and activities to serving others, the things you used to chase after will follow you wherever you go.” You may think that that quote contradicts what I’ve said over and over about following your dream. Didn’t I tell you to figure out what you want and go for it? Isn’t Dyer saying don’t go for it?

No, he isn’t. What Dyer is talking about is your attitude. Are you a taker, or a giver?

If you come to the Universe saying, “gimme, gimmee, gimmee stuff” and everything you do is based on what you get out of it, the important things you want will run away. It’s the same thing that happens if you do that with people. They run away, too. Dyer is suggesting a better approach. Instead of “gimme, gimme” let’s try “how can I help you?” Do you think that might get a more cooperative response? It sure does with people.

Wallace Wattles says the same thing in a different way in Science of Getting Rich. He says, “When the thing you want comes to you, it will be in the hands of another person who will want an equivalent value for it.” In other words, getting what you want in life is not really about getting, it’s about trading!

You have to give to get, and the best way to give is to ask, “How can I help you?” If that’s the attitude you bring to your work, you’ll find the road to what you want to be much easier.

In his book, Endless Referrals Bob Berg suggests that the best way to get referrals is find out what other people need and give them referrals!

Find some way to ask “How can I help you?” every day. It’ll transform your life, and it feels pretty good, too. You’ll be grateful you did!
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7. Free Lesson Plans
Whether you home school or would simply like to explore specific areas of study with your child, this site has free lesson plans written by teachers. It is organized by grade level then topic.
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8. Printables from Favorite Children’s Books

On the Harper Collins Children’s Books website you will find printables from popular children’s books such as Charlotte’s Web, Amelia Bedelia, Goodnight Moon, Harold & the Purple Crayon and the If You Take a Mouse to School series. Printables include mazes, word scrambles, word searches, paper dolls, and connect the dots.
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9. Children and Diets: Nonna Joann Votes “No”

Joann Bruso, author of two books on inspiring children to become healthy eaters, writes about children and dieting in her latest blog. She has three ideas for shifting to healthier eating habits in your family without dieting as well as suggestions for healthy snacks.
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10. Inspirational Quote

“We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him.” … Michel de Montaigne

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Where is Deborah Speaking in February?

Feb 23, 2010 – “Sibling Rivalry”
Annunciation Orthodox School
3600 Yoakum
Houston, TX 77006
713-470-5600
www.aoshouston.org

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