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Raising Great Kids: A Heartwise™ Telesummit to Help Parents & Professionals Learn Best Kid-Care Practices for Health, Emotions, Discipline and Technology
Two parenting authors, Dr. Caron Goode and Dr. Minette Riordan, have organized a virtual conference …
My nine year old daughter Maggie asked me to teach her to knit. I laughed and told her I never did learn how, just couldn’t figure it out, but that I could probably figure out how to crochet again.
After volunteering in the school cafeteria, I would have to agree that it’s often a toss up between the cafeteria food and what parents or the child packed themselves for lunch. Yes, kids can throw food away but most teachers in elementary school try to get them to eat some of everything. The biggest problem was that the kids don’t have enough time to eat! If they spend time chatting with friends or are slow eaters, they don’t get to finish their lunch. Kids need a break and they need healthy food!
It’s Back to School again and while my kids are excited about seeing their friends, they are dreading the onslaught of homework! In fact, my son came home from school on Day 2 with Math homework. There is no such thing in middle school as a slow start! My biggest battles with my kids during school seem to be around keeping organized and getting homework done before 9pm at night. Here are a few tips to get you started on the right foot this fall.
On my walk this morning as I passed the ponds, a bird caught my eye. I knew it was a heron of some kind but didn’t look familiar. I came home and got out our well-used copy of The Sibley Guide to Birds (best bird book ever, add it to your Christmas list!) and discovered that it was in immature green heron.
While we waited for the food to be prepared, we were able to visit with several members of the circus, including Andre McClain, America’s Favorite Cowboy and his fiance Danielle Diamboli, who is a dancer and a snake charmer originally from Brazil. They are pictured here with Maggie. We also met George Caceres of The Flying Caceres. He is a third generation performer and trapeze artist.
Stay hydrated- water is tough many times as kids prefer the sweet drinks, try taking a pitcher of water and adding their favorite fruit (berries, limes, lemons) and let the fruit sit in the pitcher. The flavor of the fruit will make the water a bit sweet and keep them hydrated with the good stuff.
The old adage that our children do what we do and not what we say is appropriate here. If you treat other people with kindness and respect, your children will too. If you say please and thank you, your children will too. If you are honest and tell the truth, so will they be. Your children watch your every move. One of my favorite parenting quotes of all times is by author and expert, Joseph Chilton Pearce who said, “We must become the people we want our children to be.” What are you modeling for your children on a regular basis?
Amy Wilson is the opening Keynote speaker for Project Mom in Dallas on Saturday, April 2. Get your tickets now!
If you are tired of the temper tantrums, the whining, the shouting and the general mayhem in your house, you need to take this class. You will learn WHY kids have temper tantrums and how you can avoid them in the future. Learn why TIME OUT is not the best discipline and learn a new way to work with your kids that does not cause disconnection and punishment but will create a close, loving relationship with your children.