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By Constant Hine, M.A. on 7/29/2011 9:45 AM
Thank you, Sherie, for your comment.  What you describe is a very demanding role in caring for children and working with parents.  Sometimes it’s hard to accept that the behaviors and habits of other people are not in our control.  There are ways to handle it “without burning ourselves out”.   I want to share with you another of my videos where I talk about dealing with external demands.  What’s an external demand?  All other living human beings, traffic, weather conditions, everything outside of us.  We don’t have any control over the demand coming up.  BUT we can choose what to do when it does come up so we have less stress about it.  And when we are calmer, more ideas for what to do about a situation can come into our mind.  You sound like you have tried many things.  Good for you.  I encourage you to not give up.  Watch this video, “Start Where You Have Choice” and see if you can take any or all of the strategies for dealing with the demands that come at us to find calm for yourself and to keep going with...
By Constant Hine, M.A. on 7/29/2011 9:45 AM
Thank you, Sherie, for your comment.  What you describe is a very demanding role in caring for children and working with parents.  Sometimes it’s hard to accept that the behaviors and habits of other people are not in our control.  There are ways to handle it “without burning ourselves out”.   I want to share with you another of my videos where I talk about dealing with external demands.  What’s an external demand?  All other living human beings, traffic, weather conditions, everything outside of us.  We don’t have any control over the demand coming up.  BUT we can choose what to do when it does come up so we have less stress about it.  And when we are calmer, more ideas for what to do about a situation can come into our mind.  You sound like you have tried many things.  Good for you.  I encourage you to not give up.  Watch this video, “Start Where You Have Choice” and see if you can take any or all of the strategies for dealing with the demands that come at us to find calm for yourself and to keep going with...
By Tom Copeland on 7/27/2011 12:23 PM
Learn how the Social Security program works for you as Family Child Care Providers!

**Originally published on 7/14/2011 Tom Copeland's Taking Care of Business  

By Tom Copeland on 7/27/2011 12:23 PM
Learn how the Social Security program works for you as Family Child Care Providers!

**Originally published on 7/14/2011 Tom Copeland's Taking Care of Business  

By Tom Copeland on 7/27/2011 12:10 PM
Find out how you are liable and how to protect yourself if you suspect a parent is drunk when they pick up their child.

**Originally published on 7/11/2011 on
Tom Copeland's Taking Care of Business
By Tom Copeland on 7/27/2011 12:10 PM
Find out how you are liable and how to protect yourself if you suspect a parent is drunk when they pick up their child.

**Originally published on 7/11/2011 on
Tom Copeland's Taking Care of Business
By Constant Hine, M.A. on 7/27/2011 10:26 AM

In my work with childcare directors, supervisors, coaches and teachers, I find that many people are feeling overwhelmed, “can’t get it all done”.  Many of us are feeling stressed from difficult interactions with adults and children.  I’ve developed a program for transforming stress to create more ease in your day’s work.  I want to share with you a short video I made about what I call Becoming Response-Abled.  In the video I’ll introduce a menu of choices for making positive, intentional responses.  Take a peek!     

Click here to view the video.

Over the next weeks, I’ll share more videos with you from the Transforming Stress program.  What are the kinds of stressful situations you experience?  What helps you respond positively and intentionally?  I’d love to hear your comments.

By Constant Hine, M.A. on 7/27/2011 10:26 AM

In my work with childcare directors, supervisors, coaches and teachers, I find that many people are feeling overwhelmed, “can’t get it all done”.  Many of us are feeling stressed from difficult interactions with adults and children.  I’ve developed a program for transforming stress to create more ease in your day’s work.  I want to share with you a short video I made about what I call Becoming Response-Abled.  In the video I’ll introduce a menu of choices for making positive, intentional responses.  Take a peek!     

Click here to view the video.

Over the next weeks, I’ll share more videos with you from the Transforming Stress program.  What are the kinds of stressful situations you experience?  What helps you respond positively and intentionally?  I’d love to hear your comments.

By Samantha Daleiden Marshall, M.A. on 7/21/2011 12:49 PM
I see family child care providers all over this resort learning in pre-conference sessions or gearing up for 2 full days of workshops to better affect our children's lives.  It is fun and inspirational and I am really excited to get to chat with them. We are setting up our Minute Menu booth with fliers about not just our products but fliers educating providers about the Child and Adult Care Food Program, if they don't already know about it.  We also have really fun stuff to give away like nail files, mirrors, M&M's packaged in a very creative way and some stress balls for lucky individuals. We will also be doing demonstrations of Kids Pro and ChildCareInfo.com, listening to suggestions and getting to hear how we can provide a better service to people providing a service so great to our society. The big reception and grand opening is tonight and I must get on to finish setting up our booth! Hope to see you around if you are here, make sure you say hi!...
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