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Looking forward to 2011
December 30, 2010

The Ten Greatest Gifts I Give My Children
This Week
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Do you just love letting go of the old year and embracing a new one?! We hope 2011 will be a good year for you, your family and our communities.   Are you thinking about resolutions for the new year?  Read some great tips for making new year's resolutions >>>

Better yet, visit Lorraine Pursell's website for short videos on goal setting with children.  Her tips are so helpful and for a short time they are free to SantaCruzParent.com friends!

2010 has been another year of tremendous growth for SantaCruzParent.com and we thank you for your part in that!  We had visits to the site from 40,000+ of you.  Thank you for visiting the many different sections of our site, reading the parts of our newsletters that interest you and forwarding our newsletters to so many new friends!  When you share, we can bring more resources your way.

GETTING READY FOR THE NEW YEAR...

  • After-School Classes & Sports for winter & spring >>>
  • Tutors for help and extra challenges >>>
  • Have you looked at your choices for your child who will be going to preschool or school next fall?  Save January 19 for an evening talking with many independent school representatives at the Central Coast Independent School Fair.

We wish you all a wonderful New Year's celebration and an exciting 2011!

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  The Ten Greatest Gifts I Give My Children

(Products/Books) TenGreatestGiftsIGiveMyChildren.jpgA parent sent us this note:  "I've been fortunate enough to be involved with a leadership training program at work.  At the core there were lots of good basics. The class had a reading list associated with it. One book has basic principles that would be good for anyone whether they have had children or not. It is called The Ten Greatest Gifts I Give My Children by Steve Vannoy. I would recommend reading it to reinforce  good principles about how people should interact together. This should be mandatory reading for educators of young children but much of it still can apply to how we treat others at home and on the job."

I looked for reviews and found these on Amazon.

This is a very pleasant book that helps put the joy back in parenting. It contains stories and thoughts that will encourage you to focus on what's most important in your life. It will help you enjoy your children on a day-to-day basis.  Elizabeth

This is one of the best parenting books I've read. It gives you solid tools for parenting from the heart. This author is a management expert, not a psychologist, and many of the tools are appropriate for working with people, no matter what their age. I especially like the "gift of forward focus" which helps kids to see that all of life is about learning lessons, and that the only reason to look backward is to understand the lesson in order to be able to avoid the same mistake again. Otherwise it just wastes your energy.  Anonymous

I read this book about 2 years ago and started using his techniques first with the kids. Boy what a difference! The kids responded great. Next I tried it on my employees, it worked great with them too. This is such a gentle way to get the kids and employees to behave in the manner in which you need them too. Thanks Steve for making life at home and work much better. My kids are just entering the teenage years and I think these techniques are going to make these years quite managable. Lynn

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"Setting Goals with Your Kids"

2011 is here! You probably set your own New Years' Resolution, but what about your young ones? Have they set their goals for 2011? In case you're stumped on how to do that, I've got a 6 video clip series for you called "Setting Goals with Your Kids". You'll love it- it's so helpful and contains everything you'll need to raise those capable, responsible kids! I cover the 6 key questions to ask your child and how to phrase them so that your child feels independent and smart.

Click here for your free viewing (time limited).  "Aunt Lorraine" aka Lorraine Pursell!

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School Corner

 

 

 

Gateway K-8, Open House 1/8


Spring Hill K-8, Kindergarten Round Up / Assessment 1/8

 

The New High School Project, Campus Tour 1/11

 

Chartwell School, Campus Tour 1/11

 

The Center for the Advancement of Language and Literacy, Free Workshop: Memory Strategies to Enhance Learning 1/12

 

Independent Schools Pre-K - 12th, Independent School Fair, 1/19/11

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Looking for the right school for your child?


Meet with students and representatives from many private schools, Pre-school through 12th Grade at a FREE informational event.


Come learn about the exceptional academic programs and the great variety of enrichment programs of our area schools. Get the information you need to make confident choices.


January 19, 2010 

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What will it be this semester?

 

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Advanced K - 8 Education

 

Kindergarten Round Up / Assessments
Sat, Jan 8, 9am-Noon
Families Welcome
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Spring Hill is a private school where the talents of bright, motivated and gifted children are recognized, nurtured and developed to their full potential.

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250 California St, Santa Cruz

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Discover the beauty of the forest!

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State Parks

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 DIY Last Night

(Special Event Page Graphics) DIY1231.jpgLast Night is a do-it-yourself, decentralized, collective, spontaneous, open, public New Year's Eve celebration in Santa Cruz, California.

Meet at the Saturn Cafe lot, Pacific & Spruce 5pm Sunset on New Year's Eve.


Parade will take off at 5:30pm and end in a street party at Pacific & Cooper.

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Details: Experience a mini-universe of model trains that delight the young and young at heart.
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