A Child's Rainbow of Feelings
by Susie E. Caron (c) 11/18/14
I have a rainbow of feelings
Most without names
So I cannot tell you
When I feel different or just the same
Sometimes I feel awful, froggy or swell
Wintered or drawn or just hating some smell
Hopeless, morose, splithered or sprawn
But how can I tell you, when my feelings go wrong
Please talk with me often
And let me sputter and spew
Because I have no other way
To show my feelings to you
Instead I may arrghhhh!
Yell or just pout
And often you scold me
And punish and shout
I count on you to help me
To learn my colors and things
So I know you can tell me
The feelings that my every day brings
To you, to just name them
Without judgment or shame
Because feelings are just feelings
And they need their names
For me to understand
What you want me to do
When I’m feeling froggy,
Or happy or blue.
So talk with me often
Don’t yell, scold or shout
Tell me their names
And what they are all about
Oh…and one more thing…
I need you to show me what my feelings should do
By modeling for me what they look like on you.
Susie E. Caron (c) 11/29/14
Three time saving tips to enjoy Thanksgiving with your kids.
by Susie E. Caron (c) 11/23/14
Americans love their Thanksgiving holiday! But wait! What about the kids? Do they really love Thanksgiving? What about you? Do you enjoy your kids during this holiday?
Most kids enjoy a time when family members gather together. However, for kids, such gatherings and feasting, is also very stimulating. Sometimes this results from the extra number of people, adult preoccupation with visiting or meal planning, or perhaps added conflict between family members. Throw onto all this the pressure that you, the parent, may be feeling for little Johnny and Jill to behave in front of relatives, and you add a recipe for disaster. When that happens, your kids become stressed and do just the opposite of what parents might want them to do. Of course, when you get stressed and anxious, everything becomes more difficult.
What’s the answer to all this?
If you want to enjoy Thanksgiving with your kids, you'll want to invest a little time with them before, during and after turkey time. The most important relationship you have is with your kids. Maintain their connection to you and everything will go more smoothly. Follow the 3 time savers below and you may find they enjoy themselves, they behave well, and you get to have a good time too.
Three time savers and a note:
1. Time cost: 45 minutes - the weekend before anything about this holiday erupts make a plan together. Ask your kids to sit down and talk with you about what will be taking place. Use a calendar for visual assistance and describe to them when, where, how, and who will be involved in each day’s plans. Let them know where you are traveling, what time you’ll be leaving and when you will get home.(Or who is coming, where they will sleep,and so on.) Ask them what they may need or want to take in the car, or to do while adult relatives are busy preparing food and talking. Ask them what they’ll want to do when they return home, or after everyone leaves. Answer all their questions and tell them what you expect of them. Be positive, and clear.
2. Time cost: 15 minutes. Each morning wake your kids up by sitting with them, hugging and talking about the day ahead. Ask them what they think about your plans. Ask them what they need or want to help them enjoy the day.
3. Time cost: 30 minutes. At the end of each day, take ½ hour to sit alone with them and help them to unwind by talking about what they liked or didn’t like that day. Listen, validate their feelings, but don’t make excuses or try to fix things that may have gone wrong that day. Just thank them for telling you and let them know you care and that tomorrow you will work to help them enjoy their day.
The total time invested in the 3 steps above = 1 & 1/2 hours. The benefit is a pleasant time to enjoy Thanksgiving and your kids. There is one more note to all this and may take a little bit more of your time and attention.
Note: When you return, or everyone departs to their own homes, you may find that your kids need some unwinding space and time. Don’t give them a pile of chores immediately. Allow them to do what they need to do – play a game – watch a movie –visit with their pets or play in their rooms. Stay close enough to notice when they need you again. When they start arguing with each other, or interrupting and ‘bothering’ you then it’s time to sit, cuddle, read, or take a walk or bike ride together. It’s time to spend some parent child time together to reestablish your bond and ‘status quo.’ Don’t skip this because this really helps kids unwind and settle back into their routines. After this, you can direct them to do their chores and prepare for the coming week.
With these tips you may find you get to enjoy your kids, your relatives and friends and your Thanksgiving much more.
