7.15.2013

Give them Wings. Soar with Planes {$100 Fandango Giftcard Giveaway!}


Have you heard about the new Disney movie coming out this August?
From above the world above “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. 
I don't know about you, but I am SO excited about this movie. Mostly because it is similar to Cars. I have 2 daughters and you would assume that the Disney Princess movies are their favorite, but guess what? Most of the Princess movies scare them (they are scared of the evil wicked step mom or dad that all the princess movies seem to have) and Cars is actually one of their favorite movies! 
When we were at Disneyland this past Spring, Cars Land was the biggest highlight (for all of us!)
You've got to check out the Planes movie trailer. If you loved Cars, I know you will love Planes!
Just like the movie Cars, the Planes movie will have an underlying theme of a good role model, positive parenteral type figure & seasoned vet helping out a youngster, giving them knowledge, sharing wisdom with them, being brave and helping them reach their dreams......all things we as parents do for our kids.
As a parent, we want our kids to reach their dreams whatever they may be.
And, as a parent of multiple children, I know that each of my 3 kids will have different dreams because they are three unique individuals.
Kate says she wants to be an artist when she grows up, Claire wants to be a nurse (and who knows what Luke will want to be....maybe a professional football or baseball player?!?)
When you have 3 kids with 3 different personalities, I have learned that you have to parent them differently. I remember when Claire was born and she was a girl, I assumed she was going to be very similar to Kate, since she was also a girl. 
I was wrong, so very, very wrong. They might both be girls but their personalities are SO different.
And, yes, we have to parent them differently because they require different things. 
Kate is our people pleaser (like me.....) She doesn't want to let anyone down and always wants to do the right thing. I am not going to lie...parenting Kate has been pretty easy the past 6.5 years. I relate to the character Chug in the Planes movie when I parent Kate...I have a soft heart toward her and I know that she needs a lot of encouragement to try new things.
Claire on the other hand, is completely different to parent. When she is on, she is on. But when she is off, she is off. And, watch OUT.....you never know what you are going to get from her. She is full of life and has a spark in her eye. She is determined and stubborn. I have to parent her like Dottie...the tough love approach. I don't want to squash her spirit, but rather I want to direct her spirit & determination in the right direction to help her reach her dreams. I have to have A LOT of patience with her...and she needs love and reassurance to try new things.
And, Luke, well he's just a baby, so only time will tell on what type of parenting he will need from us. But so far, he is the easiest, happiest baby ever! Let's hope he stays this happy!
The bottom line is, each kid needs something different and what works for you & your child may not work for someone else & their child.  
We all want our children to soar, so give them the wings the THEY need to reach their dreams.
How you encourage your children to try new things and follow their dreams?
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125 comments:

  1. We take our kids to new places that involve their interests, involve them in extracurricular activities such as sports and boy scouts and if they ask questions we research the answers together. My son is really interested in science I am always looking up answers for him.

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  3. encouraging Nolan to try new things--doesn't take much encouraging since so many things are still new to him, and he is so very curious haha. I have to make sure to take him places where he can be adventurous and also learn new vocabulary.
    www.floralandfudge.blogspot.com

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  5. I don't have kids but I was encouraged by my parents by their praise when we did something good and their encouragement when we failed! I still call my mom everyday and want to tell her all the good things and bad things that happen in my life still!

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  6. I have three kids that are very different from one another.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  7. It's hard with little girls to get focused on dreams that don't involve crowns and being beautiful. For Alysia (who is very small) I make sure that she has supplies and room to create.

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  8. I posted a tweet today too: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/356822249426268160

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  9. I don't have kids yet, but I think (and have seen from all my time in childcare) that when they see you do something outside your comfort zone it can have a huge impact on them trying something new!

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  10. My 2 daughters sound so similiar to your two. I was very surprised at the difference in personalities when I had my 2nd. My oldest daughter is just like me. We don't like to try new things, so I try to stick by her side. We talk about what it's going to be like and then we will observe for awhile before ever trying it. Sometimes I have to push her to do it because I know she will love it - like going down a big slide at the pool etc. My younger daughter is a jump right in with both feet. She has no hesitation about new things. :)
    Loved this post. I learned this lesson the hard way a couple years ago that what is best for my children isn't necessarily best for a different family.

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  11. I encourage my children to follow their passions for art and music. My 8 year old is a budding artist, my 10 year old plays guitar and drums, and my 3 year old daughter takes ballet. I applaud their accomplishments and motivate them to keep doing their best.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  13. What a great post! All kids are different

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  14. When my children were younger I always told them to follow their dreams. The four of them are all grown & gone now, but I have to say I am proud of them all.The picture of the three children is so cute.

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  15. The Larson Lingo: Give them Wings. Soars with Planes {$100 Fandango ...

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  16. We are excited to see Planes! I'm not going to lie...I have the kind of girls who LOVE the Disney princess movies, but they also love Cars. They've seen the preview for Planes twice, and can't wait to watch the movie!

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  17. I don’t have kids, but I encourage my niece by telling her she can do anything she sets her mind to.
    austma7@aol.com

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  18. We are so excited to see Planes... we love Cars!

