Parenting News You Can Use! January 26, 2012

Parenting News You Can Use!
January 26, 2012
Volume 6, Issue 4
Publisher: INCAF
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Course Schedule for Winter/Spring 2012 (see home page)
2. The Most Important Thing You are Teaching Your Child
3. Miss Representation
4. School ADD is not Homeschool ADD
5. Growing Veggie Lovers
6. Getting in the Mood
7. Painting with Light
8. Nine Essential Tips to Face Fear and Live a Bold Life
9. Seven Key Ingredients for Fool-Proof Parenting
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. The Most Important Thing You are Teaching Your Child
Dr. Laura Markham of Aha! Parenting says, “Most parents take their job as teachers very seriously. We teach our kids colors. ABCs. Sharing. Right from wrong. But sometimes we don’t even notice a much more important lesson we’re imparting to our children: how to manage themselves and their feelings. This is the basis of emotional intelligence (EQ), which will determine their quality of life much more fundamentally than their IQ.”
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3. Miss Representation
The documentary Miss Representation, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and aired on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in October.
The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. View the trailer by clicking below then visit the website here.
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4. School ADD is not Homeschool ADD
Laura Grace Weldon, author of Free Range Learning, has a beautiful post detailing her experience with how her young son learns. This is a must read for parents and teachers.
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5. Growing Veggie Lovers
Zina from Let’s Lasso the Moon gives five tips for not only getting your kids to eat veggies but to actually like them.
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6. Getting in the Mood
By Wes Hopper
Pearl Buck said, “I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know that it has got to get down to work.” We have an infinite supply of excuses for not doing what we know we should do, don’t we? Not the routine work that we can do with our eyes closed, but the important work, the creative work. The work where we have to think! There’s always something to do first. Check the email, balance the checkbook, get more coffee.

I read the blogs of a number of successful writers, and they all say essentially the same thing: if you wait for the right mood to strike you, you’ll never write anything. The way to get in a writing mood is to start writing, and keep at it for as long as you need to in order to get it done. In other words, you challenge the mood – “I’m going to write for an hour and I’m going to do it with or without you!”

It’s the same for any kind of creative work. You cannot afford to wait for the right mood! The best gift you can give yourself is the commitment to do your work whether you feel like it or not. You’ll be surprised at how good you feel, and how good your work is, even though you “weren’t in the mood.”

You’ll probably also be surprised at how much you get done.
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7. Painting with Light
Houston photographer Angie Dornier shares the details on how to paint with light, just like Pablo Picasso. This is a fun indoor creative project that needs only a flashlight, camera and participants!
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8. Nine Essential Tips to Face Fear and Live a Bold Life
On the Tiny Buddha blog, Tess Marshall writes of the experience of her daughter lives a bold life even having been born without a right hand. Tess says, “Are you willing to begin now, to dig for the courage to do all the things you were meant to do, but haven’t yet begun? If the answer is yes, read on!”
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9. Seven Key Ingredients for Fool-Proof Parenting
In response to a parent who says there is no single way to effectively raise all children because they are unique, Janet Lansbury of Elevating Child Care says, “Although I couldn’t agree more about each child being unique, I disagree about there not being a universal, one-size-fits-all child care approach — because I know one. It’s summed up perfectly by RIE Associate Elizabeth Memel when she welcomes new parents to her Parent/Infant Guidance Classes: “I’m not your teacher — your child is your teacher.” (Wish I’d said that.).” Read Janet’s seven ingredients for fool-proof parenting.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” Franklin D. Roosevelt