Tuesday, December 2, 2014
We want to call your attention to the "yellow box" on the Valuesparenting.com home page where you can "Keep up with us" and click to the various TV, blog, and other media things we are doing.
As our "Christmas Gift" to valuesparenting.com members and our other friends and followers, we've started a couple of new things that we think will be helpful to parents in their parenting. Both are "quick studies" where you can get a good family "recipe" or idea without spending a lot of time on it. Just go to the yellow "keep up with the Eyres" box on the home page and click on the new "parenting podcast" link. It will take you to our new youtube channel where you will get little 5 minute video podcasts on things like talking to your kids about sex and establishing family traditions.
Then click on the "family share" articles link which will take you to short, proven marriage and parenting ideas that you can try quickly, just like a new recipe. Many of them will be seasonal, like the one on how to separate Santa from Jesus so that kids will not stop believing in one when they stop believing in the other.
We have not publicized the youtube channel or the familyshare articles very much yet, because we want you, our members and friends, to try them out first. Please send along your feedback and comments on them both.
And most importantly, have a great holiday and Christmas season with your family!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Well, we hope you had a happy Halloween, but to be honest, it is not our favorite holiday (see our latest article and there is also a good Joy School article there by the way)--our favorite is Thanksgiving. You may already know how partial we are to Thanksgiving because of the annual Thanksgiving card we always send out. It is (or can be) the most wonderful family holiday of gathering and of love-sharing!
In fact, we love Thanksgiving so much that we now have a brand new book out called The Thankful Heart. It will be of special interest to you because it kind of charts our own family's journey into the joys of thanks-giving--a journey that has lasted 40 years! We also love that the photos in the book (there are lots of them) were taken by our daughters Saydi, Shawni, and Eva and by our sons Eli and Josh!
Let us also update you on a couple of other things: Joy School 2.0 (fully updated and modernized) is well on its way toward being totally re-written and re-organized for next year. It will retain all of its wonder and the original Joy that has always attracted parents and kids. But it will be written for this decade and for today's kids and parents. You are gonna love it! When you think about it, Joy School was ahead of its time--it has always provided a less expensive and more effective way for moms to teach and for preschoolers to have a great and joyful experience. But it is now better than ever because everything can be obtained and shared on line!
The other thing we want to share this month is the growing synergy between what we do at valuesparenting.com and what our daughters are doing for parents on their blogs and websites. Honestly, sometimes it takes our breath away to see how perfectly their ideas and approaches fit today's world and today's families!
If you haven't discovered them, take a quick look at looslifamily.blogspot.com, http://www.71toes.com/, http://powerofmoms.com/, http://drippingwithpassion.
Thanks for being great parents, and thanks for staying in touch with us and with valuesparenting.com
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Would you just take five minutes and have a look at www.The-Turning.com. It's updated and improved now, and it illustrates that the new book is just the tip of the iceberg and that the iceberg is a movement toward strengthening families across the globe.
On www.The-Turning.com you can see graphic representations of some of the most frightening statistics about family deterioration; you can see the first 40 pages of the book; you can do one-touch send-outs of facebook and twitter messages; you can click to directly order the book at a discount on Amazon, and most importantly, you can sign up for Team Turning which will keep you posted on this whole movement as it evolves.
We would appreciate it so much if you would do that, and if you would quickly forward this message on to as many friends and family members as you can. The month of August is the key to everything, because it is the launch of this movement and because if enough books are pre ordered, it will debut in September on the bestseller lists and thus reach many more parents
We know it sounds a little corny, but we really do believe that the one way this world will be saved is "one family at a time." Please help us with "Turning the Hearts."
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
What a great year this will be! We are excited to be criss-crossing the world and meeting with great parents everywhere. We continue to be amazed at how much in common you have with other parents. No matter what your economic and political and religious differences are, just the fact that you have kids gives you so much more in similarities than you have in differences.
We will be in a dozen different countries in this first quarter of 2014, and will love meeting and sharing with parents at each stop. And we are so grateful for Valuesparenting.com so that when we leave, we don't really have to say goodbye!
It will also be a great year for new books. We have two coming out this fall, one called Turning the Hearts which is a "why-to" book on families. We have been working long and hard on this one, because we think parents need to understand the world their kids are growing up in and to appreciate how this old world can only be saved one family at a time. We can't wait to have this book out and to give you a chance to read it.
The second book is more personal. As most of you know, we have written and sent out a Thanksgiving poem each year for more than 40 years. We are now drawing on our four decades of reflection on the beauty and importance of Thanks-Giving and putting it in a book aimed at helping people develop and hone a deeper and sharper sense of gratitude. Excited to share this one with you too!
Every parent who reads this will be in a different stage with different pressing problems and opportunities. Thanks for being part of the wonderful community of valuesparenting members. Stay in touch, and lets all make this the best year yet!
Friday, November 8, 2013
It seems amazing to all of us that we are now well into yet another school year! Where we live, snow has already fallen, and we are preparing for the holiday season!
Amazing how time flies.
But we love this time of year, as we progress into a new school year and as we get ready to wrap up 2013 and to dive into 2014. Our goal is to make valuesparenting.com even more useful to parents. Let us remind you of a few things--you loyal valuesparenting members:
1. Our weekly syndicated column in the Deseret News can be accessed with a simple click from the yellow box on the valuesparenting.com homepage. This column is one of our favorite ways to fight for the family and may be the quickest way for you to keep up with and give us feedback on our latest thoughts.
2. You can also listen to us live on BYU Radio each Monday at 6 MST, and the show is also rebroadcast all week. We call the show "Eyres on the Road" since we usually do it live from whatever location we are in--usually speaking or presenting to audiences of conscientious parents and grandparents.
3. Linda's blog and several other current things can also be clicked to from that yellow box on the vp homepage.
This year, we are going to make more and more parenting helps free to everyone, vp member and nonmember alike. For example, the full dialogue for taking to kids about sex (the "big talk") will be on the free part of the vp site. As you also know, most of our books are also now free on EyresFreeBooks.com. Our whole goal these days is "reach," or getting whatever might help parents to as wide an audience as we can. You can help by sending friends and family to www.EyresFreeBooks.com and to www.valuesparenting.com. It will take all of us working together to win the great fight for families that is raging everywhere in this world!
Keep letting us hear from you! We love the comments that come in from the "contact us" button on this site! We read them all! No delegation on this!
Thanks for being the great parents you are and for doing your part in the larger world by chipping away and helping where you can to FORTIFY FAMILIES by celebrating commitment, popularizing parenting, bolstering balance, validating values, and glorifying grandparenting! (that last one is our new favorite!)