Friday, May 15, 2009

Really Proud

Well, I've been hard at work this week launching my website for my business. I'm really proud of it. It's not complete and I'm sure I'll add to it as the suggestions roll in and as there's a need for more information. But here's what I have right now.

Precious Gem Childcare

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

You Can Say "Yes"

Just thought I'd post about something that works sometimes when Boo says "no." I tell him Boo can say "yes mommy". Sometimes he still says no. But there's quite a few times where he will say "yes mommy" and do whatever it is I'm asking him to do.

I learned this approach years ago as an infant teacher and it is much more effective overall than the familiar line "Don't you tell mommy no." I think it's because it tells the child the exact response and behavior you're looking for instead of just telling them what you don't want them to do. Hmmmm...that sounds familiar.

Anyways, it works for me enough of the time that I thought I'd share.

Passing this on for a friend

Please read this. I'm passing this information along for a friend who works with youth in Aurora. I'm asking readers to consider taking a minute to vote and help this children's soccer field get funding. Thanks!

Hi Everyone,

A couple of months ago I nominated our soccer field to get a $15,000 renovation through Kellogs Frosted Flakes Plant a Seed Campaign. Out of 3500 fields that were nominated, we made it to the semifinals as one of the top 100 fields. Out of those top 100 fields 30 will receive the grand prize. I need your help to make this happen. 50% of our total score comes from how many votes we receive for our field from the public -thats you --- please follow the instructions below and vote to support our field of dreams. Thank you so much for your vote and support it means alot to me but more importantly to the children we serve.

Wait until box appears that says “Vote Now & Help Us Decide Where”

Click on those words

click on “vote now” in the center of the screen where Tony the Tiger is
Enter Aurora Township Youth Soccer Fields under “field name” & click search
Field should appear in upper left corner, click on “see more info”
scroll down to bottom of screen
select “vote for this field” – enter you birth date and hit submit – enter your email and the code shown and hit submit – vote every day as our final score is based on how many votes we can accumulate –it is 50% of our total score
You may “send to a friend” or “add a comment if you like”

Thanks again

Vicki Marques
Associate Director
Aurora Township Youth Services

Friday, May 1, 2009

Anger Management for Parents

I thought I'd follow up all of the discipline idea posts with some ideas on anger management. Let's face it. Even when we have the best intentions, our discipline method/style becomes inappropriate and/or harsh when we let anger get the best of us and don't maintain our self- control. So I decided to search the internet for anger management ideas for parents.

When Mom Has a Temper Tantrum

Managing Your Own Anger

I'd post more, but my toddler is starting to pull all of the books off of my bookshelf. Gotta run!