9.09.2013

The Little Mermaid


Being a working mom and taking care of three little ones all day each day can be very challenging, yet rewarding.
I try to keep these cute little kiddos entertained, but sometimes their fighting wins.
Recently I was given the opportunity to review The Little Mermaid, which will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital October 1st. Movies aren't always a help, but right after receiving The Little Mermaid all 3 kiddos laid right down and watched almost the whole show.
There is something about this movie that they LOVE. Every single day since receiving the movie, Peytyn, the little girl (my niece) has asked to watch Ariel, and she really loves it! Brayden & Chesney, my kids aren't quite as crazy about Ariel as Peytyn, but, they love it as well and sometimes them watching a movie is just the break that I need. :)

It's fun to be a mom/aunt to these little ones and watch them "find their own voice". Each one has different interests and wants to play differently. Peytyn's mom LOVED The Little Mermaid as a child and even named her cat Flounder. Now I think it's so cute to watch her daughter loving the same movie! Brayden is also finding his own voice, although he's just 18 months it's fun to watch him develop and do things totally different then Chensey & Peytyn. Chesney is also finding her own voice right now, just recently she began all day dual immersion kindergarten. Even though it's just been a couple weeks now it's amazing how much she's already grown. It's fun to watch her develop, learn and then take the things that she's learning and teach them to her cousin and little brother. Sadly they are all growing and before I know it they'll be parents themselves! :)

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150 comments:

  1. My daughter, who just turned 4 a few days ago, loves art and music so I encourage her to be creative and I have her enrolled in ballet class.


    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. I tell them how proud I am of them, and encourage them to be proud of themselves as much as possible.

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  4. by telling them anything is possible if you do all your homework! lol

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  6. i tell them how good they are at doing something, and how proud i am of them. it makes them feel encouraged and want to continue with their learning and practice.

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  7. I just told my seventh grade daughter something this weekend, "Don't limit yourself with negative self-talk." She has a pessimists nature, and she's often saying things like, "I'll never be able to..."

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  8. My son is only 9 mo so I use encouragement and demonstration when he is trying something new. Also patience to let him do it in his own time. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  9. I encourage my children to follow their dreams by always telling them that they can do whatever they set their mind to. I tell them they are intelligent, and that mistakes are okay as long as they learn from them and make necessary changes.

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  10. Always encouraging our grandchildren to follow their dreams and do what they love... they are young and still finding their ways but they have so much energy and enthusiasm. Especially LOVE it when they go fabric shopping with me. Always tell them how much they are loved, how special they are, at that the sky is the limit!!

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  11. As a child with special needs and learning abilities I try and support him by giving him the chance to try the things he wants. as long as they aren't dangerous.

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  12. I encourage my son by supporting his ideas and teaching him to work hard

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  13. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/377093863417995265

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  14. My children are in their 20's now and we have always encouraged them to try whatever interests them...whether it be sports or clubs...but to remember that education is the most important thing. One has her MBA and the other is applying to law schools this fall.

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  15. I like to give my kids the chance to do different things even if some of these things are just a tad out of my comfort zone. We took them ziplining last year. And they loved ziplining. I loved walking under the zipline and taking their pictures... ha ha. No zip for me, but they loved it..

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  16. I know a professor at a university, whom teaches Naval Architecture. He knew as a little boy he wanted to build boats and to teach. He certainly followed his dream. As I grow older I love seeing how kids grow up an achieve their dreams. For me it is to continually ask them what they'd like to be, to expose them to endless opportunities and constantly encourage them that they can achieve what ever they want if they work towards their dream.

    And, it is ok to place a photo (visual image) of their goal where they can see it every day and they understand that is their goal, not yours.

    SewCalGal
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  17. Well, a foundation of love and acceptance is key of course...but I just let my son choose, with guidance, what he wanted to do. I gave him the tools and freedom to find his way...and today, he is 29 years old, a professional person, and doing great!! Education is critical!

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  18. When she colors and asks what color is [fill in the blank]? I ask her what color do you want it to be? That way she can be free to draw a rainbow colored tree and a purple sky if she feels like it.

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  19. I try to expose the kids to lots of different things so that they can see different possibilities. I think by doing this they can hopefully find different things to dream about and do. We also offer lots of encouragement along the way and let them explore.

