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Parent Newsletter #133
June 3, 2015
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 – 20 Parenting Questions
5.  Parent Talk Tips
6.  Poster Perspective
1. Quote
"If you want to increase sibling rivalry in your family, buy and play many competitive games that require one winner and many losers. Focus strongly on the importance of winning and downplay the process of playing, learning, and having fun. This way your children who have lost can fight back by playing a different game behind your back. The new game is called getting even."
Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
Parent Talk Essentials
2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation
How would it change your day if you interpreted misbehavior as a call for help rather than as misbehavior? In what ways would it alter your responses?
3. Bumper Sticker
Spotted on a Kia Optima in Nashville, TN:
Real Men

Drive Minivans
4. 20 Parenting Questions
By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
Do you believe that parenting is the single most important thing you will ever do? If so, do you regularly question your parenting style, responses, beliefs and attitudes? If not, why? Wouldn’t examining your parenting strategies and skills be a worthwhile endeavor from time to time? If you think so, here are 20 questions you can use to check your current parenting consciousness level.
1. Do you manage your own mind (consciousness) before you manage your child’s behavior, or do you manage the child’s behavior without raising your own consciousness first?
2. Do you help children develop their inner authority, or do you insist that children follow an outside authority and learn to obey?
3. Do you parent from the end first, taking the time to build the foundation and path toward competent adulthood, or do you parent in the moment, doing what is fast, easy, and comfortable for you?
4. Do you focus on solutions, sending positive vibrations and emotions into the universe, or do you focus on problems, amplifying them and making them bigger?
5. Do you believe the most important part of what just happened with your child is how you choose to be in response to what just happened, or do you believe the most important part of what just happened with your child is what you do about what just happened?
6. Do you allow children to experience silence, or do you surround your children with noise?
7. Do you refuse to take things personally and respond from an essence beyond the ego, or do you take things personally and respond from an ego perspective?
8. Are you present with the parenting experience you are having at the moment, knowing it is perfect for this time and place, or do you resist the present parenting moment and attempt to control it by making it into something different?
9. Have you learned to yield, surrendering emotionally to the what is of your parenting life, or do you emotionally resist the what is of the parenting situation and invest energy in wishing it wasn’t so?
10. Do you know that inner resistance to a parenting situation creates outer resistance, or do you outwardly resist parenting situations with no regard to the effects that follow?
11. Do you let go of grievances, employing forgiveness and starting over, or do you carry grievances, continuing to resent the past?
12. Are you aware that children are in your life as much so you can learn from them as they are so they can learn from you, or do you believe you are the teacher and the children are the learners?
13. Have you figured out that your thoughts about a parenting situation are what produce your emotions, or do you believe the parenting situation causes your emotions?
14. Do you believe that children choose their suffering so they can learn lessons and allow that suffering to take them deeper to the learning that is waiting, or do you work to spare children from all suffering?
15. Have you developed the wisdom that comes from knowing that your only point of power is now, or do you frequently focus on the past and the future, ignoring the present moment?
16. Do you find yourself expressing gratitude regularly, focusing on abundance, or do you often express the desire for more or to have things be different, focusing on lack and limitation?
17. Do you work regularly to bring light to the darkness, or does your parenting behavior bring more darkness to the existing darkness?
18. When you spend money on your children do you invest in experiences, or do you invest in things?
19. Do you rise above thought and either choose the thought you want or transcend thought by accessing the dimension that exists beyond thought, or do you equate yourself with your thinking and let your thoughts direct your behavior?
20. Do you create a culture of accountability in your home with love and kindness, or do you not hold children accountable for their actions or do it with anger and control through punishment?
Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller are the authors of The Abracadabra Effect: The 13 Verbally Transmitted Diseases and How to Cure Them. They are two of the world's foremost authorities on raising responsible, caring, confident children. They publish free parent and educator newsletters. To subscribe to the newsletters or obtain information about how they can help you or your group meet your parenting needs, visit their websites today: or
5.  Parent Talk Tips
Parent Talk Tip #242: So you had a negative thought about one of your children. Big deal. Stop feeding it and it will go away.
Parent Talk Tip #43: Your child chooses the behavior. You choose how to interpret that behavior. You alone are responsible for the meaning you attach to it. Refuse to believe the myth that your child chooses both the behavior and the interpretation you give it.
Parent Talk Tip #355: What did you get and what did you give up because of the choice you made? Help kids see that choices have prices and outcomes.
Want more?
The Parent Talk Tip Collection: 730 Practical Verbal Skills to Help You Raise Responsible, Caring, Conscious Children By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller eBook - $7.95
6. Poster Perspective

