Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
I received this in the mail and felt like it would a great thing for other moms here as well. I'm not affiliated with the following book download in anyway, nor do I benefit from it. I just downloaded the book and browsed through it, it has very good stuff. Sharing it here with the hope that it benefits somebody else besides me.
The book is also available on Amazon for $10.76. The free download is only from April 19-21rst as an early Mother's day gift.Enjoy!
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon
Would you like to receive support, resources, exercises and real-world tools from 14 award-winning parenting authors to help you and the children in your life experience more peace and well-being?
Here it is—the FREE download you signed up for---and it’s only live for 48 hours so make sure you save it to your hard drive!
This past year, I had the joy and privilege of working with my good friend Amy Tiemann--author and The Today Show expert--on an exciting new book that hits bookstores and Amazon this month. Courageous Parents, Confident Kids: Letting Go So You Both Can Grow (Spark Press, 2010) is a powerful anthology featuring contributions from 14 nationally-recognized experts. The focus of the book is to help families avoid “helicopter parenting,” tune into their inner wisdom, stress less and create joyful independence in the nest and beyond.
As an early Mother’s Day gift, Spark Press and Renee Trudeau & Associates are offering FREE digital copies of this beautiful, empowering, supportive new title April 19th through April 21st (a vailable on Amazon for $15.95).
We encourage you to pass this on to your friends, family, clients and colleagues around the globe who work with or support children in any capacity. One of the things I love about this book is that the stories and insights are applicable for kids from cradle to college. And the tone throughout t he book is empowering and supportive. I can’t wait to share this resource with my family members and those who are involved in our larger support network!
Let us know what you think of the book by sharing your comments on your Courageous Parenting (or Courageous Kids) moments on our Live Inside Out FB Community!
Take care—Renee Trudeau
Monday, April 5, 2010
Conventional wisdom has it that it stems from a dislike of having to share the parents' time and attention so parents spend a lot of time reassuring older siblings about it. But scientific research shows that it's actally a function of sharing physical things - toys, books, games etc. So no matter how much extra attention you give the elder sibling, it actually won't help. Research shows that kids treat their friends a lot more nicely and with a lot more respect than their siblings. What will help siblings to get along is trying to help them see that the sibling is a friend.
There's information about all the Just say No programs - be it against drugs, alcohol or teenage sex - and the reasons why they don't work. It turns out the Idle mind is the devil's workshop. So what is more useful than these lectures and workshops is to run longer-term programs that help teens fill up their time with something more useful and enriching than hangin' at the mall.
I found the book an absolute eye-opener and a riveting read.