I was so encouraged today to speak to a group of young moms! They were so attentive and into their families—it just warmed my heart. I loved their enthusiasm and interest in learning and growing as Christian moms. I truly went away encouraged and refreshed—even though I only got through a quarter of my handout! LOL!


I did the unthinkable (and don’t tell Ray!)—told them what I didn’t have time to tell them. I have this bad habit when I’m speaking: I want to say way more than I have time for. Thus, I often mention things that I would tell them if I had time, etc. Ray always says, “Don’t tell them that you do not have time to tell them something!” Smile…Thankfully, I now have PP 365 to refer people to—so instead of saying that I don’t have time for something, I can just tell them to go to such and such at the blog for more info about something. This is a great tool for us windy speakers!


Anyway, I wanted to give those sweet moms (and anyone else who is interested) links to many of the things that I mentioned this morning and that I wish I could have had time to delve into further. So…here you go…






*Establishing and bringing in boundaries, especially for young children:   http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/09/day-255-we-are-getting-behavior-that-we.html  (plus the next twenty or so posts following that one)






*Chores—starting with this post then for about thirty days—  http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/04/day-one-hundred-three-choreswhose-job.html

*Praising children—starting with this post then for about a dozen days following– http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/02/day-forty-praise-your-children-in-front.html



*Teaching children not to hurt the weak, elderly, or disabled: http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/01/day-thirty-train-your-children-to.html



*Being a problem solver: http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/01/day-seventeen-become-problem-solver.html


*Age appropriate chores for ages toddler through teen: http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/04/day-115-age-appropriate-chores-for.html

 *Kayla’s work in Africa: http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/09/day-228-kayla-is-off-to-africa.html





*Challenging preschoolers in non-stressful ways: http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/04/day-ninety-five-challenging.html





*Morning routines for preschoolers: http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/03/day-eighty-two-developing-morning.html


*Affirmations for preschoolers: http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/02/day-forty-five-give-your-child-praise.html





*Personal organizational strategies: http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/08/day-224-organizationpersonal.html and here for a few days http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/08/day-218-organizationpersonal.html


*Motivation—starts here and goes for five days– http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/09/day-231-how-do-you-keep-motivation.html





*Charts and more– http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/09/day-240-strong-study-skills-begin-with.html





*Prioritizing—starts here and goes for several days– http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/08/day-206-introducing-prioritizingthe.html





*Home management systems—starts here and goes for two days– http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/04/day-111-other-home-management-systems.html

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