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Parent Newsletter #138
February 5, 2016
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. Maybe
5. Question and Answer
1. Quote
"One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun."
 
∼ Jane Goodall
2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation
What if you invested as much time today opening your eyes to your children’s point of view as you do to opening their eyes to yours? Maybe both points of view would expand.
3. Bumper Sticker
Spotted on a white Wrangler Jeep in Sedona, AZ:
 
Proud Autism Dad
Love Support Accept
4. Maybe
 
By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
 
1.  Maybe the parenting circumstance that troubles you today is never going to change. So what? Now what?
 
2.  Maybe looking directly at this situation is not the way to get beyond it. Another option is to look past this challenge and see it as already resolved.
 
3.  Maybe there is no such thing as the perfect time. Perhaps the perfect time to begin talking to your children about sex, money, drugs, death, terrorism, and the like does not exist. Or maybe it's right now.
 
4.  Maybe it is true that whatever you focus on, whatever you concentrate on, wherever you place your energy increases. If so……
 
5.  Maybe the most important part of the parenting challenge that just occurred is not the parenting challenge that just occurred.
 
6.  Maybe the most important part of the parenting challenge that just occurred is how you decide to BE in response to the parenting challenge that just occurred.
 
7.  Maybe your main parenting responsibility is not to create a home free of problems and conflict but to model for your children how to deal with problems and conflict in a positive way that nourishes the spirit.
 
8.  Maybe when you seem stuck in a parenting situation you could expand your options by remembering you always have more choices than you think you have.
 
9.  Maybe it would be valuable to take your pleasure in your child’s freedom rather than in her obedience.
 
10.  Maybe when presented with parenting decisions that need to be made you could check it out inside and listen to the voice within.
 
11.  Maybe you could see imperfection as perfect today. 
 
12.  Maybe the imperfect situation is perfect for designing a new response or learning a new lesson.
 
13.  Maybe the old adage "I'll believe it when I see it" is backwards. Perhaps "I'll see it when I believe it" is more accurate.
 
14.  Maybe today would be a good day to concentrate on appreciating yourself, your children, and the lessons they are offering you.
 
15.  Maybe you could replace frantic action today with not responding and choose quiet noticing instead.
 
16.  Maybe today would be a good day to stop attempting to change that external situation that troubles you and work on changing how you think about it instead.
 
17.  Maybe today you could create a miracle by shifting your perception.
 
18.  Maybe happiness is a muscle and shrivels up from non-use.
 
19.  Maybe a parenting solution is trying to find you today and you are preventing it from arriving by assuming you already have it.
 
20.  Maybe now is the time to stop struggling to help someone listen to and understand your point of view and switch to listening to and understanding their point of view.
 
21.  Maybe this particular situation with this child had to surface before it could be worked through and released.
 
22.  Maybe it is no accident that it came up in front of you.
 
23.  Maybe some parenting event is calling you today to be bigger than you've ever been before.
 
24.  Maybe that parenting wall that appears before you today is calling on you to find another door and is guiding you in that direction.
 
25.  Maybe none of these are true. Or maybe they all are.
 
 
Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller are the authors of Parent Talk Essentials: How to Talk to Kids about Divorce, Sex, Money, School and Being Responsible in Today’s World. 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: www.thomashaller.com and www.chickmoorman.com
Parent Talk Essentials
By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
 
Softcover, 350 pages - $14.95 $11.25 
 
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.
 
5. Question and Answer
Hello, Thomas and Chick,
 
My four-year-old has been doing inappropriate behaviors lately. When I ask him why, he just stares at the floor. How can I get him to give me a reason?
 
Confused
 
 
Hello, Confused,
 
Seventy-five to eighty-five percent of young children's actions are unconscious. As they move through their day, many of their behaviors are not consciously thought through. If your Parent Talk is filled with questions that ask young children why they did certain behaviors, you will be continually disappointed. Their response is often, "I don't know." They are not lying, trying to hide anything, or attempting to get away with inappropriate behaviors. They simply don't know why they took certain actions.
 
Use the Parent Talk phrase "I noticed…" with your youngsters. Instead of asking, "Why did you do that?" tell them, "I noticed you threw the muffin wrapper on the floor. Wrappers go in the garbage." Say, "I noticed you took his truck instead of asking," rather than saying, "Why didn't you ask him?" Tell your children, "I see you are choosing to get louder," rather than asking, "Why are you yelling?"
 
"I noticed…" is Parent Talk that helps kids stay conscious. It makes them aware of their current behavior and the effect that behavior is having on others. Adding "I noticed…" to your Parent Talk repertoire will get you more mileage than asking why.
 
Thomas and Chick
Chick Moorman
 
Contact Chick at:
 
1-877-360-1477 (toll-free)
e-mail ipp57@aol.com
www.chickmoorman.com
www.twitter.com/chickmoorman
www.facebook.com/chick.moorman
 
CLICK HERE TO VISIT CHICK'S WEBSITE.
 
Thomas Haller
 
Contact Thomas at:
 
989-686-5356
e-mail thomas@thomashaller.com
www.thomashaller.com
www.twitter.com/tomhaller
www.facebook.com/thomas.b.haller
 
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THOMAS' WEBSITE.
 
Copyright
Copyright 2016 Chick Moorman Seminars and Thomas Haller Seminars, all rights reserved. Share this with your circle.
 
Parent Talk System: Training of Trainers - 2016
Mark your calendar now. Plan your summer vacation around this exciting trainer opportunity.
 
Isn't it time you offered these important verbal skills to parents in your community, church, or school? We will teach you how to do just that.
 
