Parenting News You Can Use! September 7, 2010

Parenting News You Can Use!
September 7, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 36
Publisher: INCAF
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Focus for August: National Family Meal Month
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Course Fall/ Winter 2010 (see home page)
2. Meditations for Maximum Wellness
3. We are Wired for Empathy
4. Verbal First Aide™
5. Meditation and the Brain
6. Self-Employed
7. Getting Involved in Your Child’s School Experience
8. Bill Gates’ Favorite Teacher
9. The Impact of Music on Exercise
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. Meditations for Maximum Wellness
The benefits of meditation are many and varied from reducing stress to increasing one’s cognition and creativity. Additionally, meditation heightens our concentration, allowing us to be more productive. Author Ronald Alexander, Ph. D., provides three meditations – to release unwholesome emotions, to improve mood and to improve a relationship – that are not only terrific for you but also terrific to teach your children.
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3. We are Wired for Empathy
Author and social thinker Jeremy Rifkin suggests that “to civilize is to empathize”. In this creative video narrative, he explores empathy through the ages as well as empathy in child development.
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4. Verbal First Aide™
Verbal First Aid™ is a gentle, effective, loving way to not only help children begin to heal themselves, but to facilitate in them an awareness of the resources they have within them that can be developed over the course of their entire lives.
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5. Meditation and the Brain
Meditation has benefits that go far beyond simple relaxation, according to a team of scientists at the University of Oregon. It can actually change the structure of your brain. A family meeting is a wonderful opportunity to teach your child to meditate.
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6. Self-Employed
By Wes Hopper

Seth Godin said, “You’re already self-employed. When are you going to start acting like it?” Today’s message is a wake up call for everyone who thinks they work for someone else. I don’t care if you’re an employee, a public servant, a retiree, a contractor, or a stay at home Mom. You’re self employed. You work for yourself. It’s very important that you really get this idea. It’s an important part of the process of reclaiming your power and taking control of your life. As long as you feel that you work for someone else, you’ve lost your power. You “have to” do things.

When you feel that you don’t work for anyone, then what’s your motivation? Just loaf around all day? But when you realize that you’re self employed, it puts a different spin on things. For one thing, you know you have choices. You’re the boss and you have your power back. You also have your motivation. It’s your life, you’re in charge and you get to see what you can do about your dreams and goals each day. Bringing the self employed mindset to a job makes you really valuable, too, because the self employed are always looking to see how much they can do, instead of how little.

At the end of the day there’s only one person who really cares if you made progress in your life. That’s you. You’re the boss. Make sure that your needs and desires are covered in how you spend your day. You’ll be grateful you did.
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7. Getting Involved in Your Child’s School Experience
Jeff Kleinman of Moms Miami suggests ways to get involved and become visible in your child’s experience at school.
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8. Bill Gates’ Favorite Teacher
Sal Khan, you can count Bill Gates as your newest fan. Gates is a voracious consumer of online education. He and his 11-year-old son, Rory, are soaking up videos – from algebra to biology – at Khan’s nonprofit Khan Academy, a vast digital trove of free mini-lectures all narrated by Khan, an ebullient, articulate Harvard MBA and former hedge fund manager.
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9. The Impact of Music on Exercise
Music has both a psychological effect as well as a physiological effect during exercise. Read the latest on how small changes in tempo had an impact on motivation, amount of exercise done and enjoyment of the music. Turn on the music and get your children moving!
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10. Inspirational Quote of the Week
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” … Louisa May Alcott