Parenting News You Can Use! May 24, 2011

Parenting News You Can Use!
May 24, 2011
Volume 5, Issue 22
Publisher: INCAF
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Teaching Schedule Summer (LAST ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITY UNTIL FALL 2011)
2. Is My Family Normal
3. How to Love a Diaper Change
4. Is McDonald’s Betraying Our Kids?
5. Friendship: Helping Children Learn to be Inclusive
6. Pure Potential
7. Sparrow Road
8. Seven Shortcuts to Daily Bliss
9. How and When to Negotiate with Kids
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

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2. Is My Family Normal?
Kathryn Kvols, author of Redirecting Children’s Behavior, writes in her blog “Parents can’t help but ask themselves if they are doing a good job. All of us at times falter. Life just gets in the way and some times you need to just step back, look at things holistically and check in where you are at with things. Here is a link from the American Academy of Pediatrics that gives a quick and easy spot check for parents by outlining some of the characteristics that make up a healthy family.”
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3. How to Love a Diaper Change
Janet Landsbury of Elevating Child Care says, “Diaper changes are built for intimacy. And all we need to turn diapering from a difficult, dreaded chore into a mutually gratifying experience is to change our perception, to appreciate the moment as an opportunity for developing a closer partnership with our child.” Read Janet’s suggestions on how to love a diaper change and create closeness with your child.
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4. Is McDonald’s Betraying Our Kids?
Author and visionary John Robbins writes, “We worry so much about the many dangers to our children, like drugs and pedophiles and violence. But we often take for granted what might very well be the largest danger of all to our kids: the hundreds of billions of dollars spent each year on ads designed to get them hooked on junk food.”
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5. Friendship: Helping Children Learn to be Inclusive
Christie Burnett of Childhood 101 has solid suggestions for assisting your child, even as early as two and three years of age, to become more inclusive. She provides dialogue that challenges stereotypes and builds sensitivity.
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6. Pure Potential
By Wes Hopper

There’s a problem with thinking that we need to find ourselves. The problem is – if we think that we need to find ourselves in order to achieve our dreams and goals in life, we’ll likely fail. Why will we fail? Because there’s nothing to find.

What you are is pure potential. You have the ability to be anything that you want badly enough. But pure unrealized potential is hard to see. It’s undefined, shadowy, ghost-like. Your job is not to find it, your job is to turn it into form.

The way you do that is to decide what you want, to choose the path that makes your heart sing – even if you don’t think that you have any natural talents for it. You may be surprised to find that you’re wrong about the talents. All that unrealized potential may have more stored up in it than you think.

You’ll never know until you put away the voices that say, “Who are you to think you can do that?” Choose a new voice that says, “Who am I to think I can’t do that?” Then you can get to work creating yourself. Build the skills as you go. Turn that potential into the person that you need to be to live your dream.

We’re all waiting, and cheering you on!
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7. Sparrow Road
Cindy Hudson of Mother Daughter Book Club reviews Sparrow Road, a book she recommends for girls ages 9 to 14. Cindy writes, “Sparrow Road by Sheila O’Connor is a beautifully told coming of age story that I found myself savoring as I read. Raine is at an age where she resists changes to her way of life, but she’s also open to new possibilities. Her city life was insulated, and in the quiet safety of Sparrow Road, we see her blossom.”
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8. Seven Shortcuts to Daily Bliss
Meryl Davids Landau, author of Downward Dog, Upward Fog, suggests seven ways to brighten your day and generate some bliss.
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9. How and When to Negotiate with Kids
Author Karen Deerwester writes, “Negotiation teaches children important communication and problem solving skills. Even so, there’s a time and place. If everything is open to negotiation, every decision will involve tedious and time consuming discussions.” Read Karen’s suggestions on when and how to negotiate with your children.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” … George Bernard Shaw
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