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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Inner Bonding: Learning to Love Yourself

Inner Bonding offers a profound process for learning how to love your self and other rather than abandon yourself. It leads you out of emotional dependency and into emotional freedom and joy.
Inner Bonding is a powerful 6-step process for healing anxiety, depression, shame, addictions, and relationships - as seen on Oprah. Recommended by actress Lindsay Wagner and singer Alanis Morissette. Free Course at http://www.innerbonding.com/
Created in 1988 by Dr. Margaret Paul and Dr. Erika Chopich. INNER BONDING® is a transformational six-step spiritual pathway that heals anxiety, depression, addictions, and relationships. Recommended by actress LINDSAY WAGNER and singer ALANIS MORISSETTE, and featured on OPRAH, Inner Bonding® is the ultimate way to heal, providing six powerful steps to emotional freedom. Take our FREE email course and discover for yourself!

Learning how to love yourself rather than abandon yourself moves you out of pain and into joy, within yourself and your relationships. Learning how to take loving care of your own feelings moves you out of being a victim and into personal power and emotional freedom.

Through the unique and compassionate Inner Bonding® Village, phone facilitation, weekend workshops, 5-day intensive individual and couples retreats, books, Podcasts, Teleseminars, CDs, and DVDs, INNER BONDING has transformed the lives of thousands of people.
Mission:  Is to provide an easily accessible 6-Step psychological and spiritual process that anyone can use to heal their fear and pain and create love and joy in their lives.
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Third Annual BLUE SHIRT DAY™ -WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION

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Go BLUE - Mark your calendars and get your schools ready for October 3, 2011!

Help STOMP Out Bullying across our nation!

Thousands of schools across the country are participating.
Ask your school to participate on 10-3-11 by having the entire school -- students and faculty --GO BLUE and wear a Blue Shirt!

Whether it's our "Limited Edition" Shirt as seen below or your own Blue Shirt we want to see every school in a sea of Blue across the country and throughout the world!

EMAIL
us the name and location of your school and we'll add your school's name to our  BLUE SHIRT DAY™ - WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION supporter list on our website.

Take photos of everyone at school wearing blue!


EMAIL Jpegs to art.stompoutbullying@gmail.com and we'll post your photos on our web site.

Join us in solidarity on Monday, October 3rd! Make a statement against bullying and cyberbullying and STOMP Out Bullying™!

Make October 3rd the day that bullying and cyberbullying prevention are heard around the world by wearing a BLUE SHIRT in solidarity to STOMP Out Bullying™!

To signify the importance of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, STOMP Out Bullying created BLUE SHIRT DAY- WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION.

Specifically the first Monday of every October -- this year on Monday, October 3rd we’re asking kids, teens and adults to participate in BLUE SHIRT DAY by wearing a BLUE SHIRT to STOMP Out Bullying.

Whether you order a "Limited Edition" Blue Shirtfrom STOMP Out Bullying or wear your own blue shirt,  you’ll be sending a message to everyone to end bullying and cyberbullying. 

Please join this third annual grassroots effort. Someone you know could be bullied. Someone you know might be a bully.

Visit www.StompOutBullying.org for more information.



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Boost UP! Keeping Teens in School

How can we keep students in school? Research suggests that one of the most important things is to keep them engaged in a safe, supportive environment.

What can you do to help engage students in their communities and create a safe and supportive environment? Offer a few words of encouragement. Become a mentor. Volunteer with a local youth service organization. Coach a team. Whatever you do, you’ll have a profound impact on a student’s ability and desire to stay in school and graduate.

Why students drop out of school:

There’s no single reason.

Students drop out of school for a number of different reasons—and it’s typically a combination of many issues. Here are some of the top reasons students give for leaving school:
  • Classes aren’t interesting
  • Parents/family/adults have low expectations
  • Poor attendance
  • Failing in school
  • Family responsibilities (work, caring for siblings, etc.)
  • Becoming a parent
  • Too much freedom 
 Learn more at www.BoostUp.org.


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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Volunteering in America

Volunteers are resolute in their commitment to serving their neighbors and communities, with 62.8 million adults volunteering almost 8.1 billion hours in local and national organizations in 2010, service valued at almost $173 billion. Explore this website for the most comprehensive data on volunteering ever assembled including volunteer profiles for all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as hundreds of metropolitan areas, rankings, demographic trends, and profiles of volunteer organizations making an impact on some of our nation's toughest challenges.

Did you know that your family could be leaving an important mark in American history, simply by giving time and service to your community? The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service is an important part of communities. This month, CNCS released new data on volunteerism. Volunteering in America is the most in-depth report on national service – spotlighting:

·         who volunteers
·         what cities have the highest rates of volunteerism
·         how Americans are serving their community.

You can follow CNCS on Facebook and Twitter, or learn how you can volunteer in your community at www.serve.gov.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded? COMING SOON!

Pre-order today!
By Vanessa Van Petten

When I was 16 I thought it was my Dad’s goal in life to make me miserable. I was convinced that he had a running list of all the ways he could embarrass me in front of my friends, trick me into doing more chores or make my curfew earlier.

