Monthly Archives: August 2010

Accent the Positive (Part 1)

Maintaining a positive attitude will take you farther than maintaining a negative attitude. Look around you.  Every major accomplishment was attained because of a positive attitude on the part of the inventor. The bicycle, the car, the bus, the airplane, … Continue reading

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Everybody Needs Love (Part 4)

Will we ever have any world “leaders” who will promote love over hate? Maybe not.  A lot of people make a lot of money when wars are in progress. In Marvin Gaye’s song, What’s Going On, he says “. . … Continue reading

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Everybody Needs Love (Part 3)

How do you feel when you give or receive hugs and kisses or hear someone that you love tell you that they love you? Good?  Warm?  Secure?  Comfortable?  Happy?  Peaceful?   All of the above? Those are feelings that are worth giving … Continue reading

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Everybody Needs Love (Part 2)

Babies who are loved have a better chance of growing up to be loving people. You’re making an investment in the future by SHOWING love to the babies around you. ************** For books that help and delight, go to http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.

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Everybody Needs Love (Part 1)

Love is to humans as sunshine is to Planet Earth.  We cannot thrive without it. Start with your babies.  Hug them, touch them gently, kiss them, look softly into their eyes, speak kindly to them, tell them that you love … Continue reading

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Teach the Children Well (Part 12)

If children live with sharing, they learn generousity. It starts very simply:  Encourage two- and three-year-old children to share their toys, their treats, their time.  Praise them for doing so. That will make them feel good and proud of themselves.  They’ll want … Continue reading

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Teach the Children Well (Part 11)

If children live with honesty, they’ll learn truthfulness. Children see and hear a lot of what adults do and say.  We must be aware of that fact. When we relay information to others in the presence of children who were … Continue reading

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Teach the Children Well (Part 10)

Children have a way of showing us what they’re interested in. They love to draw and show us their pictures.  They love to make music and want us to listen.  They love legos and want us to see what they … Continue reading

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Teach the Children Well (Part 9)

Children who live with parents/guardians and others who are hostile toward each other will learn how to be hostile and argumentative. If we want children to be nice and kind, we must remove hostility from their environment. ************** Check out http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.

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Teach the Children Well (Part 8)

As adults, it is our job to teach the children.  We can draw upon Dorothy Law Nolte’s poem, Children Learn What They Live (which I included in yesterday’s blog): Children should not be harshly criticized.  Not only will they learn … Continue reading

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