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Susie E. Caron
How To Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework
Without A Fuss
by Susie E. Caron (c) 11/15/2014
Getting kids to do their homework is difficult and often causes unnecessary arguing and tension. There is a way to prevent all that. By implementing a routine pattern that works, you will stop the arguing and get some added benefits. Before I tell you the pattern, I want to ask you some questions. Next, I'll tell you how to set up a homework routine that works. Finally, l'll list some additional benefits.
Why do your children have homework?
Perhaps there is not enough time being provided in school for their lessons to be completed? Or, maybe your child needs more practice to master a subject. Are your older kids not using their study halls and after school study groups to get their homework done? It's important for you to know what the reasons are that cause homework to come home. Sometimes addressing this issue reduces the problem significantly.
Why do your kids argue and struggle with you about doing their homework?
Does it seem that your children would rather get into an angry struggle with you, than to complete their assignments? (Any attention is 'attention' after all.) When your kids argue, bargain, and get lots of negative attention, they also often get away with not completing their homework. It's important for your to think about how your kids may be feeling 'benefited' when they fight with you. Do they get more attention than their siblings? Or, do they benefit by getting away with just not doing it?
Whose job really is it anyway?
In order to carry out this new plan, you have to really get clear on who's job it is. The responsibility belongs to your children. Just like your job, or career, and household chores are your responsibility, their homework is theirs. They must bring their homework home, and do their homework, even if you need to help a little. Your attitude must be crystal clear in your mind. If not, your children will realize that you are waffling. This uncertainty on your part could be because you feel sorry for them for having nasty homework at all, or you are uncertain that you can really 'make them' do it anyway. Any feeling that makes you uncertain in your attitude can cause your children to fight you. They won't want to do it. They won't do it and they will believe that you need to take the responsibility for making them do it. If you 'take on the responsibility' for their homework, they will let you, and they will come to expect it into the future.
What's the answer to this and how do you get your kids to do their homework without a fuss?
First, take the attitude that it is your child's job, and deliver that by being more matter of fact in your words. For example you can say something like," It's your job to do your own homework. I can help but there is a limit to what I will do and a there is also a time limit for how long I will sit here to help you. So get it done well and quickly. Then I will check it, and if it's completed you can go and do something you like to do."
Second, Choose a time for your kids to do their homework. There are two prime times that work well: Right after dinner, or right after school. Set up a time and stick with it, except when activities or events require homework to be completed at the alternate time. My neighbor insisted her kids did theirs right after school, before they could go out and play, or watch TV or do anything. She had a snack ready and they ate while they worked. I chose to use after dinner. My husband liked to watch the news, I didn't. So after the table was cleared my kids and I sat together at the table and they did their homework before they could play. I usually read or worked on a project at the table while they completed their assignments. I stayed there to assist, but homework was their duty. Either time works if you make sure they can have some free time or fun after the homework is completed to your satisfaction.
NOTE: If sitting there with your kids causes more problems than you'd like, tell them you will only stay with them, if they work to get it finished. If they argue or whine, you can leave them at the table and go to a different room until they finish.
While I cannot promise that setting up a new pattern will be immediately 'fuss free', if you stick to it, you will see results. When you establish a clear expectation along with a predictable pattern for attacking homework, you will also find your kids will accept this responsibility as their own. When you say what you mean, and mean what you say, and carry your words out into actions, your kids will also trust you more. Your relationship with them will improve and you will be able to have more time and energy to have fun with them. If your kids are just beginning school, you are in luck, because the sooner you begin this practice the better. However, it is never too late to start. Kids who learn to tackle their homework in this way, also find it easier to do it all by themselves as they grow up. This means, you won't need to sit with with them in High School. (Unless, of course, their grades start to drop and then guess what? Sit their butts down and reinstate the pattern!)
Thank you for making my Launch of Twee' for Two a Success.
Susie E. Caron (c) 11/9/2014
Dear Friends and Fans of Twee', I Am Twee' and Twee' for Two.
