Parenting News You Can Use! October 27, 2009

Parenting News You Can Use!
October 27, 2009
Volume 3, Issue 41
Publisher: INCAF
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Focus for October: National Communicate with Your Child Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Course Winter/Spring 2010 ( see home page)
2. Change One Thing & Improve Your Mood
3. Thirty Days of Gratitude
4. AdaptAbility
5. Internet Addiction: ADHD and Depression in Teens
6. Principles to Live By
7. The Importance of the Parent-Teacher Conference
8. Tips for Flu Prevention
9. New Dimensions Café
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

2. Change One Thing and Improve Your Mood

Here are four very simple things that you can do to improve your mood. Share them with your family!
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3. Thirty Days of Gratitude

The Thirty Days of Gratitude Project begins November 1st. It is easy and free to participate. Discover the results you obtain when you consciously express gratitude daily for a month. The site guides you to create powerful expressions of gratitude.
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4. AdaptAbility

Our first reaction to change may be to rail against fate. What if we could see past today’s turmoil and spot the opportunities that lie within unasked-for change? That is the promise of AdaptAbility, bestselling author and executive coach M.J. Ryan’s paradigm-shifting new book on not merely surviving but thriving when change is absolutely required.
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5. Scary Good Pumpkin Banana Bread

If you are looking for healthier snacks around Halloween, check out this recipe from Rebecca Scritchfield, Registered Dietitian and blogger on Balanced Health and Nutrition. Her Scary Good Pumpkin Banana Bread may become your family’s new favorite!
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6. Principles to Live By
By Steve Goodier

Principled people are the heart and soul of a society. But who teaches our young people about character? Who teaches them how important it is to be honest and to do what is right?

Even ETHICS classes might not touch on matters of character. They discuss the medical ethics of cloning, stem cell research and genetic engineering. They consider euthanasia, abortion and capital punishment. And they even look at the ethics of governments and multi-national corporations. But one college professor recently made a disturbing discovery: she assumed her students shared her principles of honesty, honor, integrity, and the like. She taught ethics, but assumed that her students shared her personal ethical standards.

Then one day she dropped an armful of final exams on her desk in disgust and complained that over 50% of her students CHEATED on their social justice exam. (Do you think they caught the irony here?) They’d spent months learning about ethical issues most societies face, but they never discussed personal morality. They
could talk convincingly about good and bad behaviors of corporations, governments and societies, but they cheated on their exams. They just didn’t get it: cheating is wrong. And can we expect societies, governments and businesses to do better than the people who run them and live in them?

Principled people are the heart and soul of our lives together. Church leader John Wesley simplifies it for us. In regards to what is right and wrong, he says simply this:

“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”

I think those are principles I want to live by.
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7. The Importance of the Parent-Teacher Conference

Dr. Keith Kanner, licensed psychologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of California at San Diego, addresses the importance of the parent-teacher conference and what parents can do to make the most of this partnership dedicated to your child’s success.
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8. Tips for Flu Prevention

Record numbers of flu cases, both H1N1 and traditional flu, have been reported during the month of October. Please read these tips on flu prevention. Contact with the H1N1 virus is not as much of a problem as is its proliferation (growth of the virus in your body).
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9. New Dimensions Café

Described as “the listening place where new ideas emerge from spirited conversation and the world is changed,” New Dimensions Café is a place to listen to and download short programs that inspire and enlighten.
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10. Inspirational Quote

“Stop worrying about what you can lose or how you can win and just follow your joy. Where does your joy say you should go?” … Neale Donald Walsch

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