Update: The Nov. 12 “For the Love of Kids” parenting seminar has been canceled due to low attendance. We are sorry to hear this but wanted our giveaway contestants to know that Beech Acres will be providing or giveaway winner with two tickets to attend one of their upcoming parenting workshops held at the Beech Acres Parenting Center.
Beech Acres Parenting Center is a great resource for parents. They have some outstanding classes and events that include parenting workshops as well as counseling services, peer groups, and more. They also sponsor the “For the Love of Kids® National Speaker Seminar Series”. On Nov. 12, renowned parenting expert, Dr. Michele Borba, will be the keynote speaker at the Cintas Center on the Xavier University Campus. Her topic: ” 7 Essential Skills Kids Need to Succeed in this Crazy World”!
Their press release sums it up best:
“Dr. Michele Borba is an NBC contributor who has made over 100 appearances on nationally syndicated shows, has authored 22 books, presented workshops to over one million people and on November 12, parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba will help Beech Acres Parenting Center kick-off its For the Love of Kids® parenting seminar series with a three-hour seminar: 7 Essential Skills Kids Need to Succeed in this Crazy World! It will be held at the Cintas Center.
7 Essential Skills Kids Need to Succeed in this Crazy World! This For the Love of Kids Seminar will strengthen parents’ skills in helping their children become more resourceful and self-reliant. It will be packed with practical research-based strategies, inspiring stories, real-life examples and instant tips to cultivate these traits. Dr. Borba will discuss peer conflicts and pressure; self-esteem; problem solving; resiliency; optimism; stick-to-itiveness; and delayed gratification.”
Beech Acres ‘For the Love of Kids’ parenting seminar series offers Greater Cincinnati parents the rare opportunity to learn from knowledge of nationally respected experts about how to raise thriving and resilient children. What each of these speakers share with Beech Acres is their common belief that children AND adults learn best in an atmosphere of respect, hope and positive expectations. “
Beech Acres has given FFC, two tickets to giveaway for the seminar ($70 value). To enter the FFC giveaway, you must be a resident of Greater Cincinnati and be at least 18 years or older. You will have until 5pm on Tuesday Nov. 8 to enter. The winner will be drawn after 5pm and notified that night. You will have 24 hours to RSVP your acceptance or we will have to draw a new winner. You can enter up to SIX times by doing one (or all) of the following:
- Leave a comment with your best parenting recommendation.
- Subscribe to the Family Friendly Cincinnati eNewsletter (top right sidebar) and leaving a comment say you did (or you already do);
- Join our new Community Forum and leave a comment saying you did;
- Visit Beech Acres website and leave a comment on the date and topic of the next For the Love of Kids seminar;
- Visit Dr. Michele Borba’s website and tell me the title of one of the 23 books she has authored.
- Become a fan of the Family Friendly Cincinnati or Beech Acres Facebook page and leave a comment saying you did
Rosemary Iloste says
For the Love of Kids is a memoir of my life as an Australian mother and foster mother. I believe that it may be the first book on fostering to be published by an Australian foster parent.
The book talks about the highs and lows, joys and heartaches, achievements and disappointments that I have been through during my years of child-rearing. I am sure a lot of parents will be able to relate to some of the stories and laugh along with me at some of them.
Through this book I have also talked about the frustrations with the foster care system and the effect this system has on, not only the foster children, but the foster parents and their natural children. A number of the children that I fostered had disabilities, but these were not a handicap only a challenge to be overcome.
I have been told that it is a good read and a book that opens eyes to another section of our world.
Rosemary Iloste has written a powerful reflection on her years as a foster parent in the Queensland Child Protection system.
Her compassion and empathy for the children she cared for is a thread that runs through this engaging book. I have chosen
to make Rosemary’s story recommended reading for final year BSW and MSW (Professional Qualifying) students in the final
pre-placement theory subject. This is primarily because of Rosemary’s ability to demonstrate the flaws that exist at a structural
level in statutory social work practice, presenting an insider’s view on what could be done to address the gaps between policy
rhetoric and practice. Drawing on Scenario-Based Learning principles, Rosemary’s book was used to workshop the effects of
social work practice on the most vulnerable in our community. Students feedback has been that working through scenarios
from ‘the real world’ has been moving and at times, transformative. I would strongly recommend Rosemary’s text to other educators
for disciplines working with children in care, their biological parents and foster carers.
Beth Tinning, Lecturer, Department of Social Work & Community Welfare, James Cook University, Cairns
Steve Biddulph – one of the world’s best known parenting authors – endorsed my book with the following testimonial:
“An email doesn’t feel enough to congratulate you but I thought I had best send one off before time got away. Your book is amazing,
Raising children is mostly about the day to day dedication and loving way endless and demanding needs are met, and you don’t have to read far between the lines
to see how tireless, resilient and determined you have been to look after all these littlies and not-so- littlies.
I was horrified, but not surprised, to once again hear the perfidies and problems caused by government departments and academically trained
but life-inexperienced social workers. I hear that so often from those on the front line.
It was an education and very grounding to read the stories, and I do admire and respect you.”
The book is available from me for the price of $25.00 plus postage of $3.00 anywhere in Australia. You can contact me on 0448533592 or [email protected]l.com.
I would be very appreciative if you could forward this email throughout your networks.
This book, I have been told, would be an excellent learning tool for staff working with either foster families or young people in care and would also be an important reference book for foster carers.
I am also very willing to talk on the subject of fostering and mothering at conferences, large groups, small groups and to groups of students.
Thank you for reading this email
Rember that kids are people, too. Treat them with respect and the respect will be returned.
Talk to your child every day.
Hi Sherri, I have just emailed you. You won our giveaway. The Nov. 12 event has been cancelled but Beech Acres would still like to give you two complimentary tickets to one of their upcoming parenting workshops. I sent you more details in my email. Thanks so much for entering the giveaway.
Follow through. When you say you are going to do something. Do it.
The best parenting advice I have is to be consistent. I’ve noticed that if my kids know what is expected of them and know what consequences or praise/reward to expect, their behavior is pretty good.