Parenting News You Can Use! July 13, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
July 13, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 28
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Focus for July: National Purposeful Parenting Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Course Schedule for Fall/Winter 2010 (see home page)
2. Disconnect to Connect
3. Girls as Confident Leaders
4. Fitness and the Teen Brain
5. Changing the Family Pace
6. Minor Difficulties
7. W is for Whole Child
8. Summer is Salad Time
9. Guide to Removing Stains
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. Disconnect to Connect
William Powers, author of the new book Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age, suggests that you turn off your cell phone this summer to truly experience the release that summer offers.
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3. Girls as Confident Leaders
Based on research done by the Girl Scouts, Dr. Michele Borba provides six ways for parents to assist their daughters in becoming confident leaders.
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4. Fitness and the Teen Brain
Being physically fit at age 18 is linked to a higher IQ, a new study finds. The researchers also showed that fitness predicts greater educational and professional achievements later in life.
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5. Changing the Family Pace
Jeff Kleinman, editor at The Miami Herald and Dad on Duty blogger on Moms Miami, writes about changing the pace of the family during the summer. Not only are his suggestions fun, they will also make a difference in your family.
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6. Minor Difficulties
By Wes Hopper
It’s absolutely amazing to me to realize how far back some of the great wisdom quotes go. Today’s quote [featured as the Inspirational Quote of the Week in item #10 in Parenting News] dates from the first half of the first century, C.E., so it’s about 2,000 years old. That’s what makes it so surprising that most of it is not taught in schools, so many of us grow up without ever knowing the fundamentals of life.

If we’re fortunate, we learn it along the way. If not, we struggle. Most people struggle. Look at today’s wisdom. Seneca is saying that simply having the courage to tackle a problem breaks the illusion that the problem is too difficult.

When I set out 20 years ago to solve the problem of why all my serious romances turned into disasters, I had no idea how to do it, except become a monk! But I believed there was an answer and that I could find it. And I did. It took some serious study and work on myself, but it was worth it.

The key element of the “dare” part that Seneca mentions is determination. We must be willing to do whatever it takes and see it through to completion. In other words, as I’ve said before, don’t quit! It’s not that hard to do what seems like amazing things if you’re just determined.

I hope you’re teaching this stuff to your kids. Give them a head start in life so they don’t have to figure it out for themselves. Most everything we need to know to be successful in life was known thousands of years ago. It’s silly to reinvent it.

So what are you going to dare to tackle today? What monster problem will you shrink to a tiny puddle by daring to take it on? Go do it. And you’ll be grateful you did!
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7. W is for Whole Child
We have almost completed the alphabet in this informative series, The ABC of Child Care, which aims to illustrate for parents what quality child care looks like in practice as both a tool for parents looking for child care for the first time and as a resource for all parents with children in care
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8. Summer is Salad Time
Cool salads are perfect for the summer. Joann Bruso of Baby Bites has wholesome recipes for summer salads along with tips for engaging even young picky eaters.
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9. Guide to Removing Stains
With children outdoors during the summer, you may find more stains on your child’s clothing. Martha Stewart has a world of information on stain removal with remedies for the grass stains on that new pair of shorts and the mustard stain down the front of your child’s favorite swim suit. Click below to print Martha’s Stain Removal Basics chart to hang by your washing machine and reference her article here.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“It’s not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It’s because we do not dare that things are difficult.” … Lucius Annaeus Seneca