Parenting News You Can Use! September 2, 2008

Parenting News You Can Use!
September 2, 2008
Volume 2, Issue 36
Publisher: INCAF
E-Mail: docdebfry@earthlink.net
www.deborah-fry.com or www.incaf.com
A Certified Redirecting Children’s Behavior ™ Company

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Focus for September: National School Success Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Fall/Winter 2008 Redirecting Children’s Behavior Schedule
2. Getting Kids to Eat Green Veggies
3. Synthetic Happiness
4. Secrets of Women Who Never Get Sick
5. Getting Ready for Tomorrow
6. A Great Fit in Children’s Shoes
7. Healthy Snack Attack
8. Adoption Study Contains Surprises
9. Green Tip: Using Used
10. Inspirational Quotes of the Week

1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior:
The Gentle Art of Parenting

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. 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 Fall 2008

St. Luke’s Methodist
3471 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77027
6-Thurs. Eves; 6:30-9:00 PM
Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23

St. Martin’s Episcopal
717 Sage
Houston, TX 77056
6-Tues. Afternoons, 11:30-2:00 PM
Sept 23, 30, Oct, 7, 14, 21, 28

Post Oak School
4600 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77401
Tues. Eves, 6:30-9:00 PM
Sept 23, 30, Oct, 7, 14, 21, 28

Westminster Methodist Church
5801 San Felipe
Houston. TX 77057
6-Wed. Eves, 6:30-9:00 PM
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Course fee: $225 for one; $325 per couple
www.deborah-fry.com
One-on-one Parent Coaching: $110/hr www.incaf.com

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

2. Getting Kids to Eat Green Veggies

Nonna Joann of Baby Bites gives parents tips on getting children to eat green vegetables, especially spinach. With her flavorful recipes and suggestions for encouraging children to try to new foods, Joann is a terrific “Nonna” (Italian for Grandmother) for all of us!
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3. Synthetic Happiness

Listen to Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenge the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
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4. Secrets of Women Who Never Get Sick

They survive cold season without a sniffle. They fly in germ-packed airplanes unscathed. And they somehow avoid stomach bugs that decimate the office. Wish you could be one of these women who never get sick? Try one or — even better —all of these secrets, and you may join this club come flu season.
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5. Getting Ready for Tomorrow
By Steve Goodier

Sixth-grade schoolteacher Ms. Shelton believed in readiness. Students remember how she walked in on the first day of class and began writing words of an eighth-grade caliber on the chalkboard. They quickly protested that the words were not on their level and they couldn’t learn them.

Their teacher insisted that the students could and would learn these words. She said that she would never teach down to them. Ms. Shelton ended by saying that one of the students in that classroom could go on to greatness, maybe even be president some day, and she wanted to prepare them for that day. Ms. Shelton spoke those words many years ago. Little did she know that someday one of her students – Jesse Jackson – would take them seriously (“Leadership,” summer 1992). She believed that if they were well prepared, they could achieve high goals.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “People only see what they are prepared to see.” If that’s true, then it is also true that they only become what they are prepared to become. And a lot of life is just about getting ready.

“I want to be doing something more significant with my life than what I am doing now,” a young man once said to me. He felt like what he was doing was just not that important. Other people have said things to me such as, “I only wish I had a meaningful relationship.” And, “I’d really like to get a better job, but I just don’t see how.”

You fill in the blanks. What is it you would like to happen that isn’t happening? Perhaps the answer is that you are not yet ready. Maybe you need more time to prepare before you are truly ready for that which you desire. Think of today as another chance to prepare yourself for that exciting future you are looking for. Today is not wasted. If you desire more from life, then you can use today as training. For you will experience only what you are prepared to experience. Something wonderful can happen. And you can use today to get ready for tomorrow.
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6. A Great Fit in Children’s Shoes

As children trade in their sandals for school-appropriate shoes, the latest trends may be top-of-mind, but a wrong fit could lead to foot injuries. “Finding shoes that incorporate protection and comfort may take some shopping around, but it will pay off in the long run,” said Alice Anderson, PT, MS, PCS, a clinical team leader and physical therapist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Children’s Medical Center. “In order to prevent discomfort and potential injuries, a shoe must fit just right.” Get tips on finding that great fit in this article.
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7. Healthy Snack Attack

Be prepared for your child’s after-school snack attack with these healthy suggestions.
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8. Adoption Study Contains Surprises

A childless white couple who adopts from overseas is the most common perception of an adoption scenario. The results of a new study on adoption – the first survey to include men – contain surprises that challenge typical stereotypes.
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9. Green Tip: Using Used

From music to books, more people are “using used” these days, and it is definitely environmentally friendly. Read suggestions on where to find “non-new” items to purchase and how to clear your clutter at the same time!
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10. Inspirational Quotes of the Week

“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.” … Aristotle

“If you have a talent, use it in every way possible. Don’t hoard it. Don’t dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.” … Brendan Francis

“Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.” … Lady Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
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Where is Deborah Speaking in September?

Tuesday, Sept 9, 2008, 7-8 p.m.
“Positive Effective Discipline”
Post Oak School
4600 Bissonnet
Mirani Smith
713-661-6688

Tuesday Sept. 16, 2008, 1-2 p.m.
“Cultivating Character and Teaching Kindness”
St. Paul’s School
5501 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004
Deborah Fischer, Director
713-528 6779