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April 2017 Newsletter

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Switching from Imposing Discipline to Promoting Responsibility

No one has an inherent desire to obey—to be told what to do—not even children. However, when responsibility is promoted, obedience follows as a natural by-product.

Of course, learning how to promote responsibility in others takes practice and patience. Going from the mindset of imposing discipline to one of promoting positivity, offering choices, and asking reflective questions takes time. No matter how long you’ve been parenting, teaching or supervising, making the switch to the new methodology will be fraught with ups and downs. The key is to be persistent.… >>>

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March 2017 Without Stress Newsletter

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When raising and disciplining children, many teachers and parents rely on rules. They devise rules for homework, rules for chores, rules for behavior, and so on.

In practice, however, the use of the term “rules” is often counterproductive. Rules are used to control—not inspire. Although essential in games, rules are counterproductive in relationships.

Think of it this way: If a rule is broken, a mindset of enforcement is naturally created. The adult’s thinking goes something like, “If I don’t do something about this, it will occur again and I’ll lose my authority.” The situation between the adult and child immediately becomes adversarial. Read More>>>

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February 2017 Newsletter


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Promoting responsibility – Choices
Offering choices is quite easy since choices are always available once you consider that not making a choice is also a choice.

Improving relationships between teachers and students

How do you deal with the impulsive students?

If you find that disciplining your children and fostering a sense of responsibility in them is stressful or unsuccessful, the use of traditional parenting approaches may be the problem. … >>>

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Without Stress Newsletter – January 2017

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Without Stress Newsletter – December 2016

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Volume 16 Number 12 December 2016
Newsletter #185

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Welcome
  2. Reducing Stress
  3. Promoting Responsibility
  4. Increasing Effectiveness
  5. Improving Relationships
  6. Promoting Learning
  7. Parenting Without Stress
  8. Discipline without Stress (DWS)
  9. What People Say

1. WELCOME

MONTHLY QUOTE:

Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.
—Winston Churchill
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The eBook version of LIVE WITHOUT STRESS: HOW TO ENJOY THE JOURNEY will soon be available online at Amazon’s Kindle store for $9.99. Comments from people who have read the draft are available.

CONTENTS:
Part I INSIGHTS THAT REDUCE STRESS
1 Assumptions
2 The Brain-Body Connection
3 External vs. Internal Motivation

Part II PRACTICES THAT REDUCE STRESS
4 Positivity
5 Choices
6 Reflection

Part III APPLICATIONS THAT REDUCE STRESS
7 … >>>

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November 2016

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Volume 16 Number 11 November 2016
Newsletter #184

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Welcome
  2. Reducing Stress
  3. Promoting Responsibility
  4. Increasing Effectiveness
  5. Improving Relationships
  6. Promoting Learning
  7. Parenting Without Stress
  8. Discipline without Stress (DWS)
  9. What People Say

1. WELCOME

MONTHLY QUOTE:

If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone.
—Maxwell Maltz

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To celebrate the upcoming holidays of gratitude and giving, I have set aside a limited number of books. I am offering both my hard cover education book and my hard cover parenting book at substantial discounts:  the education book of $39.95 for $19.98 and the parenting book of $29.97 for $19.97. Act early before supplies run out: Piper Press.

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In last month’s newsletter, I mentioned that I would … >>>

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October 2016


Volume 16 Number 10 October 2016
Newsletter #183

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Welcome
  2. Reducing Stress
  3. Promoting Responsibility
  4. Increasing Effectiveness
  5. Improving Relationships
  6. Promoting Learning
  7. Parenting Without Stress
  8. Discipline without Stress (DWS)
  9. Reviews and Testimonial

1. WELCOME

MONTHLY QUOTE:

If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.
—Neil Simon

I have taken a risk. Since I have written two books about reducing stress and will soon publish “LIVE WITHOUT STRESS: How to Enjoy the Journey,” I have taken the risk of changing my prime website. My resources, blogs, Wednesday’s tips and this newsletter are all being transferred to my the new website. (The hurricane in the Southeastern seacoast of the United States may slow the process.)

