Parenting News You Can Use! January 19, 2016

Parenting News You Can Use!
January 19, 2016
Volume 10, Issue 3
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www.deborah-fry.com

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IN THIS ISSUE:
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Welcome!
1. The Art of Loving Yourself
2. Teaching Children the Art of Happiness
3. Maintaining Your New Year’s Resolutions
4. The Five Parenting Books that Help Raise Grateful, Healthy, and Happy Children
5. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Course Schedule Winter/Spring 2016

Welcome!

You are mirrors for your children, and they are mirrors for you. The most powerful teaching tool you have is not what you say, but what you model for your children. This issue of Parenting News is about discovering and modeling happiness. The happier you are, the happier your children will be. The practices in these four articles – simple yet powerful – are worth embracing then sharing with your entire family.

Enjoy and read on!

1. The Art of Loving Yourself

One key to happiness is self-love. Dr. Robert Holden, author of Happiness NOW, thoroughly demonstrates how a simple mirror work exercise can open the world of self-acceptance and self-love in this Hay House video. It is a simple daily practice that can make a big difference.

2. Teaching Children the Art of Happiness

Dr. Laura Markham of AHA Parenting writes, “For many parents, raising happy children is the holy grail of parenting success. But too often, we think happiness is about those fleeting moments of getting what you want. Lasting happiness is actually much more complicated, but much more rewarding. And yes, you can dramatically increase your child’s chances of being happy, just by the way you raise him or her.” Please read Dr. Markham’s twelve ways to teach your child the habits that lead to happiness here.

3. Maintaining Your New Year’s Resolutions

Right about now is when most people begin to see a slump in their resolve around their New Year’s Resolutions, and with that slump comes a decline in happiness. Pamela Dunn, president of Your Infinite Life Training Company, has a concise yet powerful way for you to maintain those resolutions as well as any goal that you set. Her idea is a terrific one to teach your children and can be done as part of a family meeting. Watch her video here.

4. The Five Parenting Books that Help Raise Grateful, Healthy, and Happy Children

Author Rebecca Plantier recently wrote in MindBodyGreen, “Although like any new parent I had no clue what I was doing when child number one came along, I did know what values I wanted to instill in my children. But parenting is also more than instilling values — sometimes it comes down to getting through the next 24 hours without losing your mind! Work, school, activities, duties, cooking, chores, and so much more need to be managed. That’s why I’m sharing five of my favorite parenting books that have helped me through 12 years of all aspects of motherhood — from instilling important values in kids to simply getting through the day in one piece.” Check out Rebecca’s book recommendations here.