Parenting News You Can Use! November 11, 2009

Parenting News You Can Use!
November 11, 2009
Volume 3, Issue 42
Publisher: INCAF
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Focus for November: National Family Stories Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. RCB Course Schedule Winter/Spring 2010 ( schedule on home page)
2. Help! My Kids are Fighting!
3. All You Want to Know about the Flu
4. Be Yourself
5. Fishful Thinking
6. How Thirsty Are You?
7. Sibling Slam Book
8. Becoming a Vegetarian
9. Fifty Essential Kitchen Secrets
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. Help! My Kids are Fighting!

Do your kids fight? Does it drive you crazy? This free teleseminar will tell you why children fight and give you 10 tips that you can immediately implement at home to create more peace in your family. Kathryn Kvols, author of the book and course Redirecting Children’s Behavior, will facilitate the International Network for Children and Families’ First Tuesday Teleseminar on Tuesday, November 3rd at 9:00 p.m. EST. Her son Tyler will be interviewing her!
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3. All You Want to Know about the Flu

With videos, state-by-state locators and timely news, this government site is a comprehensive resource on the flu, both seasonal and H1N1.
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4. Be Yourself

Mike Robbins, author of Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, has a new blog and his latest post has three suggestions on how to deepen your relationships by being both a fan and a conscious critic.
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5. Fishful Thinking

How resilient is your child? The Fishful Thinking Quiz will help you answer that question. Each time you answer a question, you receive a tip or suggestion on resiliency.
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6. How Thirsty Are You?
By Steve Goodier

Isn’t it wonderful when we get thirsty – not for water, but thirsty to chase a dream or to so something different? I think it is those people who crave something with an unquenchable thirst who, in the end, are likely to be most satisfied with their lives.

Alan C. Elliott tells in his book A DAILY DOSE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM about a five-year study that was undertaken to discover what made some people extraordinarily successful. The study consisted of detailed research into the lives of 120 of the nation’s top artists, athletes, and scholars.

He reports that the researcher was surprised to find that natural abilities played only a small part in the development of those individuals. As children, these unusually successful adults were often mediocre musicians, athletes or students. But research found that they possessed a powerful thirst to succeed. They practiced the piano for hours every day, rose well before school in the morning to practice swimming or running, or spent huge chunks of time alone (time they could have spent hanging out with friends) working on science projects or painting.

Parental support was also a key factor. Parents of these extraordinarily thirsty young people helped out, exposing their children to great ideas and influential persons. Many sacrificed to ensure that their offspring received good training. But in the end, it was their children’s thirst and single-mindedness that made the difference.

The principle applies to adults, too. If you want to be more successful, the question you might first ask yourself is, “How thirsty am I?” Your success in any field you choose, anything you want to be or anything you want to do will hinge on your answer to that simple question.

How thirsty are you?
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7. Sibling Slam Book

Slam books are spiral notebooks or composition books that are passed around classrooms. Many people, identified by only a number, answer a question posed at the top of the page. The Sibling Slam Book: What It’s Really Like to Have a Brother or Sister with Special Needs contains answers to questions such as “Do you ever feel invisible?” and “What life lessons have you learned from being a sib?” Around eighty teen siblings provide their insights and observations.
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8. Becoming a Vegetarian

Are you thinking of becoming a vegetarian? Do you have a teen interested in dropping meat from his diet? Make the transition an easy one with these tips and meal ideas.
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9. Fifty Essential Kitchen Secrets

From keeping food fresh to cleaning tricks, these tips are time-saving and money-saving. For example, if you need only a few drops of lemon juice, do not cut a lemon in half. It will dry out quickly that way. Instead, puncture the fruit with a metal skewer and squeeze out exactly what you require.
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10. Inspirational Quote

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.” … Melody Beattie

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