Parent Newsletter #97

January 10, 2011

Welcome! This is a free parent newsletter offered to you by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to strengthen families and improve parent communication skills (including our own) by helping parents learn practical, usable verbal strategies for raising responsible, caring, confident children.


In This Issue

  1. Quote
  2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation
  3. Bumper Sticker
  4. Article: Horse Sense: Tips for Working with Horses
  5. Parent Talk Tip: What Have You Said to Your Children Today That Allows Them to Experience Silence?


1. Quote:

"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."
 
Theodore Ruben 


2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation

What will your children teach you about yourself today? Are you willing to learn it?


3. Bumper Sticker

Noticed on a pink Ford Pinto in Puerto Morelo, Mexico:
 
Our home has just been enlarged
By two feet.


4. Horse Sense : Tips for Working with Horses

By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
 
Children are different from horses. Parents are different from horse handlers. Sleeping in a barn is different from sleeping in a bed. Horses are bought and sold. Children are not. Horses pee and poop in a field. Children are potty trained to use a toilet. Raising horses is a lot different from raising kids. All that being the case, you might not expect to find any useful parenting strategies employed by horse trainers and their owners. But, then again, you might.
 
Consider the following:
  1. Communication takes many forms. Most important is that horses understand what we are trying to say and that we understand what they are trying to say.
  2. Horses push. They test boundaries. If the boundaries move, they figure the boundaries will probably move again.
  3. If what a horse pushes on moves, you can bet he will push some more.
  4. Horses don't particularly care where our boundaries are, but they are more comfortable when we have some and are consistent with them.
  5. If a horse can move us without a consequence, he has learned an important lesson.
  6. Many adults blame the horse for learning that lesson and forget to look at the person who taught him that behavior.
  7. How we react to a testing of boundaries will influence how the horse looks at us from that point on.
  8. Many adults label a horse as pushy, disrespectful or bad, even when he has learned the behavior from his handler. They often want the horse to be fixed.
  9. Catching a behavior early is easier to deal with than if it is allowed to continue for a longer period of time. It takes less energy on the part of the horse and the owner.
  10. Sometimes the cure for a horse problem is to allow the horse to go for a good run without being chased.
  11. Some horse handlers look at an unwanted behavior and label it bad. Most often that behavior is just the horse letting you know how he is feeling in the present moment. He is providing us with information.
  12. What we do with that information flows out of how we decide to see that information.
  13. Patience is important.
  14. A horse's body and behavior is telling us what is happening internally.
  15. Most miscommunication between a horse and a rider results from the rider not giving enough direction. This often occurs when the rider is indifferent.
  16. You have to stay connected with yourself if you are going to connect effectively with your horse.
  17. The more upset a horse gets, the quieter you need to become.
  18. If your horse increases his emotion, it is helpful to decrease yours.
  19. Very few new horse-training techniques exist. There are only those that are new to us.
  20. Horses thrive on consistency.
Obviously, not all horse owners treat their horses with the respect these ideas reflect. Some people beat their horses, blaming them for inappropriate behaviors. Others let them starve physically or emotionally. Some ignore them and their health needs. Others frighten them with whips and shouting.
 
Our hope is that more people learn to respect horses and build trust without wounding their spirit. Perhaps these ideas will help more parents—we mean horse owners—raise more responsible, caring, conscious children . . . we mean horses.
 
Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller are the authors of Teaching the Attraction Principle to Children. They are two of the world's foremost authorities on raising responsible, caring, confident children. They publish a free Uncommon Parenting blog. To obtain more information about how they can help you or your group meet your parenting needs, visit their website today: www.uncommon-parenting.com. 
 


Teaching the Attraction Principle to Children

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5. Parent Talk Tip: What Have You Said to Your Children Today That Allows Them to Experience Silence?

"Let's go sit by the pond."
 
"Listen to the wind."
 
"Let's turn off all the electronics and just be present with ourselves."
 
"I'm going to meditate for a while. That silence helps me to calm myself."
 
"No, I'm not taking a Walkman on my jog. I prefer the silence and listening to my own footfalls."
 
"Let's have a moment of silence before we pray."
 
"This might be a good time for us to do some inner listening."
 
"Let's walk up to the next corner without saying anything."
 
"Seems like a lot of 'crazy' going on right now. Let's sit and count to twenty to ourselves."
 
"Looks like it's time to find your quiet place within."


Chick Moorman

Contact Chick at:
 
1-877-360-1477 (toll-free)
e-mail  ipp57@aol.com
www.facebook.com/chick.moorman

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Thomas Haller

Contact Thomas at:
 
989-686-5356
www.facebook.com/thomas.b.haller

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THOMAS' WEBSITE.

Copyright

Copyright 2011 Chick Moorman Seminars and Thomas Haller Seminars, all rights reserved. Share this with your circle.
 