My … >>>

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Without Stress Newsletter – September 2016


Volume 16 Number 9 September 2016
Newsletter #182 Archived

 IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Welcome
  2. Reducing Stress
  3. Promoting Responsibility
  4. Increasing Effectiveness
  5. Improving Relationships
  6. Promoting Learning
  7. Parenting Without Stress
  8. Discipline without Stress (DWS)
  9. Reviews and Testimonial

1. WELCOME

MONTHLY QUOTE:

“They said I couldn’t sing, but they didn’t say I didn’t sing.”
—Meryl Streep after singing at Carnegie Hall from the movie “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Recently published Without Stress Tips:
28. Stress and Driving
29. Stress and Consistency
30.The Bible and Stress
31. Reduce Stress by Education
32.Focus to Reduce Stress
http://withoutstresstips.com

PiperPress has been updated so viewers can now easily see the FREE downloads.

2. REDUCING STRESS

I received the following email last week and include it in this section because it … >>>

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Without Stress Newsletter – August 2016


Volume 16 Number 8 August 2016
Newsletter #181 Archived

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Welcome
  2. Reducing Stress
  3. Promoting Responsibility
  4. Increasing Effectiveness
  5. Improving Relationships
  6. Promoting Learning
  7. Parenting Without Stress
  8. Discipline without Stress (DWS)
  9. What People Are Saying

1. WELCOME

MONTHLY QUOTE:
Growth is its own reward.

A few months ago I started to share my experience in Finland and their educational system. However, so many projects have intervened since that I regret not posting the other articles and explaining the reasons that Finland’s educational system performs with the best countries in the world. The articles can be read by searching  at WithoutStress in the upper right corner for “Finland.”

Recently published Without Stress Tips:

24 Action Without Thought
25 Perfectionism
26 Vision, Success, … >>>

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Without Stress Newsletter – July 2016

WITHOUT STRESS NEWSLETTER
Volume 16 Number 7 July 2016
Newsletter #180 Archived

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Welcome
  2. Reducing Stress
  3. Promoting Responsibility
  4. Increasing Effectiveness
  5. Improving Relationships
  6. Promoting Learning
  7. Parenting Without Stress
  8. Discipline without Stress (DWS)
  9. What People Are Saying

1. WELCOME

MONTHLY QUOTE:
Success in life is not in knowing the right answer; it’s in knowing how to ask the right question.
—Harry Wong

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Recently published Without Stress Tips:

20 How to Avoiding Saying “NO”
21 How to Handle a Monkey
22 Sitting Is the New Smoking
23 Your Subconscious and Expectations
WithoutStressTips.com

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My books “Discipline [and Teaching] Without Stress” and “Parenting Without Stress” will be joined this year by my newest book, “Live Without Stress.” So, I have changed … >>>

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Discipline Without Stress Newsletter – June 2016

PROMOTING RESPONSIBILITY & LEARNING
Volume 16 Number 6 June 2016
Newsletter #179 Archived

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Welcome
  2. Promoting Responsibility
  3. Increasing Effectiveness
  4. Improving Relationships
  5. Promoting Learning
  6. Parenting
  7. Discipline without Stress (DWS)
  8. Reviews and Testimonials

1. WELCOME

MONTHLY QUOTE:

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion
—Dale Carnegie

This quotation is from Chapter 25, “Dealing with Difficult People,” of my book in process (26 of 27 chapters completed), “LIVE WITHOUT STRESS: HOW TO ENJOY THE JOURNEY.”

If you are interested in learning more about the book and reading a free chapter, view here. If you would like to be informed when this book is available, just send email to mailto:marv@withoutstress.com with … >>>

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Discipline Without Stress Newsletter – May 2016

PROMOTING RESPONSIBILITY & LEARNING
Volume 16 Number 5 May 2016
 
Newsletter #178 Archived

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Welcome
  2. Promoting Responsibility
  3. Increasing Effectiveness
  4. Improving Relationships
  5. Promoting Learning
  6. Parenting
  7. Discipline without Stress (DWS)
  8. Reviews and Testimonials 

1. WELCOME

MONTHLY QUOTE:

