Folks, forgot the other books you've read, other advice you've been given, this is the book to help you raise "great kids". Just like it says.
This book is broken down into eight "rules" chapters, that have sub-chapters.
All relevant in this day and age.
My favorite chapter is Influencing.
What bigger influence do your children have than you?
This chapter will help you learn how to speak to your child, how to really talk to them.
Dr. Todd Cartmell is the author.
Let's learn about the man behind this inspiring book:
I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. We then moved to Columbus, OH, where I completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Wright State University at the Children’s Hospital. Since then, I have done my clinical work at Summit Clinical Services in Wheaton, IL, where I continue to see children, teens, and families on a full-time basis.
I have written five parenting books (faith based), which you can learn more about on the Books page. I have presented many parenting workshops at mom’s conferences (Hearts at Home, MOPS International), MOPS groups, churches, and schools, which you can read about on the Workshop page. I have also recently developed a skill-building game for kids called The Flexible Thinking Game.
In my free time, I enjoy doing anything with my wife, spending time with my boys whenever possible, reading, running, and playing jazz piano any chance I get. My Christian faith is an important part of my life and thinking, and I am continually thankful for God’s grace, of which I am an undeserving recipient.
Guess what peeps?
If you are interested in getting your own copy of this fabulous read, you can & at 50% off.
Who likes to cook? Who likes to bake? Who likes to order take out & pass it off as their creation? Hello, I am not the only one that has every done that, am I? Recently I was given the opportunity to try Country Crock. I received a coupon for a free tub. Glad I got to try it. I've used it on toast and it melts immediately, leaving behind the liquid margarine that is oh so yummy. Tonight I decided to make chicken pot pie. It calls for a rue. So I broke out the Country Crock.
This made my rue so delish. Seriously, I could have just eaten that. It melted quickly over a very low heat & mixed up with the milk and flour in a jif. The Country Crock added a nice rich taste to the overall pot pie. I'd share a photo but it's gone. Muhahaha. Hey, it was Weight Watcher friendly, what can I say. Have you ever used Country Crock? Did you like it? Tell what you think.
Ok. Raise your hand if you want to go to Disney. Disney World. Disneyland. Either one or both are great. I always want to go to Disney World. I'v been fortunate to go the past 2 years, thanks to my sister and my dad. Of course, my dad will do anything for his 9yo grandson. It's good to be the mom of the only grandchild. Tee hee. Anyway, have you ever heard of PixieVacations.com ?
Here's a bit about them:
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We want to plan and book the best Disney Vacation you have ever had. We are not a call center; we are past Disney Cast Members and Disney Vacation Planners that know the ins and outs of Disney. We are your agent and we work for you. Our goal is to plan the best Disney vacation, especially for you, at the lowest possible price. You will get your own Pixie Vacations agent, and we work one-on-one with you to plan your trip. Our concierge level of service is free. We can help you plan special extra activities and also know about fun free things to do at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and on Disney Cruise Lines. This is a great luxury to have. Again, we are not a call center that is pressured to get you on and off the phone as quickly as possible. Lowest Possible Price
We offer the same prices as booking with Disney. However we do have a key advantage when it comes to getting you the best possible price. When you book with Pixie Vacations we will monitor your reservation. If a Disney promotion comes out that is a better fit for you, we will move your existing reservation to the better package price. If you book directly with Disney, they will not contact you to tell you there is now a better deal. We have two kids ourselves and know how important it is to get the best vacation for your dollar. Also when you call or book online with Disney directly you will not get any discount at all unless you know to ask for a specific rate. We know what specials to ask for to save you money.
Also check our exclusive Pixie Offers. These are Disney Vacation offers we have created just for you, our Pixie Guests'. These exclusive Disney World vacation packages combine tremendous savings on your Disney World Resort Room, Discounted Disney Park Tickets and Disney's Dining Plan with some amazing special extras. A History of Disney Knowledge equals Disney savings
We are a US based Mom and Pop company run by a family that worked at Walt Disney World for many years in Parks and Resorts. We have been to the parks and resorts more times than we can count, during all seasons, day and night. We have been to the parks and resorts when we were kids, as college students, and as a family now with our kids. We have eaten at the Disney resort and park restaurants, we have been behind the scenes and we have possibly checked you in or given you park information from the Magic Kingdom information booth during one of your past trips. We have used Magical Express and the bus system and have been on Disney Cruise Line. We have planned conventions as a convention coordinator at the Grand Floridian when we were cast members and now as Authorized Disney Vacation Planners. We have even sewn names on Mickey Mouse hats (and even got an extra $0.10 an hour back in the day!).
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Amber Griswold (10) loves going to Walt Disney World and Disneyland. She's also very crafty and after a recent vacation at Walt Disney World she decided to try and recreate her favorite scents from her trip in candles and wax tarts.
She started with Disney snacks. Main Street Popcorn, Pineapple Whips, and even Turkey Legs. Each scent brings you back to those vacation memories. Amber also has created the unique scents from the resort. Beach Club Resort is her favorite.
Each Disney inspired scent is available on her Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/PixieScentsbyAmber She only makes one scent at a time and when it sells out it's gone. You can make suggestions for the next scent you want her to make on her Pixie Scents Facebook page and when that limited batch is ready she puts them up on her Pixie Scents Esty shop.
You can also get a Pixie Scent wax tart (she calls them cakes), for Free.
Now - October 1, 2016 Pixie Vacations is offering one of her Disney inspired snack scents as part of your Walt Disney World Vacation package. So if you are planning a Walt Disney World Vacation for 2016, go over to Pixie Vacations and to get a quick no obligation Disney World vacation quote and the details for your Free Pixie Scent wax tart: https://pixievacations.com/2016/02/free-pixie-scent/
Let me tell you, I got the sample of Main Street Popcorn. Ah-mazing! Tell me, how many times have you been to Disney? Which one? Have you never been?
Even my 9yo boy loved it & well, he's a cynic. Just sayin.
In the center of the nest lay one perfect egg, the color of a spring sky. The father robin sat on a branch nearby, guarding his family. Tressa spotted raccoon tracks below and a blue jay eyeing the nest. “Gran, how are we going to keep the egg safe?” “We’ll have to leave that one to the Creator,” Gran said. Robins have built a nest on the window ledge at Grandmother’s house! Tressa is thrilled―and concerned. What will happen to the sky-blue egg laid by the mother robin? As more eggs appear, Tressa witnesses the daily drama of the robins’ nest and learns how God cares for all creatures. Besides watching the birds, there are Easter eggs to color. And there is a very special story to hear―a tale of long ago about one small bird with a very big heart. How did the robin get its red breast? Tressa is about to find out as Gran tells her the story of the Easter robin. Brought to life with colorful, tender illustrations, The Legend of the Easter Robinwill captivate and teach your child about compassion and faith.