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Positive Parenting: Inspiration for Parents

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  1. ProducerJulian Caldwell

    Julian Caldwell

    20/04/2017
    My first Buzz on BeBee
    My first Buzz on BeBeehttps://getconnectdad.com/What is GetConnectDad?For the past year, 300+ parents from 26 countries have been answering the question, “What do I want my kids to value?” These parents have shared some great stories and many tips, all focused on, ‘How...
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  2. Veronica Ochoa

    Veronica Ochoa

    05/04/2017
    Thinking about teaching basic logic or logical fallacies to your kids...this website is awesome!
    Veronica Ochoa
    Critical thinking explained in six kid-friendly animations
    io9.gizmodo.com If you've been looking for a crash course in basic logic — or just want to explain to a friend exactly what a logical fallacy is — turn your attention to these simple, easy-to-understand videos, which lay out the basics of critical...
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  3. Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    A say before Thanksgiving, remember that single parents, too, can find happiness during the Holiday Season - read more: http://bit.ly/2gdDxQ0Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
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    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    23/11/2016 #5 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    What a lovely family, Mat! I’ve read your post about single parenting. You said, “What has happened to you in your life is for the best.” I would say that no matter how bad situation is, there is always something good in it. As the proverb goes, “Every cloud has a silver lining”. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    23/11/2016 #4 Tausif Mundrawala
    Happy Thanksgiving, Matt. The youngest one in this pic is the one who raised money for the abused children right. (the recent video uploaded by you)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    23/11/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Happy Thanksgiving ! Great family ! perfect picture !
  4. ProducerAmour Setter

