Ways to Teach Kids About Money by Eric Tyson MBA
With inflation on the rise (gas prices, grocery bills, health insurance premiums, etc.) and many companies being more conservative, more American families are feeling squeezed. So if you're feeling guilty because you can't buy your child that video game system he desperately wants or send him to that trendy summer camp, Eric Tyson has one word for you. Don't. In fact, he says, now is the perfect time to teach your kids some valuable financial lessons. Kids are surprisingly aware of what's going on in the world…“And if they don't know that times are a little bit tough and Mom & Dad are having to watch their spending, it's time to tell them. Sheltering kids from financial realities does them no favors."...
Encouraging Children to Write, Read, and Express Feelings by Creating Comics by Bill Zimmerman
Want your children to develop their imaginations, as well as a fondness for reading and writing and telling stories? Then encourage them to create their own comic strips. Comic strips provide perfect vehicle for learning and practicing language. Each strip’s three or four panels provide a finite, accessible world in which funny, interesting looking characters live and go about their lives. And children with limited reading skills are not as overwhelmed in dealing with the size of a comic strip as they may be with a book of many pages. Comic strips also don’t require long sentences or paragraphs to tell a good story. Only a few words are required for the characters to go about their lives and reveal their stories. And, anyone who sees a blank talk or thought balloon floating over the head of a character wants immediately to fill it in with words and thoughts; doing so is the beginning step to telling a story...
How to Unclutter Your Parenting – Part 1 by Chick Moorman & Thomas Haller
Clean out your closets, recycle old magazines, and remove from your bedroom the exercise equipment you haven’t used in the past two years. You know the drill. It’s called uncluttering you life and your personal space. Your closet shelves, car, bedroom, bookcases, desk drawers, and your child’s toy box are just some of the possible targets when the get rid of the junk spirit moves you. But what if your urge to unclutter and simplify your life took on a whole new and unexpected twist? What if it involved something more important than the number of discarded shoes scattered on your closet floor or the unused collection of beanie babies stored in you attic? What if you decided to unclutter something vastly more significant, something that would positively affect your children, your family, and yourself? …
HOW TO RAISE AN INDIGO CHILD: A Complete Serialization by Dr. Barbara Condron - Entrainment – Part 1
Wednesday, upon arriving with her dad, Iris proudly announced, “I had
a weird dream.” She was telling Paul Madar, one of her dad’s classmates,
who was listening with rapt interest written plainly across his face. Brewing
tea a few feet away, I could tell Iris’s audience was being swept away
by her four-year-old charm, completely forgetting their vast knowledge of the
subject at hand. “Why was your dream weird, Iris,” I asked. She
lowered her chin, almond black eyes raised under feathery lashes, “It
was just weird” she replied. Indeed if I didn’t know the universal
language of mind, the dream language, I would have thought the dream a bit strange
too. But I knew it was talking about Iris’s need to release old images
in order for there to be room to receive new ones...
MEDITATION FOR KIDS: The Healing Light by Jeannine Proulx
Guided meditations are a wonderful way to calm the minds of these very high maintenance children. It offers them a story form that keeps them interested and aware, while allowing them the freedom to create their own experiences and stories. Come join us as we offer this next generation the opportunity to create their own world and their own lives! To set the scene, find a quiet, comfortable space and time. Bedtime or afternoon nap is ideal. Keep the lighting soft and still, play soft music if you wish and read out loud slowly...
INSPIRED PARENTING: When Your Child is a Picky Eater by Dr. Caron B. Goode
for a season or for the long haul all parents, at one time or another, navigate
the waters of parenting a child with a selective palette. And as a child’s
first cook and coach, you may be surprised just how much your attitude and food
presentation influence your child’s early food preferences. Fortunately
for most children, this phase quickly passes, but for parents of kids whom it
doesn’t, mealtimes often become opportunity for creativity and planning.
Before I share my best tips on coaching your child through expanding his palette,
let me tell you why some children turn their nose at some of the best tasting
foods. And surprisingly enough, flavor often doesn’t matter. Children
may refuse to try a new food because of these top three turnoffs...