July 14 - 16, 2016
 
Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center
2470 Old Bridge Road
Bay City, MI  48706
 
 
 
The Abracadabra Effect:
The 13 Verbally Transmitted Diseases and How to Cure Them
 
Softcover, 210 pages - $19.95 $14.96
 
CLICK HERE TO ORDER
 
Do your kids frustrate you?
 
Is there something that is bugging you right now?
 
Are you annoyed with a coworker's behavior?
 
If so, you are creating dis-ease in yourself. And there is a cure.
 
Do you think your neighbor should have known better?
 
Does your girlfriend make you jealous when she talks to other men?
 
Do you think you are too old to create financial security?
 
If so, you are creating dis-ease in yourself. And there is a cure.
 
Do you think you can’t quit smoking or lose weight?
 
Do you tell your kids to be careful climbing the tree or they might fall?
 
Did somebody piss you off recently?
If so, you are creating dis-ease in yourself. And there is a cure.
 
Those cures are contained in the latest book from Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller: The Abracadabra Effect: The 13 Verbally Transmitted Diseases and How to Cure Them.
 
The Abracadabra Effect not only identifies the major dis-eases affecting people today, it also offers prescriptions for wellness, ways to ditch the 13 dreaded dis-eases, and suggestions for creating a lifetime of health and happiness.
Practical, Comprehensive Websites
1.  The Abracadabra Effect
 
For adding personal empowerment skills to your life and the lives of significant others.
 
 
2.  The Spirit Whisperers Sanctuary
 
A new website for teachers and parents.
 
 
Facebook
Spirit Whisperer Oasis
 
An oasis for educators and parents who desire more support, encouragement and affirmation for what they do to teach to a child's spirit. Check it out on Facebook and be sure to hover over the LIKE section so you can click SEND NOTIFICATIONS to insure you get all the new postings.
 
www.facebook.com/Spiritwhispereroasis
 
 
The Abracadabra Effect
 
The Abracadabra Effect: The 13 Verbally Transmitted Diseases and How to Cure Them contains the information and prescriptions necessary to eliminate dis-ease from your life. Begin today to increase your personal power and self-responsibility. Model healthy speaking, thinking, believing, and living to your family and coworkers.
 
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Abracadabra-Effect/1481907655386315
Seminar Schedule
Feb. 8 - 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.

Feb. 9 New Brunswick, 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.

 
Feb. 11 - Boston, MA
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.

Feb. 25 - East Lansing, MI
The Only 3 Discipline Strategies You Will Ever Need presented by Chick Moorman, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Stepping Stones Montessori School, Edgewood Church (Social Hall). For more information contact Colleen Carlson at 517-336-0422 or email ccarlson@elsteppingstones.org.

 
March 10 - Brighton, MI
The Only 3 Discipline Strategies You Will Ever Need presented by Chick Moorman, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Maple Tree Montessori. For more information contact Sue Cherry at 810-599-3326 or email info@mapletreemontessori.com.
 
March 11 - Saginaw, MI
Answering Questions from Foster Grandparents on How to Make the Family Stronger presented by Thomas Haller, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, The Marie Davis Senior Center, 233 N. Second St., Saginaw, MI. For More information contact Vera at 797-6871.
 
March 14 - Alsip, IL
Parent Talk: Words That Empower, Words That Wound presented by Chick Moorman, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Atwood Heights School District 125. Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library, 11960 S. Pulaski. For more information contact Lisa West, Principal, Hamlin Upper Grade Center at 708-597-1550 or email LWest@ahsd125.org.
 
March 15 - Alsip, IL
Motivating the Unmotivated presented by Chick Moorman, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. Atwood Heights School District 125. For more information contact Lisa West, Principal, Hamlin Upper Grade Center at 708-597-1550 or email LWest@ahsd125.org.
 
March 18 - Phoenix, NY
Keynote and Concurrent Sessions presented by Chick Moorman. Phoenix Central School. For more information contact Christopher Byrne at cbyrne@phoenixcsd.org.
 
March 23 - Manchester, NH.
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.
 
March 24 - Burlington, VT
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.
 
March 31 - Lansing, MI
The New Face of CBT: Verbal Empower Therapy presented by Thomas Haller, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, NASW-Michigan 2016 Annual Conference, Lansing Center. For more information visit: http://www.nasw-michigan.org/?Conference.
 
March 31 - Lansing, MI
The Elements of Praise presented by Thomas Haller, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, NASW-Michigan 2016 Annual Conference, Lansing Center. For more information visit: http://www.nasw-michigan.org/?Conference.
Media Schedule
 
Thomas on television answering viewer questions:
 
WNEM - Family Matters - Three new questions addressed every week.
 
Wednesdays at 12:15 pm on WNEM TV5, Family Matters segments, Dr. Thomas Haller answers viewers’ questions regarding parenting and relationships. Streaming live on www.wnem.com.
 
Saturdays at 8:45 am on WNEM TV5, Family Matters segments, Dr. Thomas Haller answers viewers’ questions regarding parenting and relationships. Streaming live on www.wnem.com.
 
Sundays at 7:45 am on WNEM TV5, Family Matters segments, Dr. Thomas Haller answers viewers’ questions regarding parenting and relationships. Streaming live on www.wnem.com.
Links
CHICK MOORMAN
THOMAS HALLER
PERSONAL POWER PRESS
TEACHER TALK ADVANTAGE
SPIRIT WHISPERER SANCTUARY
THE ABRACADABRA EFFECT
REESE HALLER
PARKER HALLER
DENTAL TALK
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