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  20. My little boy is only 7 weeks, but I encourage my nephews to try lots of different activities. I buy them lots of educational books, toys, and art supplies so they get exposed to a diverse selection of activities. Otherwise they would probably only focus on sports...which is okay too.

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  21. When my son was little he loved to play ball,and I encouraged to play,but also enjoy it!

    tamilynn59@yahoo.com

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  22. I think its important to let your child do something the way they want, because it doesn't always need to be "my way or the highway."

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  23. My daughter loves to dance and so I asked her if she wanted me to put her in dance class and she was so excited and she loves it! I try to encourage and stay positive in whatever she is interested in.

    amypugmire@live.com

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  24. https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/377298365127458816

    amypugmire@live.com

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  25. Trial and error. As long as it is safe, they try it, if they like it it become a passion for them. If not, at least they tried. Thanks for the chance

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  26. I have 4 kids, between the ages of 19yrs and the youngest at 17months. I homeschool them. I encourage each of them to learn what they enjoy and from those enjoyments, a lot more things are learned. Example, my oldest loves trains...and from that love he has learned a ton about geography and history. And not only history of trains, but the history of our nation too, as well as the worlds. Thanks for a great giveaway. Your kids and neice are adorable!

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  27. Delightful post! I love Disney!! We were frequent visitors there when my daughter was growing up. I encouraged her to follow her dreams by exposing her to everything I could. We didn't have a lot of money, but we sure had a lot of fun adventures and learning experiences. As a single mom on a very tight shoestring, my hope was to lead by example and show her that 'the world was her oyster'!

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  28. My 2 daughters are grown and 2 of them are now moms to 3 little girls! I always encouraged my girls to follow their dreams by supporting them in what they wanted to do, but also giving them a dose of reality every once in awhile. And it's always good to have a sense of humor and know when to laugh it off.

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  29. My little niece loves the movie. It would make a great gift for her.

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  30. I encourage kids to go for their dreams and passions by supporting their ideas.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  31. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/377629488953040896

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  32. I try to listen intently to my daughter's ideas. It is an important way for her to feel like she matters.

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  33. I try to introduce all kinds of options to my kiddos so they can choose what they like best.

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  34. I encourage them to meet many different children and try many activities, be socialized for the real world
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  35. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/378242437874855936
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  36. I think it's good to expose them to a lot of different things they show interest in so they can choose what they love.

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  37. We encourage our children to find their own voices through play, imagination and most importantly through showing love. My younger son has such a sense of freedom to be himself that he breaks into dance wherever he is! We want them to know they can be anything they want to be if they work hard enough and follow their dreams.

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  39. I encourage them by always giving them a positive response and supporting their ideas.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  40. tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/380752666873180160
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  41. I never tell my daughter something she wants to do is impossible. And she's smart enough that I don't believe anything is anyway. :)

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Being supportive, positive and encouraging and always speaking positive words. Its so important to let them know nothing is impossible
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/381893337042542592
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  44. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/376427897612812290
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  45. By making them believe they are capable of anything and everything!
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  46. I love your review. so wonderful. I always encourage my kids that don’t be afraid to make mistakes. They can always learn from that and never gives up in what they’re passionate about…and their dream will come true one day!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  48. By exposing them to new languages, cultures and ideas -- broaden their minds!

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  49. I just make sure my kids know that I will help them in any way to pursue what their dreams are.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  50. by encouraging them to do what they love

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  51. i posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/384474264948047872

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/384849221385338880
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  53. We tell them that dreams should be worked towards and for. Encourage them in working towards them

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  54. I read him stories to encourage creativity and inspire! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  55. https://twitter.com/scg00387/status/386323754428530688 scg00387 at yahood ot com

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  56. I help my nephew be him self but loving him for self and not turning him i want him to be

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  57. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/386915324353720320

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  58. I don't have kids, but I encourage my niece by telling her how smart and beautiful she is and that she can do anything she sets her mind to.
    austma7@aol.com

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  59. By being supportive of their likes and dreams and providing them the path to follow them in.

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  60. I encourage them to try something at least once and pray to God about it.

