Parenting News You Can Use! November 10, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
November 10, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 45
Publisher: INCAF
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Focus for November: National Adoption Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Winter/Spring 2011 Teaching Schedule (home page)
2. Guided Imagery: Healing Children’s Chronic Pain
3. Meditation Practice for Children
4. Love My Hair
5. Fifteen Ways to Inspire Creativity
6. Opting Out of Suffering
7. Children with ADHD Symptoms at Higher Risk for Obesity
8. Emotional Mastery
9. Arguing with Your Spouse: Awareness of Choices
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior: The Gentle Art of Parenting
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This six week, fifteen hour course teaches parents how to help children grow in a way that enhances self-esteem,
teaches responsibility and promotes cooperation and self mastery. At the completion, you will be able to:
* Discipline without yelling * Interact to build self-esteem
* Reduce sibling rivalry * Develop a sense of responsibility
* Redirect mistaken goals * Create an encouraging family
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Redirecting Children’s Behavior Course Schedule for Winter/Spring 2011: see home page

2. Guided Imagery: Healing Children’s Chronic Pain
New research just published in the November journal of Pediatrics showed that guided imagery CDs relieved children’s chronic stomach pain. The results of the study showed 63.1 percent of the treatment group significantly decreased their pain, compared to 26.7 percent in a control group that received standard medical care alone. Five suggestions to guide you in using imagery with your child are included.
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3. Meditation Practice for Children
According to the website Loving Your Child, 69% of children under the age of 10 experience sleep problems and 76% of school-aged children worry. Here are tips for teaching your child mind-focused meditation to assist him in managing his energy so that he rests well, reduces his stress and feels more balanced.
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4. Love My Hair
Read how a new Sesame Street character, singing about how much she loves her brown hair in a perky ‘fro, is helping young girls gain self-acceptance.
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5. Fifteen Ways to Inspire Creativity
Here are fifteen simple and fun ways for your child to enjoy and experience her creativity using items you have around the house.
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6. Opting Out of Suffering
By Wes Hopper

James Allen said, “Suffering is always the result of wrong thought in some direction.” A lot of people would argue with James Allen about his statement. They would point out that the conditions and circumstances that they are suffering from are real, and not the result of their wrong thinking. But they’ve missed the point. Allen is not talking about the circumstances, but about the suffering. Not physical suffering, but the kind of suffering that goes on in our head about our life.

That suffering is the result of wrong thought. Or, as Byron Katie says, the result of arguing with what is. But we like to play “poor me” and feel sorry for ourselves. We use it to get sympathy from others. We use it to feel that we are right! And all we do is create more suffering.

We can cause the suffering to cease at any time that we’re willing to just accept that life is what it is, and handle it. In fact, if we do we can usually get through it faster and get smarter in the process. After practicing this for a while we’ll often find that we can handle just about anything. And that’s good.

Just remember that stuff happens, but suffering is optional. So opt out.
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7. Children with ADHD Symptoms at Higher Risk for Obesity
An article in U.S. News and World Report indicates that children with symptoms of ADHD are at increased risk for obesity. Even among children with only symptoms of hyperactivity or impulsiveness – the most influential of the risk factors studied – the risk of obesity rose to 63 percent.
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8. Emotional Mastery
Dr. Jim Taylor, author of ten books including Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child, writes about teaching your children emotional mastery.
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9. Arguing with Your Spouse: Awareness of Choices
A disagreement with a spouse that turns into a heated battle can have long term consequences that last far beyond the fight itself. Here are four ways to lessen the risk of a destructive argument.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself. And if you like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.” … Johnny Carson