Archive for January, 2009

Posted in child education, parenting tips, single parenting on January 31, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

A fantatic list put together by Parentwonder – these are just a few of the vast library!

General Parenting Tips

1. Speaking So Kids Will Listen – 25 simple ways to get your message across to kids – By Michael Grose. Ever said this to your kid: “I have told you a million times can you just turn that TV down!” If so, this ebook will show you a better to get cooperation from kids without saying this. Plus other great tips like building confidence and self-esteem in children, talking about sex, drug and violence, and more. PDF file. 18 pages.

2. Raising Children Network: Make a Book – You can select and make your own books. Select from various stages of development and individual chapters, then the book appears as you requested. Very cool! However, only Baby & Child Books available now:

  • Newborns (0-3 months) – Essential information on caring for a newborn baby
  • Babies (3-12 months) – What to expect during the sitting and crawling phase
  • Toddlers (1-3 years) – A guide to parenting when your child discovers her own two feet
  • Preschoolers (3-5 years) – The basics on helping your child thrive during the preschool years
  • School age (5-8 years) – Essential information to help your child make the most of the early school years

3. Backpack Buddies Fact Sheet Index – By Ohio State University Extension. PDF files. Topics include:


  • Get Off To a Good Start
  • Nurturing Your Child’s Self-Esteem
  • Helping Your Child Succeed In School
  • Holiday Stress Busters for Big and Little People
  • Discipline and Your Child
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Reading Skills and Journal-Keeping
  • Caution–Is Your Home Safe?
  • Summer Activities for Fun and Learning

First Grade:

  • Dealing With Morning Madness
  • Understanding Sibling Rivarly
  • Good Study Habits and Homework
  • Holidays–What A Great Time!
  • Keeping Our Children Safe
  • Setting Limits with Your Children
  • Nutritious Food For Cool Kids
  • Children’s Friendships
  • Fun Summer Time Activities and Games

4. Monitoring your child’s growth and development – A quick run down of what to monitor from birth to 4 years old. PDF file. 3 pages.

5. The Bully – Make Sure Your Child Knows How to Handle Bullies – An interactive book with nice pictures on what to do for bully victims and parents. A bully quiz for children as well as for parents and educators. EXE file. 46 pages.

6. Tantrums – By Parenting SA. What parents can do when tantrums happen? Big and small. PDF file. 4 pages.

7. Understanding Children: Disciplining your preschooler – By Iowa State University. This books discusses topics like what a toddler wants, communicating with a toddler, time-out and spanking. PDF file. 4 pages.

8. Understanding Children: Sibling Rivalry – By Iowa State University. 9 awesome tips on handling conflict between siblings. One of the tips is to leave your kids alone and let them work it out for themselves. PDF file. 4 pages.

9. Discipline: Help your children develop feelings of self-esteem – By New Mexico State University. “Children develop feelings of self-esteem, competence, independence, cooperation and responsibility when they grow up with guidelines. Two effective ways to discipline children and create sensible guidelines are through rewards and punishment.” The ebook includes ten rules of discipline and how to handle parenting differences. PDF file. 4 pages.

10. How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night
– By Permanente Medical Group. 4 strategies on getting your baby to sleep uninterrupted and its pros and cons respectively. PDF file. 4 pages.

11. Balance Your Life: The Complete Guide to Managing Work and Family – By Golden Goose Ventures. From the page: How would you like to get control of your life? Stop working those 80 hour weeks. Get to know your family again. Get some FUN and FREE TIME into your life. Excellent advice. PDF file. 51 pages.

12. The Kids Are Driving Me Crazy – By Lisa Barker. An ebook excerpt from Just Because Your Kids Drive You Insane…Doesn’t Mean You Are A Bad Parent! Not quite a how-to book but a funny tale of how kids can really mess things up and challenges a mother faces. Lisa has a great sense of humor. PDF file. 60 pages.

Dance in our footseps DVD – Dzagbe Cudjoe,

Posted in dance in our footsteps, Dance your way to health, dzagbe cudjoe, gem from ghana, traditional african dance on January 31, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

In this DVD –

Learning some traditional dances in the Northern Region of Ghana.
Further details;

Dance in Our Footsteps – A fun DVD introduction to African dance

African dance is the perfect antidote to stress and that down-in-the-dumps feeling. Give yourself a tonic which leaves your mind, body and spirit feeling refreshed and invigorated. Dance to the exhilarating rhythms of Africa.

