February 4th Show
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On today's show:
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Special Guest, Jennifer Lehr
What's wrong with how we talk to our Children- and what to say instead.
Today, February 4th in History
1889 Harry Longabaugh is released from Sundance Prison in Wyoming, thereby acquiring the famous nickname, “the Sundance Kid.”
1906 The New York Police Department begins finger print identification.
1932 Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurates the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y.
1974 Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, beginning one of the most bizarre cases in FBI history.
1902 Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic.
1906 Clyde Tombaugh, astronomer, discovered Pluto.
1913 Rosa Lee Parks, civil rights activist.
1947 Dan Quayle, former vice president under President George H.W. Bush. He is 70 years old today.
Welcome to February!
Its birth flower is the violet and the common primrose
Its birthstone is the amethyst. It symbolizes piety, humility, spiritual wisdom, and sincerity
Having only 28 days in common years, it is the only month of the year that can pass without a single full moon. This last happened in 1999 and will next happen in 2018.
Holidays from around the world:
Feb 3 Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring in Japan. The name literally means "seasonal division", but usually the term refers to the spring Setsubun, celebrated yearly on February 3 as part of the Spring Festival In its association with the Lunar New Year, spring Setsubun can be and was previously thought of as a sort of New Year's Eve, and so was accompanied by a special ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come.
Feb 6th Sami National Day (Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden) came together across their national borders to work together to find solutions for common problems.
Feb 13th Children's Day (Myanmar)
Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world. Several martyrdom stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to February 14 were added to later martyrologies, including a popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome which indicated he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell
The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). In Europe, Saint Valentine's Keys are given to lovers "as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart", as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine's Malady).Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Feb 19th Constantin Brâncuși (brauncush) (Romania) February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. Considered a pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century, Brâncuși is called the patriarch of modern sculpture.
Feb 20th World Day of Social Justice
Didn’t list the U.S. holidays because they were about Pizza, tator tots, Rosa parks only in California, butterscotch, margarita’s, banana bread,
Feb 22nd World Thinking Day, formerly Thinking Day, is a day when they think about their "sisters" (and "brothers") in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding, and its global impact.
Feb 28th National Science Day (India)
Valentine's Day Planning
Valentine’s has become so contrived in the U.S. and it seems we've gone very far away from the original (not original original, we discuss this in the show, but original current edition...you understand) It is no longer about expressing love it is about buying something and hoping it sends the message you were intending but didn't actually express.
We all hear stories of tragic Valentine's gift exchanges where the female has extremely high gift expectations and ends up in tears, declaring "if you loved me you would have known…" but of course they never actually told them.
During the show we offer fun, light thoughtful experiences, not gift based ideas, to get you thinking in a new more creative direction. Below are some of the components we specifically discussed.
Another great conversation about the book Parent Speak with author Jennifer Lehr. She shares fascinating insights as to why our children are behaving the way are and why how we speak to them can make a world of difference.
Author Jennifer Lehr of PARENT SPEAK reveals how despite the very best intentions, parents’ language is often controlling, condescending, and ultimately harmful to their kids. Lehr identifies and deconstructs 14 ubiquitous examples of “Parentspeak” including “You’re Okay!”, “Be Careful!” and “Do you want a Time-Out?” and brings to light the disconnect between the messages that parents think they’re sending and the ones their children actually receive.
The book is “smart, audacious and often hilarious. It takes everything you thought you knew about parenting and turns it on its ear.” This provocative book will stop parents and caregivers in their tracks and inspire them to re-evaluate and better their approach knowing they are not getting the results they were hoping for.