Went to see Olympic Gymnastic Tour Last Night

October 30, 2008 at 8:32 am | Posted in children, dads, Families, moms, Mothers, parents, Self Esteem | Leave a comment
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Last night my family went to see the Olympic Gymnast tour.  It was fantastic.  Those kids were out there having a ball.  The spectators worshiped them.  And those athletes gave us such a show.  They were able to decide and accomplish a goal within only their childhoods.   Why is that?

 

Did they just have such amazing talent that they were able to think and believe and therefore be in the Olympics?  Of course not.   I do believe in prayer and the law of attraction.  But in either case you MUST open the door and walk through. 

 

That’s what those kids and their parents and their coaches did.  They did not simply think about a dream.  They put it in action.  And it was done as a group program.  The athletes alone did not do it.  We all know that their parents were totally committed to the dream.  And these athletes had coaches.  The coaches worked with their athletes on so many levels.  Of course they worked on the actual physical performance of their athletes, but they added in nutrition, emotional and psychological aspects, developmental stages, and a sundry of other aspects of taking a child and helping them become and amazing athlete.

 

And these kids knew instinctively that they had to have coaches.  The coaches would sometimes give them grueling workouts, other times hug them after the fall, and of course celebrate the joys of success.  Having coaches was a natural part of the program.

As a matter of fact without coaches there wouldn’t be a program and there wouldn’t be action of a dream.

 

Think about your dream as a parent.  Put it in action today. 

 

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Next Monday Donna L. Johnson and I will be hosting

Your Dreams and Dumps

A teleseminar on getting out your woes of parenting and being a woman,

Yet having the intention of living your dreams.

 

This is a program set up for you at no cost.

Just a phone call away.

 

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Halloween is tomorrow

 

Get into the fun with your kids.  If you trick or treat get on a costume, your kids will always love it.  It is silly, fun and on their level.

 

If you do not trick or treat be mindful that your children will feel left out.  Give them something special to do.  Use the time for togetherness with your family.  Be sure to explain your family values and morals as to why you don’t trick or treat in terms of the good to your family, not the wrong of others.

 

As for my family, we will be out and about trick or treating.

It is one of our favorite things to do.

 

Put your dream in action

And parent with

Passion, Purpose, and Integrity

 

Grace

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Thanksgiving: The Gentle Holiday

November 14, 2007 at 2:22 am | Posted in dads, Families, Holidays, Mothers, Self Esteem, Wednesday Wisdom | Leave a comment
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Thanksgiving is what I call the gentle holiday.  All the other holidays have energized and elaborate activities.  Thanksgiving is more or less a meal.  It is a time when families and friends have time off from regular activities and get together.  Of course there is the hassle of getting to these gatherings.  But once people have arrived there is not much that is planned-no costumes and trick or treating, no major gift giving, no fireworks.  I think of it as perfect time to be able to throw in a few holiday activities that will boost your family’s self-esteem.

One of my favorites is the Thanksgiving Tree.  This is not a real tree! 

  • You trace your child on a piece of paper with legs together to form the trunk and arms out to form branches.  If you have more than one child have each child be traced on top of the other.  If you have one child trace their arms in a few different positions.   This is the leafless Thanksgiving Tree. 
  • Then cut construction paper in simple leaf shapes.  These will be the Thanksgiving leaves.  (You can attach the scraps to be leaves that have fallen on the ground.)  Your family and friends write what they are thankful for on these leaves.
  • Of course everyone is thankful for more than one thing.  Some things are serious, some are sentimental, and don’t forget the funny things that you are thankful for.  Some things are tangible-like food and shelter- some are past experiences-like swimming at the beach or going on a special trip- and some are thoughts- loving your grandmother. 
  • Each time you have a thankful idea you write it on a leaf and tape it up on the tree.  Of course the goal is to get the tree to be covered with these leaves.  This becomes a beautiful decoration and a lovely declaration that your family has lots to be thankful for. 

By declaring in such a concrete way what you are thankful for you teach your child that they as an individual and as a family come from a place of plenty.  That this plenty is not about how they compare to others, but just basic and simple things.

Being thankful for the basic and simple is a wonderful way to engage your child in learning to look inside for self approval rather than to look to the outside to be approved of by others.  When you look inside you create and enhance natural high self-esteem. 

For more information about how to use holidays to boost natural self-esteem or to learn about natural self-esteem go to feel free to contact Grace E. Mauzy at grace@gemparenting.com.

Dont Forget:  Check out the GEM Spotlight for a week of audios and printables to inspire great parenting.

 

About Grace:
Grace E. Mauzy, MA works with overwhelmed, stressed parents having difficulty comfortably cope with parenting. Parents learn positive intervention utilizing strategies and tactics to develop high self-esteem in children. Grace is the founder of GEM Parenting – an online community dedicated to parenting with passion, purpose, and integrity. (GEMParenting.com) Through Grace’s professional and personal life experiences, she has a unique ability to understand and empower parents to implement new parenting styles, allowing them to challenge themselves to break free of their destructive behaviors and attitudes.  And raise their children with confidence, peace, and harmony.  To learn more about her powerful speaking, coaching, and workshops, or to receive Grace’s motivating audio course-7 Deadly Mistakes Parents Make That Create Spoiled Brats and How to Avoid Them– visit http://www.GEMParenting.com

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