This DVD Dance Video offers a demonstration of the featured dances. It is not intended as a conventional instructional product. Enjoy yourself while experiencing the de-stressing and pleasurable effects of African dance. Try and copy the dancers if you wish or just use their movements and the music to inspire you to create your own authentic, original dance. But most importantly have fun and if possible have a party at the same time.

Free Parenting eBooks

Posted in child disorder ebooks, free divorce ebooks, free ebooks, free parenting ebooks, homeschooling ebooks on January 31, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

The following eBooks are provided free of charge for your information and
reference. Please note that the content of the eBooks does not necessarily
reflect my own personal views, and my providing the eBooks does not
necessarily indicate an endorsement to the author of the publication, their
affiliated websites, or the contents thereof. This page will be updated regularly
as new publications become available.


Top 20 WordPress Plug-ing

Posted in Blogroll on January 31, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

I was reading Alvin’s Blog at and was reading one of his blog articles entitled:

The Top 20 WordPress Plugins

Which I thought You May Find It Useful For You Too.  Well worth making a visit for this and all the other absolutely awesome information you can get…

Check Out This Blogger, He Made 6 Figures Online!

Posted in Blogroll on January 31, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

I was reading Alvin’s Blog at and was reading one of his blog articles entitled:

This Will Be My Last Cheque From Clickbank

Which I thought Very Useful if you’re new to marketing.  Alvin’s blog has some superb information and free download eBooks that will answer everyone’s questions.  I’m a clickbank affiliate and I didn’t know that they did direct deposits lol…  mind you that might be because they don’t do it in South Africa. 😦

Well worth a read.

An Introduction to Author Homayun Ahmadi

Posted in adult education, authors, book publishers, Health, Inspirational, life, Motivational with tags , , on January 30, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

Dr. Homayun Ahmadi is a medical doctor married with a family of five. He qualified in medicine 15 years ago and practiced in both Afghanistan and Pakistan before arriving to Australia in July 2003.

A conscientious worker and humanist Dr. Ahmadi`s work and service is focused on helping those with the greatest needs either in health or social field .In this respect he become a member of the Afghan Human Rights Organization & Environmental Protection .

He worked with Rural Development of Maihen (RDM) as a facilitator / lecturer in Teacher Training Workshops. He became a member of the Drug Awareness Program for Afghan Refugee.

He extended his writing when he was in Pakistan. In early 2003, he was elected as an assistant manager of Tanwer Newspaper by the staff committees of this publishing organization.

He has worked with IRC/ PARP, RDM, ACF, MSF and ERU as a medical coordinator and programme supervisor for more then two years.

As a result of frequent requestd from the medical faculty, he commenced lecturing on internal diseases for the students at the University of Balkh. His warm personality, sense of humour and great kindness convinced the government to select him as a chief of the Medical Faculty.

In addition Dr. Ahmadi has had interests in sports and he has trained in Martial Arts. He trained many people in this area and encouraged the younger generation to engage in sport .He has also authored 20 books, transcribed into in many languages about health, sports, social and religious matters.

Dr Ahmadi’s latest publication The Value of Peace in Human Rights has been published by Eloquent Books.  To read more click on the image.

The Right Estimation TRE

Posted in authors, bible & religion, Family, life, parenting, Recommended Publications, south africa with tags , , on January 28, 2009 by Donnette E Davis

Hallo Everybody

I am sending you this e-mail to let you know that I have stated a new website that can be found at The purpose of the site is to give you some insight into what is happening in the part of South Africa where I am involved.

You receive this mail either because you are a friend or we have had communication with regards to Plumbline Ministries Material (Arthur Burk) in South Africa.

If you have Glory Stories or other insights to share, please send it to me. It can be in either English or Afrikaans.

If you have friends who you believe could benefit from visiting the site, please also let them know.
Please note that the website is a work in progress, just like I am, so if you think something is not perfect, it probably isn’t.
If you do not receive this e-mail, please let me know as soon as possible.

Thank you


The Right Estimation (TRE)
Tel. no: 012 664 0710
Fax. no.: 0866892624
Cell.: 083 384 0549 (Niell)
Cell.: 083 290 6392 (Marie)
E-mail: (Niell)
E-mail: (Marie)
Postal Address: PO Box 14253, Lyttleton, 0140

For more information on Arthur Burk or Plumbline Ministries see:
If you have any specific questions with regards to Arthur’s plans or teachings, or would like to share your glory stories or dreams with him, I encourage you to use the “contact us” button on the Plumbline Ministries website above.

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