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May 2010 Blog Posts (36)

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

“Scoreboard begins with letter S, but so does Sportsmanship.” Who wins and loses is important but the feelings associated with them goes away, sooner or later. The feeling one gets when applying good sportsmanship is a way of life and never goes away. Sports parents and coaches who apply sportsmanship first and worry about scoreboard second will make a… Continue

Added by Jack Perconte on May 31, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

Kite the Novel freebie Wix site

Kite the Novel on Wix

Added by Bill Shears on May 30, 2010 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Why Begins With W: A Lesson in Murder

A mystery wrapped around a secret, hiding the worst evil you can imagine! A talented formerly home-schooled 14 year-old enters the nightmare known as the… Continue

Added by John Schulte on May 30, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Rosie Red Bottom the grey parot

http://rosieredbottom.blogspot.com/osie's

Check out Rosie's blog and her new book. Full of fun stories.

Added by Donna Mann on May 28, 2010 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

The Power of Breathing to Ease Sports Pressure

I hear this comment all the time, “He/she can do it in practice, but not in games.” A very common and very frustrating occurrence, of course, for both players and parents. Most of the time, this happens because players’ fundamentals are not correct but…
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Added by Jack Perconte on May 28, 2010 at 10:03am — No Comments

New York City to Charge Rent to the Homeless

Brenda Farrar-Ejemai is the author of the book/documentary: The Family In The Car, A Revelation. In this on-time documentary she depicts a familly surviving on the streets of New York City who were once sheltered and somewhat privileged.…

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Added by Brenda Farrar-Ejemai on May 26, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Many parents don’t realize that they are exerting excessive parental pressure on their sports playing kids. When parents notice the following, they should learn to adjust their (parental) behavior.

1.…

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Added by Jack Perconte on May 26, 2010 at 1:56pm — No Comments

QUOTES BY LAURA LYSEIGHT

  • Success will inevitably follow you, if you learn not to give up at all the…
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Added by Laura Lyseight on May 26, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Remember, it is OK to miss your kids games occasionally.

Somewhere, over the years, the opinion has been created that one is a bad parent when they don’t attend their child’s games. Parents who attend every game may put too much emphasis on the child’s sports career to the point where the sport becomes “everything” to every one. Making a kid's sport…
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Added by Jack Perconte on May 25, 2010 at 10:40am — No Comments

New Trends, Old Truths

Hello Fellow Mountain Taker,

In my…

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Added by Carl Jenks on May 24, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Sleep on It

When parents feel disappointment over their child’s effort level or practice habits, it may be best to wait to tell them. This may lead to a sleepless night for parent, but not to a bunch of sleepless nights because of saying the wrong thing immediately. Saying things impulsively and with…
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Added by Jack Perconte on May 24, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

Mom Replaced by Free Download

It happens every year.



Every major school project is due the same week in May. Now that Tristan is in middle school, it is worse than it was before; and I don’t see it getting any better until he graduates from graduate school and starts taking care of us.



Until then, Jack and I will just have to bare with it.



Last week, Tristan’s social studies project was due. It was on the country of Poland, where his ancestors originated. It was very last minute. He only… Continue

Added by Lauren Carr on May 23, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

A big hello to Everyone. From Gregg Seeley author of Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem

Hello Everyone, I would like to invite everyone who would like to chat with Author Gregg Seeley on Goodreads.com I will be having a week long Q and A marathon over at this site

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/338369?page=2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=comment_instant#comment_16903813

Come on over and chat with me, read…

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Added by Gregg Seeley on May 23, 2010 at 10:50am — No Comments

The MIND - A Battle Ground

Have you ever seen your mind? I know what your answer is. Do you know that the thoughts you hold in your mind determine who and what you become and these same thoughts are synonymous to your actions?…

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Added by Laura Lyseight on May 22, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Jesus Killer - A Centurion's Mission is a great read. Everyone should get this book and read it.

Who killed Jesus? Who plunged the spear into His side, finally



ending His life, after hours of inhumane torture? Jesus Killer



is the story of the driven and disciplined Roman centurion,…



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Added by J.H. EDWARDS on May 22, 2010 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Positive Parenting Words before Competition
"I believe in you and I will be pulling for you," are the two statements that parents should always say to their kids before an athletic contest. These… Continue

Added by Jack Perconte on May 22, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Proper Parents Perspective
Remember, doing something right and doing something almost right is the difference between athletic success and failure. Parents should keep this in mind when they… Continue

Added by Jack Perconte on May 21, 2010 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Kita's Gentle Message: Giving and Receiving (May 21, 2010)

I’ve been thinking a lot about the connection between giving and receiving. Giving: as in freely serving others without thought of reward is really hard to do. Who hasn’t thought, “Here I go

doing something for free again,” or “When am I going to be acknowledged for the

time I’ve put into this?” These thoughts tend to arise especially

among artists like you and me, whose livelihood depends on what we

create. I trust that the longer I get…

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Added by Kita Szpak on May 21, 2010 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Positive Parenting in Sports

“Everyone has the will to win – the winners are those that have the will to prepare to win” is one of my favorite quotes I have come across. This point cannot be…

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Added by Jack Perconte on May 20, 2010 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Building Self-esteem

Casually bringing up a memory of a good athletic play that your child made at an unlikely time is a good positive parenting idea. For example: while sitting on the beach…

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Added by Jack Perconte on May 18, 2010 at 3:45pm — No Comments

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