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  19. I remind my kids that they can do anything they want and that God made everybody with a purpose.

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  20. We let them pursue whatever they want within limits.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  21. Awesome giveaway! I encourage my daughter by talking to her about her hopes and dreams. The sky is the limit:-)

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  22. I encourage my son by supporting his ideas and dreams and by telling him that I will always be there when he needs an advice

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  23. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/356943214076375040

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  24. By letting her to try as many avenues as possible.

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  25. In addition to encouraging our 4 year-old and 3 year-old, we try to make sure they continue to be kind to others and show respect. We want our children to have a Godly character as they learn and grow up. Our hopes that this will help guide and direct them when making decisions in their lives for whatever they choose to be; doctor, teacher, stay at-home mom, etc.

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  26. I don't have kids, but as a teacher I try to help all of my students be successful. I want to help them develop the skills that will allow them to pursue their dreams while being as supportive as possible!

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  27. I am raising 5 kids with different personalities. We all have the same rules in our family but I do individualize my punishments and I have to encourage/motivate/love my kids in completely different ways. I can't treat them the same way. It's like figuring out the combination to a safe...tricky but worth finding the treasure inside.

    Hugs,
    Trisha

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  28. I always try to support all of my children's interests and lead by example. When they know I am willing to try something new it makes them less apprehensive.

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  29. I give them examples of others who have overcome obstacles and achieved their dreams to inspire them.

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    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/357159669132820480

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  31. we encourage our daughter to follow her dreams riding her horses

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  32. Thanks for blogging! I enjoy reading your posts. I have two little girls (one is also Claire) and you are totally right. Different personalities means different methods and outcomes. :)

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  33. I encourage my grandkids by telling them they can face challenges & can do difficult things when they work hard. When they accomplish a goal it's great to see how proud they are of themselves. This summer they are working at advancing their ranks in karate, and doing great!

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  34. tweeted
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  35. I also have 3 children and I encourage them to follow any dreams they have. If they work hard enough, they can achieve anything.

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  36. Anxious to see this movie! Love your take on parenting too!

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  37. I have no kids. I would let me just play and learn about interacting with others in sport and fun

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  38. I take the time to listen to my son when he talks about his dreams and passions, even though he is just 7 years old. Even though some may not make sense, I encourage him, and remember that these are his dreams. :)

    HilLesha(at)twc(dot)com

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  39. I love Disney Pixar movies! Can't wait to see Planes and Finding Dory!!!
    imjustbeachy@me.com

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  40. Encourage by offering exposure to new hobbies and ideas.

    sethrich AT hotmail DOT com

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  41. I tweeted - https://twitter.com/StaticSeth/status/357526701888126976

    sethrich AT hotmail DOT com

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  42. I encourage my daughter to try new things–types of sports or activities and when I see she is really interested in something I push her to do the best she can at it and constantly be supportive of her in any decision she makes!


    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  43. tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/357569205966618625

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  44. So true that each kid needs different parenting! You gotta adapt and encourage each one differently.

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  45. I don’t have any kids, but I have two little cousins who I try to help guide in the right direction. I try to present them with new opportunities and activities when I see them. I want to show them the many possibilities that are out there. I want them to reach for the stars.

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  46. https://twitter.com/HiddenDarkness4/status/357657355644715008

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  47. I have two nieces and I don't encourage them. However, I do try to inspire them and open them up to new interests by taking them on day trips to local museums, concerts, and storytelling events at the library. We participate in arts and crafts classes once a month and bake together. I spend every Saturday morning and afternoon with them while my brother and his wife work so we try to make it a fun experience each time!

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  48. I tweeted

    https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/357708005837504512

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  49. Letting them take whatever classes they want so they can learn a range of enjoyable lifelong skills. Everything from sewing to archery, art, swimming...they love it!

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  50. let them try a lot of different things, and never look down on anything they want to consider doing even if they change their mind daily!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  51. I tweeted too!
    https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/358014150456258560

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  52. I challenge my children by enrolling them in sports.

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  53. Thanks formthe opportunity. I like to challenge kids with art.

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  54. I encourage them by doing things with them, and taking them places to experience new things/hobbies that may interest them. I also sign them up for classes to try new things!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  55. Tweet!
    https://twitter.com/KaizenFashion/status/358376947652374528

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  56. I encourage them to try new things by leading by example and doing things with them that they and / or I have never done :) I encourage them to follow their dreams by supporting them and helping them find ways to get to where they want to go :)

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  57. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/358402739962789889

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  58. We try to take our son to new places as often as we can and we do our best to nurture his interests. I'd say we are pretty lucky because he's always up for trying something new and different so it's fun for all of us.

    He's been so excited about the cars movie too. Every single day he reminds me that Planes will be in theaters Aug 9 and it's in 3d. :)

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  59. i tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/sleepyheadedmom/status/358407470491774976

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  60. I encourage my daughter to keep trying even when she thinks it's too difficult to go on. I let her know anything that is truely important to her is worth fighting for to press on.

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  61. I encourage my two year old daughter by giving her time to adjust to new situations. I show her with love and kisses that she's ok, and that mommy is here.