KIDS… What they Teach Us - What a Child Reflects for a Parent by Tara Paterson
Children are the greatest source of reflection for our lives. Not only do they reflect our strengths, but they are also a reflection of the work we still need to do on ourselves. Energetically speaking, they are the beginning and the end of all of the desires we have ever had for ourselves revealed in the reflective image we see as our child. They also mirror for us who we are as a person and most likely how we manage the finer details of our lives. My conclusion is simple - our children some how interpret the energy of our own inner passion and desires that were never carried out in our own personal lives and follow through with it in their lives. Or are our children just a holographic image we create to fulfill our inner most desires once we have moved beyond the ability to accomplish them for ourselves?…
Aggression in Your Child – 4 Steps You Can Take Now by Chick Moorman &
Are you struggling with a child who bites and throws toys? Do you get frequent calls from school about your son’s aggressive behavior in the classroom and on the playground? Do you feel like screaming at your daughter when you see her hit a sibling? Do you see the hitting, kicking, and punching between your children day after day and fear that it won’t ever stop? Are you tired of having to tell one of your children to leave the other alone? Children don’t simply grow out of aggressive behavior, and they don’t just figure out how to manage their aggression on their own. They need assistance and guidance from the adults around them, and they need it now. If your answer to any of these questions is yes, please read on...
NEW KIDS, OLD SOULS: Revealing The Hidden Mind by Tigris Powers
Have you ever stopped for a moment and watched as life continued to spin around you? The one who stops becomes the hub of the rotating wheel of life. Recently, while sitting in my car in the parking lot of the grocery store plaza, I was taken with the rhythmic pace of life. I became the passive observer, and I watched the wheel of people spinning around me. I wasn’t so much interested in what these strangers were doing, as much as I was interested in what they were thinking. All of us have a secret world hidden behind the curtain of our activity. The longer I watched, I began to notice that there was a common thread that tied all of these human beings together: and that was the hurried nature with which they appeared to be getting from here to there, from one thing to the next thing. As they came and went, I could almost hear the voices inside of their heads keeping them locked outside of the present moment...
Intuitive Parents, Intuitive Kids - What is your Child’s Element? by Jennifer Crews, M.A.
One afternoon an astonishing unique occurrence transpired during an intuitive session on a friend. She was sitting across the table from me waiting for my response to a specific question. I was looking off to my right side waiting for “short snippet like movie” to appear. This was how I typically received intuitive messages. I was waiting for the movies to come into view and start conveying insights to her question. Suddenly out of thin air, emerged these large three dimensional white block letters. They literally floated above her head. These letters were 3- 4 inches tall, white in color, and quite wide in size. They appeared so real and in such tangible form floating over her head that I was dumbfounded. I felt as if I could grab them and hand them to her. The letters formed a six letter word that gave the answer to her question. I shared with her what the letters read but chose not to explain this new 3-D experience and to just honor this new style of intuitive communication...
SPECIAL REPORT: ‘Killer Cribs’ Study: Toxic Fire Retardant Chemicals Found in Common Baby Products
A Study by Friends of the Earth finds babies and infants are at risk; group asks manufacturer Graco to halt use of toxic chemicals; Legislation advancing in California. Toxic fire retardant chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, and neurological and other health problems are prevalent in common baby products, according to a study released today by national environmental group Friends of the Earth. The study finds that these toxic chemicals, called halogenated fire retardants, appear in a high percentage of baby products, including portable cribs, strollers, car seats and infant carriers. Due to their prevalence in common household products, these chemicals have been found in breast milk and in children...
Downside Up: Getting Education Right By Ronald G. Veronda Excerpted from Educating for Humanity: Rethinking the Purposes of Education by Mike Seymour
The following is one technique I have used to pull out a dream. In this case, Mike is a high-school student, but I have used this same technique with a five-year-olds and eighty-year-olds with only slight variations. Before I begin with anyone, I have to have their trust or they won’t participate. It all begins with a loving, nonjudgmental relationship. This interchange was in front of a Next Step audience with the dedicated founders of the Challenge Day program, Yvonne and Rich St. John-Dutra. The audience included teenagers, teachers, school administrators, and a mixed bag of community activities and other adults. Similar results can happen in a classroom or one-on-one. In a classroom, I have the other students participate in the metaphorical interplay, and every student gets a turn...
New Methods of Education Part 5 by Margaret Seleme de Guevara
This month we will explore the “High Scope” Method, developed in 1962 by David P. Weikart, director of special services for the public schools of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Mr. Wiekart began the Perry High Scope Preschool Project as a result of his activities for children in the United States, particularly at summer camps. During his work in those camps, he realized that the younger generations were unable to make decisions, to plan ideas or to execute them in an efficient way. “He realized that having an excellent basic education did not serve much if the student had not had the advantage of a complete pre-school education with good learning experiences and a favorable educational environment.” ...
To read the above article in Spanish click on the title link Nuevos Métodos de Educación Part 5 por Margaret Seleme de Guevara