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  61. I encourage and limit them so that they can do what they want but at least proceed carefully and appropriately.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  62. By encouraging them to follow their dreams.

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  63. I try to support my child in whatever she dreams by providing encouragement, and any help that I can. We also talk often about how hard work is what makes dream come true.

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  64. I encourage my kids through love and support. I help them achieve their goals through guidance and always have their back 100%

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  65. https://twitter.com/mistymarie34/status/387042073448562688

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  66. By telling them anything is possible with hard work.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  67. I encourage my kids to follow their dreams by supporting their ideas and the things they want to do. We work together to find a way to make the things happen that they want. At the same time, we instill realistic limits. We can't fly into today, but if we study hard and work at it, we can get into NASA in the future and fly to space then :) You can have what you want, you just have to find a way to make it happen :)

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  68. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/387136607217664000

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  69. I always show them how their dreams are not impossible if you continue to believe and work hard!! ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

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  70. By making sure that they feel supported in their decisions.

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  71. I encourage them to follow their dreams by signing them up for activities they are interested in, and letting them know they can pursue anything they want to
    stigay at Comcast.net

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  72. I have always told my children when they were younger to follow their dreams.

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  73. I don't have children. I can relax and not think too much

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  74. I let my kids try new activities they are interested in, and encourage them to try their best.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/387415266272878592

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  76. I try to encourage my daughter to follow her dreams by setting an example. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/BigsyBlimpers/status/387661849837064192

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  78. I have talked to my children about their dreams and anything I've told them that anything is possible if you work hard and be consistent in your behavior to do what you always wanted to do. .

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  79. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/sufferngal/status/387953398663766016

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  80. I encourage my children to follow their dreams by showing them love and support. :)

    HilLesha@twc.com

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  81. I encourage their interests and tell them they can do anything they set their minds to.

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  82. I encourage my sons to listen to their hearts and to be a leader, not follow the crowd

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  83. By encouraging them not to be afraid to try new things

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  84. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/388345257219194881

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  85. I support them, encourage their creativity, and try to give them the best tools that they need to follow their dreams and interest.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  86. I tell them they can do anything they set their mind to do.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  87. I start encouraging the kids at a young age to try new things.
    And I tell them that all things are possible.
    Thank you.

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  88. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/388511670441476096

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  89. I don’t have kids, but my parents always encouraged and applauded my interests. And later as a young adult, I did indeed follow my dreams.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. I tell my kids they can do anything they put their minds to tanya2330@gmail.com

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  91. By allowing them to explore and discover life on their own.
    jannajanna@hotmail.com

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  92. You can do anything with hard work and dedication and remember that failure is part of success!

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  93. I always tell my kids they can be whatever they want to be, even a doctor, astronaut, lawyer all in one

    njharmonyg@aol.com

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  94. tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/388940121065545728
    njharmonyg@aol.com

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  95. I encourage them to give everything a try once and if they like it then we stick with it and try to help them reach their goal or dream.

    fmd518 at gmail dot com

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  96. I go to all my granddaughter's dance recitals and games to show support for her dreams.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  97. by providing lots of opportunities to try different things

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  98. I encourage her questions and try to foster independence.

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  99. I encourage my little great-niece by playing along with her imagination. She loves to dress up like a princess every day. She wants to be one when she grows up! I help her dress up and play with her and let her know that anything is possible if we work hard enough. The same advice I gave my son when he was growing up and I think he turned out pretty darn good!

    zuzu.wilson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  100. Tweet: https://twitter.com/Zuzuz_Petalz/status/389520106612482048

    zuzu.wilson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. I've always been her biggest cheerleader and support her in her endeavors.

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  102. I encourage them to find the courage to persue their dreams.

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  103. I encourage her to follow her interests, she knows she can do anything she wants to through hard work. And anything that is truely something you want is worth it.

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  104. I encourage our children to try new things so they have the opportunity to discover what they really love.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  105. i tell my daughter she can be anything she wants to be


    JEN GERSCH

    JTWARK@MAIL.com

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  106. I encourage my grandkids by giving them unconditional love and being supportive in everything they do.

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  107. I make sure both my kids know that we support them in life, no matter what, they will always have cheerleaders from me and my husband.