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  62. I blogged about it http://www.mamachitchat.com/2013/07/disneys-planes/

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  63. I tweeted about it https://twitter.com/sweepermom1/status/358780457501982720

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  64. I try to speak as positively as possible and not knock down their ideas.

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  65. Whew... Parenting can be hard work. One wise mom shared with me when our kiddos were tots that she didn't shy away from teaching her children that life is full of disappointments. She never tried to make life perfect for them, but to encourage them to take the hard stuff with the good. I challenge myself to remind my kiddos of the positive when possible and give lots of hugs. But, most of all PRAY for them!

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  66. I encourage and support them to experience all they like, enjoy the process of trial and error. It was not always pleasant and smooth, however I do believe you got to give them chances to grow.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  67. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/359154113679867905

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  68. I tell them I’m proud of them. Encourage them to spend their time doing things at which they feel competent and valued
    navygravY@hotmail.com

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  69. https://twitter.com/Merle0304/status/359727641508593664
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  70. My little boy is also a people pleaser. He almost always follows directions just to get a high five!

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  71. i think the key is to have them try many things, whether it's in the arts, sports, or intellectual pursuits, and see what they spark to or are good at--even if it's not necessarily what you desire. it's best that they find something that they're passionate about, not what they feel pushed into doing!

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  73. I encourage them to give it their all and to try their best.

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  74. I offered encouragement and guidance.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  75. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/363933355898699777

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  76. I help my kids by opening them up to new opportunities. For example, my son loves playing video games which would sometimes drive me crazy since I would have to yell to get him off of the PS3. So this summer, instead of yelling, I signed him up for a summer computer programming camp for kids at our local University and it’s been awesome! He’s programmed his own ninja video game and has found something that he truly loves and wants to continue learning about!
    pauline15_01(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  77. we try to expose them to different opportunities to find out what they like

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  78. I always tell them that they can do anything they put their mind to
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  79. tell them to work hard, and to never give up and don't listen to what anyone says.
    groogruxking40 at gmail dot com

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  80. We encourage them to try new things and believe in themselves.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  81. I give my daughter the freedom to try things in a different way and use her imagination.

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  82. My kids are older, so the encouragement frequently consists of being a sounding board as they think out pros and cons, ins and outs of different things. I sometimes point out things they don't seem to have considered, but it is pretty self-directed by now.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail . com

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  83. By teaching them critical thinking and supporting their decisions.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  84. https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/365998100550135809

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  85. I encourage my kids by being their biggest and loudest cheerleader! I always let them know that anything can be accomplished if you work hard enough at it and I support them every step of they way!!

    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  86. I encourage my daughter to practice her piano.
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  87. By setting a good example and being their biggest support.

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  88. I give them tasks based on their individual strong points
    star95011atyahoodotcom

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  89. We teach them it's important to try things, even if they are afraid !!

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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  90. I just tell them to do their best in all they do.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  91. We give them small tasks that they can complete so they feel confident.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. i do not have kids but i live when my nephew learn somehing new and trying to find his way in the world

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  93. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/366667240159977472

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  94. I encourage them by helping them build confidence in themselves.

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  95. My children are adults now but I always tried to find ways to let them achieve small steps on the way to a big goal.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  96. I encourage them to tell me anything. And when they do, I never ever talk them down.

    jbodawg at outlook dot com

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  97. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/366815598107299840

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  98. I encourage my kids by showing them new things and then explaining the benefits of learning it. tracyparral at yahoo dot com

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  99. Tweeted https://twitter.com/tracyparral/status/366859280302874626

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  100. I encourage them to overcome their fears, celebrate their successes & walk with them through their failures

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  101. I encourage my children to achieve their goals by supporting them and by encouraging creativity and confidence

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  102. I encourage our kids to reach for their goals by asking them how they are doing, what they want to do and how they plan to do it!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  103. By encouraging them to follow their dreams, try different things and to challenge themselves

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  104. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/366981066554228737

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  105. I have three and let them know they can do anything with a little effort.

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  106. I tell my kids they can be anything they want if they put the hard work in.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  107. I always tell them to believe in themselves and that you wont know if you like something or not unless you try it!
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com


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  108. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/367018370463305729

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  109. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/367018160173498369

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  110. We don't have kids but I'd still like to enter the giveaway.

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  111. we tell her she can be whatever she wants to be when she grows up.

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  112. We encourage our boys to try whatever they think they would like to do. Sometimes they realize it’s not for them. As in the case with karate. But sometimes it’s something that becomes a passion, like baseball. As long as they find something they really care about it and give it their all, we are happy.

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    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/367027163091828736

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  114. Help them get the resources and supplies they need to go after their dreams.

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  115. Encourage their creativity and allow them to dream big!

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  116. tweeted https://twitter.com/pryfamily5/status/367083463758725120
    pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  117. we homeschool so our kids can focus on subjects that they enjoy and have opportunities to follow their own dreams in life

    pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  118. I encourage him to try new things and expose him to many new things - granted he's only 8 months, but new book, new toys, new textures, rain on his skin, puddles after the warm summer storms, sandy beaches etc
    You never know what you'll want to be or do in life until you know what's out there!

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  119. tweeted

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