"If I had my children to raise all over again. I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging."
"Where there is great love, there are always miracles!"
"Children require guidence and sympathy far more than instruction."
"Love your children with all your hearts, love them enough to discipline them before it is too late...praise them for omportanat things, even if you have to stretch them a bit. Praise them a lot. They live on it like bread and butter and they need it more..."
"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...but how much we put in that action."
"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation."
C Everett Koop
"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them"
Lady Bird Johnson
"And one of the things we need to do as parents is to let our children handle their failures-be there to support them, but let them handle the disappointing moments. Because that's how they build the ability to go out on their own and face obstacles."
SIX HEALTHY FOOD SWITCHES FOR WEIGHT-LOSS SUCCESS!
Making a few small changes to your eating habits can add up to big weight-loss results. Discover the top six here.
There's no better time to embark on a weight-loss plan than the beginning of the warm weather season. But making good food substitutions rather than going to extremes will ensure your weight-loss results last beyond the first two weeks. So forget rigid, elimination diets; here are six ways to lose weight without feeling deprived.
Poultry and Meat:
Trim off fat before cooking.
If you plan to marinate the meat, use lean strips of pork or beef.
When making casseroles,cook them the day before, so as it cools you can skim any fat off the top before reheating.
Always roast chicken on a rack in a roasting tin, so the saturated fat drains off.
Drinking whole milk cappuccinos and lattes will use your daily POINTS® Allowance up quickly. Use fat-free or low-fat milk instead, and look for flavored coffees or sugar-free syrups to improve that cup of java.
Make smoothies by blending fat-free milk with low-fat or fat-free yogurt, a banana, frozen strawberries and honey to taste.
Use low-fat milk when making mashed potatoes.
Rice pudding is just as nice made with low-fat milk. Add flavor with cinnamon, and sprinkle the top with nutmeg.
Instead of serving bread with soup, add a tablespoon of bulgar wheat or a 1/2 cup of brown rice to your homemade recipe.
As a change-up from bread sandwiches, generously fill whole-wheat tortilla wraps with chunks of fresh-cooked chicken, coriander, lettuce and red pepper, adding a teaspoon of low-fat mayonnaise.
Switch to sweet potatoes or yams. Cut up the sweet potatoes and roast in a hot oven for 30 minutes, sprinkled with sea salt and a little olive oil, or lightly boil and mash with a small amount of butter.
Boil some couscous to fluff up and serve with grilled fish or meat.
Dried fruits come into their own in the winter months and make excellent after-dinner desserts. Put dried apricots, prunes and pineapple chunks in a pan and cover with a little orange juice. Bring to a boil, then let stand for 20 minutes so the fruit can absorb the juices. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and serve with spoonful of low-fat yogurt.
Poach peeled pears in a low-calorie fruity cordial with one cinnamon stick until tender. Serve with low-fat or fat-free yogurt.
Get into the habit of buying low-fat varieties. Keep a tub of low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese on hand to mix in with fresh fruit or sprinkle with Splenda and cinnamon for a sweet treat.
Sprinkle a teaspoon or two of freshly grated Parmesan over your pasta, a little of its big-hitting flavor goes a long way