Chick Moorman
Contact Chick at:
1-877-360-1477 (toll-free)
Thomas Haller
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12 Reasons to Attend Our Summer Trainings
1. You could help more adults learn to speak in words that nurture, uplift, and inspire.
2. You could be the one that helps them learn to hold children/students accountable for their actions without attacking their spirit or personality.
3. You would be blessing yourself with the opportunity to become one of a growing cadre of people who are committed to making a difference in the lives of parents and/or teachers.
4. You would learn how to teach others to set appropriate limits and make controlled choice work for them.
5. You would be gifting yourself with an important chance to network with a powerful group of people who are thirsty for learning new ways to affect the lives of people in their communities/schools.
6. You would be the person responsible for helping adults learn to praise in ways that help children develop a strong internal sense of self-esteem.
7. You could be a part of an electric energy. There is something that happens during these three days that is not easy to explain. It happens every time. It will happen again this summer in Bay City, MI. We call it "the creation of spiritual space." Somehow, the sum total of what participants bring to the workshop, share with others, and take in creates an atmosphere of connectedness. A sense of family develops. We touch spirits, bump souls, and connect with something larger than our collective selves.
8. You could deliver skills that help adults learn to use language that promotes independence while reducing learned helplessness.
9. You would still qualify for the early-bird discount.
10. Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller rarely get to present together, so this is one time during the year that they treat themselves to each other's presence in the front of the training room. It will be synergistic as they play off each other, combining the unique perspectives of an educator (Chick Moorman) and a psychologist (Thomas Haller) focused on the same goal: helping participants learn the verbal skills necessary to make a difference in the lives of others.
11. This is a "long after we are gone" moment. The people that are being trained this July will pass these important verbal skills on to others long after we have left this planet. We like knowing that they will take the skills they learn, infuse them with big parts of themselves, and share them with others for generations. The summer trainings are getting closer and we are getting pumped just thinking about it.
12. You have your own personal reason to be a part of one of our summer trainings. You know what it is. That reason alone is enough to make a summer training in Bay City, MI, worthwhile.
Sign up today. Each session is limited to 25 people. Details follow:      
The Parent Talk System Facilitator Training
Training - July 16 - 18, 2015
Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center
2470 Old Bridge Road
Bay City, Michigan 48706
The Teacher Talk Advantage Facilitator Training
July 20 - 22, 2015
Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center
2470 Old Bridge Road
Bay City, Michigan 48706
The Parent Talk System Facilitator Training Via SKYPE
For those of you who live in distant places or find you are unable to travel to Michigan during the dates above. Check out the one-on-one SKYPE training with Chick Moorman.
Seminar Schedule
June 23 - Manchester, NH
Motivating the Unmotivated presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. For information contact Krista Couturier at
July 16 - 18 - Bay City, MI
Parent Talk System Facilitator Training presented by Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center. For more information contact or
July 20 - 22 - Bay City, MI
Teacher Talk Advantage Facilitator Training presented by Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center. For more information contact or
Aug. 3 - Gaborone, Botswana
Teacher Talk Advantage presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. For information email
Aug. 4 - Gaborone, Botswana
Motivating the Unmotivated presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. For information email
Aug. 6 - Francistown, Botswana
Teacher Talk Advantage presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. For information email

Aug. 7 - Francistown, Botswana
Motivating the Unmotivated presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. For information email
Aug. 21 - Cary, IL
Teacher Talk Advantage presented by Chick Moorman, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. For information contact Carolyn Strong at
Media Schedule
Thomas on television answering viewer questions:
Relationship Matters – Every Monday at 9:15 am on WNEM TV5 Better Mid-Michigan
Family Matters with Thomas Haller Fridays at noon, Saturdays at 8:45 am, Sundays at   7:45 am and 8:45 am on WNEM TV5. Also streaming live at:
To view Dr. Tom's previous Family Matters segments, CLICK HERE.
Thomas on the radio answering questions and discussing hot topics:
Every Thursday morning at 7:30 am on CARZ 108FM – Streaming live online
Listen to Thomas on The Thomas and Valerie Show on or on
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