This is just a quick note to tell you how much I appreciate all the help, posts, tweets, and feedback you gave me on Nov.8. It was because of you that Twee' for Two climbed from # 1,788,000 in books down to 82,844 by 3:48 pm and hit #38 out of 100 in the category "Friendship." She didn't stop there.
With your help, by 5:04 pm she moved to 43,229 in books and #21 in "Friendship." By the time I closed my computer, Twee' for Two was at 19,109 in books and #11 in "Friendship." Lastly, although I didn't get a photo of it, my daughter was up until 10:30 pm and reported it had dropped again to #9 in "Friendship."
Once again, I thank you all. I could not have done this without you.
Hugs and Blessings
And Remember: Twee' Means You & Me
Susie E. Caron
Hi Everyone! You know I am LaunchingTwee for Two on Saturday, Nov. 8 2014 between 8 am and 8 pm, on my Facebook FanPage:
But you may not know that there will be prize drawings, scheduled in the morning, afternoon and evening.
So for your convenience I am posting the rules right here. I am also posting the Vermont product stores from which winners will get to choose their $25.00 gift certificate.Three people will win one of those.Three other winners will receive a limited edition, handcrafted pearling bead 6x8 inch Twee' magnet.
Scroll Down for Rules and more for Photos of the Vermont Shops.
Rules to win in the drawings for prizes:
3 Winners for $25.00 gift certificates will be drawn. One winner by 11:55am in the morning, one at 5 pm in the afternoon and the last one will be drawn at 7:55 pm evening. Then I will draw a second name and that entry will receive a 6x8 inch limited edition, handmade pearling bead Twee’ magnet. ($14.99 value)There will be 3 of those awarded just after the times above.
To enter: post or PM a copy of your receipt for purchase of one or more copies of Twee’ For Two and I will enter your name in the drawings for great Vermont Gift Certificates. When you win, you will get to choose which product gift certificate you would like. I will ask for you to PM me with your email and I will order a gift certificate for you to be sent directly to your email. (You can even enter new receipts if you make additional purchases that day Saturday Nov. 8 from 8 am to 8 pm.)
Another way to enter: Post a PHOTO on Twee’s event page of Your Children reading any One of My 3 Books. (In so doing you are giving me permission to use the photo you post in future advertising.) Then I will enter your name into the drawings as well.
Have fun! Good luck. Keep scrolling down to see the fine VT products.
Who's Teaching Your Children?
by Susie E. Caron (c) 11.6.2014
Today, as an author, psychologist, parent and former teacher, I encourage you to "Teach your children well." I want you to think about who is teaching your children? What are they teaching, or not teaching and what you can do about it.
I am concerned about this. As a former school teacher, parent of two now adult children, author and psychologist I have noticed that there is much fear today around being 'correct'. There is so much now we cannot say, even in descriptions for fear of criticism. In addition, in the face of all this, parents seem to be afraid to parent. They ask, "What if I do something wrong? What if I make the wrong decision?"
I have also noticed that some of our kids seem 'lost.' Many seem without goals, or direction. Some of them sadly end up on the news. The extreme evidence of this is on the news every day and it's escalating. Kids, go into schools and kill their friends. College students break the law by being destructive following sports events. Others leave their country of origin, go abroad and join up with armies and causes foreign to anything they've known. Even some adults go on shooting rampages against our law enforcement officers. Why is this happening more and more?
I believe it is because many parents are stifled by fear. They are led to believe that only the schools and our government which set school standards, have the right and the ability to teach our kids what they need to know. I know children need to go to school, but it appears something essential is missing in this idea.
Who is teaching your children? What are they teaching? Is there anything you can you do to make sure your kids learn the standards, values, precepts, ethics, morals, and religious instruction that you want them to have?
Absolutely! You can teach your children well. You can spend enough time with them and expose them to reading and discussing their thoughts and feelings with you, to make a difference. In so doing you build connection to your kids, real relationship that counts, and a rational, compassionate basis upon which your kids can grow.
