Parenting News You Can Use! September 14, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
September 14, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 37
Publisher: INCAF
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www.deborah-fry.com or www.incaf.com
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Focus for September: National School Success Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behaviors course schedule Fall/Winter 2010 (see home page)
2. Laptop Lunches
3. Battling Boys: Educators Grapple with Violent Play
4. Kids Know It
5. Children on Antipsychotic Medications
6. Will
7. What Adults Can Learn from Children
8. Seven Marriage Myths
9. Back-to-School Tips from a Blue Suit Mom
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

The courses listed will be taught by Deborah Fry Ph.D.; C.P.E.
For information and registration please call Deborah at 713-840-8663

2. Laptop Lunches
A large part of a child’s school success – September is National School Success month – is having the fuel to learn. What a child eats for breakfast and for lunch are vital. This site has nutritious ideas for your child’s school lunch as well as a fun way to package them.
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3. Battling Boys: Educators Grapple with Violent Play
Schools have become battlegrounds between the adults who are repelled by the play violence they see and the children – primarily boys – who are obsessed with pretending to fight, capture, rescue and kill. While some educators prohibit this behavior, other educators and researchers claim that banishing violent play from classrooms can be harmful to boys.
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4. Kids Know It
September is National School Success Month and the website Kids Know It can assist your child with his success through games, educational movies and learning activities.
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5. Children on Antipsychotic Medications
Between 2000 and 2007, the number of children between two and five years old being prescribed antipsychotic drugs doubled. This New York Times article details the journey of one mother and her son through the medication jungle.
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6. Will
By Wes Hopper

Will is a conscious mind function that we use to focus our attention. Many people have trouble because they can’t stay focused, and they bounce around from one thing to another, and never finish anything. You may not be aware that you do this, but there’s a simple way to find out. Try a short meditation exercise in which you focus your attention on a candle flame or a pool of water. See how long you can do it without your mind wandering. You have 5 or 10 seconds of focus and the next thing you know you’re wondering what’s for dinner.

Will, like all the powers, can be built up by exercise. Meditation is a very good practice to build your power of focus. During your day you can become aware of where your focus is. You use will to choose what to focus on, and you use will to keep it there. The better you get at it, the more you’ll get done. It’s well worth the
effort.

Pay attention, and work on will. You’ll be grateful you did.
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7. What Adults Can Learn from Children
In this TED video, child prodigy Adora Svitak, now age twelve, says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.
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8. Seven Marriage Myths
If you’re like most people, you probably entered into marriage with a number of unchallenged assumptions in place. These assumptions may have been about what marriage is and entails, about love, or about your spouse. While you may have already bumped into reality concerning some of your assumptions, you still may be operating with others firmly in place. Check in with these seven myths in an article by Nancy Wasson, Ph D.
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9. Back-to-School Tips from a Blue Suit Mom
Maria Bailey, founder of Blue Suit Mom and Mom Talk Radio, has some tips on the back-to-school transition just for moms. This isn’t about managing your child. It is about creating balance for you.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences; all events are blessings given to us to learn from. There is no need to go to India or anyplace else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden, or even your bathtub.” … Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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