    Amour Setter

    15/07/2016
    Why downscaling is the new black
    Why downscaling is the new blackWe live in a plastic world where everything seems to have become disposable. Surrounded by stuff we don't need, bought with money we don't have, we keep accumulating things to make ourselves feel more at home in the world. For many, having a lot of...
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    Amour Setter
    06/03/2017 #63 Amour Setter
    #62 Thanks for sharing that Robert. Just because you are living on a smaller income doesn't mean you have to be poor. Personally, I prefer to eat at home. Not only because it's cheaper and I get to spend that saving on travel (instead of expanding my waistline), but because it's healthier. I follow a very clean diet and cooking for myself means I know exactly what I'm eating. I don't begrudge the "foodie" people. If they are happy to spend their money on their tummies, good for them. I prefer to spend my money on experiences :)
    Robert Cormack
    01/03/2017 #62 Robert Cormack
    Good piece, @Amour Setter. I left an advertising career (or maybe it left me) to write novels, short stories and children's books. Through the process, I gave up a lot—mostly things I didn't need. Believe it or not, the people who worry me most now are the ones who retire and become "foodies." I know people who eat out three nights a week (at expensive places). I honestly think the worst thing you can be when you start living on a fixed income is a foodie. I became a "less foodie," a term I use to describe learning to eat on a very small amount of money. I've become very creative, and very conscious of what I can make that's healthy and cheap at the same time. I guess you could also call me a "souper" 'cause I'm making a lot of soups. Thanks for the post.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    05/02/2017 #61 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Couldnt agree more
    ricardo blanco galeán
    25/01/2017 #60 ricardo blanco galeán
    interesante
    Rick Delmonico
    18/10/2016 #59 Rick Delmonico
    #58 Animal House
    Gerald Hecht
    15/10/2016 #58 Gerald Hecht
    #54 @Rick Delmonico yeah --u need to say stuff like "buck up bronco" or "hey; you f'd up; you trusted me!"; then break a beer 🍻 🍼 over your 🎃
    Rick Delmonico
    15/10/2016 #57 Rick Delmonico
    The happiest people make about $70,000 a year on average. The wealthiest people is not the ones that have the most, it is the ones that need the least.
    Rick Delmonico
    15/10/2016 #54 Rick Delmonico
    The worst thing you can say to an empath is" toughen up."
    Amour Setter
    24/07/2016 #53 Amour Setter
    #46 Thanks Bill
    Amour Setter
    24/07/2016 #52 Amour Setter
    #48 Thank you Leckey.
    Amour Setter
    24/07/2016 #51 Amour Setter
    #50 Thank you Richard.
    Richard Buse
    24/07/2016 #50 Richard Buse
    A wonderful post @Amour Setter. Thanks for sharing. Your ideas for downsizing are great. I am very much of a work in progress, but I've set aside 15 minutes per day for downsizing. That seemed daunting at first, but now every 15-minute session feels liberating.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #49 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 #1 #45 #34 Just coming back to muse the Comments through again. So liberating, as if each of us was stowed away in your luggage! And I really like your conclusion: "If you consider how stressful it is to manage a high-maintenance lifestyle and the associated health risks, it makes sense to think about downscaling." From a practical, medical point of view, you are absolutely right. Better to eat an apple than a box of truffles, any day.
    Leckey Harrison
    24/07/2016 #48 Leckey Harrison
    Done most of these. I prefer living in intentional community, which emphasizes, in our case, a lot of this. Not certain I could pack it all into a suitcase, but I've though about being a dharma bum on the road again. I'm likely to have another conversation with a different bee about communities for wounded people, who have identity issues and find relaxing very difficult on their best day. I teach people how to heal those wounds so they can, which then makes the possibility of downsizing and choosing an alternative way of living a possibility. I love this direction though.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    24/07/2016 #47 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    thx @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, hope you are having a great Sunday :)
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    24/07/2016 #46 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Nice post @Amour Setter, thanks for sharing @Gerald Hecht. It seems that at times, we baby boomers need to be sure we act as parents & not friends to our children. Many parents I see are trying to act as friends & do not want to say no.
    Gerald Hecht
    24/07/2016 #45 Gerald Hecht
    @Amour Setter thank you for this...very much
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #44 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #43 To be "a good Mom," we can't be "friends" with our children. We must teach them how to live in this world as caring human beings, showing them how to "Share" even as toddlers. There's no nice way to do some of the things we have to do so that we can let them 'fly the nest' and say we did our best. We are all just humans, and we learn so much in retrospect. One of the greatest mercies of being a Mom is that when our children grow up and have their own babies, POOF! they 'get' the epiphany that they were actually "mothered." And don't we raise our own children in the best ways that we wanted to be raised? They too, do the same with our grandchildren. They create and re-create the same universal motherhood, one with nature and love. For some who underwent child abuse or mental torture, there is still great pride in knowing that one becomes a good person either 'because of' or 'in spite of' our parents. As with down-sizing, it all boils down to the core: relationships, the little things, and the memories that we keep. All the 'junk' is hopefully lost to the memory or used to make us stronger. Sorry for my rant, but I know you were and are a great mom. Perhaps you just needed to know that today. :-).
    Amour Setter
    23/07/2016 #43 Amour Setter
    #42 LOL, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I'm definitely sure I wasn't always a great Mom, although I tried my best ;)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    22/07/2016 #42 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #41 You did it all! I'm sure you were always a great Mom, too. It shows through and through. It actually shines.
  5. ProducerDr. Allen Brown

