December GRG Connections

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Issue 6        Volume 6

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Enough is Enough!!!!…Enough of what? 

Over-indulgence during the Holidays……..

Enough of everything. The ability to know what is enough is one of the most important skills you can teach as parents.  “Enough for now” is a crucial component in teaching children about delayed gratification, a skill many over-indulged adults lack. Knowing what is enough supports good health; it protects other people and the environment, and it can be a protection against greed and unethical behaviors. Pages 82-83

Overindulgence is a sure way to create trained helplessness and learned lack-of-skills in anyone. Page 94

Excerpts from “How Much Is Enough”

By Jean Illsley Clarke, PH.D. – Connie Dawson, PH.D. – David Bredehoft, PH.D.

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WHAT GRANDPARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT

THE GRandS/GRG WORKSHOPS. . .

  • Discussion of similar problems.  Ideas as to helping our grandchild.
  • I enjoy your workshop very much.  Would like it if our workshop would be a little longer.
  • Discussions about behavior & books to read.  Everyone able and willing to talk about problems openly.
  • 2 co-leaders are very caring individuals.  They make grandparents feel very comfortable and at ease.  They did a wonderful job.
  • Positive, Lots of sharing.
  • Finding out how similar others’ problems are to mine and how to deal with them.
  • The complete workshop.  I had a wonderful time and can’t wait to see u guys again!
  • Interaction with others in the same situation.  Some good ideas mentioned.  Very helpful – keep up the good work – glad to hear of reading material available and resources.
  • Everything!  How to use communication with grandchild and parents.  Lots of advice.
  • Able to talk with others.  Thanks for the help.
  • Good mix of grandparents and issues.
  • Having time to talk with others.
  • Meeting other grandparents.  It was wonderful! Excellent!
  • Learned more about the brain.
  • Workshop on brain interesting and informative.
  • Presented in language that I could understand.
  • It was very educational.  Well prepared.  Job well done.
  • Personalities of the two facilitators are warm and welcoming.  Always a pleasure to be here.
  • Each grandparent seemed comfortable with sharing.

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FREE WEBSITE LOCATIONS

www.mousemail.com  FREE! Cell phone program allows parent to program call phone for specific hours of access.

www.safetyweb.com  FREE!  Offers free e-mail check for social networking and other sites.  Provides other services and continuous checking for a small fee.

www.safesocial.com  Operated by AOL, this site performs continuous monitoring of child’s online networking sites and will show what is being posted by and about the child for a small fee.

www.webwisekids.org  FREE! This site offers internet safety games and additional resources for parents and children.  Service is free and donations are accepted.

www.cyberbullying.us  FREE!  Downloadable parent resources.  Provides fact sheets, cases, research, resources, stories, strategies, and solutions to help you stop online cruelty.

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