Parenting News You Can Use! September 21, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
September 21, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 38
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. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Fall/Winter 2010
2. Make School Your Child’s Ally
3. Raising Kind-Hearted Children
4. Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity
5. Fresh Ideas for Fundraising
6. Imagine That!
7. Eight Reasons to Make Time for Family Dinner
8. Ten Children’s Books You Might Hate
9. Ten Superfoods You Can Eat Every Day
10. Inspirational Quote of the Week

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

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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 and self mastery. 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 2010:

THE POST OAK SCHOOL
4600 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX. 77401
6-Tuesday Eves; 6:30-9:00 PM
Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

WESTMINSTER WEEKDAY SCHOOLS
5801 San Felipe
Houston, TX. 77057
6-Tues. Afternoons; 11:30-2:00
Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2

ST. LUKE’S METHODIST WEEKDAY SCHOOLS
3471 Westheimer
Houston, TX. 77027
6-Weds. Eves; 6:30-9:00 PM
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10

ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL
5501 S. Main Street
Houston, TX. 77004
6-Thurs Mornings, 9:00-11:30
Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH
3606 Beauchamp
Houston, TX. 77009
TBA

Course fee: $225 for one; $325 per couple
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. Make School Your Child’s Ally
September is National School Success month, and Rosalind Sedacca, author of How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce?, has suggestions on creating a team with your child’s school to assist the family post divorce or separation.
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3. Raising Kind-Hearted Children
Michele Borba, educational psychologist and author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries, provides thirteen tips that boost children’s caring hearts and that cultivate kindness.
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4. Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity
Even though this post is aimed at the business world, these six tips also apply to your family life. Although the title mentions productivity, the article focuses on managing your energy. For parents, this menas having the energy to enjoy your family and having the energy to discipline peacefully, lovingly and effectively.
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5. Fresh Ideas for Fundraising
Julie Landry Laviolette, creator of the money-saving blog Talk about Cheap, gives fresh fundraising ideas for parent organizations and school staffs to use all year. From recruiting folks to be involved in your school’s fundraiser to rewards programs in the community and creative ideas, Julie’s article is a terrific resource.
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6. Imagine That!
By Wes Hopper

Our faculty for study today is one that we use naturally as children, but we get it trained out of us sometimes by well meaning adults. That is the faculty of imagination. We get told to quit day dreaming when we’re kids, and then we have to learn it all over again as adults.

Imagination is the way that we can test and experience our future and our dreams. But you may not know the astounding discovery of modern science about imagination. When we vividly imagine something with emotional intensity, we produce the same emotional and biochemical reactions in our body as the actual experience! That’s why virtually every Olympic athlete uses imagination in their training program. They know that when they visualize, they are getting virtually the same benefits as actually training and by visualizing, they are doing every routine perfectly!

James Nesmith was a US pilot who became a prisoner of war in Vietnam. An average golfer, he took almost 20 strokes off his golf score by playing detailed rounds of golf in his mind while imprisoned in a wire cage! That’s the power of imagination, used correctly. But remember, whenever you are imagining something, good or bad, that power is at work. Don’t imagine what you don’t want.

As the old Roman, Lucius Annaeus Seneca said, “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” Used correctly to visualize what you want, it’s one of the most powerful tools you have to create your dreams. And it’s free! So put it to work. You’ll be grateful you did.
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7. Eight Reasons to Make Time for Family Dinner
With the start of school and the many activities of the school year – music lessons, club meetings, and soccer practices – sometimes family mealtime is the last thing on your mind. Here are eight important reasons to have family dinners. Let these reasons inspire you!
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8. Ten Children’s Books You Might Hate
Join the discussion as opinions on children’s books, some of them classics, come out of the closet. From The Giving Tree to Runaway Bunny, the comments give pause for thought and some may surprise you.
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9. Ten Superfoods You Can Eat Every Day
Superfoods are great multi-taskers — brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients, usually without providing too many calories, and delivered in a delicious form (think: blueberries). However, some are exotic (goji berries) and some you would not eat daily (sardines). Here are ten easy-to-eat, easy-to-find, everyday “super” foods. Introduce them to your children and include them in lunches and snacks.
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” … Albert Einstein

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