Parenting News You Can Use! October 19, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
October 19, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 43
Publisher: INCAF
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Focus for October: National Eat Better/Eat Together Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Winter/ Spring Classes 2011 (See Home page)
2. The Blessings of a B-
3. Find Halloween Events in Your Area
4. Prevent MRSA Through Education and Action
5. Highlights High Five
6. Take Your Vitamin
7. Stories of Baby Loss
8. Personalized Pop Up Book
9. Ten Tips for a Mindful Home
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. The Blessings of a B-
Psychologist and author Wendy Mogel follows her first book, The Blessings of a Skinned Knee, with a book for parents of older children, The Blessings of a B-. Mogel says, “The main difference between raising small children and teenagers is the danger involved, both perceived and real. There’s a difference between teaching your child to ride a two-wheeler and teaching her to drive a car. Between worrying that she will eat too much sugar at a birthday party and fearing that she might take Ecstasy at a rave.” She advises that it is the overreaction to adolescence rather than the actual dangers that threatens our children. Her book is reassuring and sensible.
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3. Find Halloween Events in Your Area
Boo! This site is dedicated to Halloween. Find haunted houses in your city, download games, locate costume shops and much more.
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4. Prevent MRSA through Education and Action
On a recent post on Blue Suit Mom, Maria Bailey writes about MRSA, the potentially life-threatening antibiotic resistant Staph bacteria that has increasingly been found in community and youth sports settings. With four children and a car load of sports uniforms and equipment, Maria noticed the information on MRSA and its connection to competitive sports. Check out the steps that you can take to educate about as well as prevent MRSA.
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5. Highlights High Five
Did you love the Highlights magazine as a child and now can’t wait for your children to be old enough to enjoy it? You are in luck because Highlights High Five is their new magazine just for pre-schoolers ages two through six. Based on sound educational principles and widely accepted child-development theories, each monthly issue brings a 40-page, high-quality mix of read-aloud stories and age appropriate puzzles and activities.
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6. Take Your Vitamin
By Wes Hopper

Dr. Stephen Post said, “The science shows that we’re hardwired to be giving. We’re talking here about a one-a-day vitamin for the soul.” We know that gratitude makes us feel good, but research is also showing that gratitude has very positive effects on the body. In Dr. Post’s book Why Good Things Happen to Good People he outlines some of the findings.

People who are grateful live longer, healthier lives. A study of organ transplant patients showed that the more gratitude they felt, the faster they recovered. Another study of trauma survivors showed that the more gratitude they felt, the lower their symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

Expressing gratitude through acts of kindness had a similar positive effect. Dr. Post says the body seems to physically reward acts of kindness and forgiveness. Researchers found that people who emotionally supported others going through a financial crisis had their own anxiety about money reduced! Dr. Post sums it up by saying, “The remarkable bottom line of the science of love is that giving protects overall health twice as much as aspirin protects against heart disease!” And here’s the best part – it’s free! Gratitude and caring for others is the best investment you can make in your own mental and physical health.

So what’s on your gratitude list this morning? I’ll tell you what’s on mine. You are! I’m so grateful for each and every one of you. I’m grateful for all the kind emails about our move. I’m grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve gotten to know on the coaching calls.

Make someone smile today!
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7. Stories of Baby Loss
Pregnancy loss is not often spoken of openly. From her own experience of loss, Christie Burnett had the dream of creating a place of support and understanding for those who have experienced the loss of a baby, through pregnancy or shortly thereafter. At her new site, With Tears of Love, you will find the stories of those who have shared their grief in the hope that they can provide comfort to others, information for family and friends for supporting mothers and fathers who are grieving, and links to other online support services.
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8. Personalized Pop Up Book
Does your young child enjoy pop up books? If so, check out this simple yet creative way to make a fun personal pop up book for you child.
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9. Ten Tips for a Mindful Home
Karen Maezen Miller, author and “Momma Zen,” writes about mindfulness – a practice to improve our lives with special contemplative consideration and a method for making saner choices and assuring better outcomes – and she provides ten steps to create a mindful home.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“To hear, one must be silent.” and “To see a candle’s light, one must take it into a dark place.” … Ursula K. Le Guin

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