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2010:The Year of the Awakened Parent

If asked if you are you an “awakened” parent you would probably pause to consider what that actually means. What constitutes being an awakened parent? Many equate the term “awakened” with “eyes wide-opened” or being “aware”. In terms of parenting, to be awakened means to be conscious of what your role as a parent consists of…examining your role, determining if it is working to produce the results you intend, and finally, making necessary changes to achieve those goals.



Parenting is… Continue

Added by denny hagel on January 7, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Your Children Only Get One Childhood

I am the first one to say parenting is serious business. After all, I’m not only a mother and a grandmother, my work as an author is based on parenting as well. And like most parents, I focus on how and what my children learn, especially during their formative years. The formative years are the most important years in terms of the characteristics and traits they obtain and carry into their adult lives.



Parents place an enormous amount of energy on their children’s academic education,… Continue

Added by denny hagel on December 26, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Gratitude is an Attitude of the Heart

The holiday season is here and most of us are planning and preparing to make our family gatherings a time of joy and celebration. From meals to gift giving, once November 1st arrives, the rush is on and anticipation builds.



For some, it can be a stressful time, for others it is their most favorite time of year. Most years, I find myself feeling a bit of both. When I feel the stress beginning to take hold, I am always brought back to my childhood and the lesson my parents instilled in… Continue

Added by denny hagel on December 16, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Communicating With Your Children is Key

Communicating is an art. It is a learned skill. There are many ways to communicate, however for the purpose of this discussion we are going to focus on the verbal form of communicating.



Verbal communication is generally defined as the sharing of ideas, thoughts, and opinions through the process of speaking and listening. Communication is the glue that “connects” two people.



The art of communicating takes place when a thought, idea, or opinion is put forth toward another… Continue

Added by denny hagel on November 8, 2009 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Public, Private or Home School ?

It goes without saying that everyone wants their children to have the best education...the question many parents face is where will my child receive the best education, public, private or home school?



When I grew up, this choice belonged to only the very wealthy families. At no point was where I would go to school a topic of discussion. Public school wasn't even referred to as "public" school. It was just school. Everyone I knew just went to… Continue

Added by denny hagel on October 26, 2009 at 12:40am — 4 Comments

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