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How To Bring More Gratitude Into Your Child’s Life Without Them Even Knowing

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold During the month of November we are all reminded through the holiday of Thanksgiving about the importance of being grateful.  We know it is important but you continually feel like your children just don’t get it.  Here are the first five tips that you can integrate in to bring more gratitude into your home without your children ever even knowing.   Speak often about being grateful – Nothing will beat a consistent message played over and over again.  Have you ever caught yourself repeating a saying your parents used to say?  I think we all have.  When children continually hear you give your reasons for why you feel grateful it’s no surprise over time they will do the same. 


Five More Tips To Bring Gratitude Into Your Child’s Life Without Them Knowing

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold

Here are the next five tips to bring gratitude into your child’s life without them knowing. Check the blog before to see the first five tips and you will end up with a grateful child.

6. The difference between rights and privileges - As adults I think we get the difference much easier than children do.  A little education in this area can go a long way.  It is right to have clothing to keep your body warm; it is a privilege to have designer outfits.  It is a right to be able to communicate; it is a privilege to have the latest smart phone.   It is a right as a citizen of this country to have an education; it is a privilege to be able to participate in all of the extra-curricular activities. 


Try This to Change Your Life

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold

To ingrain a new habit it is said to take 21 days of consistent repetition for it to become a part of you.  For this month’s challenge we are going to round the number up to 31.  For the next 31 days you are going to commit to training every day for a minimum of 15 minutes without missing.  This means Saturdays and Sundays as well. 


3 Critical Numbers Everyone Must Know for Healthy Eating… But Most Don’t

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold  “Watch what you put into your body” or “You are what you eat” are popular sayings everyone has heard.  The challenge is that most of the undesirable ingredients that will pull you off track from your fitness goals cannot be seen.  Everyone has also heard that you are supposed to read labels; most though, are unaware of what the numbers mean.  


How Many Times Do You Tell Your Child,

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold As a parent, it seems that we are faced with a never-ending surge of requests by our children.  Everything from “Can I have…” to “Can you drive me…” and “Can you buy me…”.  And just when you think they are tired or get the hint it is not working, all they were doing was catching their breath for the next round of requests.  With all these requests it seems there has to be a better strategy than simply and repeatedly saying, “NO”. I found a few simple strategies to alleviate you from sounding like a broken record and at the same time provide you the opportunity create teachable moments for your child.


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