Our relationship would have continued to devolve until one day I saw my Dad reading a parenting book. I flipped through it while my Dad was in the bathroom and realized a lot of the things he did that drove me crazy he was getting right out of this book! I looked at the other parenting books on our shelves and realized that they were all written by adults. I wondered—has anyone ever asked teens to write to their parents?


I decided to build a website where teens could answer questions and write to parents called RadicalParenting.com.  I couldn’t believe how quickly it grew and how happy both teens were to get their voices out and parents were to have a new outlet for connecting with their kids! We now have over 120 teen writers who give advice.

Teenagers, when given a neutral space LOVE talking to parents and often offer some of the best insight because they are going through it themselves. We have also be so excited to help parents who feel like they cannot reach their kids and teens.

I think teens and parents can work together to overcome their differences and learn to work best together. We have just come out with our book: Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded and it is a radical approach to parenting because it is written from the kid’s perspective! We would love for you to check it out—if you are brave enough to see what kids have to say!

Here is what Publisher’s Weekly had to say:

“Van Petten, founder of the popular Web site RadicalParenting.com, offers parents a candid view of the contemporary teen’s world in this eye-opening text. Van Petten uses actual stories about teens and their often anxious, angry, or befuddled parents to introduce each chapter. Pointing out that she is neither a parent nor a teen (nor a doctor, therapist, or counselor), the college-grad author has nevertheless earnestly investigated her subject and includes current research on teens as well as hundreds of “real quotes, interviews, e-mails and advice from actual teens.” Van Petten explores a variety of timely subjects, including peer relationships, teen/parent communication, bullying, technology, and “risky business” (smoking, drinking, sex, and more). Her outlook on technology and “Internet savvy” is particularly incisive, emphasizing not only the hazards of “time-suck” activities (i.e., Facebook, chatting on IM, and texting) but also the many social and academic benefits of the digital universe. Like a crafty spy, Van Petten comfortably segues from parent to teen perspective, and while noting that each adolescent is unique, she skillfully opens doors to the collective teen psyche. “ –Publishers Weekly

About the author:
 

Vanessa Van Petten is one of the nation's youngest experts, or 'youthologists' on parenting and adolescents. She now runs her popular parenting website,RadicalParenting.com, which she writes with 120 other teenage writers to answer questions from parents and adults. Her approach has been featured by CNN, Fox News, and Wall Street Journal. She was also on the Real Housewives of Orange County helping the housewives with troubled teens. Her next book, "Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I'm Grounded?" is being released in September 2011 with Plume Books of Penguin USA.


Monday, August 15, 2011

The Supportive Foster Parent: "Be there for me"

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By Dr. Kalyani Gopal

This is a parenting book written in What to Expect style in a user-friendly, honest manner to tackle day to day problems in raising foster children, adoptive children, step-children, grandchildren...for anyone who is raising someone else's child.

The author uses 25 years of experience of working with over 30,000 foster families to teach techniques and parenting solutions in clear and simple ways to solve day to day problems.

Order today on Amazon.

Reviews:

"This book really helped me. I have learned how to deal with different types of situations...how to show love when punishing, all the support systems that are available and so on.."  Ms. Yinga, first time foster mother
 
--Foster Parents

"I enjoyed reading about anxiety, what I should do and how and what to expect. I understand clearly that children will love their parents NO MATTER WHAT." 
LaDonna Baker, Foster mother
--Foster Parent

"As a foster parent for the past 9 years I was moved and felt very understood by your book.  The advice given will make positive changes for many of "our" children." Thank you!
--Mary Jane Nowdowski, Foster Parent

Friday, August 12, 2011

Dad Labs: Taking Back Paternity

America is seeing a fundamental shift in the role of men in parenting. While many in the media and academia have observed this trend, no company has emerged to meet the needs of these "New" fathers, the modern dads. Enter DadLabs, Inc., a start-up company dedicated to providing creative media content and information products to serve this new generation of "Super Dads."

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, DadLabs is an information and entertainment company that fosters the father/child relationship through media, instructional and retail products.


The mission of the company is to strengthen families and benefit children by empowering today's fathers.

The company provides resources to expecting, new and veteran fathers that will launch them into a more active and creative role in the lives of their children. DadLabs speaks to the corporate executive and the delivery driver with a voice that is authentic and genuinely male, with wisdom and self-deprecating humor of experience. The products and services offered are honest, informative, sometimes off-color, but always dedicated to the spirit of fatherhood. DadLabs speaks guy and presents information through guy-colored lenses.

Founded in 2004 by Troy Lanier, Clay Nichols and Brad Powell, DadLabs aims to be the voice of the new fatherhood. The company was founded on the core value that parents must be the primary movers in the lives of their children and fathers must play a leading role in this journey. The team at DadLabs is committed to assisting the busy father by providing him with accessible and digestible information and parenting ideas. DadLabs will not only inform and entertain fathers, but will also foster creative father/child activities through retail products.