    Dr. Allen Brown

    14/07/2016
    Trading Places
    Trading PlacesTomorrow I lead 50 volunteers in one of the most challenging events that will ever be asked anyone to do. We will be trading places with homeless people. This group will be made up of judges, councilman, doctors, lawyers, nurses, plasters, stay at...
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    Robert Cormack
    31/08/2016 #25 Robert Cormack
    Great idea, Allen. About ten years ago, a charity asked me for some ideas on attracting donations for food banks. I suggested a large ballroom event, full of glitter and wonderful costumes, and movie personalities. Except when everyone sat down to eat, the food was canned soup and a couple of pieces of white bread. Someone would then stand at the podium and say, "This is how a lot of people eat, folks. And they don't get dressed up."
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #24 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #23 OH!! I am sooo ready! Promise to deliver humble and complex, raw and unleashed packages as @Selim Yeniçeri move forward with you, broadcasting on UK Radio BSS. Staying tuned on: http://grcnconnects.wix.com/people
    Dr. Allen Brown
    22/07/2016 #23 Anonymous
    #17 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD You are the real hero now that you have your own show too jump on the air anytime you want. we are dieing to here your pour your sole out to the world. Keep us posted.
    Dr. Allen Brown
    22/07/2016 #21 Anonymous
    #18 Hello @Joel Anderson have been so drained after our weekend of trrading places. i wanted to let you know that the comments that you made regarding my event was so well arrticulated that was tremendously moved. Thank You
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/07/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    This march shall go on!
    Alvaro 🐝 INFANTE SANCHEZ
    15/07/2016 #19 Alvaro 🐝 INFANTE SANCHEZ
    Good job, good job.
    Joel Anderson
    15/07/2016 #18 Joel Anderson
    Well done. Humbled by your example. A profound way to experience and gain Insight and knowledge about the world around us that far too often lurks in the shadows and anonymity of others realities. Continue to make a difference; one step--one person--one traded place at a time.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/07/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #15 I am most livid at the child abusers in this world, and so sorry you had to go through that. But..on the positive, look at how many you are saving now. It is massive! Your undertakings, hopes, and dreams sure do make you a real-life hero to many. And that's why I love working with you on GrassrootsTalks Radio and here's to More for the Poor! One at a time, we can do it!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/07/2016 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 What a wonderful project. I'm so sorry to hear of your story @Dr. Allen Brown but happy to hear you've taken your experience and shaped it to help others. Yu are so right, every person is just one paycheck away from being homeless and it's sad that some will never understand that concept.
    Dr. Allen Brown
    15/07/2016 #15 Anonymous
    I have been their, I was abused often as child. I ran away 15 times before my 15 birthday. I slept under freeway ramps, bus stops, empty houses and worse. I know what it is like to be subdued as a 13 year old boy thinking the guy was going to show me how to survive on the streets on my own. Only to be pent down during the night and be repeatedly raped. Now forced to carry the emotional scares with me for the rest f my life. Yes I have an agenda to gather as may people as I can these 100 plus people out here to give them a day or two of relief fro the clod and the dangers of being exposed to the elements day after day. Yes Loribeth I can be homeless. And many Americans are only a paycheck away from it also
    Selim Yeniçeri
    15/07/2016 #14 Selim Yeniçeri
    #11 It's not a Church issue, you're perfectly right @Max Carter. It's a humanism issue. Everybody's overly busy with themselves that they forget how to be a human. If there is anybody who didn't see the movie "Fisher King" by Robin Williams, I strongly suggest to see it ASAP.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    15/07/2016 #13 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    This is a huge and incredibly worthwhile undertaking @Dr. Allen Brown. My heartfelt thanks to you, and your volunteers, for taking the time to understand the life of the homeless. I can only think, hearing your story, of the phrase from English Reformer, John Bradford - "There but for the grace God go I."
    Selim Yeniçeri
    15/07/2016 #10 Selim Yeniçeri
    First of all, I am really and really proud of being a friend of yours, @Dr. Allen Brown. In past, I've spent nights and nights with homeless people under some famous bridge in Istanbul, other than the nights I've slept with more twenty cats at a time. When nobody was around, the streets were friendly with those people who shared their extremely meager belongings, with smiling and unselfish faces. And even now, at this age, I can still feel the impact they left on me with their human touch, over my life experience. I had done it deliberately to get to learn their lives, and there were amazing talents and wisdom among them. When one has such an experience, I can say that life will never be same for them again. This is not a gift only to those homeless people, but also a very deep and profound spiritual gift to those who attend.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/07/2016 #9 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Extremely worthy cause Allen. Good luck with the event.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    15/07/2016 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a very commendable thing to do @Dr. Allen Brown. It is really difficult to know what another person's life is like until you experience it yourself.
    Loribeth Pierson
    15/07/2016 #7 Loribeth Pierson
    Could​ you trade places?
    Loribeth Pierson
    15/07/2016 #6 Loribeth Pierson
    Really amazing work @@Dr. Allen Brown. I hope this post helps brings well-needed funds to all your projects.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 Love where your heart is! @Dr. Allen Brown and I are working on several fronts to Solve grave issues one homeless person at a time.....hope you stay with us!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 Hey! I wanna be friends with you, too! Love the like-minded Beez! Come one! Come all!