Parenting News You Can Use! January 5, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
January 5, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 2
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 January: Life in Balance Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. RBC Winter/Spring courses 2010 (see home page)
2. Relaxing with Free Books
3. Pretty Printables from American Girl
4. Safer Materials in Children’s Products
5. Parent’s Top Ten List
6. Optimism
7. Charter for Compassion
8. Sprouted Nutrition
9. Becoming a Better Listener
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. Relaxing with Free Books

In the Redirecting Children’s Behavior™ Course, parents learn that children pick up on their stress and that taking care of yourself is foundational to effective, loving parenting. A great way to relax and take care of yourself at the same time is to read. Random House has made it easy to do by offering three novels, available for free while supplies last.
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3. Pretty Printables from American Girl
American Girl’s Scrapbook Printables are terrific for photo albums, greeting cards, book covers and more. From dolls in action to decorative letters, they are pretty and free from American Girl.
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4. Safer Materials in Children’s Products

The Soft Landing is a terrific resource on safer products for children. The site covers eating gear, including sippy cups, straws, food storage containers, reusable bottles for adults and more. Soft Landing has a wealth of information on toxic chemicals as well as lists of safe toys, safer materials, and the free guide Avoiding Toxic Plastics.
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5. Parent’s Top Ten List

Receive your 2010 Parent’s Top Ten List to post on your refridgerator for quick tips on making the New Year cooperative and peaceful for your family.
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6. Optimism
By Wes Hopper

As we start a new year, it’s a good time to take stock of what we think about the future. If we’re optimistic about ourselves then we’re optimistic about the world.

We can’t be pessimistic about the world and optimistic for ourselves. What we anticipate is what we intend, and we can’t intend good things for us and bad things for the world. So join me in 2010 in intending the best for ourselves and the world!

Then let’s do what we can to take action in our own lives to make those things happen. We and the world are intertwined and what we do, even the small stuff, counts. As David Hawkins pointed out in Power versus Force even a little bit of higher consciousness cancels a lot of lower consciousness.

So every day let’s make our lives just a little bit better, and the world will benefit, too.
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7. Charter for Compassion
Both the Inspirational Quote for this week and Wes Hopper’s article about optimism address our view of the world, our view of ourselves and how the two are intertwined. The Charter for Compassion is also connected to this concept, and it calls upon all men and women to restore compassion to the center of our lives. Please read more and join the movement to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world.
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8. Sprouted Nutrition

Remember growing seeds as a kid on a patch of cotton? Grown simply, newly sprouted grains and seeds are nutritious packets of energy and make a great food. Your children will enjoy sprouting seeds and using them in food, and this resource will provide you with the details.
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9. Becoming a Better Listener

When a child feels heard, he feels loved and understood. Dr. Loren Ekroth of Conversation Matters values the skill of listening, and he provides nine articles with tips on becoming a better listener.
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10. Inspirational Quote

“What you think of yourself is what you think of the world.” … Wayne Dyer

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Where is Deborah Speaking in January?

Jan 12 @ 9:15– “Teaching Social and Emotional Intelligence:
How, What, Where, Why and When “
Bethany Christian Church
3223 Westheimer/77098
Vivian – school director; viv1004@aol.com
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