Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fearless Fish Giveaway

By now you've read the article The Art of Parenting Non-Conforming Kids: Six Ways to Teach Your Kids to Live Fearless, Authentic, and Wildly Successful Lives - what did you think?

I hope you loved it - I certainly did, and I thought you might too! If you liked that article, you'll love Robin Fisher Roffer's book.

I am happy to announce that one lucky reader will win a copy of her newest book The Fearless Fish Out of Water: How to Succeed When You're the Only One Like You. Beginning today through Thursday, March 5th, you can enter to win a copy of Fish Out of Water.

There are several ways to enter our giveaway:

* Leave me a comment on your favorite parenting tip for fostering your child's individuality.

* Subscribe to the RSS feed for this page - check the CONTEST page for details

*Become a Follower (use the public option) - (follow Pink Lemonade by clicking "follow this blog" in the far right sidebar). Check the CONTEST page for details.

* Additional entry rules for my bloggy friends are HERE ("easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy" as Little Miss Lauren would say!)



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45 comments:

Tina said...

I think the number one thing we can do as a parent is to be flexible. It is important to recognize when something is not working and be open to options for change. Too many times we get caught up trying to make something work that just doesn't, period.

mverno said...

be proud of yourself and have condifence in who you are and what you do

agordon10 said...

we are supportive in all his imaginary activities

danosor said...

We try and give him confidence in all his dreams and endeavours.

idahomom said...

We love to play games especially pinochle, canasta, rook, and texas holdem

susan1215 said...

I let my children try new things to express themselves

demmi said...

encourage them to read about a wide variety of topics con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

let them try new things and encourage trying even if there is afailure because we also learn by things going wrong and sometimes those things that go wrong teach us more..we bake - we create- we shut off the tv and off the computer and the phones

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chromiumman said...

we try to support them in whatever they want to try

Paige said...

I give her the chance to experience a lot of things so that she can decide for herself what she really, truly enjoys in life.

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george ferris said...

We should encourage others to do what they set out to do providing it is not illegal.

Gabriel J. said...

Sounds like a great book. Great contest.

Carol Lawrence said...

I play imaginary games with the grandkids to help with thier individual developement. jelly15301@gmail.com

gkstratos said...

We do a lot of art and I think that helps with expressing their individuality
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Jean said...

Give them a lot of positive support in whatever endeavours they do

Sunnyvale said...

Just "Dance to Your own Drummer."

beth said...

I like to explain to my 3 children that God made all of us different and special in our own ways and together we make a great team. Thank you for a great giveaway!
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CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

I try to ask open ended questions about the things he does, even his little art work. "Tell me about this nice blue part! What is happening there??"

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Lauren S said...

I tell him, "You should be very proud of yourself"

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Nickolay said...

I try to do what I can to encourage their creativity.

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pancak said...

We try to encourage our kids to try new things when they show an interest, and not let "my friends don't do that" stop us. Maybe they'll be the first to try something that all their friends will be attracted to. (Provided it's legal, healthy, etc.)

Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
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Ellen C. said...

One of the things my husband and I do with our son is to make sure he tries things whether it be activities or food at least once before he can make an opinion about it. i think his opinions make him an individual. Thanks for the chance.

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wendymeows said...

I always make sure to answer the million questions my kids have because that is their way of learning

Brenda S. said...

I let my children try new things to express themselves. Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

Listen and love!

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - My favorite tip is letting kids choose their own interests - too many times their interests are foisted on them by over-eager parents or schoolteachers. Children often know best where they will excel! The book sounds great and is an interesting giveaway!

flared0ne said...

I try to be really weird as often as possible -- talking in accents and funny voices, noticing strange and different interpretations for things we hear on the radio, pointing out "weird but true" facts about everyday items. I've always thought that was SUPPOSED to be my job as the Dad, to prepare my kids for the unexpected by making them think about what MIGHT happen.

Brooke said...

I have 3 girls. I'm very careful of the adjectives I use to describe my girls so that they don't find themselves pidgeonholed. Also, we put our girls in a democratic free school. I find that competition, particularly of the academic sort, does the opposite of breeding individuality. What really lets kids be themselves is when they are encouraged to speak their minds and make decisions for themselves.

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susan said...

I encourage my children to read, use their imagination, and to be themselves!

JACLYN said...

I encourage my kids to be creative through art and writing songs. :)
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purango said...

We encourage our daughter in her interests. If she shows interest in something we encourage her. We let her choose her own clothes.

Izzie said...

The rule in our house was, "If you break it, you have to make art of out it."

Laureen said...

We try to let our children make some of their own choices, such as what to wear (even when it doesn't match at all). :)

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Anonymous said...

We do craft activities, make regular trips to the library, participate in church activities--Christmas plays, choir, etc., and remind them that it is OK to be different.

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You have to parent each child differently.
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Heather said...

Instead of bottling everything up, come up with a way to deal with your feelings: journaling, thinking of an alternate funny outcome, etc.