Ask Auntie Artichoke

Expert on Parenting and Family Relationships

Ask Auntie Artichoke - Expert on Parenting and Family Relationships

4 Tips on Your Bad Body Image & Your Kids (EXPERT)

If you truly care about the accidental messages you are sharing with your kids about body image, you will begin today to practice new ways to communicate self-worth. You may really need to be much more mindful of your language when anger, frustration or old patterns trigger old responses. Be sure to claim your free ebook on Using Encouraging Words at http://www.AskAuntieArtichoke.com You will be glad you did.

What Makes A Good Person?

This is a handout I recently shared with the Montana State Child Care Association.  The topic of the workshop was on Character & Heart Values.

What Makes “A Good Person?”  

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Judy Helm Wright, aka “Auntie Artichoke” is a parent educator and life coach who has worked with families like yours all over the world. Give her a call at 406-549-9813 to schedule a speaking engagement.

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Caring, Cooperation, Courage, Courtesy, Communicate,  Compliment Others, Empathy,  Empower,  Moderation, Order,  Silence & Tranquility,  Faith, Friendship,  Fairness, Compassion, Common Sense,  Humility, Helpfulness, Community Service, Goal Setting, Gratitude, Integrity, Curiosity,

Apologize When Wrong, Honesty, Humor, Loyalty, Patience, Peacemaker, Personal Responsibility, Problem Solve, Resilience, Resourcefulness, Respectful,  Self-disciplined, Non-judgmental,

Tolerance, Self-Control, Kindness

Can-Do Attitude, Create, Contribute, Inclusion, Avoid Gossip, Mentor& Teach.

 

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

“If I want a better world, then I need to build a better me.” Judy Helm Wright

 

“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdomTheodore Isaac Rubin

 

 

“I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Anne Frank

 

 

Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity and kindness.” Confucius

 

 

“I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.”        John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

 

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”

Mother Theresa

 

My parents made up this thing where our family is on a ‘team’ and whenever someone on our team is in trouble, we get off the bench and help them.” Katie

 

“True politeness is perfect ease in freedom. It simply consists in treating others just as you love to be treated yourself.”

Earl of Chesterfield

 

I invite you to comment on how you have taught character traits to your children.  Has this impacted your family life?  Thanks for sharing.

Adopt An Older Dog- Great Choice For Pet Parents

Deciding to share your home with a cutie dog is a step towards a wonderful experience. So, why don’t you take the next step which is adopting an older dog? There are many dogs waiting for you to invite them into your home. They will repay you with so much love and devotion.
With an older dog, non-stop curious energy and puppy faces are gone. They developed a sense of self, maturity and a sort of wisdom. Older dos are like a basketball glove, conditioned, relaxed and ready to play the later innings in this game of life. for more information about the life of a dog, please see http://www.deathofmypet.com

Help Your Child Make Friends (expert)

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The Left Out Child: The Importance of Friendship answers these and other questions:
What can parents do to guide the social development of their young children?
Why is it important to be included?
Is it harder to make friends now than it used to be?
How important is it to help your child be more likeable?
What do I do if the teacher or coach doesn’t like my child?
How do I comfort my child when they are picked last or not at all?
How do I help my child overcome shyness and build confidence?
Is there a gender difference in friendships?
What about bullies, should parents intervene?
Ages and stages of friendship
Social skills are simple, but not easy
Ten ways to help your child make friends
15 ways to help kids like themselves

Mean Girls & Tough Boys–Bullying At Any Age (EXPERT)

Tough boys and Mean girls have always been around. Bullying is a catch-all phrase for an imbalance of power or strength that is either real or perceived. There is a potential for the greater power to intentionally threaten or harm the weaker one. This power struggles usually takes place over a sustained period of time and has the potential to escalate into violence. Bullying can harm indivduals, families, schools and communties. For more information please see http://www.cyberbullyinghelp.com

Does My Son Have An Eating Disorder?

Does Your Son Have An Eating Disorder? Often people think of anorexia and a vision of a girl pops into our mind. However, there are many young men who also suffer from poor body image and develop eating disorders. This article contains tips to spot an eating disorder with your son and methods to overcome and prevent it. Get the facts on eating issues and disorders here. You will be glad you did. http://www.AskAuntieArtichoke.com

What Should Be First Foods For Babies?

When to begin solid food for babies is a question many parents wonder about. Breast milk is the perfect choice of nourishment and most doctors and successful mothers suggest sticking just with breast milk for at least six months. Learn more about parenting and family relationships at http://www.AskAuntieArtichoke.com

Devastating Injury: How To Combat The Whirlpool of Why Me?

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Devastating Injury: How To Combat The Whirlpool of Why Me?

If you’ve experienced an injury, you may find yourself sidetracked by pain and depression. Whether your injury is long-term or short, it’s common to be plagued by feelings of anxiety, despair, and the “why me” syndrome. The following tips can help you get back on the road to recovery.

Seek Help from Friends and Family

An injury can cause severe emotional and physical pain, especially if the injuries are serious. It can be especially bothersome if you’re out of work for a long period of time. Family, friends and other loved ones can help pick up the slack and offer their physical assistance through these difficult times. This could include running errands, meals and financial help.

Having someone to talk to when the going gets most difficult can also prove beneficial. Try to seek out professional and legal assistance when it comes to dealing with your feelings regarding your injury. These resources can greatly impact your road to recovery.

Psychological Assistance

A therapist can provide professional and knowledgeable assistance through a difficult injury. Feelings of loneliness and insecurity can allow your depression to skyrocket. However, good communication throughout the entire process can be good for your physical and emotional well-being. It can also contribute to a successful recovery. It may even help to discuss your plight with other individuals who are in a similar situation. Your therapist may have ideas on the best support groups necessary in order to deal with your pain and frustration.

Get Moving

While you may be sidelined with pain and depression, a physical therapist can help you through the discomfort. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, a physical therapist can offer exercises that can help speed up the recovery process. A healthy diet and exercise go hand-in-hand, so you can concentrate on foods that can fight inflammation and depression. Some excellent sources include fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, whole-grains, nuts and fish. Water is also a great resource that can help boost your mood and nurture your heart and soul.

Legal Help

A personal injury attorney can aid a worker in their recovery by ensuring that they receive the type of compensation for their work related injuries. This is especially important if you’re the breadwinner of the family, and you have bills to pay. The legal process in regards to an injury can pose some serious challenges, and you may need to keep on top of physician visits, receipts, doctor’s reports and claims. You may also be at a loss in regards to the rules and regulations involved with this type of injury. A personal injury attorney can be your source of comfort throughout the process, so you can concentrate on making a full recovery. This can also alleviate the stress and depression that often accompanies a workers comp injury.

Being out of work after an accident can be hard for an individual, especially if a painful injury accompanies the loss. Symptoms to look out for include feelings of despair, hopelessness, irritability, fatigue and sadness. Your physician can offer suggestions to help conquer your work-related depression. While medication can’t alleviate the problems, it can help you deal with severe pain that may be clouding your outlook on your recovery. In addition to a physician, a personal injury attorney can help you reap the costs associated with your accident, so you can focus on leading a better life.

Helping her husband through the mental and physical rehabilitation after suffering an ischemic stroke, Nadine Swayne understands the depths of despair an injury can cause and offers this information.
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