Parenting News You Can Use! February 22, 2011

Parenting News You Can Use!
February 22, 2011
Volume 5, Issue 8
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 winter/spring 2011
2. Hovering Parents Come in for a Landing
3. Transforming a Picky Eater
4. Brain Morph
5. When Someone is Grieving
6. Dealer’s Choice
7. Family Volunteering
8. One Sentence Journal
9. Reinventing Adoption
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. Hovering Parents Come in for a Landing
The term “helicopter parents” has joined the lexicon and lately, hovering parents have taken a beating in the media. Janet Lansbury of Elevating Child Care shares the key for hovering parents to come in for a landing.
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3. Transforming a Picky Eater
Tune In for Your Parenting Tune Up continues today at noon with Transforming a Picky Eater with Joann Bruso. Joann, author of Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Health Eater, will share the expertise gained from a thirty-five year passion about healthy eating combined with the experience of influencing her grandson who was an extremely picky eater to eat healthy foods.
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4. Brain Morph
As if body changes aren’t enough, the tween years also bring major changes in thinking, behaviors, interests, and moods. In this post by Dr. Melisa Holmes, you will get a clear picture of the internal changes that transform your child’s brain.
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5. When Someone is Grieving
The chapter titles in Sorry For Your Loss: What People Who Are Grieving Wish You Knew reveal the broad helpfulness of this book. From “Listen, then Listen Some More” to “Complicated Losses: Circumstances like Suicide, War, Murder and Estrangement”, this book is gives you what you need to know when reaching out to someone after a death.
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6. Dealer’s Choice
By Wes Hopper
Ellen Debenport said, “We are told regularly that, “You’ve got to play the hand that life deals you.” We are only beginning to realize that we are, each of us, the dealer.” I get a lot of questions and coaching issues with folks who don’t like the way their life is going. They tell me the problem is their family, the economy, their boss, or the fact that “there’s no good men (or women) left out there.” Of course, the real problem is much closer to home. Our lives are, to a great extent, completely scripted by the beliefs and thoughts that we repeat every day. The beliefs we have about money, about work, about family, about relationships and especially about ourselves are the script that our life follows. We don’t see these things as our beliefs, we see them as just the way life is. But then why are there people with such different lives, people who seem to be just like us?

Look at your life. Say, “This is my creation, all of it. What I created, I can change.” Which you can. And the first step to freedom is to believe that you can change it.

The second step is to ask yourself, “What must I believe about this area of my life to make it this way?” Then work at changing that belief.

You’ll be glad you did.
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7. Family Volunteering
If you wish to volunteer as a family so that you and your children experience the richness of making a contribution, here is everything to get you started. There is information on how to begin, how to choose what to do, how to decide what is appropriate for your child’s age and temperament, and how much time, energy and money you wish to contribute.
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8. One Sentence Journal
The Happiness Project suggests keeping a one sentence journal. A one sentence journal is definitely a manageable task no matter how busy you might be and the benefits include providing an atmosphere of growth, keeping happy memories alive, and giving you time to think lovingly of your family.
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9. Reinventing Adoption
Adam Pertman, Executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families – and America, examines the direction we need to go to reinvent adoption with the goal of success for everyone involved.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“The only question in life is whether or not you are going to answer a hearty ‘Yes!’ to your adventure.” … Joseph Campbell