The Circle of Love


Parenting Thought
Let the Circle of Love Grow.
  1. Are you a special person in a child’s life (grandparent, aunt, uncle, special family friend, neighbor, caretaker, stepparent)? Celebrate that.
  2. If you are a parent and are lucky enough to have some of these special people in your child’s life – celebrate them.
  3. Children need as many people in their circle of love as possible. The more there are the better it is.
     (See “Why Grandparents Are Important” for more about grandparents.)
Autumn’s Picture Books
We have been amazed at how much good parenting information is in children’s picture books – books that we hope you are reading everyday to the children in your lives – your own, your class, those you take care of.  For each book, we are noting there is something in it to remind you of how to be the parent you want to be.
A reminder that Dad’s are important with many ideas about how to play with and just be with your child
A reminder that fear can be overcome and that being a trusted friend is helpful when your child is afraid
A reminder that holiday gifts should show that you know your child really well and that if what your child wants is safe and affordable, it is a good gift – no matter how small or how unusual
A reminder of the dangers of overindulgence and out-of-control competition.

Read All About It:

“Why Grandparents Are Important”

SELF-ESTEEM A FAMILY AFFAIR, Jean Illsley Clarke

GROWING UP AGAIN: PARENTING OURSELVES, PARENTING OUR CHILDREN, Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson

Surf the Internet:

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grandparenting

stepparents

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unconditional love

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