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  108. My little girl is 2, so I encourage her to follow her dreams by being silly with her and not making her self conscious about dancing or playing.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  109. we hope that by homeschooling our kids, they will be more encouraged to follow their own dreams pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  110. tweeted https://twitter.com/pryfamily5/status/389821070561128448 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  111. I encourage my children to follow their dreams by supporting them in all their in school and after school activities and helping suggest new activities to inspire them.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  112. I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/389841467818012672

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  113. I encourage my sons to follow their dreams by trying my best to be sure their confidence levels are high by reminding them of all the things they already accomplished and the work they did to get there. I make sure to praise their ideas and efforts along the way and make sure they know they are loved :)

    crystalmethod54751@gmail.com

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  114. I may not always agree with the choices my children make, but no matter what, I support them and they know they can always count on me to be their cheerleader!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  115. To encourage my son I tell him he can do anything he puts his mind and heart too.

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  116. https://twitter.com/AliciaJennette/status/389928642488193024

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  117. i just stand behind them- an anchor helps u feel safer to try new things

    4mariemh at gmaildotcom

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  118. I tell them to never give up no matter how tough it gets, and that I will always be there.

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  119. I currently have no children, although I very much hope that we will be blessed soon. In the mean time, I'm in school to become a teacher and plan to encourage my students to follow their dreams... I will encourage them to work on their weaknesses nicely and will definitely support them in their strengths and encourage them to truly grow within these strengths.

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  120. I try to encourage my boys through example. I always try to show them that the only thing that can hold them back is their own imagination. If they believe in something than their is always a way to make it happen they just have to want it enough to make that dream come true.

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  121. I think exploration is key. Once one of the kids finds an interest, we let them free-form explore the topic and provide resources (websites, books, toys) that help them find out more about it.

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  122. We encourage our children to follow their dreams by trying lots of new experiences. Sometimes their attempts are successful and sometimes they are less so, but they always learn an important lesson about trying their hardest and not being afraid to fail.

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  123. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/390100910270980096

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  124. I have always encouraged our children to dream big and reach for the stars. When they find something they like we all focus our attention on it as to help them follow their dreams!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  125. Keep them away from the TV and encourage educational and fantasy games/activities. When they express dreams from these activities or just on their own always support it, no matter how silly you may feel. That support will grow with them as they mature and when it is time for the real stuff you will have a great relationship based on sharing.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  126. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/390144748993785856
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  127. We encourage our daughter by listening and taking an interest in her activities. We encourage her to explore her interests.

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  128. I like to share stories of inspirational people with them. Ones who have succeeded against any obstacles to live their dreams. I let them know that even someone who is the best at what they do, was not great at first try. I expose them to as many activities as possible, and make sure they give them a good try. Yet, if their heart isn’t in it- I don’t push. I make sure they don’t feel they have failed. That everyone is different, and valuable, in their own way.


    fatesfrost@gmail.com

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  129. Tweet-
    https://twitter.com/maxfate/status/390153365457362944

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  130. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/390157576249147392

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  131. We encourage our daughter by being supportive and offering praise and encouragement.

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  132. Take them to different types of activites, parks, museams, libraries so that they might explore things that interest them.
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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  133. tweeted: https://twitter.com/iiiyadirf/status/390166333289013248
    Michelle Tucker
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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  134. I encourage them to go for what they believe in

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  135. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/390170493900189696
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  136. I plan on unschooling, letting them learn what they like and focus on their passions instead of forcing them to do things they aren't interested in

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  137. I tell my kids to do whatever makes them happy.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  138. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/390193300814045184

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  139. I do my best to keep them motivated towards them reaching their dreams. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

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  140. https://twitter.com/lexbaylor27/status/390208482491633664 lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

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  141. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/bargainelf/statuses/390219798509932544

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  142. I encourage my boys to follow their hearts and try to achieve their dreams. I let them know it’s okay to fail sometimes, because the only true failure is to never have tried.

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    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/390223391103258624

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  144. I don't have children but I find that keeping a positive attitude always helps.

    wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  145. https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/390257639625461760

    wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  146. I let them know anything is possible if they believe in it and that I believe in them and will always be behind them.

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  147. I teach them and support them.

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  148. I encourage her to join and participate in different clubs and events. And I praise her for the good work.

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