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Easy Brunch for Strawberry

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Parfait Assemble an easy breakfast parfait with 5 easy to find ingredients. Ingredients: 1/3 cup apricot preserves 3 cups sliced strawberries 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt ½ cup low-fat granola without raisins (Kelloggs) 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted Preparation: 1. Place apricot preserves in a medium microwave-safe bowl, and microwave at high for 10 to 15 seconds or until preserves melt. Add strawberries, and toss gently to coat. 2. Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt into each of 4 parfait glasses; top each serving with 1/3 cup strawberry mixture. Repeat the layers with the remaining yogurt and strawberry mixture. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons granola and 1 1/2 teaspoons almonds. Serve immediately.

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon canola oil 12 ounces turkey breakfast sausage 2 cups 1% low-fat milk 2 cups egg substitute 1 teaspoon dry mustard ½ teaspoon ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper 3 large eggs 16 slices white bread 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded reduced-fat extra sharp cheddar cheese

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Six Tips for Raising a


Give Clear Directions

When you communicate with your child be very clear and direct with your words. Children often operate from a concrete way of thinking. This means they function best when they know exactly what is expected of them. For example: Instead of saying, “Go clean up your room” you might say, “Go pick up the toys in your room and put them in your toy box”.


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Life can be full of troubles and difficult situations. When children are given the tools to work through problems it helps them build positive self-esteem and confidence. Children will eventually grow up to be adults. If children are not given an opportunity to work out problems now, they won’t know how to deal with them when they are older. Quarterly March 2013


Offer Choices

Having choices helps children develop skills to be independent and mature. However, it is important to make sure that the choices are limited and not too overwhelming. For example: David may find that choosing only one toy at the toy store to be tremendously difficult. However, if David where given a choice between two toys it may be easier for him to make a decision.


Children thrive on the reactions of their parents. Unfortunately, some children enjoy engaging in behavior that solicits a negative reaction from their parents. Sometimes it can be very effective to ignore unacceptable behavior. If the goal is to have your child engage in acceptable behavior then that is the behavior you should respond to. When parents react to positive behaviors vs. negative behaviors, children will be prompted to display the behavior that solicits a reaction most often.

Encourage Problem Solving

Successful Child

By Danielle Coleman

Ignore Attention Seeking Behaviors

Preparation: 1. 1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring and breaking sausage to crumble. Remove from heat; cool. 2. 2. Combine milk and next 6 ingredients (through eggs) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. 3. 3. Trim crusts from bread. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes. Add bread cubes, sausage, and cheddar cheese to milk mixture, stirring to combine. Pour bread mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking or 3-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray, spreading egg mixture evenly in baking dish. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. 4. 4. Preheat oven to 350°. 5. 5. Remove casserole from refrigerator; let stand 30 minutes. Sprinkle casserole evenly with paprika. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes.

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Seeking a middle ground is a healthy way to stay connected with your child. It is important that parents remember that children are people too. Children have their own personalities, likes and dislikes. When parents work with children to find a solution it can be a win-win situation for everybody.

Structure the Environment


Always remember... You are the parent! You make the final decisions in your home. It is a BIG, but awesome job to be responsible for another human being. Parents, set the tone for the family. When parents take control of their homes it helps children feel safe and protected. Children desire disciple although, you may never hear them ask for it. Children are more successful in life when they are raised in safe and nurturing environments with clear limits and boundaries. Quarterly March 2013


High Praise Vol. 1  

Over a year ago, we began having conversations about the unique and vibrant culture at Sugar Creek. Our discussions focused primarily on our...

High Praise Vol. 1  

Over a year ago, we began having conversations about the unique and vibrant culture at Sugar Creek. Our discussions focused primarily on our...