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Principles to Live By / RE: ADULTS Part I


As I was looking through my old newspaper articles, from the Sonoma County Gazette in Forestville, California aboutListening 2 Children,for ideas for the blog, I came across  a list of Principles to Live By.  As I read through them, I realized their importance for both children and adults.  Today I will cover various aspects of how such principles play a role in the life of an adult; tomorrow I will do the same with respect to children.



As I revise this list now, and as I ponder it, I think that each person could come up with their own unique list; a list that one may want to add to over a period of time.

DAY 22 Birds and Kids... what do they have in common?






Today, July 21st, I sit here at my computer, looking out the window on the backyard where the birds of every kind are enjoying their gnoshing.  Finches, sparrows, titmice are at the bird feeder hanging from the apple tree.   On the ground, underneath the feeder, the wrens are searching for their favorite insects. A very peaceful experience for all.








Twenty feet away at the hummingbird feeder hanging from the patio is the hot and fiery battle of the hummingbirds going on. This battle continues daily as the Alpha male we've named Bobby, chases all the others off as they come in for their fair share of the food.

Happy and Peaceful Kids



IMAGES OF HAPPY AND PEACEFUL KIDS:

Pictures are so powerful.  Today, my blog will honor the innate goodness and happiness of children, with images of HAPPY AND PEACEFUL CHILDREN! Each will have a quote for your consideration also. 



Hop you Enjoy,

Sharon   





We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget
that he is someone today.

~ Stacia Tauscher













Children make your life important.

~ Erma Bombeck
















If you want to be happy, be.

~Leo Tolstoy
























It is a happy talent to know how to play.

Pictures of PEACE! Enjoy!



As I post my daily blog, I always enjoy finding images which relate to the topic of the day.  Often, I find them so uplifting and inspiring.  So today, I'll be sharing mainly images and a quote or my thoughts regarding the picture.  

Also, pictures are an excellent way of initialing a conversation with your children.  Ask them what they are seeing in the picture.  You can also explore their feelings that come up as they view the picture.

Enjoy!

Sharon Ann Wikoff




My thoughts are like the ripples in the ocean.

Children ARE Teachers of PEACE









In the 1980’s I was working as the Children’s Director of Education at the West Valley Center for Spiritual Living in southern California.  One of the books I purchased at that time and have used over the last 30 years is,Children As Teachers of PeaceBy Our Children, Edited by Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D. author of Love is Letting Go of Fear.







This book has children’s art work in it as well as their words about PEACE.  In the editor's introduction they described the book as a joyous journey and inspired from the truth in the words: “Children as Teachers of Peace”.

Listening to Children...In Action!

Listening to Children…In Action!






As I mentioned yesterday in my blog, listening to children is so very important.  As both parent and educator I’ve come to understand that listening to children is very essential for their well-being.  It addition, it is FUN and very revealing. Listening plays a huge part in connectedness which research shows is the key to a happy childhood as well as a happy adulthood! Listening makes for a peaceful child and peaceful family. 






When I was 18 years old, and a day camp counselor, one of the children in my group was with another counselor doing a craft project.

Listening to Children...of All Ages!

LISTENING 2 CHILDREN OF ALL AGES!

I’ve been writing the blog now for 16 days.  Each day I want the content to be note-worthy, important to the reader!  Daily I ponder “What should the focus be for my next blog”?   Sometimes, the topic is obvious!  Sometimes, it’s not!  Ideas come and go!  I continue my thought process.  Daily,  I want something NEW, something DIFFERENT, something to catch everyone’s attention.  For Day 17 several subject entered my mind but no decision was made!

Blogging and Parenting...What Do They Have In Common?



The reason I am blogging each day during July is because Lesa Townsend  (www.conversation2sales.com) presented a 31 Day Challenge and invited folks to blog daily for 31 days.  She sends a wonderful newsletter daily, with tips for Bloggers.  I’ve found it very helpful, and yet I have much to learn about the social media side of writing a blog.


Two years ago I started my blog, but had not done much with it.   So, I felt this 31 day challenge was a great opportunity.  I must say that last week I found the word “challenge” very appropriate.

10 Fun Ways to Connect With Your Child


10 Fun Ways to Connect With Your Child


Finding fun and easy ways of connecting with your child/ren makes for a peaceful day for all.  Following are 10 fun ways of connecting with your kids.  If you have other ideas, please feel free to share.  I’d love to hear what works for you and your family.   



1.    Serve the food you give to them in a
fun and creative way.



Make a face with the fruit they are having for breakfast or a snack. Or cut their sandwich in the shape of a star.

The Importance of "Quiet Time" for all!



The Importance of “Quiet Time” for all!



Do you ever get to the point where you are yearning for some time where nothing is scheduled,  when there is no specific task that must be accomplished, when you can simply sit back and reflect on things?

I know that I certainly do!  I need this type of quiet time.  Time to think my own thoughts, to be still, to see what emerges in the stillness.  And I’ve seen how important this quiet time is for children too.

In today’s fast paced world, both the adult and child can find themselves overly involved with very little that is free from one specific activity or another.
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