Parenting News You Can Use! May 10, 2011

Parenting News You Can Use!
May 10, 2011
Volume 5, Issue 18
Publisher: INCAF
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Course Schedule Summer 2011 (see home page)
2. Successful Family Vacations
3. Extending the Story Experience
4. Parents as Teachers
5. Trauma Queen
6. The CEO of You
7. The Year We Were Famous
8. How Being Vulnerable Can Expand Your World
9. Factors in Teen Suicide
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

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2. Successful Family Vacations
The end of the school year is approaching and your thoughts may have turned to your summer vacation. In her latest article on successful family vacations, Kathryn Kvols, founder of the International Network for Children and Families and author of Redirecting Children’s Behavior, suggests that we “explore what will have to happen in order for each family member to be satisfied with the trip. Many trips fail simply because one member of the family had an expectation that wasn’t met.”
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3. Extending the Story Experience
Here are three creative and fun ways to “engage children with literacy” by extending the stories you read into playful learning opportunities. These opportunities build vocabulary, improve comprehension and increase your child’s interest in books.
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4. Parents as Teachers
The Washington Post recently issued the “second installment in a series called “Faces of Learning,” a national campaign designed to explore what powerful learning environments and highly effective teachers really look like. This post is a story by Pedro Noguera, an education professor at New York University, about the power of parents as teachers.”
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5. Trauma Queen
Author Cindy Hudson, who is an advocate for mother-daughter book clubs, recently reviewed Trauma Queen by Barbara Dee. Cindy says that it is “a funny and thoughtful look at what happens when the daughter is the responsible one in her family and she feels the need to mother her own mother. They each need to find a way to acknowledge and respect each other’s strengths without dismissing the things they don’t particularly like about each other. There are so many issues to explore when reading Trauma Queen, including getting along with family members even when your personalities are very different, respecting someone else’s choices although you disagree with them, ways moms embarrass their daughters, and more. I highly recommend it for girls aged 9 to 12.” Read Cindy’s entertaining and informative interview with Barbara Dee to learn more about her most recent book.
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6. The CEO of You
By Wes Hopper

Seth Godin said, “The promise that you can get paid really well to do precisely what your boss instructs you to do is now a dream, no longer a reality.” I’ve got good news for you, and bad news for you. It’s the same news. The world is changing. The old formula for success is falling apart. As our quote says, the idea that you can get a good company job and do what your boss tells you for your whole lifetime career is failing. If you’re near the end of your career you might get away with it, but if you’re younger, forget it! You need a better plan.

Start right now to think of yourself, not as an employee, but as the CEO of the company of YOU. You’re in charge, it’s your life and it’s up to you to plan it, and execute the plan. It doesn’t mean that you can’t work for others, it means that you never get dependent on a job or a company. You’re always working for yourself. You give 110% effort to every job and stay 0% dependent on it. Have a plan for your life and live that plan.

Get this through your head – you are always self-employed, no matter who writes your paycheck! With that attitude you can handle what ever the world deals you. And the world is changing fast. So be your own CEO.

You’ll be very glad you did!
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7. The Year We Were Famous
Based on the true story of the author’s great-aunt and great-grandmother, The Year We Were Famous is the tale of a mother and daughter who “dared to walk by themselves nearly coast to coast in 1896, meeting the whole range of late-Victorian society from hobos to the next president of the United States, and relying only on each other and the kindness of strangers to survive from day to day. They carried only what would fit in small satchels, not even a change of clothes, but of course finding room for a stove-heated curling iron.” The author, Carole Estby Dagg, had her own journey of seventeen years and twenty-nine rejections in writing the book. One review read: “The journey in itself is amazing, but Dagg’s tender portrayal of a mother and daughter who learn to appreciate and forgive each other makes it unforgettable.” This is another terrific book for mothers and daughters.
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8. How Being Vulnerable Can Expand Your World
Written by author Wendy Miyake, who claims that vulnerability is not her strong suit, this article tells the story of Wendy becoming vulnerable with her students, an intimidating group of high school teens. She says, “When I have chosen to be open, to show my authentic self, my students have met me there. And when they’ve met me there and formed that connection, there’s nothing they can’t accomplish.”
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9. Factors in Teen Suicide
A new study involving nearly 32,000 high school students found that “suicide attempts by gay teens — and even straight kids — are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don’t have programs supporting gay rights.”
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful”… Brene Brown