I remember when my two kids entered junior high school, I was appalled that a teacher was to teach them sex education. I believed that as a parent, that was my job. In order to not embarrass my kids by keeping them out of the class, I called the school and asked for the class curriculum.Then I taught my kids my beliefs, standards and feelings about sexual activity before marriage. By doing that I knew, no matter what the teacher said, I had it covered. I also asked them what they were learning in their class. We had discussions. They learned from me and from the school so they had opportunity to develop their own thoughts regarding the subject. I was not judgmental, but encouraged open discussion. I didn't ask myself "What if I'm wrong? What if I make a mistake?" because I knew that just like climbing vines, kids need a standard to grow on.
Your kids need to know your standards. You do have beliefs, standards, and ethics, that you live by. Teach them to your children. It's ok because they are your kids. You have undeniable permission to teach them. It was granted to you the day you conceived, fostered, or adopted them. You are the parent. They are your children. If you aren't teaching them, they are most certainly learning from someone and you may not enjoy with they learn, and live out.
As a former teacher, a parent of two grown up 'kids', and now psychologist and author, I encourage you to read to your kids everyday. Let them select some books to read together. You select others. Talk about the books with your kids. Listen to them. Encourage free & open discussion so you can get to know, what they know or think they know. Tell them freely what you believe, think, and how you feel about issues that they face everyday. As they grow, discuss new items and their goals, hopes and dreams for the future. Build a secure relationship with your children based on mutual respect and open conversation about anything. Don't worry about sharing your ideals. Your children want to know and they are counting on you.
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Twee' Means You & Me
Susie E. Caron
How Reading To Your Child Builds The Parent-Child Relationship and Adds Benefits
by Susie E. Caron © 11/5/2014
Everybody is busy. I get that. However, there is nothing more important for you and your child, than to build a strong, healthy parent-child relationship. Reading to your child every day helps to build it in ways that no other activity can do.
Why is building this relationship so important?
There is no other job, career, employment, or activity on earth that rises above the importance of this relationship. Your children are the future of our society and our world. Spending time with them, learning of them and teaching them what you believe in helps them grow to become responsible citizens and healthy contributors to society.
A good relationship grows when you spend time together, listen to one another, and share an activity you both enjoy. Other elements such as healthy physical contact, eye contact, smiling, laughing, and talking are also features of good relationships. Reading together provides all these and more benefits.
How Does Reading Help Develop A Strong Parent-Child Relationship?
Reading with your child provides a quiet closeness and intimacy that helps to build a healthy relationship with you. Reading books together helps you to know each other better. Daily reading with your child offers opportunities for you to better understand your child’s inner-self, thought, feelings, attitudes and interests. If you really want to know and delight in the wonders of your child’s uniquely individual way of being and view the world, this is a great way to do it.
Reading together also creates conversation between you and your child. Reading, cuddling and quiet time allows a closeness and nurturing as well as opportunity to learn about your child and to teach new things. What you read with your children can influence them in positive ways because you can teach them without feeling like it’s work to them. Reading together is special in itself, and it also benefits you both.
How does all this help my children and me?
Children who are read to regularly develop a stronger bond with their parents and deep love for books and for leaning about the world they live in. When you spend time reading to your child, it helps you to feel good about your child, yourself and your parenting. Being quiet together, hugging, talking, and sharing can make you more aware of your child and grow a deeper appreciation for his/her uniqueness, creativity, intelligence and other qualities.
Your child benefits as well with a better relationship with you by feeling more secure, loved and valued. These contribute to building their self-confidence, independence, and common sense, which helps them to navigate everyday life better, through decision making and even in conflicts. A good relationship with you, also produces incentive in your child for doing well in school and in activities. It fosters creativity, imagination and a desire to grow in ways that please you.
Spending time together and read is incredibly fun. Fun makes everyone feel better. All of this ultimately makes parenting much easier because a good relationship with your child also produces more cooperation. It’s a win-win situation for you and your child as a good relationship also makes it possible for you all to have more fun. So it's a wonderful thing to read together everyday and enjoy building a strong, healthy relationship that lasts a life time.
I hope you enjoyed this article and can use some of the information I share to develop a solid, healthy relationship with your children.
