Tuesday, October 30, 2012

GoZen! Peace Within Reach: Anxiety Relief Program

Does your child suffer from anxiety?

  • Does your child cling to your leg when you have to leave?
  • Does your child avoid socializing with other kids?
  • Does your child lose sleep due to nervousness or fear?
  • Do you find yourself frequently telling your child everything’s going to be okay?
  • Are you constantly answering your child’s “What if” questions?
  • Does your child just worry a lot about seemingly little things?
Where does anxiety come from?

A long time ago worry helped our ancestors survive in a dangerous environment.  If they detected a Saber-toothed cat in the grass, their worry system would put them on alert and signal them to skedaddle or else become lunch.  This is called the negativity bias and it’s a good thing.  It kept our ancestors alive so they passed it down to us.

Fortunately, we live in a much safer world now with house cats instead of saber-toothed ones. Our worry system doesn’t need to be on high alert all the time.

Children with anxiety are CONSTANTLY on high alert and seeking out danger even when there is no danger.  They are unnecessarily putting themselves in fight or flight mode. This is why children with anxiety are nervous, jittery, moody, unfocused, need constant reassurance, don’t sleep well, are overly self-critical or hypersensitive.

In short, they are not in control of their own worry.

How can GoZen help?

We teach your child how to understand and control their worry. This isn’t a magic pill or a miracle cure. It’s just good old-fashioned research and science delivered in a fun, engaging way that your child will love. And because stress, pressure and challenges are part of everyday life, these are skills your child will use forever.

Peace is within reach for your child. Your child can learn research-based skills and techniques to help them become confident, secure, happy and more in control of their body and mind. The best part? They will love to learn with fun and engaging animations.

Learn more - visit http://www.gozen.com/

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Codependency for Dummies

By Darlene Lancer

Codependency is much more widespread than originally thought. You don’t even have to be in a relationship. Codependents have trouble accepting themselves, so they hide who they are to be accepted by someone else.

Codependency for Dummies is the most comprehensive book on the topic to date. It describes the history, symptoms, causes, and relationship dynamics of codependency and provides self-assessment questionnaires. The majority of the books devoted to healing and lays out a clear plan for recovery with exercises, practical advice, and helpful daily reminders to help you know, honor, protect, and express yourself.

It clarifies deep psychological dynamics that underlie codependency, yet is written in a conversational style that’s easily understandable by everyone.

You will learn:
  • How to raise your self-esteem
  • The difference between care-giving and codependent care-taking
  • The difference between healthy and dysfunctional families
  • How to set boundaries
  • How to separate responsibility for yourself and for others
  • How to overcome guilt and resentment 
Order on Amazon today!

Follow Darlene Lancer on Twitter.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Community Empowerment Series

St. Johns County Florida is getting ready for 2013 in a big way!

Starting February 2, 2013 will be a lecture series that will be like no other.

Celebrity speakers on parenting topics that can't be missed, will have limited tickets.  This event will be held at The World Golf Village Hall of Fame IMAX Theater.

Starting immediately we are accepting sponsors.  You won't want to miss this opportunity!

The levels for individuals start at $100.00 and go as high as $10,000.00 for corporate sponsors.

Please check our site for the benefits of sponsorship levels.

I am personally proud to be part of St. Johns Education Foundation and Communities in Schools for St. Johns County.  Both are excellent organizations that are always putting our kids first.

Click here to visit Community Empowerment Series and visit our renown speakers!

February 2, 2013: Stacey Honowitz
March 9, 2013: Michele Borba
April 27, 2013: Theresa Payton

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life

By Joseph Ciarrochi, Louie Hayes, Anne Bailey and Steven Hayes

Hundreds of thousands of people have read "Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life" to identify the things that are most important to them and give focus and direction to their lives. "Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens" finally brings these essential skills to teen readers, presenting a comprehensive acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), positive psychology, and emotional intelligence plan for moving past depression, anxiety, unhealthy behaviors, and simple self-doubt.

This engaging book follows the journey of the characters Jess and Sam as they learn to control their impulses and focus on becoming the captains of their own ship.

Readers come to see their dreams clearly and take steps to make them happen, even though these actions may risk criticism from others and cause them to feel temporarily embarrassed or afraid. By learning that feelings do not need to be translated into actions, teens learn to see their lives in the long term and gain self-control and emotion regulation skills that will serve them well as they move into adulthood.

Order on Amazon today!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bankrupt at Birth: Why Child Identity Theft Is On The Rise & How It's Happening Under Parents' Noses

By Joe Mason

Protecting our children is second nature to most parents. We baby-proof our homes, invest in top-of-the-line car seats, and wouldn’t dream of letting our kids ride a bike without a helmet. But when it comes to protecting our kids’ Social Security numbers, all that caution is thrown to the wind. Whether it’s ignorance about the growing epidemic of identity theft or lack of awareness of the solutions, the end result is the same – our kids are exposed, and we are taking a risk they just can’t afford.

In Bankrupt at Birth, author Joe Mason uses stories and statistics to outline the problem of child identity theft and offers parents practical advice to protect their kids. Did you know that a recent study estimated that ten percent of children have or will become victims of identity theft?

* Find out the surprising truth about who is perpetrating child ID theft and why they do it.
* Get educated on the most common and sinister form of child identity theft, so you can pinpoint if your kid is a victim.
* See where your child’s Social Security number is most vulnerable and memorize the magic phrase that will help you protect it.
* Learn how your kid is (and isn’t) at risk using social media, and how to talk to them about playing a role in their own safety.
* Discover the 3 critical steps to getting the peace of mind you deserve about your child’s ID.

Order on Amazon!

Monday, October 1, 2012

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child Conference

Coming to South Florida!

When:  October 20th, 2013
When: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Where:  Miramar City Commission Chambers, 2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child Parenting Conference is a one-of-a-kind educational event which began four years ago in San Diego.  Susie Walton, founder and president of Indigo Village Educational Foundation, had a favorite quote, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  Susie created the Foundation – a non-profit, community-based initiative - to provide cutting-edge programs in parenting and life skills.  It serves as a vehicle to move these programs and services into the community for families regardless of their economic means.  Susie then held the first It Takes a Village to Raise a Child Parenting Conference to fund the Foundation’s vital work.

Learn more at http://www.villageconference.com/ and you can also purchase your tickets early. 

You can also contact Maggie Macaulay at 954-483-8021 for more information or email her at maggie_macaulay@msn.com.

 Be a proactive parent, grandparent and community - we will have safer kids and teens!