Parenting News You Can Use! July 5, 2011

Parenting News You Can Use!
July 5, 2011
Volume 5, Issue 25
Publisher: INCAF
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Fall Schedule 2011 (see home page)
2. Handling Conflict in Families
3. The Science of Play, Part 1
4. Bribes Don’t Change Behaviors
5. The Linguistic Genius of Babies
6. Path or Destination?
7. Good Grades: Only Part of the Equation
8. Don’t Believe Facebook: You Only Have 150 Friends
9. Aggression and Sleep Problems
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. Handling Conflict in Families
Last week Heather Remer, of the International Network for Children and Families, wrote about “building trust in families and how that was an important part of creating an atmosphere of teamwork in your home. In this post, we will talk a little bit about another crucial part of creating a team – being ok with conflict.”
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3. The Science of Play, Part 1
This is a terrific article – part 1 in a multi-part series – “on the importance of purposeless, consuming, imaginative play.”
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4. Bribes Don’t Change Behaviors
Stephannie Kennedy, Professional Development Coordinator of 4C for Children wrote, “Have you noticed that while bribes and threats may give short-term results with children, their behavior changes never seem to last? I have discovered this with my own children – it’s easy to look for a quick fix when a challenging behavior rears its ugly head, but sometimes a quick fix can turn on you.” Read about her solutions, which are in alignment with the concepts in Redirecting Children’s Behavior™.
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5. The Linguistic Genius of Babies
Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings in this TED video about how babies learn one language over another by listening to the humans around them and “taking statistics” on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.
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6. Path or Destination
By Wes Hopper

When I graduated from high school, I thought I knew what I wanted to be. I enjoyed technology – fixing TVs and radios, building audio systems. So I went to college and became an engineer. I learned in a 25 year corporate career that I enjoyed creating new stuff, and that routine stuff bored me to tears. My happiest time was a five year period when we radically changed aircraft cockpits from the old dial instruments to electronic TV-like displays. It was revolutionary!

That was my biggest clue to what I really wanted to be. When I look back now I can see the truth. I wanted to a person who changed the world! I was happy when I was doing that, and bored stiff otherwise. Engineering was just a path, not the destination.

When I decided to teach Bob Proctor’s material (without knowing if he would let me do it) I was choosing a different path. Same goal – be someone who changed the world.

So my question to you is – what do you think you want to be? Is that it, or is it just a path? If you’re not being what you want to be, the world is poorer for it. Come on, get with it, we need you!

You’ll be very glad you did!
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7. Good Grades: Only Part of the Equation
The Study Gurus take a look at the big picture and “the pivotal importance of ‘soft skills’ in determining a high school student’s higher academic achievement and earnings in adult life.”
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8. Don’t Believe Facebook: You Only Have 150 Friends
Facebook and GORE-TEX – the company that makes wetsuits, hiking boots and ponchos – share something in common. This common factor also influences you and your community.
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9. Aggression and Sleep Problems
Science Daily reports that “Children who are bullies or have conduct problems at school are more likely to be sleepy during the day according to University of Michigan Medical School researchers.” Research found that there was “a two-fold higher risk for symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing, particularly daytime sleepiness among these students.”
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“One of the greatest things in life is that no one has the authority to tell you what you want to be. You’re the one who’ll decide what you want to be.” … Jaime Escalante
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