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Twee; Means You and Me
Susie E. Caron
The Benefits of Reading To Your Children
by Susie E. Caron (c) 11/4/14
One of the reasons I write picture books is to encourage parents to read out loud to their children beyond preschool age. There are many benefits for reading to kids. Some benefits are more immediate, while other benefits may last a life time. Today I share some of the essential ways that reading to your children helps. These include physical and emotional nurturing, intellectual development, and parental influence.
Reading to your children provides lots of opportunity to be close.
We all need this. Children enjoy the warmth of being physically close to their parent or caregiver, as they cuddle to hear a story. This cuddle time can happen at any time throughout the day. You might even find that reading to your children is helpful for a 'winding down' time, such as before bedtime. By carefully choosing the books you read, this can help children to have good dreams while they sleep. Children benefit physically, when you read to them because they feel valued, loved, and nurtured. I know you also enjoy a little 'quiet time' with your arms around your children now and then. By establishing times of quiet and physical connection you also create more opportunities to build a strong parent-child bond.
Reading out loud offers opportunity to get to know your children better. After you read, ask your children about their feelings or thoughts. For example, you could ask, "How did you feel when____(mention something that happened in the book). You could ask "What do you think -(name of character in the book) was thinking or feeling?" How about asking, "What would you do if this happened to you or one of your friends?"
Be patient, and gently validate your children's attempts to express their feelings and thoughts. It takes time for kids to develop ways to talk about their 'inner dialogue'. Your gentle validation of your children's words can help them feel heard, valued and understood. With such a light touch you may also get a clearer picture about your children's self- concepts.
When you read to your children you can read from books that are more advanced than they can read themselves. Books above their current reading levels or that contain content beyond their experience provide wonderful intellectual stimulation. Kids who are read to in this way, develop a larger vocabulary, more complex thought processes, and the ability to understand and to use complex verbal language. Who wouldn't want that for their children?
There is one more reason to keep reading to your kids until they won't let you. You can influence their personal development by exposing them to any literature, ideas, cultures, religion, standards, processes and a number of things you believe is important. Most kids enjoy being read to even in later years. Don't be afraid to teach what you believe, to set the standards for your children. Do it early and often. If you don't, they will absorb them from somewhere, and you may not enjoy what they learned.
These are only a few of the very good reasons to read out loud to your children. Tomorrow I will write about another reason and why you might want to add reading to your children as a daily routine.
Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed it and can use some of this information in your own life.Please leave a comment below and share this on your favorite social media site.(Links below and above.)
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Twee' Means You & Me
Susie E. Caron
How I Created Twee's Books So Adults Would Enjoy Reading Them Out Loud.
by Susie E. Caron (c) 11/3/14
Writing picture book stories that fascinate children was actually the easy part. Throughout the past 42 years, I developed an understanding of childhood, and respect for children. I have worked with children, read with children, played with children, taught children and I continue to provide psychotherapy to children and consultation to their parents, caregivers and teachers.That's why I love to illustrate snapshots of childhood in Twee's stories. That's also why kids easily empathize with Twee'. However, I really wanted to make my books appeal to adults and increase the probability that adults would want to read them out loud, over and over.
To prepare my picture books for adults to enjoy reading out loud, I focused on making Twee's stories represent the situations and feelings that all humans experience.The universality of the experiences and feelings, in all three Twee' books, also resonates with adults. Whenever my stories are read out loud to children, adults also seem to identify with Twee', as they recall something from their own lives.
I also insisted on making the books physically large, so they were easy for adults to hold and easy to place on standard book shelves. At 8x10 inches adults can easily hold them, while sitting with their arms around two children, one on each side, or even while laying down.
Because Twee's stories were longer and a bit complex, I was able to use vocabulary and sentence structure that rose above young children's reading levels.* My purpose was to encourage adults to read them out loud to their children, from their earliest years. You might think, that the larger number of words would detract from their appeal. Actually, parents know that it's good to read 'more advanced' books to children for many reasons. (I'll write about the benefits tomorrow.) When parents begin to read Twee's stories to their very children, it is possible they may continue to read them for a long time.
*(This was the source of criticism by some book store owners who said my picture books were 'too hard' for children to read. They added that 'older children' wouldn't read them because they wanted chapter books by 2nd grade.This hasn't proven to be true.)
