Parenting News You Can Use! March 3, 2009 Volume 3, Issue 8

Parenting News You Can Use!
March 3, 2009
Volume 3, Issue 8
Publisher: INCAF
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Focus for March: National Nutrition Month

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IN THIS ISSUE:

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1. 2009 Redirecting Children’s Behavior Spring Schedule
2. Online Resource for School Subjects
3. When Role Models Make Mistakes
4. Read All About It!
5. Eat Well, Pay Less
6. No More Backtalk!
7. Two Pounds of Enthusiasm
8. Me, MySpace and I
9. Healthy Lifestyles
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

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2. Online Resource for School Subjects

From science to language arts, this website has resources for parents, teachers and students. Choose from your child’s grade level for activities, practice sheets, games and more.

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3. When Role Models Make Mistakes

There has been a lot in the news lately about alleged drug use by athletes and other “celebrity” role models. What do parents do when their child’s role model makes such a mistake? Tina Nocera of ParentalWisdom.com writes about this in her latest blog.

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4. Read All About It!

To make both history and print journalism come alive for children over the age of ten, pair a viewing of All the President’s Men with a visit to your local newspaper. The film follows Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, two novice Washington Post reporters (played by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman), who were assigned to cover a burglary at the National Democratic Headquarters. Deep Throat, the reporters’ anonymous source, tells them “to follow the money” and the rest is, well, history. The visit to your local newspaper will fill the gap on how your morning paper ends up on your doorstep.

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5. Eat Well, Pay Less

Nonna Joann Bruso, author of Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater, is an expert on how to serve your family nutritious meals and save money on groceries at the same time. Sign up for her informative, free e-zine and receive her two reports on saving grocery dollars, perfect for National Nutrition Month.

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6. No More Backtalk!

Kathryn Kvols, author of the best-selling book and popular parenting course Redirecting Children’s Behavior, addresses backtalk, one of the biggest challenges in parenting. Her loving, respectful and effective suggestions provide solutions that create connected, calm families.

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7. Two Pounds of Enthusiasm
By Steve Goodier

“Indifference never wrote great works, nor thought out striking inventions, nor reared the solemn architecture that awes the soul, nor breathed sublime music, nor painted glorious pictures, nor undertook heroic philanthropies. All these grandeurs are born of enthusiasm, and are done heartily.”

I’m reminded of that great 18th century founder of Methodism, John Wesley. When asked how he drew such large crowds of people to hear him preach, he responded, “I set myself on fire and they come out and watch me burn!” People are drawn to enthusiasm. Where there is no enthusiasm, there is no passion. Where there is no
passion, there is no great living.

Are we meant simply to be satisfied with mediocre lives? From antiquity to the present, indifference has stolen from too many people the chance to do something important with their lives. Their indifference inspires little energy to pursue something truly worthwhile.

One woman went to the market and asked for two pounds of sausage. The clerk yelled at the butcher, “Two pounds of enthusiasm!” “Why do you call it that?” the bewildered customer asked. “Because he puts everything he’s got into it,” the clerk said.

In your daily activities; in your relationships with family, friends and colleagues; in anything you think is important – what would happen if you “put everything you’ve got” into it? Are you ready to find out?

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8. Me, MySpace and I

Dr. Larry Rosen explores parenting our computer savvy children in his new book Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation. Experts endorsing the book say, “Guided by extensive research and presented in easy-to-read language and real-life examples, Dr. Rosen’s book will enlighten parents. It helps bridge the generation divide between parents and their technologically literate kids.”

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9. Healthy Lifestyles

Food is our fuel and the strongest drug we take. How we sensitize our children to food and to exercise in their early years influences how they eat and play the rest of their lives. March is National Nutrition Month, and in this article, you will find seven ways to create a healthy lifestyle for your family.

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10. Inspirational Quote

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” … Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computer