The trio brings more than 30 years of teaching and hands on fatherhood experience, as well as professional filmmaking and writing experience. Troy Lanier and Clay Nichols are accomplished authors and were named to the Austin Chronicle Best of 2005 for their book "Filmmaking for Teens: Pulling off Your Shorts." The company's first DVD, DueDads: The Man's Survival Guide to Pregnancy won a 27th annual Bronze Telly Award. The company released “DadLabs: A Guide to Fatherhood: Pregnancy and Year One”, the first of a series of books published by Quirk Books released on Father's Day 2009. DadLabs is also in the process of developing a TV show based on the company.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Odd Girl Out (Newly Revised and Updated Edition)

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By Rachel Simmons 

Just in time for BACK TO SCHOOL!

REVISED AND UPDATED with new material on cyberbullying and helping girls handle the dangers of life online.


“Peels away the smiley surfaces of adolescent female society to expose one of girlhood’s dark secrets: the vicious psychological warfare waged every day in the halls of our middle schools and high schools.” — San Francisco Chronicle

When Odd Girl Out was first published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today, the dirty looks, taunting notes, jealousy and social exclusion that plague girls’ friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace; we need fresh, innovative strategies to help our girls come through it all.

Reinforced by up-to-the-minute research and enlivened with real-life stories, this groundbreaking book continues to be the definitive resource illuminating the most pressing social issues facing girls today.

“Passionate and beautifully written. A significant contribution to our understanding of the psychology of girls.” — Michael Thompson, co-author of Raising Cain

“Cathartic to any teen or parent trying to find company.” –Detroit Free Press

An American School Board Journal Notable Book in Education

Includes a Reading Group guide and Teacher’s Guide

Order today on Amazon.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Where Parents Talk

How it all began:

We started this little business out of our basements in 2003. Back then, when you said "parenting" and "video" in the same breath, people looked at you like you had two heads! But we soldiered on and produced two award-winning DVDs, Bringing Baby Home, on newborn care and Yummy in my Tummy on starting solids. This was way before YouTube and there were very few similar parenting resources available out there.

Fast-forward to 2010 and we are re-launching our website as WhereParentsTalk.com. The internet is the ultimate reference tool nowadays. WhereParentsTalk was created just for parents craving information, support and a shoulder to cry on. You can have spit up crusted onto your 3-day unwashed pjs, be 30 lbs overweight from breastfeeding and still jump online and find millions of others just like you, willing to offer that much-needed support! That is what WhereParentsTalk strives to be, an amazing parenting resource of articles, recipes, videos, forums, and live chats!

Learn more - visit www.WhereParentsTalk.com.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pregnant Teens Back to School - Know Your Rights

Teen pregnancy is a subject that can be sensitive to some parents.

Through the many resources available in Broward County, teenage pregnancies have been  decreasing. According to National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy there have been more than 354,000 teen births in Florida, between 1991 and 2004, costing taxpayers a total of  8.1 billion dollars.

In September 2006 report by Guttnacher Institute, Florida ranked 6th in a nationwide study with 97 per 1,000 pregnancies in women between ages of 15-19. (Broward County Teen Pregnancy Help).
National Women's Law Center will be hosting a free conference call.

Know Your Rights: A Conference Call for Pregnant and Parenting Students!

Wednesday, August 10, 3pm Eastern

Pregnant and parenting students have a right to equal educational opportunities! Interested? Get more information about protections for students against discrimination.

Expert Speakers will include:
  • Lara S. Kaufmann, Senior Counsel, National Women's Law Center
  • Jeanette Pai-Espinosa, President, National Crittenton Foundation
Are you:
  • A student who is pregnant or has been pregnant while attending school, whether at the high school or post-secondary level?
  • A member of the school community who wants to ensure that pregnant and parenting students do not experience discrimination but instead stay in school and succeed?
  • Someone who works with students or advocates for young mothers' rights?
Whether you're a student, guardian, educator, counselor, or community member, our experts on Title IX can help answer your questions. To register, please complete the form.

Be an educated parent, you will have healthier teens.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

3V Learning

What is 3V Learning?
  • We are a distance learning provider.
  • We are your hub for high-quality training modules.
  • We are entirely computer based.
  • We are the new standard in distance learning.
  • We are eager to discuss your training needs.
  • We are excited about customer service.
  • We are growing.
  • We are 3V.
3V LEARNING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TEAM
3V Learning was born out of a perceived need. L. Craig Turner, founder and President of 3V as well as CEO of Correctional Services Incorporated, for years searched for an effective solution to the need for relevant and time sensitive training for his staffs and associates. Also an education advocate, his search turned to the distance learning community and the opportunities it afforded for instant access to relevant training online. With this discovery, Craig saw too an opportunity to greatly improve and enhance the distance learning experience for users. Today, not only are his employees at CSI reaping the benefits of this style of training, 3V Learning has discovered its broad niche in the education community and is proudly bringing this powerful new training style to a diverse and growing audience.
The following individuals and/or groups have been retained to serve as 3V Learning’s Development and Review Team. Each course we offer as part of our curriculum has been subjected to a meticulous process of research and review by individuals with long histories and qualifications in fields related to the subject matter. We have great confidence in offering courses backed by the collective credentials of these groups or individuals, in the quality of information and training made available through them. If you have any questions or comments for any members of our team, please feel free to direct your inquiries to the team’s email inbox here.

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