 
 
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New Parent Workshops
Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman are now offering new two-hour parent programs based on their new book, Parent Talk Essentials: How to Talk to Kids about Divorce, Sex, Money, School and Being Responsible in Today's World. 
  • Parenting for School Success: Achievement, Homework, and a Positive Attitude
  • Dealing with Divorce: Helping Your Child Through This Important Transition
  • Raising Responsible Children: Fostering Self-Responsibility, Self-Discipline, and Self-Motivation
  • How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex: Beyond Now or Never
  • Raising Money-Wise Children: Rich or Poor
Currently booking winter and spring programs. Affordable sessions are available now. Do your school, church, or community a real favor. Get the ball rolling. Talk to your school PTO, church group, or community program planner. Plan one or a series of sessions for the parents of your community.
 
Both Thomas and Chick have extremely busy schedules. Call today to ensure your place on one of their calendars.
 
Thomas Haller 
989-686-5356
 
Chick Moorman
989-543-5059
e-mail ipp57@aol.com

The Parent Talk System Training of Trainers
July 27 - 29, 2011
Ann Arbor Regent Hotel and Suites
Ann Arbor, MI
Click here to find out more about the Parent Talk System.

The Uncommon Parenting Blog
Did you know that Chick Moorman won second prize during a recent Facebook story contest? He learned some valuable lessons about integrity, sportsmanship, and playing by the rules. Read about his education in our latest blog. 
Subscribe to the blog feed or request to receive it via e-mail on the right-hand side of the home page. http://www.uncommon-parenting.com/
 
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Book of the Month
Parent Talk Essentials

by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
Paperback, 350-page book ($14.95) 
Parent Talk Essentials is a valuable collection of successful strategies for helping parents raise responsible, caring, conscious children.

In this book you will find effective Parent Talk that will help your children, tots to teens, navigate life's challenges concerning divorce, sex, money, school, relationships, being responsible, and other important issues.
 

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Back Issues
Want to read some back issues of our Parent Newsletter? This is number ninety-seven. All ninety-six of the previous newsletters are available in the archives.
  
CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAST ISSUES.

Healing Acres
A portion of the proceeds from Personal Power Press books is used to support Healing Acres Equine Retirement Ranch.
 
The goal of Healing Acres Ranch is to provide a peaceful and caring environment for aged horses that have devoted many years of service. It includes a low-stress atmosphere, room to exercise and graze freely, adequate shelter, and preventive and attentive health care for all horses.
 
If you wish to make a donation beyond the purchase of one of our books, please visit our website:  www.healingacres.com.
 
Thank you for helping us support this important vision.   

Twitter
Yes, we have both begun to twitter, having sent out over 250 timely tweets already. 
 
Thomas B. Haller is now on Twitter. Follow what he is thinking about the important role of parenting in today's world. Join him as he tweets his thoughts, ideas, suggestions and helpful hints about the sacred role of parenting. Go to: www.twitter.com/tomhaller
 
Chick Moorman is now on Twitter. To sign up for timely questions, short but raging rants, bursts of inspiration, and random thoughts and observations on parenting and teaching, follow the link. Why not be the first on your block to initiate regular contact? Go to: http://twitter.com/ChickMoorman 
 
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Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ
 
Chick Moorman is in Scottsdale, AZ the third week in February for the Arabian Horse Show.  He is available to do parent programs at a reduced fee during that time. Limited engagements available. Call now at toll free, 877-360-1477.

Schedule
Jan. 10 - Newark, NJ.
Motivating the Unmotivated presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Contact Bureau of Education & Research (BER) at 1-800-735-3503 or www.ber.org.
 
Jan. 10 - Bay City, MI.
The Six Best Parenting Strategies Ever presented by Thomas Haller, 6:00 – 8:00pm. Kolb Elementary, 305 W. Crump St. To register call 989-893-9518.
 
Jan. 11 - Cherry Hill, NJ.
Motivating the Unmotivated Presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Contact Bureau of Education & Research (BER) at 1-800-735-3503 or www.ber.org.
 
Jan. 12 - Pittsburgh, PA.
Motivating the Unmotivated Presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Contact Bureau of Education & Research (BER) at 1-800-735-3503 or www.ber.org.
 
Jan. 13 - Columbus, OH.
Motivating the Unmotivated Presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Contact Bureau of Education & Research (BER) at 1-800-735-3503 or www.ber.org.
 
Jan. 14 - Cincinnati, OH.
Motivating the Unmotivated Presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Contact Bureau of Education & Research (BER) at 1-800-735-3503 or www.ber.org.
 
Jan. 17 - Pittsburgh, PA.
 Achievement, Motivation and Behavior Management presented by Chick Moorman, 8:30 am - 11:30 am. Allegheny Middle School. For information contact Leda Niccolai at 724-695-8979 or email lniccolai@westasd.org.
 
Jan. 24 - New Orleans, LA.
Motivating the Unmotivated presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Contact Bureau of Education & Research (BER) at 1-800-735-3503 or www.ber.org.
 
Jan. 24 - Bay City, MI.
The Six Best Parenting Strategies Ever presented by Thomas Haller, 6:00 – 8:00pm. MacAlear-Sawden Elementary, 2300 E. Midland Rd. To register call 989-684-7702.

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