Monday, January 23, 2012

Mr & Mrs Harry Truman and 21 key ideas of your children


  1. Love your children unconditionally.
  2. Each day tell your children you love them.  All you have to say is three words, "I love you."  If this is difficult for you, there is a greater need to say it.
  3. Speak and act in ways that you give your children a positive self-image.  Believe in your child.  Believe in his abilities and potential.  Say explicitly, "I believe in you."  How do you know when you are successful at this?  When your child says, "I see that you believe in me."
  4. Be a role model for the traits and qualities that you want your children to have.
  5. Clarify the main positive qualities you want your child to develop.  Keep praising those qualities.  Reinforce those qualities when your child speaks or acts in ways consistent with that quality.
  6. Realize that each child is unique and different.  Understand each child's uniqueness and take it into consideration when challenges arise.
  7. Word your comments positively.  Focus on the outcome you want.  For example, "By developing this quality (for example, taking action right away), you will be more successful in life."  (Rather than saying the opposite.)
  8. Keep asking yourself, "What is the wisest thing to say to my child right now?"  Especially say this when your child has messed up.
  9. Read great books to your children.
  10. When you come across a story that could have an important positive lesson for your child, relate it.  Look for stories that teach lessons.  Ask people for stories that had a positive influence on their lives.  Share your day with your kids so they know what you do and can learn from you and your experiences.
  11. Create a calm, loving atmosphere in your home.  Consistently speak in a calm and loving tone of voice.  Even when challenges arise for you, speak in a tone of voice that is balanced.
  12. Master patience.  Life is a seminar in character development.  Your children are your partners in helping you become a more patient person.
  13. Conquer anger.  See, hear, and feel yourself being a calm person who has mastered the ability to maintain an emotional and mental state of being centered, focused, and flowing.
  14. If you make a mistake when interacting with your children, apologize.  They will ultimately respect you more than if you try to deny a mistake.
  15. Keep asking people you know and meet, "What did you like about what your parents said and did?"
  16. Watch other parents interact with their children.  Notice what you like.  Apply the positive patterns.
  17. Watch other parents interact with their children.  Notice what you don't like.  Think about ways that you might be doing the same.  Resolve not to speak and act that way.
  18. Express gratitude daily in front of your children.  Ask them regularly, "What are you grateful for?"
  19. Become a master at evaluating events, situations, and occurrences in a realistic positive way.  Frequently ask your children, "What would be a positive way of looking at this?" Or, "How can we grow from this?"
  20. When your children make mistakes, help them learn from those mistakes.  Have them mentally picture themselves at their best.
  21. Each and every day ask yourself, "What can I say and do to be an even better parent?"

Love Yehuda

Harry & Bess




Thought you'd enjoy this one!
This one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read.

They won't believe this happened, but it DID.
Harry & Bess
This seems unreal.....

Harry Truman was a different kind of President.  He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him.  However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri.  His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952, his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year.  Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves.  There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me.  You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me.  It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise."

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth.  Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices.  Political offices are now for sale. (sic. Illinois )

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician.  And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!

I say dig him up and clone him!!  At least he was honest!

Enjoy life now-it has an expiration date!



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