Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Great resource for parenting positive kids

I just wanted to share this wonderful website with all positve parents. It is great and I am active member. It is sponsered by Goldfish crackers. It is focused on the following (which I copied from their website):

Kids today experience a great deal of stress and confront complex challenges. For most parents it’s hard to know how to best help them through these difficult times. Luckily, parents can learn simple ways to teach kids the skills that shape a positive attitude, enable them to overcome challenges and reach their full potential.

Pepperidge Farm has been committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle for over forty years by offering parents wholesome snacks made with no artificial preservatives. The Goldfish® brand partnered with Positive Psychology leader and mother of four, Dr. Karen Reivich, to create Fishful Thinking. Fishful Thinking is a program for parents that helps them to raise children who have a positive attitude and can confidently tackle life’s challenges.

Fishful Thinking is comprised of five Key Ingredients:

Optimism: Focusing on the positive things in life.

Emotional Awareness: Expressing and controlling your feelings.

Goal Setting/Hope: Finding ways to achieve your goals.

Resilience: Coping with life’s ups and downs.

Empowerment: Identifying and using your strengh

Please check out the website below. They are a great resource and have wonderful downloads and ideas.