You may still be wondering how I made sure they were fun to read out loud.To make them fun, I wanted the words to flow easily. So, before I sent a Twee' book manuscript to the editor, I read it aloud over and over. Then I had my husband and daughter read them out loud. If they were not easy to read, I changed the words or sentence structure, so they easily poured from our lips. I worked hard to make certain that adults could really enjoy reading and re-reading Twee' stories.
I am happy that all the feedback I've received thus far, tells me that they do enjoy reading Twee's stories, even over, and over, again.
Thank you for reading this article. Tomorrow I will write about some of the benefits of reading out loud to your children for as many years as they will let you.
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As always, remember
Twee' Means You and Me
Susie E. Caron
How I Designed Twee' Books with Adult Appeal,
...so They Wanted To Read Them Out Loud
by Susie E. Caron (c) 11/02/2014
I understood from the beginning that I wanted my picture books to be read out loud. To do that they had to appeal to adults. Usually an adult selects picture books for children. So I knew they had to be visually attractive and interesting. In addition, I remembered that reading to my children usually meant re-reading their favorite books over and over and over again. So I had to make them fun to read out loud.
Part I: In this article I explain how I designed Twee' books to appeal to adults.
Writing picture book stories that fascinate children was the easy part. However, I really wanted to make Twee' appeal to adults by making them visually attractive, interesting and fun to read out loud. I knew, if I didn't do these things then my books would not get into homes. They would not be read, enjoyed and then they couldn't help kids and parents cuddle and talk to each other. That's why I planned everything about Twee' with adult buyers and readers in mind. These considerations included designing my character Twee', as well as the colors, setting, story lines, and more.
My Character Twee'
Twee' could not just be a 3 branched pine tree. She needed to have movement and expressive feelings and large eyes. Eyes are the windows of our souls. You look into peoples eyes to learn their subtle intentions, feelings and to add deeper meaning to their words. Children learn about who they are from the eyes of their caregivers. So, Twee', as a sort of 'teacher' needed to have wide open eyes. Adults like that too, because Twee's eyes tell them that there is nothing deceitful about Twee'.
I planned for the colors of each Twee' book to be in soft blues and greens. These colors are soothing and attractive to parents and caregivers. At times all kids, and especially active children need cuddle and calming times. Children respond to the colors in Twee'. Adults apparently agree because tell me they read Twee' books at bedtime.
The scenery in Twee' changes as she grows up. This is likely the teacher in me. I planned the environment to change in each book: from an open field, to farms, and then little towns. Young children may like repetition, but I believe that the adults who read each book found these changes more interesting than if I'd kept the setting always the same.
In order for the stories to appeal to adults, I wrote about universal experiences. What adult has not complained about a situation, only to discover that it also made them grow? Twee' (Bk#1) reminds adults of this. What adult hasn't wished for something they didn't have, either personally or in their environment. I Am Twee' (Bk#2) reminds adults of this and gently encourages them to be a bit more content with what they have. What adult hasn't had a dear friend, or family member who later either moved away or was 'lost' in some other way? Twee' for Two (Bk#3) brings out memories and provides a way to 'hold the loved one in their hearts.' Adults have told me Twee' stories remind them of different times in their lives. This is evidence of adult appeal.
I hope you enjoyed Part I of How I designed Twee' to appeal to adults. I also hope you will comment and share on social media. Please return tomorrow to read Part II where I write about how I designed Twee' books so adults will want to read them out loud.
Later this week, I'll detail the benefits of reading out loud and also reading in order to connect and develop a better relationship bond with your kids.
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And Always Remember,
Twee' Means You & Me
Susie E Caron
Susie E. Caron MA,
Author, Blogger, Podcaster,
Christian, Wife, & Mother, helps build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, book & podcast at a time.
Welcome! I recently retired from combined careers in teaching, psychotherapy, and parent coaching to spend more time writing.
When I'm not busy creating books or articles, you might find me looking for dark chocolate or riding my beautiful horse Apple in the woods and fields of Vermont.
These articles are for educational and self-help purposes only and are not intended as psychotherapy.
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July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!