Parenting News You Can Use! May 18, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
May 18, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 20
Publisher: INCAF
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Focus for May: National Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Course (see home page)
2. The Ten Secrets about Saying “No”
3. Morty Lefkoe on Corporal Punishment
4. Summer Reading: Kimchi and Calamari
5. Building Rapport with Your Spouse
6. Bad Parents
7. Are Playgrounds Toxic?
8. A Different Take on Developmental Milestones
9. Six Reasons to Avoid Dairy
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. The Ten Secrets about Saying “No”
Dr. Laura Markham says, “Most humans ignore things they don’t want to hear, if possible. But we can get our kids to “listen,” and to follow our rules, without resorting to yelling, threats or harshness.” She kindly provides ten secrets to saying “no” to your child.
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3. Morty Lefkoe on Corporal Punishment
Author of Recreate Your Life: Transforming Yourself and Your World and creator the Lefkoe Belief Process, Morty Lefkoe writes passionately about the impact of corporal punishment on the beliefs that children create and carry with them into adulthood.
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4. Summer Reading: Kimchi and Calamari
Mother-Daughter Book Club had great things to say about Rose Kent’s first book, Kimchi and Calamari. Joseph Calderaro, the book’s main character, describes himself as “an eighth-grade optimist” whose “bag of barbecue chips is always half full.” His optimism is challenged on his fourteenth birthday when his teacher assigns a 1,500-word paper called Tracing Your Past: A Heritage Essay. Joseph, born in Korea, was adopted into an Italian-American family. The story “follows Joseph as he questions his own identity and struggles to come up with answers about his heritage. Is he a real Korean? Is he Italian? Does it make a difference to him?” Great summer reading for ages 9 – 12.
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5. Building Rapport with Your Spouse
Nancy Wasson, Ph. D., provides insights and skills to increase emotional intimacy and communication.
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6. Bad Parents
By Wes Hopper
Did you have perfect parents? No, I didn’t either. My folks were great, but they both had issues, especially with money. Did your kids have perfect parents? No, mine didn’t either. Both their parents had issues. (And still do) Are you seeing a pattern here? We live in a world of imperfect people, including us. If we want to be successful we have to give up our imperfect childhood as an excuse.

I often hear from people in my programs who complain that their mother was mean, their father never taught them anything, and the whole family was negative about money. So what! Get over it! It’s only important to you now if you let it run you.

You need love? You’re a beloved child of the Universe. You need guidance? You’ve got access to all the world’s trainers, programs, information and spiritual teachers with the click of a mouse.

So let’s make a pledge together that we’re willing to give up all our excuses.

We have all we need to get started – all the love, all the ideas, all the teachers, all the information, all the desire, and all the money. Yes, all the money. There is so much available for free that money is not an excuse. You can start, and the money will come.

You can start any time you want to. How about now? The world is waiting for you!
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7. Are Playgrounds Toxic?
Savvy Science Mom addresses the surfacing found in playgrounds, particularly the important surfacing under playground equipment that is aimed at reducing head injuries.
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8. A Different Take on Developmental Milestones
Exploring the history and meaning of developmental milestones, this article states, “When parents today worry about their child not meeting developmental norms, especially for motor skills, they’re too often worrying needlessly. The typical child, it turns out, is a myth. But someone forgot to tell the parents.”
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9. Six Reasons to Avoid Dairy
Dr. Mark Hyman, physician and pioneer in functional medicine, provides his six reasons for avoiding dairy at all costs as well as clarifying why the USDA’s food pyramid doesn’t really help you maintain a healthy diet.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“You are not barred from attaining greatness by heredity. No matter who or what your ancestors may have been, the upward way is open to you.” … Wallace Wattles