by Dr. Caron Goode 
If your plan is for a year, plant rice.
If your plan is for a decade, plant trees.
If your plan is for a lifetime, educate children.
                                        – Confucius  
 
Getting kids to listen is not very easy in the younger years, that is why we establish communication with younger children not only through words, but through the messages we convey in everyday interactions. Communication starts with a respectful relationship based upon the developmental messages a child must hear in order to hear you: you are safe, you are wanted, you are loved, you are innocent, you matter to us, you are taken care of……READ More on Establishing Communication in the Younger Years

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personalized kids songsKids have a natual love of music. We introduced our son Kailan to music and music classes at an early age. Science says music can help a childs creativity and intelligence. When  a child is sad, a good energetic and fun tune can cheer them up. A good tune can help make a long car ride more fun and a childrens part more memorable. Just think of all the song we remember from childhood such as "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" or "Itsy Bitsy Spider". Music is imbeded in our culture and the earlier a child is exposed to music the more positive the impact can be.

So what is personalized music? Personalized music such as the one in the album to the left has your child's name sung into the songs. Kidz Tunes, for example, consists of 9 different personalized songs. One song includes the ABC's and another the counting the numbers 1 to 10. Children tend to learn more when they are personally involved and what could be funer then hearing their name in an song of the ABC's or counting from 1 to 10? To view our selection of personalized music CLICK HERE. ** Make sure to check the list to see if your child's name is availble **.

Click below to hear a sample of the personalized ABC song:

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Parenting classes offered free to public – Reno Gazette Journal

4 Nov 2006 at 5:00am

Parenting classes offered free to public
Reno Gazette Journal, NV – 3 hours ago
Fallon Family Focus offers, free of charge to the community, classes that help deal with parenting skills on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm at the ….

Parenting classes offered free to public (Reno Gazette-Journal)

3 Nov 2006 at 4:53am

Fallon Family Focus offers, free of charge to the community, classes that help deal with parenting skills on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Adult Education center, 590 S. Maine Street. All are welcome to attend. The following classes are being offered next week:

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Positive Parenting has many advantages. But what is it?  When a parent places more emphasis on rewarding children for good behavior than punishing them for negative behavior, the parent is much more effective. This is because children will more often than not respond favorably to the positive reinforcement that their parent is providing. Considering that most adults follow the same sort of pattern, positive parenting makes perfect sense. READ More on What Is Positive Parenting?

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by Stacey Schifferdecker

Parents of toddlers may wonder sometimes when their children will stop talking, but parents of tweens are more likely to figure out how to get their former chatterbox children to open up and communicate again. Tweens are children from about 10-12 years old, so-called because they are “between” children and teenagers. This is a time when children typically start challenging their parents, relying more on peers than parents for approval, and developing their own values and opinions. You may think, then, that your tween isn’t interested in communicating with you—but just the opposite is true. Tweens are usually desperate for information and communication; they just don’t how to let you know that. So how do you open the lines of communication with your tween? READ More on Communicating With Tweens

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Family Time is the key to a Happy Family

Family Time is the key to a Happy Family

Some of us prepare all of our lives to be a parent, anticipating the moment, buying clothes, getting the child’s room ready, decorating and dreaming with our eyes open of the days that you will have your child in your arms and play. However, from dreams to reality things are a little different and all the cute things you dream about can become a harsh reality if you don’t develop skills for it.

Being a Parent

A parent’s job is definitely the most demanding and rewarding job of all times. A parent’s job starts from the minute you learn that you are going to be a parent and will last for the rest of your life taking you on a ride like nothing that you have experienced before. There will be many wonderful times but frustrating as well, emergencies as well as some surprises along the way. Having good parenting skills however, will help you a great deal to face and get through these times as well as help your child.READ More on Good Parenting Skills and Raising Great Children

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by Stacey Schifferdecker

Little boys chasing little girls on the playground. Middle-school girls making fun of another girl who just got braces. A teenager accidentally knocking another boy into his locker—every day. Are these incidents bullying or not? Where is the line between teasing and bullying? READ More on Stop Bullying Now!

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