A failure is just a lesson to learn for the next round.
—Daniel Goleman
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DISCIPLINE ONLINE ELEARNING has been updated with six of the 54 modules now available to view. Link to FREE TRIAL

On April 30, I presented a three-hour seminar to counselors, teachers, and parents in the Los Angeles area. I offered a special rate for the eLearning program to the 100 participants a $99.50. Since repetition is the mother of learning and since most people need to have a … >>>

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Discipline Without Stress Newsletter – April 2016

PROMOTING RESPONSIBILITY & LEARNING
Volume 16 Number 4 April 2016
 
Newsletter #177 Archived

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Welcome
  2. Promoting Responsibility
  3. Increasing Effectiveness
  4. Improving Relationships
  5. Promoting Learning
  6. Parenting
  7. Discipline without Stress (DWS)
  8. Reviews and Testimonials 

1. WELCOME

MONTHLY QUOTE:

“When the only tool you have is a hammer, it is tempting to treat everything as if it were a nail.”
—Abraham Maslow

Where there is no participation by the one being disciplined, ownership will be lacking. When there is no ownership, there will be no lasting change.
—Marvin Marshall

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The Discipline Without Stress eLearning program has been updated with a number of free short modules to view.
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The charity for USA schools has also been updated:

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Discipline Without Stress Newsletter – March 2016

PROMOTING RESPONSIBILITY & LEARNING
Volume 16 Number 3 March 2016
 
Newsletter #176 Archived

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Welcome
  2. Promoting Responsibility
  3. Increasing Effectiveness
  4. Improving Relationships
  5. Promoting Learning
  6. Parenting
  7. Discipline without Stress (DWS)
  8. Reviews and Testimonials 

1. WELCOME

MONTHLY QUOTE:

The direction that the corners of your mouth point will be the way your day will go.

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Discipline Online has been completely revised. You will find the site easier to navigate, more pleasurable to read, and more efficient to use.

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Wednesday’s short free tips so far:

1 The Problem with Telling People What to Do
2 Reduce Stress with Collaboration Not Domination
3 Having a Mindset of Making a Contribution Enhances Life
4 Reduce Power Struggles to Reduce Stress
5 Benjamin … >>>

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Discipline Without Stress Newsletter – February 2016

PROMOTING RESPONSIBILITY & LEARNING
Volume 16 Number 2 February 2016
 
Newsletter #174 Archived

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Welcome
  2. Promoting Responsibility
  3. Increasing Effectiveness
  4. Improving Relationships
  5. Promoting Learning
  6. Parenting
  7. Discipline without Stress (DWS)
  8. Reviews and Testimonials 

1. WELCOME

MONTHLY QUOTE:

 “Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.”
—Abraham Lincoln

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Since this newsletter is being distributed on the anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, a few comments about him are worth sharing.

On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in the backwoods of Kentucky. Growing up on pioneer farms in Kentucky and Indiana, he received almost no formal education but was self-taught devouring book after book.

He moved to Illinois in 1830 and … >>>

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Discipline Without Stress Newsletter – January 2016

PROMOTING RESPONSIBILITY & LEARNING
Volume 16 Number 1 January 2016
 
Newsletter #174 Archived

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Welcome
  2. Promoting Responsibility
  3. Increasing Effectiveness
  4. Improving Relationships
  5. Promoting Learning
  6. Parenting
  7. Discipline without Stress (DWS)
  8. Reviews and Testimonials 

1. WELCOME

MONTHLY QUOTE:

You are who you are when no one is watching you.
—Anonymous

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A rat used for experimental purposes was returned to his cage.
He explained to his fellow rats, “You know, I’ve got Dr. Skinner conditioned.”

“How so?” asked his fellow rats.

“Well, every time I press the bar, he gives me food.”

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year to the thousands of subscribers from around the world who join me in promoting responsibility and learning. This begins the sixteenth year … >>>

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Dr. Marvin Marshall
P.O. Box 2227
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Phone: 714.220.1882
marv@marvinmarshall.com
Piper Press
P.O. Box 2227
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Phone: 559.805.1389
order@piperpress.com