Parenting News You Can Use! June 22, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
June 22, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 24
Publisher: INCAF
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Focus for June: National Effective Communication Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Fall Schedule 2010 (see home page)
2. Ten Things You Can Learn from Grandparents
3. Parenting Mind Movie
4. Involved or Over Involved?
5. DIY: Summer Family Project
6. Why Not You?
7. Vitamin A and Sunscreen
8. S is for Supervision
9. Teaching Your Child to Motivate Himself
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. Ten Things You Can Learn from Grandparents
Dr. Laura Markham writes beautifully about ten things parents can learn from their own parents now that they are grandparents.
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3. Parenting Mind Movie
Watch this short mind movie from The International Network for Children and Families twice daily for encouragement and inspiration.
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4. Involved or Over Involved?
This article explores the difference between being an involved, supportive parent and being an over involved, hovering parent.
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5. DIY: Summer Family Project
Are you looking for a summer activity that is fun, involves learning and will create family team? Here is your answer!
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6. Why Not You?
By Wes Hopper

There’s a famous story told about Henry Ford in the early days of the automobile. He asked his engineering team to find a way to cast an entire engine block in one piece. This was bigger and more precise than had ever been done before. After many months the team reported that what he was asking was impossible. He said, “No, it’s not. Keep working.”

After many more month they reported failure again. Ford responded in the same way – keep at it. Finally, after virtually reinventing every aspect of the process, they succeeded in mass producing the first single cast V-8 engine block, which allowed less expensive mass production.

Do you see the practical application here? When you have a clear vision, keep at it! Don’t allow the fact that you’ve never done it before stop you. Like Ford, don’t even let the fact that no one has ever done it before stop you! Someone has to be first – why not you?

The important thing is to firmly believe that there is a solution, and that you can find it. Ford’s team didn’t believe that, but Ford did. Sometimes it helps if we have a trusted partner who can believe for us, too. Keep reminding yourself that you have never failed until you quit. And then, don’t quit. You’ll be grateful you didn’t.
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7. Vitamin A and Sunscreen
Savvy Science Mom explores the use of Vitamin A in sunscreens and a recent FDA study showing that a form of Vitamin A speeds up the development of skin tumors when applied to skin exposed to sunlight. You will also find a link to the Environmental Working Group’s 2010 Sunscreen Guide.
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8. S is for Supervision
In the ABC’s of Child Care series from Childhood 101, early childhood educator Christie Burnett provides a clear picture of what to look for in quality child care. In this post she discusses supervision.
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9. Teaching Your Child to Motivate Himself
Third grade teacher and Redirecting Children’s Behavior™ Instructor Jane Sisoian writes about how to teach self-motivation to your children.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.” … Henry Ford

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